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Old 11-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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I bought my 2004 Mustang GT convertible 40th with 10800 miles Sonic Blue. I have replaced all shocks and struts and put a BBK CAI in her. I want to know more about the car itself (The Good and the Bad) mechanically and looks. What would you do if you had this car? I what to start putting money into things that help with horsepower and the overall wellbeing of the car. What should I do; what should I not do basically.
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(I know most of you are going to say sell it and get a cobra or bullitt but we already bonded)
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Out of curiosity, did you check the carfax before you bought it?
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Congrats! Any pics??


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First figure out what you want from the car, straight line performance or a corner carver, if straight line performance, then-Lower it, springs (H&R supersports), you already have new shocks/struts (depending on which ones they will be ok), CC plates (Maximum Motorsports only), wheels, tires, steeda X2 ball joints, they just look so much better lowered and added performance to your suspension. Exhaust, cat back set up, Ford Racing 410 gears, MGW shifter (if manual), and a tuner. Those things would be a great start, suspension wise, looks wise, and performance feel wise IMO. Then go from there, the more power you add the more suspension you will need. Sub frame connectors would be a good choice along with lower control arms once you get the stuff i mentioned done. Can always do things like a Mach 1 grill delete and other small cosmetic things to spruce it up, i like them clean, and subtle.

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The first things usually done are, tune up, hand held tuner (for either canned tune or dyno tune), lower it, exhaust, brakes. From there definitely grab some gears, headers, some more in-depth suspension work, some visual mods etc.

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Old 11-02-2015, 08:46 AM   #6
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Here are some ideas.

Pic 1: stock grille, no spoiler. (The bug shield and gold stripes got pulled off the day I took it home)

Pic 2: My other Mustang with the Mach stuff

Pick 3/4: Raxiom Icon taillights.

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Stupid phone. This pic was supposed to be under the first one for comparison.

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I was the proud owner of a 2001 GT which had 225,000 miles on it when I sold it. I then bought a 2004 GT (which is virtually identical) and it had 156,000 miles when I traded for a 2012 V6. The only problems I had (other than routine maintenance items) were the Idle Air Control Valve at 145M (had a "burbling sound"), clutch at 146M, AC clutch at 149M, and the Intake Manifold at 156M (its plastic). All-in-all, a great car!
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Id sell you my x4 tuner.


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Why would you be selling a good tuner?
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Thanks everyone for your input looking at the tuner and MGW shifter. The Shocks and struts are made by KYB (not the best but better than bad ones)if anyone wanted to know. I am hearing some "squeaky" sounds from underneath I think it could be that I Just need new Springs, The struts and shocks were really bad and I think the springs took a pounding (pun intended). Im looking into H&R lowering springs with the Steeda X2s and the CC plates. Thank you again everyone.
If you have anymore suggestions I would like to hear them.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:34 PM   #12
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Is that 10,800 miles or 108,000?


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My first change was exhaust... I think that is one of the most popular for the 2 valve because they sound so good


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Ok I was gonna say if that car only had 10,800 that should be like new. Overall those 4.6 2v's are pretty reliable they are not as powerful as the newer ones but still great fun and nice looking cars. If the intake manifold has not been replaced yet that is something you should budget for and maybe even plan ahead and upgrade it. When mine went bad I needed one quick so I had to go with the Dorman. It has performed well and it was cheap but had I planned it out I would have went with a more performance oriented intake. Those 2v's sound fantastic with headers and there are plenty of parts floating around for the 4.6 as a lot of the guys have moved on to the new 5.0. I'm sure others will have plenty of input.


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Ok I was gonna say if that car only had 10,800 that should be like new. Overall those 4.6 2v's are pretty reliable they are not as powerful as the newer ones but still great fun and nice looking cars. If the intake manifold has not been replaced yet that is something you should budget for and maybe even plan ahead and upgrade it. When mine went bad I needed one quick so I had to go with the Dorman. It has performed well and it was cheap but had I planned it out I would have went with a more performance oriented intake. Those 2v's sound fantastic with headers and there are plenty of parts floating around for the 4.6 as a lot of the guys have moved on to the new 5.0. I'm sure others will have plenty of input.


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Exhaust wheels tires spoiler delete ,
And I beat the hell out of mine and so far so good


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