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Old 08-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Upgrades?!!

So I've had my mustang for a few years now and not really sure what upgrades like to make it have more horsepower I bought a few things but I want more horsepower out of my car! I have the screamin coilpack, cold air intake, and Mac Dual exhaust all from American Muscle what else could I do???
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Have you heard of tuners? If not then go ahead and get some info on them they are basically a tool that frees up hp.
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Gears make a big difference also
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Yes they do, they don't add hp but they will make you feel like they do
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They multiply your torque.. If your engine makes 200lbs of torque at the crank and you have 2.90s you put 580 to the wheels, if you have 3.73s you put 746 to the wheels, (more or less) that's basically what it does
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I can get you a great tune setup with a handheld, same place that tuned my built car, Ortiz Performance.
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Thanks guy yeah I've seen the bama tuners on American muscle and gear wise I was thinking of getting 4.10s.
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Thanks guy yeah I've seen the bama tuners on American muscle and gear wise I was thinking of getting 4.10s.
Are you automatic or manual?
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Automatic.
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Automatic.
Many people say go 4.10 for auto, 3.73 for manual for gears. The 4.10 are not very good for highway driving, so if mpg is a factor take that into consideration. I personally want to buy a 8.8 rear from a gt and put in 3.73 due to the fact I will be driving highway a lot
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4.10's won't kill you're mpg maybe 1-2 but nothing drastically. People say that because when they install them it's hard to keep their foot of the gas. I have 4.10 's on my manual and I'm doing about 2200 at 65
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Udp adds 8 hp.
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4.10's won't kill you're mpg maybe 1-2 but nothing drastically. People say that because when they install them it's hard to keep their foot of the gas. I have 4.10 's on my manual and I'm doing about 2200 at 65
Are you positive? I've seen many people say how it drops big time. I don't have any expletive with them so I just go off of everyone else
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lose the screamin demon coil pack for something decent like MSD or Motorcraft...as for other mods check out the v6 section you'll find loads of ideas and also welcome to the site
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Are you positive? I've seen many people say how it drops big time. I don't have any expletive with them so I just go off of everyone else
no he's right you don't lose alot of mpg...it's more about the person driving the car lol
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Yes I am positive. I only dropped about 2 mpg when calculating it.
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no he's right you don't lose alot of mpg...it's more about the person driving the car lol
I never knew that.. Haha. Just outta curiosity. What's the top speed difference between the 3.73 and 4.10? V6 auto like the OP and I
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So I've had my mustang for a few years now and not really sure what upgrades like to make it have more horsepower I bought a few things but I want more horsepower out of my car! I have the screamin coilpack, cold air intake, and Mac Dual exhaust all from American Muscle what else could I do???
These guys have all pointed you in the right direction. I would recommend going with a Tuner and a Set of 4.10 Gears! This will really wake your car up and make it a lot faster. These are two of the most beneficial mods you can do for a Mustang!

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I can get you a great tune setup with a handheld, same place that tuned my built car, Ortiz Performance.
How much does it cost for the handheld, tunes, etc. I've heard people say Ortiz is better than Bama
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I really appreciate all the answers! I'm going to go with the 4.10s
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How much does it cost for the handheld, tunes, etc. I've heard people say Ortiz is better than Bama
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How much does it cost for the handheld, tunes, etc. I've heard people say Ortiz is better than Bama
i believe 2-3 people on this site of 33,000 run Ortiz on here...that being said don't forget we have an AM discount so that could help you along your way to a tune
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i believe 2-3 people on this site of 33,000 run Ortiz on here...that being said don't forget we have an AM discount so that could help you along your way to a tune
Yeah that comes into play haha especially since its cheaper without the discount
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Yeah that comes into play haha especially since its cheaper without the discount
cheaper without the discount?
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Ortiz is $400 for tunes with a new handheld..

And yes only a few people here have his tune, all of which stepped up from bama and couldn't be happier, I have Ortiz's tune and it was a step up from a dyno tune at HPPracing haha

Not trying to sound like bashing if it does, just proving a point.
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i'm glad you're all happy with your purchase. maybe you should convince Ortiz to apply for a vendor slot.
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Wow didn't know we had a discount that's going to help alot how do I use it?
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Wow didn't know we had a discount that's going to help alot how do I use it?
It's 6% off with unlimited uses. Just pm one of the American muscle employees on the forums and they will hook you up if you have at least 50 posts
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It's 6% off with unlimited uses. Just pm one of the American muscle employees on the forums and they will hook you up if you have at least 50 posts
Thanks that's going to help alot with everything I want.
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Okay if I get the 4.10s want it eventually break my axles if I don't get 8.8 axles also will the engine be able to pull it with out the car bogging down?
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Okay if I get the 4.10s want it eventually break my axles if I don't get 8.8 axles also will the engine be able to pull it with out the car bogging down?
If you get 4.10 gears for a 7.5 rear end you shouldn't have a problem
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Does a 99 have the 7.5 rear end?

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If you get 4.10 gears for a 7.5 rear end you shouldn't have a problem
Does a 99 have the 7.5 rear end?
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