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View Poll Results: Which performance mod to do next on 745
Wheels and suspension 20 30.30%
Custom tune and new gears 38 57.58%
Have intake/plenum honed out and some power-adder 8 12.12%
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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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...to 745 next. A paint job is order due to an incident with a ladder hitting the passenger side while parked in the garage over the winter. Looking at doing some changes to the hood and rear bumper cover ('03/'04 Cobra). My dilemma is what to do performance-wise to 745 next. Rims and suspension upgrades? Custom tune and gears? Having the intake/plenum honed out and maybe doing a power adder under the hood?
Decisions, decisions, decisions...




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Option d-All of the above! Wheels and suspension is nice to look at and drive with, tune and gears isn't real pricey, but hard to beat a turbo or supercharger fun-factor wise.


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...to 745 next. A paint job is order due to an incident with a ladder hitting the passenger side while parked in the garage over the winter. Looking at doing some changes to the hood and rear bumper cover ('03/'04 Cobra). My dilemma is what to do performance-wise to 745 next. Rims and suspension upgrades? Custom tune and gears? Having the intake/plenum honed out and maybe doing a power adder under the hood?
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Hi Cam,

My (Opinion) is you will get more Results doing this,

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Cam,

Having just added my Whipple, I would say power adder or tune and gears.
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If your going to get all mod happy with the Bullitt, I say do the expensive and most radical things first. The pretty and playful items can wait till you have shot your wad...

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If i were doing the mods i would do...373 gears first...then get the tune....anything above that you need a very well thought out plan...just my take....

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I would go with the intake honing, but maybe not the power adder. Cams, heads and few other mods would be my choice.

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control arms upper and lower, gears and a tune, full length sub frames.

18 inch wheels!

oh man I could keep going on and on.

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Option d-All of the above! Wheels and suspension is nice to look at and drive with, tune and gears isn't real pricey, but hard to beat a turbo or supercharger fun-factor wise.
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I'm with Bill here I like them all but I like my 4.10's. So I'd say gears and tune would be a good start.. I have to ask {Do you feel ok} or is the Mod Bug getting to you..




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I think my list would be in this order; gears/tune, intake/plenum honed, and then, if I am still not "feeling it", KB. Now I just have to get a few things taken care of to start the mod fund.

I had a quote from Modular Depot a few years ago for 3.73's and custom tune on the Predator with 2 dyno pulls for between $700-800. Not sure if it has gone up or down. And they were going to use Royal Purple when doing the gears.




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intake/plenum honing by itself is NOT worth the expense and should not even be an option. Any gains, stock or with any other upgrades would be negligible.
Put your money into the actual power adder upgrades...

looks are fine, but I preferred putting $$$ into upgrades that affected power and performance over looks...
So all my $$$ went into chassis...engine/tranny/suspension while 3230 is no longer a show Queen.

Like Tony and Woodrow asked...what is the budget and ultimate plan?

Gears are cheap and awesome!! But make your decision relative if staying stock or going FI...
Save the tune for when you decide on whether you're gonna go blown or not...ie...save you wasting time and expense doing it twice...
and in either case, forget about the hone...not worth it...especially if you go FI,
you'll already be producing gobs of power. Unless you are making some race engine in the netherworlds of RPM & Power requiring absolute unobstructed breathing, the intake is just fine for the typical street performance build and is way expensive compared to the negligable gains

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Back in '03 when I was talking with Scott on what to do to free up power one of the first things he mentioned was the honing. May have to get some clarification this weekend when I see him. IF I do go with a KB it will be far enough down the road that a gear/tune now would really be like doing one then the other the very next year. And I may be happy with just the gears/tune.




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The KB Bullitt "kit" is $6,000 not counting the install.

Tune and Gears is where you will get an immediate reward without spending a fortune.

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