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Old 02-02-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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New pistons and rods

Hello everyone I'm looking to upgrade the my pistons and rods on my 96 3.8L mustang. right now it's completely stock on the motor and was wondering what the best option would be for the pistons and rods and where i could get them for a decent price.
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IS something wrong with your engine?
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new engine,1.7 rocker arms,Pipes exhaust, shorty cats , shorty headers,under drive and overdrive pulleys,4.2 upper plenum, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, stage one clutch, shorty shifter, and tune. 8.8 in storage
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No but I'm wanting to add more hp and want to make sure that the pistons and rods will be able to handle it

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Go with Eagle or Manley forged rods and pistons. If you go with forced induction then get some dished pistons for a lower compression.
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The best mod for more hp for your Mustang is a split port swap.
96 single port 150 hp 215 tq
99-04 split port swap.......... can be done to your engine 190 hp 210 tq
Windstar swap with split port lower intake 200 hp 240 tq
new pistons will help with the 10-15% hp lost over time
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