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Old 05-15-2016, 01:44 PM   #36
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Cosmetic mods I love are the MMD painted hood scoop and the Foose rear lower valance (makes the back end look so much better).


Performance mods, well a SCT tune with or without a custom tune is pretty much essential. This will make the biggest impact. Then axle backs (sound) and shorties (sound and power).


Side note: If you have an automatic I would drop the pan and replace the filter and add Royal Purple ATF, but that's not really a "mod". Mine shifts so much quieter and cleaner now and I had a considerable amount of break-in sludge on my magnet.

Sct is just the tuner they don't make the tunes. Also go with MPT if you go down that route, I always thought my Bama tune was great until I finally went MPT, now my Bama time just feels like garbage.


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Tuning your engine is a minor thing compared to handling and gears, especially on the 3.7.
The tune on my auto made it a completely different car. I'm not sure if it doesnt gave the same impact on a manual.
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Almost everything you see or hear about is basically snake oil or results in minor gains. It makes you feel great, but it doesn't really add a lot to the car itself. Here is what you need to focus on with the 3.7:

1: (if you have manual) - fixing the shifter. Many ways to do this. Get control back and stop getting locked out of shifts. This has to be top on your list.

2: Gears.

3: Tires. The car is set up with 18" rims in mind. Get a set of take-offs from a new 16. You should be nearly ready for tires at this point, anyways. The stock energy-saving low rolling resistance tires that came on the 3.7s are also junk when it comes to handling.

4: Suspension. When I see someone in a Corolla pull away from me on a mountain road, you know that the car isn't designed for turns. It does the job adequately enough, but suspension and tires are what keeps you from flying off the road.

Basically, better power delivery, tires, and suspension. There's no point in adding power if you can't control it and you're all over the road.
It's an auto, but thanks for your response.
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Cosmetic mods I love are the MMD painted hood scoop and the Foose rear lower valance (makes the back end look so much better).


Performance mods, well a SCT tune with or without a custom tune is pretty much essential. This will make the biggest impact. Then axle backs (sound) and shorties (sound and power).


Side note: If you have an automatic I would drop the pan and replace the filter and add Royal Purple ATF, but that's not really a "mod". Mine shifts so much quieter and cleaner now and I had a considerable amount of break-in sludge on my magnet.
Mine had some break-in sludge too.
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Mine had some break-in sludge too.
You sound like a wise car owner, so you should be fine. You said it's an auto, so do yourself a favor and consider starting with a tune. It turns our Stangs into the beast they were meant to be.
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^ Alright thanks. I've heard that either a tune or gears are the best mods from a lot of people. Is this even better than upgrading gears? I am currently hesitant on the gears, because some say they experience wheel hop or noise issues.

Also, is an aftermarket CAI recommended if I do go with a tune?
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Sct is just the tuner they don't make the tunes.
Who writes the Pre-loaded/Pre-configured tunes that it comes with?
For example, if you don't get a custom tune by Bama, MPT, etc.
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Who writes the Pre-loaded/Pre-configured tunes that it comes with?
For example, if you don't get a custom tune by Bama, MPT, etc.
It's a feature in the sct. When you set it up you can pick your octane, set your idle, set your rev limit, set the max speed. It automatically sets the shifts to firm. Makes a VERY noticeable difference, especially in shift firmness.
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^ Alright thanks. I've heard that either a tune or gears are the best mods from a lot of people. Is this even better than upgrading gears? I am currently hesitant on the gears, because some say they experience wheel hop or noise issues.

Also, is an aftermarket CAI recommended if I do go with a tune?
See my last post. And no, stick with your stock airbox, lower temps and just as good flow imo.
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You didn't mention tuners. Tuners are snake oil?
Long or short tube headers and off road mid pipes are snake oils too. Wow. I didn't know that

Just a near stock 3.7
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Just a suggestion. Never use compressed air on air filter media. Very easy to ruin a perfectly good filter. Most if not all manufactures will say stay away from compressed air on air filter media
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Or use common sense when using it.
On second thought, if in doubt, don't use it.
I was EXTREMELY careful when using it and used a wide tip so it spread the force out a little bit.
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Tuning your engine is a minor thing compared to handling and gears, especially on the 3.7.

You're entitled to your opinion but I can say that my car was improved DRASTICALLY with the Steeda tune and CAI. Totally different car that barks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with 2.73s. Now I'm not saying the CAI had a huge impact but the combination of tune and Steeda CAI has. Gears are already ordered so I can't wait to see how the V6 performs afterwards.


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^ auto or manual?
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You're entitled to your opinion but I can say that my car was improved DRASTICALLY with the Steeda tune and CAI. Totally different car that barks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with 2.73s. Now I'm not saying the CAI had a huge impact but the combination of tune and Steeda CAI has. Gears are already ordered so I can't wait to see how the V6 performs afterwards.


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Agreed. That reminds me, you can enter your gear ratio as well when you use the box sct tune.
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I can attest to this since I have both but if you think the tune woke your car up then you will **** your pants when you get the gears installed.


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I can attest to this since I have both but if you think the tune woke your car up then you will **** your pants when you get the gears installed.


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I have 3.31s but I have heard it's a big difference!
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Definitely upgrade your exhaust, get a cold air intake, and a tuner. You can also look at upgrading to a BBK throttle body.
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