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Old 07-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Finally got one! Some Questions too

So, on July 4th, I celebrated being an American by joining a special brotherhood that millions of other American are a part of...

I'M IN DEBT!!!

But that's because I joined an even better club...

I'M NOW A MUSTANG OWNER!!!

Driving around in my Focus with some time to kill, I saw it in front of my local dealer:

2007 V6 Pony Package, black with white stripes, black leather interior, 5 speed manual.

So, now that I finally own a Mustang, it's time to start thinking what I want to do down the road. I don't plan on totally making this thing crazy, but there's a couple things I want to do with it, and was looking for some suggestions.

Exhaust: Sound pretty good so far (I was just driving a Focus), but I want better. I used to have a 94 v6 Camaro that had a custom catback exhaust kit. It was loud, and it rumbled nice, but was raspy as heck above 3K rpm. I've heard it said that the 4.0L V6 doesn't really need the dual exhaust setup, and I don't think I want to spend the money on having to modify the rear bumper to accommodate that or on the dual kit itself, so I'm thinking I'm just going to get an axleback exhaust kit. Question is, what's good out there?

I'd like to get the volume up, and get it sounding a bit more aggressive to sound a little closer to a V8. However, I'd like to avoid excessive rasp if I can. I'm not planning on doing a whole lot of performance mods, but in case I start doing some, something that might help out down the road in that aspect might be good too. Looking to spend less than $300, and less than $200 if I can.

Taillights: The Sequential tail lights they got at AmericanMuscle.com looks pretty sweet, and I'm probably going to get those. However, if there are better ones out there, or same quality and cheaper that you know of, I'm all ears!

Intake: Low on my priorities since I just got the car and am not looking to focus on performance, but I'm curious as to what is recommended out there. Something that would perhaps help out with the sounds of the car, and go well with the exhaust setup. Same cost target as the exhaust.

That's all for now. Thanks in advance!
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Here's some exhaust options and sound clips 2005-2009 Ford Mustang Exhaust at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

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test for v6 duals 05-07 Mustang Flowmaster V6 Exhaust | FordMuscle Magazine

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welcome, do the research on exhaust to ensure you dont buy something you will regret later. I would ONLY do true duals not just the single pipe~ mustangs look funny with just one pipe out back.
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Thanks for the replies. I definately don't want to be rash and buy something that I'll end up regretting, which is why I posted this.

Those dual Flowmasters sound amazing! Might just have to save up for those.
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welcome :thumbs2:

Keep in mind that some CAI's for 05-09's require a computer re-tune. If you don't plan on buying a tuner in the future or don't want to drop $379 on one right now get a CAI that doesn't require a tune.
American Muscle has a BBK CAI that works off the factory tune

BBK Cold Air Intake (2005-2009 V6) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

The CAI will get you some better throttle response, a couple of ponies, and a deeper tone out of your exhaust.

As stated above, do research on mods you plan to buy. Sometimes items you hear great things about things that aren't so great.
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lowering springs make a great improvement in the overall look of the s197
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Congrats on the new car, my condolences on your current credit rating. All jokes aside I was dead broke when I got my stang. The first paycheck I got after buying it got me a Magnaflow muffler which made it sound real nice. You don't need to spend big to enjoy it. I've had mine for almost 3 years now and I've got most of the major bolt-on's. It'll never be a V8 but then again, I don't need to fill my tank twice a week and she's still a highly spirited ride. Listen to the guys here and save the cash for true duals. I liked the Magnaflow but I love the Magnaflows. Go to OEM Parts & OEM Wheels - Original Equipment Parts from NewTakeOff for a cheap replacement rear bumper. It's where I got mine and it come prepainted. I got lucky as hell, it's barely 1/2 a shade off and unless the sun hit it just right it looked perfect. I still got it repainted to match completely but you get the drift. Once again, welcome to the club and good luck!
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Thanks for the tips and the links guys!
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WELCOME BRO! CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW MUSTANG!
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Congrats on the new pony! I'm in the same boat.... I was without debt for a few years... and BAM!!! LOL But couldn't be happier!
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Taillights: The Sequential tail lights they got at AmericanMuscle.com looks pretty sweet, and I'm probably going to get those. However, if there are better ones out there, or same quality and cheaper that you know of, I'm all ears!
I got my sequential kit from Web Electric Products about five years ago, and they're nothing but awesome! I did the install in my driveway in about an hour, they work great, and I get nothing but compliments on them. I meant to take a quick video back when I installed them, but being the lazy f'er that I am I never got around to it. Let me know if you're interested and I'll see what I can do about grabbing one tonight.

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