Hi, I bought my first car about 10 Months ago and that is the current car I have now which is a 2010 v6 Mustang
(Automatic). I bought it with slightly higher mileage at 89k miles and I have been working on it ever sense even though it was in great condition.
I have been trying to make it faster and better looking for a while. So far I've installed an American Thunder Axle Back Exhaust, BBK Cold Air intake, Roush Shocks and Struts with GT500 Strut mounts, and replacing other random worn out parts and adding a bunch of external cosmetic stuff, Wheels, louvers,Leds,Tint, repainting/repairing stuff, etc.
After all this I feel like there still is still not enough pep in the acceleration and I am trying to figure out ways to increase it. I know tuning would make a noticeable change but not much gains more than 15HP and I know higher ratio gearing will increase acceleration but mess with top speed and rpms and speedometer.
1: Should I get a tuner first before gearing so I can let the computer adjust to the new parts or am I ok with what I have?
2: I want a good increase in acceleration as I don't drive on the highway too often but I usually go around at 65MPH arround where I live on average so would 4.10 Gearing be healthy to drive on or should I just run 3.73.
3: Is there anything else I should consider in upgrades? I am really trying to make this car something special even though It won't retain its value especially with these mods as its a car I would like to drive for a while and take good care of it.