I will be taking delivery of my 2014 Mustang
in the next few weeks. I plan on ordering a BAMA tune and an Airaid CAI from American Muscle the first night I have my car.
My first question, is there a break-in tune or time period to leave the car alone? If so how many miles would be safe to do the first round of mods to the car? I was thinking of installing the tune and CAI at the 2,000 mile mark as I feel that should be a safe amount of time for the car to be broke-in. Unless it is safe to do as soon as I get the car.
For round 2 of mods (winter or spring, maybe earlier), I plan on changing the exhaust and maybe replacing the drive shaft. Would an axle back or cat back system give any real gains in performance or should I just go with a set of long tubes with an x pipe and cat deletes and leave the stock mufflers? I am just trying to figure out what is worth doing and what is worth leaving alone.
Finally, I thought about spraying the car at some point. I was thinking a 100 - 125 shot would be enough. I would of course be using a wet system. Are there any issues with fuel puddling in the intake?
That also leads me to my next question, how tough is the drive train on these cars? From what I have read, the MT82 works fairly well and seems to hold a decent amount of power at least on the GT's. The rear end on these from what I have seen, hold up pretty well also on the GT's. Are the MT82 and rear end the same spec as the GT's? I am mainly worried about the clutch, how much power can they hold?
Apologies for so many questions but I haven't found definitive answers to any of the things I have asked here.
Also, I bought the car with the 2.73 gear set for a reason. Please do not waste your time suggesting I change those out. I want to keep the car under 1600 RPM @ 60 MPH on the highway.