We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re bolting on an easy 100 horsepower to a later model Mustang .
R.J. • Lubbock, TX
Q: I’m new to the hobby and have a 1994 Mustang GT convertible that drives like it’s been tamed. I’ve thought about replacing the engine, transmission, and rear axle components but don’t know where to start. I’d like to make some serious power while staying on a conservative budget. Any advice?
A: You’ve got a solid foundation—Mustangs were made to be modded! You don’t have to swap out your stock components to dramatically increase power production. Adding a supercharger will easily tack on 100-plus horsepower, and Vortech makes a blower kit that will bolt right on to your factory engine! Your existing rear-end is strong enough to handle the increased power; however, you should add subframe connectors so the chassis can hold up to the higher torque. You can choose from weld-on subframe connectors or bolt-on subframe connectors, depending on your welding skills.