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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013 Thread Starter
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2005 Mustang V6 -purchase questions

I'm interested in a 2005 Mustang V6 with low miles. The only concerns I may have is that it has a Ford Racing cold air intake and Flowmaster exhaust. Should I be concerned with these modifications? should I go back to stock on 1 or both of these? Any help would be appreciated as I have no experience in modifications. Thanks.

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Mechanically there is nothing wrong with either, given that both have been installed correctly.

Seems to be a matter of your preference. If you like the sound of the exhaust then consider it a plus, if it is annoying then you will soon be paying to either put the stock muffler or something quieter back on, I'm sure any decent shop can do it for less than 100$ if it is just a muffler.

It is a big consideration in determining the way this car was treated prior to you. Many people get those simple bolt on's and drive it like they stole it, and usually the newer the car the more aggressive they are driven since low mileage vehicles can take severe punishment. I would be worried only if you plan on owning this car for the long haul, but if it is only a toy, or you plan to trade it within the next few years then it may not concern you.

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If you do purchase this Mustang, make sure you are also getting the tuner along with it. That CAI requires a tune to work effectively and not throw error codes. The exhaust will be your own personal preference if you like that tone.

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my car has been a dd for many years, been to the dragstrip many times, and driven spiritedly most of its life. if your gonna drive it like mine has been, you`ll do alot of maint like i have. thats the way it is regardless of what kind of car it is. not saying i dont take the greatest care of my car that i can. its a great car, been alot of fun and i still love it. if you like the car go for it.

i myself wouldnt like the noise and ive run gt takeoff mufflers since i got my car in 07. after all these years i still wouldnt change them for anything else, but thats just me.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013
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Sounds just about perfect to me. Those would be the first couple of mods anyway.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014
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I would agree and maybe check if they tuned the car, which would greatly improve its performance
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