Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: San Diego, Ca USA
1. Don't waste your $ on bolt-ons. They always make the car a little more quirky, and when you've bought them all you will have spent more than you would for a power adder, and the power adder will have been faster. Just buy a turbo and gears, and if that isn't enough, do a coyote swap.
2. Don't plan on getting better mpgs. I used to keep precise records of mpgs over the course of years, and I could see the half mpg drop when I installed a larger MAF, more when I installed gears, more when I installed exhaust. I don't know how much mpgs you'll lose with a turbo, but every trip, you're going to spend the gas to move the car like always, but you'll also be raising a twenty pound piece of metal (the turbo) to several hundred degrees.
Nobody buys a mustang for mpgs anyway.
3. If your GT is your daily driver, pick up another sn95, and use it for your DD. Let your GT transition to your Friday/Weekend car. Give it the pampering it deserves, along with the turbo. This way, you'll always have a running car (if a weekend project takes too long).
4. Do it right. Get a quality turbo kit, install it, tune it, and get it running perfectly before your next mod.
5. Does your state do visual inspections for smog? If so, make sure your turbo kit is legal. Otherwise there are lots of legal superchargers.
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