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Old 06-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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So i have had my Sterling Gray Metallic 2011 V6 Premium w/ MCA pkg for almost 4 months now and I'm looking into what i could buy for her. The thing is, i really like the MCA pkg and don't want to change it up too much. The wheels and grill are def. staying. here were a few thoughts, just looking for opinions here guys..

tinted tailights & side markers
lower grille (to somewhat match MCA upper if possible)
mirror covers


also considering scoops, but not sure which ones and def. don't want to over do it. i really like the quarter louvers and the side scoops, but not sure if they would go with the MCA stripe.. i was actually considering getting them in flat black to match the flat black stripe, but not exactly sure where it will fall in reference to the striping...



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Re: appearance mods...

mirror covers would be a good way to go as well as the other choices you mentioned.

Lowering it would help but you dont want to go to low and that could void part of the warranty and cause other such issuse.

You may could get away with an axle back.
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mirror covers would be a good way to go as well as the other choices you mentioned.

Lowering it would help but you dont want to go to low and that could void part of the warranty and cause other such issuse.

You may could get away with an axle back.
Heard about someone who had a ford mechanic install ford lowering springs and kept his warranty because ford installed them
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Heard about someone who had a ford mechanic install ford lowering springs and kept his warranty because ford installed them
I'm sure there is more experience on matters like this than me but from what I know, this is hit and miss. Technically they don't have to continue covering affected parts because it didn't come from the factory that way, regardless of who made and installed the modification.
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You can get a lower grill to match the MCA one from American Muscle. And I def recommend modifying the exhaust. It will make a world of difference.
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What about the spear stripes? On the hood
Or some new smoked headlight and taillight tint, headlight splitters look cool too
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I like the spear stripes. I will probably be ordering some soon.
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Color scheme?
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The white ones. I have the white rocker stripes so any other color would look weird. I thought about getting a super snake style stripe, but decided I like the look of the small spears. They kinda look like fangs.
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Yea do spears a SUperSnake stripe wouldn't be horrible with spears tho. And u have a soft top so do what u can to make it stand out.
Duck tail or CS spoiler
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Duck tail. Do you know how hard the spears are to install?
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Duck tail. Do you know how hard the spears are to install?
I would get them painted, but decals shouldn't be hard, just make sure u do them correctly by the instructions or have a decal shop do them.
Personally I'd do paint.
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I probably should get them painted on, but the decals are a lot cheaper.
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I would get them painted, but decals shouldn't be hard, just make sure u do them correctly by the instructions or have a decal shop do them.
Personally I'd do paint.
How long do decals last? Looking at getting matte black stripes
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The spear stripes are guaranteed for 8 years I think. Not sure about full sized stripes.
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You can tell up close the difference between paint and decals, given if the decal is done right it looks great but paint is the best and most long lasting.
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So i have had my Sterling Gray Metallic 2011 V6 Premium w/ MCA pkg for almost 4 months now and I'm looking into what i could buy for her. The thing is, i really like the MCA pkg and don't want to change it up too much. The wheels and grill are def. staying. here were a few thoughts, just looking for opinions here guys..

tinted tailights & side markers
lower grille (to somewhat match MCA upper if possible)
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also considering scoops, but not sure which ones and def. don't want to over do it. i really like the quarter louvers and the side scoops, but not sure if they would go with the MCA stripe.. i was actually considering getting them in flat black to match the flat black stripe, but not exactly sure where it will fall in reference to the striping...

any and all ideas welcome guys!
Post some pictures of your 2011 I want to see it cuz Iv got a gray also
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You can get a lower grill to match the MCA one from American Muscle. And I def recommend modifying the exhaust. It will make a world of difference.
I think the lower grille from AM wouldnt match, it looks more like chrome than the mca grille which is more of a matte finish, be careful.
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I think the lower grille from AM wouldnt match, it looks more like chrome than the mca grille which is more of a matte finish, be careful.
It actually looks fine. I did it on mine and get compliments all the time.

Unless you have a black mustang and are going for the "murdered out" look, it doesn't all have to match. These are not contiguous pieces.
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domer....a friend of mine is going to be using my grilles as templates when I take them off for more modding. He wants to make actual stainless and powder coat black MCA/ Cali spec. look grilles and make to fit from the 2005 up both upper and lower. We might try for a pony grill with the fogs from the 07-09s and make one for the 2010-2013. Can't figure out why someone hasnt offered one before now......along with being able to relocate that giant tribar pony to the center.....sigh
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domer....a friend of mine is going to be using my grilles as templates when I take them off for more modding. He wants to make actual stainless and powder coat black MCA/ Cali spec. look grilles and make to fit from the 2005 up both upper and lower. We might try for a pony grill with the fogs from the 07-09s and make one for the 2010-2013. Can't figure out why someone hasnt offered one before now......along with being able to relocate that giant tribar pony to the center.....sigh
You know, I generally prefer symmetry, but I actually like the off center tri bar pony. I also like that it's on the driver's side

Grilles sound like they'll be sick though!
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We believe there will be a market for them (along with a few other tricks up our sleeve..) Trying for invent a better job than slaving over a clod mop at the fire station...LOL!
I didnt like the Shelby connotation with the off center pony. Keep an eye on my pics.....my big front end change is coming. After that and a set of flowmaster axle backs...i'll be done on mods...and money to do it with......sigh

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drat..meant COLD mop...too much coffee..
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A boss grille for a v6 is nice, but the grille idea seems legit. I'd buy it.
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Re: appearance mods...

like anything...production takes time...we do have a fabricator on board and hes only 50 miles away.....
trying to get the sidebar business rolling with more than custom brake painting, customizing and consulting......
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I think the lower grille from AM wouldnt match, it looks more like chrome than the mca grille which is more of a matte finish, be careful.
right, i'm thinking the same thing on that one. but so hard to find one that would match

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You can get a lower grill to match the MCA one from American Muscle. And I def recommend modifying the exhaust. It will make a world of difference.
I do have the Flowmaster Force II axlebacks, and i love them!
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My 2011 has the rims but they are not painted grey like yours ugh I want that!
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TRV6.....nice MCA edition. If the green hadnt come out...id have gotten the gray with saddle tan interior, mca package and left the wheels alone....just not sure what id have painted the brakes..LOL
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It actually looks fine. I did it on mine and get compliments all the time.

Unless you have a black mustang and are going for the "murdered out" look, it doesn't all have to match. These are not contiguous pieces.
Can you post some pics of your grilles for us?

I also like the off center pony, shelby is on left side so its not really copying :p
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I still believe it needs to be in the center like they started with in 64 1/2...IMO
wait til mines done (well..once the money runs out for this year anyway..LOL) ill post pics...but wont be til 6/28....
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I want your car!
LOVE that color dude.
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domer....a friend of mine is going to be using my grilles as templates when I take them off for more modding. He wants to make actual stainless and powder coat black MCA/ Cali spec. look grilles and make to fit from the 2005 up both upper and lower. We might try for a pony grill with the fogs from the 07-09s and make one for the 2010-2013. Can't figure out why someone hasnt offered one before now......along with being able to relocate that giant tribar pony to the center.....sigh
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Thanks Dubya.....your looks pretty sweet too!

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who else was looking for pics of 'how to paint your brakes'..?
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Can you post some pics of your grilles for us?

I also like the off center pony, shelby is on left side so its not really copying :p
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looks sweet domer!
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anybody else get the cool black rubber mud guards from Ford??? I did and they look awesome...the silver pony got converted on mine..go figure. But a WAY better deal than what they are asking for a set of 4 on ebay!
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