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Old 03-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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suggestion for my pony.

hi guys im new here and i just recently had my 2014 5.0 now i just need some little advice about uprading like intake,suspension and muffler.thank you.


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Intake- boss 302 or cobra jet
Muffler- Roush axelbacks
Suspension- I'd call AM and get their opinion...


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oh thank you for suspension how low should i go you think any advice thanks.


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Well I don't have a new gt but I think you can safely go 1.5-2in as long as you don't go to a wider wheel/tire. I've heard some good things about SR lowering springs...


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Old 03-02-2015, 11:01 AM   #5
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thank you so much


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suggestion for my pony.

On the exhaust, if you intend to do a cat delete x or h pipe don't do Roush mufflers...
It will be incredibly raspy and very loud...


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for exhaust i was planning to get the roush axle back on american muscle what do you think?


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suggestion for my pony.

The Roush sound great as long as every thing else on the exhaust system is untouched. In other words as long as you keep the stock exhaust manifolds and mid pipe it will sound good. If you change any of them then you might look into some different mufflers. The coyote is really bad about being very raspy with upgraded exhaust systems. But just a muffler change only, it will be fine...


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just thats my plan just change the muffler for better sounds and i found this axle back with very good review.


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Yes I have Roush axelbacks on my 4.6, it has a very deep throaty sound. Roush sound great on stock systems but upgrade anything and they sound awful...


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yeah how about for intake?i kinda need more knowledge about cold air intake also im really new with this stuff.


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I believe bama offers a CAI and a tuner. If you get an intake get a tuner you won't feel any gains unless you have a tuner...
Being the car is N/A you won't have a high possible performance gain as a F/I car would...
N/A- normally aspirated
F/I- force induction (turbo, supercharger)
Just to let you know...


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yeah how about for intake?i kinda need more knowledge about cold air intake also im really new with this stuff.


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A cold air intake without an intake manifold upgrade is next to worthless on these cars. The stock CAI is great.
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oh great thanks for helping guys.


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probably im just gonna take my car to local shop for installation on intake.


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probably im just gonna take my car to local shop for installation on intake.


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CAI? Or Intake manifold?
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which one you think is better cai or manifold?


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which one you think is better cai or manifold?


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Manifold by far, I've already stated that a CAI is next to worthless on the 5.0 unless you swap the intake manifold, even then, it's still very good with the Boss IM. I'd recommend the Cobra Jet Manifold, but you'd need a new throttle body as well as a new CAI.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:11 PM   #20
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i would probably need to do the cold air intake first before intake manifold for my budget.


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Old 03-02-2015, 12:19 PM   #21
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Cai does nothing for performance. Save your money and put it towards other parts. Suspension, tune, mid pipe are all great places to start. All depends on what your future plans are for the car.
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I'm just completing my 2014 project

I bought a 2014 GT Premium Convertible in the spring of 2013 (just after model change over) and, like you, contemplated which modifications to start with. My wife and I like to take vacation road trips, usually picking a State and touring it for a couple of weeks. So my vision was to take the stock GT and upgrade each system to make it a GT "plus". The results are an exceptional touring car with 577 RWHP. Here is the list of stuff:
NGK eStep Colder Spark Plugs
Livernois Motorsports Dyno Tune
Edelbrock TVS 2300 Supercharger
E-Force Competition Cold Air Intake System
Roush Fuel charging harness assembly
Roush High-flow fuel rail with 47-lb injectors
Kenne Bell 40 Amp boost a pump system
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Laser Interceptor High Power Quad
Escort Radar Detector
Ford Racing 3.73:1 rear differential gears
Barton Industries short throw shifter
Borla Cat-Back Exhaust “Touring”
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Upgraded Springs, Route 66 55D Lowering Springs (for Brembo package)
Upgraded Struts/Shocks
GT-500 Rear Lower Control Arms
Electronic Stability Control® (ESC)
Sport Steering Control (EPAS)
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thanks for all the help guys.


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Suspension just depends on what you plan to do with the car. For just street and DD purposes of do lowering springs, panhard bar, and maybe LCA but anything else starts to really compromise ride comfort.

If you have the money then do coilovers instead of springs


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probably some just lowering springs but i wonder how low in front and back


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On my car, 1.5 inches put the fender almost perfectly with the tires. It looks just perfect. The rear however could use more of a drop. On mine it did 1.4 inches and there is a 2 finger gap now with my 18inch 285/40 tires. Click image for larger version

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hi guys im new here and i just recently had my 2014 5.0 now i just need some little advice about uprading like intake,suspension and muffler.thank you.
I run the Roush suspension kit in my daily driver, same kit found in the Roush stage 2 & 3 Mustangs.

Mustang Performance Suspension Kit 5.0L V8 (2011-2014)

It retains the stock strut mounts, upper & lower control arms and panhard bar for NVH. Of course, these stock parts can always be upgraded if desired. No alignment or ride quality issues due to the mild drop, just all around better handling.
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I wouldn't call AM for 'advice'. They're good people but depending on who you get on the phone you may not have an 'expert'. If you're looking for pro advice for free you should give Sam Strano a call. He's a recognized suspension expert and usually happy to chat with you for some ideas.


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What do you want out of the car? Daily driver, autox, track, 1/4 mile? Do you want loud, quiet, dual, quad? Do you want slammed? There are many things to consider? Your questions were very vague to give you an educated answer. You best bet on the exhaust though is to simply listen to YouTube vids or go to some meets if you can. Figure out what you like, nobody can tell you that honestly.
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Also when it comes to just throwing springs on the car, I hope you do some more research and don't do that. You should only do strut/spring combo with at least an adjustable Panhard bar, gt500 mounts. On top of that though you will want to adjust the geometry of the driveshaft with adjustable uca and also get lca relocation brackets. There is more to lowering than just a set of springs.
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if you don't plan on racing i wouldn't even bother touching the intake manifold and definitely don't bother with a CAI unless you are going for looks, then have at her. Keep in mind as well with most CAI's and definitely the boss intake manifold you will need to tune your car to run properly. For suspension you will need at the very least an adjustable panhard bar if you are lowering the car to realign the rear end.
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