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1000 dollar budget

so i found out today that it has a splitfire engine with the eight plug. i think i will have a 1000 dollar budget to work with to make teh engine roar. What would be the best upgrades for the money??
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post #2 of 15 Old April 20th, 2007, 12:37 AM
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post #3 of 15 Old April 20th, 2007, 01:18 AM
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putting a turbo on a dual-plug can be done but it's a real big pain in the ass.with a thousand bucks to spend I would look for a turbo-coupe engine .

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post #4 of 15 Old April 20th, 2007, 02:24 PM
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gears are a def but i wud never put nitrous in a 2.3 w/o forged internals

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gears are a def but i wud never put nitrous in a 2.3 w/o forged internals
why?? it doesnt do no motor damage

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the hell it doesnt.. 2.3s hate nitrous

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uhh not really...my buddy has a bottle fed 2.3

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forged internals? i kno ive read about many 2.3s that hav been melted by the bottle

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no, bone stock except for a cam and a cold air intake and was bottle fed, 210hp

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ew i dont like ur avatar

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your profile says your out in Virginia.

I was supposed to be headed out to Luray Va 1st week of may to pick up a 88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe with a T5 Behind it for a grand. The guy that has it is a mechanic and hes had it for 3 years because the owner left it.

He's selling it as a parts car but it is fully functional with a 2.3 Turbo engine.

I would have purchased it but I just found a 2.3T mustang here just yesterday and bought it. Let me know if you want it and I can fwd you pics and I can get you in touch with the guy that has it.

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your profile says your out in Virginia.

I was supposed to be headed out to Luray Va 1st week of may to pick up a 88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe with a T5 Behind it for a grand. The guy that has it is a mechanic and hes had it for 3 years because the owner left it.

He's selling it as a parts car but it is fully functional with a 2.3 Turbo engine.

I would have purchased it but I just found a 2.3T mustang here just yesterday and bought it. Let me know if you want it and I can fwd you pics and I can get you in touch with the guy that has it.

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For $1K, I agree that gears would be your best start, but after that I'd put my money on suspension and/or tires. A grand really isn't enough to make signifigant power gains with a 2.3L, so you might as well do the most with the hp you have. I think Maximum Motorsports has a "starter box" for mustang suspension that can get you going on the right path.

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a mustang enthusiast who thinks suspension is important

holy shit

look out! its gonna snow!


when i say shit like that, ppl pretty much jus ignore me. its kinda funny really

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i'd rather have a good handling car then a fast car with poor suspension, i agree with Reverend, go with suspension and gears, then you'll pretty much have alot of wins under belt on the highway especially, but use EBAY!! and use it wisely and im sorry if you dont lke my avatar Stang

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