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Where could i get 9mm or 10mm cables for my 4.6l t bird

do mustang fit on this car?


and do mustang pullies fit on this car too?
 

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I say just stick with the stock 8mm plug wires. If you want bigger ones for some reason, you can get the 9mm Ford Racing Plug wires at fordparts.com they are blue in color I beleive.

As for pulleys, I assume you are talking about underdrive pulleys. Yes, mustang 4.6 pulleys that work for mustangs from 96-98 will work for your car. The only thing you have to be careful of is they changed the water pump in the new mustangs, so you can't use pulleys for the new mustangs.

I like the asp pulleys, or steeda is another good brand.

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there is really little point (except for the wood factor) to it unless you have aftermarket coils. The stock wires will last ALONG time with the stock coils. My 96 still has the originals, and with 90K miles, and they are still working great.
 

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YeYo said:
where could i het the asp pullies and as new stang you mean 99 and up right
Check eBay. I got a set of Steeda for a Mustang 4.6 for about $100.00 after shipping. Pretty good deal if you look into it.
 

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Really GB? I changed my plugs and wires at 50k and the difference was night and day... I have to say that the plugs didnt look bad either, so thewires weren't totally toasted, but still down on power.
 

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I put in the Ford Racing 9mm Red wires, just because I thought it would look cool (and it does) :) . No other reason, money to burn or something.

I run the steeda u/d pulleys. Would recommend them anyday. I dropped $200 at a local shop on them, just because i wanted them that weekend. Another splurge buy or something. I always go to the shop to check the price on something or ask a question, and always end up leaving with something. :)
 

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where did you get those cables are they the one i have to cut up to make em fit or are they made for our car
 

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how much do the u/d pulleys affect alternator current output and the strength of the a/c?
 

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The 9mm Ford wires will fit just fine, you might have to get new holders, which ford racing offers as well, which i did, they might be too fat for the stock holders. You need the long boot ones, they are the more expensive ones, but that is the proper set for our cars and the mustangs. (same engine obviously) shouldn't have to cut anything...

U/D pulleys slow down your acessories, so things will be slower, belt speed is slower, your engine is parasitic drag, and the pulleys help counter this effect. Your engine will run slighty hotter, due to lower belt speed (water pump). But nothing to worry about. I have full charge in park or idle, but no charge while in gear and stopped. I monitor my voltage through my escort 8500. I run a large stereo as well and have no problems. The pulleys don't really effect the output of the alternator, but due to the lower belt speed, the alternator won't be spinning fast enough when stopped (in gear).

The mustang engine is same from 96-mid 2001. Half-way through 2001 they moved the water pump or something like that if i remember correctly, so the belt and pullies are different. So any pulley set for 4.6l mustang will work. I got the steedas because they are a non-piggy back stock (they come with a new harmonic balancer or crank pulley depending on what you want to call it) and Steeda is a respectable name. You can save money with other brands, and if you go with a piggy-back style, but I wanted the best set i could get.

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Really GB? I changed my plugs and wires at 50k and the difference was night and day... I have to say that the plugs didnt look bad either, so thewires weren't totally toasted, but still down on power.
I've run my car at the track twice, and both times got in the 15.5s which is pretty good for a stock car with ~70 extra lbs (SC seats, fold down rear, full size spare) and two people in the car.

I am planning on replacing them soon.
 

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i feel wierd decreasing the output and making my engine run a little bit hoter for only a little extra hp......i dont know....i dont think i would put u/d pulleys on my bird
 

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i feel wierd decreasing the output and making my engine run a little bit hoter for only a little extra hp......i dont know....i dont think i would put u/d pulleys on my bird
Nah Joey... it's not really all that. You WILL affect the cooling and charging at idle, and low RPM. But if you are considering gears, and or a chip, these things are easily overcome. And during normal driving, you wouldn't have much, if any loss of the charging or cooling. I believe you regain charge at around 900 rpms and full water flow should return at about the same point. Now with an engine driven fan, you may have more of a concern, but with an electric, should be no problem.

I'm installing mine hopefully this weekend. I'll post how it goes. If I pull them back off, I'll let you know.
 

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I've run my car at the track twice, and both times got in the 15.5s which is pretty good for a stock car with ~70 extra lbs (SC seats, fold down rear, full size spare) and two people in the car.

I am planning on replacing them soon.
You made a pass with a passenger in the car?
Chris
 

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yeah i have electrical fans on mine so i dont have to worry about that so much.....ive always feared u/d becasue of overheating or w/e.....gues i was wrong
 

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You made a pass with a passenger in the car?
Chris
Yeah....so? Not like it's a competition....just Friday street night. Besides, I had just finished smoking an MX-3 w/ full exhaust, ignition, and a big *** body kit :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah....so? Not like it's a competition....just Friday street night. Besides, I had just finished smoking an MX-3 w/ full exhaust, ignition, and a big *** body kit :rolleyes:
You dont have to be such a smart a$$ about it.I didnt think most tracks would allow you to race with a passenger in,ok?
Thanks,
Chris

Back to the topic.MSD has a good set of wires also.You can use the ones for the 96-98 Mustangs also.
 

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yeah those MSDs are nice. good strong connection at the plug at the boot. face it though, plugs for the mod motor cars are not cheap.

joseph
 
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