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Old 04-15-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
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anyone else keep their car stock performance wise?

First of all, I'm happy to say that I calmed down a bit and luckily the dealer I traded my car in for had like a 5 day guarantee so I got my stang back!

but anyways, I went all out on my 03 gt, sc/cams/full exhaust, etc - but since I got this one at low mileage and great price I'm only going for aesthetic mods. I always get harassed by people telling me to get performance mods, so I started telling people I got 3.73 gears, magnaflow exhaust, and a BAMA tune - prove I don't yo

- no one ever rides in my car to witness the gears or tune

- listen to the clip, the magna flow exhaust sounds EXACTLY the same as stock (listen to the before + after at 1:04 lol) People don't realize the stock s197 4.6 breathes really amazing, and critiques have marveled at the note for a stock US v8

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Mines more of a show car tbh, I take exceptional care of the paint and etc, keep it garaged and it looks amazing, factory paint is the best, they bake it and do all kinds of stuff you can't replicate at the body shop.

after my ticket and realizing that 55 mph speed limit doesn't mean 85, I don't see any reason to get performance mods unless I decide to track it one day.

I should be okay right? the ticket was 225$ but my insurance just renewed last month so dont have to worry til next march, and in MN i hear it only stays 3 years on record. i am worried though cus i do some driving for my job and they want a clean record, so hope that all works out too.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:41 AM   #2
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I haven't done performance mods. I live in the city where you rarely are gonna make it above 45 miles per hour and there's a pothole every 200 feet. No need to lower or get any go-fast mods. Can't justify it!
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Nothing wrong with keeping your Mustang stock, if that's what you prefer. The Mustang is a great car right out of the box, modifications are just a plus in most people's eyes. I think you can enjoy yours just how it is!

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It's all about what puts a smile on your face man. Thats all that matters. Stay stock if your loving it why not. Glad as hell to hear you got the car back.
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Do what makes you happy man. The only thing I plan on doing is a tune as far as performance mods go. I have grad school to pay for and no interest to go to the track anytime soon, so as SixBanger said "Can't justify it!"

At the end of the day it's your money and no one elses. Do what you want with it!
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:15 AM   #6
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Thanks guys

Actually I have been debating a TUNE + CAI, because I hear it makes the car run more efficient as well as promote the longevity of the engine and tranny (mines an auto). Considering I am done with my appearance mods, I feel the cai+tune are a worthy mod.

If I got 87 street with a JLT CAI, would it pay for itself in MPG and keeping my car running good? I know 87 octane won't yield as much power, but I got enough power for me.
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Stock to a lot of people is CAI, exhaust and tune. They add some horsepower but nothing crazy and just make the car breath and sound better.
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Thanks guys

Actually I have been debating a TUNE + CAI, because I hear it makes the car run more efficient as well as promote the longevity of the engine and tranny (mines an auto). Considering I am done with my appearance mods, I feel the cai+tune are a worthy mod.

If I got 87 street with a JLT CAI, would it pay for itself in MPG and keeping my car running good? I know 87 octane won't yield as much power, but I got enough power for me.
The aftermarket CAI for most people serves as an aesthetic mod (unless you do some serious performance mods I don't believe it'll provide better performance over the stock CAI). I would go with a tune and leave out the CAI. Unless of course you want the CAI for those aesthetic purposes, then by all means buy that too.
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Thanks guys

Actually I have been debating a TUNE + CAI, because I hear it makes the car run more efficient as well as promote the longevity of the engine and tranny (mines an auto). Considering I am done with my appearance mods, I feel the cai+tune are a worthy mod.

If I got 87 street with a JLT CAI, would it pay for itself in MPG and keeping my car running good? I know 87 octane won't yield as much power, but I got enough power for me.
Vaiit,

With an auto transmission, you'll benefit from a custom tune with by simple updated shift parameters. Let alone more power and throttle response. Since you're thinking about keep the car stock, I'd start with just a custom tune and tuner. You can always upgrade from there if you want more, but I'd get your feet wet first. I have a feeling it will be just what you're looking for!

Don't forget you can always contact me via PM if you have any questions or concerns!

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So far, I have kept my Fox all stock performance wise. It even has the air silencer in the fender well! It is very tempting to put some performance parts on it, but I would just get myself into trouble. The way I see it, I'm not going to outrun very many cars out there these days so that keeps me from trying. I can still roast 'em to put a smile on my face!


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I wouldn't say the exhaust flows "amazing". If it did then there would be no power gains from full exhausts. The gains are very good.
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