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Old 10-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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So I've been consistently planning what upgrades I want to do next spring and I figured I would start now so I can take the time to make sure I get what I want. The following mods are what I'm looking at for the spring:
GT500 Quad Exhuast & Rear Valance
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Tune

Now the only part I'm still having an issue with is the CAI and tune. I cannot seem to find a CAI and tune from FRPP for the 2013 V6, I only see the mods for GT and up. I would prefer to go with FRPP, since from what I understand, the ford dealerships will still honor the warranty should something go wrong (this of course depends on the dealer as well). So I guess I'm SOL for getting these mods from FRPP?

If it's simply not going to be available from FRPP I will talk to some local dealers and get a feel for their point of view on mods and look at either a Steeda/SCT or a Airaid/BAMA combination.

Thanks in advance!

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I was thinking about changing the gears as well, but since a majority of my driving is highway the 2.73 seems ideal for my situations since this is my DD.
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So I've been consistently planning what upgrades I want to do next spring and I figured I would start now so I can take the time to make sure I get what I want. The following mods are what I'm looking at for the spring:
GT500 Quad Exhuast & Rear Valance
CAI
Tune

Now the only part I'm still having an issue with is the CAI and tune. I cannot seem to find a CAI and tune from FRPP for the 2013 V6, I only see the mods for GT and up. I would prefer to go with FRPP, since from what I understand, the ford dealerships will still honor the warranty should something go wrong (this of course depends on the dealer as well). So I guess I'm SOL for getting these mods from FRPP?

If it's simply not going to be available from FRPP I will talk to some local dealers and get a feel for their point of view on mods and look at either a Steeda/SCT or a Airaid/BAMA combination.

Thanks in advance!

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I was thinking about changing the gears as well, but since a majority of my driving is highway the 2.73 seems ideal for my situations since this is my DD.
It sounds like you definitely have a great mod list! That GT500 Quad Tip exhaust looks so good and a CAI & Tune is always the first modifications I recommend to anyone.

As of right now, FRPP doesn't offer much for the 2011+ V6 Mustangs. If you're really looking to net the largest gains, I'd probably go with a CAI and hand held tuner. The FRPP set up is nice because it's said that ford will still utilize a 3yr 36k mile warranty if you run this set up. However, the gains won't be as large as a completely custom tune that's written from the ground up.

If you do decide to go with a Bama custom tune, definitely let me know and I can give you some details! I would recommend giving your local dealerships a call and see what they think about aftermarket modifications. Some dealers understand that a custom tune really has no effects on the longevity of your Mustang and won't give you any trouble. It's always better to be honest with them, trying to hide it never really goes over well.

Also, Ford can't just void your warranty because you tuned the car. If you go in to for warranty work on a broken axle, they can't say "hey we're voiding your warranty because you tuned your car and we won't replace your axle". Those two things have nothing to do with each other and the tune obviously didn't cause damage to your axle. I use this example because I had a broken axle warrantied on my 2011 GT with full bolts and a Bama custom tune, last week!

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions at all! The Bama team can also me reached at the contact information below in my signature.

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Thanks Dan! Your posts have been pretty helpful in my time spent researching, I completely understand the warranty thing. The only reason I was partial to FRPP mods were for the warranty reason, but I'm not too worried about it if they're not offered.

Okay I was kinda hoping I was missing something, but I oh well, I will talk to some dealerships in my area when the time comes next spring, luckily for me there are quite a few.
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Thanks Dan! Your posts have been pretty helpful in my time spent researching, I completely understand the warranty thing. The only reason I was partial to FRPP mods were for the warranty reason, but I'm not too worried about it if they're not offered.

Okay I was kinda hoping I was missing something, but I oh well, I will talk to some dealerships in my area when the time comes next spring, luckily for me there are quite a few.
I'm glad I've been able to help you out! Let us know how it goes with the dealers.

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Hi StormTrooper V6

My suggestion for what your planing to do in the spring is this:
Start saving as much $$$$ as you can starting NOW !
If anybody asks what you want for Christmas tell them $$$$.
Your Birtday say $$$$.
The more you save the happier you are gonna be come Mod Time.
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My suggestion for what your planing to do in the spring is this:
Start saving as much $$$$ as you can starting NOW !
If anybody asks what you want for Christmas tell them $$$$.
Your Birtday say $$$$.
The more you save the happier you are gonna be come Mod Time.
Ronnie

That's definitely some great advice for everyone!

Fortunately for me that's what I usually get anyway since I'm apparently "impossible" to shop for when it comes to the holidays. I am also a financial analyst so the analysis I apply at work also applies to my own finances. My company also has an awesome program where I can sell back some vacation hours (usually about 90 hours) and get 70% of the value in return right before the end of the year. Since I only take off maybe 2 weeks out of the year I usually end up near my max by the end so it's a nice chunk of extra cash.

I will definitely be trying to get these mods as quickly as I can, but things might be a little tight since I am currently applying for my EMBA and will hopefully be starting next fall. I'll just have to wait and see!
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