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This is just basically saying what everyone els said, but I would just like to emphasize the great improvement of just a Tuner/CAI/Dual Exhaust.
On Americanmuscle.com they have a project video of a 2005 v6 that they added those 3 mods to and gained about 40HP. Obviously you have a 2010, not a 05, but I would think the gain would be fairly similar.

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I bought a 2010 V6 Mustang and i love it. But i want to but a little money into increasing its "get up and go" if you know what i mean. I have about $1000 to but into it and i wanted to have a duel exhaust system put in it. Is it worth it, or would you have something else added ? thanks in advance
Assuming this $1000 is all you're going to put into your car, I'd go like this:

Muffler - $50
CAI + Tune - $555
T-Lok + install - Remaining $400
 
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Assuming this $1000 is all you're going to put into your car, I'd go like this:

Muffler - $50
CAI + Tune - $555
T-Lok + install - Remaining $400
Agree, If you did the CAI/Tune along with a T-lok and gears install... You car is going to feel like a GT.

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Go: BBK Shorty Headers, Dual Exhaust, 4.10 Gears w/ LSD, 93 Octane SCT Tuned, Bosch Plat 4 Spark Plugs, J&M Camber plates, 06 GT Shocks/Struts, BBK CAI, Eibach lowering springs
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Agree, If you did the CAI/Tune along with a T-lok and gears install... You car is going to feel like a GT.
Gears will put him beyond his $1000 budget, which is why I left it off. If he can get up to $1300-$1400 for this project, though, then gears are the next thing I'd add.

OP: If you can swing that, then have your gears and t-lok installed at the same time. You should save some money that way.
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CAI, Tune, exhaust, and gears will get you about as quick, if not a little faster, than a stock new edge GT.

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ok excuse the noob who is a bit confused, what do you mean by changing the gears ? Also most of you are saying to do a CAI with a tuner but most of the cai im seeing online say they dont require a tuning so i dont know if there just saying that or if its more effective with a tuning. thanks :?:
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Ok for one, gears wouldnt put you "well over" past a 1k budget.Maybe $100 depending on how much the mech charges for install.

Also, the rear end gears will Dramatically increases acceleration and traction. For an auto, I would recommend 4.10 gears. The T-Lok will allow better traction with a 2 tire spin, rather than the 1 you have now.

Motive 4.10 gears = 169.99
T-Lok = 219.99
Install $200-300
Total = 589.98-689.98

CAI w/Tune = 554.99

Complete total = 1144.97ish

2010 V6 Mustang Auto pony package
Go: BBK Shorty Headers, Dual Exhaust, 4.10 Gears w/ LSD, 93 Octane SCT Tuned, Bosch Plat 4 Spark Plugs, J&M Camber plates, 06 GT Shocks/Struts, BBK CAI, Eibach lowering springs
Show: Steeda Strut tower brace, 4.0 Billet fuel door, Blackout rear end

Future mods: SD Coil pack/wires, Drag Radials.

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Yea, what the person above me said about gears. And to answer you question about a CAI, no it doesn't require a tune, but you will get a lot more out of it with a tuner. And a tuner just helps normally, so putting the two together is a great investment!
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ok excuse the noob who is a bit confused, what do you mean by changing the gears ? Also most of you are saying to do a CAI with a tuner but most of the cai im seeing online say they dont require a tuning so i dont know if there just saying that or if its more effective with a tuning. thanks :?:
Changing gears - replacing rear end gears to a higher/quicker ratio, ie: 3:31 or 3:55 to 3:73 or 4:10, etc. Will not increase HP, but makes your car quicker off the line and thru the power range.

A CAI that doesn't require a tune/tuner, is "not" much larger then stock and your stock on board computer (pcm) can adjust to the minor air flow increase..."little" hp increase. For larger HP gains, you need a CAI that's much "larger then stock" requiring a tuner/tune to adjust for the greater air flow.
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