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Old 03-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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First mustang, first post, and a few questions

So picked up my first mustang about 3 weeks ago, the story is I have always been a truck guy, but a lifted f150 doesn't really play nice with Atlanta parking decks, so I decided to get a car. Went to the dealership to test drive a new fusion, since I consider myself a "practical" guy and I was going to buy a "reasonable" car, but I would have to turn in my man card if I had the opportunity to drive a real muscle car and didn't .... I think you all know the story from there (couldn't hear the girlfriends opinion over the roar of 420hp haha). Anyhow, I ended up with a 2013 GT premium, deep impact blue auto (I drive ALOT for work, mainly in traffic). Have to say, I have never been happier driving... I love this thing! Had the dealer install a remote start (for free, told him it was a deal breaker) which is awesome... It's great hearing it start as I walk up to it in the parking lot. Also got it tinted the very next day, riding around fish bowlin' is a serious pet peeve of mine. Next up was to buy new wheels, went with the 20 inch AMRs in charcoal, and I think they look great. The wheels came in about a week(Thanks AM!), and of course they were on the car within 30 minutes. The TPMS calibration tool/Setup DVD didn't come until the next day, and my question is, do I really need it? The light didn't come on when I first put them on, should I return the calibration tool, or will I need it in the future? Next months mods are GT500 quad exhaust, smoked marker lights, and eibach springs. For those of you with this exhaust, how much louder is it than stock? Also, not too experienced when it comes to lowering, I've always been going the other way, but this forum has a lot of great info on that so I'll spare you the redundant questions. Anyhow, great to see such a active community, and hopefully I will be meeting more and more owners at shows in the future. I know this thread is useless without pics, so here it is completely stock, and then with the wheels (yeah it's dirty in that pic, I took it right after putting the wheels on and it's pouring rain in ATL right now, so it'll just have to do). Let me know what you think!
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That tpms light on the dash will come on sooner rather than later. If you have the printed directions to train the tpms, it is super easy. It is a series of hitting the brake pedal and cycling thru some key on key off cycles then pointing the training tool at each tire and pressing the button. There are several guys on here that know a hell of a lot about lowering, i am sure one of them will chime in soon to assist you there. Congrats on the new ride and enjoy it. I too traded in a lifted f-150 for a 13 mustang gt in deep impact blue. Oh and to answer your question about the gt500 axlebacks, they are a good bit louder than stock but only when you are getting on the loud pedal. At normal throttle or highway cruising speed you barely hear them. I also recommend removing the resonators for a little more raspiness and volume.
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So picked up my first mustang about 3 weeks ago, the story is I have always been a truck guy, but a lifted f150 doesn't really play nice with Atlanta parking decks, so I decided to get a car. Went to the dealership to test drive a new fusion, since I consider myself a "practical" guy and I was going to buy a "reasonable" car, but I would have to turn in my man card if I had the opportunity to drive a real muscle car and didn't .... I think you all know the story from there (couldn't hear the girlfriends opinion over the roar of 420hp haha). Anyhow, I ended up with a 2013 GT premium, deep impact blue auto (I drive ALOT for work, mainly in traffic). Have to say, I have never been happier driving... I love this thing! Had the dealer install a remote start (for free, told him it was a deal breaker) which is awesome... It's great hearing it start as I walk up to it in the parking lot. Also got it tinted the very next day, riding around fish bowlin' is a serious pet peeve of mine. Next up was to buy new wheels, went with the 20 inch AMRs in charcoal, and I think they look great. The wheels came in about a week(Thanks AM!), and of course they were on the car within 30 minutes. The TPMS calibration tool/Setup DVD didn't come until the next day, and my question is, do I really need it? The light didn't come on when I first put them on, should I return the calibration tool, or will I need it in the future? Next months mods are GT500 quad exhaust, smoked marker lights, and eibach springs. For those of you with this exhaust, how much louder is it than stock? Also, not too experienced when it comes to lowering, I've always been going the other way, but this forum has a lot of great info on that so I'll spare you the redundant questions. Anyhow, great to see such a active community, and hopefully I will be meeting more and more owners at shows in the future. I know this thread is useless without pics, so here it is completely stock, and then with the wheels (yeah it's dirty in that pic, I took it right after putting the wheels on and it's pouring rain in ATL right now, so it'll just have to do). Let me know what you think!
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Love it. It's beautiful.
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Lifted truck guy here too! I've never had a car until I got my 2012 gt, but I love the car. Your car is my favorite color that ford has ever come out it, and those wheels set it off nicely. If you can swing it, I would definitely go with the borla or corsa quad tip exhaust on your car. I've only ever heard them on gt500s, but both sounded like they were pissed off and had a deep rumble every muscle car should have. Good luck with modding out the car.. There's alot of good info here and guys who won't mind arguing 3 pages of posts about the best way to lower your ride lol.
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Great wheels with that color and tint
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Welcome! Color and wheels go great together, congrats on the beautiful ride.
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Take your car up to kurgan motorsports in braselton. Just got a dyno tune from bob this past week. They really know what they are doing up there.
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Great looking car...congrats on the new ride
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So picked up my first mustang about 3 weeks ago, the story is I have always been a truck guy, but a lifted f150 doesn't really play nice with Atlanta parking decks, so I decided to get a car. Went to the dealership to test drive a new fusion, since I consider myself a "practical" guy and I was going to buy a "reasonable" car, but I would have to turn in my man card if I had the opportunity to drive a real muscle car and didn't .... I think you all know the story from there (couldn't hear the girlfriends opinion over the roar of 420hp haha). Anyhow, I ended up with a 2013 GT premium, deep impact blue auto (I drive ALOT for work, mainly in traffic). Have to say, I have never been happier driving... I love this thing! Had the dealer install a remote start (for free, told him it was a deal breaker) which is awesome... It's great hearing it start as I walk up to it in the parking lot. Also got it tinted the very next day, riding around fish bowlin' is a serious pet peeve of mine. Next up was to buy new wheels, went with the 20 inch AMRs in charcoal, and I think they look great. The wheels came in about a week(Thanks AM!), and of course they were on the car within 30 minutes. The TPMS calibration tool/Setup DVD didn't come until the next day, and my question is, do I really need it? The light didn't come on when I first put them on, should I return the calibration tool, or will I need it in the future? Next months mods are GT500 quad exhaust, smoked marker lights, and eibach springs. For those of you with this exhaust, how much louder is it than stock? Also, not too experienced when it comes to lowering, I've always been going the other way, but this forum has a lot of great info on that so I'll spare you the redundant questions. Anyhow, great to see such a active community, and hopefully I will be meeting more and more owners at shows in the future. I know this thread is useless without pics, so here it is completely stock, and then with the wheels (yeah it's dirty in that pic, I took it right after putting the wheels on and it's pouring rain in ATL right now, so it'll just have to do). Let me know what you think!
Man that car is awesome! The only thing u really need is a badass stance and an exhaust!
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Congrats! Perfect color choice!
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Welcome and congrats on the purchase! I think that mod money would be most well spent on suspension and decent mufflers, for the money the GT500's are great. Deep tone with an angry growl but far from overwhelming. Good luck!
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I felt the same way. Drove several as rentals and ended up ordering just what I wanted. I travel for work and there's nothing finer than arriving home Friday, hopping into the GT and taking backroads home. I skip I-40 most of the time, but if I'm home very late, I'll take it so I can use the cloverleafs without traffic.

Swapped mufflers, got custom paint and planning an FRPP handling package with 1inch drop. Second weekend in April.

Believe me, you didn't miss much in your truck days. They've only recently become this nice- we're looking at swapping our other car for another Ford! Whodda thunk?
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Congrats man! I've always had lifted trucks too until I bought my Stang
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Very nice choice - nearly identical to what I'm getting in 2 weeks.
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Nice stang, pretty jealous!!
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Man congrats! I was in the same boat as you. I had a Dodge 2500 with a 6.7 Cummins with all the goodies....The biggest problem I had, was my new job has me in the office and not in the field. Now I have to park in a garage with only a seven foot clearance...LOL...Of course I knew I wanted a Mustang...Having several in the past, pretty much was what pushed me this route. If I am going to have a car, I want a fast one! Now, if I can just get some extra money to buy a little twin screw SC for it, we will be doing good...LOL!
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I felt the same way. Drove several as rentals and ended up ordering just what I wanted. I travel for work and there's nothing finer than arriving home Friday, hopping into the GT and taking backroads home. I skip I-40 most of the time, but if I'm home very late, I'll take it so I can use the cloverleafs without traffic.

Swapped mufflers, got custom paint and planning an FRPP handling package with 1inch drop. Second weekend in April.

Believe me, you didn't miss much in your truck days. They've only recently become this nice- we're looking at swapping our other car for another Ford! Whodda thunk?

I here you, Ford has really stepped up there game in the past few years. I have been VERY disappointed with every thing going on with Government Motors (GM):bang head: I grew up a Chevy guy....and now, the only thing they have I will drive is the Corvette. I think that is they only thing they have left that is not made in Mexico or Canada.
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Love the color and wheels, nice car!
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So picked up my first mustang about 3 weeks ago, the story is I have always been a truck guy, but a lifted f150 doesn't really play nice with Atlanta parking decks, so I decided to get a car. Went to the dealership to test drive a new fusion, since I consider myself a "practical" guy and I was going to buy a "reasonable" car, but I would have to turn in my man card if I had the opportunity to drive a real muscle car and didn't .... I think you all know the story from there (couldn't hear the girlfriends opinion over the roar of 420hp haha). Anyhow, I ended up with a 2013 GT premium, deep impact blue auto (I drive ALOT for work, mainly in traffic). Have to say, I have never been happier driving... I love this thing! Had the dealer install a remote start (for free, told him it was a deal breaker) which is awesome... It's great hearing it start as I walk up to it in the parking lot. Also got it tinted the very next day, riding around fish bowlin' is a serious pet peeve of mine. Next up was to buy new wheels, went with the 20 inch AMRs in charcoal, and I think they look great. The wheels came in about a week(Thanks AM!), and of course they were on the car within 30 minutes. The TPMS calibration tool/Setup DVD didn't come until the next day, and my question is, do I really need it? The light didn't come on when I first put them on, should I return the calibration tool, or will I need it in the future? Next months mods are GT500 quad exhaust, smoked marker lights, and eibach springs. For those of you with this exhaust, how much louder is it than stock? Also, not too experienced when it comes to lowering, I've always been going the other way, but this forum has a lot of great info on that so I'll spare you the redundant questions. Anyhow, great to see such a active community, and hopefully I will be meeting more and more owners at shows in the future. I know this thread is useless without pics, so here it is completely stock, and then with the wheels (yeah it's dirty in that pic, I took it right after putting the wheels on and it's pouring rain in ATL right now, so it'll just have to do). Let me know what you think!
Your car disnt come with a strut over the motor? I have a 13 track pack and it came with it. You may want to look into tht not sure if that is an important part. Anyways nice mustang! Btw did you trade in your f150?
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Only track pack cars come with the strut tower brace.
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Only track pack cars come with the strut tower brace.
Mustangs with 19" wheels come with it actually. Mine isn't a track pack and it came with it
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Mustangs with 19" wheels come with it actually. Mine isn't a track pack and it came with it
Yep any 2011+ mustang with 19" wheels comes with the strut brace.
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Very cool, thanks for the info, I learn something every day.
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I might be picking up a 2013 5.0 in this same beautiful color soon... Wish me luck! I may have to steal your wheels for it though...
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Beautiful car man! If I had the money, I would get one just like that.
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Congrats on the new car. Looks really nice! I just ordered mine and its getting built next week.
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Beautiful car man!!! I just ordered my Mustang last week and the anticipation is killing me!!!!!
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I thought I had a lot of patience, but you guys have proved me wrong. I'd have to drive coast to coast to get what I wanted before I could wait on an order. Good luck with your new cars.
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