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Old 10-19-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Got my first Mustang today! 2001 Mustang

Hey everyone, first time mustang owner. Bought this car for 2100, feel it was a good deal car seems perfect and seems to be running perfect beside the dings on it and what the previous owner tried to do to it which you'll see soon its amazing.
It had 1 owner and seems it was well taken care of.
I plan on in the future getting a new set of rims and dipping them matte black, touching up the decal probably re-stripping it since up close it doesn't look that great.
I want to for now change the muffler/muffler tip I don't have the money to buy a complete set for now I would like to change the muffler and tip, I read getting Flowmaster® - Ford Mustang 2001 40 Series Original Muffler

and also adding a tip like this
Flowmaster/Turn down brushed stainless steel exhaust tip - Weld on (15341) | Exhaust Tip | AutoZone.com

But not sure if that's correct and eventually get a real exhaust system and dual exhaust.

I will then eventually get a nice matte or flat black paint job and maybe the v8/cobra bodykit or a different bodykit not sure yet, this is just an idea not sure.

Any other suggestions? Muffler, bodywise etc?
I probably sound like a noob, but trying to make my break here.
Came from having a **** eclipse bought it 6 months ago, week after buying trans blew, has bad pipes underneath 2 months later alternator and battery went a month after that fuel pump went and 2 weeks ago engine went.

Here's just a couple shots I took of it will take more.


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Gratz! That looks really clean for a 2001
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Gratz! That looks really clean for a 2001
Thanks man, that's what I thought has to jump on it. Tested it out today and it drove awesome!
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Congrats man, got mine a couple months ago. ****ing love mustangs now

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Congrats man(:'
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Congrats man, got mine a couple months ago. ****ing love mustangs now

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Congrats man(:'

Thanks fellas, sadly can't get to use the mustang as I need to register it which I'll be doing sometime this week so all it's doing is sitting in the driveway, I'll snap some pictures later of it sitting!


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Decided to check the oil, and this it the color of the oil.


Doesn't smell burnt, but not sure if this a good thing or normal. The owner before me hasn't had any issues with the car and not sure what oil he used. From what I read it needs synthetic, will be going for a change this week.
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Congrats man. It doesn't exactly need synthetic. I use Maxlife 5w-20 with the motorcraft filter. Oil turns that color after being used some time. I'd like to recommend while you wait to buy some Meguiar's PlastX and clean up your headlights with some elbow grease.
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Congrats man. It doesn't exactly need synthetic. I use Maxlife 5w-20 with the motorcraft filter. Oil turns that color after being used some time. I'd like to recommend while you wait to buy some Meguiar's PlastX and clean up your headlights with some elbow grease.
Thanks man, and oh okay I thought it does from what I read on the web. Going to take to get a oil change, filter and fluids topped. I was worried that something would be bad, but as I said doesn't smell bad and theres a decent amount of oil in there. I was going to use the toothpaste method as I've used that on my eclipse headlights sure it took 4 times to get them looking much better but I'll look into what you suggested since these headlights need work. Does Meguiar's PlastX Work better?
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Thanks man, and oh okay I thought it does from what I read on the web. Going to take to get a oil change, filter and fluids topped. I was worried that something would be bad, but as I said doesn't smell bad and theres a decent amount of oil in there. I was going to use the toothpaste method as I've used that on my eclipse headlights sure it took 4 times to get them looking much better but I'll look into what you suggested since these headlights need work. Does Meguiar's PlastX Work better?
Yup. I use PlastX on my headlights, the pony and border in the middle of the grille, emblems, everything plastic
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Yup. I use PlastX on my headlights, the pony and border in the middle of the grille, emblems, everything plastic

Awesome! Will it rid it completely or just put it in a better condition then it is?


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Depends on how bad they are, idk. Yours don't seem that bad though
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Depends on how bad they are, idk. Yours don't seem that bad though
Alright man thanks, is my exhaust set up right? Not sure how mustangs work, I know my eclipse I had a tip on it since I couldn't afford a whole exhaust system right away.
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I still have my stock set up. I have read though that a great option for v6 is divorced duals with Thrush mufflers.
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Yeah instead of getting a tip hide the exhaust under the bumper until you have the money for duals
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so my temporary set up I linked in the OP doesn't work well or isn't right?
Also here are some more pictures of the beauty siting in my driveway behind the junk car, well car that's probably getting junked.





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Also hood was popped in the picture its not broken
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so my temporary set up I linked in the OP doesn't work well or isn't right?
Also here are some more pictures of the beauty siting in my driveway behind the junk car, well car that's probably getting junked.





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Also hood was popped in the picture its not broken

Mustangs are supposed to have dual exhaust and it looks wierd for a mustang to have a single exhaust pipe with a tip on it. Its also a dead giveaway that its a v6.
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Mustangs are supposed to have dual exhaust and it looks wierd for a mustang to have a single exhaust pipe with a tip on it. Its also a dead giveaway that its a v6.
Yeah I know, I have a little v6 can't afford a v8 or a dual exhaust system yet which is why I just want a temp set up to get a nicer deeper sound going on instead of the stock system. Not trying to fool anyone pretending im a v8, I'd just prefer a better sound and from what I read I think its what I posted in the OP but just not sure at all since I'm no car savy and no little to nothing about mustangs.
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Yeah I know, I have a little v6 can't afford a v8 or a dual exhaust system yet which is why I just want a temp set up to get a nicer deeper sound going on instead of the stock system. Not trying to fool anyone pretending im a v8, I'd just prefer a better sound and from what I read I think its what I posted in the OP but just not sure at all since I'm no car savy and no little to nothing about mustangs.

When i had the single exhaust i had flowmaster 40 and then swapped it for a flowmaster 10's. Now i have pypes m-80's on the duals and i wish i would have kept the 10's on
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When i had the single exhaust i had flowmaster 40 and then swapped it for a flowmaster 10's. Now i have pypes m-80's on the duals and i wish i would have kept the 10's on
Flowmaster 40 is just that piece? and whys that man?
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Flowmaster 40 is just that piece? and whys that man?

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Why is what? And i liked the flowmaster 10's better than the 40's because they were a bit louder and had a cool sound to them that the 40's were lacking
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Why is what? And i liked the flowmaster 10's better than the 40's because they were a bit louder and had a cool sound to them that the 40's were lacking

Might look into that, and I meant why when you talked about still wanting your 10's. I would buy the piece in my link and take it to the shop and they would know what to do with it?


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May go with the 44's. or 10's not sure, any recommendations? Is there a difference in how loud and deep etc..
Any suggestions on the turndown tip? Will it provide a louder deeper sound?
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May go with the 44's. or 10's not sure, any recommendations? Is there a difference in how loud and deep etc..
Any suggestions on the turndown tip? Will it provide a louder deeper sound?

The 10's were a bit louder than the 40's thanks to them being chambered. Since they were chambered it gave it a distinct sound
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The 10's were a bit louder than the 40's thanks to them being chambered. Since they were chambered it gave it a distinct sound

I heard that in some videos found a couple single exhaust. Most dual exhaust I'll eventually upgrade to a true dual exhaust.
Still thinking about the turndown tip.


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I recommend just saving ur money cause its only like $150 more to get divorced duals and $350 if you want to have high flow cats installed with the duals
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I recommend just saving ur money cause its only like $150 more to get divorced duals and $350 if you want to have high flow cats installed with the duals

What would I do buy the parts for a dual? Or do I tell my mechanic I want dual?


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What would I do buy the parts for a dual? Or do I tell my mechanic I want dual?


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Tell the mechanic.
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Tell the mechanic.

Thanks man, really appreciate the help sorry if I sound like such a scrub.
And with the divorced duals I'll need to purchase 2 flow masters or 1?


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Thanks man, really appreciate the help sorry if I sound like such a scrub.
And with the divorced duals I'll need to purchase 2 flow masters or 1?


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Np man. Thats what the forums are for. You will need to get two mufflers if you are going to go with the duals. Check with your mechanic and see how much he can get them for.
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Np man. Thats what the forums are for. You will need to get two mufflers if you are going to go with the duals. Check with your mechanic and see how much he can get them for.

Thanks man, may go with duals right way or just stay single for a bit.


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Anyone know if a eclipse gt 01 rims would fit on a mustang? My dad has after market rims he bought for his eclipse when he bought back then and once he got rid of he kept the rims put away


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Is it four lug or five?
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Is it four lug or five?

I think it's 5 lugs, excuse me but the lugs are what you untighten to remove the tire correct?
Eclipse gt rims have 5 lugs if so.


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I think it's 5 lugs, excuse me but the lugs are what you untighten to remove the tire correct?
Eclipse gt rims have 5 lugs if so.


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