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Old 12-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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What would you do cosmetics or s/c

Well I'm selling my 05 v6 in jan and getting a used 11/12 5.0 reason I want used is just in case I like the 15. Anyway plan on getting a premium with a manual. I wanted to get warranty in case of trans issues. So my dalema is put less money down like 9 k and buy a vortech sc. Or do a body kit,stripes,rims and keep the warranty this is bugging me lol
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Get paxton, it is a little better than vortech. And i would definably get a SC over cosmetic mods.
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IMhO, The car already looks great. Get the Paxton or procharger.you can justify wider tires when u sc, so then u get to do some cosmetics anyway
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My only worry is il be buying used and a car with like 20-30 k miles on it I just don't want to put a sc on it then a month later find out I have trans issues . Also ethir way cosmetics will be done. Option a is put down 9k and then buy sc or out down 14k and do cosmetics. Choose vortech due to price 4800 alot cheaper then others
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My only worry is il be buying used and a car with like 20-30 k miles on it I just don't want to put a sc on it then a month later find out I have trans issues . Also ethir way cosmetics will be done. Option a is put down 9k and then buy sc or out down 14k and do cosmetics. Choose vortech due to price 4800 alot cheaper then others
Your gonna do both in the end!!! Just buy the cosmetics and SC now!!!
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My only worry is il be buying used and a car with like 20-30 k miles on it I just don't want to put a sc on it then a month later find out I have trans issues . Also ethir way cosmetics will be done. Option a is put down 9k and then buy sc or out down 14k and do cosmetics. Choose vortech due to price 4800 alot cheaper then others
Get what you pay for...

If your going to do FI, the UCAs LCAs Pan hard bar would be a must with really good tires.
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Your gonna do both in the end!!! Just buy the cosmetics and SC now!!!
I wish but I plan on putting at least 9 k down so when the 15 does come out my car would be worth more then I owe no matter what . I so wish I could lol
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If in 20k miles it didnt have a tranny issue then it most probably be a good tranny. I would take it to ford and have them inspect everything. That is what i will do monday before doing some heavy power mods.
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And I'm well aware the sc would just break the bank after install the supporting mods would come over time. Also a thing to note is its a dd rain snow hail it will be my only car just as my v6 has been only one
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Congrats bro your gonna love it... U dont have to worry so much.... The coyote is a solid vehicle, yes some people have had transmission issue more 2011 models but its a beautiful machine... I would spread out ur mods,, you can make a boat load if power by keeping it N/A, and still do exterior modifications... Superchargers are great but u can also do a lot with the money your gonna spend on a supercharger... Engine work full suspension exterior upgrade, rins and tires and the list goes on... Checkout americanmuscle.com for some great mods.. Hope this helps
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Trust me I have a build list lol overall goal is a show car that can go to the drag strip run In 10s and be a dd. just want to make sure I keep her reliable. And are the 11/12 model exactly the same? Read some where the 12 had select steering ?
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Don't count the turbo out!!! Drives like stock until 3k rpm and then there is little going to touch it. Mine actually gave me around 3 mpg on the highway how crazy it that. I really didn't find the install to be all that hard and being the turbo is in the wheel well not much of an increase in heat under the hood...And all I can say is WOW...also it is such a sleeper till it is toooo late!!! Oh and I got the complete kit for 5900 at my door and didn't have to add anything else to it! Except for the gauges and well you don't really have to have them just use your laptop till you can get some.
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6Speedfrek mind posting some pics?
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6Speedfrek mind posting some pics?
Having figured out how to post pics yet...the sig one was easy not sure how to do the others or I would...not really much to show though. can't see anything without taking the front clip off and see that on all the dyno runs.
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The vortech is same way power after 3k rpms. And can't beat 4800 remember while I know it's a sc I also think that's alot of money for one thing
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The vortech is same way power after 3k rpms. And can't beat 4800 remember while I know it's a sc I also think that's alot of money for one thing
Say it again...you get what you pay for . I've heard nothing but bad things dealing with them concerning warranty work should it have to happen.
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From what is read and beefcakes experience his car is a monster and vortech was the original creator of the first 5.0 mustang lol
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Well, I would wait till the 15s come out before you sink a bunch of money in a used mustang.. Keep saving now, when the new 15s come out if you like it then buy new, you will have enough money saved up to do what ever mods you want by then.. If you don't like the 15s you will have that much more money for a down payment and all the mods you want for the used.. Maybe then you could pick up a roush or something closer to what you are looking for.. Maybe even be able to pay for something out right..
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The vortech is same way power after 3k rpms. And can't beat 4800 remember while I know it's a sc I also think that's alot of money for one thing
Vortech may have the HP but the turbo has the HP and the TQ!
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Vortech may have the HP but the turbo has the HP and the TQ!
If you say so...it's hard to pit the two against each other but the sc generally produces more torque at the same rpm vs a turbo
My torque curve with a roots blower is a flat line from 1500 - 6800
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If you say so...it's hard to pit the two against each other but the sc generally produces more torque at the same rpm vs a turbo
My torque curve with a roots blower is a flat line from 1500 - 6800
I was comparing to the vortech not the roots type. But there is no comparison HP per psi of boost the turbo is going to rock it!
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Ford Modular Motor Forced Induction Dyno Comparison - Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine

this will give you some insight with all things being equal!

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co...n/viewall.html

and a single turbo kit would most likely be better at those low boost levels...Twins are for high psi and major HP...on my car I make full boost right at 3k RPM. When I shift to 2nd im at full boost and so on through the gears.
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Well, I would wait till the 15s come out before you sink a bunch of money in a used mustang.. Keep saving now, when the new 15s come out if you like it then buy new, you will have enough money saved up to do what ever mods you want by then.. If you don't like the 15s you will have that much more money for a down payment and all the mods you want for the used.. Maybe then you could pick up a roush or something closer to what you are looking for.. Maybe even be able to pay for something out right..
While that sounds like a reasonable thing to do I sold my sport bike and I can not live without some thrill in my life or drive my v6 another year. That's why I want to buy used to if I do like 15s I can just trade it in and not be upside down
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While that sounds like a reasonable thing to do I sold my sport bike and I can not live without some thrill in my life or drive my v6 another year. That's why I want to buy used to if I do like 15s I can just trade it in and not be upside down
You are going to have to trade in for the 2015 and buy a new sc/turbo. New everything. After already sinking so much money into this car.

Your going to come out waaaaay negative in the end.

Also I don't think dealerships take trade ins on cars like that do they? Maybe depends on the dealer?
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And yes they do. And my job allows me to do those kinda things if I budget for it. So if I get a 24k car with 9k Down guess what the car will already be worth more then I owe. And I'd sell aftermarket stuff before I sold car ever. And that's a ways down the road so not worried. Truth be told I'm not a fan of the IRS rear end
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Well just my 2 cents but if you buy a 24k dollar car it's really worth about 14-15k trade in. I know this because my car listed for 39k in 2011 and I can only get 19k trade and I had a sells men tell me they would put it on their lot for 29k so it's just something to think about. Whether they admit it or not they are making about 7-10k off every used car.
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Current trade In value is 20k for a used 2011 lol and buying at 24 dropping lets say 10 . So 14 k then a year of double payments and there lol I could even pay the car off in a year. I have a 1600 dollar a month car funds income now
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Current trade In value is 20k for a used 2011 lol and buying at 24 dropping lets say 10 . So 14 k then a year of double payments and there lol I could even pay the car off in a year. I have a 1600 dollar a month car funds income now
Yeah anyone can do it....But is it worth it...shoot I could take 5 grand and use it in my fireplace to warm the house too....Just isn't the smart thing to do!
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Current trade In value is 20k for a used 2011 lol and buying at 24 dropping lets say 10 . So 14 k then a year of double payments and there lol I could even pay the car off in a year. I have a 1600 dollar a month car funds income now
Why not just wait the year or so for the 15s, decide if you like them, and pay whichever car you decide on in cash?
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Why not just wait the year or so for the 15s, decide if you like them, and pay whichever car you decide on in cash?[/QUOTE

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That would be the smartest thing to do. No point in modding a 11 if he is thinking about the 15. I would wait the year to see what the new stangs will look like. Then buy the 15 or get a good deal on a 2014.
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I understand waiting but I've been driving a 05 v6 for 4 yrs and I'm just done with it. If anything il buy a used 11 or 12 and just not mod. At the end of the day I appreciate the advice but come march I will be in a 5.0 lol it's all I can think about at this point lol
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I understand waiting but I've been driving a 05 v6 for 4 yrs and I'm just done with it. If anything il buy a used 11 or 12 and just not mod. At the end of the day I appreciate the advice but come march I will be in a 5.0 lol it's all I can think about at this point lol
Have you driven a 5.0 yet?
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I understand waiting but I've been driving a 05 v6 for 4 yrs and I'm just done with it. If anything il buy a used 11 or 12 and just not mod. At the end of the day I appreciate the advice but come march I will be in a 5.0 lol it's all I can think about at this point lol
I can totally understand this! and you will prolly not care about the 15 when they get here. I love my 2012 and may never sell it...not saying I won't buy something else!
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If I could pay a 24k dollar car off in 1 year I would buy a low millage terminator. More Likely to hold it value a little better than a used 11-12 and be as much if not more fun
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I hate the body style of the sn95 I didn't get into mustangs until the s197 came along. And who knows I may end up keeping it forever as well. I test drove a auto 5.0 was a blast. I plan on buying a manual but haven't driven one since Iraq so I would rather know I'm going to buy it before asking a dealer to let me drive one lol
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