what could i do to my mustang performance wise?

Asked by Nov 27, 2006 at 08:48 AM about the 1998 Ford Mustang

Question type: Car Customization

what can i do to my 1998 ford mustang GT 4.6L performance wise?

and what is the fastest HORSEPOWER and the cheapest?

cheap! cheap!

thank you,
chris

9 Answers

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Not sure about "cheap" but I'd suggest adding a chip to the engine. If you go to ebay and type in "1998 ford mustang gt chip" - you should see many merchants selling chips for that car. Other than that, I'd also suggest new rims and tires - always helps with the handling. good luck lstein

35

It not very cheap but a supercharger will be worth the money in horsepower increase. A cheaper solution is NOS but engine failure is common with these system. Search e-bay motors.

5,035

A good mandrel bent true dual exhaust with an x-pipe and a K&N FIPK Kit will give you the most bang for the buck. I like Flowmasters , but Magnaflows flow more freely supposedly.

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And don't forget a set of 3:55 gears ...

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with checkM8 - a nice set of gears i'd go with 3:73's. takes away from top end, but your take off will be nice, as high as 4:11's even... along with gearing you could just get the typical - Cold air intake, exhaust, and definately look into a programmer for it... if you want to get wild, drop a cam in there - cost upwards of $1500 - $1800 but could very well give you that power you're looking for. CAI and exhaust wouldn't come close to the power increase of the cam... there's some suggestions.

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Cold air intake is always a good choice, as well as the engine chip that was mentioned above. Another thing that you can do is always put a turbo or super charger in it depends if you want more acceleration or top speed.

365

Remove 4.6, drop in Coyote 5L :) Id say forced induction gives ya the best bang for the buck. Or some 3.73 gears.

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no such thing as 'cheap horsepower' now adays, best bang for the buck would be a blower with nitrous

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if your going to go cams get atleast the PI heads from the 99-04 gt and get a typhoon and get the matching intake manifold or if you have a little extra cash get the trick flow intake then do CAI and full exhaust. that should put you over 300+ whp

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