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Old 11-05-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Ok guys...big discussion happening on a deviated thread...I was asked to restart it here so here we go :

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Ok I'll give you a list and then I'll give you my opinion/thoughts...consider everything at the wheel of course :

- BBK 73mm throttle body
- JLT CAI
- Accel supercoils
- Poweraid throttle spacer
- JLT oil separator
- SVT breather
- BBK shorty headers
- ford racing x pipe
- PYPES bomb axel backs (muffler delete)
- lightweight under drive pulley
- driveshaft shop aluminum driveshaft
- eaton locked limited slip differential
- SWANSON PERFORMANCE custom dyno tune 91 octane
- customized coolant thermostat
- Shelby super snake engine fan
- ported cylinder heads
- performance camshafts (don't remember brand)
- 19" Brembo rims running Pirelli p-zero 265/40/19

So here are my reactions...

- ran Bama race tune for 6 months and didn't know any better (sorry Bama...but Mailorder tunes suck). Went to Danny Swanson here in LA whom I had heard consistent great stuff about...did a custom tune and this was absolutely one of the most impressive mods I did. Hp I cannot tell since I have not yet pulled it to limit, but damn did the thing pull like hell right out of the shop! My opinion ? Drop Mailorder tunes and invest in a custom dyno tune with a great reputation tuner.

- as stupid as it may sound, that darn throttle body spacer did wonders for me. It was one of the last bolt ons I did prior to retune, so I cannot say if by itself it makes a difference or if it is an effect based on my combo of mods...but if you're asking about torque, that thing boosted it on mine quite a noticeable bit!

- headers I felt a decent increase as well

- driveshaft. Awesome! That is the 2nd most effective mod I did for torque...lightens up car by 19 pounds, rotational mass so equivalent to 3-4 times that in weight gain...power to the ground..big difference in pull

- differential. Same as above but not that noticeable of an increase...but it is there.

- ported heads...huge.

As for everything....many mods I did together and I did not scientifically dyno at every mod...so I cannot say beyond giving you my honest opinion on what I felt...but be it a combo of mods or some single mods themselves...I am light years above stock torque. I will dyno it and measure soon to get exact numbers.

Oh yes...forgot! TEMPERATURE! Te cyclone loves to run between 195-205F of cylinder head temp. When it goes above 205 it becomes sluggish...you can feel it...it's not the same flow and pull. I am doing everything to keep temp below 205. Hence fan, thermostat work and modern billet grill that is open enough to allow higher air flow but not so open you get a trash dumpster in your engine every week. This for me made a huge difference in consistent performance. I did not do radiator yet, but a nice coolant flush and change yes. Plus royal purple oil made my engine smoother.

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PS. Going with ported intake manifold as well soon...should be about 7-9 RWHP gain.


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Not to sidetrack, but I"ve been working in SoCal last couple weeks and have been noticing a lot of s197s with a single exhaust. Is that a Cali thing?
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Not to sidetrack, but I"ve been working in SoCal last couple weeks and have been noticing a lot of s197s with a single exhaust. Is that a Cali thing?
I believe all v6s were single exhaust for the s197s? Also, the 2010 v6 as well, if I am not mistaken.
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They were single until 2011 then all V6's had dual exhaust. I think when the 3.7 hit they went dual.
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Did you do the faux gas cap yourself or did you have someone do it for you
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Not to sidetrack, but I"ve been working in SoCal last couple weeks and have been noticing a lot of s197s with a single exhaust. Is that a Cali thing?

Single exhaust S197 ??? Weird...I have no idea. Unless they are older
Models like pre 2010


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I believe all v6s were single exhaust for the s197s? Also, the 2010 v6 as well, if I am not mistaken.

No way man...maybe 2010 and prior...but 2011 on for sure double exhaust


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Did you do the faux gas cap yourself or did you have someone do it for you
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It's original ! Ford's been doing the limited edition CS for a while now...


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It's original ! Ford's been doing the limited edition CS for a while now...


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Old 11-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #13
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Not on the V6.

Ok you got me... 😬

Yes it's custom. Great company here in CA does them. Pretty much any design you give them. It's chrome relief pro cut and looks totally original. Only issue is it takes them like 3 months to do it and depending on design you're looking at $250-$350.

Installation is a major pain in the ace as well...


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beautiful looking stang! I'm excited to see the dyno numbers on it!
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Ok you got me... 😬

Yes it's custom. Great company here in CA does them. Pretty much any design you give them. It's chrome relief pro cut and looks totally original. Only issue is it takes them like 3 months to do it and depending on design you're looking at $250-$350.

Installation is a major pain in the ace as well...


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What's the company name? I wouldn't mind doing one myself.
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beautiful looking stang! I'm excited to see the dyno numbers on it!

Thanks bro!

I'm doing it today ! Will post results


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What's the company name? I wouldn't mind doing one myself.

It's called BILLET BADGES, look them up.


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2010 V6 and under had single exhaust. 2011 plus V6 has dual exhaust. 2011 v6 models were first year to have dual exhaust.

The Mustang Source Website is complete trash.

Yeah that's what I thought


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if you don't mind me asking who ported your heads and where did you get the camshafts from?
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if you don't mind me asking who ported your heads and where did you get the camshafts from?
He said a friend ported his heads.
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if you don't mind me asking who ported your heads and where did you get the camshafts from?

Of course I don't mind !

Super six motorsports cams.

porting was custom done, buddy of mine from Europe who came here on vacay.

I am also doing ported intake manifold this week, also by super six.




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You have all this work done and have that ugly *** steering wheel cover?

Get a Boss 302 steering wheel.
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You have all this work done and have that ugly *** steering wheel cover?



Get a Boss 302 steering wheel.

Yeah I know...I have to cheap out on something...haha...

I've been thinking of changing it...but I don't wanna spend a **** ton on a whole wheel, happy with the stock one. I'll look for a nicer cover...


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Are the cams from supersix worth it and did you change the valve springs?
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Are the cams from supersix worth it and did you change the valve springs?

Yes on springs.

You know...I can't really tell because I did a whole bunch of stuff all together...it was defiantly worth it ! But whether it was the cams specifically or something else or a combo of factors...can't say.


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Yeah I know...I have to cheap out on something...haha...

I've been thinking of changing it...but I don't wanna spend a **** ton on a whole wheel, happy with the stock one. I'll look for a nicer cover...


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Put down the accessories catalog and step away! We are here to help you!

Honestly it's neat to put in some work modding a car but the level of small nick-nack stuff is way over the top to me. To each their own I guess.
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How much power (hp/tq) are you making with your setup?
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How much power (hp/tq) are you making with your setup?

Will know in a few hours! We are adding some gauges and then dyno


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Thanks for the info. I'm excited to see the numbers.
Do you think the breather and filter you have on the valve cover does much?
Also do you have any issues with oil splattering?
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Thanks for the info. I'm excited to see the numbers.
Do you think the breather and filter you have on the valve cover does much?
Also do you have any issues with oil splattering?

Oil separator as well...no issues with oil splatter at all. It alleviates crankcase pressure. That fights pistons against themselves so it's more of a performance "warranty/protection" than an actual performance adder..:not sure if I make sense ?


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Ok cool. I ask because one of the things I did to my last car was expand the breather valve (you know the one you connect your CAI to). Made it .75" vs 1/8" huge improvmemt on how the engine revved and drove...just wanted to know if oil ever splattered out the filter
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