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 Post subject: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:02 pm 
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in an 03 expedition..

what are my 'quick and moderatly inexpensive' performance boost options?

exhaust?

chip / cpu mods?

exploring new territory here, but i have some engine experience with.... weedwhackers :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:25 pm 
The mustang Shelby GT 500 is based on the 5.4. get the 500 heads for your truck! That would be hot! Otherwise, It's a ford. there is no such thing as cheap horsepower on a ford!


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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:56 pm 
i would start off with an intake, cheap easy and pack a punch.
this is a nice one off ebay, you can find them even cheaper then this one, but i have bought all my intakes from this place and have been happy with them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-Fo ... tsupported

next would be a throttle body spacer for the same ressons as above.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-03-F1 ... tsupported

then to get all that air out the other end, i would go with a nice cat-back system like this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Magnaflo ... tsupported


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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:44 am 
[quote="Mr.ChevyFatBagz"]

next would be a throttle body spacer for the same ressons as above.

Throttle body spacers are the biggest myth in horsepower ever! sort of. They do add power to a carbed, or throttle body injected motor, by giving the fuel/air more distance to atomize before combustion. But in a MPFI motor, (All of them these days.), The fuel is injected into the intake runner right at the intake valve, thus the spacer hasn't affected the atomization of the fuel whatsoever!


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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:52 am 
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intake, exhaust, cams

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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:59 pm 
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air in and air out.. got it.

the lee brothers mentioned ecu changes.

are any of those modules that you plug in to adjust shifting, etc going to make enough difference for the money?

my 'immediate' goals are just to try to get a little extra out of that 5.4, and maybe spruce up fuel efficiency at the same time.

it's not a racer, nor am i interested in doing any 'major' engine work.

i like the idea of maybe getting a little beefier sound with a new exhaust.



another question.. specific to exhausts.

is it going to be worth the time/money to do a full header/true dual setup? as far as WHP and MPG goes, that is.
or am i going to get just as good a benefit from something like a cat back ?

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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:29 pm 
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headers help with torq...
As far as true duals, you'd probably get your best gains from an Xpipe or an Hpipe

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:32 pm 
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one last concern.

every time i try to google a car part, i get dozens of noname web parts stores.

i dont know much about exhaust, intake, etc companies..

can someone list some companies that make these kinds of things so i can hit their sites and see what they have available for my truck?

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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:27 pm 
http://www.magnaflow.com/

http://www.gibsonperformance.com/

http://www.borla.com/

http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/

http://www.dynomax.com/

thats the top 5 in my book, all are high priced tho.

i bought a cat-back system off National Automotive by Lima road for my C1500, it only cost me a little over $100. i put it in myself, bolted it up and took it to a shop to get spot welded. saved a ton of cash that way, might be a raod you would like to look into.


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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
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try www.summitracing.com
They are located in Ohio, they carry everything, and are probably one of the largest performance part mail order distributors around. I've also always had good dealings with them.

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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 Post subject: Re: Ford 5.4 Triton
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:28 am 
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i did gibson shorty headers on my old 00 f150 with the 5.4 years ago, i also did a dual exhaust on it too with no mufflers just straight pipes with a k&n air filter...

that truck ran, was quick, and had power...too bad its prior life in MI let it rust to pieces...

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