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Old 12-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Next Mods on 96 v6

Hey all,

I've been reading past threads but I'm still not sure what I want to do next.

I currently have shorty headers, a cold air intake, dual exhaust.

I plan on getting this for Christmas:
- MGW short throw shifter
- Retro white shift knob
- White face reverse glow gauge insert

Now, what would you say would be the next mods to get after saving up work+holiday money?

I've heard:
- Tuner
- Gears
- 8.8 swap

How much would a tuner such as a BAMA tune help? (Stock gears, daily driver). I'm just looking to give the car a little more oomph, performance, and acceleration. Would a tuner be better before gears? If there is anything I'm missing, let me know, all ideas considered!

Thanks a bunch.

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Old 12-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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Tuner will be the best thing to get next. I'm in the same phase you are I need to get a tuner then do my 8.8 swap with some new higher ratio gears.

Then after that you'll be getting into the expensive stuff lol

You'll also eventually want some long tube headers and lower it a well. Long tube headers will get you some better flow an let the engine breath even more. Then after that you can get a bigger cam, frot and rear sway bars, and the bar that goes over the engine (idk why I can't think of it ATM!!!)

But yes a tuner should be your next purchase. Everyone says that's what they see the most gains from immediately out of everything when just starting to modify your stang.

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Old 12-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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Tuner before gears, so that way when you swap the gears out you can fix your speedometer yourself and don't have to drive around with an incorrect speedo and odometer readings waiting till you can afford a tuner or a recalibration setup.

I can set you up with a tuner too if you're interested.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I've just ordered my MGW shifter and knob. A tuner will probably be next on my list!
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