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Cheap mods for a 1995 Mustang GT

This is my first mustang i currently drive a 95 saturn my grandma handed down to me and I just bought a 95 gt that needed a little bit of work im 17 and only have a part time job so im looking for mods that are not to expensive thanks.

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Is anything done to the car as of now, or is it bone stock? What kind of work does it need?

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yeah everything is stock im getting a new exhaust put on it because the one i have leaks and it was just body damage to the front i got new fenders and bumper covers from the junk yard and im going to get it painted soon. Any advice on what kind of exhaust to put on it?
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An exhaust is a good (and very common) place to start. Are you planning on doing just a "cat-back" exhaust, or the mid-pipe as well?
There are many good cat-back systems. To name a few: Flowmaster, Dynomax, SLP, Ford Racing, ect. I don't personally use one, but I think Mac makes really good looking and sounding exhausts.

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This is my first mustang i currently drive a 95 saturn my grandma handed down to me and I just bought a 95 gt that needed a little bit of work im 17 and only have a part time job so im looking for mods that are not to expensive thanks.
Fix anything that's broken and if it's a part that can be upgraded, take advantage of it. Since your exhaust is leaking, you can start by upgrading that first. MAC do indeed make some very good products so you could get the catbacks now and do LT headers/shorty midpipe later on to complete the system.
Here are some other low cost mods you can do:

Free Modifications
Weight Reduction
Parasitic Horsepower Losses (excluding the last item)


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ok thanks guys whats the difference between h pipe and x pipe? and which do you prefer?
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ok thanks guys whats the difference between h pipe and x pipe? and which do you prefer?
The main difference is the way they sound and they way they look. There are minute horsepower differences, the H-pipe tends to make better low end power, the X-pipe tends to make better high RPM power. But the differences are 3-5 HP small.
Hs give more of a classic rot rod sound, Xs tend to be more raspy. Youtube videos of 5.0 Mustangs with both and decide which one you like best. I have an H on my car, but I really don't have much of a preference.

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I have a o/r x on my car with thrush mufflers they r a cheap flowmaster but i am changing them to the magnapack from magnaflow. But that chose it up to u everyone has a diff opinion on this subject check out youtube.com 95 mustang gt exhaust to get an idea good luck with the stang and drive safe.

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One thing I would keep in mind...

Would you rather spend a little more now or save some money now and have to re-purchase something again later...?

Reason I ask is because, based on my experience, you are better off getting a stainless exhaust than an aluminized one.

I am not 100% sure, but I do not believe MAC or Flowmaster make stainless cat-backs for our cars...

And that is why they are a bit cheaper...

I don't know how prone exhaust is to rusting out in Florida...but, you have a leaking exhaust already, so it is obviously not impossible...and, given the ocean, I suspect you can get some effects from salt...don't know if it is enough to make a difference, but it is something to think about...

I have been 17...and I know that $200 difference between two versions of the same part seems ridiculous...but, one thing I have learned, time and again...

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

Is it better to spend $200 more right now, or have to buy a new exhaust again in 3 years...and spend $400 more then...?

As far as what kind of muffler and mid-pipe...

I prefer an H-pipe with chambered mufflers...

(Flowmaster, http://www.americanmuscle.com/flowma...ck-9497gt.html for example,

or a chambered Magnaflow http://www.americanmuscle.com/maca94gt.html)

And an X-pipe with straight-through mufflers

(Magnaflow Magnapack, http://www.americanmuscle.com/magnaf...-gt-cobra.html for example)...

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I am not 100% sure, but I do not believe MAC or Flowmaster make stainless cat-backs for our cars...
MAC does make stainless cat backs for our cars. However, not all of the MAC cat backs are completely stainless. Oh, here's the link:
Mac Performance - performance accessories for cars, trucks, and motorcycles
As you can see, the all stainless systems are quite a bit more expensive, but alleymad makes a good point. I know here in MI stainless components are well worth it.

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Well, putting an exhaust will give you 50+ HP and a cold air intake is good for like 25-30hp.
Thats what all my friends with civics, eclipse's etc tell me and they're a pretty knowledgeable bunch of people so it MUST be true.

Haha sorry...
ANYWAY, I got my off road H-Pipe from Summit racing for less than $200. It is summit racing brand although my research on it shows it's just a rebranded BBK. The mufflers I have/had are Flowmaster supper 44 and they are stainless steel. But I don't recommend those as I think they're wayy to quiet. You can get Cherry bomb mufflers for like 50 bucks and they're quite loud.

Cold Air intake off ebay I think was $65 and it fit/works just fine.
Also you can get under drive pulleys for cheap off ebay or summit racing. like around 100-135.
Those are probably going to be the cheapest mods. But definitely check out the provided links above for free mods.

Also might look into doing a tune up if the history of the car is unknown. Having worn spark plugs, fuel filter, oil filter etc will hinder all performance no matter what you do. Switch to synthetic fluids if you do this.

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Also check out the classifieds on this forum as well as the Coral forum. Make take a while to find just want you want but eventually it's there.

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