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Old 06-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #51
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LoL probably should say If you wanna go fast for cheap build a chevy...thats why I have an 83 camaro
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #52
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It isnt always cheap for a chevy lol, right now helpin a family member build his 02 single cab stepside gmc, just your typical 408 with a 91mm attached and a powerglide lol this truck is no where near cheap lil over 2 yrs into it and jus got it moving on its own, but it was cheaper then his 04 88mm turbo'd lightning lol
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I am going with TCI for the converter inn the mustang. Has 3000 stall should be close to perfect, plus its in a price range I can afford..

As far as the Duratech, IIRC the peak torque is around 4600 rpm. I'd have to look at my dyno to know for sure. That would be insane stall for a family car that has to get the kids to dr's and such
Sounds like the DUratec makes the same peak torque as the Zetec. 4000 stall would be plenty. 3500 would be streetable.

I've heard some so so things about TCI... They seem to make just off the shelve converters and not really designed around your set-up. I like how places like Edge and Yank design the TC around your set-up. I know Andre told me after I filled out my sheet with info he could give me 3500rpm and danm he gave me 3500 on the button. With a TCI they say 3000, but it could be 2800 or 3300 you never know depending on your combo.
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Never heard a bad thing about TCI...I guess every company out there has had so so issues. I am going TCI because of $$$. If It was no issue It would be a Circle D...Not sure If Yank makes a converter for the Mustang


Edit: Yank does not make an off the self for the mustang. Probably get one custom built.

Performance automatics does make an off the self converter
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Circle D ftw!!!
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Never heard a bad thing about TCI...I guess every company out there has had so so issues. I am going TCI because of $$$. If It was no issue It would be a Circle D...Not sure If Yank makes a converter for the Mustang


Edit: Yank does not make an off the self for the mustang. Probably get one custom built.

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Well I guess the feedback I got was it was an okay solution for an off the shelve unit that's not really built around your car and needs. Especially in the Mustang my god the sky is the limit for how radical or tame you wanna go. Not only in terms of stall speed but STR as well. The other thing that sets apart a good converter from a great converter is if it actually improves your trap speed. Regardless that TCI unit is way better then the factory converter anyway so I see your point. I don't think I could drop $800-$1,000 in a converter either. I paid $425 for mine.
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Good luck, interesting project
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Idk how to quote on this aggervating app, but its not set up poorly nor built wrong jus doesnt stay together long, seems to always be problems with it, my motto is ford is good for a fun DD toy, but if you wanna go fast build a chevy
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LSX > Modular motors
SBF > SBC
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Chevy 4 cylinders > Ford 4 cylinders

Motor wise, I like Chevy's newer stuff. The LS motors are awesome engines that can be swapped into dang near anything. The modular motors without a blower are mammoth engines that are expensive and complicated to work on. I like Ford's older pushrod engines though just with Chevy's finer points (HEI distributors, one wire alternators, etc...), Ford tough with Chevy stuff.

There's two dream drag car combinations I would love to have. One would be a fox body with a small block Ford 9.5" deck dart block 380ci, 10.5:1 compression, Yates C3 heads, Super Victor intake, a single LF88 turbo mounted in the front bumper with the exhaust dumped in front of the front tires, 2-speed powerglide with 1.72 first gear, and running on Q16. The second one is a fox body with a 572ci big block Chevy with 13.5:1 compression, conventional heads, custom headers dumped right behind the front tires, and a single NX fogger nitrous kit with a progressive 500 shot also with a 2-speed powerglide with a 1.80 first gear, and running on Q16.

Ford makes the best rear ends, Chevy makes the best transmissions, and the engines are split between and personal preference. Chrysler just kinda fails on all counts. lol Except for making 500ci top fuel engines.

BTW, I grew up in Waynesboro, MS not far from you. Go War Eagles!
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A 13 sec pass is a piece of cake in my focus, granted, I have stuffed 100K into it. Motor from Japan, Brembo Drum to Disc conversion on the rear, lightened flywheel, 2lb rims with High-Performance Low-Profile tires, a twin turbo, and a complete engine rebuild and tuneup. Granted, like I said, I have 100K into the car, but I run low 10's to high 9's. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor, but for your budget and everything else, it will be a challenge.
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A 13 sec pass is a piece of cake in my focus, granted, I have stuffed 100K into it. Motor from Japan, Brembo Drum to Disc conversion on the rear, lightened flywheel, 2lb rims with High-Performance Low-Profile tires, a twin turbo, and a complete engine rebuild and tuneup. Granted, like I said, I have 100K into the car, but I run low 10's to high 9's. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor, but for your budget and everything else, it will be a challenge.


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