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post #1 of 2 Old February 27th, 2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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1988 Ford Mustang w/ Explorer Intake

I read the article on swapping a Explorer Intake in a 1987 to 1995 Mustang. Since its significantly cheaper than other intakes and still provides a decent amount of power I am planning on purchasing the complete intake (upper and lower) from a 1996 Explorer. However, what throttle body would I need to use? How would I need to adjust or alter the throttle body?

The opening of the Explorer upper intake is 67mm. In that case, would it be wise to purchase a 65mm throttle body? Or should I purchase a 70mm and port the opening to accept this size? Is there a significant loss of TORQUE with the larger throttle body? While I am hunting to generate cheap horsepower, because the car would be my daily autocrosser (NYC streets and import hunter) I do not want to lose ANY torque at all.

Concerning my fear of loss of torque, what suggestions do you have for exhaust mid - pipe? I plan on installing GT40P cylinder heads and FRPP Shorty Headers (no L/T version unless anyone knows a compatible one). But to compliment my intake setup, which would be the best choice - an X-Pipe or an H-Pipe? I realize that there is a rather simple conclusion that X-Pipes provide horses (free flowing) and the H-Pipe helps create more torque, but is that true?
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post #2 of 2 Old February 27th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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i have an explorer and i think it has a 70mm on it with no probs pleny of torque, but i have 4:10's as well

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