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Old 07-31-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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First mods on 99-04 GT?

Hi all as you can probably tell I am new to the forums and I have a question. I'm looking at anywhere from a 99 to an 04 GT bone stock. If I do get this Mustang what would be some good first mods?

I hear mixed opinions about the CAI and air filter and how they really dont work, your new edge GT's air filter/CAI will be fine...

I'm thinking about 4.10's, but will they really improve my cars acceleration and such? I'm not looking to haul *** everywhere or do any crazy street racing/drag racing just going fast every once in a while.

Exhaust does seem expensive, but will it really help my performance or just the sound?

Should I go with the short throw shifter?(Manual v8)

Any other ideas for first mods would be appreciated because im sure alot of you are far along with your Musatngs, thanks.
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4.10s will lower fuel economy i think 3.73s are perfect, short throw is great if ya wanna race, and if u are serious about going cash get a S/C or turbo set up
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Not big into racing at all, not looking for a turbo set up just yet. I think Ill get the short shifter and still debating on the 4.10's. Do they really hurt your MPG that bad?
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Not big into racing at all, not looking for a turbo set up just yet. I think Ill get the short shifter and still debating on the 4.10's. Do they really hurt your MPG that bad?

MPG well... Yeah.. But it makes it fun! 373 IMO if your not going to race though
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410s are not that big of a drain on gas like everyone says.Only time they will effect you that bad is at highway driving.
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My first mod on my car was an o/r x the mod i'm doing now is a supercharged 5.4 dohc.
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Okay thanks, I mean I will do a little "street racing" here and there I guess, but are the 3.73's like in the middle? If theres a noticeable difference between the two then the 4.10's would be a better option it seems. Also I heard the 4.10's were hard on your tires, is this true?
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depends on the tires, i knew a guy wit M/T wit a 200shot and 4.10 and he could hook, but the kid down the road from me has 4.10's and basic bolt ons with just average tires and when he trys to launch 1st gear is next to worthless. but we are comparing a 23year old to a 17year old, that may also play a part
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Re: First mods on 99-04 GT?

I think lowering was the best mod for me. It handles so much better. My first mod - Flows and an H pipe.
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4.10s will lower fuel economy i think 3.73s are perfect, short throw is great if ya wanna race, and if u are serious about going cash get a S/C or turbo set up
Ironically.. 4.10s around town (sub 45MPH) will actually HELP your fuel mileage, so if you have limited highway driving it'll even out..

I went with 3.73s only as I am going the boosted route.. Go 4.10s if you don't have a blower in your near future..

I have tires (NT05Rs)/short throw shifter/upper plenum and matching throttle body (these two are a great choice for a bolt-on), magnaflow catback, and a plug and play handheld tuner..

Before my current change.. That previous setup ran an 8.6@83 MPH in the 1/8th (equals to mid-ish 13s@over 100mph in the 1/4) And out drove 2 SCd cobras that night (I have it on video, I ran an 8.9 in one and an 8.7 in the other lol)

That's not too shabby..
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best mod is to get a mustang first
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Re: First mods on 99-04 GT?

my first mod was 2 chamber flows. i just like the old school rumble. i have 3.73's and really like them. i do a little highway driving every now and then so those gears are perfect for me. gears seemed to give the biggest seat of the pants feeling. off road h or x pipe would be good also, depending on your state.
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