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Old 05-29-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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So i'll be getting a new car in a couple a weeks and hopefully it's a 2012 v6 mustang and if it is I want to mod it. I've been doing some research and this is the list I've come up with. Please comment if you know better mods or suggestions. Bama Diablosport Intune Tumer, Steeda CAI, BBK 73 MM Throttle Body, Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer, Borla ATAK Catback Exhaust, BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers, Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Suspension Springs, And a SR Performance Strut Power Brace.



I would like too keep the MPG relatively the same or better if possible.
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3.55 differential gears. Happiest day of my life when I got those puppies. I need to get out more...
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Also, aluminum drive shaft and lighter flywheel will give you a better throttle response and acceleration.
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From what I've read the best bang for your buck on these cars is a CAI and tune and gears. Especially if you have the 2.73's from the factory although it will probable cost you in the MPG department going with a taller gear. The suspension mods will definitely improve handling but the headers and axleback are basically sound mods from what I've read about these cars. I remember reading the progress of a turbo build and they utilized stock manifolds because they flowed so well.
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Honestly a cai mostly for looks it just looks sick under the hood and the air sucking noise is a good sound too axle backs for that aggressive loud race car sound yeah it's not a v8 but honestly screw it make it sound good yeah a tune is really nice but I have all three and honestly I'd choose the cai and axle back before is go with the tune the tune does kick it into high gear though haha
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So i'll be getting a new car in a couple a weeks and hopefully it's a 2012 v6 mustang and if it is I want to mod it. I've been doing some research and this is the list I've come up with. Please comment if you know better mods or suggestions. Bama Diablosport Intune Tumer, Steeda CAI, BBK 73 MM Throttle Body, Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer, Borla ATAK Catback Exhaust, BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers, Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Suspension Springs, And a SR Performance Strut Power Brace.

I would like too keep the MPG relatively the same or better if possible.
Chozilla96,

Hope you're able to pick this Mustang up in the next few weeks. If you don't, is it because you're looking at other cars or just looking for a similar Mustang at a better price?

I see you have a lot of mods planned out, which is awesome. I've never been a fan of a stock car, no matter what model haha. Your list is pretty solid too, but there's a few things I would change. First, is the throttle body spacer, they really don't do much but effect throttle response. Which you'll increase anyways from the BBK throttle body. I'd save your money on the spacer for other mods.

Do you plan to keep the factory mid-pipe for emissions reasons? If not, I highly recommend a catless mid-pipe, you'll see more power with this entire setup if the cats are removed. Especially if you have headers installed.

Now to suspension- if you're going to be lowering the ride height, you'll need an adjustable panhard bar to recenter the rear axle. This would be the bare minimum required for a 1.5" drop for a 11-14 Mustang. If lowering the car more than 1.5", you'll probably need Eibach camber bolts to hold a proper alignment.

Hopefully some of this info helps clarify things for you. If you need any other addition assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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Just be aware that there are only a few places that tune with a intune, your choices will be limited in the future if you decide to go with a different tuner. The most popular tuning device is going to be an SCT device.
Some of the more aggressive tuning companies (MPT and Lund) only tune with SCT devices.


Also when I had my 3.31 gears I got 29 mpg with light mods and a tune. There is a huge difference between 2.72 to 3.31 gears as far as performance, 3.31 gears would still allow you close to 30 mpg. Keep in mind I have an automatic, so a manual would probably get even better gas mileage.
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3.73 gears!

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+1! I love my 3.73s! Op the CAI is a mod not to start with IMO if your looking for performance. As someone has already mentioned its mostly for looks and sound. It has been well documented that the OEM airbox flows more than adequately. Tuner/gears should be your first mod combo for performance especially if your car has the horrible 2.73s like mine did. Then a full exhaust would be my next choice. After that anything goes, except a tb spacer. Lol




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3.55 differential gears. Happiest day of my life when I got those puppies. I need to get out more...
Lmao! I hear you bro!


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GT 500 stripes, painted side mirror covers, GT 500 spoiler, 2010 GT premium wheels with Pirelli P-zero tires, upper and lower front billet grille, Barton shifter bracket, Airaid Cold air intake, S.R lowering springs, J&M adjustable panhard bar, Boss 302 strut tower brace, 3.73 ford racing gears, Bama tuned, BBK shorty headers, Roush Axel backs.
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huge difference in my acceleration times I love it
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Performance wise I think you chose some great mods, however you cannot forget about appearance mods! Personally I believe tint does our cars a lot of justice. Tint the rear windows along with the side markers and your car will look significantly better! Best of luck on your new purchase.
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Just be aware that there are only a few places that tune with a intune, your choices will be limited in the future if you decide to go with a different tuner. The most popular tuning device is going to be an SCT device.
Some of the more aggressive tuning companies (MPT and Lund) only tune with SCT devices.


Also when I had my 3.31 gears I got 29 mpg with light mods and a tune. There is a huge difference between 2.72 to 3.31 gears as far as performance, 3.31 gears would still allow you close to 30 mpg. Keep in mind I have an automatic, so a manual would probably get even better gas mileage.

The auto gets better gas mileage in the 3.7 (weird, i know)
Auto - 31 hwy mpg
Manual - 29 hwy mpg
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The auto gets better gas mileage in the 3.7 (weird, i know)
Auto - 31 hwy mpg
Manual - 29 hwy mpg

I've also heard that the autos came with narrower and harder tires that helped with gas mileage. It would be interesting to hear what autos actually get opposed to what there rated at. My manual gets anywhere between 31-39 on the highway depending on how fast I'm going and the demographics of the roads I'm driving on.
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Is that with your custom 1.73 gears? Maybe with imperial gallons but 39mpgs?

2013 3.7 Candy apple red metallic,
GT 500 stripes, painted side mirror covers, GT 500 spoiler, 2010 GT premium wheels with Pirelli P-zero tires, upper and lower front billet grille, Barton shifter bracket, Airaid Cold air intake, S.R lowering springs, J&M adjustable panhard bar, Boss 302 strut tower brace, 3.73 ford racing gears, Bama tuned, BBK shorty headers, Roush Axel backs.
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Is that with your custom 1.73 gears? Maybe with imperial gallons but 39mpgs?

2013 3.7 Candy apple red metallic,
GT 500 stripes, painted side mirror covers, GT 500 spoiler, 2010 GT premium wheels with Pirelli P-zero tires, upper and lower front billet grille, Barton shifter bracket, Airaid Cold air intake, S.R lowering springs, J&M adjustable panhard bar, Boss 302 strut tower brace, 3.73 ford racing gears, Bama tuned, BBK shorty headers, Roush Axel backs.

Stock 2.73s base model 6 speed. I kept it at 60-65 the whole time but that is strictly 100% highway. Best I've gotten is 38.53 and that is calculating it manually not the computer that isn't always accurate.
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Stock 2.73s base model 6 speed. I kept it at 60-65 the whole time but that is strictly 100% highway. Best I've gotten is 38.53 and that is calculating it manually not the computer that isn't always accurate.

Ive gotten the same. Many times.

These things run on smiles, not gas. Im sure of it.
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