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Old 12-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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X Pipe or CAI

So ive only had my mustang for about a month now. Its a 2010 GT. It came with flowmaster axlebacks and I just recently got a SCT tuner from bama performance. Im trying to decide what my next mod should be. Im thinking x pipe or CAI. Any suggestions?
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My vote would be a cat delete. X pipes get a bit raspy. I like the stock H, but with cats removed...better sound imo.
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Steeda CAI for sure
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Off road x will get you more power.
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Steeda CAI for sure
I def love mine, but can't hear it over my Ataks!

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Off road x will get you more power.
Very true, but for the extra 2-5 ponys, i really think the rasp gets pretty bad. I prefer a more throaty, old school v8 sound. Personal preference.
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So ive only had my mustang for about a month now. Its a 2010 GT. It came with flowmaster axlebacks and I just recently got a SCT tuner from bama performance. Im trying to decide what my next mod should be. Im thinking x pipe or CAI. Any suggestions?
Congratulations! Definitely post up some pictures of your Mustang, we'd love to check it out. It sounds like you haven't wasted any times modding and already jumped on a Bama tuner! How are you enjoying your Tune so far?

Since you're already tuned, you can really go in whatever direction you'd like and the tuner will pull everything together. If you go with Gears, we can recalibrate the speedometer for you. If you go with an O/R X-Pipe we can turn off the rear O2's for you so that you don't throw a CEL etc.. This makes things very simple!

It sounds like your head is in the right spot and I would recommend doing the X-pipe and Intake at some point in the near future! They'll definitely both add a good amount of power and sound great. The X-pipe will change the entire sound of your Exhaust and it will definitely be much louder and the CAI will make your engine scream!

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So ive only had my mustang for about a month now. Its a 2010 GT. It came with flowmaster axlebacks and I just recently got a SCT tuner from bama performance. Im trying to decide what my next mod should be. Im thinking x pipe or CAI. Any suggestions?
Congrats on your new 2010 GT btw!

Which Flowmaster axlebacks do you currently have? If it's a 2 chambered muffler, than an Xpipe will sound pretty good IMO. The O/R Xpipes sounds a little too raspy when paired with straight threw mufflers though (non chambered). Either way, I'd suggest some type of O/R mid-pipe, whether it be an X or H. There's a good bit a power to be gained there and of course some more music to your ears!

How do you like the current ride height? Is it stock? My next move would be towards suspension if it's stock. That's just me though.

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The axle backs are chambered but I'm not sure of the seies as they were already on car and I bought from dealership. My suspension is stock. What advantages do I receive from lowering? I do love the look of lowered stangs
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I would get the x pipe. U get such a better sound than u do from the factory h pipe. The cold air intake won't add much horsepower at all but will slightly change the sound of your exhaust at higher Rpms. I would get the Cai soon after the x pipe though. And the reason for lowering a car is to lower the center of gravity. The closer you are to the ground, the harder u can rip corners. U also eliminate nose dive under hard braking and nose jump under hard acceleration for the simple fact that your suspension is stiffer. In my old 99 mustang gt I was practically sitting on the ground and I could take sharp on ramps at 80mph. But basically to sum it all up, if your gonna start modding your car, you'll add the Cai, x pipe, cat delete, throttle body etc. it's all just time and money, which Is the struggle that all of us on this forum are going thru lol
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Get the midpipe for sure, will free up more power and sound better. If you have chambered mufflers they're likely flowmasters but the name of the muffler should be stamped right on the muffler if you crawl under and check.

Lowering, that just improves overall handling/feel and gets rid of that godawful wheel gap. Its not as bad on the 05-up cars as it is on the 94-04 cars but its still bad.
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