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Old 05-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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What's goin on I'm new to this I'm looking for some help performance wise hooker headers long tube with Slp loudmouth stage 2?? That a good way to start off
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You need a shorty mid pipe to mate up with your long tubes and a tuner would maximize your HP and torque gains from these mods.
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Where would be a good place to find that as of right now its bone stock what else do u recommend or wat route should i go
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Where would be a good place to find that as of right now its bone stock what else do u recommend or wat route should i go
Online at Americanmuscle.com. You can create an account and set up build list. a good list of mods in my opinion should start with a tuner cold air intake and gears. These 3 mods will provide the most noticeable increase in performance for the least amount of $$$ and if you order the tuner and gears package on american muscle they will give you free tunes for life. So as you keep modding your car they can keep sending new tunes maximizing the power you gain from each mod. Keep in mind that they can't tune for cams or turbo/superchargers but do offer a tune for nitrous. Next should come full exhaust: long tube headers, shorty mid pipe and catback. The brands and styles vary with these as well as wether or not you want catalytic converters all together a good full exhaust will cost you around $800-$1000 and unless you know your way around a car I would definitely have a shop install the headers and mid pipe because they are a PITA to install. Next (and many people would say you should do this first) is some suspension upgrades to help you plant the tires better. And then after all that the only things left would be cams heads and/or forced induction/ nitrous which will require that you put your car up on a dyno to get a proper tune all in all though I wouldnt plan on making more than 400 rwhp on the stock motor. So if you plan to exceed that mark I would look into getting a stronger block with forged internals.

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And then of course cosmetic upgrades are a matter of taste and therefore completely up to you so good luck and enjoy!
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I'm lookin at am muscle an is the bama tuner the same as a chip?
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Yes except a tuner has files while a chip is burned with files
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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How is the ford cars super chip?
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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I'm lookin at am muscle an is the bama tuner the same as a chip?
I would go with the tuner it's much easier to use and update plus you get the added benefit of being able read and clear DTC's
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Also im still thinkin about gears how will the 4.10 gears hold up on a 1 an half drive. Like twice a week.
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Online at Americanmuscle.com. You can create an account and set up build list. a good list of mods in my opinion should start with a tuner cold air intake and gears. These 3 mods will provide the most noticeable increase in performance for the least amount of $$$ and if you order the tuner and gears package on american muscle they will give you free tunes for life. So as you keep modding your car they can keep sending new tunes maximizing the power you gain from each mod. Keep in mind that they can't tune for cams or turbo/superchargers but do offer a tune for nitrous. Next should come full exhaust: long tube headers, shorty mid pipe and catback. The brands and styles vary with these as well as wether or not you want catalytic converters all together a good full exhaust will cost you around $800-$1000 and unless you know your way around a car I would definitely have a shop install the headers and mid pipe because they are a PITA to install. Next (and many people would say you should do this first) is some suspension upgrades to help you plant the tires better. And then after all that the only things left would be cams heads and/or forced induction/ nitrous which will require that you put your car up on a dyno to get a proper tune all in all though I wouldnt plan on making more than 400 rwhp on the stock motor. So if you plan to exceed that mark I would look into getting a stronger block with forged internals.

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And then of course cosmetic upgrades are a matter of taste and therefore completely up to you so good luck and enjoy!
X1000 great info great way to start!!! Suspension mod should come right after what he said as well as a big break kit!

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Also im still thinkin about gears how will the 4.10 gears hold up on a 1 an half drive. Like twice a week.
4.10 gears are A LOT of fun but from stock gears you will see a decrease in mpg by about 3mpg when driving hwy...they will hold up fine but like I said you will see a decreased mpg and higher rpms. I'm the city though you will see a little better mpg..
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X1000 great info great way to start!!! Suspension mod should come right after what he said as well as a big break kit!

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4.10 gears are A LOT of fun but from stock gears you will see a decrease in mpg by about 3mpg when driving hwy...they will hold up fine but like I said you will see a decreased mpg and higher rpms. I'm the city though you will see a little better mpg..
Thanks vert. Indeed I did forget to mention brakes. As for gears it's all a matter of preference 4.10s get a little less gas mileage but offer a little more "seat of your pants" feel than 3.73. Both have been used on many mustangs and both are loved. But if your not sure... there is a happy median in the 3.90 gears!
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Thanks vert. Indeed I did forget to mention brakes. As for gears it's all a matter of preference 4.10s get a little less gas mileage but offer a little more "seat of your pants" feel than 3.73. Both have been used on many mustangs and both are loved. But if your not sure... there is a happy median in the 3.90 gears!
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