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Old 07-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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Need some ideas for the first performance upgrades to go on my car only thing that's upgraded so far is the magnaflow exhaust it's a 2003 mustang GT not looking to spend tons of money and I don't want to super charge it yet.


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Auto or stick? Catback or headers back on the exhaust? Mileage? Budget? Any experience modding cars or are you having a shop do all the work?
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Auto and it's a catback and budget is under 1,000 and I'm in high school taking autos and have time to do it myself then and 102,000 miles


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Look into some new rear end gears. Possibly the best bang for your buck if you wanna see faster acceleration and well under 1,000$ installed and out the door.
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I would start with some easy stuff like a cai and a tuner. Preferable from americanmuscle.com. After that I would get a throttle body and plenum. These are super easy upgrades and don't require a lot of time to install. This is just for starters.
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Subframe Connectors, Panhard Bar, and a Torque Arm!


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Look into some new rear end gears. Possibly the best bang for your buck if you wanna see faster acceleration and well under 1,000$ installed and out the door.

What size gears


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4.10 gears, j-mod your trans, subframes, lowering kit and a good set of tires. Tuner definitely but I'd get a local custom tune before I got a mail order one.
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So when I buy the gears should I buy the installation kit too I would think I do but if I don't that's money saved


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Yes you need the installation kit. You'll also want a speedcal box to make sure your speedometer is reading right if you don't get a tune right away. If you get a tuner they can just change the setting in the tune. Lots of ppl recommend Bama but I suggest you look around. Bama does have good results for bolt on cars but you'll be SOL if you ever do cams or a blower and it isn't exactly a custom tune for YOUR car but neither is any mail order tuner.
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Alright thanks for your help probably the first thing I'll do now
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When I had my local ring and pinion Shop do my gears they said they swore by the Ford Racing gears and installation kits. Had mine done and no issues. Cost 305 for labor.

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