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Novice here looking for some guidance from those of you who have done it all and are willing to share their suggestions on mods that I should prioritize. I bought my first Mustang a little over one year ago and it has 35K miles on it today. My new 20 in Motegi Racing wheels go on tomorrow with a staggered setup. Everything else on the car is stock. I have spent quite a bit of time reading through threads on here before joining and it seems that suggestions for best bang for you buck mods are kind of all over the place. Whatever I do first will be accompanied with a tune so anyone nice enough to provide me with suggestions should assume I will do that. Looking forward to your feedback!

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Cold air intake with a tune is very popular. So are axle-back exhausts, if you aren't satisfied with your current exhaust sound. If you are, leave it alone.
I went with the cat-back ford racing exhaust with a tune, on my previous Mustang. I was very pleased with that set up. I also added a strut tower brace, push button trunk release, push button start and hood struts.

On my current GT, I removed the cold air intake, and aftermarket axle-back exhaust and returned them to OEM. The exhaust were to loud, and I didn't need the extra horses from the CAI and tune. The 2006 GT is powerful enough for a daily driver.



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Cold air intake with a tune is very popular. So are axle-back exhausts, if you aren't satisfied with your current exhaust sound. If you are, leave it alone.
I went with the cat-back ford racing exhaust with a tune, on my previous Mustang. I was very pleased with that set up. I also added a strut tower brace, push button trunk release, push button start and hood struts.

On my current GT, I removed the cold air intake, and aftermarket axle-back exhaust and returned them to OEM. The exhaust were to loud, and I didn't need the extra horses from the CAI and tune. The 2006 GT is powerful enough for a daily driver.
Thanks! CAI seems to be the front runner for mod suggestions. What brands would you recommend?
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My experience was with Ford Racing brand. Other popular brands include BBK, Air Raid and Roush.


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I suggest a set of rear control arms,the factory ones are not so great.


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I suggest a set of rear control arms,the factory ones are not so great.
What should my expectations be as it relates to performance improvement for this suggestion?
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What should my expectations be as it relates to performance improvement for this suggestion?
Good question.With increased horsepower,the suspension needs upgrades also to handle the power and make the car handle better.A good set will help plant the rear and reduce side play.


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What should my expectations be as it relates to performance improvement for this suggestion?
Good question.With increased horsepower,the suspension needs upgrades also to handle the power and make the car handle better.A good set will help plant the rear and reduce side play.
So only of value with a significant hp upgrade. I am zeroing on a SC kit, but could use some help in picking the right kit. I think I will be happy with boosting to 400 hp+ and will call Brenspeed for some guidance.
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I have spent quite a bit of time reading through threads on here before joining and it seems that suggestions for best bang for you buck mods are kind of all over the place. Whatever I do first will be accompanied with a tune so anyone nice enough to provide me with suggestions should assume I will do that. Looking forward to your feedback!
You'll find all you need to know right here:

http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/Must...7_Bolt_Ons.htm
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[/QUOTE] You'll find all you need to know right here:

http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/Must...7_Bolt_Ons.htm[/QUOTE] Thank you
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This seems more like "talk" than "tech" to me but I guess that debate will never be settled, LOL . . .


here is my reply from the other post in the "talk" forum:


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I think this is the right place . . .

Suggestions are all over the place because there are thousands of possible mods to these cars; so if you make an open-ended request you'll get all kinds of responses (or none, LOL). You'll probably end up overwhelmed by the options for the same reason.

It helps to have a theme, goal, or purpose in mind. For example, are you looking for appearance or performance? If appearance, do you prefer modern or retro? If performance, drag strip or road track? If you can give some guidance on theme or purpose it will help the members make good suggestions and it will also help you make sense of it all.

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If you have the coins to go supercharged, then have at it. I would suggest if that is your plan to install rear lower control arms (Whiteline, Steeda, J&M, Ford Racing, BMR good choices) and new axleback mufflers (catback systems are not necessary). For Axlebacks keep in mind the car will be louder under load with a supercharger. Good choices will be stainless steel and are: Pypes, Bassani, Borla, Ford Racing, Akropovic.

If not going supercharged, same suggestions but would add CAI and tune (JLT or Steeda), underdrive pulleys (Steeda), and charge motion delete plates/plugs (Steeda for plugs, any for plates). I would also suggest 3.73 gears. As far as tuners, dyno near you is nice but canned tunes best choices: Brenspeed, Lund, VMP, Steeda. Tudyno (Lito tunes) is good for datalogging, but more a choice once all mods on.

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Thanks guys. New to the forums and still trying to figure out where to post so excuse me if this thread was better placed in a different section. I think I have decided to go the route of an SC kit. This car is a daily driver, but I want more than 300 hp. I think I would be completely happy with 400 plus. I don't intend on taking it to a track although that may change as time goes on. What would be some good kits to consider? I was looking at Roush, but one member suggested that other kits may be more reliable and better performers.
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Squid on here is the boost expert and I will post a link to one of his write-ups. That being said, once again long term goals are important. Most horsepower means nothing, IATs, drivability, whole powerband are just as important. I disagree a little with some of what his write-up says as far as it relates to a street car occasionally taken to the track. For me it is important to keep my strut tower brace (having driven without it, I feel a huge difference) so a unit that requires removal of that is an issue for me. Jbert on here decided against on as he tracks his car and the added weight up front has a slight negative effect when you are hitting corners really fast... So for me, I really like the Edelbrock eForce unit. So read and learn and make an informed decision and make it your own!

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