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Cheap Starting Mods For 2003 Mustang GT?

I just bought a 2003 V8 Mustang GT and I put dual flowmaster pipes on it and now i want to make it faster. What do you suggest for cheap mods to give my stang some more speed?

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id suggest an off road mid pipe. x pipe gives better flow to the v shaped blocks and give more torque in the higher rpm's. if you do decide to get a mid pipe get mil eliminators. another nice mod would be gears. 3:73s if you want to put a blower/turbo on it eventually or 4:11s if your planning on staying NA. other than that a basic. cold air intake, full length subframe connects, and a custom tune.


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cold air intake
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and some gears will all make it faster for a relatively small price
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longtube headers and x pipe, CAI and tune, and some udp, and some gears like 3.73s or 4.10s would be good

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^^ whats been said above and upper plenum and TB too

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I would just do cold air and 3.73's

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go with gears first they are the best bang for the buck then all the bolt ons also some suspension would be good to put the power on the ground

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Gears and tune, 3.73's or 4.10's, whatever you prefer

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which is better 3.73's or 4.10's?
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Depends on what you want to do. You going to stay N/A? then 4.10's would be better to get the most out of your car. F/I, then I would go with 3.73's.

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what is n/a and f/i ?
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n/a means no supercharger,nos,turbo and f/i is forced induction which is adding what i just listed so if you plan to add a f/i go with 3.73 and if you stay n/a go with 4.10

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how much would a super or turbo charger cost?
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Depending on the kits itself, anywhere from 4k to 7k. That's not including install costs.

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I'd go with a CAI, 4.10 gears and a tune.


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