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Old 12-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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New member here - 2012 V6 Premium

After 7 years of not owning a mustang I have rectified the situation and bought myself a 2012 V6 Premium in race red. This is my third mustang, after having owned two from the mid 90's. I won't count the '84 GT that I learned how to drive in, since that was my dad's car.

Anyways, I'm really enjoying the car so far. It's got the pony package, manual transmission, and the 3.31 gears. This car was a lease return, so it seems to have been well cared for and has no modifications other than tinted windows.

I just wanted to introduce myself for now, though I'm sure I'll be around asking questions about various modifications. I can never seem to keep a car in stock form for very long.
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welcome nice Mustang!
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Here's my first question:

So about once or twice a year I like to go out and do a track day. I understand this car has an electronic speed limiter. I'd like to remove that and understand that some of the handheld tuners are able to, but with the caveat that you must replace the stock driveshaft. I don't really want to replace the driveshaft, but if it is a matter of safety then I suppose I will be forced to. Does anyone here have any experience with this?
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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Beautiful Mustang. Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome! Nice looking car!
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Welcome. Very nice pictures
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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The one-piece aluminum driveshaft is easy to change if you have the $700 it costs to buy it. It took me about 1/2 hr. To replace mine. There are several youtube videos that document catstrophic failure of the factory driveshafts at high speed.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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Welcome brother!

Ahoy, and welcome. Nice choice on the car!

As for the driveshaft / limiter problem, just make sure you get the driveshaft replaced and then feel free to take off the limiter with a tuner. Otherwise, it's not a guarantee that your shaft will snap on you, but it could... And if it does, it will leave you requiring a tow, and possibly in need of some undercar work as well, and you'll STILL now need to get a new driveshaft. It's not worth the risk IMO.

Also note, you get a slight performance gain by having a lighter but stronger and better balanced driveshaft.
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Hi darkleaf and welcome. I just bought a 2012 premium with pony package a few months ago. I love it. Does yours have the performance package as well? You mention the 3:31 gears. Mine has the 2:73. I'm wanting to upgrade sometime, and I think the 3:31s came with the performance package.
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Nice stang and welcome!
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Nice car, welcome!
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I have an updated question, and I thought I'd throw it in here since ya'll are talking about replacing the driveshaft. There are now two driveshaft options on AM for the v6.

Here's the one that's been on the site for a while now
Mustang Mustang Aluminum One Piece Driveshaft (11-14 V6) - Free Shipping M4611
and a new one that was just added.
The Driveshaft Shop One Piece Mustang Driveshaft - Aluminum FDSH19-A (11-14 V6) - Free Shipping FDSH19-A

Can anyone give any info on the difference? There's a $20 price difference, so I'd go with either one, depending on everyone's recommendations.
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I was planning on ordering the one that they have had for a while. $20 less expensive and a lot of positive reviews.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:34 AM   #20
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I'd recommend a Bama tune, aluminum driveshaft, cold air intake, and axlebacks to anyone starting their stang modding
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My daughter has a 2004 Mustang, her service engine soon light is on. I just replaced all spark
plugs and wires. Oil changed, checked all fluid levels. Added an additive to gas. Confused what else Can I do? Question is what does the light mean?
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:40 PM   #22
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My daughter has a 2004 Mustang, her service engine soon light is on. I just replaced all spark
plugs and wires. Oil changed, checked all fluid levels. Added an additive to gas. Confused what else Can I do? Question is what does the light mean?
I"d recommend making a new thread and listing what kind of mustang it its. You'll get more input and help that way.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #23
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Welcome abroad. You'll find lots of info here.
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