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Old 08-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hi all, new here. Got my first Mustang about a week ago. Registered here today. Either I'm technologically challenged or there hasn't been anything posted before. Since it's kind of late in the season (NW Indiana) and I'd like to enjoy the Pony before I put away for the winter, I'd like to install the following over the off season:
Suspension kit upgrade.
Front and rear brake upgrade kits
New wheels (preferably "retro") and tires.

Any thoughts about the what to do first, second, last?

It's a 2011 GT Premium 5.0 engine manual tranny.

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Oh, btw, besides having loved Mustangs since 1964, I have two granddaughters ( 5 & 3 yrs. old) that I couldn't carry around at the same time had I gone with a "status" two seater roadster.
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Is it going to be a weekend car or a somewhat DD during the summer? The standard brakes on GTs aren't that bad so i would save that for later. The suspension is going to be a great idea. But if you really want a bang for your buck then get a Cold Air Intake and Tuner first, then some gears (like 3.73 or 4.10s) for that beastly acceleration. A great place to get all of your Mustang needs is Mustang Parts & Performance - American Muscle - Free Shipping!, they are one of our sponsors.
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Is it going to be a weekend car or a somewhat DD during the summer? The standard brakes on GTs aren't that bad so i would save that for later. The suspension is going to be a great idea. But if you really want a bang for your buck then get a Cold Air Intake and Tuner first, then some gears (like 3.73 or 4.10s) for that beastly acceleration. A great place to get all of your Mustang needs is Mustang Parts & Performance - American Muscle - Free Shipping!, they are one of our sponsors.
Why CAI? Why 4.10's?

If you want some suspension gear, I think that would be a great route to go. FRPP, eibach, BMR, Steeda all make great products, only the first 3 really have full kits. Many people seem to enjoy the eibach pro kit. Is your car a brembo car? And by retro wheels what do you have in mind?
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Based on a 75 Triumph Spitfire I had for 10 yrs., I'm looking to put 3-5k miles during the summer. I wouldn't call it a garage queen, but winters aren't too kind to cars in this area, ie salt, ppl that forget how to drive when there's snow on the ground etc, etc...

I've dealt with AM and Car ID (cosmetic stuff, car cover) and so far my impression of both outfits is highly satisfactory.

Funny you should mention gears and air intake, I was looking at that stuff earlier today.
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My point was that the 11+ do not need CAI, also what gears do you have, do not recommend 4.10's in these tranny's whatsoever. I have factory 3.73's in mine and thy are amazing.
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I was thinking about what's called "Bullitt" wheels today. Back in the day, I used to have a set of Cragar SS wheels on a 70 Nova.
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I was thinking about what's called "Bullitt" wheels today. Back in the day, I used to have a set of Cragar SS wheels on a 70 Nova.
I had cragar ss wheels on my mustang up until recently. They look really good.
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Cragars are pretty nice, bullitts are as well, the thing is on the 10+ they look a little odd, IMO but its your car so mod as you please
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Nothing is written in stone. With as many choices available out there and "help" from the wife I'll take my time and hopefully decide on something that looks good on this pony. Thanks for the input. You guys have really made me feel welcome. Hopefully I can learn my way around this site soon.
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Awesome! Glad you like it here.
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Your always welcome here, and good luck with modding. Once you get started it's hard to stop.
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