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Old 03-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #36
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What sucks is Ford markets this car to go fast. They know 90% of buyers are going to customize there stangs! If they can get out of it they will!
You really believe that 90% of Mustang owners mod their cars? I think your sample for that statistic is a bit skewed and it's more likely the other way around. I don't even know that 90% of the people on these boards have modded their mustangs, and nowhere near any significant amount of the mustang owning population is even represented by the cumulative membership of here, AFM, MF and S197 combined. Realistically, how many people are we talking about... Maybe 20k? There are more Mustangs sold every year. Just saying...
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #37
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You really believe that 90% of Mustang owners mod their cars? I think your sample for that statistic is a bit skewed and it's more likely the other way around. I don't even know that 90% of the people on these boards have modded their mustangs, and nowhere near any significant amount of the mustang owning population is even represented by the cumulative membership of here, AFM, MF and S197 combined. Realistically, how many people are we talking about... Maybe 20k? There are more Mustangs sold every year. Just saying...
My guess would more like only 25% mod their Mustangs!..
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My guess would more like only 25% mod their Mustangs!..
Maybe if you count things like wheels, tint, and sequential tail lights as mods there is a chance it's that high.
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You really believe that 90% of Mustang owners mod their cars? I think your sample for that statistic is a bit skewed and it's more likely the other way around. I don't even know that 90% of the people on these boards have modded their mustangs, and nowhere near any significant amount of the mustang owning population is even represented by the cumulative membership of here, AFM, MF and S197 combined. Realistically, how many people are we talking about... Maybe 20k? There are more Mustangs sold every year. Just saying...
Lol really?! I don't think he was giving actual numbers.. And I would say the memberships between all the mustang forums combined account for a fairly significant amount of mustang owners.. Do you really think this guy thinks 90% of mustangs are modded?!?! Seriously dude get a grip.. And don't take everything so literally!
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Lol really?! I don't think he was giving actual numbers.. And I would say the memberships between all the mustang forums combined account for a fairly significant amount of mustang owners.. Do you really think this guy thinks 90% of mustangs are modded?!?! Seriously dude get a grip.. And don't take everything so literally!
Well that is what he said. Not sure why he said it if he meant something else.
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I was just making a statement. Didn't know I had to give actual numbers to make a point. Go to any mustang club and the chance you will find a 100% stock mustang is slim. The average person doesn't buy a 412 hp car and leave it stock! Chew on that!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:10 AM   #42
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I was just making a statement. Didn't know I had to give actual numbers to make a point. Go to any mustang club and the chance you will find a 100% stock mustang is slim. The average person doesn't buy a 412 hp car and leave it stock! Chew on that!
Yeah, I go to shows all summer with about half a dozen mustang clubs from three different states and almost all of them are stock.

I see tons of Mustangs driving all over the place that are clearly not modified. I know you're desperate to be right on this, but the fact of it is that most people buy cars as transportation and not to tinker with them.

I'm also going to point out that even the Mustangs that you see show up to "clubs" or car shows are the minority of owners. There are many of these things that are bought, driven, then sold. Nothing more.
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Stay stock! Average is not me! It's a canvas and I'm an artist!
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Stay stock! Average is not me! It's a canvas and I'm an artist!
Rofl look at my sig dude. I'm not anywhere close to stock. I'm just trying to say that we are the exception to the majority of Mustang owners, not the norm.
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That's cool bud!
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Stay stock! Average is not me! It's a canvas and I'm an artist!
+11. What's a ride if you don't do some thing to make it your own??....
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Re: Mods that dont void the warranty

most anything you do COULD cause Ford to void the warranty sadly.... just how it is

you can usually slide a few things in as long as it doesnt require a re tune or is not anything super drastic (non look based).
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I can see why some may want to look for mods that would not void their warranties. Your 'stang as your daily driver is one good reason to be cautious with warranty-busting mods. If that's the case, go conservative with your mods. You may have to live with the stock engine calibration, throttle body, & induction box to maintain that engine coverage. If you are willing to spend the money on engine, drivetrain, or suspension mods don't be surprised if they don't cover it when another OEM part fails that they believe a mod is the cause of the failure. Suck it up & buy the OEM part yourself.

Case in point, my last Ford service I noticed that a few check boxes were marked in the YELLOW. The tech could tell I had a few mods(rear lower control arms, adjustable upper control arm, 3rd link mount, adjustable panhard bar, & brace). They were not saying that the mods are causing any premature wear on other parts, but MAY cause premature wear... In other words, if something breaks(U-joints, perhaps?) I need to crack open my own wallet!

For me, at least, I'm going to leave my engine pretty much intact... except for the Boss 302 oil pan, oil cooler, radiator, and alternator. Oh! And the ATI Damper. Replacing an engine or engine components looks to be very costly!
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Re: Mods that dont void the warranty

So what you are saying is my nitrous system will void my warranty??.....lol
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So what you are saying is my nitrous system will void my warranty??.....lol
Nope still in full warranty. Just like me
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