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Old 08-23-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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Lower Control arms or something else?

Hey, I have recently been researching my next purchase for my 2012 V6. Currently I'm running Bama 93 tune, Airaid CAI, and Roush ABs. Right now i'm considering lower control arms because that seems to be the next thing that would help my 0-60 slightly and reduce wheel hop. What else should I consider besides lower control arms? I have heard the stock manifolds really aren't that bad and shorty headers wouldn't really change all that much beside noise, and a new mid pipe with Roush AB are said to turn my exhaust note to that of a Honda with a fart cannon. I was considering Accel coils but I'm not sure how much that would help either.

Anything to consider that i'm missing here ?
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Hey, I have recently been researching my next purchase for my 2012 V6. Currently I'm running Bama 93 tune, Airaid CAI, and Roush ABs. Right now i'm considering lower control arms because that seems to be the next thing that would help my 0-60 slightly and reduce wheel hop. What else should I consider besides lower control arms? I have heard the stock manifolds really aren't that bad and shorty headers wouldn't really change all that much beside noise, and a new mid pipe with Roush AB are said to turn my exhaust note to that of a Honda with a fart cannon. I was considering Accel coils but I'm not sure how much that would help either.

Anything to consider that i'm missing here ?
I installed a set of aftermarket LCA's on my 2011 and it made a big difference in controlling the wheel hop when nailing it from a dead stop.

I would highly recommend investing in a pair. I have the J&M LCA's non adjustable (not lowering my pony) and they do a great job. No more wheel hop.

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Ah yes gears are something I plan on doing when I have the money. I asked my local (trusted) shop and they quoted me nearly $1,000 for installing the gears! I'm not sure if thats a good price, but if it is then damn i'm going to wait a while before doing that!
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Call around. Transmission shops and such can sometimes do gears.
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Ah yes gears are something I plan on doing when I have the money. I asked my local (trusted) shop and they quoted me nearly $1,000 for installing the gears! I'm not sure if thats a good price, but if it is then damn i'm going to wait a while before doing that!
Holly hell lol, I'm still amazed on some of these quotes I come across. A gear install, labour and gears with quality gear oil and nothing but ford racing gears shouldn't run over 700.

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I got my gears installed with parts and installation for 500.. It includes the oil as well..

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If budget is also a concern, rear LCAs should be a cheap and cheerful upgrade that will reduce wheel hop. If you don't mind getting on your back, you can swap them out with the car on ramps in a couple of hours, so you're only out the green for the hardware.
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If budget is also a concern, rear LCAs should be a cheap and cheerful upgrade that will reduce wheel hop. If you don't mind getting on your back, you can swap them out with the car on ramps in a couple of hours, so you're only out the green for the hardware.

Yea whatever I plan to get next I hope to do myself. This is why i'm trying to stay away from gears currently. Don't have the cash currently to spend $700+ (I'm 18 and still in high school, can't pick up the extra hours at work )

Also, I actually found a mid-pipe that interested me. MAC makes a Prochamber mid-pipe for the V6 that allows you to keep your stock cats. Obviously I would have to have it done professionally, but i'm sure it wouldn't be that much to cut and weld the Prochamber in. Keeping the cats in would reduce rasp from the new mid-pipe greatly I assume, and while i'm sure it wouldn't produce as much power as catless, I guess it would give a little bit of added exhaust flow. Problem is there's literally NOBODY that I could find with these Prochambers, so i'm not sure how it would sound...

Right now i'm thinking LCA and the MAC Prochamber mid-pipe (The one where you keep your cats, only $370-ish) so my car doesn't sound raspy and gives a little more flow. Opinions?
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That $370 for the Prochamber could be better spent elsewhere. You really won't gain much sound or power if keeping the cats.

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