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Old 03-21-2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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worse parts to installed in your mustangs

here is a new one, what parts you guys don't recommend or had problems whit in your stangs, or installed but didn't feel a difference
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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The 4-bank eliminator chip from AM. It made my car randomly shut off going down the road, which is obviously not cool. I got the SCT tuner and it works MUCH better.
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My hood sticker..... "is it straight?" "nope..." "**** lets start again"

It was worth it, made the car get at least 10 BA points lol
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The 4-bank eliminator chip from AM. It made my car randomly shut off going down the road, which is obviously not cool. I got the SCT tuner and it works MUCH better.
Strange, I've never heard of any trouble with the 4-bank. Is your car modded? What year?
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well now i have a CAI and the tuner. its a 2004 GT
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I do not recommend the upr adjustable clutch cable, quadrant and firewall adjuster. I have had nothing but trouble with it.
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don't recommend upr off-road x-pipe, is not even an x pipe it those not join in the x piece is wellded ,plus did not fit properly and all welds had holes had to get $50refund from them, no power gain and no decent sound neither
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:29 AM   #8
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I will just say no upr parts are perfectly made, exept the hurst style handle

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:34 AM   #9
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also diablosport predator 99-04 stock tuner tunes sock there for stock or slightly modified engines no power gains the only thing they help is on the adjustments but for power you will need a custom tune or a wideband,
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other in my list will be narroband gauge I knew it was not accurate only on wot sow can't really monitor correct readings if you want to tune your car at home, but atlease I can check and compared from bank1 and bank2 because I put a switch to go from 1 or 2
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next month am getting a wideband for better reading and fine tuning
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:45 AM   #13
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This is an awesome idea for a thread- good job OP. I would say my Stack race pedals (gas brake and dead pedal) I got from AM.
They were nearly impossible to install, like half a tube of gorilla glue just for the gas pedal, and they forgot to include the bolt for the dead pedal and never sent it. They look okay, but for what I paid, they should look freakin awesome.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:06 AM   #14
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yeah stack racing is like imitation coke for 20ยข more you could get the better stuff in my case, stack racing clutch cable and firewall adjuster,$100 rigth but tham cable was to long and dry up causing me hard *** pedal, sow change back to stock cable I keap the adjuster thoe, for $10 bucks more I could it got the bbk instead

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what about spec stage1 clutch? those any body suffer from shattering when starting from a dead stop in 1st gear or is just the trowout bearing they supply whit it,
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Not really installing a specific part but removing the factory grille and lower fascia both turned out to big a big pain, especially the one little screw that's almost impossible to get to on the front bumper to remover the lower fascia
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My offroad prochamber thing is a freaking nightmare > the Passenger side but started rounding off
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Re: worse parts to installed in your mustangs

I'd have to say foe me it was the side exit exhaust on my V6 Mustang. I had it for like 2yrs. I had lowered the car about 1.5 inches. the way the mufflers and pipes hanged under the car, it was such a pain. It seemed like i was always replacing bent pipes and damaged mufflers. as cool as it looked it was costing me to much money on repairs.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #19
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I have to add my recently installed bbk cai on my bullitt, it definetly runs to rich the tube is pure metal not aluminum like others is way ticker gets to hot making my massflow measure the air to hot, my iat sensor reads over 150* fill up my tank drove around 30minute drive more than 1/4 of gas was gone, worse part ever.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:29 AM   #21
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The 4-bank eliminator chip from AM. It made my car randomly shut off going down the road, which is obviously not cool. I got the SCT tuner and it works MUCH better.
Happened to me also! Anti-Theft would randomly come
On and shut the car down middle on the road and lock up everything, I've pulled it out and getting a tuner soon, I don't recommend that chip at all
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The Throwout bearings in the spec clutch kits are definitely junk, very squeeky and eventually break.
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The Throwout bearings in the spec clutch kits are definitely junk, very squeeky and eventually break.
+1 they are garbage. my mach 1 cane with a spec stage 2 and i hate it. centreforce for me...
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #24
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Happened to me also! Anti-Theft would randomly come
On and shut the car down middle on the road and lock up everything, I've pulled it out and getting a tuner soon, I don't recommend that chip at all
get the SCT SF3 tuner from AM! its amazing

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The Throwout bearings in the spec clutch kits are definitely junk, very squeeky and eventually break.
little off topic but i love the interior in that pic. how did you do that?
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get the SCT SF3 tuner from AM! its amazing

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little off topic but i love the interior in that pic. how did you do that?
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get the SCT SF3 tuner from AM! its amazing

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little off topic but i love the interior in that pic. how did you do that?
Well I installed this kit and it's junk so I thought that was the topic, interior was done professionally
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Well I installed this kit and it's junk so I thought that was the topic, interior was done professionally
i was talking about my comment on the interior of your car being off topic
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i was talking about my comment on the interior of your car being off topic
O sorry my bad, ya I bought the car out off eBay from Illinois and he said that he bought it off an old couple that owned an upholstery and body shop, they did interior
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thats sick. mine is silver with all black leather interior and a black drop top, so i don't think i could make mine any better but that yellow looks bad ***.
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Re: worse parts to installed in your mustangs

intakes and underdrive pulleys seem to be the thing most regret or dont get much out of.

Some mods like exhaust wont add much but.... the sound you get is worth it.
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The Throwout bearings in the spec clutch kits are definitely junk, very squeeky and eventually break.
same here with the spec, am goin with ram next time
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intakes and underdrive pulleys seem to be the thing most regret or dont get much out of.

Some mods like exhaust wont add much but.... the sound you get is worth it.
+1 exhaust is definitely worth it every time!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #33
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170* thermostat, even thoe I adjusted the fan settings with my tuner istill it took way to long to reach normal temp and was most of the time running open loop waisted to many gas, yeah it was a bit cooler plus my egr was deleted to lower intake manifal temp so temps were a bit cooler my spark plugs began to fold so I just went back to 192* and egr back on new plugs it feels way better now
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This is Not one of those "Not recommended" type things, but more of a "beware mods/more will be needed" type things. Initially when I had my car modded, I had a lot of stuff donebut had not gotten Headers, so later when I got Long Tube Headers I had to get a different X-pipe, no problem I thought, but as it turns out, the LT's moved the O2 sensors back, and that caused the computer to be confused about the sensor numbers so it threw on a light. I had to have the Tech work on the Custom Tune to adjust the numbers inside the computer, so the light would turn off.
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