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How can I best spend $3500

Question: How can I best spend $3500 to make my 2013 V6 auto MCA more responsive, aggressive looking and sounding. This is a 95% daily driver, and I wonít be doing any of the work myself.
I'm not looking to be the badest dude in the hood, just donít want to be picked on.


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Question: How can I best spend $3500 to make my 2013 V6 auto MCA more responsive, aggressive looking and sounding. This is a 95% daily driver, and I wonít be doing any of the work myself.
I'm not looking to be the badest dude in the hood, just donít want to be picked on.
i would get a tuner, maybe some new rims, new exhaust

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With 3500: CAI and tuner, axel back exhaust (and maybe the boss side pipes but not sure if they fit V6), lowering springs and shocks, and a couple aesthetic mods to make it unique to you, such as new grille or rims, tinted lights, new hood, etc.

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3500? Trade the v6 in for a base model GT and use the 3500 towards the purchase of the 5.0!
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3.73 gears installed&tuned use a bama tuner*don't forget am has a 6% forum discount* then slap a set of sve drifts 19" or 18s on their in black or silver*silver would go well with your red candy paint* thats about $2500 right there. Or if you like classic five spoke design wheels? Get the new 19" saleens from am once lowered it will look killer.
Then i'd do an eibach pro kit suspension setup you can get them off ebaymotors that's shocks/struts/springs for under or around $500. They'll lower the car about 1.5" all around and maintain decent ride quality with the pro series shocks/struts, get a set of gt500 upper strut mounts you'll need em to run the eibachs, an adj phb*to recenter your lowered axle* and J&M lcas with all that installed you'll be right around where you want to be budget wise.
Then resell your stock wheels for $600-800*I got 700 for my stockers with about 100 miles on em* then use those funds to get the new cdc upper performance grille, roush matching lower grille when they come out sometime in July?
That will leave you enough to get it tinted or do a set of axle backs.
I would do pypes new bomb muffler delete if you like loud?
If not do the pypes mid muffler it sounds great on our cars especially with an intake.

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3500? Trade the v6 in for a base model GT and use the 3500 towards the purchase of the 5.0!
Hahah this. If you bought a new v6 and have almost 4k left over you bought the wrong car my friend.

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I had "the other car". This is Southern California, chances are fifty-fifty that no matter what your driving sometime during the day the guy in the next lane will shut you down.

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Since you mentioned looks: stripes, exhaust, rims, CAI I would stay away from tuners (wtty reasons) this will give you looks and sound maybe a slight hp increase hopefully without messing up your wtty. You may want to run these by your Ford dealer to see how friendly they are. If you want to spend more maybe a stereo but with the above you'll probablly be close to the magic number.

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Suspension, suspension, and suspension...then a decent catback with an X. With what's left over put that towards wheels, tires, a one-piece aluminum DS. Drive that for a while and see if you want a tune.

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Lower it ($800 for springs, struts, and camber plates)) and get wheels/tires ($1500 if you stay with 18's and don't get the exotic stuff). Then, get a GT front fascia, and a boss 302 grille and front splitter. At this point you're out of money, but your car will look that much better/more aggressive.

I haven't seen numbers that impressed me enough to get either a tune or a CAI in exchange for $700. You also don't have to send a lot of money to get a decent sounding exhaust (GT500 mufflers sound real nice and are cheaper (including installation) than the V6-specific axle-backs you can buy.

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