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Old 07-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Performance modding for beginners

hey guys if you had to make a list of steps you taking from start to finish modding your v6 what would it be ?

( example )

1 . CAI
2. tune
3. gears
4. etc
5. etc

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hey guys if you had to make a list of steps you taking from start to finish modding your v6 what would it be ?
( example )

1 . CAI
2. tune
3. gears
4. etc
5. etc

?
1. Raise the hood and remove the radiator cap.
2. Have someone get in the car and back it away from you.
3. Have that person pull a V8 Mustang without the radiator cap on it up to you.
4. Install the radiator cap and close the hood.
5. There, your performance mods are now complete, enjoy.

WAIT, before you go off on me that was just a joke!

I would do it in this order.

1. CAI
2. Headers and Exhaust
3. Gears
4. Cam, head work & intake (if available for your car)
5. Tune last so you don't have to do it over if/when you add other performance parts.

Note: I do not know a lot about the newer Mustangs, so some tuning or mods may be necessary in between times. If that is the case, I would buy a tuner instead of a chip as it would likely save you some money in the long run.
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How do I make my 2012 mustang v6 run 12 seconds through the 1/4 mile??
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1. Raise the hood and remove the radiator cap.
2. Have someone get in the car and back it away from you.
3. Have that person pull a V8 Mustang without the radiator cap on it up to you.
4. Install the radiator cap and close the hood.
5. There, your performance mods are now complete, enjoy.

WAIT, before you go off on me that was just a joke!

I would do it in this order.

1. CAI
2. Headers and Exhaust
3. Gears
4. Cam, head work & intake (if available for your car)
5. Tune last so you don't have to do it over if/when you add other performance parts.

Note: I do not know a lot about the newer Mustangs, so some tuning or mods may be necessary in between times. If that is the case, I would buy a tuner instead of a chip as it would likely save you some money in the long run.
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Well for me I'm working from the ground up. Maybe a bit different then most. I've got wider wheels/tires to start, then springs, shocks, struts, sway bars, panhard, and stb. I'd like to do a torsen lsd with gears and driveshaft next if I don't just upgrade to a GT before then.

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FI. You may be able to get there w/o depending on your own skills. I'm not a drag racer myself but 4.10's, cai, driveshaft, and a good tune should put you in the very low 13's on some good street tires. So what, some slicks & skinnies and a little diet to get into the high 12's maybe?? Like I said, I ain't a dragster myself so if someone else can chime in?
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How much horsepower and torque will those headers and x pipe make together about ?
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I'm just gone trade mines in for a 013 5.0!!
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Well for me I'm working from the ground up. Maybe a bit different then most. I've got wider wheels/tires to start, then springs, shocks, struts, sway bars, panhard, and stb. I'd like to do a torsen lsd with gears and driveshaft next if I don't just upgrade to a GT before then.

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FI. You may be able to get there w/o depending on your own skills. I'm not a drag racer myself but 4.10's, cai, driveshaft, and a good tune should put you in the very low 13's on some good street tires. So what, some slicks & skinnies and a little diet to get into the high 12's maybe?? Like I said, I ain't a dragster myself so if someone else can chime in?
may not be the funnest order for.most but the smartest in my opinion. bc mine is stock for the most part and i have a real Hard time getting traction at the drag strip. the stock tires spin bad and the wheel hop is bad also . no real reason to buy go fast parts if its going to go slow due to no traction.

edit. wheels could be fun
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On my old '12 v6 I went looks first. That way it goes from " oh that's a v6?" to "nice looking car!" lol
After I finished the looks I decided to go get the 5.0, was so much easier than modding piece by piece lol
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Re: Performance modding for beginners

If I wanted my V6 to be in the 12's I would probably go for a Super Charger, And of course it would need the drive shaft replaced with one that won't be coming thru the floor. A set of long tube headers with X-pipe and a set of Compatition mufflers. A set of drag tires would be OK too.

If you go to You-Tube you can find V-6's in the 12's

Of course I think my V6 is just fine now that I can hear the Exhaust, I like the MPG, and the power is plenty for the street. If I was still into racing and tracking I would have bought the Boss 302. I don't think there is a better car for any price if you are into weekend tracking or hot laping at racetracks then the Boss 302. (My personal opinion)
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1. Raise the hood and remove the radiator cap.
2. Have someone get in the car and back it away from you.
3. Have that person pull a V8 Mustang without the radiator cap on it up to you.
4. Install the radiator cap and close the hood.
5. There, your performance mods are now complete, enjoy.

WAIT, before you go off on me that was just a joke!

I would do it in this order.

1. CAI
2. Headers and Exhaust
3. Gears
4. Cam, head work & intake (if available for your car)
5. Tune last so you don't have to do it over if/when you add other performance parts.

Note: I do not know a lot about the newer Mustangs, so some tuning or mods may be necessary in between times. If that is the case, I would buy a tuner instead of a chip as it would likely save you some money in the long run.
You scared me for a second! I was like who the f' is giving this advice.

Trojan hit the nail on the head. You will need a tune starting with the intake, but if you can download a program, A.M is really good value with a Bama tune. There may be others that are faster, etc, but A.M. and Bama stand behind their work 100% also that tune can be adjusted as you get more mods.
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Re: Performance modding for beginners

Honestly, for performance:
-Tune
-Gears
-Intake
-LCA
-Exhaust

Tune is the biggest bang for the buck, especially for autos, followed by gears. You needs a tuner for gears anyway. Then CAI, followed by traction aids then exhaust. Exhaust on these cars are really nice from the factory for flow. It's the last thing I'd touch.
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may not be the funnest order for.most but the smartest in my opinion. bc mine is stock for the most part and i have a real Hard time getting traction at the drag strip. the stock tires spin bad and the wheel hop is bad also . no real reason to buy go fast parts if its going to go slow due to no traction.

edit. wheels could be fun
Well for me it's more fun Car handles great. It's a stiff ride which sucks if it's a DD but mine isn't so when I take it out it's like a roller coaster ride! A wooden roller coaster on NY roads though which are bumpy, uneven and just bad. Definitely fun though though. Much more fun the 30 extra hp. Just my opinion though.
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You scared me for a second! I was like who the f' is giving this advice.
Then it worked!
I just put the BS up there for amusement and shock.
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