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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019 Thread Starter
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Upgrade path for new base Ecoboost

Hey guys. I've only put 1500 miles on my new Ecoboost and already starting to get the mod itch. Still kind of bummed that I totaled my other Ecoboost right before having an intercooler and Dyno tune done. I'm gonna wait till I hit at least 10k before any engine mods or tune though but trying to figure out where best to start this time? Don't have an unlimited budget but can probably manage 2-3k for mods each year. Problem is I have a clean slate and there are some parts on the market now that have me question what to start with.
Do I start with the easy bolt on like last time and do a CAI, cat-back and BoV?
Do I have the intercooler, Dyno and downpipe done first this time?
Do I opt for the differential housing with the 3.55's first? I noticed one could be had for under 1k now and test driving a perf pack Ecoboost there is a very noticeable difference with the 3.55 gears.
Do I opt for the larger turbo? I see they have a drop in kit for just over 2k now.

I plan to do everything on the list stretched out over 3-4 years I'm just really torn on where to start this time.

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Not sure myself, curious actually, but I had read an article online where a 2016 EB Mustang gained 22 rwhp on 91/93 vs. 87 octane and it stated that the stock IC was the system bottleneck. They claimed +125 rwhp / 99 ftlb with intake, some off the shelf tune for a stock car, and a new IC that dropped the intake charge temps from something like 153 deg F to 70. Unsure if this is still true with the 18-19 or for Performance Pack cars.

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I'll let you know. Picking up the 3.73 gears this week from the dealership and having a local mustang shop install. Been talking to cp-e and I'm gonna take my vehicle to them after the first of the year for everything (CAI, Intercooler, piping, BoV, downpipe and cat back plus tune). Only way this might change is if I see a really good sale on the CAI or exhaust this weekend or on black Friday and those I would just install myself. So that's the plan as of now. A little bit more then I wanted to spend at this time but heck if I'm driving 6 hours to South Carolina for these guys to tune then I'm gonna knock it all out at once.
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