how to beat a 2000 pontica trans am WS6

Asked by Jun 14, 2007 at 06:56 PM about the 2000 Ford Mustang GT

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2000 mustang gt 281 it has 280 hp and 305 tq and I have a friend that wants to race me and i no he will win right now so im holding off he has a 2000 pontiac trans am WS6 w/ 245hp and 265 tq wat do i need to get to get the hp and tq to beat him and wat is the best chip or programmer i could buy to get the most hp and tq. I was thinking of getting a AEM cold air underdrive pulleys JBA headers and magna flow exhaust

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A performance chip would probably be the first thing I would do. It also depends on how much you want to pay for all of these upgrades. is a good place to look for performance parts.

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A 200 ws6 has 305 hp and 350 ft lbs of torque. Your mustang doesn't have 280 horspower and 305 tq if its a stock SOHC i promise. Get a set of headers, 4.10:1 rear gear, throw the cats away...2.5 inch pipes to flowmaster mufflers (or other) and computer tune it, pulley set, and if you can spend some more dough get a set of cams for it. Not too big though, as you would need dyno tuning(get this done if you can anyway) and fuel system mods to support the large cam. Just doing a catback exhaust, pulley set and CAI isnt gonna cut it.

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would probably help if you scrapped your ford and bought a chev...might even up the race abit...

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Throwing out the cats would be illegal though...The only way you have 280 hp is if you've done mods already, a stock gt has 260 and a stock trans am has 320. So even in the case that you have 280 hp, a gain through mods of getting a 60hp increase is going to cost you about $2000 i'd say, given that you buy smart and do all the work yourself. Not worth it for one race if you ask me.


useless post... chevy guy represented by a pic of a baby cat... figures... if we wanted to drop a vette motor into the stangs we would ... but we dont


ok man step 1 intake... cold airs good get the throttle body swapped too... if you got the cash for the cam go for it ... best mod i ever did.. lots more torque and i got my cam for nothing... (buddy totaled his on his first run with it so we pulled it and dropped it in mine hehe... 200 bux haha) ur gonna want to look at bigger injectors 42lb will be enough for anything ur gonna do for a while... ur gonna need new fuel pumps GT40 pumps are great if u can get them... i have a superchips tuner... works GREAT clears obd2 codes holds a bunch of tunes... its perfect... simple to use and cheep to install... big gains with it too... get a pump premium performance tune... or a race gas performance tune if u can get it ... haha or a race tune... there all gonna cost u money though... the 4.10 gears will really throw u back in the seat but i find there too agressive... and for the 'race' your talking about ur gonna run outa top end and hees gonna pull around you... i suggest 3.10 gears or 3.73 gears... easier to live with too... get a set of headers and a exhaust setup if you can get rid of the cats then do it but being legal has something to say for it too... if you want to go really radical then procharge her... but u might want to beef up the internals... and that takes a lot of money too... but basically intake, fuel system with cam, chip exhaust... but if the guys really got it comming to him then add engine internals and a procharge... u gotta realize that hees packing one hella machine with a big engine in it... its sliprier too... oh and get a set of tires... i run BFG g-force sport 245/50 ZR 16s so there not too big but they run about 1200 a set... if u get into twisties then ur gonna have to do suspension mods too...


As a supercharged mustang owner, you will really never be ahead of a ws6 without a power adder like turbo, supercharger or spray. They can make more power n/a than us me, that LS1 is a bad engine.


ive conceded to this fact now too... get heads, cams, a procharger, a tune, 3.73 or 3.53 gears, intake system, and tires... damn ls1...

I have a 2000 gt and have done a lot of work to it. I put a 410 gear in it and a snow methanol kit on it and got 34 more horse power at the tires on the dyno so it was proven not any guessing the numbers don't lie and put a good sticky street tire on it . Because while your buddy is spinning you will be winning

Also the meth kit and the gear was around 600 bucks so not that bad for true numbers at the dyno you will have to have a tuner to have the custom tune for when you wanna run the methanol and it's only around 5 bucks a gallon so it's not that expensive and only uses it when you have that tune set up

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