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Old 11-29-2015, 03:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys and gals! Recently bought a 2012 V6 mustang premium here in Austin, Tx and so far I'm loving the car, and safe to say I just got bit by the modding bug I had put in a CAI but due to recent floods I got me and my car stuck and well water got in the engine. It's currently in the shop but I will be getting Eleanor (yes I named her) back and was asking if you guys have any mods you guys would recommend I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not to familiar with engines or working with them but I have Google so that helps me get through the installation process. Excited to be here and hear your ideas!

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Hi steepllama,
Sorry to hear of your flooding problems down there in Texas. I had flooding problems myself back in September of 2011 so trust me, I feel ya. As for getting bit by the mods bug, it's a tough one to fight off, sometimes. Perhaps a tune from American Muscle, Steeda or the other reputable tuners. Maybe a different rear depending on what yours has in it. There are so many things available for these cars, it really all depends on what you want to do to it. Lots of knowledge here from guys who've been doing this for years.
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Appreciate your reply. Most of my research consisted of people saying I should invest in handling and exhaust, definitely do want the meaner sound but not so sure which one to get just yet and as for steering, well it's completely out of my ballpark not sure where to even start there.
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Yep, there are those things you could do, too. Like I said, many things you could do. Maybe pick the area you would like to improve the most and start from there?
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I remember when I got my mustang. I also got the mod bug. I started with the boss 302 front strut then a CAI, I also got a steeda stainless steel clutch line(didn't put it in yet) but I also got the detail bug because because I hate seeing it dirty. Good luck with car


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With exhaust, it really is what you pay for is what you get.

If you like that ricey, droning exhaust - get Pypes axlebacks or Tridents.

If you want a deep muscle tone, get Borlas.

That is my opinion.


If you are looking at others - Magnaflow Streets sound OK. As well as Flowmaster Force IIs.


A tune will be your best investment. Also, I always recommend a JLT oil catch can to help prolong the life of the car and get you the most out of your gas/octane level.

Next biggest bang for your buck on N/A cars is differential gears. Get 3.55 gears if you are manual, or get 3.73 if you are Auto.

Suspension will also be good. But don't cheap out if you do this and just get lowering springs. You will want:

Lowering springs
Shocks and struts to match the dampening
Adjustable panhard bar
Rear lower control arms and relocation brackets
Adjustable upper control arm and mounting bracket

That list is just to get you a decent setup in the rear. Of course if you want a complete suspension, you will want stuff like new front lower control arms also.

Also, if your car didn't come with the Performance Package, a nice set of front and rear sway bars will be nice.

AM is a great source for a lot of this. Hope this helps!


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Hey guys and gals! Recently bought a 2012 V6 mustang premium here in Austin, Tx and so far I'm loving the car, and safe to say I just got bit by the modding bug I had put in a CAI but due to recent floods I got me and my car stuck and well water got in the engine. It's currently in the shop but I will be getting Eleanor (yes I named her) back and was asking if you guys have any mods you guys would recommend I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not to familiar with engines or working with them but I have Google so that helps me get through the installation process. Excited to be here and hear your ideas!

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune, but welcome and happy modding.
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Yep, there are those things you could do, too. Like I said, many things you could do. Maybe pick the area you would like to improve the most and start from there?
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Yeah I think tuner and exhaust will be my first priorities once the car is fixed hopefully sometime this week! Appreciate the input!
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I remember when I got my mustang. I also got the mod bug. I started with the boss 302 front strut then a CAI, I also got a steeda stainless steel clutch line(didn't put it in yet) but I also got the detail bug because because I hate seeing it dirty. Good luck with car


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Nice! Haha yeah same here I've been using a toothpick with some a cloth to get those hard in between places seems to work effectively plus knocks out boredom on a nice afternoon! Did you notice any improvement in your handling with the strut?
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With exhaust, it really is what you pay for is what you get.

If you like that ricey, droning exhaust - get Pypes axlebacks or Tridents.

If you want a deep muscle tone, get Borlas.

That is my opinion.


If you are looking at others - Magnaflow Streets sound OK. As well as Flowmaster Force IIs.


A tune will be your best investment. Also, I always recommend a JLT oil catch can to help prolong the life of the car and get you the most out of your gas/octane level.

Next biggest bang for your buck on N/A cars is differential gears. Get 3.55 gears if you are manual, or get 3.73 if you are Auto.

Suspension will also be good. But don't cheap out if you do this and just get lowering springs. You will want:

Lowering springs
Shocks and struts to match the dampening
Adjustable panhard bar
Rear lower control arms and relocation brackets
Adjustable upper control arm and mounting bracket

That list is just to get you a decent setup in the rear. Of course if you want a complete suspension, you will want stuff like new front lower control arms also.

Also, if your car didn't come with the Performance Package, a nice set of front and rear sway bars will be nice.

AM is a great source for a lot of this. Hope this helps!


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Yeah, I've been looking at the exhaust on AM and haven't really found one I like but I'll look into Borlas haven't heard of them until you mentioned them. What is a a JLT catch can? Yeah that list definitely helps out a lot I really appreciate it a lot, thanks!!
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune, but welcome and happy modding.
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It's all good man, life happens! Thanks I'm glad to be here!
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Nice! Haha yeah same here I've been using a toothpick with some a cloth to get those hard in between places seems to work effectively plus knocks out boredom on a nice afternoon! Did you notice any improvement in your handling with the strut?

A little, but not much. What I really want to get is sway bars, front and rear, i heard that will help the handling. It's really the booty that likes the slip out and that I want to control.


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Kev's got a good list for ya...I'll suggest to look at the classified for exhaust if you can find a used one local = more $ for other things.

what I've done to my 2012 V6

used Airaid & Bassani exhaust (both for sound)
4 speakers (base model spkrs stink)
used MGW shifter, clutch line, motor mounts = improved shifting.

I have a box full of suspension bits to lower the car which will go on in early spring (or sometime during it's winter nap)

Welcome to Mevo not only will we help you spend your $ we'll have the occasional good idea.

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Oh yeah, if it's a manual go to 3.31 or more for a rear end.....
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Kev's got a good list for ya...I'll suggest to look at the classified for exhaust if you can find a used one local = more $ for other things.

what I've done to my 2012 V6

used Airaid & Bassani exhaust (both for sound)
4 speakers (base model spkrs stink)
used MGW shifter, clutch line, motor mounts = improved shifting.

I have a box full of suspension bits to lower the car which will go on in early spring (or sometime during it's winter nap)

Welcome to Mevo not only will we help you spend your $ we'll have the occasional good idea.

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What motor mounts did you go with??I want to do this but don't know what mounts to go with.



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I went with JHR...avoid the solid mounts. This was one of MY mods that made the biggest improvement in shifting (pretty much eliminated blocking) however, there is a good bit more NVH with them. It was a pita install but simple wrenching. If you go for them I have hints on the install.
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