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Old 06-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Or those of you that have been bitten by the modding bug, what do you all do with the stock parts? Keep them for later or sell to buy more parts? I've got some laying around and I'm curious to see what other people do with theirs. If selling is the way to go, what avenues do you all find are most efficient/best way to sell them?
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I keep all my spare parts. I like giving the option to a buyer that the original parts are available. As most of us here, we all have stock parts, and I've seen some of us try to sell them. Turns out that shipping the parts cost more then the stock parts them selves. I also feel its nice to save them in case you decide u wanna upgrade more in the future. For example: I bought a cai that works with my stock intake, but I now wanna upgrade to a boss intake. That means my current cai will not work no longer and I need to buy one for the boss intake.. I think it's better to sell your upgrades then the stock stuff. Seems like selling all your upgrades and then selling your car with the original parts works out better. Just my way of thinking.
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Makes sense.

Branching off that, if I decide to trade it in for a '13 GT500, would it be wise to revert it to stock or try to sell the dealer on the value of the mods?
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Makes sense.

Branching off that, if I decide to trade it in for a '13 GT500, would it be wise to revert it to stock or try to sell the dealer on the value of the mods?
I don't think we ever get enough when we trade modded cars. I would revert back to stock except for items that calls for professional help, like gears, etc. You should be able to sell your mod parts pretty easy.
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Hmmm... I'll be deployed most of the next couple years, so I've got time to sit on it. I'll probably wait to see what they do with the 2015. If it doesn't fail, I will look into that. My '12 GT/CS will do just fine for now as my garage warrior!!
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If your replacing your rear bumper and want to,sell your stock tell Me!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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I keep all my spare parts. I like giving the option to a buyer that the original parts are available. As most of us here, we all have stock parts, and I've seen some of us try to sell them. Turns out that shipping the parts cost more then the stock parts them selves. I also feel its nice to save them in case you decide u wanna upgrade more in the future. For example: I bought a cai that works with my stock intake, but I now wanna upgrade to a boss intake. That means my current cai will not work no longer and I need to buy one for the boss intake.. I think it's better to sell your upgrades then the stock stuff. Seems like selling all your upgrades and then selling your car with the original parts works out better. Just my way of thinking.
Just as any FYI. Not sure what CAI you have, but if you have a Steeda we do offer a Boss CAI upgrade kit for it so that it will work with the Boss intake manifold.
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Usually selling stock parts is hard being our cars are so new. In 4 years ppl will be searching for them. I see we have a steeda rep?!? Discounts...
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Usually selling stock parts is hard being our cars are so new. In 4 years ppl will be searching for them. I see we have a steeda rep?!? Discounts...
+1 on discounts! I happened to take all my spare part to the salvage yard yesterday and got $175.00.. Old axle backs, factory CAI, factory springs, panhard, factory hpipe... I didnt think that was too bad.. Could def get more on eBay or something like that though..
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I'm using all my stock parts and reassembling them in my living room. Eventually, I'll have two mustangs. Lol
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Re: Experienced Advice Needed

you may need them, they are not worth much, keep them. If you ever go back to stock or need to you can if you have the parts.
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Just as any FYI. Not sure what CAI you have, but if you have a Steeda we do offer a Boss CAI upgrade kit for it so that it will work with the Boss intake manifold.
I have the WMS ram air intake
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Just as any FYI. Not sure what CAI you have, but if you have a Steeda we do offer a Boss CAI upgrade kit for it so that it will work with the Boss intake manifold.
I do actually have the Steeda and I've been considering going to the Boss IM. However, I haven't decided whether to go root style on the charger or not to, so I'm in limbo right now. Plenty of time though, I won't be able to do anything with it until next year sometime.

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Usually selling stock parts is hard being our cars are so new. In 4 years ppl will be searching for them. I see we have a steeda rep?!? Discounts...
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I'm using all my stock parts and reassembling them in my living room. Eventually, I'll have two mustangs. Lol
Lmao. Priceless.
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Re: Experienced Advice Needed

I'm keeping my stock rims even after buying new wheels, and here's my reason why....

I have two sets of tires: summers and all-seasons. Depending on the season, I switch them out every six months so that the summer tires would last longer. (I didn't bother with winter tires because I don't plan to drive in the snow.) Rather than switching my new rims from one tire set to another every six months, I decided to keep my stock ones on the all-seasons, and my nice black ones on the summers. The new wheels are expensive, and I don't want them getting ruined or anything in the winter.
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