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    Say you had...

    Say you have a 200-2004 Neon SRT-4, a mustang 5.0 (? sry dunno specs on any trims comparable to the rex), and a WRX...

    then say you got 10 thousand dollas to mod them with..

    What would you do, and which car would do the best at what? (I.E. straight line, auto X track/rally.. all weather...ect...)

    Jus wanna know where i stand...

    Thanks =)

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    5.0 hands down. I used to own an 89 LX 5.0 and I'll own another one again sometime. Those cars have so much power just sitting there waiting to be freed up. With 10 grand into a 5.0 you could easily have a high 9 second stang like one of my boys. Mine was only slighly modded with little money spent and it was throwing down 375rwhp. A lot of people might disagree with me but, the stang hands down.
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    Start:

    Dodge Neon SRT-4
    Subaru Impreza WRX sedan
    Ford Mustang 1990 5.0
    $10,000

    Step 1.

    Sell the SRT-4 -- + $15,000

    Step 2.

    Sell the Mustang 5.0 -- + $5,000

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    Midway:

    $30,000 and a Subaru Impreza WRX

    Step 2.

    Set the WRX up for a rally car.
    Roll cage, harnesses, seats, wheels, suspension, tires, minor power modifications.

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    hey with 30,000 you can purchase the esx 740 package
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    $10K will get you alot further power wise with a 5.0 Mustang compared to the SRT-4 or WRX. I don't think that's a suprise to anyone here. Sunday there was a 9 second 5.0 that looked like a total POS on the outside of the car. I'm talking different color panels, rust out the ying-yang. Headliner was hanging off the roof, etc etc. Then he popped the hood and there was a 90mm turbo under that *****. He had 7k total in the car including tires.
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    Sell the SRT4 = 15k
    Sell the 5.0 = 5k
    Sell the WRX = 20k

    15k + 20k + 5k + 10K = 50k = E46 M3


    Either that or an STi with 20k in upgrades
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    Ok...here's the deal. TRUST Me I know what im talking about.

    You get a 90 Notchback 5.0

    You beef up the bottom end and internals, and put on a nice heads/cam/intake combo. Next, set that sucker up for the strip suspension wise. Invest in some Slicks and then you spray the crap out of it. You should be able to run high 10s.

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    I'd say the Mustang with $10,000 in it ($10,000 in each, right?) would dominate the other two at the 1/4 mile. Personally, I'd go for the WRX for handling, especially at autocross, but that could be up to opinion since it depends on parts and drivers.

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    Well, investing 10k into a wrx doesnt really get you very far in the grand scheme of things... You will be ahead of ~97-98% of all other WRX owners. But then you will either meet the other 2% or another car that was less expensive to mod and KILLS you. Go for the stang if you have all of those other daily drivers. Wanna know where I get that 10k doesnt get you very far?? I am close. STi v8 2.0 shortblock will probably end up putting me over retail wise. Hmm, maybe I should have gotten an 03 Cobra... Yeah right. Anyways good luck with whatever project you decide to break into!

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    Keep the Mustang as a straight drag car, convert the SRT-4 into a rally car or road racing car, or trade it for a used WRX to do the same.

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    haha good stuff guys...
    (jus to clean confusion, i actually OWN a WRX. )
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    Ahh, one of those hypothetical posts. Maybe I should have reread before I posted. Sorry I am stupid. HAHA

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    Ok...this would push the limits of the stock block...but the stang would walk anything in a straight line...

    T-76 Turbo, AFR 185 (or 205 but i'd port the 185), Custom Ed Curtis cam, 1.76 RR, 331 stroker with forged pistons (Leave stock crank good for a few races) www.griggsracing. com for some rear work, Tremec 3550 or TKO with Centerforce clutch, Dyno tune, and yes you might be at your budget...but heck the 302 hasnt been made for 5 years and the cars are atleast ten years old now. It's all about the notch's by the way.

    And if you wanted to build it right do away with the 302 and step up to a W.


    Ok with in the budget now... DSS 331 (2800 dollars), Tremec 3550 (Around 2000 i'd say w/ bell housing and K member) AFR 165 (1,000), Custom Cam (200), 24 injectors 190 lph fp maf/tb (maybe 600), 4.30 rear's (We are dragging right?) 90/10 shocks, BGF Drag Radials, and a 200 or so shot.

    You could make a good corner curver out of a stang but You have to know what your doing...they are easier to make go in a straight line then anything. If it was all about corners I'd want a WRX and then add some power to her...But the mustang would probaly be the biggest bank for your buck.
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