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Old 03-09-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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I've hit the one year mark on my 2012 and although I love the hell out of my Mustang, I'm starting to get that itch worse than folks with crabs for more HP. I've been researching like crazy to see what's the best bang for my buck for a 2011-2014 GT

Right now I only have 39K on my Mustang with one trip to Florida last year and regular trips to Atlanta I put about 15K on her as a DD. This year with a baby on the way I see me driving more in the 10K-12K range. Also the part that hurts the most is about 6K in negative equity 10K on a trade in. I have been putting an extra $200 a month to pay that down faster.

Okay, so here's my question. I want a GT/ more power bad. Although it's not as much the sound of a V8 as it is power, I WANT MORE POWER. So the problem I'm faced with is to go with a 11-14GT, wait on a 15GT or F/I my current Mustang.

I understand at the end if the day it's what will make me the most happy, but I still would like input. What would you all do with a itch as great as mine right now lol

One more question. If I were to go the F/I route this would still be my daily driver. How practical would that be for me and what kinds of problems would I have with F/I over the years
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I'm looking at a gt as well. Part of me wants to boost my 6 so people stop talking **** about it. I have positive equity in my mustang so trading it in is an option. I say boost the 6 and make camaro cry

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I've hit the one year mark on my 2012 and although I love the hell out of my Mustang, I'm starting to get that itch worse than folks with crabs for more HP. I've been researching like crazy to see what's the best bang for my buck for a 2011-2014 GT

Right now I only have 39K on my Mustang with one trip to Florida last year and regular trips to Atlanta I put about 15K on her as a DD. This year with a baby on the way I see me driving more in the 10K-12K range. Also the part that hurts the most is about 6K in negative equity 10K on a trade in. I have been putting an extra $200 a month to pay that down faster.

Okay, so here's my question. I want a GT/ more power bad. Although it's not as much the sound of a V8 as it is power, I WANT MORE POWER. So the problem I'm faced with is to go with a 11-14GT, wait on a 15GT or F/I my current Mustang.

I understand at the end if the day it's what will make me the most happy, but I still would like input. What would you all do with a itch as great as mine right now lol

One more question. If I were to go the F/I route this would still be my daily driver. How practical would that be for me and what kinds of problems would I have with F/I over the years
Its gonna cost you more too buy an 11-14 Gt because of the 6k in negative equity. If you want more power for your 3.7 I personally would drop the 6,000 dollars on a procharger supercharger and instantly have 400 plus rwhp.
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Or have some patience and wait for a little bit of info on the new LPF kit. Hopefully it'll be in the next couple of months.
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LPF kit? What's that?
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LPF kit? What's that?

A turbo charger for the 3.7 liter.
Limitless Performance I think is the name of the company. Don't quote me on that
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A turbo charger for the 3.7 liter.
Limitless Performance I think is the name of the company. Don't quote me on that

That's right.
Accepting pre-orders.
5k for. Limited time, message clamphier for more details, as he works for LPF
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You asked. Save your money and get over the boy urge to spend money when you have responsibility's on the way. Your time will come. Be wise grasshopper. That 6K ProCharger. Think for minute. Your engine and trans were not designed to handle it. Cast pistons and a so so trans. If it makes any sense to you, you'll spend that 6K for 100HP then, lower the boost to 7-8 lbs. defeating the original purpose and then kill off a bunch of timing to save the engine from killing pistons and blowing head gaskets. Your new born will bring you more happiness than that Mustang ever will.
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I would have to agree with black on this one. The basic bolt ons and a tune put you right behind a stock GT in terms of performance, and a stock GT eats just about anything on the road at the moment.

I saw get your bolt ons, do you exhaust how you want it to sound ( tons of options), do your appearance and call it a day. Then once your kid is older maybe think about a rebuild/swap/FI when your stang is ready.

That's my plan, minus the kid
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You asked. Save your money and get over the boy urge to spend money when you have responsibility's on the way. Your time will come. Be wise grasshopper. That 6K ProCharger. Think for minute. Your engine and trans were not designed to handle it. Cast pistons and a so so trans. If it makes any sense to you, you'll spend that 6K for 100HP then, lower the boost to 7-8 lbs. defeating the original purpose and then kill off a bunch of timing to save the engine from killing pistons and blowing head gaskets. Your new born will bring you more happiness than that Mustang ever will.
Amen brother. Some things in life are more important than simple material possessions. You'll have plenty of time to mess with it down the line. Just let it be for now.
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Amen brother. Some things in life are more important than simple material possessions. You'll have plenty of time to mess with it down the line. Just let it be for now.
Some things are more important than simple material things but good thing a mustang doesn't fall in that category. Lmao
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Some things are more important than simple material things but good thing a mustang doesn't fall in that category. Lmao
LOL!!!!!!
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LOL!!!!!!

Pay down your Mustang, concentrate on your new baby and then buy a 2015 GT.....
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Pay down your Mustang, concentrate on your new baby and then buy a 2015 GT.....
Concentrate on the second baby in the meantime get that 5.0. Lmao.
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6 grand is a great start towards a college education plan for that baby thats on the way.
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My opinion:
Wait until that baby comes and see how far that $6k gets you. Kids are expensive, between clothes and food alone you'll be spending quite a bit. Daycare alone will cost you $5,000 - $13,000 a year or more depending on the rates in your state. I know my old boss spent around $20k a year for his 2 kids at daycare here in PA, and it was nothing fancy. It wasn't the bottom of the barrel either, just a decent/good daycare. Also, a college fund, the best thing you can do for a kid is let them graduate with zero loans. Depending on where they go and what college tuition is at the time they're ready for it you may need $100k just for that. Whatever you don't spend on they're college tuition you can use as "beast mode mustang money."

I'd say call the mods complete for now, maybe some small appearance mods, but nothing extravagant. Save up some money and later on in life you can get something way better than what we're driving around in now. You honestly may need to even trade in that mustang for something with a real back seat for that baby.

Again this is just my opinion, I'm 25 and that's where my head is at. My main concentration is my career right now and keeping a good line of credit. Think about it, the money you spend on beefing up that V6 now is going to be a bigger % of your annual income than 10 - 20 years from now (hopefully). Later on you can buy yourself a GT500 (or whatever the top of the line mustang is at that time) and throw some cash into that bad boy.

Children > Beast Mode Mustang

P.S. I don't know what your job is or what your annual income is, I'm just giving my opinion on what I would do based on my annual income.
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i say build the 6 now.... when he/she turns 16 give it to them. you should have another one or two cars by then.
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I have a sixer and I have been debating whether to switch to a V8 orbjust boost the six and I feel the best option is to just boost the six. It'll save some moeny I'm sure but the six is A LOT lighter then a GT. Boosting the sixer is the way to go.
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I have a sixer and I have been debating whether to switch to a V8 orbjust boost the six and I feel the best option is to just boost the six. It'll save some moeny I'm sure but the six is A LOT lighter then a GT. Boosting the sixer is the way to go.
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