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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:24 am 
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hey guys, i know this has been covered before but i think that this is an ongoing forever changing subject. I am asking mainly for myself but im sure many EA owners would aslo like to hear about the Biggest bang fo buck available to the trusty old ea. From what ive read and felt myself the manual conversion seems to be the strongest, but for us lazy :D people, what else is a great bang for buck?..

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:26 am 
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from what ive been hearing a new stage 3 alted cam....

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:11 am 
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rushed wrote:
from what ive been hearing a new stage 3 alted cam....


Which will be useless without an exhaust.


I'd alwas say that exhaust and then extraxtors would be the best bang for buck because most cams won't work properly without good flow in the high revs.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:41 pm 
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good point. follow the stiky on this subject

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66

it should help.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:59 pm 
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I would also get rid of the clutch fan and replace it with twin thermos
I did this when i had my EA and it made a big difference.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:29 pm 
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I dunno what your budget is mate, but cheap extractors + exhaust and a cam will liven it up alot for under a grand.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:44 pm 
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Yeah that would be next, but my s**t 3spd trans and 2.77 diff would be the biggest let-down...

i just wanted to see what other ppl thought of there mod experiences..
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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:50 pm 
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The stage 3 alted cam wont like a stock auto.
Manual or hi-stall auto only.

If its CFI, a MPFI conversion.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:05 am 
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i heard stage 3 is race only?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:36 am 
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Na Ive managed to tweak it so that it fits..........just

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:33 am 
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if u have extractors and a ported head will the alted stage 3 work in well with an auto?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:32 am 
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I would think you would need a hi-stall for it. Might be too lumpy for the auto, and the power comes on fairly high in the rev range

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:48 am 
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Stuff being lazy, a manual is the way to go! I've been praising this too much, but I had thermos, cam, and exhaust in my auto ED 4.0L, but nothing has made such an impact like the 5-speed. A 3-speed AND 2.77 diff is going to hinder any performance.
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:43 am 
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Yup my T5 made the biggest difference in my 6 cyl EF, its a shame the same variation in performance didnt come out of the 5ltr..........oh well. After a T5 mod I would say that cam & heads are probably a good way to go complimented by the exhaust, the prob is that Ive always been let down by exhaust systems. Ive had the JMM race series on my 4ltr and now Ive got the EL 185KW XR8 extractors, both of which I didnt get a great deal out of, cams on the other hand I did and thats the reason why I now develop them for the 6 cylinder.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:15 am 
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Aftermarket headers are a better option for the 5.0, but saying that the best upgrade for a 5.0 would have to be heads. Also, i may be biased, but i feel that NOS provides the best bang for buck anywhere, but hey thats just me
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