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Old 12-12-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Ive got a 2012 v6 auto. I have a JLT CAI and an 89 Bama performance tune. The tune is so much fun haha I love it. I was looking at new hoods to get for my car to make it look more "mean", as well as new axel backs. Would this be a wise investment considering I am going to be trading the car in in a few years (3-4) since i want to go from an auto to a manual, and a v6 to a GT. I am thinking about just going for the hood and axelbacks instead of waiting 3-4 years to spend the money. What are your opinions? if any of you have been in a similar situation?
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Go ahead and do it

Your talking 3 or 4 years. Enjoy what you have now and don't worry about 3 or 4 years from now. Your V6 may just actually grow on you after you get it your way.
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Ive got a 2012 v6 auto. I have a JLT CAI and an 89 Bama performance tune. The tune is so much fun haha I love it. I was looking at new hoods to get for my car to make it look more "mean", as well as new axel backs. Would this be a wise investment considering I am going to be trading the car in in a few years (3-4) since i want to go from an auto to a manual, and a v6 to a GT. I am thinking about just going for the hood and axelbacks instead of waiting 3-4 years to spend the money. What are your opinions? if any of you have been in a similar situation?
I've spent so much money in my v6, I'm going to keep it. Plus, why not just add to a collection?

I have a CAI, 93 tune, exhaust, interior, custom paint.
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Dude customize your v6 I loved it while I had mine.
Custom paint, exhaust, wheels tires, exterior.
And now I own a cobra 2 years later. Just enjoy it I loved my six
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If you trade for a '11-'12 GT in 3 years, you can transfer all the body mods to the GT. But no matter what you do, KEEP ALL YOUR STOCK PARTS!!!

Worst case scenario, return your V6 to stock, trade it in for a GT, sell all your aftermarket parts to buy new stuff for the new GT.
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If you trade for a '11-'12 GT in 3 years, you can transfer all the body mods to the GT. But no matter what you do, KEEP ALL YOUR STOCK PARTS!!!

Worst case scenario, return your V6 to stock, trade it in for a GT, sell all your aftermarket parts to buy new stuff for the new GT.
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If you're going to trade it in in a few years I wouldnt waste money on a new hood.. thats easily $1,000 that could be used for some of your down payment. Instead i would look into getting a hood scoop installed. Much cheaper and gives you a new look.CAI, tune, axelbacks, and wheels if you want would be the way to go
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Ive got a 2012 v6 auto. I have a JLT CAI and an 89 Bama performance tune. The tune is so much fun haha I love it. I was looking at new hoods to get for my car to make it look more "mean", as well as new axel backs. Would this be a wise investment considering I am going to be trading the car in in a few years (3-4) since i want to go from an auto to a manual, and a v6 to a GT. I am thinking about just going for the hood and axelbacks instead of waiting 3-4 years to spend the money. What are your opinions? if any of you have been in a similar situation?
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If you trade for a '11-'12 GT in 3 years, you can transfer all the body mods to the GT. But no matter what you do, KEEP ALL YOUR STOCK PARTS!!!

Worst case scenario, return your V6 to stock, trade it in for a GT, sell all your aftermarket parts to buy new stuff for the new GT.
^ I agree with this! A lot of the exterior parts will transfer over and you can always sell any mods that don't. 3-4 years is a long time, I'm modifying my car to the fullest and have no intentions of still owning it in 3-4 years. Heck I plan to trade it in on a 2015 and I still put a new modification on every week!

Enjoy your V6 now and worry about the future when it comes. Hope this helps!

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Your talking 3 or 4 years. Enjoy what you have now and don't worry about 3 or 4 years from now. Your V6 may just actually grow on you after you get it your way.
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I thought the same, but after a short 18 months. There is a GT in my garage.
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I want to echo what was said previously, keep your stock parts! I wish I had kept mine, I had a 04' mustang I had put everything from new tail lights, headlights, Bullitt Rims+ tires, custom stripes, Mach 1 chin spoiler, Mach 1 grill delete, Bbk CAI, and some minor engine and suspension upgrades. Long story short just a few months after I had bought all of that using money I had just gotten from a deployment- I ended up trading it in. All those parts came from AM too. But I can't really complain, and I spent too much on my new mustang, but I sure love my Roush.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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I even went as far as installing a GT bumper and take off cobra exhaust tips. Alot of time and money and effort I spent on it! But I'm sure the new owner is more then happy with it.

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