Obviously I put this qquesiton in the wrong section, it got moved and people feel its necessary that instead of informing its more fun to bash away. don't worry about the question. I'll just do my own research.
did you miss the stickies above, the tons of post in here that ask these questions, or the search button that leads you to answers?OK, this may be in the wrong forum section, who knows. if it is plz feel free to move.
I am picking up my 99 2.5 MTX on the 20th. I have until feb/mar to work on it.
Heres the rules to my fun game for everybody that has modded there motor.
1)motor must look stock
2)please include parts I would need to buy/find and approx cost if known.
3)rate level of eas on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the hardest
4)how much added HP/Torque will it give.
Ok thats all the rules. The end result will be put into a race car racing on a 3/10 mile asphalt oval track. take off from 0 isn't as important as take off from about 25MPH.
Have fun and thanks in advance for the helpful advice. If NECO wants to send me a logo I'll stick it on the car. If any business people in ohio want to sponsor PM Me.
THanks again in advance
yeah especially after you spend another $300 on them because the valve guides are going to have to be replaced because of the bent valves in them and they will have to be completely stripped down and hot tanked to remove all the bearing material out of them from your broken engine.You're building a 2.5L? Want some PnP heads? If so, PM me, these things will make your car FLY.
aww, how nice of you wade.You can rebuild a 2.5 with all new internals, if the rules and your wallet allow it. Higher compression pistons would give you more power. Add SVT cams, SVT or extrude honed UIM, SVT TB, headers, lightened flywheel, etc....I'm not familiar with the rules so I'm not sure what to suggest to you.
With the teching at the race track I will be at, close will count. As for honing out the current TB. THAT is a great Idea, 0 dollars, still stock, easy to accomplish. Love the idea and def going that route. one question with that though, I thought that the cougar stock TB had something programmed that only allowed a certain take off speed? I could be completely wrong.How stock looking does it have to be? The reason I ask is that the SVT upper intake is black, and our stock one is not. To take care of that, you could have a stock one extrude honed out, and it would end up flowing better than an SVT anyway.
I'm open to all suggestions, this is the first year this class had a payout and it was 1,000 for a first and they had 2 1,000 to win races and 3 $500 to win races. the rest of the season you race for no money. I don't want to put 3 or 4G into the car so the cheaper the upgrade the better.There's lots to do depending on your budget like others have said
The setup is the trickiest part. Coilovers are illegal, camber isn't "against" the rules, but it isn't IN the rules. toe on back tires isn't "against" the rules either. The guy doing my work, crew chief basically but hes my whole crew. LOL. Is planning on getting level 3 McPherson struts, he can get for real cheap with his commercial account. There still OEM Stock replacements and there not performance level. "Performance/street racing" upgrades are illegal.well, my suggestion is that you not waste time or money on minor engine improvements when you will win or loose with setup...doesn't mater how much power you put out if the car won't turn...and you'll be doing a lot of that on a 3/10 mile track...