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Old 06-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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She arrived!!!

So my car is finally here! A quick question, I don't have my owners manual yet (it's in the mail...) but do I need to let it sit and warm up before I drive and cool down before I turn off the ignition? Will have pics as soon as its sunny out!
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So my car is finally here! A quick question, I don't have my owners manual yet (it's in the mail...) but do I need to let it sit and warm up before I drive and cool down before I turn off the ignition? Will have pics as soon as its sunny out!
Congrats! I don't sit and idle to warm up the car but I also don't just start her and blow through red line shifts either. Until engine temp is up I just drive her like a normal car. Once she is warmed up I beat on her like a southern man on his wife!

As for the cool down don't do that either. Car gets turned off and done. 21K miles doing this with non issues!
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Congrats! I don't sit and idle to warm up the car but I also don't just start her and blow through red line shifts either. Until engine temp is up I just drive her like a normal car. Once she is warmed up I beat on her like a southern man on his wife!

As for the cool down don't do that either. Car gets turned off and done. 21K miles doing this with non issues!
^^^What he said. Ain't nobody got time for that!
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Welcome, and congrats. We need to see pics! And yup. No need to let the car cool down before turning it off. Let me guess.... Have you owned cars with turbos before? Haha

As far as warming up, i pretty much follow the same routine as nosympathy. Wait for the idle to drop to normal after a cold start, then just keep the rpms down until shes warm.
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Congrats on your new Mustang!

It's not a bad idea to let the engine warm up before you drive harshly. I usually let all of my cars idle for one minute before driving them cold, too. However, that's not completely necessary either...

Get some pictures posted up ASAP, too!

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Welcome, and congrats. We need to see pics! And yup. No need to let the car cool down before turning it off. Let me guess.... Have you owned cars with turbos before? Haha

As far as warming up, i pretty much follow the same routine as nosympathy. Wait for the idle to drop to normal after a cold start, then just keep the rpms down until shes warm.
+1. Exactly what I do. And the waiting to cool is really only on older or tuned turbos from what I read. The Audi A4 I just traded in had 140k miles on it, and I never let it cool down and never had an issue. Start and go (within reason), stop and get out!
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+1. Exactly what I do. And the waiting to cool is really only on older or tuned turbos from what I read. The Audi A4 I just traded in had 140k miles on it, and I never let it cool down and never had an issue. Start and go (within reason), stop and get out!
Hahahaha I never did it with my Audi A4 either but I was never as excited about it like I am the Mustang!!!! I've wanted a Mustang since I can remember! She needs a good detailing and I've already decided exhaust will be the first thing added! Second may be a shifter, the Audi was so smooth and the mustang is very very notchy and in no way smooth with the shifts.
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Very true, not as smooth but also an entirely different character car. The shifter is on my list, but I'm starting to get used to it. I was so stoked too! Enjoy the new ride!
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I always try to let my cars sit for a few minutes to let everything get lubricated before I move them. My Mustang also isn't a daily driver - so it's common for it to sit 3-5 days at a time without being driven. I also let them idle for a minute or two after parking before shutting them off.

Is it necessary? Probably not - but a warm-up and cool-down period certainly can't hurt.

Also, you can access the owners manual at this website for any Ford vehicle.
https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...e&ord=16216901

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Here is a link to the workshop manual as well.
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I always try to let my cars sit for a few minutes to let everything get lubricated before I move them. My Mustang also isn't a daily driver - so it's common for it to sit 3-5 days at a time without being driven. I also let them idle for a minute or two after parking before shutting them off.

Is it necessary? Probably not - but a warm-up and cool-down period certainly can't hurt.

Also, you can access the owners manual at this website for any Ford vehicle.
https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...e&ord=16216901

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Thanks a ton!!! They told me I could find one online to use until mine arrived, that saves me the time I would have spent looking myself!!!

Mine will be my daily driver, still haven't cracked her loose yet want to get used to her first going from an Quattro A4 to a rear wheel drive is quite the adjustment!
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^^^What he said. Ain't nobody got time for that!
Lol " I got bronchitis, ain't nobody got time for that!"

I laughed so hard just now I about pissed myself.
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^^^What he said. Ain't nobody got time for that!
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Lol " I got bronchitis, ain't nobody got time for that!"

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So I must say, pictures really don't do this color justice! It's finally sunny out and the color is exactly what I had hoped for! I couldn't be happier than I am with this beast!
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I'm not going to be able to get away with spending a ton right now but the wife knows the borla S-type will be first, so my question is, should I add the H-pipe now or should I wait and see how I like the Borla's first? If I should go with the H pipe now which one should i go with and what sizes are needed?
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I'm not going to be able to get away with spending a ton right now but the wife knows the borla S-type will be first, so my question is, should I add the H-pipe now or should I wait and see how I like the Borla's first? If I should go with the H pipe now which one should i go with and what sizes are needed?
Your car comes from the factory with an h pipe. Now if you want to get an offroad h pipe I would still wait and see what you think of the borlas with catalytic converters still as a catless mid pipe can be very loud. There's no shame in doing one mod at a time. I'd love to do it all at once if I could, but then you don't know how your car will act and react when driving and if there's an issue with something you wouldn't really know where to start looking for it.

If you do decide to get an aftermarket h pipe, most are 3" with 2.75" ends to hook back up to the stock exhaust, which is what you should get if you don't do a full catback system
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Great looking car brother. If you pick up just the borla AB's I would get the lethal O/A pipes that a 2 3/4 inch which to me is a better fitment.... and cheaper than the full borla cat back.
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I'm not going to be able to get away with spending a ton right now but the wife knows the borla S-type will be first, so my question is, should I add the H-pipe now or should I wait and see how I like the Borla's first? If I should go with the H pipe now which one should i go with and what sizes are needed?
Borla first*. Having both the o/r H and the borlas they sound amazing together but are extremely loud. The borlas are loud to begin with. I would do just the axle backs, see what you think, then progress forward.

I don't find them too loud but some people do. Also how true it is, I don't know, but I've heard mixed things about the stock mufflers on o/r pipes. Even then if you did that it won't give you a real idea of how the borla are going to sound.

You will love the borla and I second the lethal o/r mid pipe.
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I think the Borla axlebacks alone will make a substantial difference, and once u get a little bored of them, that's your green light to add the off road H... If it wasnt for the emission laws here in Jersey, I would've gotten that off road H :-/
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Nice Color , Congrats on the new Car.
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So my car is finally here! A quick question, I don't have my owners manual yet (it's in the mail...) but do I need to let it sit and warm up before I drive and cool down before I turn off the ignition? Will have pics as soon as its sunny out!
Congratulations on the new car...and new ruby red color

I'm still waiting for mine...84 days to go
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Congratulations on the new car...and new ruby red color

I'm still waiting for mine...84 days to go
It's a 2013 so its red candy metallic! Couldn't be more happy with the color! In overcast weather it looks a drab but in the light it's shines and at night it looks mean!

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Borla first*. Having both the o/r H and the borlas they sound amazing together but are extremely loud. The borlas are loud to begin with. I would do just the axle backs, see what you think, then progress forward.

I don't find them too loud but some people do. Also how true it is, I don't know, but I've heard mixed things about the stock mufflers on o/r pipes. Even then if you did that it won't give you a real idea of how the borla are going to sound.

You will love the borla and I second the lethal o/r mid pipe.
Sounds like a plan and besides the wife made a rule where everytime I get something for the car she gets something.... So gotta pick and chose what to get haha
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First thing me and my wife noticed when we picked up our mustang was how quiet the ride home was. The Borlas will make a big difference in sound, you'll love them. They were my first choice but I found a great deal on a set of Kooks axle backs
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