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Old 05-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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I got 5k to spend on mods. In your opinion...what comes first?

I'm looking for a daily driver that breaks necks, stops on a dime and pull over a g on the skidpad.
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You should be looking for more money first. Haha j/k I couldn't resist.
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haha..no kidding. Gotta start somewhere...
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If the money is burning a hole in your pocket start with the basics, exhaust o/r x pipe and tune with boss intake and get a good tune. I would tell your to save a couple for grand and super charge like I did. Got the kit with install and dyno tune for a title over 7k
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If the money is burning a hole in your pocket start with the basics, exhaust o/r x pipe and tune with boss intake and get a good tune. I would tell your to save a couple for grand and super charge like I did. Got the kit with install and dyno tune for 8000 and I will be pushing over 600 whp. I went with the Paxton
Supercharger is on the short list..I was worried about bottom end and if my clutch can handle it. Also drivability and gas mileage comes into play. Why Paxton over other types? What boost? You're setup and whp is right where I want to be.
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I just got a spec stage 2+ clutch installed for around 700

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I know the engine will go eventually but I figure I should be able to get 50k miles or more and by that time I will have money saved to do the full rebuild.
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As in other thread. Full exhaust, dyno tune, airraid cold air, boss intake. Will come close to 5k if they install everything but you will have a whole new monster. Also look at a ram clutch that comes with an aluminum flywheel.
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Re: I got 5k to spend on mods. In your opinion...what comes first?

Full exhaust and save towards a supercharger. All of the other under the hood mods are a waste if you have a supercharger on the short list.
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Full exhaust and save towards a supercharger. All of the other under the hood mods are a waste if you have a supercharger on the short list.
How a waste? If he goes with a centrifugal blower the boss is perfect. Also the cold air will mount to the blower.
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Re: I got 5k to spend on mods. In your opinion...what comes first?

What is he changes his mind and decides to go with a Whipple, Roush, or Kenne Bell? Then he would have thrown a grand away...

The guys is asking for opinions. These are the types of things to think about when you know you will supercharge down the road.
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I'd save just a lil more and go roush tvs 2300.. I want one bad!
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I'd save just a lil more and go roush tvs 2300.. I want one bad!
You and me both!!!!!!
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I'd save just a lil more and go roush tvs 2300.. I want one bad!
That makes 3 of us
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What is he changes his mind and decides to go with a Whipple, Roush, or Kenne Bell? Then he would have thrown a grand away...

The guys is asking for opinions. These are the types of things to think about when you know you will supercharge down the road.
He can sell both and break even really. Boss and cold air don't cost a grand.

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I'd save just a lil more and go roush tvs 2300.. I want one bad!
Roush is a great blower for these cars.
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Re: I got 5k to spend on mods. In your opinion...what comes first?

What about LT headers? Not sure what labor would cost to put them in...
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Depends on your areas labor rates but I would say $2-300.
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What about LT headers? Not sure what labor would cost to put them in...
One shop wanted 1000 to install. Another wanted 600. I ended up.doing mine my self.
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He can sell both and break even really. Boss and cold air don't cost a grand.

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Roush is a great blower for these cars.
Out of curiosity, why the Roush over a Paxton or Ford Racing one? Centrifugal ones seem to be easier on the car and more daily driver friendly. Picking FI is tough for these cars..so many choices
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I personally like the thought of all that power instantly instead of building along the rpm curve, that's why I would prefer roush. Also, FRPP is far more expensive for a blower that is not any better
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Out of curiosity, why the Roush over a Paxton or Ford Racing one? Centrifugal ones seem to be easier on the car and more daily driver friendly. Picking FI is tough for these cars..so many choices
I have a paxton on my car. Was best pick and will make more power then a roush. Unless getting a 4.0l whipping then the roush is best bet. It still can make 750whp with e85 or race gas.
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I also got the Paxton, I prefer the look plus I intend on getting the boss intake. The shop that will be doing the install said the engine could handle the power just fine
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Re: I got 5k to spend on mods. In your opinion...what comes first?

what power gains have getting LTs seen from vs just O/R x and stock headers? or has this not been done? sorry to side track...didn't want to start a new thread.
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what power gains have getting LTs seen from vs just O/R x and stock headers? or has this not been done? sorry to side track...didn't want to start a new thread.
About 15-20whp if still with no cats. If put catted x pipe on then will be basically same as no cats and stock headers.
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I'd do the suspension first if it were me. Work from the ground up. That's my first performance mod which I just got installed today. Springs, shocks, struts, sway pars and panhard. Get some wider wheels/tires too. I couldn't be happier with the car now. Handles 10x better. Couldn't be happier. Those 5.0's are already very quick cars. You'd still have some left over for boss mani, tune and maybe gears. That's what I'd do anyway :/
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I'd do the suspension first if it were me. Work from the ground up. That's my first performance mod which I just got installed today. Springs, shocks, struts, sway pars and panhard. Get some wider wheels/tires too. I couldn't be happier with the car now. Handles 10x better. Couldn't be happier. Those 5.0's are already very quick cars. You'd still have some left over for boss mani, tune and maybe gears. That's what I'd do anyway :/
Love this. Get a suspenion kit from eibach, thatll cut a grand outta ur 5k wallet haha
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Love this. Get a suspenion kit from eibach, thatll cut a grand outta ur 5k wallet haha
Lots better choices then eibach. Want the best go with bmr.
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Lots better choices then eibach. Want the best go with bmr.
Yeah idk many ppl who will agree with u but ok.. 1000 for a complete suspension kit is pretty tough to beat
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Lots better choices then eibach. Want the best go with bmr.
I think eibach's great. Don't know much about other brands though tbh. This is my first car I did any suspension mods with. Maybe bmr is better but I know they are a bit pricier. I'm happy with my eibach so far. No complaints yet. Have you used any of the bmr stuff?
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Five grand? Save a little more. Get the paxton kit for $5600. Pay intsall and done. 500+ whp with one upgrade.
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Yeah idk many ppl who will agree with u but ok.. 1000 for a complete suspension kit is pretty tough to beat
Look around and see what the pros use in their mustangs. Bmr is the leader in the pack. Hence why they only ones that make front control arms, k member, uca, lca, lca relocation brackets, springs all for the 2011+.

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Five grand? Save a little more. Get the paxton kit for $5600. Pay intsall and done. 500+ whp with one upgrade.
You can get cheaper then that. And combined with a off road x pipe/boss intake can make over 600whp...ask how I know...
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Look around and see what the pros use in their mustangs. Bmr is the leader in the pack. Hence why they only ones that make front control arms, k member, uca, lca, lca relocation brackets, springs all for the 2011+.

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You can get cheaper then that. And combined with a off road x pipe/boss intake can make over 600whp...ask how I know...
Who cares what the pros use and who cares what is better on the drag strip. Plenty of setups just as good, cheaper and with bushings better for comfort and street driving. But of course your drag race or nothing can't see that. Steeda or eibach or upr all have suspension setups that you will be happy and satisfied with!
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I would definitely suggest a blower... If it weren't about being fast you wouldn't be in a 5.0 to begin with
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I'd do the suspension first if it were me. Work from the ground up. That's my first performance mod which I just got installed today. Springs, shocks, struts, sway pars and panhard. Get some wider wheels/tires too. I couldn't be happier with the car now. Handles 10x better. Couldn't be happier. Those 5.0's are already very quick cars. You'd still have some left over for boss mani, tune and maybe gears. That's what I'd do anyway :/
+1, I would definately upgrade your suspension and braking before adding any more power. Most mustangs stock have too much power for their stock suspension.
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Sorry bro the mustang isn't a drag car. Any car can be made to be a drag car. And sorry we all don't care about racing at the drag strip....bro

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Research what? Steeda, eibach and a bunch of others have suspension setups that are being used all over the world on all kinds of race tracks with great results. Just besause you like bmr or someone you know likes then doesn't mean they are better than any other. And yes upr is being used all over the world on the tracks and street to with great results at a cheaper price. The beauty of competition bro.

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+1 I had eibach stuff on my 07 gt and loved it. Will be getting it again for my gt
How do they always measure the mustang/camaro performance. In all the magazine test? People all over. Thats right by the 1/4 mile.

And it isn't cause I am a fan. Its cause simply put BMR is the best. Show me some one that puts as much effort into there suspension as them. Show me some one who makes a 2011+ K MEMBER/Control arms like I said. No one does yet. They are the leaders in t he market. Plain and simple.

ANd you are right. UPR is a hair cheaper on some stuff. After they let every one do the research and copy it.
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Who cares what the pros use and who cares what is better on the drag strip. Plenty of setups just as good, cheaper and with bushings better for comfort and street driving. But of course your drag race or nothing can't see that. Steeda or eibach or upr all have suspension setups that you will be happy and satisfied with!
Really? Come on man now your just starting sh*t.. Don't let your arguments from other threads spill into other ones.. Its just like with EVERYTHING.. There's always a top of the line product and always ones that aren't quite up to par.. Not saying they aren't good or even up to par for your typical driver.. I'm not saying BMR is best but if that's what all the pros are using there's prolly a reason.. I personally have FRPP k springs and am happy w them..
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