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My 1998 3.8L Mustang-- Info

Here is what I've planned on doing:
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I have true duals with no connection ( l l ) soon to get X pipe ( X )
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Mac Straight Shot CAI (or is fenderwell worth it, a friend said it's really hard 2 get the the air filter to change it after its in...)
Mac Long Tube Headers
ASP Underdrive Pulleys ( Are the waterpump underdrive and alternator underdrive pulleys worth ordering with the underdrive puleys?).
JET Performance Chip (says it adds 10% more of the hp i already have, which is around 160 since I already put dual exhaust straight out the back with two flowmaster 40s).
4.10 gears (I drive alot of road miles so how much gas mileage diff is it between 3.73 and 4.10--- how much more do u lose having 4.10 than 3.73?).
NoS 100 shot (what is the difference between wet and dry!!!!!!!?).
Traction Lok Unit (Someone actually told me it'll slow me down more than help me when im racing... true..?)
New throttle body (what size is best for me after i have all of this other stuff?).

Thanks for the help whoever answers, please make any suggestions if you have any better items that will give me more horses than what I just listed, other than that, how is my setup looking for my 1998 3.8?
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the x cal2 or livewire are alot better then the jet performance chip

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get the xcal2 + 4.10 gears combo at american muscle ...


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get fenderwell

good headers

yes the extra pullies are worth it only get alt if you have charging issues though

get the x-cal2 it is better and you don't have it permanently on the car

you won't lose enough to matter get 4.10

get a 75 not 100 shot and get wet alittle less harsh on engine

t-lok will do nothing but help whoever told you it will slow you down you need to smack with a v-tec sticker

TB is pointless get a proted and polished one from here
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If you drive a lot of miles go with 3.73
You'll be happy with the underdrive pullies and a tuner. Diablo, Sct, Sniper etc.
Traction lok will definitly help you.
I went with a 65mm throttlebody when I put my cai on.
I have the bbk fenderwell system, All you do is unscrew like 4 bolts to take the air filter out. It can be a pain getting it back in sometimes.
I don't know enough about nos to help you there.
If you get a good bit of money, you could consider a split port head swap and cam. With your other bolt ons this will make the most power

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Green Faleen:"TB is pointless get a ported and polished one from here
www.rpm-mustangs.com"

ok so I looked on rpm-mustangs (i go there often neways) and i look at the TB and it says "half-shafted"... is there a full shafted one thats better or something... what does half-shafted mean. i know what ported and polished is, well polished neways, and i have a basic idea of ported... but whats half shafted

also, thanks for recommending the x-cal2, im going to look in to it right now.

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oh yea, what size throttle body should i get as well.

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With a good tune he could run a 100 shot just fine


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hey youngin will you link me to the deal on the x-cal2 chip and 4.10 gears on am muscle please? cant find

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http://www.americanmuscle.com/xcal-4...r-oil-kit.html


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it says discontinued, and its sooooo expensive. thanks neways

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how much am i lookin at for just the 75 wet shot nos?

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well i doubt ill find one used around here, so new i guess... and when u buy it does it come with the little button u push or do u have to do it manually... like open the bottle urself when u want it..?

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Well there are lots of used nitrous kits on the internet....but new for just the kit with no acessories like from NX would be around $550 or somethin like that...you can find used ones for around $250 that may come with accessories...just check ebay they always have em. O and the thing you are talking about you can buy. Its like a remote that electronically opens the bottle for you, i reocmmend it.


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what do you mean by accessories, like the remote button pushy thingy?

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yes the remote, a bottle warmer, a wot (wide open throttle) switch. Shit like that. Buying the basic kit new you will only get the kit which will allow you to run it...it just wont accomodate your needs as you would like.


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i put up a post on here about my 96 3.8 five speed. check it out. its got a list of what all im about to put in it next week. its titled "Mods going into my car in the next 3 weeks"
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I think halfshafted refers to removing the lip inside the stock one not sure though. And you don't need a size if you get that one it is a ported stock one and that is all you need.


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