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Old 07-12-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Sup guys, come November ILL finally have a beastly mustang GT sitting in my driveway! First time mustang owner, so what am I about to get into guys? I intend on using it as a DD. Thoughts? Tips? Opinions? Any type of insight helps
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I'd suggest giving your wallet to someone you trust, because once the mod bug bites you, you won't be able to trust yourself. Lol
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I'd suggest giving your wallet to someone you trust, because once the mod bug bites you, you won't be able to trust yourself. Lol
Haha I think the only thing I'd want modded is the exhaust.looking at MOSTLY flowmaster and Borla, which would you suggest?
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Depending if you have snow during the winter, I hope you have a garage and another car to abuse till it gets nicer out! I'm in the market for a beater 4x4 truck for this very reason...two Chicago winters with my 5.0 have finally convinced me to find something I care less about to drive for those months.

Also, before you start modding it out...consider your end goals. Drag car? Weekend warrior? Roadcourses? Daily Driver? There is a lot of good information already on these forums about almost any mod you can think of - use the search function. Don't post another exhaust thread unless you want more than a few sarcastic responses.

Don't overlook the importance of good tires. The Pzeros stock on these cars are not up to the task.

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edit - if you can afford the borla, go for it. Depends on what you plan to do with your midpipe and cats, too. I roll with flowmasters, and I have nothing but good things to say about them though (I like a loud, rumbly exhaust and I do not mind some drone).

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Depending if you have snow during the winter, I hope you have a garage and another car to abuse till it gets nicer out! I'm in the market for a beater 4x4 truck for this very reason...two Chicago winters with my 5.0 have finally convinced me to find something I care less about to drive for those months.

Also, before you start modding it out...consider your end goals. Drag car? Weekend warrior? Roadcourses? Daily Driver? There is a lot of good information already on these forums about almost any mod you can think of - use the search function. Don't post another exhaust thread unless you want more than a few sarcastic responses.

Don't overlook the importance of good tires. The Pzeros stock on these cars are not up to the task.

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edit - if you can afford the borla, go for it. Depends on what you plan to do with your midpipe and cats, too. I roll with flowmasters, and I have nothing but good things to say about them though (I like a loud, rumbly exhaust and I do not mind some drone).

This one is a freebie ~_^
Thanks for the response! Ill be driving in the winter but the winter's up here aren't anywhere near as bad as Midwest winters. I'm from Michigan originally so I know exactly how the winter's are in the windy city haha. West Chester gets snow dusts, every now and then we get six inches of snow at the most.
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My car handles like a beast in Chicago winters . Throw some snow tires on it be done. I don't have a garage do I feel bad for my car sometimes yes but guess what I drive it everyday and love it lol congrats op and go slow on the mods lol


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I use my 5.0 as a daily driver and I love it! Depending on what kind of driving you do (city/highway), be prepared to fill up on gas often, haha. I had my car for about 3 months, and I will still be definitely driving it come winter in NYC, it gets cold, but not so much snow though. Like everyone say, just invest in a good set of winter tires.
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My 2013 GT is great for a daily driver. My only regrets are these:
-Going straight for the manual transmission before researching the auto. I'm a bit paranoid about the manual being somewhat "weaker" than the autos in these cars...and I'm a diehard stick-shift fan.
-Not opting for a more aggressive rear gear ratio from the factory. The factory option costs sooo much less than having it done at a shop later.

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Yea, not a big fan of the MT82, but it's more fun to drive with a manual.

To the OP, were you considering a manual or auto since you are going to use it as a DD? For me, I can only afford to keep one car, so I got a manual, not the most fun in traffic, but still a blast to drive. Weekday work car, weekend fun car.
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Yea, not a big fan of the MT82, but it's more fun to drive with a manual.

To the OP, were you considering a manual or auto since you are going to use it as a DD? For me, I can only afford to keep one car, so I got a manual, not the most fun in traffic, but still a blast to drive. Weekday work car, weekend fun car.
Stick my brotha, I feel as if that's the only way to drive GT's, no offense to you auto-enthusiasts. And I agree with your ending statement haha
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I use my 5.0 as a daily driver and I love it! Depending on what kind of driving you do (city/highway), be prepared to fill up on gas often, haha. I had my car for about 3 months, and I will still be definitely driving it come winter in NYC, it gets cold, but not so much snow though. Like everyone say, just invest in a good set of winter tires.
I travel about 20 miles a day working five days a week. And on the weekends it's pretty chill for me, hang out with my friends who are all in the area mostly. I don't travel long distances really, as a matter of fact I would even say I don't drive 15000 miles a year. 10 to 12 if I could guess.
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My 2013 GT is great for a daily driver. My only regrets are these:
-Going straight for the manual transmission before researching the auto. I'm a bit paranoid about the manual being somewhat "weaker" than the autos in these cars...and I'm a diehard stick-shift fan.
-Not opting for a more aggressive rear gear ratio from the factory. The factory option costs sooo much less than having it done at a shop later.

Good luck with your purchase. These cars just don't disappoint.
Does this model still have the clutch issues from 2011? And thanks man
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If you are considering a GT then you might want to look at new 2014s before they are all gone. With all the rebates, I was able to buy a new loaded 2014 for about what most dealers in my area were asking for used 2013s.
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Another exhaust thread in disguise. Sneaky fellow

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BTW, going to a Mustang forum to ask if a Mustang is a good purchase will lead to biased opinions, duh!

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Snatching a new 2014 is a very good idea...I just got my gt premium california special with all options for $32600


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Not necessarily, poster mentioned mods and I just said if I were to mod my stang it would be an aftermarket exhaust kit. Just a mere coincidence really, I'm new to the forum so I don't know what typically happens around these parts.
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Well considering this will be my first mustang I'd rather look toward experienced enthusiasts then your run of the mill salesperson who merely knows how to read a brochure
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Ask the same question over on a Dodge or Mitsubishi forum.

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Compstall I need fart canons on my mustang. My mustang sounds too much like an angry lion/bear. I want fart canons. What should I do!?!?
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Spoonsports.com will cover all your needs.

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They also can obtain JDM 5.0 parts straight from Tokyo.

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Hmm, you seem pretty confrontational. Don't know why you're trying so hard to start an argument but whatever, other posters have been pretty helpful so I guess it doesn't matter.
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No intent to be confrontational, it's a valid point.


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back to help. I sugest some type of b/up sensor. The high rear beltline makes backing a memory exercise. +1 on they are not making any more be careful of waiting too long.
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Haha I think the only thing I'd want modded is the exhaust.looking at MOSTLY flowmaster and Borla, which would you suggest?

Of those two, Borla, 100%.
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back to help. I sugest some type of b/up sensor. The high rear beltline makes backing a memory exercise. +1 on they are not making any more be careful of waiting too long.

+1 go for the back up sensor if you can. It's pretty hard to tell where your *** is backing into spaces with the Mustang.
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Lol, we do it with 40' transit buses at my work every day. No backup sensor, no camera.

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if I was going to back into something I would rather do it in a bus too.
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No issues with the transmission yet at 15,000 miles.


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