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Old 04-20-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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My next upgrade? 13 5.0 automatic

Hey what should be my next upgrade? I currently have JLT CAI mac Axle-Back mufflers bama tune. Looking to get a lil faster in the 1/4 mile. Bolt ons no spray right now

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exhaust OR control arms and aluminum driveshaft
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Converter, offroad x,boss intake , tune, and suspension
Then you can do the driveshaft if you want but I would do that last.
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control arms and aluminum driveshaft
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I thought about an x pipe but I think I like the deep tone of the h pipe. Was thinking getting rid of cats

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I thought about an x pipe but I think I like the deep tone of the h pipe. Was thinking getting rid of cats

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I have off road H pipe and LOVE the sound!! No Cats either
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Why would control arms and driveshaft be a waste of money regarding 1/4 mile time? I can understand the thinking there are better places to spend the driveshaft money but they do help allot. Control arms were probably the best thing I did regarding launch traction.
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Why would control arms and driveshaft be a waste of money regarding 1/4 mile time? I can understand the thinking there are better places to spend the driveshaft money but they do help allot. Control arms were probably the best thing I did regarding launch traction.
A drivshaft is worth nothing in the 1/4 mile.

You have a manual, he has an auto. Two totally different things as far as lower control arms are concerned. Unless he is lowered then the LCA's won't really help.
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I haven't lowered anything. That's good info Grabber

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Convertor is the best mod for an auto.

But I have to disagree with Grabber on the aluminum driveshaft.
Taking 20 lbs off of rotation mass will speed up manuals & autos.
It just debatable if its worth $600+.
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But I have to disagree with Grabber on the aluminum driveshaft.
Taking 20 lbs off of rotation mass will speed up manuals & autos.
It just debatable if its worth $600+.
Two years ago I bought one and tested it at the track. Gained absolutely nothing so I sold it to recoupe my money.
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We already had this discussion. You will not notice driveshaft

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Two years ago I bought one and tested it at the track. Gained absolutely nothing so I sold it to recoupe my money.
That's odd, b/c there are tons of other people who did notice small gains, but more importantly a more freely reving engine. Yes, they have timeslips.

LESS WEIGHT IS ALWAYS BETTER. Especially off of rotational & unsprung mass. Its a fact.

I don't think Ford would waste the VERY expensive money on a carbon fiber shaft for the GT500's if there were no tangible benefits. They could have used a heavy one piece steel if they were just looking for a higher hp/strength part.

I've shaved 80 lbs off my car with lightweight parts, plus I took my spare out (another 30+ lbs). So I guess you're going to tell me that minus 110+ lbs won't make my car faster either ?

I've got a few more things planned that will drop another 30-50 lbs with out sacrificing anything visibile. ie: I'll still have my rear seats and all my fancy amenities and sound deadening.
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That's odd, b/c there are tons of other people who did notice small gains, but more importantly a more freely reving engine. Yes, they have timeslips.

LESS WEIGHT IS ALWAYS BETTER. Especially off of rotational & unsprung mass. Its a fact.

I don't think Ford would waste the VERY expensive money on a carbon fiber shaft for the GT500's if there were no tangible benefits. They could have used a heavy one piece steel if they were just looking for a higher hp/strength part.

I've shaved 80 lbs off my car with lightweight parts, plus I took my spare out (another 30+ lbs). So I guess you're going to tell me that minus 110+ lbs won't make my car faster either ?

I've got a few more things planned that will drop another 30-50 lbs with out sacrificing anything visibile. ie: I'll still have my rear seats and all my fancy amenities and sound deadening.
Tons of people huh? Show me some proof.

The GT500 has different reasons for running the carbon fiber driveshaft.

Yes losing weight is always good as I've done some weight reduction myself.
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Hey what should be my next upgrade? I currently have JLT CAI mac Axle-Back mufflers bama tune. Looking to get a lil faster in the 1/4 mile. Bolt ons no spray right now

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Just curios have you data logged with the JLT cai on the car?
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Just curios have you data logged with the JLT cai on the car?
Not yet I need to.

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Tons of people huh? Show me some proof.

Yes losing weight is always good as I've done some weight reduction myself.
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Yes, its on the manufacturer's website. But that's A LOT of testimonials.

They claim faster 1/4 miles and dyno tested HP gains (freed up hp from less weight/resistance). Which is a lot to claim, but it does match up with what a lot of people also experienced if you read around the forums.

I personally have one & can say the noise/vibration is less than stock. And the car FELT (yes, that's subjective) faster. However, I have a fine tuned butt dyno!

You know there's a reason that all $200k+ supercars use all aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium, etc... where ever possible. Really, that's the MAIN performance difference between them & the $60k GT500 (10-20% lighter due to exotic materials). They both have 650+ hp, but the GT500 is fat unbalanced beast.
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Not yet I need to.

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I would sooner than later, they have been known to run lean.
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