you shouldn't have any problem against that tbird, they run about the same times through the 1/4, esp if his has been beat badly..
PCM reflash (SCT?) would work wonders for your car..
better shift points
slightly more aggressive timing
only problem is you'd have to use premium fuel..
a taller rear-end ratio would help a good bit too (but I'm not too familiar with the v6 trans ratios.. so wouldn't know what to recommend)
You won't see too much gain with a CAI and exhaust on a v6..
2012 IS F Blue IS F Sport
2006 Mustang V6 wannabe