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ron
03-23-2004, 06:06 PM
My goal for my new "04 is at least 500hp and 500fp at the rear wheels. The car is 100% stock with the exception of a K&N air filter in the car's original housing.
I would like to proceed in a logical manner with bolt-ons only at this point. Please any one with the knowledge and experience of doing this tell me what you did, what order you did things and what the results were.Be specific with brand names and item numbers if you can. I would like to start out with a few upgrades at first and then work my way to the finished package over time.
Thankyou to any and all who reply.
Thanks,
Ron

davelegguy
03-24-2004, 01:37 PM
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Hello and welcome,

I dyno'd at 516 rwhp and 486 rwtq (sae) with the following bolt ons bassani exhaust (stock headers) kenne bell blowzilla with 15 lb pulley (as high as you can go on 93 octane) kenne bell boost-a spark kenne bell dual tune chip and boost-a-pump (pump and chip are included with the blower kit) The air fuel ratio was fat across the full rpm range. I also added an autometer shift light,vaccum/boost gauge and fuel preassure gauge to make sure I can keep an eye on those systems. I also added a kenne bell cold air kit and a set of denso iridium spark plugs 2 heat ranges colder as per kenne bells reccomendation. It runs smoother than stock and picked up 30 hp at the bottom end just due to less parasitic loss from the more efficient autorotor blower and has a straight flat torque curve with no drop off at high rpm's

ron
03-25-2004, 07:19 PM
Dave,

Thanks for the info. I spent lots of time on the Kenne Bell web site. There's lots of info there that go against what I've been reading elsewhere. I've got lots of research to do yet.
Thanks,
Ron
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Hello and welcome,

I dyno'd at 516 rwhp and 486 rwtq (sae) with the following bolt ons bassani exhaust (stock headers) kenne bell blowzilla with 15 lb pulley (as high as you can go on 93 octane) kenne bell boost-a spark kenne bell dual tune chip and boost-a-pump (pump and chip are included with the blower kit) The air fuel ratio was fat across the full rpm range. I also added an autometer shift light,vaccum/boost gauge and fuel preassure gauge to make sure I can keep an eye on those systems. I also added a kenne bell cold air kit and a set of denso iridium spark plugs 2 heat ranges colder as per kenne bells reccomendation. It runs smoother than stock and picked up 30 hp at the bottom end just due to less parasitic loss from the more efficient autorotor blower and has a straight flat torque curve with no drop off at high rpm's

davelegguy
03-26-2004, 12:30 PM
I have done a lot of research and I think that 5.0 mustang and a couple of other mags do a great job of evaluating other combinations of mods I think another avenue to explore is to have the eaton case modified by apert and go the smaller pulley route I think then you have to increase the size of your heat exchanger and change the tune so you don't go lean at the low end. I don't believe everything I read on any suppliers web site (kenne bells included) and fomoco won't want to take care of you if you go boom but there are guy's out there getting 1000 hp with stock internals/bigger blowers and not blowing things up. I feel pretty safe at 500-600 hp. I can't believe I wrote that, these hp levels are unreal I'm gonna be bummed when my oldest son get his license I'll have to lock my cars in a gun cabinet or something. ;)