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Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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What would be the best first (cheap $$) performance upgrade for a '13 mustang v6?
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What's you're budget
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$1250 tops??
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Gears and tuner. Have you some exhaust?
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My friend mentioned to me that there is a chip you can instal to give a few hp more?

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Not sure..
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It's like a tuner, frees up hp
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You have a link of we're I can get one?
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Go to americanmuscle.com they have plenty of parts there
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #10
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What about a $300-$500 budget?
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You have a link of we're I can get one?
It's called a SCT SF3 Handheld tuner. It reprogrammed your car to fully utilize it's power for any and all upgrades and frees up HP on a stock car as well. But remember it does void your warranty, if your not worried about that then you should invest in one. AmericanMuscle.com sells them and you get free lifetime tunes so if u buy a part, call them up and they can write up a custom tune for ur car as many times as you need and they have AMAZING customer service!!

For 1250 budget I would personally advise for

1. BBK Long Tube Headers and Off Road X-Pipe
http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-ch...rs-2011v6.html
2. Handheld tuner with free tunes for life.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/x3-cus...er-2011v6.html
3. Pypes Axlebacks or Magnaflow Axlebacks
http://www.americanmuscle.com/pypes-...mb-1113v6.html

That would give your car around a 30-45HP boost and it will sound like a true road monster!!
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What about a $300-$500 budget?
For 300-500 budget go with a tuner and some Axlebacks or tuner and CAI
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Before you do anything, you need to get a new driveshafts. The driveshaft on the 13' v6 is very unreliable. You can get it here.
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If you push it to hard without a new shaft, it could snap on you, which could destroy the entire car.

After a new shaft, I would proceed to get a tune, CAI, and then a better exhaust.
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Before you do anything, you need to get a new driveshafts. The driveshaft on the 13' v6 is very unreliable. You can get it here.
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It's not required as long as he don't take off the governor on the car. And doesn't push his car too hard. I go to the track every Friday and my car is doing great
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It's not required as long as he don't take off the governor on the car. And doesn't push his car too hard. I go to the track every Friday and my car is doing great
and there is no real evidence this is actually a real issue. To my knowledge there have been two documented DS failures. Been on a half dozen other forums and the same two videos is all I've seen.
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and there is no real evidence this is actually a real issue. To my knowledge there have been two documented DS failures. Been on a half dozen other forums and the same two videos is all I've seen.
That's why I'm telling him it's not required unless he wants to go passed 130 which is what it's rated at.
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That's why I'm telling him it's not required unless he wants to go passed 130 which is what it's rated at.
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It's not required as long as he don't take off the governor on the car. And doesn't push his car too hard. I go to the track every Friday and my car is doing great
Notice how I said "could" and not will. And it was discussed on another forum that it isn't as much as the speed that snaps it, but the torque that is applied to the car. I have hammered my v6 a lot without any trouble, but if I had 1500 to spend on upgrades, I would get a driveshaft. Just throwing out my 2C on the upgrade topic.
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Before you do anything, you need to get a new driveshafts. The driveshaft on the 13' v6 is very unreliable. You can get it here.
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If you push it to hard without a new shaft, it could snap on you, which could destroy the entire car.

After a new shaft, I would proceed to get a tune, CAI, and then a better exhaust.
Good points if high speed and track use are an issue.

The stock driveshaft won't break at any normal speeds and use because of the stock speed limiter that's set in the Mustangs ECM (Fast enough for the posted speed limits in the states right now). A tuner will lift this, so If a tuner is to be bought and the plan is to lift the maximum speed for track purposes, then yes, consider the drive shaft.

My guess is that Ford changed the late V6 2013's with a one piece driveshaft for export sales. In Germany for example, they have the famous autoban sections of highway where the speed is higher, or even unlimited. For the Mustang V6 to sell there, a one piece would be a requirement.
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Unless its important for you to drive at speeds of 140 plus, waste of money for a new driveshaft as one of your first mods. One can clearly drive safe doing 120 MPH with the stock driveshaft on an enclosed track of course. Never on the public streets

A first must have mod is, sct bama performance tuner along 3:55 or 3:73 gears. Our stock 2.73 gears are horrible. That's around your budget.

CAI'S are great but you will only notice considerable gains when combined with aftermarket headers along with off road x pipe or high flow cattwd x pipe. That's down the road for ya.
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Unless its important for you to drive at speeds of 140 plus, waste of money for a new driveshaft as one of your first mods. One can clearly drive safe doing 120 MPH with the stock driveshaft on an enclosed track of course. Never on the public streets

A first must have mod is, sct bama performance tuner along 3:55 or 3:73 gears. Our stock 2.73 gears are horrible. That's around your budget.

CAI'S are great but you will only notice considerable gains when combined with aftermarket headers along with off road x pipe or high flow cattwd x pipe. That's down the road for ya.
The driveshaft wouldn't be a "waste" because it does more then just speed. It improves acceleration, fuel economy and overall handling of the car.
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Yea I'm not tryin to hit high speed just be able to beat someone off the line..
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The driveshaft wouldn't be a "waste" because it does more then just speed. It improves acceleration, fuel economy and overall handling of the car.
I agree but nothing will improve the vehicles acceleration for a first mod with a budget of the stated OP like a custom performance tuner and gears. A shaftmaster one piece is like 700.00 plus. In my opinion that's a lot of money for something that may not provide that much more difference in acceleration. Certainly not for a first mod. One could put that 700.00 into a pair of headers and get more off the line acceleration than the driveshaft.

If the OP wants to drive 140 plus, then a tuner and driveshaft is the way to go for a first mod.
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Yea I'm not tryin to hit high speed just be able to beat someone off the line..
Then get full exhaust like I said and gears and tune
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Then get full exhaust like I said and gears and tune
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Then get full exhaust like I said and gears and tune
Ok thanks..
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I have a question on this subject. If I got the performance pack, would I need to upgrade my gears also?
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I have a question on this subject. If I got the performance pack, would I need to upgrade my gears also?
They come with 3.33's so idk if that's enough for u or not
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They come with 3.33's so idk if that's enough for u or not
Even 3:31 that you have are real nice but I would either step to a 3:55 or 3:73. My concern with a 3:73 gear would be too much gear for the stock tires. There may be too much tire spin with 3.73 gear's on the stock V6 tires when you punch it from a dead stand still. Unless you plan on upgrading tires.
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2013 V6 Mustangs now come with an aluminum shaft

The 2011/2012 V6's had a 43 pound two piece driveshaft. On the 2013 V6 Mustangs Ford decided to go to the Aluminum driveshaft. They probably had way to many failures with the two piece so decided to change it.

Spend your $$$$ on a set of Axlebacks and either a K&N drop in filter or a good CAI. You will be surprised how much better your car will run.

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The 2011/2012 V6's had a 43 pound two piece driveshaft. On the 2013 V6 Mustangs Ford decided to go to the Aluminum driveshaft. They probably had way to many failures with the two piece so decided to change it.

Spend your $$$$ on a set of Axlebacks and either a K&N drop in filter or a good CAI. You will be surprised how much better your car will run.

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The 2013's still use the two piece driveshaft
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Before you do anything, you need to get a new driveshafts. The driveshaft on the 13' v6 is very unreliable. You can get it here.
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If you push it to hard without a new shaft, it could snap on you, which could destroy the entire car.

After a new shaft, I would proceed to get a tune, CAI, and then a better exhaust.
As others said, two documented cases. Both will not apply to you. You will need a LOT of money into it to get there.

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It's not required as long as he don't take off the governor on the car. And doesn't push his car too hard. I go to the track every Friday and my car is doing great
It would be really hard to do in a stock car, or even cai/tune/exhuast, really. And people have had them tuned and 140 range on the autobahn on this forum and are fine.

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and there is no real evidence this is actually a real issue. To my knowledge there have been two documented DS failures. Been on a half dozen other forums and the same two videos is all I've seen.
+A LOT. It is shown to be bigger than it really is.

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The 2011/2012 V6's had a 43 pound two piece driveshaft. On the 2013 V6 Mustangs Ford decided to go to the Aluminum driveshaft. They probably had way to many failures with the two piece so decided to change it.

Spend your $$$$ on a set of Axlebacks and either a K&N drop in filter or a good CAI. You will be surprised how much better your car will run.

Ronnie
I believe the new one is 32 pounds. So check what the weight is on your new one before you buy, you may not be saving like the 11/12 people. So if a 11/12 person got a 20 lber, that is 23 lbs, x 4 for rotational mass is like cutting 92 lbs out of your car. Plus more, really, but it is a good idea for a daily driver. As mrcrabz said, it helps you when you race, off the line, and when on the street going to the store or work. Performance when you want performance, fuel economy when you cruise. A functional mod.

It is my first choice for spending big money on a car, but for the practicality and price for performance, get a cai/tune combo. Lol
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and there is no real evidence this is actually a real issue. To my knowledge there have been two documented DS failures. Been on a half dozen other forums and the same two videos is all I've seen.
GT owner snappe one in his 11-12 just from pushing it to hell. Not even breaking the speed limiter. So that's three, sir.
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The 2013's still use the two piece driveshaft
The late 2013's have the one piece. I believe this was due to exporting the Mustang to Europe, where they have certain sections of highway that have unlimited speed limits (i.e. Germany's autoban).
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The late 2013's have the one piece. I believe this was due to exporting the Mustang to Europe, where they have certain sections of highway that have unlimited speed limits (i.e. Germany's autoban).
Where did you see this?
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