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Old 02-23-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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First car- what modifications?

Well I've had a mustang (00') for 4 months now. Now deciding to actually do things to it. I just bought a Cold Air Intake (SR. Performance) and it should be coming in soon. I would like to know if anyone has any modifications that I should add?

PS : really new with cars I'm 16 years old

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Gear swap and a tune will make it a whole different animal oh and drop a tint on the windows.


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Oh forgot to mention I did do tints as well. I'll check up on the tune 👀


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You would probably get more bang for your buck if you did the gears first.


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You would probably get more bang for your buck if you did the gears first.


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You would need the tuner to adjust the speedometer if you get gears..... Tuner should come first.
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You would need the tuner to adjust the speedometer if you get gears..... Tuner should come first.

Actually you can get the plastic gears that Ford uses for like twenty bucks or so that changes the speedometer to the correct reading. Here is just a quick example that I just googled up.

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^ Or you can just get a tune god damnit
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^ Or you can just get a tune god damnit

$300 to $400 for a tuner or $20 for a gear. Oh and don't swear at me until you know me.


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Post 1999 Mustangs have an electronic speedometer... Not analog.
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We should also probably find out which transmission OP has anyway. He either has the T5 or 4R70w, but it helps to know.
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First car- what modifications?

This might be true but to be honest with you I have been out of the game for so long that I honestly don't know. I was just trying to save him some cash. With my wife's '14 V6 I will order the gears and have them done by a pro but I will also be ordering a tuner at the same time to adjust it all the way I want.





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Yea thats what most people do nowadays, either tune it first and then get gears, or tune + gears at the same time.
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$300 to $400 for a tuner or $20 for a gear. Oh and don't swear at me until you know me.


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Haha it's all casual man don't take it so seriously.

I'm a firm believer of aftermarket tuning. $400 is totally worth it. I've spent $645 on tuning in the past few years and plan to spend another $200-$1,000 in the coming years depending on where my build goes.
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Okay so tune then get gears? Anything on the appearance side like the exterior?


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Just do appearance things to the car since you cant make much power there is no need to be wasting money in performance other than an exhaust
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That's a tough question to ask because everybody has different visions for their ride. I wanted mine to be quick off the line, so i went looking for mods that cater to acceleration
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As you said, you're only 16, so I know you're on a budget and don't have bags of money to be getting a tune and gears. So what I suggest is going more on the aesthetic side before performance (if you decided to keep the car long enough to mod its performance). So you can check out American Muscle, get yourself a nice shorty antenna to give it a modern look. Maybe go with the decklid and valence back out, get tail light and 3rd brake light tints. True duals, 35mm throttle body, and you're gonna have to save up for this one, but a nice set of staggered saleens. Some lower springs to get a nice stance and a Mach 1 chin spoiler.


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Oh forgot to mention I did do tints as well. I'll check up on the tune


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Tune, gears and throttle body. I think these are absolute necessities for our 6 banners!! The throttle response and getting power to the ground is terrible in our cars stock! Lowering springs are great too but take a look at your shock/struts before you buy them. Probably will need to buy both at the same time

one day i hope to have something pretty damn witty here
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Tune, gears and throttle body. I think these are absolute necessities for our 6 banners!! The throttle response and getting power to the ground is terrible in our cars stock! Lowering springs are great too but take a look at your shock/struts before you buy them. Probably will need to buy both at the same time

one day i hope to have something pretty damn witty here

Throttle body realistically does nothing on these cars,; unless your f/I. It's a waste of money for a naturally aspirated 3.8 v6.


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Gears and tune would be my vote as well. Not sure how much more $$ you are going to want to put into performance.
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What is your budget?


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Even if money is an issue if you set your mind on a project and you work your a$$ off you will get whatever you want bro. I set up an account that i transfer $150 out of every check to spend on parts.
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If you are looking for exterior looks, then I would go for tint, shorty antenna, hood decal, and mustang decal lettering for the back bumper. Maybe some sort of striping on the side or better yet, a mustang. Replacing the side scoops is something some like to do as well.

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Much thanks to everyone! I don't really have a budget but whatever money I get from like mowing laws I use it towards unnecessary things so I'm gonna put that money for parts and etc. thanks for everyone it's giving me ideas of what to get. I think I'm going with the exhaust firs


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If you are looking for exterior looks, then I would go for tint, shorty antenna, hood decal, and mustang decal lettering for the back bumper. Maybe some sort of striping on the side or better yet, a mustang. Replacing the side scoops is something some like to do as well.

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But, realistically the BBK throttle body spring is three times larger on the diameter . The difference in feel and response warrants it. One of my favorite upgrades I ever did. Still tune and gears first for the most bang for your buck. But it all depends what the budget is and what direction you want to take it.

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Okay so tune then get gears? Anything on the appearance side like the exterior?


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I also started off modding this in high school not too long ago. Start off small, but then if you get a better job the mods start flowing in.
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I also started off modding this in high school not too long ago. Start off small, but then if you get a better job the mods start flowing in.
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Welcome and nice sixer!

Read thru this article to get an idea of where to start on your v6..it's an oldie but still relevant for the 99-04 new edge v6's.

V6 Mustang Modification Guide - Mustang Evolution

I bought my 03 when I was 15 and it's taken ~10 years for me to get it this far. Probably won't do too much else now that there's a 4v in the stable.

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Welcome and nice sixer!

Read thru this article to get an idea of where to start on your v6..it's an oldie but still relevant for the 99-04 new edge v6's.

V6 Mustang Modification Guide - Mustang Evolution

I bought my 03 when I was 15 and it's taken ~10 years for me to get it this far. Probably won't do too much else now that there's a 4v in the stable.

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Haha it's all casual man don't take it so seriously.

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Sorry I am not usually so sensitive but I had surgery on my junk and was in a decent amount of pain that day.


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