Ever Regretted modding a car?
Kind of a spin off on ever regretted buying a car. Don't give me too much flack for this thread either. Young and dumb.
When I was 17, I purchased a used 1989 mustang that previously was wrecked and was rebuilt to look like a 1993 special edition mustang.
Needless to say I didn't know jack about cars or modding. I immediately wanted more power and had 3.73 gears put in, a performance chip with stock tunes came next, and off-road exhaust. Of course not knowing anything about cars and not knowing what questions to ask I ran into issues as nothing was calibrated correctly. My fault oh hell yeah it was.
Car ran really rough, yep O2 sensor toasted. Speedo was off, and I killed my overdrive band in the transmission. I don't know how that engine survived.
I absolutely loved that car and regret that I didn't know how to modify it correctly.
So in 2010, I noticed they redesigned the Stang. I had to have it. I would of gone after the GT, but I worked 35 miles away at the time. I got the V6 in 2010. Now in late 2013 I still have my sterling grey baby. Every mod I put on I asked a ton of questions and I did it right this time. I've had very minimal issues with this car. I have 58000 miles on it and the original v6 brakes are still in good condition according to Ford when I had a checkup recently. I have had my car lowered and all 4 tires are wearing evenly and my launch is dead center straight ahead.
Lessons learned from the mistakes I made as a kid, but couldn't be happier with my ride. Now I just have to convince the wife once the 11's paid off to allow me to add a 16' GT to the stable. No trade in's I love my V6.
Cobb Access Port
MAPerformance Tune, CAI, and Intercooler
NGK 6510 Sparkplugs
Everything else is for show.