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Old 08-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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What to get new??!

Peeps I need help idk what to do to my stang next 2012 5.0 has
Steeda intake, bamas tuner, flowmaster outlaw exhaust. That's it. Is an everyday car any help what to do next to it
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I got rims

Forgot to say got J&M lower control arms
But yea need some stuff else
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What gears do you have?
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None just stock
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Get some 4.10s
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Newer 5.0s have the option of different gears, do you know which ones you have?
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In auto 8/ had no choice don't really have good credit
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Get some 3.73 or 4.10 gears for it.
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Does it matter if is automatic
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If its an auto i would actually recommend 4.10s, it will make your car pull a lot harder. And not it doesn't matter if its an auto for what type of gears. As long as you get ones with an 8.8 gear ring.
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If its an auto i would actually recommend 4.10s, it will make your car pull a lot harder. And not it doesn't matter if its an auto for what type of gears. As long as you get ones with an 8.8 gear ring.
-1 fastest autos run 3.31 gearing with torque converters. Auto is completely different then manuals. I have the 3.15 which were stock. But I say suspension first. A lot of people will agree with me. I see you got control arms. But dropping it makes it look a lot better with benefits of handling and such.
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try getting some springs,relocation brackets and adj. panhard bar.
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I just did spring shocks struts panhard mm plates and I feel like it handles a lot better. May be just bc I just dropped all that money and it errrr handle better. It definitely looks better. Your gunna wanna keep them wheels from spinning though. And if you do gears and more power adders and you spin your wheels all day. Then your spending your money unwisely IMO. Gotta be able to control the car before you just spin them uncontrollable.
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-1 fastest autos run 3.31 gearing with torque converters. Auto is completely different then manuals. I have the 3.15 which were stock. But I say suspension first. A lot of people will agree with me. I see you got control arms. But dropping it makes it look a lot better with benefits of handling and such.
Trust Soccerlvr on this one. 4.10s for auto especially with big wheels.
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try getting some springs,relocation brackets and adj. panhard bar.
Get some shocks and struts as well. Cam bolts or plates always come in handy too. It's not an inexpensive thing to do right. There is a lot of info in here on everything you could possible want or need
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Trust Soccerlvr on this one. 4.10s for auto especially with big wheels.
How long you been driving a 2011+ 5.0 auto?? Haha.
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Coming from one guy running 8 seconds and 2 guys running low 9's. watch fastest 11+ autos on YouTube then go to there site or read there comments. They'll tell you. I've done some research on this topic. torque converter is a must also if your going for a fast auto. Circle d is a highly suggested for those. I on the other hand do not run either as of yet. But will. When I pay my car off.
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By the way. That comment came from the guy who posted the video. With the question before that being what is the best gears for autos.
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-1 fastest autos run 3.31 gearing with torque converters. Auto is completely different then manuals. I have the 3.15 which were stock. But I say suspension first. A lot of people will agree with me. I see you got control arms. But dropping it makes it look a lot better with benefits of handling and such.
+1. The fastest autos I've seen are all running 3.31s. Although thats mostly on boosted cars. The lower gear helps the car stay in the powerband, where the boost is haha.

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If its an auto i would actually recommend 4.10s, it will make your car pull a lot harder. And not it doesn't matter if its an auto for what type of gears. As long as you get ones with an 8.8 gear ring.
That makes no sense. The transmission plays a HUGE role on what gears to get. Its all about achieving the right trap speed and RPM. A high gear is not always a good thing. You want to be going through the traps hard, still in the powerband. If you dont have the correct gearing it may cause you to have to upshift taking you out of the powerband.
Also with a higher gear, it will be harder to hook. Personally for an auto i would go with 3.73s. Best combination of the 2. They will knock about .3 seconds off your 1/4 miles time, give you good performance on the street, and wont kill your gas milage.
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Personally for an auto i would go with 3.73s. Best combination of the 2. They will knock about .3 seconds off your 1/4 miles time, give you good performance on the street, and wont kill your gas milage.
+1 I have an 11 auto with pretty much the exact same mods as the OP and I think the 3.73s are a great addition, but can't say that 4.10s would be better or worse since I have no frame of reference. 3.73s make a huge difference in off the line acceleration compared with the stock 3.15s. If your future plans include FI, you may want to consider 3.55s as an alternative, (but I'd research that more). I like the idea of the torque converter, but I'm gonna hold off on that due to cost + install, and concerns over streetability. Ive never had one though, so maybe I'm just being a wussy! I was going to make my next mod either 1 pc aluminum driveshaft, or Boss IM, and I'm still torn between the 2. I like the idea of the Boss IM because the 3.73s really get you off the line, and the Boss screams at the top of the RPM range. I've heard this is a well-balanced setup for autos because any TQ lost at the lower RPM range with the Boss IM is "made up for" with the 3.73s. In addition to all this, I'm trying to keep my car smog legal in Kalifornicztan, so no LT headers for me or I'd do that in a heartbeat!

Please let me know what your next mod is as I'd like to know how you decide!
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It sounds like you already have some great mods on your Mustang! I would recommend going with a set of Gears, Long Tube Headers and a Boss Manifold. All three of these mods are must haves IMO for the 2011+ GT's! The order you complete the process in really doesn't matter, they're all great mods and will make a huge difference.

You can also go with a Driveshaft and some Suspension!

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future!

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Focus on putting down what you have. Any one of these cars can disintegrate the rear tires at will. Suspension, tires are good next steps.

For comparison, I have a loaded BBP MT82 car w. 3.73. The car would not put power down worth a damn, due to the wheelhop and traction issues. Roush upper, cheapo UMI lowers and the car is transformed, straight line and turns. Not perfect but, right on the door of 11s with a tire, full weight, with only Procal 91 tune for power.
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After some decent research. It really comes to you. Everybody praises 4.10's and such because it makes them smile and "feels" so much faster. Except when they are at the pump. No real proven data tho. I'm seeing 3.55 is the best of both worlds (street and track). Many choose the 3.73 for that smile and performance. This seems to be a huge topic all over. But once again. Change to something higher than what your currently running. And your going to scare the sh*t out of anybody in the car or near you. Because without suspension and better tires. Your just going to spin. Good luck with whatever you decide and anything will be improvement. To the joy of your ride.
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-1 fastest autos run 3.31 gearing with torque converters. Auto is completely different then manuals. I have the 3.15 which were stock. But I say suspension first. A lot of people will agree with me. I see you got control arms. But dropping it makes it look a lot better with benefits of handling and such.
Depending on the torque converter you can make it a lot less street able, I'm sure he wants to keep it street able. And I don't recall him saying he wants the best 1/4 mile time. He just wants his car faster.

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+1. The fastest autos I've seen are all running 3.31s. Although thats mostly on boosted cars. The lower gear helps the car stay in the powerband, where the boost is haha.

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That makes no sense. The transmission plays a HUGE role on what gears to get. Its all about achieving the right trap speed and RPM. A high gear is not always a good thing. You want to be going through the traps hard, still in the powerband. If you dont have the correct gearing it may cause you to have to upshift taking you out of the powerband.
Also with a higher gear, it will be harder to hook. Personally for an auto i would go with 3.73s. Best combination of the 2. They will knock about .3 seconds off your 1/4 miles time, give you good performance on the street, and wont kill your gas milage.
When did he mention anything about a 1/4 mile in his original post?
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Depending on the torque converter you can make it a lot less street able, I'm sure he wants to keep it street able. And I don't recall him saying he wants the best 1/4 mile time. He just wants his car faster.

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When did he mention anything about a 1/4 mile in his original post?
How would a torque converter make it less street-able?
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Skip the gears. I've been 11.8x @ 119 mph on stock 3.15's and stock converter. The car needs a converter not gears. This is from experience not internet B.S.
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Skip the gears. I've been 11.8x @ 119 mph on stock 3.15's and stock converter. The car needs a converter not gears. This is from experience not internet B.S.
Although I have a mt, I totally agree.
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How would a torque converter make it less street-able?
Yeah i agree. Dont see how a converter would make it any less streetable.
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