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Old 12-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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It's my first domestic project and it's a 97 v6 all stock except for y pipe with straight pipe and gt rear end with limited slip looking for quick and not to pricey exterior and power gaining mods help please
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#1 Tune up and oil, all fluids, routine maintenance to re-gain old horsepower..
Light weight = fast, so if you can deal with no back seat, a rear seat delete, get rid of spare tire, empty trunk, etc.
Usually people will tell you that you will lose a ton of traction etc, But with your locked rear end and 120 RWHP traction is easy to keep. Ask me how I know, lol

Depending on your money, Get a dual exhaust, CAI, Under drive pulleys, And a tuner and you should see about 20 HP from that depending on the tune and the mileage I would guess.

For every 10% gain in power, It's noticeable driving Horsepower, Keep that in mind.
The 96-98 V6's are rated at 150 Crank horsepower, so to gain enough to really go.. "Hey thats nice.." A tuner is needed, or a port, polish of heads and intake, etc.

Just pick how much you want to spend on it, And get back with us, we will let you know what else to buy. Lol
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IM particular about my cars so I keep all fluids changed and all things in check Cai is next on my list and thanks for the advice but is there things I can do exterior wise cheap or free I know some things like shortie ant. And caliper paint but pretty much blind from there thanks...

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Ow have to have the back but trunk is empty except small system gotta have a good radio
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Shortie is a good one, so is the calipers, Maybe just do a paint restoration or something?

New headlights/corner lights are a good start, I couldn't believe how much better the front looked after I swapped the cobra headlights onto mine.

Paint the grill pony Red to match the car as close as possible maybe?
Maybe Black?

Do little things like a good polish wash wax, etc. things to make the paint pop like it was new. This was my car when I first got it..


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Old 12-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #5
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Ya my paint is pretty shot lol I've tried wax and paint restoration but didn't help getting a paint job with taxes nice car by the way actually liked the first steering wheel better. Just my opinion though how hard would it be to paint my wheels black
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Depending if you want to do it the hard way, On the car..

Or the easy way, off of the car.

Just make sure you prep the surface really well, Good prep makes the paint job worth it.
Prep is 95% of painting something properly, to keep a good even finish.

It's easy, just takes time and some elbow grease.
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post some pics of your car OP...and welcome back Skargon
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Glad to be here, Still looking good Bra'.

How'd the wedding N such go?
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it went great thanks for asking
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Nice, nice. Now, For you OP..

Get some pic's of the car, we can tell you things you need to do if we can see what it needs.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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will tomorrow evening gotta take some
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Sorry didn't take any more worked late and it got to dark


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Old 12-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #13
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Well just get some whenever you have the time, we're not going anywhere.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #14
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Only good one i could get it was raining lol

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i'd say if you aren't attached to the rocker stripes i'd pull them off...if you like them maybe a color change...black would be nice since you're painting the wheels black
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Ya I thought about have the local decal place make me new ones black and with different lettering
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Mine had the stupid running ponies when I got it, i removed them as soon as i got it to the house. Im not a fan of decals personally. I like the clean and sleek look.
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New headlights/Corner lights would do wonders for you, and a Chin spoiler
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Is American musle the cheapest on lights
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ebay also has great deals
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Ebay is where I got my corner lights, they were 24$ with free shipping for both.
My Cobra headlights I got from a wrecked cobra for 5$
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See I was goin to junkyards and looking effort taillights and the cheapest I found were 25 a piece
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Craigslist for some lights plus I have some lights
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Try Ebay for headlights/tail lights I guarantee you can find some good deals on some real nice ones
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What kinda lights you got
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Just type in 94-98 Mustang Corner Light and a bunch should show up, I dont think they sell mine anymore, I could be wrong
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You willing to sell yours kicker
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Sorry bout cat pic girlfreind had phone lol didn't mean to
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So what do most junk yards charge for parts? I need new air vents and some new headlights for my stang
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It just depends. Ive been to a few that would just give you the vents, and some that would try and charge you an arm and a leg. Most tend to not have headlights, as most stangs that I usually see have been wrecked, most commonly front end damage. Youll just have to call one up or go and ask.
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Headlights about 30 to 35 a piece and air vents shouldn't be but five or ten bucks
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Headlights about 30 to 35 a piece and air vents shouldn't be but five or ten bucks
Yeah the ones I have keep flaking really bad and I'm hoping someone will have some some after market ones I can snag
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About 40 more bucks you can get any kind you want off American muscle
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