I agree for the most part with what he said, but not the order.
Gears are probably best bang for buck if you get a good deal on 'em (& no
tune required.. very safe).
Nitrous probably comes next.... given your motor is in decent condition &
you're not getting greedy with the HP nozzle (ie: run a mild 75 shot instead
of a 150 shot). Nitrous will give you gobs of torque, but yes..you do refill
the bottle. Retarding the timing even with a 75 shot may be required.
A chip is more effective than a CAI, but not by much honestly.. and they are
If the 04 GT was mine & had a manual tranny.. I'd get 3.73 gears,
full-length subframe connectors, 75 shot Zex nitrous w/ bottle heater, Borla
loudmouth catback, H-pipe w/ 2 high-flow cats, Steeda timing adjuster (if
required to change timing)... that'd put me at at least (at flywheel) 345hp
& 390ft-lbs of torque. Of course, it's going to cost a hefty sum too ;). And
then you've got the problem of keeping your lead foot off the pedal... but
it'd make for a helluva Mustang! :)
Melt away the Cellulite with Cellulean!
"Jafo" <jafo551@yahoo.NOSPAM.ca> wrote in message
> Bang for the buck.in this order
> gears 410s or 373s.. you'll need a chip or speedcal to adjust your speedo.
> chip - decent gains but nothing staggering.
> Nitrous - relatively cheap but there are major tuning issues involved
> S/C-Turbo - getting expensive, but along with a good dyno tune will give
> dependable everyday driving results... this is also where a better exhaust
> will help, 'specially a hiflow catted X pipe (or H pipe)
> CAI - underdrive pulleys - not worth the money..I've tried them and really
> wasn't impressed.. they look pretty tho.. spend the money on upgraded
> & struts or upper & lower control arms... .
> Really take a look at where you want to end up.. no point in buying things
> that you'll end up removing in a year or 2. e.g. underdrive pulleys, CAI
> gotta come off to put an S/C on..so theres $600 cdn plus install if
> For my money, I'd start with gears.
> '02 GT Black
> Not eggzackly stock.
> "Mr.~G." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > what the best way to get more performance from a 2004 GT without
> > the bank?
> > - chip?
> > - exhaust?
> > - cold air intake?
> > - nitrous?
> > - super charger?
> > MG