On3 or A Trim?

On3, V-1 or Sell both and buy beer

  • Put on the Vortech

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • Put on the On3

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • Sell both and buy beer

    Votes: 5 21.7%

  • Total voters
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MustangIIMatt

I need something stupid to play with
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I voted for the beer, but the real answer is the turbo.

Turbos are essentially free horsepower, (yes, I know, that's overly simplistic and not 100% true, but it is close enough for our intents and purposes here). They use very little energy from the engine to make the boost that makes the engine make more power, which you can't say about a supercharger.

Turbos are quieter unless you don't want them to be.

Turbos allow for better street manners and fuel efficiency in normal driving.

Everyone on this site who's advice and input I really value has also gone turbo. @a91what @jozsefsz and @CarMichael Angelo in particular are the guys that influenced my decision to go the turbo (and modular) route in my dressed-up Pinto instead of building yet another Windsor or doing the Coyote swap I'd previously planned. I've watched their trials and tribulations and thought to myself "I deal with BMW N20 and N63 engines (which are turbocharged) for a living, I can handle this."
 
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CarMichael Angelo

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I just reach under it from in front of the strut tower. Helps to be able to work with my right or left hand. Easy peasy...here's my thumb.

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Here....somebody who has that little arrow/circle tool help me out.
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Draw a big circle around the top of the engine...when I have to get to the plugs on my engine, the only issues I have after removing the cover plate holding the coils is reaching the back plug..

Its a stretch. :banana:

Yall need 2jays if you're gonna run a turbo.
 
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Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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Yeah, I sold the Vortech and will put the on3 system on soon. Had to do a trans swap on one of my convertibles and got a little tied up helping my friend put his 347 in his 66 mustang. So, turbo it is. Not sure exactly when, but I'm going with soon. I already installed my 47 lb injectors and adjusted my tune for those. I have my 255 lph pump on a new hangar ready to install. I will keep you posted when the fun begins.

Chris
 

Mustang5L5

i'm familiar with penetration
Mod Dude
Feb 18, 2001
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Is On3 the only turbo player in town now? Does Hellion still make a kit?


Edit: Looks like they do. Very expensive kit.
 

Monkeybutt2000

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Is On3 the only turbo player in town now? Does Hellion still make a kit?


Edit: Looks like they do. Very expensive kit.
Ponydown makes a nice kit as well.
 

mikestang63

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Aug 27, 2012
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i'll go against the crowd and vote Vortech. Had one on 4 of my fox body cars and loved it each time. I think it comes down to preference as there are pros and cons to each. I can run 11's if I want and it drives all day and never gets over 190 degrees in the hot south florida sun.
 

Jalapeno5

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You won't be disappointed with a turbo kit. You may hate doing maintenance on it... but a low boost turbo kit is a fun reliable street car.
 

Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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It is a 1994 Mustang hose. The problem is the radiator side of the hose is larger than the fox hose, so I'm not sure it is going to seal. I have the clamp extremely tight....but my confidence in this is marginal. Time will tell......
 

Monkeybutt2000

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It is a 1994 Mustang hose. The problem is the radiator side of the hose is larger than the fox hose, so I'm not sure it is going to seal. I have the clamp extremely tight....but my confidence in this is marginal. Time will tell......
Ok,I tried the same hose and had the same worries. You have to buy a reducer to make it work.
 

Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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Got the dreaded oil pan tap done today. My friend who was helping did most of the punching through. I think he could tell I was hesitant. Came out good, and I have braided drain hose which I like better than the rubber hose.

(This is test fit, not final)
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(This is final install)

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Also the "Fun Gauge" came today
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