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Old 06-18-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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2000 gt

Picked up a 2000gt a month or so ago. It has 79k miles now. The only mods so far are a BBK cold air intake and 75mm throttle body that the guy included with the car.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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The car is parked for the time being due to crazy noises coming from the a/c clutch. It still drives fine, but I don't want to be out somewhere and have the pulley lock up resulting in a tow bill.

However, I now also have a Pypes offroad x-pipe and a Mac cat-back on the way from LMR. Hopefully I can get the a/c done Sunday and install the exhaust next Monday.

Other than possibly changing the gears to 3.55's and adding a set of sfc's I think I will be done with mechanical mods for the time being. I hope to do a few appearance mods and add a Kenne Bell this winter or next spring. My goal is to put down around 400 rwhp, as that is all the stock block will take from my understanding. If and when it goes, I can just replace with a forged assembly, do a few fuel upgrades, and pulley up the s/c for a good bit more hp if desired.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:34 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good plan. Do some small stuff for now and enjoy the car.
Helps make sure no other gremlins comes up
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:06 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good plan. Do some small stuff for now and enjoy the car.
Helps make sure no other gremlins comes up
Most definitely. I go back and forth on if I should really build this one, or just stick to light mods and find either an 03-04 cobra or look for an early coyote. Nice 03-04's seem to still be running 20k+ or so and 2011 gt's around 25k. A kb would put me around the same horsepower as either of those in stock form. However, the forged internals of the 03-04 cobras make them quite appealing. From what I have read coyote 5.0's are rather easy to get 500+ rwhp but the non forged internals make them seem a little less bullet proof. On the other hand, I could probably put a forged short block and kb yet still spend much less than buying one of the others. Then there is the other side of me that wonders how much hp I really need for my trips to Walmart and the Redbox kiosk.
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If I was going to spend the $$ on a early coyote, I would buy a Boss and call it a day. Extremely fun and capable car in stock form. Don't know the prices in your region but I glanced at several here in the mid 20's

I considered one before buying my 911 last year
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A good tune I would skip the 3.55 and go 3.73 or even 4.10s. Cai and good exhaust. Car can run some 8.20s and drive it any where you want. Oh and go ahead and get moser axles.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:05 PM   #7
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If I was going to spend the $$ on a early coyote, I would buy a Boss and call it a day. Extremely fun and capable car in stock form. Don't know the prices in your region but I glanced at several here in the mid 20's

I considered one before buying my 911 last year
Interesting. I honestly haven't looked too much at the 2011+ stangs I will check those out. If I go that route then region doesn't matter too much to me. I don't mind hopping a flight and driving back for the right car. Used values when I was looking for this one were similar in most regions. If I am spending that much I would almost rather have one from a state where there is little snow and salted roads.
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A good tune I would skip the 3.55 and go 3.73 or even 4.10s. Cai and good exhaust. Car can run some 8.20s and drive it any where you want. Oh and go ahead and get moser axles.
I've had 4.10's and would rather have something a little less agressive. Anywhere outside of town here is like an hour drive on all highways so I think the slightly higher gears would suit my needs better. There are no dragstrips like in Alabama that I know of where you can do open racing so no real need for axles at the moment. The Ford stock solid rear setups can take some decent street abuse. I live in what is pretty much a rural retirement town, so the chances of needing to really launch a car is minimal. You know unless granny gives you the stink eye in her Subaru Outback, cause then you just gotta let her know what's up. Most of the car culture here seems to be kids in diesel trucks and old guys with garage queens.

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Old 06-23-2018, 08:03 PM   #9
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Got all the parts in for the a/c fix as well as my mid pipe and cat back. I started removal of the factory exhaust pieces yesterday afternoon. Got most of the bolts broken loose or removed except for the inside bolt that goes to the passenger header. My 1/2" deep well impact socket just will not seat correctly on the bolt, even with nothing else connected to it. I think I am either going to try a 3/8" deep well socket, hoping the slightly more narrow socket will seat or try and find some medium depth sockets. As soon as I can get that bolt broken everything else should come off relatively easy.
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