98 mark viii

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. hrod

    hrod New LVC Member

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    hello all im new here...i have a few questions...im looking to get a few more ponies on my 98..im not looking for gobs of power...just looking for 50 to 60 more ponies...my engine is bone stock with 98k..i bought the car for a dailey work driver...but just looking for a little bit more performance...any help wpuld be appreciated
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    97 Octane Dedicated LVC Member

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    Welcome to LvC!

    Check out our Mark VIII Performance thread. Lots of good information there.

    Post some pics of your car!
     
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    Some 4.10 gears in the back would make it feel like it has that much more HP. One piece driveshaft is a must though.
     
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    That's asking for a lot! :eek:

    Start with all the basic maintenance items - you cannot mask performance issues with performance mods.

    '96-'98 Cobra intake, '03-'04 exhaust manifolds or Kooks headers, full dual exhaust with free flowing mufflers, Meziere water pump, colder spark plugs, colder t-stat and a dynotune will net you more HP.

    Steeper gears with traction lock and a high stall converter will make the car feel lighter. Requisite supporting mods would include a steering shaft mod to accommodate the exhaust manifolds, a performance driveshaft, HD transmission cooler, J-mod; possibly suspension bushings and bracing, Addco sway bar(s) and stiffer shocks for handling.

    It may not be 50-60 more HP but it will sure feel like it. ;)
     
  5. UltimateSVT

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    Welcome aboard.

    I definitely agree with John. Make sure she's 100% tip top before proceeding. Then start off with Cobra intake swap, exhaust, Lightning MAF, cold air intake, etc... to get you plenty more power. Maybe not a full 90 but you will feel a HUGE difference.
     

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