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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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In a few weeks, I'll be able to begin modding my Mustang. I don't really know what I want to get first, and I'm not sure if I want to mod aesthetics or performance. Bit of background: I am in fact 17 years old, so maybe performance wouldn't be the best thing, since I may be tempted to drive like a bat out of hell. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions and can be swung either way. Thanks in advance.
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In a few weeks, I'll be able to begin modding my Mustang. I don't really know what I want to get first, and I'm not sure if I want to mod aesthetics or performance. Bit of background: I am in fact 17 years old, so maybe performance wouldn't be the best thing, since I may be tempted to drive like a bat out of hell. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions and can be swung either way. Thanks in advance.
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I'd say get rear widow louvers!! Second favorite appearance mod behind hids but you have a 13 so you're good but that rear window louver makes any mustang look sick!! The quarters are nice too!! You can get them for like $175 on eBay for plastic and like 400 for aluminum I'm gonna go plastic when I get the money!
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I'd say get rear widow louvers!! Second favorite appearance mod behind hids but you have a 13 so you're good but that rear window louver makes any mustang look sick!! The quarters are nice too!! You can get them for like $175 on eBay for plastic and like 400 for aluminum I'm gonna go plastic when I get the money!
I personally am not a fan of the plastic rear louvers. They just look cheap after seeing what the aluminum louvers look like.
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In a few weeks, I'll be able to begin modding my Mustang. I don't really know what I want to get first, and I'm not sure if I want to mod aesthetics or performance. Bit of background: I am in fact 17 years old, so maybe performance wouldn't be the best thing, since I may be tempted to drive like a bat out of hell. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions and can be swung either way. Thanks in advance.
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I think your car looks great already. Especially the wheels. Maybe changing a GT 500 spoiler? Or an exhaust like what I did.
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First mod. Window tint. Lol
That's my first mod. I would
Say rims next but those stock
Ones look pretty good!
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First mod. Window tint. Lol
That's my first mod. I would
Say rims next but those stock
Ones look pretty good!
+1 on tint. Always a great thing to do. Wheels was my first and if you have the money, do it. Exhaust is always good too, to get that better sound.
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I would add a different grille first. I can't stand honeycomb. And a axle back exhaust. Makes one hell of a difference. Just go to American muscle and just do some browsing like I do When I'm bored
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Great looking car.

All that car needs first is a nice set of either black or maybe white stripes.
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Why change rims on a new car? You have new tread so that's just money wasted in my opinion. When my michelins wear out( long time from now) ill do a rim and tire combo. For a 13 I would do exhaust and an intake for sound and mpg purposes. Strut tower bar. Basically everything besides huge horsepower. Just my .02

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All that car needs first is a nice set of either black or maybe white stripes.
White one cherry red. Black is too common.
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Chin spoiler/air dam, and rear diffuser/valance. The front will be more performance oriented, the rear is just looks without more work.
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At your age, the cost of insurance is probably very expensive. Find out what your insurance will be on the options you want to do.

At 17, you don't have a lot of money. Stay with some cosmetic changes and wait till you get older.
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You got to get the Axel back Force II Flowmaster exhaust. It sounds great on our 11 plus V6. You can get it for around 400.00. Around 75.00 for the install unless you do the install yourself. 20 percent tint. Airaid Cold Air intake. Of course sct bama tuner. Buy your stuff from American Muscle. There awesome and lighting fast shipping.
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New sway bars Eibach adjustable and lower it i love making fast turns
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At your age, the cost of insurance is probably very expensive. Find out what your insurance will be on the options you want to do.

At 17, you don't have a lot of money. Stay with some cosmetic changes and wait till you get older.
+1. My money goes into keeping my car. Not modding my car. I'm 19.
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In a few weeks, I'll be able to begin modding my Mustang. I don't really know what I want to get first, and I'm not sure if I want to mod aesthetics or performance. Bit of background: I am in fact 17 years old, so maybe performance wouldn't be the best thing, since I may be tempted to drive like a bat out of hell. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions and can be swung either way. Thanks in advance.
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Nice wheels lol... Lol ..
I agree with the window tint ... It was the first thing I did
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Why change rims on a new car? You have new tread so that's just money wasted in my opinion. When my michelins wear out( long time from now) ill do a rim and tire combo. For a 13 I would do exhaust and an intake for sound and mpg purposes. Strut tower bar. Basically everything besides huge horsepower. Just my .02

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White one cherry red. Black is too common.
I have the performance package so it came with a strut tower bar.
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+1. My money goes into keeping my car. Not modding my car. I'm 19.
+1. At your age I wouldn't worry about modding. Just save your money. Might be hard but it really is the best thing to do. Your car looks great and with the PP is a step above the base model. I'd ask family for stuff when birthdays/holidays come around.
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Just go performance all the way each little performance mod is always fun it make a big difference
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A nice exterior mod that is still affordable, is a set of quarter window louvers! They're pre-painted to match your factory paint and give a nice clean factory look. It's a great exterior mod that it's too flashy, but definitely gets noticed. Check out some of our Customer submitted photos and see ho you like them!

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In a few weeks, I'll be able to begin modding my Mustang. I don't really know what I want to get first, and I'm not sure if I want to mod aesthetics or performance. Bit of background: I am in fact 17 years old, so maybe performance wouldn't be the best thing, since I may be tempted to drive like a bat out of hell. Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions and can be swung either way. Thanks in advance.
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Tint
Then spice up your exterior
Then some DIY projects
Afterwards exhaust upgrades

Since you're 17 and want to stay away from power

I'm 16 and can't wait to get more power (and transfer it more effectively)

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I'd say get rear widow louvers!! Second favorite appearance mod behind hids but you have a 13 so you're good but that rear window louver makes any mustang look sick!! The quarters are nice too!! You can get them for like $175 on eBay for plastic and like 400 for aluminum I'm gonna go plastic when I get the money!
I gt my window louvers for 45 bucks

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I personally am not a fan of the plastic rear louvers. They just look cheap after seeing what the aluminum louvers look like.
I had both (I have aluminum now)
Plastic looked like crap was waaaay to glossy and Bowes up in the heat and rattled and sucked overall (rattled from 60+, 80 was terrible and 100 was hell)
Aluminum louvers rattle a tiny bit when you tart to move and look way better
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Here's plastic vs aluminum
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+1. At your age I wouldn't worry about modding. Just save your money. Might be hard but it really is the best thing to do. Your car looks great and with the PP is a step above the base model. I'd ask family for stuff when birthdays/holidays come around.
That's the plan. It's a premium btw lol I'm already asking for exhaust and a throttle body. And possibly a new hood. Ahh holidays.
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That's the plan. It's a premium btw lol I'm already asking for exhaust and a throttle body. And possibly a new hood. Ahh holidays.

I would stray away from the TB if you want the most for your money. Instead get a CAI and/or a Bama SF3 tuner. You'll see better results with either of those items (especially the Bama tuner) for around the same price. We've seen minimum gains with a TB on mostly stock cars in the past, when it comes to v6 engines.

The holidays can be awesome for go-fast parts haha. Good luck with your Mustang!

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I would stray away from the TB if you want the most for your money. Instead get a CAI and/or a Bama SF3 tuner. You'll see better results with either of those items (especially the Bama tuner) for around the same price. We've seen minimum gains with a TB on mostly stock cars in the past, when it comes to v6 engines.

The holidays can be awesome for go-fast parts haha. Good luck with your Mustang!

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Thank you for saving me money! I'll be asking for the intake now
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Spend some money on driver mods: books, videos, classes. The info transfers over to every car you'll ever drive. And the more you learn about driving, the more you learn about the parts you need/want.
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Screw it, get a supercharger and spray that mother ****er! Go big or go home!!!!... But I guess saving money is important too.....
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Getting performance driving lessons isn't a bad idea either. There's a lot to be gained in the average drivers racing style. You'll be surprised what your Mustang can really do with some serious driving skills!

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I'm gonna get exhaust first (Roush axle-back), then window tint, and after that, maybe side scoops or tint for my top brake light and side markers. Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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Dang I wish the aluminum didn't cost so dang much!!!
+1 it looks good.
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being 18 years old when I got my mustang, I also didn't have too much money. Living at home still was able to draw most of the burden away. I went straight to the cosmetics for my car. added foglights and new raxiom headlights. ~$650
added the aluminum rear louvers ~$600. 3.7 badges and a stripe down the side $60 bucks total. I had the car come from the factory with the side louvers and decklid spoiler painted matte black. I assume it would be about ~$1000 total. It adds up quickly but looks amazing. I get compliments all the time about how awesome the mustang looks. Even from shelby owners and other high end car owners. I added axle back roush tips for some sound and fun. $700 for the square tips and bumper. I go looks before performance.
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