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Old 07-25-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Newbie , Questions on moding a 2004 mustang

my parents just helped my buy a 2004 mustang and im new to this site and i have a couple questions on how to upgrade my exhaust to sound better and where to find mustang parts for a reasonable price ,thanks hope you guys can help
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Hey welcome to the site. American muscle is a really good site for mustang parts. I love that site my favorite.
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Thanks man site looks greats i already wanna buy stuff! where did you get your wheels there nice!
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Go to a exhaust shop I got mine for 200 with muffler
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:17 AM   #7
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There konig rims. I got them off of a guy on craigslist for 200 bucks with good tires. And thanks.
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A tuner,or shift kit will make you happy. Gears and tlock will get you a bit faster and burnout. Look into spring ,subframe connector,rear sway bar for handling. Any other help ask me I done a bit to my car
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Re: Newbie , Questions on moding a 2004 mustang

you can buy a GT catback only after you have a dual exhaust adaptor installed~ which requires cutting/welding or you buy an H pipe that fits your V6 and works with a stock catback. The other alternative is to have it all custom fabed 2.25 inch pipe and such, but that is usually done in such a way that it cant be unbolted for working on the transmission etc, its just welded on~
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Also check out Steeda.com or Steeda.ca if you are Canadian. Steeda has excellent stuff for Mustangs as well. Also look at Super Six Motorsports and Tom Morana Racing.
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Late model restoration.com is good to.
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If ur friends are car junkies and don't know much about em, get an exhaust and cai. Exhaust for noise and when u pop the hood, the intake shines and makes everythng look good. Go rims though that's the best upgrade unless u already got bullitts
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Re: Newbie , Questions on moding a 2004 mustang

Congrats on the new stang. In an auto a tuner, gears, tlok will give you some extra get-up-and-go. I use american muscle quite a bit. For exterior mods I use them too. There are really no cheap routes, and once you get started its hard to stop. I started with wheels. A drop changes the look of the car for the better. A few thousand into mine and I still want to do more. Have fun, and welcome to the forums.
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american muscle, they are the best
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Any of our site sponsors are great vendors with great deals and the best prices. Some even offer free shipping

Congrats on your 04 stang...they are great 1st cars with a decent amount of power and good looks to get the panties droppin in the back seat

Exhaust, CAI, underdrive pulley and a tuner are the basic "bolt ons" for the 99-04 v6's.

Gears, windstar intake, tlok, upper/lower intake work are the more moderate bolt ons that tend to be pricier and require professional installation.

Lower end/internals work and forced induction are at the extreme.

It is important to establish some goals for your car. If you drive it for a year and plan on getting a v8 I wouldn't spend a ton, but if you really like the car and plan to keep it you might as well be more serious with modding.

Don't forget cosmetic mods, suspension, brakes and interior.
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Any of our site sponsors are great vendors with great deals and the best prices. Some even offer free shipping

Congrats on your 04 stang...they are great 1st cars with a decent amount of power and good looks to get the panties droppin in the back seat

Exhaust, CAI, underdrive pulley and a tuner are the basic "bolt ons" for the 99-04 v6's.

Gears, windstar intake, tlok, upper/lower intake work are the more moderate bolt ons that tend to be pricier and require professional installation.

Lower end/internals work and forced induction are at the extreme.

It is important to establish some goals for your car. If you drive it for a year and plan on getting a v8 I wouldn't spend a ton, but if you really like the car and plan to keep it you might as well be more serious with modding.

Don't forget cosmetic mods, suspension, brakes and interior.
I agree with all the above except the Windstar upper intake. This is also something that is a fairly easy upgrade which can be done on one's own. The kit from VAP Auto is extremely well put together and Stephan is very helpful if you run into a problem. The only way this is a difficult upgrade is if you try to cobble something together on your own...
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I agree with all the above except the Windstar upper intake. This is also something that is a fairly easy upgrade which can be done on one's own. The kit from VAP Auto is extremely well put together and Stephan is very helpful if you run into a problem. The only way this is a difficult upgrade is if you try to cobble something together on your own...
Yah the windstar intake was the exception...I was leaning towards the gears and internal work.

I agree that if you do the actual kit from VAP it's fairly straight forward. When you try and piece it together from junkyards and online, it can get tricky if you miss something.
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