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2013 first mods?

So, a week into my new ride and am looking for suggestions on my first modifications. Not a great mechanic so need something simple but will make an visible or performance impact.
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Best mod first is tune. Bama is good and service is great. Very safe and noticible power. Then go with springs and pan hard bar. If you don't wanna lower her yet, get some lower control arms, non adjustable if this is your first stang. Remember that most people have big ambitions until they realize that your best friend is a good mustang mechanic if you wanna go big. Start small, slow and be meticulous through research. Mods can be good and bad as the current stang is vastly different than many other performance cars on the market. Most importantly don't get the mod bug and just start buying stuff. There is a sweet science with these cars. Use the forums religiously.


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tune is good- but maybe wait if u still have some warranty- if looking for something to do yourself and "wet your feet' sort of speak- do the axle back providing u still have the stockers on- not too difficult and u get some wrench time and see some of the stuff underneath plus u get mean sound- another is replace the shifter to mgw or barton again u get some wrench time that is not too difficult and added performance- heck if u want to ease into it replace the cheap bushing only then the shifter at a later date- but its cheaper when bought together.

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If your new to modding, start off very simple. You can turn the car into something you hate very easily. I would avoid suspension mods unless you ride in a Mustang that is modded and experience it yourself to ground yourself on what it can do. In the least you should go with complete kits from a single vendor with a popular setup on which you can find tons of info. Beware of just getting a few bits and pieces here and there unless you are not concerned about performance and only care to drop the car for looks. All the pieces work together as a systems so just changing one or two pieces without picking the right ones will cause the rest to perform at less than optimum levels.

The easiest performance mods will be CAI, tune, exhaust and a shifter. Some simple style mods will be wheels, tint, stripes and body add ons like window lovers and side scoops if that is your taste. Check the vendors listed on the sight and just browse around to see what is available on the market. Once you see something that sparks your interest, do some searching around on here and you are sure to find numerous threads giving opinions and insight.

Enjoy your ride. First and foremost, make sure you know what you want out of your ride. Don't throw on a bunch of race spec parts if all you really want is a good looking cruiser. You're sure to spend way more money than you need to and won't enjoy it as much that way.

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^^ what he said

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The gist

Basically take your time. Building the ultimate stang is about personal preference. But all will agree don't just through money at your car. Like others have said you may hate some of the drawbacks of certain mods. Got a buddy who hates his mustang after lowering it. I luv mine. Depends on the fella.

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Buy a passenger jlt oil catch can . From day one at 600 miles I had collected some oil. These cars are known to collect oil the first hundred or 1000 miles. This is a must have mod it was my first getting home from the dealer 5 miles away.

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Buy a passenger jlt oil catch can . From day one at 600 miles I had collected some oil. These cars are known to collect oil the first hundred or 1000 miles. This is a must have mod it was my first getting home from the dealer 5 miles away.
What the heck is an Oil catch can and what does it do? Where do I get one from?

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Here is a link check it out. This is a must. ..JLT Black Mustang Oil Separator - Passenger side JLTOSP-FMV611-B (11-14 V6) - Free Shipping JLTOSP-FMV611-B

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Agree, this is what I got and it's a must. Passenger side only. Has already caught several tablespoons of oil.

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So, a week into my new ride and am looking for suggestions on my first modifications. Not a great mechanic so need something simple but will make an visible or performance impact.
Thoughts and suggestions?
Interesting! I just bought my 2011 5.0/Manual Trans four weeks ago. I started off with UPR suspension and now the car handles amazingly well. It was a pretty radical transformation... three days after I bought the car.

Next, I added a UPR/SCT Tuner and an off-road x-pipe. I've been racing these Mustangs for over 20 years, and I was BLOWN AWAY by how much faster the car is with the UPR 93 Octane tune!

This is the tuner I used, but we also sell the SCT SF3 for $379
SCT iTSX Wireless Tuner for iPad iPhone 11-13 Mustang 5.0

This is the x-pipe I used to free up some power:
11-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Stainless Steel Off Road X Pipe


I noticed you're in Boynton Beach. UPR is in Lake Worth. Let me know if you'd like to go for a spin in my car sometime to gauge whether or not you'd enjoy the mods I've installed.


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These are all great suggestions. Let me Think about them; Santa may need to get some Mustang mods aded to his list for me....

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Unless you like the sound of you exhaust, my first mod were the mufflers. I suggest GT500 muffs. Not only will it sound better, the larger tips look much better.

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These are all great suggestions. Let me Think about them; Santa may need to get some Mustang mods aded to his list for me....
I hope Santa brings me Mustang parts too. I've been good!


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If I had it to do all over again the MGW shifter would be the first thing I put in the car.


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