We’re one step closer to getting this mean V6 to out-run some of the competing V8 muscle cars on the market! If you saw what we did in Stage 1 of our build, get ready to dive even further into the 13’s at the track! With over a half-second gained with nothing but a Cold Air Intake and Tuner, we needed to help transfer the power evenly to the ground in Stage 2…
With the car performing better, it needed a more aggressive exhaust system to match. We also felt that the stock 2.73 gear ratio and 17″ all-season tires definitely weren’t helping us go any faster! Not only would changing this stuff out be the fastest way to shave off a few 10th’s in the 1/4 mile, but it would help us build and prepare for even more power in Stage 3 or 4! Here’s what we did:
Ford Racing 3.73 Gears
Eaton Limited Slip Differential 31 Spline 8.8in
Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust
18″ x 9/10″ Staggered Black Machined GT500 Wheels & Nitto Tires
Matte Black Hash Marks
Matte Black Rocker Stripes
The GT500 Wheels and Matte Black Stripes look amazing and really help give us that stance/look we were after! Not only will the NT555R’s be sticky at the track, they’ve got a decent tread rating and can be daily driven. Our 3.73 gears were more than enough to get us the increase in power that we were looking for, without sacrificing economy. This 6-Speed Automatic transmission helps us keep the RPMs nice and low for highway cruising, but bites hard in every gear at the track!
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