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Old 03-20-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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I want to upgrade my 2005 V6 Mustang and the first part I was thinking of installing is a Cold Air Intake. Is this a good place to start? Thank you!
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What are you looking to gain?

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Exhaust, tuner, cai in that order are the first three in my opinion


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I went with cai tuner gt take off muffler inexpensive mod .Duals are nice but can be pricey for no real power gain.then got struts shocks gt front and rear sway bars can find the sway bars on ebay for a decent price ..Hope this helps
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Very true
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I went with cai tuner gt take off muffler inexpensive mod .Duals are nice but can be pricey for no real power gain.then got struts shocks gt front and rear sway bars can find the sway bars on ebay for a decent price ..Hope this helps

Duals definitely adds power over the single exhaust...and better sound


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I don't even think there is a difference between the gt sway bars...
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Sway bars?? I thought we were talking about exhaust


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We're talking about both I think😂 exhaust definitely adds some power though.
I agree with 08mustang: dual exhaust, tuner, CAI
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You gotta make power to plant it down 1st.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:00 PM   #13
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There's no one good place to start when modding its all in what you want. Do you want sound, appearance, handling, power, etc. Post up some more details on what your goals are and we can give you a better idea of where to start.
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I disagree there is no point in have power if you cant keep the wheels on the ground. As far as making power you'll see little to no gains with just an intake unless you do the throttle body and intake manifold to and even then you wont gain much. You have to build the inlet, outlet and internals in order to see real gains

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I disagree there is no point in have power if you cant keep the wheels on the ground. As far as making power you'll see little to no gains with just an intake unless you do the throttle body and intake manifold to and even then you wont gain much. You have to build the inlet, outlet and internals in order to see real gains

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Bro this is a 4.0 we're talking about here. Not a 5.0....putting down power isn't an immediate issue whatsoever. And also adding a cai and tuner adds a stout amount for the 4.0 considering price and ease of install


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Explain to me how adding a cai adds power?

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The 4.0 notices a power increase with a cai

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Explain to me how adding a cai adds power?

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Because the air intake on the 05-09s isn't all that great


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Because the air intake on the 05-09s isn't all that great


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Yep. 2010 is when they got good

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That still dont explain how a cai will increase power. And im not trying to come off as a jerk just saw this as an opportunity to help. 8)

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So you're asking how a cold air intake adds power?


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Yes how will a cai add ?

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Colder air equals denser charge equals more power. Plus the intake tubes stock have a lot of baffles and restriction to muffle engine noise.

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Ok so now we know how it works. Now ill try and break it down as simple as I can. So say we have a pump with a 2in inlet 2in internals & 2in outlet and this pump is able to pump 2gallons per min. Now we change the inlet to a 3in to take in more water so it goes 3in, 2in, 2in, how much water will go through per min?

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Ok so now we know how it works. Now ill try and break it down as simple as I can. So say we have a pump with a 2in inlet 2in internals & 2in outlet and this pump is able to pump 2gallons per min. Now we change the inlet to a 3in to take in more water so it goes 3in, 2in, 2in, how much water will go through per min?

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The throttle body and intake manifold aren't choke points at that point. They will in fact allow more flow. Your analogy is right but in the case here stock is a 2 in and it goes to 3 in and 3in lol

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Lol yes but im breaking it in "lame terms" but you see if you change the out let you get the dame results? Even if the inlet and out are the same you still get the same results its not until you do all 3 will you gain serious power. Now if you want instant radifectaion a simple tune will do it. Ultimately it comes down to what he wants out of the car. And his upgrades. And I understand that not everyone can afford to do a full build all at once in just saying dont expect a hole lot till its dont correct. Trust im going nuts just doing my suspension first but I know it will pay off and you feel a difference especially when taking some nice corners.

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Water can't be used as an example because water doesn't compress. Air does compress. So when you have add a larger intake, then more air enters into the combustion chamber and then more air is compressed


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I use water to explain it better i know its not the same, you cant compress more air if you dont have the right equipment.

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It brings in colder denser air which in return makes more power.


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Want power just do a 300 shot
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The first mod you need is, exhaust.
Get a true dual system.
You want to hear the sound of that 4.0 displacement.
H pipe for a more raspy tone, X pipe for a more race type tone.


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The first mod you need is, exhaust.
Get a true dual system.
You want to hear the sound of that 4.0 displacement.
H pipe for a more raspy tone, X pipe for a more race type tone.


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No H-pipe for a deeper more throaty tone and the x pipe for a raspy racier sound.


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Want power just do a 300 shot

Lmao yeah that'll probably do it😂
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Don't forget to upgrade the suspension. I recommend first a rear sway bar. Since its super easy to install on a v6. Because v6s don't gave them stocked. Pan hard bar to keep that wheel hop down. You want power but you need good suspension to keep it stable on the road.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:34 PM   #35
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If you replace the teared for an 8.8, would you need a new sway bar?
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