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Old 06-12-2015, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum here and hoping I could get some advice. I bought my 14 mustang gt automatic a little over a year ago and I have recently decided I wanted to get the best performance out of the car thst I could. So far all I have for the car is stainless works headers and catless x pipe, though I haven't installed them as of yet. Anyway I recently got a bonus from work and paired with the money I have set aside I have about 5k I could spend on parts for the car. So I was hoping to get some advice on what parts to get/avoid and see what everyone's opinion on staying N/A vs going boosted.
Thank you all in advance for any advice.
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Well first, you will need a tune for the headers and X pipe.
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Well first, you will need a tune for the headers and X pipe.
Yeah, I was just planning on waiting until I had everything so I could just get it all put on and tuned at the same time.
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You want better performance?

Take the car in to the dealership, give them $5k & your car and get a 2015 GT automatic.

Ok, so it won't be straight line faster, but it will handle better, comes with much better stock brakes, has great interior, back up camera, etc... standard.

And it will look faster!
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum here and hoping I could get some advice. I bought my 14 mustang gt automatic a little over a year ago and I have recently decided I wanted to get the best performance out of the car thst I could. So far all I have for the car is stainless works headers and catless x pipe, though I haven't installed them as of yet. Anyway I recently got a bonus from work and paired with the money I have set aside I have about 5k I could spend on parts for the car. So I was hoping to get some advice on what parts to get/avoid and see what everyone's opinion on staying N/A vs going boosted.
Thank you all in advance for any advice.

A nice set of tires would be a good investment. As well as some rear control arms.
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum here and hoping I could get some advice. I bought my 14 mustang gt automatic a little over a year ago and I have recently decided I wanted to get the best performance out of the car thst I could. So far all I have for the car is stainless works headers and catless x pipe, though I haven't installed them as of yet. Anyway I recently got a bonus from work and paired with the money I have set aside I have about 5k I could spend on parts for the car. So I was hoping to get some advice on what parts to get/avoid and see what everyone's opinion on staying N/A vs going boosted.
Thank you all in advance for any advice.
I'm actually amazed at the amount of "what do you think I should do to my car?" threads on here...

Decide what YOU want. You're going to easily spend more than 5k to properly run a boosted setup. You should also clarify what you mean by performance. Since you have the money I would recommend getting a good coilover set for your car. As well as a adjustable panhard bar or watts link and an UCA. Get the suspension setup proper and a good set of tires and you'll get the most out of the car imo. You would also want to get a tune, I would find a shop and get a good dyno tune and you'll probably not add anything more to the car except for aesthetic reasons.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:00 PM   #7
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A great boost in performance would be this package: Steeda 2011-14 Boss Mustang Power Pack Manual Transmission 555-3939 | Free Shipping!



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With the power ... you will need to start looking at your suspension to keep the car planted. Springs, Mounts, Shocks, etc. will provide you with a great handling car ... something similar to this:



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It sounds to me that you are mostly interested in power gains/ acceleration gains. For an automatic car look at one of the TVS 2300 blower set up from Roush, VMP, Magnuson, Edelbrock. One of these blowers, a really good tune, and a pair of drag radials and you have a really fun 550+rwhhp car with great throttle response and should be completely reliable.

You cant do this for $5k grand new, but if your mechanically inclined shop around and look at used kits. I bought a used Magnuson kit, installed it myself and am all in for under $4k. Im totally happy with the car (around 600 rwhp) and consider it done from from a power standpoint, it's a really fun car to drive if your just normally driving from stop light to stop light or going wot. I have had a bunch of late model muscle cars and thought the mustang was really lame in stock form, they are decently fast stock, but they "feel" slow. The blower/tune completely changed that at all throttle inputs. You could also sell the headers, any of the blowers are only a pulley swap and tune away from maxing out the stock motor capability and the headers arent really needed.
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5k isn't enough for a blower. Like others have said, spend it on a good tune for the headers and off road x you already have along with a good suspension set up. I spent about 2k on suspension and frame stiffening and it's a completely different car. Maybe it doesn't have an extra 200 hp from a blower, but I would bet I would smoke a guy with only a blower on a mountain road. Power is planted down like it should and cornering is amazing.


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