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Old 02-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone I need help with my problem...my car is stock except for axlebacks and a shifter. I'm trying to decide what to spend money on next. I want an sct tuner and off road x pipe, but I also have been looking at suspension kits and tires. I thought get the power first, but then if i do my stock pirellis and suspension wont keep up very well! what to do... what have you done and are you happy with your decision? i would love some suggestions, thanks guys!
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I def went with upgrading my suspension and tires first because I don't race so it wasn't a huge hurry to get my car super fast.. But it was a huge hurry to make it look pimpin so I could look awesome while I was saving for performance parts.. O YEA!
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I def went with upgrading my suspension and tires first because I don't race so it wasn't a huge hurry to get my car super fast.. But it was a huge hurry to make it look pimpin so I could look awesome while I was saving for performance parts.. O YEA!
yea a few ppl have told me i should go with suspension first and hp later. i would love it to handle better and sit lower...but i also want to roast the tires easier, just to say i can!
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yea a few ppl have told me i should go with suspension first and hp later. i would love it to handle better and sit lower...but i also want to roast the tires easier, just to say i can!
Dude you can already roast the tires...the coyote is beast even stock

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yea a few ppl have told me i should go with suspension first and hp later. i would love it to handle better and sit lower...but i also want to roast the tires easier, just to say i can!
Dude the coyote is already a tire roaster...the coyote is a beast right off the showroom floor.....
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Dude you can already roast the tires...the coyote is beast even stock

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Dude the coyote is already a tire roaster...the coyote is a beast right off the showroom floor.....
true true, but as they say, "too much is never enough!"
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But it's not like you would need to upgrade to a new suspension and tires to handle an o/r midpipe and tune
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by the way GE3G, nice choice of options! mine is also black with brembos and the hid's (i'm kinda technologically ignorant/lazy) so thats why i dont have any pictures up! haha
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by the way GE3G, nice choice of options! mine is also black with brembos and the hid's (i'm kinda technologically ignorant/lazy) so thats why i dont have any pictures up! haha
These stock pirellis that come w the brembo pkg don't seem to like much more power.. I didn't have much luck w them.. I also got the hids w the brembo pkg..

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These stock pirellis that come w the brembo pkg don't seem to like much more power.. I didn't have much luck w them.. I also got the hids w the brembo pkg..
I did a tuner after my axlebacks btw..
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I say lower first, Handeling is important!...You already have more power than most cars.
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If I did it all over again it would be handling. You can do bolt ons, but who gives a flying fuhh if you can't put it to the ground?
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I say lower first, Handeling is important!...You already have more power than most cars.
I agree. Nothing like being able to drive a car like its on rails and putting it where you want without to without excessive body roll, nose dive, wheel hop etc...Worry about adding to the 412hp later
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Hi everyone I need help with my problem...my car is stock except for axlebacks and a shifter. I'm trying to decide what to spend money on next. I want an sct tuner and off road x pipe, but I also have been looking at suspension kits and tires. I thought get the power first, but then if i do my stock pirellis and suspension wont keep up very well! what to do... what have you done and are you happy with your decision? i would love some suggestions, thanks guys!
This is a little tricky, get your "looks" first, then take time getting performance stuff. I'm not into Suspension stuff on mine, but whatever your interest are. When you get the Offroad X or H pipes, you will need to get a "Tuner" too, cause you will get warning lights inside. Suspension stuff will be easier to do, the Performance and Sound stuff will take a little more planning and time. People "See" first, then "Hear" second, or maybe that's the other way around.LOL.
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If I'm going to take on warranty grouses, I'm gonna do it for something that really kicks...like a blower. I'm not wasting time and causing hassles for 20-30 horse.
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If I'm going to take on warranty grouses, I'm gonna do it for something that really kicks...like a blower. I'm not wasting time and causing hassles for 20-30 horse.
Here we go again ...
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...beating the dead 20-30 horse....
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Well I guess I'm going against the majority here. I get the tuner and x-pipe first. The car handles pretty good already and the only one who's gonna notice the difference in looks is us stang guys. Those hp mods are gonna make a huge difference! I don't have a problem really with handling or looks. I went with the bolt on's first. I might do brakes next (should have went with the Brembos, braking is my only complaint with the car), then go with suspension upgrades after brakes.
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Well I guess I'm going against the majority here. I get the tuner and x-pipe first. The car handles pretty good already and the only one who's gonna notice the difference in looks is us stang guys. Those hp mods are gonna make a huge difference! I don't have a problem really with handling or looks. I went with the bolt on's first. I might do brakes next (should have went with the Brembos, braking is my only complaint with the car), then go with suspension upgrades after brakes.
You'll def want some LCAs for that wheel hop.. They aren't TOO expensive
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If I'm going to take on warranty grouses, I'm gonna do it for something that really kicks...like a blower. I'm not wasting time and causing hassles for 20-30 horse.
You can get a ford racing supercharger kit and if you have your dealer install it them you don't have to worry about voiding warranty
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Well I guess I'm going against the majority here. I get the tuner and x-pipe first. The car handles pretty good already and the only one who's gonna notice the difference in looks is us stang guys. Those hp mods are gonna make a huge difference! I don't have a problem really with handling or looks. I went with the bolt on's first. I might do brakes next (should have went with the Brembos, braking is my only complaint with the car), then go with suspension upgrades after brakes.
I did my mods in this order:
  1. Roush Axlebacks
  2. Boss Intake Mani
  3. Bama Tune (same time as Boss)
  4. JLT CAI (when I found out the stock airbox wouldnt mate up to the Boss)
  5. UPR O/R x-pipe
  6. UPR LCAs
  7. Upgraded to 18" wheels from 19s and added 305/45/18 DRs

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  • 3.73:1 Gears
  • Eibach springs/shocks/swaybars
  • CDT

If I could go back and do it again, I would have held off on the Boss until I had the O/R X and put 3.73:1 gears in before it as well. I just had a great deal on one that I couldn't pass up and I knew it was in my plans anyways.
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You can get a ford racing supercharger kit and if you have your dealer install it them you don't have to worry about voiding warranty

Right, if you take the low-po blower, then pay the dealer 10 hours minimum labour to install. Pretty false economy there. And I bet it's more than even money if you come with a smoked 5.0, FRPP supercharged, you'll still be pleading your case.
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I say open up that exhaust and be heard! The coyote looks sick stock, let people hear that thing! I did a Steeda CAI, and SCT SF3 tuner, and SLP axle backs. It makes it waaaay more fun to drive being able hear that horsepower and feel like your driving a v8. Trust me I've already done both and I'd go with a little performance first. How often are you slinging it around turns? How often do you shift and wish it was a little louder and sounded like a 5.0 should?
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Just slap a Paxton or Roush blower on it..be done
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Get a tuner and go full exhaust!
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If it helps, I first installed a supercharger for the immediate power rush. I then installed the Eibach pro plus kit that included higher rate lowering springs and berried front and rear antisway bars. Perfection!
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Im starting to take on the personality of a S197forum member because this thread topic has been answered so many times before and is reall getting boring aka beating a dead horse.

Anyways,if you like a little more throttle response,get up and go or the sound of a coyote howling like she's supposed to.....go for the tuner,cold air and exhaust. I don't think you will be disappointed one bit.

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Here's a novel approach....stop reading what bores you...works for me
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Here's a novel approach....stop reading what bores you...works for me
Yeah,that would work if I didn't have the responsibility of having to monitor threads. Then I could just enjoy myself every once in awhile,lol.
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I went the CAI and Axle backs w/tune 1st.
Secondly....was all the suspension upgrades including brakes
Next when I have the money will be the engine upgrages...including a s/c.
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+1on the LCA's.
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thanks everyone! i think i have my heart set on the steeda cai/bama tune combo from AM. i mean, it is really good stock, but i dont like that you have get the rpms way up to feel any power. plus the stupid skip shift thing makes me wanna punch a ford engineer. really??? why would you try to force someone to drive economically in a sports car?!!
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I installed the Steeda CAI and the SCT Bama tune from AM and it was like night and day improvement....can't beat it if ya ask me.
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thanks everyone! i think i have my heart set on the steeda cai/bama tune combo from AM. i mean, it is really good stock, but i dont like that you have get the rpms way up to feel any power. plus the stupid skip shift thing makes me wanna punch a ford engineer. really??? why would you try to force someone to drive economically in a sports car?!!
The steeda CAI and bama tuner is a great combo, I went with 91 octane tunes for street, performance, and race. (I can't find 93 octane in California) I run the 91 octane street tune and I love it. The steeda CAI is awesome and looks great, great mid range power difference. One of the only intakes that reuses the factory cold air duct coming from underneath the radiator. It's expensive for a reason, you won't be disappointed man
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...beating the dead 20-30 horse....
ME should create a Sticky for every Forum Year that talks strictly about the Pony's warranty and what Mods do to the warranty...Maybe if someone from Ford works there that is a member of ME can chime in and give an official position.

It does get hold beating the dead horse when you open a thread about performance and it turns into the warranty issue. Geez...
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Im starting to take on the personality of a S197forum member because this thread topic has been answered so many times before and is reall getting boring aka beating a dead horse.

Anyways,if you like a little more throttle response,get up and go or the sound of a coyote howling like she's supposed to.....go for the tuner,cold air and exhaust. I don't think you will be disappointed one bit.

Good luck!
Agree...to many threads asking the same thing..

People do a search. This has been asked 100 times already.
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I used the "Steeda" CAI, with the Carbon Fiber High Flow Elbo but with a Custom Tune. It's Excellant, with no problems at all.
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