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Old 03-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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I just bought a 09 4.0 stang 5-speed, which i just picked up on Saturday. My first new car best feeling in the world for a 22 year old let me tell you, and its defiently an upgrade from the sky blue 01 Grand Marquis I was driving even though that had an 8. But nine points later you gotta get what you gotta get, but I still love her and its all mine and the banks for a little while longer lol.. So now that you got the background down pat. I would like to start moding the mustang..... I was looking at getting a true dual exhaust off of AM pypes (mostly for that gt look and alittle better sound), a 70mm t.b., C.A.I., a Steeda t.b. spacer, a programmer, headers???, and pretty much whatever else I can get along the way. From reading the forum it seems like gears would be a good investment as well, all parts are from AM's website. So what do you guys think out there let me know I would like to here opinions on products and what to do and what not to do. Also my cuz found a shot a zex nitrous kit very tempting let me know......
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Re: In need of some advice....

Well, everything you do to your car is personal preference. Here's a quick list of mod's that can be done in steps to your sixer:

http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/t5654/
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks you, this will for sure help with guide lines as to what should be done at what stage in the game. I have a friend at super chips that said alot of the mods that I would like to do are unnecessary such as the t.b. and exhaust etc. What do you guys think, this is my first car that I will be able to toy with thank god for american muscle...
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I'd go with a new T-lok and some gears first off, that is if you have the money for it. If not, get a CAI from ebay, they work just as good as a K&N.
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Re: In need of some advice....

The tb and tb spacer are not necessary. They really aren't necessary until you have forced induction or are adding some serious power.

The exhaust is mainly for show and sound, you'll get a couple of hp, but nothing extravagant.

As others have said, I'd go with gears/tlok, biggest bang for the buck, and maybe some other bolt ons followed up with a good tune. Then decide whether you want to install some sort of power adder ~ supercharger, turbo, built engine, etc.
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If you decide to go with building your engine internals up, etc, check out supersixmotorsports. And don't forget to check out American Muscle for other bolt ons as well.
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get a new shifter with stops first
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the BEST advise I can give you is research, find out what works and what does not.. do NOT believe company claims as most are BS. Learn what brands to buy and what brands to steer clear of.

As you look at something post it up we can give you information on the part and where to get the best deal on it at.
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TB spacer is a waste of money and so is the 70MM TB. Gets some gears,go true dual,underdrive pully ,CAI and a good tune (Justin from VMP did Mine)I netted 188 RWHP/215 RWTQ with bolton I've since installed a intake spacer and when time and money allow I'll run it accross the dyno again
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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Re: In need of some advice....

Thanks for all of the advice, sorry for all of the advice I went back to the motorcity this weekend to see the family and what not. Sorry for the dumb question but what is a tlok and what gears would you recommend that I put in there, I mean I had never really looked into that as an earlier modd until getting some advice and reading on here. I appreciate you giving me information about the TB and TB spacer, I guess everything sounds good when you are on the selling end.

I take by my previous statement in regards to the tlok, what are the advantages of this modification?
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T-lok = Traction-lok, which means both rear wheels spin instead of just one. I would go with either 3.73 or 4.10 in your stang if it were me. You pick up traction a lot better with the t-lok
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Well thanks again for all of the replys in regards to me tring to figure out what wull be best for my babe lol.I heard that for a stick most say go with the 3.73 gear and for an automatic go with the 4.10 atleast that is what I have read on some the forums on here and just from researc. Would you agree with this guys?
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Yeah, I personally would go with the 3.73.
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Well I was doing alittle research and heard that a 3.73 was better for a stick and a 4.10 was better for an automatic? That was just what I heard from doing alittle rearch and from forums anyone agree with this statement?
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If you search this site, it should be all over the forums that people agree with it.
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yea definitly go with the 3.73's for a stick ^ 4.10's are better for an automatic
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