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Old 08-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Bolt on power adders

I've got three parts I really want to order. Catted x pipe, 70 mm throttle body, and bama tuner. I already have air raid cai, 4.10 gears, short throw shifter, and slp loudmouth mufflers. Are these the right upgrades I need to be doing? Are there any other additions that would help out? What brands do you suggest for the above upgrades?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Get a plenum. ..its the weak link on the intake side
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The one im looking at is acufab combo. Would it be easier and just as effective to order the plenum?
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I've got three parts I really want to order. Catted x pipe, 70 mm throttle body, and bama tuner. I already have air raid cai, 4.10 gears, short throw shifter, and slp loudmouth mufflers. Are these the right upgrades I need to be doing? Are there any other additions that would help out? What brands do you suggest for the above upgrades?
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Ok..did not know you were getting the combo. Check the sticky on bolt ons....if you have 4.10s is your speedo correct? I would get tuner first
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No my speedo is off. I've just kinda figured out my speed by the rpms. I know a tuner would fix it but I wanted to wait until I get all of my mods before I got the tuner, but I guess they do have free tunes.
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You are also racking up more "false mileage" on your car. Get the tuner..u can always get tunes sent to you when u get more mods....you will enjoy the tuner
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Also try the gas pedal mod....makes the throttle touchy which is fun

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And it costs like $2
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I'm racking up false mileage? How much?! Holy crap. I've only got 49k on it right now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Ur car thinks u have travelled more than u really have. Say u travelled with your current setup at "70 mph" for an hour. Your odometer will read 70 more miles but in reality you only travelled 53 miles because your actual speed was only 53 mph for that hour you drove.
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Dang. I wish I had thought about that..... I probably have almost 1k less on her. You sir have just convinced me to cough up the money for the bama tuner and get the rest later on.
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Lol....you'll be happy. And if you look hard enough you'll find a discount for american muscle.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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If I look hard enough?! Lol are you hinting at something here?
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No...if you post more than 50 posts they will give you a forum discount
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Well I better start posting.....
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bmorgan22,

A Bama custom tuner will definitely be a nice touch of performance, plus correcting you speedo. Depending on your budget, I would start with one of our Bama tuners first to get the ball rolling. The next best mod would be an upper plenum intake and TB. The Acufab will work perfectly, but I prefer the SR Performance upper plenum and 70mm TB because it's almost half the costs and works just as well.

From there, I would look into a catted Xpipe, as you mentioned. The Xpipe should pick up a little power, but the better exhaust sound/tone is what really catches my eye. IMO, every Mustang should have a nice rumble to them!

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A Bama custom tuner will definitely be a nice touch of performance, plus correcting you speedo. Depending on your budget, I would start with one of our Bama tuners first to get the ball rolling. The next best mod would be an upper plenum intake and TB. The Acufab will work perfectly, but I prefer the SR Performance upper plenum and 70mm TB because it's almost half the costs and works just as well.

From there, I would look into a catted Xpipe, as you mentioned. The Xpipe should pick up a little power, but the better exhaust sound/tone is what really catches my eye. IMO, every Mustang should have a nice rumble to them!

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Also try the gas pedal mod....makes the throttle touchy which is fun

---------- Post added at 10:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:26 PM ----------

And it costs like $2
What is that gas pedal mod?
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The mod takes up the slack in the throttle cable that '99-04 stangs are known to have. It doesn't add power but raises the pedal up so it makes it more responsive when you hit the gas. Mustangworld.com has a write up on it. Its a 70 cent spacer and 2 50 cent metal clamps that hold it
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The mod takes up the slack in the throttle cable that '99-04 stangs are known to have. It doesn't add power but raises the pedal up so it makes it more responsive when you hit the gas. Mustangworld.com has a write up on it. Its a 70 cent spacer and 2 50 cent metal clamps that hold it
Thanks bro I was wondering how to raise it up
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