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  1. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    Keep in mind that I have a 2003 GT Coupe 5 speed. Let me know what you guys think, specifically about the turbo and drivetrain setup. Also, all the prices listed are the most expensive possible, and i made it that way on purpose. Also, I might change my mind about the exterior of the car so it's not a big deal. And, all of this is to be done over the next couple of years. I also, probably forgot some stuff but not much.

    Well, here it is:

    Stock 4.6 w/stock 2v heads
    249hp
    303tq

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    Bored to 5.0L w/ported 2v Heads / stage 1 cams

    306hp
    331tq

    Seen a 52hp gain and 48tq gain @ 5500rpm

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    Bored to 5.0L w/ported 2v Heads / stage 1 cams / Long Tubes

    315hp
    344tq

    As much as a 16hp gain & 19tq gain through the rpm band

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    Bored to 5.0L w/ported 2v Heads / stage 1 cams / Long Tubes / Bullitt Intake

    332hp
    348tq

    A 23hp & 21tq gain @ 5900rpm with the bullitt intake over the stock intake.

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    Block work: $4,000
    * DSS 4.6 block Race prepped
    * 4340 H beam Forged Rods ARP 2000 bolts
    * Forged pistons
    * New Forged Crankshaft 8 Bolt
    * Torque plate bored & honed
    * Deck equalized
    * ARP main studs
    * Severe duty Moly rings
    * Electronically Balanced
    * Fully blueprinted

    Head Work: $2,320
    * Powerhead Performance heads - $1,275
    * PHP race port - inc.
    * Ferrea oversize intake valves - inc.
    * Ferrea oversize exhaust valves - inc.
    * Ferrea Titanium retainers - $195
    * Ferrea Race valve springs - $100
    * SHM Turbo Cams - $750

    Misc. Engine work: $0
    * Oil Filter Relocation Kit - $0 inc. in TK
    * Battery Relocation Kit - $0 inc. in TK
    * Custom Fabricated Power Steering Reservoir Bracket - $0

    Turbo kit: $7,600
    * Two Garrett T31HF/T04E Turbos Stage III 60-1 wheels
    * HPC Coat of turbos hot side - 2000 Thermal Barrier Coating
    * Custom Fabricated Intercooler
    * Stainless Steel Turbo Headers - mandrel bent
    * Two TiAL 35HP Waste gates - anodized
    * TurboXS Type H-RFL Blow off Valve
    * Custom Down pipes - mandrel bent
    * Custom Turbo(s) to Intercooler Tubing - mandrel bent
    * Custom Intercooler to Intake Tubing - mandrel bent
    * Stainless Turbine Flanges - CNC Cut
    * Stainless Down pipe Flanges - CNC Cut
    * Performance Exhaust Gaskets
    * Reinforced Silicone Hose Connectors
    * Stainless T-bolt Clamps - aircraft grade
    * Dual Oil Feed
    * Dual Water Feed
    * Stainless Braided Oil Lines /w -AN fittings
    * Stainless Braided Water Lines /w -AN fittings
    * All hardware

    Induction: $1,700
    * Bullit Intake Conversion - $1,500
    * BBK 75mm Throttle Body - $200
    * ProM 80mm MAF - $0 inc. in TK
    * K&N Air Filters - $0 inc. in TK

    Fuel System: $250
    * Fuel Rails - $250
    * Fuel Injectors - $0 inc. in TK
    * Acceleronics Controller - allows you to run low impedance injectors - $0 inc. in TK
    * Bosch Fuel Pump - $0 inc. in TK
    * Aeromotive Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator - $0 inc. in TK
    * Stainless Braided Fuel Feed Lines and -AN fittings - $0 inc. in TK
    * Stainless Braided Fuel Return Lines and -AN fittings - $0 inc. in TK
    * New Fuel Tank - for return-style fuel system - $0 inc. in TK

    Exhaust: $1,150
    * 3" E-cutouts off the down pipes. - $400
    * 3" MAC X-pipe - $250
    * 3" MAC Cat-back system - $500


    Drive-train: $6,380
    * T-56 Viper transmission - $2,500
    * McLeod Dual Disk - $1000
    * McLeod Flywheel - inc.
    * Griggs 8.8/9 Rear-end - $2,500
    * 8.8" Center Diff housing - inc.
    * Black gold tq biasing diff - inc.
    * 9" outers housings and axles - inc.
    * 31 Spin-axles - inc.
    * No C-clips - inc.
    * Griggs 3" Aluminum Driveshaft - $380

    Electronics: $3,700
    * Electromotive Tec3 - $2,500
    * GReddy Profec B Boost controller - $300
    * GReddy Turbo Timer - $100
    * Dual FJO Wideband o2's - $800

    Cooling System: $870
    * Perma-Cool Oil Cooler 10x14 - $130
    * Chicane Double Pass Radiator - $850
    * Twin 11" 1700cfm Fans - inc.
    * 170º Thermostat - $40
    * SHM Silicone Radiator Hoses - $250

    Suspension: $4,023
    * Griggs GR-40 Street package (Front) - $2,213
    * Griggs Tubular "K" Member - inc.
    * Griggs Bump Steer Adjustment Kit - inc.
    * Griggs Tubular Control-Arms w/Urethane Bushings - inc.
    * Griggs Camber Plate Kit - inc.
    * Griggs Front Coil Springs - inc.
    * Griggs Front Coil-Over kit - inc.
    * Griggs KONI Adjustable Strut - inc.
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    * Griggs GR-40 Street package (Rear) - $1,810
    * Griggs Torque Arm Kit - inc.
    * Griggs Heavy-Duty Panhard Bar assy. - inc.
    * Griggs Lower Subframe Connectors (Flat) - inc.
    * Griggs Rear Control Arms w/ Urethane, No Spring Seat - inc.
    * Griggs Rear Coil-Over Springs - inc.
    * Griggs Koni Rear Coil-Over Kit - inc.

    Brakes: $1,900
    * Wilwood 6-piston brake kit (F) - $1,250
    * Wilwood brake kit (R) - $650

    Wheels & Tires: $5,460
    * Fikse Profil 10 19" x 11" (Rear)(Race Black) $2,300
    * Fikse Profil 10 19" x 8" (Front)(Race Black) $1,900
    * Pirelli’s PZero 295/30-19 (Rear) - $680
    * Pirelli’s PZero 275/30-19 (Front) - $580

    Interior: $3,610
    * Sparco Torino Seats - $1,400
    * Takata 5-point harness - $500
    * FR500 Steering wheel - $160
    * Dual pillar Pod - $50
    * Dual gauge cluster Pod - $50
    * Dual Dash Gauge Pod - $50
    * Defi-Link Control Unit II - $130
    * Defi-Link Display - $330
    * Defi-Link Meter BF Gauges 52mm - $1600
    --Boost Press
    --Oil Press
    --Fuel Press
    --Oil Temp
    --Water Temp
    --Exhaust Temp

    Exterior: $1,700
    * '03 Cobra front bumper - $400
    * '00 Cobra R Hood - $600
    * '00 Bullitt side grills - $100
    * '03 Cobra Wing - $300
    * '03 Cobra rear bumper - $300

    Total - $46,983

    Every time I look at the total I feel like I'm gonna get diarrhea. But it's going to be a sweet ride when it's done (I wish it could be done sooner though). Anyone care to guesstimate how much hp/tq it will produce when it's done?
     
  2. esqeddy

    esqeddy VENUMUS Established Member

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    No offense, but why not just start off with an 03 Cobra?
     
  3. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    lol thats rediculous, may as well just bought a body-in-white, it wont be street legal modded to those levels. That or find a $2000 fox body project car, your changing enough that they would drive exactly the same for less tax and insurance.....or just buy a used viper. Any of those routes are cheaper. You would just be financing a viper, you'd have to come up with $46,000 bucks cash to put into a mustang.... If you have that kind of cash, why didnt you buy a "cheapie" cobra for only $35k? Should be no problem with that mod budget.
     
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  4. Ripper

    Ripper And Then Some............ Established Member

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    Wow ! Good Luck ! Whatever you do for a living do you need an apprentice !
     
  5. CraneClan

    CraneClan Injun along at 140 Established Member

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    :lol: Sorry. I was just thinking the same thing.
     
  6. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    all that and then stick cobra bumpers on it so it will be a fake cobra:shrug:
     
  7. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    I can't afford an 03 Cobra right now. I also wouldn't be using much of the Cobra. This is going to be my project to keep me busy over the next 3 to 4 years or so. At which point I'll get an 07 Cobra as my daily driver. Haha. :coolman:

    But who knows, I graduate next year and I might end up getting rid of this car and moving myself into an 04. We'll see what the future holds in store, I'm just glad that I have a plan of action if I decided to dive in and get dirty with my car.
     
  8. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    I clearly said that might change. Besides, even if I get a Cobra bumper it wouldn't say "Cobra" on it.
     
  9. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    if you cant afford the extra 200 a month for a cobra theres no way you can afford those mods. To finish in in 3 years, with no labor figured in, would cost you $1500 a month in CASH for 36 months plus the car payment:shrug:
     
  10. Darcsun

    Darcsun Member Established Member

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    Quick math... 46 k plus 24k cost of a GT....


    What he said about the cobra.
     
  11. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    I think you should just leave this one alone except for a few mods like exhaust and springs, and just buy a faster car later.
     
  12. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    This research has been ongoing for quite a while. The exterior appearance of the car will most likely change since that part of my plan was added when the 03 Cobra came out. At this point I'll probably get a Roush Stage 3 front fascia with a Saleen rear end. Bottom line is, I don't want a supercharger. I've always liked turbos better. The only s/c that I would get would be a KB if I change my mind and decide to go a different route.

    It's all a matter of personal preference as always. I didn't mean to get anyones panties up in a bunch.

     
  13. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    That could be a very real possibility. Like I said, I don't know yet.
     
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    Wow. Normally the guys here are fairly supportive about projects. I will tell you this..........your $ figure is close and it can be done and contrary to what was stated above it can be streetable and run on pump gas.

    In many cases it's not a question of whether or not someone can afford a cobra but their desire to build what they want to build.

    Give the guy a break.
     
  15. mx_9

    mx_9 New Member Established Member

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    I think that it's cool that you put so much work into this and have great details. If you plan on piecing this together over time you'll get a ton of pride out of it. Good luck.

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    Plus, setting a detailed plan in place with goals is something that 60% of people in the currently in the work force can't do, or so it seems. Great prep for when you graduate.
     
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  16. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    Thanks guys. I guess I posted this on a bad day or something.
     
  17. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    well your asking about a $70,000 mustang as a good idea, when a cobra may be a little expensive for you right now. Just not a very realistic project. In 3 years the next cobra is going to be a monster.
     
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    wally9404 New Member Established Member

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    YOU GOT ENOUGH MONEY THERE FOR A NICE DOWN PAYMENT ON A LAMBORGHINI,GO FAST AND GET ALL THE WOMEN TOO.!
     
  19. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    Just wondering, did you read anything I wrote apart from the price?
     
  20. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    I really don't feel like getting into a stupid argument but, have you looked at the price of a Lamborghini lately? Also, get a new keyboard. You're CAPS LOCK seems to be broken.

    -d

    And on a side note, I don't need a cool car to attract women, my stench alone does more than enough to attract their attention. ;-)
     

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