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Old 06-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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The Next Logical Upgrade?

So its summer now (or whenever mother nature isn't having a major mood swing) and it's about that time for a new upgrade. I'm a bit new to the car scene but once I got the stang, naturally the next step was to make it faster and better. So far after consulting some friends who have been in the hobby of modding cars for far longer than I, I've come to the conclusion of three possible next step upgrades and I was looking for some feedback on my choices:

Option 1) 3.55 gears, SPEC Stage 1 clutch and SR short shifter. From what I've read it seems these three should be installed at the same time? (as tempting as the 3.73's are I do have to drive a good hour one way to pick up my kid and I know the difference in the loss of MPG's between the two gear choices sounds quite negligible, I'd still like to save as many mpg's as possible for the time being) PS- My car has about 26k miles, should the Trak-lok be replaced with the new gears?

Option 2) Eibach Pro suspension plus kit, strut tower brace

Option 3) more aesthetic than really functional but it seems the Ford Racing Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca Front Splitter Kit (10-12 GT) M-16601-MBKITA - Free Shipping! is available for us 6er's without the need of a bumper swap? I've always liked the look of it and it claims to have some functionality in increasing some airflow into your intake by the way it directs air or something, I don't know.

Your opinions are greatly appreciated!
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I'd go inwards. Appearance first, then power and handling.
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3.55s!! I'm having mine put in on Monday
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Performance first looks last.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Yeah I'm gonna have to agree and go performance first. I'd rather be fast and not look it than vice-versa. But that splitter is happening for sure! Just later. I'm sure the install for the gears, clutch and shifter will range in the 300's right?
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+1 mustangs already look great, get em going real good then make em look mean!
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So its summer now (or whenever mother nature isn't having a major mood swing) and it's about that time for a new upgrade. I'm a bit new to the car scene but once I got the stang, naturally the next step was to make it faster and better. So far after consulting some friends who have been in the hobby of modding cars for far longer than I, I've come to the conclusion of three possible next step upgrades and I was looking for some feedback on my choices:

Option 1) 3.55 gears, SPEC Stage 1 clutch and SR short shifter. From what I've read it seems these three should be installed at the same time? (as tempting as the 3.73's are I do have to drive a good hour one way to pick up my kid and I know the difference in the loss of MPG's between the two gear choices sounds quite negligible, I'd still like to save as many mpg's as possible for the time being) PS- My car has about 26k miles, should the Trak-lok be replaced with the new gears?

Option 2) Eibach Pro suspension plus kit, strut tower brace

Option 3) more aesthetic than really functional but it seems the Ford Racing Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca Front Splitter Kit (10-12 GT) M-16601-MBKITA - Free Shipping! is available for us 6er's without the need of a bumper swap? I've always liked the look of it and it claims to have some functionality in increasing some airflow into your intake by the way it directs air or something, I don't know.

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Don't buy that pos shifter, get yourself a MGW and be done with it. It's more expensive but you get what you pay for. It's the best shifter on the market for the MT-82
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I'm looking for new summer upgrades as well. I was going to get my appearance where I want it first but I need help on performance upgrades. I was thinking either:
1- Bama Tune and Airraid CAI
2- Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust
3- Maybe 3.55 gear ratios? (Not sure how this quite works)
Any other ideas?? Or possibly explain what the gear ratios do to the performance please!
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Don't buy that pos shifter, get yourself a MGW and be done with it. It's more expensive but you get what you pay for. It's the best shifter on the market for the MT-82
Any links?

i couldn't find an MGW Shifter on americanmuscle.com and i don't really know any other sites for aftermarket mustang parts '11+. I noticed their Ford Racing Mustang Short Throw Shifter (11-14 GT, V6, BOSS) M-7210-MGTB - Free Shipping! and that looks promising. That SPEC Clutch is a good one though right?
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2010-Present Mustang SHORT THROW SHIFTER
is this the one? only says for 2010 though
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2010-Present Mustang SHORT THROW SHIFTER
is this the one? only says for 2010 though
No it's this one

http://www.mgwltd.com/2011-short_throw_shifter.shtml
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No it's this one

MT-82 SHORT THROW SHIFTER
Oh ok awesome thanks! Def. gonna rock that one
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Oh ok awesome thanks! Def. gonna rock that one
I can tell you first hand that it is the best shifter I've ever had in my hands

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I can tell you first hand that it is the best shifter I've ever had in my hands
How is it on the track? Im looking for a new shifter for the 5.0
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How is it on the track? Im looking for a new shifter for the 5.0
Let's just say the guy that installed it owns the company and has it in his track car :p

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Realistically bro get a MGW. It's by far the best
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Let's just say the guy that installed it owns the company and has it in his track car :p

Realistically bro get a MGW. It's by far the best
Thats gay then I dont want it lmfao! Jk jk im still looking just cuz the owner has his own product on a nice car doesnt mean the product is great.
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Thats gay then I dont want it lmfao! Jk jk im still looking just cuz the owner has his own product on a nice car doesnt mean the product is great.
We have a thread about shifters and everyone either has one or wants one :p lol even ppl that have had the Barton with the 2 post bracket switched to the MGW. Come drive mine and all of your answers will be answered
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We have a thread about shifters and everyone either has one or wants one :p lol even ppl that have had the Barton with the 2 post bracket switched to the MGW. Come drive mine and all of your answers will be answered
Man i just read that whole thread, now i want a mgw shifter lol. What are the differences you've experienced between the oem shifter vs mgw?
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Man i just read that whole thread, now i want a mgw shifter lol. What are the differences you've experienced between the oem shifter vs mgw?
It honestly feels like a different car. I wish I would've videoed my first drive. The second I hit second I almost jizzed in my pants :p the throw is reduced a small bit but the slop in the shifter is gone. You will never miss 2-3 again guaranteed. The shifter has centering springs unlike the stock one. From second you just push forward and the springs do all the work for you into third.
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It honestly feels like a different car. I wish I would've videoed my first drive. The second I hit second I almost jizzed in my pants :p the throw is reduced a small bit but the slop in the shifter is gone. You will never miss 2-3 again guaranteed. The shifter has centering springs unlike the stock one. From second you just push forward and the springs do all the work for you into third.
Where can i buy it and how much?
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Where can i buy it and how much?
Ever heard of Google ? :p

It's $390

http://www.mgwltd.com/2011-short_throw_shifter.shtml
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Ever heard of Google ? :p

It's $390

http://www.mgwltd.com/2011-short_throw_shifter.shtml
I did try to google it didnt find anything. Thanks for the link
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I did try to google it didnt find anything. Thanks for the link
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