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Old 09-02-2016, 08:14 PM
FastestEdge FastestEdge is offline
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I have a 2004 Edge (mods listed) with 172,xxx miles and I took it down to the track tonight. Ran 2 consecutive 15.8s 1/4 miles. And that was with all terain tires Any opinions or mod suggestions so I can get into the low 14s? I also want to replace factory parts that should not be taking the stress of racing with all the miles I have.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:25 PM
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You want to shave a second and a half? Good luck. How much are you willing to spend on this? I mean before something breaks...
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:32 PM
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You want to shave a second and a half? Good luck. How much are you willing to spend on this? I mean before something breaks...
It's just a project. If something breaks, I'll buy a nicer replacement. And I'll be putting on some mustang wheels with street tires soon.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:37 PM
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You didn't answer the question, we like need a budget
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:56 PM
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I'll assume then that the budget is unlimited. So go buy the modbox supercharger install kit. I think you could do that for 3-4k. Then the related upgrades, might run, I don't know, another 2k? Might get you your second and a half.

Or you could just go buy an old fox bodied v8 mustang and go faster for cheaper. In the end it is just a truck. I don't try to go fast in mine. In fact it's probably been 2 weeks since I even started it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:05 PM
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I have a 2004 Edge (mods listed) with 172,xxx miles and I took it down to the track tonight. Ran 2 consecutive 15.8s 1/4 miles. And that was with all terain tires Any opinions or mod suggestions so I can get into the low 14s? I also want to replace factory parts that should not be taking the stress of racing with all the miles I have.
A second may not seem like it, but it is a pretty big difference in a 1/4 and even 1/8 mile. You're going to have to spend quite some money to shave a second off that time.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 1/4 mile

Why not go for the 13s and buy a new 2016 3.7L Mustang? Keep the Truck though.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:09 AM
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Why not go for the 13s and buy a new 2016 3.7L Mustang? Keep the Truck though.
The fuck would you buy a Mustang and get a 3.7? Get a 5.0 and hit 11s
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:17 AM
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The fuck would you buy a Mustang and get a 3.7? Get a 5.0 and hit 11s

I am assuming he has a budget ceiling to deal with.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:33 AM
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From the OP and responses (slapping zip ties on the throttle cable to raise the gas pedal to higher and putting the gas pedal an an uncomfortable position), I sense the budget is pretty lean. So here are a few things to try to improve things, although you surely won't see 13's.

* Shed weight. Bye bye spare tire, jack, passengers, stray cargo and full tank of gas. This because, *general* rule of thumb is 100# = about .1 sec in a 1/4

* Try lighter wheels and tires.

* Get a tuner and use it.

There's a start for a lean budget. Oh, I run Wix air and fuel filters, I had not a clue in the least that a Wix fuel filter was a "mod".
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:38 AM
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I am assuming he has a budget ceiling to deal with.
We were assuming he didn't haha since he didn't mention one
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:27 AM
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How much are you willing to spend on this?
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I am assuming he has a budget ceiling to deal with.
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I sense the budget is pretty lean.
Asked him, didn't answer it, so wtf, let's go all out.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:47 AM
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Asked him, didn't answer it, so wtf, let's go all out.
Since a Wix fuel filter is now deemed to be a mod one must wonder, how many HP and how much torque is gained? Maybe the guy should test that one at the track..............
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: 4.0 1/4 mile

I plan on getting new spark plugs, a throttle body spacer, and long tube headers. Any suggestions? Also, I removed the fuel filter from my mods list, maybe this will erase distraction.

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I don't really have a budget but I'm trying to find small parts to replace things one by one for more performance. Then I may get a supercharger.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:19 AM
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I plan on getting...spark plugs
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I plan on getting...a throttle body spacer
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I plan on getting...long tube headers.
Going custom then?
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