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Any Suggestions? 2007 V6, curious about DIY mods

I seen alot of interesting things on the forums but don't have time to really look at everything. I'm starting to do things on my own because shops are way to expensive. And I was curious about mods I can do both outside and under the hood. I plan on getting a K&N CAI, A Flowmaster, and investing in some Bama Tunes. My Mustang is all black with white trim on the bottom so I was thinking of painting rims flat black. I'm on a budget but am still interested in things I can do over time. I would appreciate to hear from you all that are much more experienced then my self. =)

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I painted my wheels flat black. It was really easy. I got the paint and matte finish clear coat from Duplicolor and went to town. It was pretty cheap to do, I think it was less than $50 to do all four wheels. It took 2 cans of black paint and 2 cans of matte clear coat. It took about 3 hours a wheel. Taping the machined metal parts off was the hardest part.

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I seen a few things about plasti dip. It's looked pretty nice even on my stock rims so I think I'm gonna give it a try.
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I painted my wheels flat black. It was really easy. I got the paint and matte finish clear coat from Duplicolor and went to town. It was pretty cheap to do, I think it was less than $50 to do all four wheels. It took 2 cans of black paint and 2 cans of matte clear coat. It took about 3 hours a wheel. Taping the machined metal parts off was the hardest part.



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That looks bad ass! Thanks for the ideas.
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You could also plasti dip your deck lid, tint your tail lights, tint your marker lights, or swap grilles. There is a lot of stuff you can do yourself to give your car character. If I had a black car I'd try plasti dipping the wheels white. Really give it some contrast.


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Yeah I never even heard of plasti dip till I looked at these forums! I'm thinking of putting some red racing strips down the middle. It's a lot cheaper then getting it done at a shop. How much plasti dip do you think it would take?
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I seen alot of interesting things on the forums but don't have time to really look at everything. I'm starting to do things on my own because shops are way to expensive. And I was curious about mods I can do both outside and under the hood. I plan on getting a K&N CAI, A Flowmaster, and investing in some Bama Tunes. My Mustang is all black with white trim on the bottom so I was thinking of painting rims flat black. I'm on a budget but am still interested in things I can do over time. I would appreciate to hear from you all that are much more experienced then my self. =)
Looks like you're off to a good starting list of bolt-on mods! If you're looking for more easy to install power modifications, a BBK 70mm Throttle body is a good option to increase throttle response and power throughout the RPM range. Plus it's extremely easy to install of you're already changing the air intake.

There's also lots of exterior mods you can go with. What exactly would you like to improve? I can give you suggestions depending on what your interested in!

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Looks like you're off to a good starting list of bolt-on mods! If you're looking for more easy to install power modifications, a BBK 70mm Throttle body is a good option to increase throttle response and power throughout the RPM range. Plus it's extremely easy to install of you're already changing the air intake.

There's also lots of exterior mods you can go with. What exactly would you like to improve? I can give you suggestions depending on what your interested in!

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I was thinking of a throttle body spacer for now rather then a new throttle body because of my budget. I'm still new to mods and what not and I'm learning as I go along, would you recommend this throttle body over some Bama tunes?
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I was thinking of a throttle body spacer for now rather then a new throttle body because of my budget. I'm still new to mods and what not and I'm learning as I go along, would you recommend this throttle body over some Bama tunes?
No. Save up some money. Put the money into a tuner and a cai combo that requires a tune, not the K&N (forget the spacer too)

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No. Save up some money. Put the money into a tuner and a cai combo that requires a tune, not the K&N (forget the spacer too)
Is there really that big of a difference between a CAI without a tune and one that requires one? Is it worth the extra $300?

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Some guys have said that they were just as fast with the stock air box and a tune. It's all in how you want to spend your money. At least get the tuner and you'll be surprised at how much more power you'll feel from your car.


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I was thinking of a throttle body spacer for now rather then a new throttle body because of my budget. I'm still new to mods and what not and I'm learning as I go along, would you recommend this throttle body over some Bama tunes?
No, I think you nailed it the first time. A CAI and Bama tuner would be the first two mods I recommend for more power. They're easily the best bang for the buck together. K&N makes a decent CAI, but I prefer Airaid, JLT, or Steeda personally. Those three manufacturers make the highest quality and most power CAI's on the market today. You can't go wrong with any of them!

If you plan to add a throttle body shortly down the road, than forget about the TB spacer. You'll see better results with the aftermarket throttle body.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help clarify!

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CAI + Tuner is a must and door lining might be a quick and easy mod
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