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Old 07-11-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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I got my car in November... The mustang has 96k miles... Everything is stock... iwant to know if ican do anything to improve gas mileage and handling
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Re: Stock 99' V6

More info please. That will be the next set of ????'s engine, trans, any mods already done.
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its completely stock... no mods or anything touched... V6 1999 Mustang
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Auto or 5 speed
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Re: Stock 99' V6

A tune will probably be the best way to increase mpg's. A freer flowing exhaust will probably help some, not a whole lot though.
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Well,

If it's an auto the J mod from VAP Auto is a great mod and beefs up your tranny. A CAI, underdrive pulley from Steeda, Windstar upper intake kit from VAP Auto and full true dual exhaust with free flow cats are all mods that will help get you better milage if you tie it all in with a good tune.
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If it's an auto the J mod from VAP Auto is a great mod and beefs up your tranny. A CAI, underdrive pulley from Steeda, Windstar upper intake kit from VAP Auto and full true dual exhaust with free flow cats are all mods that will help get you better milage if you tie it all in with a good tune.
Agreed. But skip the cai if you wanna do the windstar since it comes with the whole assembly.

A tuner will probably be your best bet as far as pulling some extra mpg's though. That along with a lighter foot on the pedal
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Agreed. But skip the cai if you wanna do the windstar since it comes with the whole assembly.

A tuner will probably be your best bet as far as pulling some extra mpg's though. That along with a lighter foot on the pedal
Lol...that's probably the best mod tiger...lightening your right foot!
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Take extra weight off like the engine and wheels
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Oh and as far as handling, a nice set of shocks/struts/springs will help out. I recommend the toxico hp's with either h&r or eibach springs. A set of cc plates may be needed based on how low u go.
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Re: Stock 99' V6

If you have an auto, I'd say skip the j-mod and shift kits that require you to tear into your transmission...the adjustments in the tunes do more than enough and also extend the longevity of the transmission.
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If you have an auto, I'd say skip the j-mod and shift kits that require you to tear into your transmission...the adjustments in the tunes do more than enough and also extend the longevity of the transmission.
Agreed. Or at least wait on that till you do the other bolt-ons
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J-mod is perfect for a stock car. A Cai doesn't next to nothing. A tuner does nothing unless you use 91 or higher gas. Exhaust is sound very little gain. Windstar and jmod. Add gears and tlock will make it a beast
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J-mod is perfect for a stock car. A Cai doesn't next to nothing. A tuner does nothing unless you use 91 or higher gas. Exhaust is sound very little gain. Windstar and jmod. Add gears and tlock will make it a beast
Not totally true.

Even the 87 octane tune will perform better as the shift points are aimed towards mid range power on the street. The actual horsepower and torque gains will be minimal, maybe a few to wheels at best, but for auto cars, even the regular 87 octane tunes are worth the price.

Also, you're going to need the tuner to adjust for the gears, so you might as well purchase the tuner first, enjoy the gains, then update the tune. That's the beauty of buying thru Bama Tunes at American Muscle. Free tunes for life is very convenient.
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J-mod is perfect for a stock car. A Cai doesn't next to nothing. A tuner does nothing unless you use 91 or higher gas. Exhaust is sound very little gain. Windstar and jmod. Add gears and tlock will make it a beast
Gears and took are not MPG friendly
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True but tlock does help handling .
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True but tlock does help handling .
Lol. We could all go back and forth. I think the op needs to put up some more info on what exactly he wants and what his budget is.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:26 AM   #19
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its 5speed stick. and price range $3000
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its 5speed stick. and price range $3000
Well you could just about wrap up the boltons with that much. Id do windstar, pulley, and tune. Decide if you want long tube headers or not. Then get a midpipe and catback and youll be good to go. I recommend the exhaust setup in my sig

Depending on your skill, you could also fit shocks, struts and springs in there
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I actually drive the same car man mines is a 5speef with 67k mi on it..a few mods I did that I noticed increased my mpg were my c.a.i and I had dual exhaust put on it...I would do a c.a.i first if you are on a low budget..you can find very reliable ones for dirty cheap on ebay for a noticable difference in throttle response and mpg..best of luck 2 ya fellow 6er!
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I would lower the suspension for handling IMO
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I would lower the suspension for handling IMO
Thats my next project..do I need anything other than the springs?
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #25
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how much estinated is an c.a.i.? does it matter which brand? which brand is more reliable? does c.a.i. let the car take off faster too?
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If you go with the Winstar upper intake you get almost the complete CAI with it, you just need to buy the filter and a coupler. So two birds with one stone for about $400.
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If you go with the Winstar upper intake you get almost the complete CAI with it, you just need to buy the filter and a coupler. So two birds with one stone for about $400.
Yes good point...if you are even considering the windstar intake, save the cash on the CAI...you can pick up a replacement filter on American Muscle and other vendors for around $40. You'd just have to match the inlet size to make sure the filter would fit.

If you don't think you're going to do the windstar for a long time and you want a CAI then you could pick up a Bomz CAI off Ebay for $40, use it till the windstar and put the Bomz filter on. Again I'd make sure the inlet sizes are the same.
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...with 3 grand he could pick up a power pack from super six. That's my next project. Not sure if it's mpg friendly though.
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...with 3 grand he could pick up a power pack from super six. That's my next project. Not sure if it's mpg friendly though.
Tom Morana has similar kinds of parts and in my opinion a bit better prices.
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