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Old 04-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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I'm 16 years old and I have an 04 mustang gt. what are some good exterior parts??
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Rims lol
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Wish I had that money lol!! But what is some cheaper exterior parts?
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Wish I had that money lol!! But what is some cheaper exterior parts?
If not lowers then lower it, Mach chin spoiler, cal hood, black out valance cover... Man just go to a&m you'll find everything exterior there lol...
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If not lowers then lower it, Mach chin spoiler, cal hood, black out valance cover... Man just go to a&m you'll find everything exterior there lol...
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Im always on american muscle and that was everything I was thinking. If I go with h&r sports do I need the camber plates and shocks to or just the lowering springs?
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Re: What should i get?

lowering the car and rims are the best way to change the look then front bumper~ hood~ rear and sides
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Im always on american muscle and that was everything I was thinking. If I go with h&r sports do I need the camber plates and shocks to or just the lowering springs?
No as far as I know ya don't need all that, but if shock are old then replace them all at once. You know like take old ones off so they'll be out of the way, then put ur springs in then new shock lol get me? Caster plates are not necessary till later, yes when you get them threw tire shop will really thank you for having them makes their job easier. But! I do recommend getting a bushing kit with your springs, they should offer a "you might also like" to the side for t he bushing kit lol if not put it in search coary... Helpful?
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Thank you I will be ordering the springs and the bushing kit thank you!!
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Im always on american muscle and that was everything I was thinking. If I go with h&r sports do I need the camber plates and shocks to or just the lowering springs?
Do you care about tire wear? If you lower it then C/C plates are very handy so that you don't burn through tires. I vote Mach 1 grill delete and chin spoiler.
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So go with h&r sports with camber plates?
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So go with h&r sports with camber plates?
It's up to you. I'd vote the C/C plates over bushings so that you don't have a bad alignment.
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Alrighty thanks man!!
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I say yes on the chin spoilers and grille delete and I say paint your wheels if they aren't chrome smoke or tint your headlights and taillights shorty antenna cheap but stylish lil
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Re: What should i get?

At this point.. I think it would be easier to post pics of what people have done to their exteriors that SHOULDN'T have been done rather than giving ideas of what you 'could' do LOL. I see too many stangs out there that I'm embarrassed to call a mustang because their owner wanted to get all 'lo-rider' or 'gangsta' or (god forbid) 'rice'...
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Im always on american muscle and that was everything I was thinking. If I go with h&r sports do I need the camber plates and shocks to or just the lowering springs?
With the H&R Sports you dont NEED anything else, but you will never get your car into proper allignment and you will eat your tire right off the car. To get it alligned properly it is recommended that you get springs, shocks, struts, CC Plates, and bump steer kit.
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Do you care about tire wear? If you lower it then C/C plates are very handy so that you don't burn through tires. I vote Mach 1 grill delete and chin spoiler.
Jdf ur point is right on, but chances are you got miles on ur car so tire ware is already an issue. Most need is really the bushings because they are supporting the springs, they see most wear which all has influence on suspension. Caster are not mandatory, because the car can be aligned without them, but yes casters does still help suspension, and makes it easier for alignment...
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Jdf ur point is right on, but chances are you got miles on ur car so tire ware is already an issue. Most need is really the bushings because they are supporting the springs, they see most wear which all has influence on suspension. Caster are not mandatory, because the car can be aligned without them, but yes casters does still help suspension, and makes it easier for alignment...
Ford designed the mustang to have a non-adjustable camber and caster, hence the reason there's an aftermarket for C/C plates. It's not possible to set it correctly. It may be possible to get close to a correct alignment with caster bolts but it won't be dead on. I agree that bushings are necessary but tires get expensive when you have to keep replacing them because you have inner tire wear
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Ford designed the mustang to have a non-adjustable camber and caster, hence the reason there's an aftermarket for C/C plates. It's not possible to set it correctly. It may be possible to get close to a correct alignment with caster bolts but it won't be dead on. I agree that bushings are necessary but tires get expensive when you have to keep replacing them because you have inner tire wear
Lmao yah but still dead on or not, close or not, you can align any car bro. And if ya get it that close it is not gonna wear near as bad as ur making it sound. Besides why would ford make it to where you cant align ur car that just doesn't make sense? Ford knows what they are doing they've been doing it for a long time, so why would they make a car like that... Let's put it this way he will get his springs and whatever else and 6 months down the road he'll be just fine, with or without the c/c's... Then he can buy them, put em on, then have it aligned lol sorry to argue...

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Lmao yah but still dead on or not, close or not, you can align any car bro. And if ya get it that close it is not gonna wear near as bad as ur making it sound. Besides why would ford make it to where you cant align ur car that just doesn't make sense? Ford knows what they are doing they've been doing it for a long time, so why would they make a car like that... Let's put it this way he will get his springs and whatever else and 6 months down the road he'll be just fine, with or without the c/c's... Then he can buy them, put em on, then have it aligned lol sorry to argue...
Well never mind you didn't say you can't align the car sorry...
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Lmao yah but still dead on or not, close or not, you can align any car bro. And if ya get it that close it is not gonna wear near as bad as ur making it sound. Besides why would ford make it to where you cant align ur car that just doesn't make sense? Ford knows what they are doing they've been doing it for a long time, so why would they make a car like that... Let's put it this way he will get his springs and whatever else and 6 months down the road he'll be just fine, with or without the c/c's... Then he can buy them, put em on, then have it aligned lol sorry to argue...

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Well never mind you didn't say you can't align the car sorry...
I prefer the term debate, and yes you can do it down the road but it's just easier to do it right the first time. Most car manufacturers nowadays design their cars to have non-adjustable caster and camber because when either of those is out, that means you have a part that broke somewhere in your suspension. it's been a long time since I've been under a car on an alignment rack

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Stupid iPod. It's been a while since I've done an alignment but usually on cars like mustangs the tech will just set the toe and let it go because the C and C should check out just fine unless you managed to break something.
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I prefer the term debate, and yes you can do it down the road but it's just easier to do it right the first time. Most car manufacturers nowadays design their cars to have non-adjustable caster and camber because when either of those is out, that means you have a part that broke somewhere in your suspension. it's been a long time since I've been under a car on an alignment rack

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Stupid iPod. It's been a while since I've done an alignment but usually on cars like mustangs the tech will just set the toe and let it go because the C and C should check out just fine unless you managed to break something.
Lol but he's sixteen right, I remember when I was sixteen, lol made more money those years than I do now, but was still on a tight budget, because I spent a lot of it and had nothing to show for it. Shoot still am on a tight budget because got a family now... Lol but ain't giving up the stang. If hes on a tight budget hell have to wait. Now go to bed lol masterbater lol just kidding...
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I thought you only need cc plates and bump steer when you lower the car past 1.5".......right?
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Nice thread.

I think my GT only has H&R springs and tokico struts, shocks I don't think it has anything else that has been discussed.

I have probably 10000 miles on tires.

I'll do a tread check and report back.
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Lol but he's sixteen right, I remember when I was sixteen, lol made more money those years than I do now, but was still on a tight budget, because I spent a lot of it and had nothing to show for it. Shoot still am on a tight budget because got a family now... Lol but ain't giving up the stang. If hes on a tight budget hell have to wait. Now go to bed lol masterbater lol just kidding...
I'll sleep when I'm dead not really actually, I'm quite fond of sleep. But you do brig up a good point, of he has the money then I would vote do everything he could find related to the suspension just to be safe. If not then it just comes down to what he can and can't afford, I honestly don't know how much that bushing kit costs but I'd assume it's around the same price as C/C plates correct?
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Nice thread.

I think my GT only has H&R springs and tokico struts, shocks I don't think it has anything else that has been discussed.

I have probably 10000 miles on tires.

I'll do a tread check and report back.
My tread wear is consistent across width on front.
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My tread wear is consistent across width on front.
Do you have a tread depth gauge? Tread wear wont show up on fairly new tires for a while
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I just checked my milage and I only have 5k on the fronts.

So hard to tell then.
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I just checked my milage and I only have 5k on the fronts.

So hard to tell then.
Ok. Just make sure to keep an eye on it.
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Op, how about a shorty antenna?

I have a 14 and reception has not suffered.

The 14 lines up nicely with roofline.

Find em at AM.
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It sounds silly to some people but the shorty antenna does make a difference to the look of the car.
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Yeah looks great on your car too.

It eliminates that sail mast look.
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Op, how about a shorty antenna?

I have a 14 and reception has not suffered.

The 14 lines up nicely with roofline.

Find em at AM.
Hey here's a question how do ya get a whole new antenna, because my stereo was so jacked and rigged... And to top it off some idiot jacked. Up whole antenna wire, everything, the to make it sound even better the whole base and everything was replaced with some cheap Walmart one that looked like it had been broke for a while. I just pulled it all out, and there's a hole in the finder now. I look all over online, even tried eBaying it, but can't seem to be able to find what I'm looking for???
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Dealership or auto salvage item I think.
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Dealership or auto salvage item I think.
Yah I actually just took the time and looked through 20 pages on eBay, and found what I was looking for. Lol I found a salvage company on eBay, that I shoulda just contacted first, they hooked me up...
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