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Old 11-08-2012, 05:27 PM
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I dont think you should start with the engine.First thing to do is the brakes,suspension.Depending on how serious you upgrade the brakes,new wheels might be in order and of course tires. Traction control devices and posi traction as required.
Stage II would be the transmission/engine trans plant,including exhaust upgrades for application.

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I'm not starting with the engine. It needed a new transmission so it could be driven around. I haven't touched the engine or transmission since then.
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I hope you have fab skills. A friend of mine built a twin turbo 347 for his mustang using a fair amount of junkyard parts. He eventually got around the 500hp mark. Auto trans, refurbished/modified diesel truck intercooler, aftermarket heads and some OEM turbos which he later swapped to a big single diesel truck turbo. You could grab 2 turbos for a 2.5L or thereabouts engine, and make it work with what you've got. It'd be fun to drive. Its not the RIGHT way; but its been done 100 times before. With respect to the ecm; there are some backyard tricks which arent efficient or precise, but work.

Every kid says he wants 500hp. Thats nice; but the quickest way to get a kick in the butt is to change the rear gear in your current car and ditch the T5 for a TKO. Add in a hotrod muffler and just drive and enjoy it. If its your only car, adding things like turbos or superchargers and pulling the motor for a rebuild, will quickly get old...you'll end up with a half finished car and probably sell it.
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