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Old 07-04-2008, 04:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, just thought I'd drop by here, I'm Schwaebz's friend (the owner of the 99 Mustang GT).

I've got a 1998 Ford Mustang V6, I've done a lot to it, although gas mileage is a secondary thing to me, I have greatly increased it with my current mods.

Originally my car was a 3.8L v6. I have since stroked the motor out to a 4.2, overbore of about .03 and honed it, that alone drastically increased gas mileage as well as my vehicle's power. Other mods include, a high flow cold air intake, free flowing exhaust (No crossover) just straight pipes back from the cats into mufflers. My car is also lowered so it gets a minor aerodynamic airflow advantage. Lastly I've got 3 custom tunes from Brenspeed. One for economy (for long trips) and two that are interchangeable for performance. I use the SCT X-Cal 2 to change between tunes, I normally run the economy tune unless I'm autocrossing in San Diego, with the economy tune I normally get around 28MPG in the city and about 32MPG on the highway. Who says domestic muscle cars can't get good gas mileage??

My plans are to get underdriver pullies, a higher flowing fuel pump to less restrict the fuel lines, aerodynamic front and rear splitters, and some other modifications.








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Old 07-04-2008, 04:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Before you two showed up I had no idea mustang drivers cared about FE,
haha, like I said FE is a secondary notion to performance, but, it's something we've ALL got to think about. And heck, having to run 91 octane makes me think about fuel efficiency
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! The nose on your Mustang is excellent (very clean lines). And thanks for the advice on under drive pullies. I am adding that to my todo list.

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Welcome to EM! The nose on your Mustang is excellent (very clean lines). And thanks for the advice on under drive pullies. I am adding that to my todo list.

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haha, thank you. It does look much better than the stock front that it had. Cobra bumpers are great on my bodystyle. No problem, glad I could help. I have a feeling I'll be on this site giving out as much advice as possible.

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Old 07-04-2008, 05:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sweet ride, friend of mine has a 1998 GT.. O and does ur friend have one of the Limited Edition Mustang VT's like the news said?
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Wow, nice to see someone pepping up the ol 3.8. On the flip side, how does it run in the 1/4?
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Wow, nice to see someone pepping up the ol 3.8. On the flip side, how does it run in the 1/4?
It's not a drag car so I wouldn't know. I use it for autocrossing. My suspension is built for handling.
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so you bought a 2 cylinder delete version of the mustang lol
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so you bought a 2 cylinder delete version of the mustang lol
and you wrecked yours and now Ed is carrying you on his wing

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