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Are the gt500's that good? I was thinking about going with the pype bombs since they seem much lighter but it seems everyone is on the gt500 bandwagon
They are a great compromise between the stock exhaust which many people think is much too quiet and something like the Borla Attack which some people think is too loud. I installed the GT500s and really like the muscle sound during acceleration but appreciate the relative quiet and lack of drone at highway speeds.

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They are a great compromise between the stock exhaust which many people think is much too quiet and something like the Borla Attack which some people think is too loud. I installed the GT500s and really like the muscle sound during acceleration but appreciate the relative quiet and lack of drone at highway speeds.

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This. I actually would go a step further and say that the GT500's are very mild. Louder than stock but definitely not smack between Borla ATAK's but between stock and S Types, closer to stock.

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This. I actually would go a step further and say that the GT500's are very mild. Louder than stock but definitely not smack between Borla ATAK's but between stock and S Types, closer to stock.
I've only had my GT500s for a short time and apparently they get louder over time, but I do find them to still be pretty mild in the higher revs.

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Hey Guys,

I'm Rachel from Alabama, I just recently picked up a 2011 Mustang Gt. Long story short, I've had a Mazda MX6 that was a hand me down from my brother. It broke down the other day so I got a chance to pick up the GT that i drove by every day at the dealership.

Here's how she looked like when I picked her up



After looking around for proper forums this is the one I found. I'm looking to get something done to it but not sure where i want to go. Weather its something for performance or cosmetics first. So if i can get some opinions from you guys that would be great.

I have done some research myself and found this article Performance Modifications: Where to Start?

I'm also considering to lower the car but not sure which springs are good. What do you guys think of Eibach springs? I saw these on ebay for a decent price, its these ones here. What do you guys think? Eibach Lowering Springs Sportline Front and Rear Red Ford Mustang Kit 803050230997 | eBay

Should I change the shocks too or just use the factory ones for the springs if i go with it?

get jlt oil seperator and gt500 axlebacks
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get jlt oil seperator and gt500 axlebacks
I've always wondered about the oil catch cans, and never had the patience to read the million word long threads on the subject.

someone want to give me a one liner whether they are necessary or not and why?

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I've always wondered about the oil catch cans, and never had the patience to read the million word long threads on the subject.

someone want to give me a one liner whether they are necessary or not and why?
here is why
Reduce Sludge. In your Mustang's engine, crankcase exhaust is re-circulated back through your PCV system and intake, taking with it large amounts of oil vapors. This JLT Oil Separator kit installs in your PCV line to filter out oil before it can get into your engine's intake - where it doesn't belong - and cause damage.
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Are the gt500's that good? I was thinking about going with the pype bombs since they seem much lighter but it seems everyone is on the gt500 bandwagon
For me they sound best. Nice muscle car sound. I listened to the Pype bombs on a Mustang and when he revved it was very "poppy." Kinda sounded like a ricer.

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Like others have said, it really depends on your budget and what you want. There are as many mods you can do to these cars as there are opinions...as you can see.

If I had to do it all over again I would do suspension first along with new wheels. Trust me, if and when you lower your car you'll see just how much thinner the OEM wheels are. They just don't look as good when the car is lowered IMO.

Naturally suspension and wheels can be fairly expensive so if you are on a budget then the less expensive mods might be more attractive right now:

- Axel Back (as you can see many people like the GT500 AB. I'm not a fan--unless resonators are removed--but that's subjective and purely opinionated).
- Window tint (a must IMO--especially in AL)
- Oil separater (First thing I did before drivning my car from the dealer)
- CAI and Tune (only if you think you need more power--I'd drive the car for a while and see if you can live with the way it is).
- Little "creature comforts" like floor mats, shift knob, shorty antenna, trunk liner, etc.

Most importantly, congrats and have fun!

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OP, I did intake, tune and 4.10 gears the first week I had mine! You could get all 3 for less than $1000. I saw u r in Alabama. What part? There is a guy in the Anniston area that will install a set of gears for $200! He has done 2 for me!

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An O/R X pipe with the GT500 axlebacks are awesome too! You can probably add those both to the list and be around $1500! This assumes you do the work or can get it done cheaply!

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YBP, in describing the stock wheels as "thinner," I presume you're talking about the width? If so, that's one reason I've not yet done any suspension mods on my car. I'd want to do wheels at the same time, and that means tires too, and all that adds up to a big bottom line.

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YBP, in describing the stock wheels as "thinner," I presume you're talking about the width? If so, that's one reason I've not yet done any suspension mods on my car. I'd want to do wheels at the same time, and that means tires too, and all that adds up to a big bottom line.
Yup. Width. The stock wheels seem to get sucked into the frame when the car's lowered. I agree that suspension (~$1000) and wheels/tires ($$$$-depending on what you want) are a huge expense. However, I knew I was going to spend the cash, before I received the car; based on my previous mustang and other cars I've modded.

So far--and I've dumped some cash into this ride--suspension is by far the best thing for me personally. That includes a tune. I know many drag strip guys want the power, but as an old guy who doesn't hit the strip any more, the suspension was more important for me. I knew just by looking at pictures of a 2011 5.0 I would drop it and get rid of the 4x4 wheel gap. While I was waiting for the car to show up I already had parts waiting in the garage. *Kids had to eat peanut butter for a few months, but hey, they got over it...

BTW, I'm very glad to see more women choosing a V8 nowadays. It's refreshing!

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Yup. Width. The stock wheels seem to get sucked into the frame when the car's lowered. I agree that suspension (~$1000) and wheels/tires ($$$$-depending on what you want) are a huge expense. However, I knew I was going to spend the cash, before I received the car; based on my previous mustang and other cars I've modded.

So far--and I've dumped some cash into this ride--suspension is by far the best thing for me personally. That includes a tune. I know many drag strip guys want the power, but as an old guy who doesn't hit the strip any more, the suspension was more important for me. I knew just by looking at pictures of a 2011 5.0 I would drop it and get rid of the 4x4 wheel gap. While I was waiting for the car to show up I already had parts waiting in the garage. *Kids had to eat peanut butter for a few months, but hey, they got over it...

BTW, I'm very glad to see more women choosing a V8 nowadays. It's refreshing!
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