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Old 06-12-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Newbie with a stang..

Hey guys.. I am just checking in while looking for a good mustang forum. I am new to Mustangs but not new to modifying cars.

I just recently picked up a 2010 V6 Stang. I am looking for more mods for it and also a place to hang and talk on.

Hit me up if you want to chat, anytime.
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Hey guys.. I am just checking in while looking for a good mustang forum. I am new to Mustangs but not new to modifying cars.

I just recently picked up a 2010 V6 Stang. I am looking for more mods for it and also a place to hang and talk on.

Hit me up if you want to chat, anytime.
Welcome and post pics of your ride when you get the chance. This is a great forum and the members are very helpful
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Here are a few pics of my new ride. I've only had it about a week and already had my exhaust changed to a flowmaster.
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Nice. What other plans do you have for it?
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Don't know. I am looking to see what other bolt ons I can do to it right now. I am not familiar with these cars at all, yet, so I am still kind of foggy on what is good and what isn't.
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Don't know. I am looking to see what other bolt ons I can do to it right now. I am not familiar with these cars at all, yet, so I am still kind of foggy on what is good and what isn't.
Well gears and a posi-trac are the best bolt-ons, but the install can be pricey. A tuner is always a good investment. Although you want to make sure you dont void your warranty.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Yea, warranty is always something that is on my mind. At some point I am going to have to if I continue to mod it.

I would def have to find a shop as I am just not able to install things like I used to.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

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Nice looking 2010...exhaust is a great start. A CAI with a tune will net some decent hp's. The newer mustangs (05-10) respond way better to smaller mods like CAI's and exhaust. As said, you may want to be careful with some mods so you don't void your warranty.

In addition to performance mods there are plenty of appearance (both exterior/interior) mods to do. You can also do suspension, brakes, and rear end mods.

American Muscle is a great place to get parts...fair prices with free shipping. They are also a site sponsor:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/2010-m...tml?headertabs

NQS Performance is also a site sponsor and offers great suspension components, may want to check them out as well.

http://nqsperformance.com/default.aspx
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Nice looking 2010...exhaust is a great start. A CAI with a tune will net some decent hp's. The newer mustangs (05-10) respond way better to smaller mods like CAI's and exhaust. As said, you may want to be careful with some mods so you don't void your warranty.

In addition to performance mods there are plenty of appearance (both exterior/interior) mods to do. You can also do suspension, brakes, and rear end mods.

American Muscle is a great place to get parts...fair prices with free shipping. They are also a site sponsor:

2010 Mustang Parts Categories: at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

NQS Performance is also a site sponsor and offers great suspension components, may want to check them out as well.

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Thanks for the heads up. I do believe that until I decide to do the SC, I will more than likely do an CAI for now and a tune.. I am not sure exactly what you guys mean when you say tune as I have seen it mentioned as a bolt on. Tune to me means dynotune and I have no idea where to go around my area for that.

I might be looking for interior modifications as that is the area I will be looking at most of the time. haha The car already looks sweet enough and I don't want to have to deal with painting, mounting, installing, etc..

Thanks for the tips guys!
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

You can buy a handheld tuner and change settings yourself. A dyno tune really isn't necessary until you add a power adder or build the engine...the slight alteration in a/f ratios from the CAI is manageable via a handheld tuner.

SCT and Diablosport are the 2 brands most seen around here. Most will say SCT is more user friendly, and more vendors seem to do custom program tuning with SCT.

American Muscle now offers custom tunes (they partnered up with Bama Tuning), and you get free tunes for life! Anytime you add something that requires a change in tune, just inform them and they will update your tune(s).

A handheld tuner is necessary after installing a CAI, as well as adjusting your speedometer after gear/tire changes.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

For the tuner, is it basic plug in play? I was checking the site and they do sell a combo CAI/Tuner. Would I be able to install the CAI and then just plug the tuner in and hit tune or do I have to actually do some customization of the tune?

Normally I wouldn't mind just messing around with the numbers but I don't want to blow up the engine or the computer in the car.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Well the easiest way would be to get custom tunes from wherever you buy the tuner from.
American Muscle or VMP Tuning both offer SCT tuners and will do the custom tuning for you...for example, if you buy the tuner from American Muscle, you can select the custom tunes option and select what type of tunes you want.

They'll ask for the year, level and engine of your car, then what current modifications you might have ~CAI, exhaust, any tires larger than stock, etc. I believe you can choose up to 3 tunes to load onto the tuner.

After you do all that, they'll send you the tuner and you plug it into your OBDII port (I'm guessing it's under the steering column in the 2010's as well). Follow the instructions on the screen, tap a few buttons and that's it. Pretty straight forward if you have the professionals do the tuning.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Well that makes sense. I am computer smart and some what mechanically inclined so I don't think it would be to hard. I just get a little worried. HAHA From what I've seen on this site AM seems to be the best place to buy parts for our cars. That's kinda cool, IMO.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

to the forum. Nice ride.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Welcome and nice car. You'll love it here. Lots of good people and information.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Thanks guys!
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Hmm...Turbo or Super.. So many decisions.. LOL
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

its pretty split here. Half say turbo half say super.
It depends on what your going for. top end go turbo more low end go super.
but you go super you get to choose between procharger and a roots style blower.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Yea, I was reading the famous Turbo vs Supercharger debate on another forum. It's so funny how people get heated over such a debate.

Cost is always my concern along with reliability. I will more than likely go for a SC since this will be my DD and street car. Not looking to get a ticket doing 180 in a 30. LOL
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

You looking into a roots style or a procharger?
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Not sure. I don't know enough information about either kit to make a decision. I have been reading that a roots style SC makes boost right off the line but then loses the power past 3500 rpms.
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Not loses but doesnt really gain any. And thats only if it has the wrong pulley. A proper setup will give you a good power curve almost to the red line.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

I see.. I just question how much the stock V6 engine can handle. I would probably be stuck around the 5psi pulley. Even then that's still more than I had to begin with.

I got to do more research before I can make a good decision though.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Very true. 5psi is about max. if you get a procharger you tend to get the best of both worlds. if you go the procharger route you can also get a intercooler and run about 6psi safely on a stock bottom end.
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Re: Newbie with a stang..

Hmm.. Interesting. I've been pro intercooler on any system just so that heat isn't a major problem. Thanks for letting me know about that.. I'll put the procharger system on my "To Do" lookup list.
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Glad to help.
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oO How do you like it???
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I like it so far!
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Awesome! I really do love them! The front end just looks so mean.
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Awesome! I really do love them! The front end just looks so mean.
Yea, I agree! I am actually impressed at how the Sixers sound with a flowmasters exhaust. I was really worried that I was going to have to put the stock exhaust back on because I don't want to sound like rice.
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