I'm an engineering student from Sacramento, CA. I picked up my '01 LS as a replacement for my gas-hog '99 Mustang GT
, and here I am. The car has 109k and it runs very strong. It's basically stock, and I love the car. I've installed a HDHCDDHT and I have V-Maxx coilovers, but it's been raining nonstop lately so I haven't put them on. Here it is as a recent AutoX in Stockton.
I'm not going to lie - I do miss the horsepower level of my '99 GT. Answer: turbo. I'm looking to start buying parts to go turbo in 12-18 months. I do know just how much research I'm going to have to do in the next year (a LOT). I'm aiming for 200-250whp. I'm still not clear on whether or not it can tune with the VVT. Will search.
My total projected budget is about $3000, give or take. Preferably less, but quality is always better. This is what I have so far.
Garrett GT2560 or GT2860
Not sure which manifold, looking at OBX... quality? (will search)
Custom DP (?) and 3" exhaust
Tune by hand, then clean things up and get the spark down on a dyno
This is a rough outline. I'm aware of all that's missing from this abbreviated list. Again, this build is 12-18 months away. I will be researching and doing my homework in the meantime. Better research = better build = less money spent on things I didn't really want in the first place.
I'll make sure to search before I ask any questions. And I promise never, ever to use improper grammar. Yes, I'm 18, but I'd like not to act like a JDM-stricken fool in search of mad turbo powerz so I can drift around the neighborhood. This car is my DD and autocross toy, and I hope to get it on the track soon. Screwing it up is not high on my list of things to do.
So, that's me! I like the forum. It certainly is a treasure trove of turbo knowledge.