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Old 05-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Just bought a mustang what should i do with it?

Hello. i just bought a 2004 black mustang gt. It is 5spd V8. It has a cold air intake, custom exhaust system, racing clutch and mac1000 stereo...what upgrades should i do to it... My first step is to get the windows tinted to %20 and get new spark plugs, and then racing stripes...I am not an engine guy. Does anyone have any ideas what and why I should get some upgrades?
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Welcome to the site what kind of money are you looking spend, and what do you want to do with the car?
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i would like to make it look as bad as it sounds. some upgrades to the engine and body. i do not want to spend more than 5k on upgrades though
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Re: Just bought a mustang what should i do with it?

body is up to you thats all personal preference performance products are proven facts on what is better
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first and foremost you could probably start with


Full Length Subframe Connectors - maximum motorsports full length subframe connectors - Google Product Search ~ $150.00 You will need to have these welded in by a shop.

Exhaust - Midpide and Catback - brand is your preference, search you tube for exhaust clips. (I recommend Borla Stingers (LOUD) or Magnapacks(LOUD) alot of people like Bassani) [COLOR="rgb(46, 139, 87)"]SHOP ON SVTPERFORMANCE.com/stangnet.com/corral.net for good deals in the Market (lightly used)[/COLOR]

Short Throw Shifter - once again brand is your preference, but you will probably be satisfied with UPR blue thunder,Steeda Tri-Ax, or MGW

Cold Air Intake - JLT is the best brand hands down, now you need to decide if you want the fenderwell kit or ram air kit www.jlttruecoldair.com

Gears - a safe gear that you would probably enjoy is a 3.73, but lots of people go 3.90 or even 4.10 ( i am selling a set of 4.10s if you like) but the install is going to be the most expensive item. Unless you know how or have someone with the know how.

Shocks/Springs/Struts/Caster Camber Plates and Tires and Wheels of course will all be a matter of opinion, just do your research and find what you like!
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Re: Just bought a mustang what should i do with it?

and of course Welcome and Good Look
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Re: Just bought a mustang what should i do with it?

welcome, do a regular tune up:

OEM ford spark plugs gaped to specifications
Drain/Fill trans fluid (engine oil and filter as well if you have not or are not sure when it was last)
Check alignment (not a must but something to keep an eye on)
Check air filter change if needed
Change fuel filter (must every 10-15k)

cant think of much else upkeep wise

if manual transmission GET a shifter (mgwltd.com is my fav)

also lower the car with some good springs, go for 1.25-1.6 inches of drop (you will need cc plates to fix alignment) that will drastically change the looks of the car, then get some wheels or wheel spacers for the rear wheels to push them out if you like the wheels you have (i assume the oem wheels are the ones you have
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thanks for the info, i pretty much have all those things done in the car, just have to lower it
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Re: Just bought a mustang what should i do with it?

def. get a short throw the t-45 have weak shift forks and with the long akward stock shifter its easy to miss a gear when rippin down the track and then ya end up bending the shift fork... trust me i know
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he has a t3650
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:12 PM   #12
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thanks but mine isn't stock
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Wow... reading comprehension failed me!
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