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Old 06-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Well is it?
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if its a street car no. its loud when going over bumps in the road from my expirence.
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Well is it?
No, but an Intercooler is
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No, but an Intercooler is
Yea, i have been thinking of the vortech aftercooler.
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If you are putting on long tubes, then for gaining access - especially for oil pan parties - and weight reduction, Yes.

However, if you do get one, for being driven on the streets ensure you go with a quality brand that can handle bumps, pot holes, etc. as the weaker K members will snap.

Here is a weight reduction list (especially check out your stereo, wheels/tires and power seats - SNAP):

http://users.adelphia.net/~mustang-9...0Reduction.htm


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Yea, i have been thinking of the vortech aftercooler.

IMO enjoy the car....

In the mean time put money away for a short block or transmission. If you want some immediately improvements then start with the suspension.

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Yea, i have been thinking of the vortech aftercooler.
Good.

And like Dave said, start saving up for a new tranny, the T45 aint going to cut it.
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like somone else said.. for the street, not really.


it reduces weight and will help handling (depending on which one u get). i would only get one if it is going to see a crap load of road racing track time as i see the biggest benifit in handling. i would go with the maximum motorsports one which is more on improving handling.

other reason to get one would be if you are going turbo.

i think you should look into the panhard bar/torque arm setup from MM
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Good.

And like Dave said, start saving up for a new tranny, the T45 aint going to cut it.
+1

I had to replace one in my 97 cobra and it only had 340 RWHP
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if you work on your own car, its the best investment. it makes it so much better to work on

if you do get one buy PA racing really good fit no problems
http://www.paracing.com
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No, but an Intercooler is

+1 there is no need for your car to have a tube K now....money is better spent else where
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I have the UPR Chromolly K and tubular a arms along with strange coil overs and I have not noticed any difference in ride or handling with the car. What I have noticed is that anything I want to work on is wide open underneath that part I love. Plus the weight reduction between that and the IRS swap my car has lost alot of weight. I only did this because I had to pull the motor to put in a built motor so I had it all apart already but in hindsight it was a good decision.
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if you work on your own car, its the best investment. it makes it so much better to work on
I second this. Not to mention it is a nice chunk of weight off the front of the car.

I've had mine on the car for 5 years. I have a D&D. It does not make noise...nor do my D&D coil overs. I've probably put 30K miles on the car w/ that K-member.


I also have to agree that you need to plan for another trans. The T45s don't like much abuse.

I don't think you need to worry about an intercooler right now. At your boost levels the inlet temps don't get that hot. The Vortech Aftercooler is restrictive.
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I would listen to shane, his car hauls ass!!!!, My AJE k-member never made noise as well... And I had mine for a full season...Eddie
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have one isnt loud...I like it
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my ass it isnt loud..........
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if you work on your own car, its the best investment. it makes it so much better to work on

if you do get one buy PA racing really good fit no problems
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thats the one i have and i like it so far. no problems.
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