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Old 03-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Even worth messing with?

So I have 3 different carts ready to buy stuff in from some part providers and I'm wondering if besides basic maintenance and tune-up and what not if it's even worth spending my money on performance stuff for an 03 V6 with 140k miles on it? I'm talking cold air intake, aftermarket flowmaster muffler and what not? Or should I just save for my old restoration project I dream of having some day after college? Don't wanna spend all my money on her if she's gonna crap out on me by 160k.
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I have 150k miles and its going and still modding. What are you goals first off?
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Mileage is just a number, the higher it is the higher chance the motor will fail, HOWEVER, if well maintained im sure you can run for a very very long time! Also a mustang (like mine) with 45k miles on it can fail at 50k miles if i dont change oil/spark plugs ect and take care of my ride. So all in all, go mod you ride but always keep money aside to fix/maintain your ride! Hope it helps!
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Thanks guys! I'll take these tips and run with it! My friend has a 98 gt with 198k on it. I'll see if I can beat it!

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I have 150k miles and its going and still modding. What are you goals first off?
Goals are nothing big. Add a little horsepower, little more growl, keep leaking oil from Ford fools to a minimum, and keep the ride clean. Not too much modding on this pony. That'll come with my project in about 5 years, hopefully. Would like to learn how to build one from the ground up.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #5
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My first 95GT had over 200k when I sold it, my brothers 89 was approaching 300k when we decided to take it apart. My buddies 89 4cyl has 280k+ miles.. Ford makes a good product!
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Mine has 160k on it still burn through 3 gears at eas I don't do it much but have .. I know its hard on her but sometimes she needs it LOL..
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Mine has 160k on it still burn through 3 gears at eas I don't do it much but have .. I know its hard on her but sometimes she needs it LOL..
+1 same here
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I'm doin a 100k service on mine and I'm doin plugs, wires, coil, trans fluid, diff fluid, flush the radiator, rotors and pads, new belts and new light bulbs. That's basically everything that can go bad in 100k and so if I do it now I'll be good for another 100k or so. You also need to consider that the "car maintenance schedule" isnt writin up for guys like us who ride our ponys hard. They were writin up for the grandma driver who lives in a magical land where it's always 70 degrees and the roads are butter smooth and have no pot holes. Soon I'll be doin the springs, shocks and suspension rubber.
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Re: Even worth messing with?

Hmmm very true! I don't ride my pony hard at all though. I have a 1.3 mile commute to work 5 days a week and another .8 to church one day a week! Then she sits in the garage.
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Nice then you could prob get away with the basics and spread the rest out
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I have a 99 with 220 k. Still running strong. Beat that
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Nice man, not even using a cane eh? Lol
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Hmmm very true! I don't ride my pony hard at all though. I have a 1.3 mile commute to work 5 days a week and another .8 to church one day a week! Then she sits in the garage.
That must be a killer commute. I'd get a bicycle for that, so my Mustang would always be clean.
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I don't even work a mile from my townhouse.. at 40 mph down the road she barely feels any of it
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That must be a killer commute. I'd get a bicycle for that, so my Mustang would always be clean.
She's always clean, promise!!
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Our mustang motors have pistions that are called hypertonic.....meaning they are a very hard/solid. If you have done regular maaintanance on your mustang then that motor can go all the way up to 200,000
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