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Old 03-24-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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Hey guys just picked up a 2000 mustang v6. Ive put bbk headers on it bbk cai and magnaflow dual exhaust on it. Also put koni rear shock front struts . H and r super sport lowering springs and s and r performance swaya bars and castor camber plates. Im ordering 18 inch bullitt wheels from american muscle. I would like to get some feedback on what yall think about these mods and would like recomendations on gears for it. And where to get them?
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Hey guys just picked up a 2000 mustang v6. Ive put bbk headers on it bbk cai and magnaflow dual exhaust on it. Also put koni rear shock front struts . H and r super sport lowering springs and s and r performance swaya bars and castor camber plates. Im ordering 18 inch bullitt wheels from american muscle. I would like to get some feedback on what yall think about these mods and would like recomendations on gears for it. And where to get them?

Hey Dbcrusader36 - Welcome to MustangEvolution. Congratulations on the recent purchase and way to go on the mods. It's looking like you picked up the mod bug pretty quickly. I'm happy to help point you in the right direction on the Bullitt Wheels just let me know whenever you're looking to have them picked up.

In order for me along with everyone else in here to get a better idea on what would be the Best Gears for you can you let us know what type of commute you have? if the car is manual/auto etc?

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Old 03-24-2015, 01:08 PM   #3
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Get some 17in bullitts since they come with the option to have 315 rear tires and that will make your car look angry from behind
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Hey alex thanks! Its a 2000 v6 manual and im pretty much just driving highway to and from work. Just wanna give this pony a bit more giddyup!!

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Get some 17in bullitts since they come with the option to have 315 rear tires and that will make your car look angry from behind
Sounds good superdrift. I found a set from lmr with nittos on em for like 1400 bucks
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They should be cheeper than that
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Youre right. 1299.00 plus 22.99 for new lugs
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Then put in the forum discount code and you will get like $100 off
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Then put in the forum discount code and you will get like $100 off
Hey what is the forum discount code
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Hey what is the forum discount code
All the details are in the post linked below

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Ordering it from LMR. They have it in stock AM doesnt know when they are getting them back in stock
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Hey guys im also thinking about putting the bbk throttlebody on as well. Is it really worth it???
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Gears are one of the best bang for your buck mods next to FI.
Don't fear the gear, 4.10's are a good gear even with highway driving. But if you feel more comfortable with 3.73's or 3.90's you will still see drastic improvements over the factory 3.27's. Expect to pay 400-800 for labor and this should include a bearing rebuild and fluids.

Keep in mind you will need a tune or speedo adjustment at a minimum post gear install.

17x10.5" are nice and they look bad*ss but keep in mind they are heavy, and more rotational mass will hinder your car's performance. Unless you're making serious power where a wider patch is needed to hook anything over a 275 really isn't necessary on the v6's.

Don't waste the coin on a throttle body..minimal gains for the money, better spent on a tune or towards gears.
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Thank you sonic pony!!!
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Any recommendations on a tuner??
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You will get mixed opinions on tuners, what type of tune etc.

For a v6 I think the custom tune options from American Muscle are perfect. They are safe (now) and produce decent improvements, as well as the ability to adjust for tire sizes, gears, and most importantly shift points/firmness on autos.

Bama Performance thru American Muscle uses SCT which I prefer. I have an SCT X3 with custom tunes for my 03 v6 and a Diablosport Predator for my Mach 1 and I prefer the interface of the SCT over the Diablosport.

Bama will tune based off your mods and also offers free tunes/updates for life so that's a nice perk.
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Gears are one of the best bang for your buck mods next to FI.
Don't fear the gear, 4.10's are a good gear even with highway driving. But if you feel more comfortable with 3.73's or 3.90's you will still see drastic improvements over the factory 3.27's. Expect to pay 400-800 for labor and this should include a bearing rebuild and fluids.

Keep in mind you will need a tune or speedo adjustment at a minimum post gear install.

17x10.5" are nice and they look bad*ss but keep in mind they are heavy, and more rotational mass will hinder your car's performance. Unless you're making serious power where a wider patch is needed to hook anything over a 275 really isn't necessary on the v6's.

Don't waste the coin on a throttle body..minimal gains for the money, better spent on a tune or towards gears.
I just recommended the 315's mainly because they look badass and will make people think that there is something more than a 3.8 in there.
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I just recommended the 315's mainly because they look badass and will make people think that there is something more than a 3.8 in there.
Oh I agree 100%, that's why I have them on my v6

But I never hesitate to tell v6 owners that if they are trying to make their v6 perform faster throwing on 26lb wheels on a 150 rwhp open differential car probably isn't the best thing to do lol.
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3.73 in the manual. If you're going to rebuild a rear end with 3.73 then search for an 8.8. Get rid of the **** 7.5.


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Well I would say going to the 8.8" really depends on what the OP plans on doing with the car. If it's going to be a mild bolt on car then the 7.5" will do just fine. Even with full bolt ons those v6's don't make enough low end torque to snap axles and trash rear ends instantly.

And ratio's over 3.73's are just fine. I have 4.10's in my 5spd Mach 1 and I'm running ~2400 rpms at 70mph in 5th, so it's not terrible. The exhaust is loud as f*ck but no cats and straight thru's will do that lol.

There's a bit more to getting an 8.8" than most people think. Unless you know the true mileage and condition of the rear I'd plan on cracking it open and rebuilding/replacing the tlok, new bearings and fluids.
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Well I would say going to the 8.8" really depends on what the OP plans on doing with the car. If it's going to be a mild bolt on car then the 7.5" will do just fine. Even with full bolt ons those v6's don't make enough low end torque to snap axles and trash rear ends instantly.

And ratio's over 3.73's are just fine. I have 4.10's in my 5spd Mach 1 and I'm running ~2400 rpms at 70mph in 5th, so it's not terrible. The exhaust is loud as f*ck but no cats and straight thru's will do that lol.

There's a bit more to getting an 8.8" than most people think. Unless you know the true mileage and condition of the rear I'd plan on cracking it open and rebuilding/replacing the tlok, new bearings and fluids.
Ok so i am pretty sure about the 3.73s and an auburn differential. Are you 100 percent sure im ok with my 7.5 rear?? And im also thinking about upgrading to a spec 1 clutch
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Oh and i just uploaded a couple pics with the new tires and wheels on. As well as all the new suspension parts installed!!!
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Ok so i am pretty sure about the 3.73s and an auburn differential. Are you 100 percent sure im ok with my 7.5 rear?? And im also thinking about upgrading to a spec 1 clutch
Well nothing's 100 percent, even after you build it up, welcome to the world of mechanical things, there's always a chance for failure.

I am pretty confident if your v6 is a stock/bolt ons car, then the 7.5" will do just fine. If you go nitrous, FI or build the motor and are generating serious stress on the drivetrain then I'd suggest upgrading to the 8.8".

Also, can you still get a FRPP 7.5" Tlok? The Auburn units are nice but you pay for it where as the FRPP units are half the cost and do the same thing.
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