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Old 08-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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New Member here. I just bought a 2013 V6 Premium. Couldn't swing the V8. I want to put a little more horsepower and would welcome some suggestions from anyone.

Looking to spend around 3-4 thousand.

1) New Driveshaft
2) Tuner to up the speed
3) Headers, Shorty and Exhaust Pipes
4) Mustang Chip
5) Cold Air Intake
6) Not sure about Springs, I don't want to lower the car but maybe some new Struts and Shocks, Don't want to change the Rear Gears

Thanks to anyone who can give me any tips.
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If you're willing to spend that much and do all that, do this: Buy a procharger, install an aluminum driveshaft. Boom, done. However, for the $4k your spending and the fact you got a premium, you could have had a 5.0.
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Yeh I'm going to do the pro charger as well. But im going to leave it till the end I have a tune so I'm guna to tires next then gears then a suspension package then see where I'm at
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I have to go with:

CAI - $300
Tower Strut - $150
Race Tune - $350
Ford Racing Suspension Kit - $1100 (I know you said don't lower, but it's only 1", and drastically increased handling)
Aluminim Driveshaft - $800

That'll cost $2700. Add the procharger down the line, and you have one badass V6.
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Where can u get the ford racing suspension kit ?
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I have convertible that already has a strut tower brace , should i just get the eibach then?
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I forgot they made those standard on the 13's. The rest of the parts in the handling pack I think you can still purchase separately - not sure if the bundle saves you money or not. Call American Muscle and ask them - those guys know everything there is to know about their inventory and then some.
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I forgot they made those standard on the 13's. .
They give you a tower strut brace on the 13s? that's good news. unless it's only for the convertible.

I am so wiery on getting a tune. changing the mixtures and such away from factory. how much hp has the CAI given you?
I am a little skeptical cause my buddy, who know's cars well (took apart engines and such), put a CAI on his wrx and actually prefered it off.
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They give you a tower strut brace on the 13s? that's good news. unless it's only for the convertible.

I am so wiery on getting a tune. changing the mixtures and such away from factory. how much hp has the CAI given you?
I am a little skeptical cause my buddy, who know's cars well (took apart engines and such), put a CAI on his wrx and actually prefered it off.
The Tune was night-and-day. Before the tune I was seriously reconsidering my V6 vs GT purchase. With the Bama 87 Performance tune I have on her now (Not even close to the top race tune) She actually sounds and feels like a muscle car!

With the CAI and Tune my guess is I'm hovering around 320 hp. with the tune, I can feel and hear every bit of it.

In my opinion the reason the tune has been making SO MUCH of a difference specifically with the 2012+ V6's is that Ford was working really hard to hit that 32MPG mark. A performance tune eats into that a lot, partly because your engine gets a lot more gas, and aggressively climbs through the gears.

But there are "car guys" on this board that can tell you a whole lot more about it.
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CAI on his wrx and actually prefered it off.
Don't go by that at all, no offense to ur buddy but he doesn't know subaru's very well the wrx and STi only benefit from a short ram intake once you but a cai on them the angled bend in it actually suffocates the car and is highly suggested you don't run one

I believe you said your not sure about a tune which most cai require one and the ones that don't are pretty much a sound / show mod
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What about the warranty. Will it be void just by adding a cai
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What about the warranty. Will it be void just by adding a cai
i just asked the dealer today i asked about the axle backs and cai they said the only way its voided is if they find.the cause of failer is due to the part. i asked the parts dept. and service dept.
i went in for an oil change and the guy that changed it found the need to rev.it up for like 2 mins to the point i could here my exhuast from a the other end of the dealership. (a football field away) then when i go to get it he does a lap around the parking lot. when they just park everyone elses cars by the front door. ppl are crazy.
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Wow. Took your ride for a spin and burned some of your gas
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If he revved it for that long and your not putting miles on it that's burning some serious gas. I'd slap the man.
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lol i wanted to .
i think he was showing it to some one there . i couldent get over there in time enough to see. it wasent really the gas i was worried about it was.more the fact of what he was doing to somthing that was not his.
and wasent really two mins but it was for quite a bit
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@Quickstang...so CAI+tune over a new exhaust? how do you think the mustang can handle a bigger explosion in the cylinders? i saw that the block is made w/ different materials between the v6 and GT. what tools are needed for the CAI+tune?

@curtin...that sux. i'd be pissed too....
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Its not so much about lowering but an improved suspension will be a great addition to any HP mods.

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New Member here. I just bought a 2013 V6 Premium. Couldn't swing the V8. I want to put a little more horsepower and would welcome some suggestions from anyone.

Looking to spend around 3-4 thousand.

1) New Driveshaft
2) Tuner to up the speed
3) Headers, Shorty and Exhaust Pipes
4) Mustang Chip
5) Cold Air Intake
6) Not sure about Springs, I don't want to lower the car but maybe some new Struts and Shocks, Don't want to change the Rear Gears

Thanks to anyone who can give me any tips.
Do they even make shorty headers for the 3.7? I have never seen any and always thought that LT's were the only option./ LT's will shift the torque band around a bit and you will lose down low and gain mid and up top. If you are going to do LT's I would suggest to absolutely consider gears. Also, If you are getting a tuner you dont need the Mustang Chip. The tuner/ Tunes will take care of that.
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For about 3-4 G's right now I would get... CAI and tune. Aluminum driveshaft, XPipe, catback and 73mm throttle body. That should be about $3500 and Ford racing makes a set of springs that only drops the car 1" for $200 with that setup you should see around 30-35 extra horse power depending on what you buy.

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If you're willing to spend that much and do all that, do this: Buy a procharger, install an aluminum driveshaft. Boom, done. However, for the $4k your spending and the fact you got a premium, you could have had a 5.0.
Yeah a 5.0 with no premium options.
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Good to know, thanks. I've always thought shorty headers sounded better then LT's on 6ers. LT's usually get too raspy from what I've heard anyway. But I was under the impression factory manifolds flowed pretty well hence why we haven't seen any yet. I guess we will see.

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For about 3-4 G's right now I would get... CAI and tune. Aluminum driveshaft, XPipe, catback and 73mm throttle body. That should be about $3500 and Ford racing makes a set of springs that only drops the car 1" for $200 with that setup you should see around 30-35 extra horse power depending on what you buy.
I'd remove that throttle body and add gears instead to that list.
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