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Old 08-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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1st timer to a Mustang site. Thought I could learn a few more things about my GT
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welcome :thumbs2:

Nice lookin GT. You will learn a ton on this site. For 05+ GT specific questions, I'd post in that section on the forum for the best results.
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Re: Stratolinerider

How to use this site! Really, what are the best "goodies", aftermarket or OEM shifters, suspens, or whatevers.
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Welcome, lot of information here.
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How to use this site! Really, what are the best "goodies", aftermarket or OEM shifters, suspens, or whatevers.
Well, I'm gonna stay away from shifters (uhgmm uhmmm)...but eibach and H&R springs are good for lowering the car. Maximum Motorsports Cast and camber plates are also good when installing springs. Bilstein/Tokico are good brands for shocks/struts.

I can really only give you brands that I've heard are good. I personally don't have an 05+ car.
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Welcome to the site. I'll go ahead and tell you research will be the key to not spending needless or excessive money on anything.

I'd spend twice as long studying up on things versus shopping. Once you figure out what you want the shopping part is easy.
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Well start off with some bolt ons. Usually the first ones are cold air induction (CAI); I never remember what the deal is with CAI and 05+ Mustangs but you may also need a new tune to go with it. No matter what you do however you should always go with a good tune (custom made and not off the shelf, i.e. eBay). CAI doesn't have to be any particular brand, in fact many members just go with an eBay CAI. Important things to look for is a straight and unobstructed (read: not too many twists and turns) pipe. You'll probably want one that will work with the Mass AirFlow sensor (MAF) from the stock intake. If you are particular you could think of getting a product that will also insulates so the air coming in stays cool. But this fact is usually insignificant to even mention to buyers, I just included it for a "FYI". Filters don't matter too much, many members will debate quality of them but for the choice of reusable or throwaway is up to you. You can go with K&N too, but usually that deciding factor is due to the style and name. In my opinion K&N does make a great reusable air filter.

Exhaust which can range from cat-back exhaust (aka catbacks), or just do headers back (or a custom made straight pipes). You can get long tube (LT) headers or Short (Shorties/Shortys) tube headers. LTs usually give a better increase in power and allow more air to flow smoothly. There are also midpipes to choose from, generally the option is between X-pipe and H-pipe, either one with or without (aka off road, or O/R) cats. The power difference between the two is small usually about 2HP. They say H-pipes gives a deeper rumble sound to the exhaust while X-pipes have a higher raspier sound. On the newer motors many like the H-pipe. I usually recommend Kook headers and Borla Catback where most will agree, however there are many others to look out for. MAC is one of them, there is also Magnaflow and Flowmaster exhaust.

Definitely get a short throw shifter though. Members here have MGW, Steeda Tri-Ax, Hurst and I personally have a Pro5.0.

While gears will not add horsepower, they provide a quick-kick-in-the-pants acceleration. Gas mileage is usually affected depending on the driving, but by a few gallons at best. There are many different sizes but recommendation is 3.73:1 (3.73's) for manuals and 4:10 for Autos. That's not to say 4:10 will not work for manual and vice versa but the steeper (higher) you go the quicker your lower gears will be. You'll need a tune after these as well since the Speedo will be off. Get these installed professionally.

You can also get underdrive pulleys (UDP) which will free up some power running to your accessories.

While all these little mods may offer a little bit more power, when and if you go big they will make up a load of difference.

When you have the basic stuff you can start looking into port and polished heads, and engine work, as well as perhaps, super charger, turbo charger or nitrous, or any combination there of

Those are basic performance mods, what do you plan on doing with the car? Straight line racing? Auto-X? Car shows? Best of all worlds?

There are plenty of appearance mods as well as audio system upgrades you can do.
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Thanks for so much helpful info. I don't plan on doing anything extreme horsepower wise,but some cold air and performance computer mods along with catback will be on the list. I do not have any intentions for racing though, I just want to take a cool car to the next level. Next I really need a better shifter. How is the Hurst for old school sake?
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Trust me, when the Mod Bug bites, you're infected

To be perfectly honest I do not know how the Hurst is on the S197, as well as the shifter on any S197 or any Hurst in any car sorry. I don't know if there are any S197s here with the Hurst, but I do know upton has one on his New Edge.

I would have to say check up on some other sites, or even forums, or people who have driven the S197, they can probably give a nice better (honest) opinion for you.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #13
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I figure a Stratoline rider might appreciate a few Stratocasters...

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Old 08-22-2009, 07:30 AM   #15
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You must be ambedexterious, left and right Strats!.....NICE.
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You must be ambedexterious, left and right Strats!.....NICE.
Hehe... the lefty models I converted to righty. Kind of a reverse Hendrix thing.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:38 AM   #17
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What are your plans with the car? Are you looking to make great numbers for a stong build or just something unique to yourself? Light bolt ons and exterior upgrades?
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