View Full Version : Cugar XR7 '95 V8 4.6L How can i soup it up?
03-13-2001, 08:40 PM
Hey guys, just got my first car. It's a cougar XR7 '95 V8 4.6L pretty sweet now i was wondering if any of you can help me with ideas on how i can soup that sucker up
03-13-2001, 08:41 PM
Oh yea also when i turn the wheel sometimes it makes a whining noise under the hood, any ideas on what that could be?
Thanks a lot
Go pick up the latest issue of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine - they have a good 4.6 article and tons of ads for 4.6 soup up parts.
03-16-2001, 03:31 PM
The blueguy, what do you mean dude, and uyes i will be sure to pick up the issue thanks man
03-17-2001, 10:50 AM
Supercharger eh? Sounds good, are there like certain brands to watch out for and how much would something like that actually run me, plus i am thinking of putting in a different muffler, any suggestions
03-17-2001, 11:45 AM
fords are notorious for having noisy power steering pumps. you will need a special tool to replace it, a power steering pump puller to remove the pully, its not really an expsensive tool depending on what kind you get (about 50 bucks)
as for power, I recommend looking into a turbo charger and modifying the head. A supercharger is great, but it rods the engine of about 15% of its power just to turn it. Turbochargers are ran from exhaust gases, which are waste. You do have a slight lag with a turbo (depending on size of turbine), but you dont waste any power running it. Also, if you intend to turbo a car, make sure you also obtain an intercooler. Turbo's force air into the intake, which compresses them (heating them up also). By cooling these gases of, they become less dense, so you can fit more. The more air, the more power. By lowering the temperature of intake air by 10degrees, you gain 1hp. Most intercoolers can lower temps by 150degrees, 15hp.. Some, depending on size, can lower them more.
On the Mustang I'd go with a supercharger, not a turbo. Much easier to install, usually cheaper, and you can still intercool most of them. Yes, it'll produce a little less power than a turbo of the same boost level due to the power required to drive the supercharger, but since boost is immediate (unlike a turbo) the car will be more driveable since you won't have to put up with turbo lag. My choice of blower would either be a Paxton or Powerdyne, with a slight nod to the Powerdyne since it uses a belt instead of gears like the Paxton, so it'd be a little quieter.
Oh, and ANY form of forced induction (turbo or supercharger)will heat the incoming air. That's just simple physics in action. The Roots-type Eaton superchargers are very good in this regard. They've put a lot of research into the design of the rotors so that they "beat up" the air less while moving the air through the blower. The air still gets heated, but less than most turbos and superchargers.
[Edited by overclocked on 03-17-2001 at 01:19 PM]
03-18-2001, 09:08 AM
Thanks a lot guys i will look into it, thanks for all the advise.
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