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Old 04-10-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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upgrades for my mustang

Not long after I bought it, I deleted the resonator with a ford racing x-pipe and put on a pair of ford racing sport mufflers by borla. I also installed the short throw shifter and the shifter support bracket from blowfish racing. This past Saturday I put on an airiad modular intake tube and an AEM dry flow filter. I also have an 87 mm throttle body from the GT350 engine (the stock one is 80 mm) and custom tunes to accommodate the larger TB waiting to be installed. I bought the wrong adapter plate for the TB so I'm waiting on the correct one. Turns out the stock 80 mm has a square bolt pattern and so does the 90 mm, but the 87 for the GT350 has a rectangular pattern and I didn't know that until I tried to install it Saturday.
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I got the correct adapter plate today and I installed the 87 mm throttle body today along with the custom tune for the bigger TB. I had to heat the rubber coupler that goes on the TB because it wasn't designed to go on a TB that big. I had to heat it to stretch it out to make it fit, I almost ripped it, it barely stretched that far.
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Well after installing the 87mm TB and the custom tune, I drove it for a couple days and it ran horribly. It would surge and sputter at lower rpm and light throttle opening. It would get better at higher rpm and more throttle opening but I still could feel it surging. Ford's PCM's have a learning feature so I drove it for a few days hoping it would get better, it didn't. So after 3 days of driving it, I decided to return it back to stock and return everything. After I get my money refunded I'm going to get the ford racing power pack #2 which is basically the same as what I had, but with a tune from the engineers at ford so the car will run correctly.
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Well that sucks. Sorry it didn't work out better for you. Were they cool about giving your money back?
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They approved the return on the TB and the airiad intake tube. So I'll get back about 300 bucks. The tune I'll have to eat, and the adapter plate I scratched when I installed it so they won't take it back, but it was only 60 bucks.
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I just ordered the ford racing stage 2 kit, it was 747 otd from Late Model Restoration. Ford claims 21 rwhp with the stage 2, also it adds 40 more ft lbs of torque below 2500 rpm. Just where you want it for a street driven car. LMR did an install and test and they got 26 rwhp out of it. Roughly 30 more crank hp for about $750, not bad.

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I received the stage 2 kit today, took me about an hour to install, and another 45 minutes to download the ford tune and install it. So far first impressions, huge difference under 2500 rpm. It lights up the tires at will now in first and second gear.
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I ordered a Classic Design Concepts (CDC) convertible light bar today. CDC makes them for every body style mustang convertible from the fox body up to the new ones.

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That will look nice. Is it a roll bar to?
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There is a steel tube inside it but it's not very thick walled and is not certified for rollover protection, it's mostly for looks.
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