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Introduction-Black 1996 Mustang GT

Hey all,

Just wanted to say hello and introduce my 96 GT. It was bought for $3900 with 75,000 original miles on it. The previous owner passed away about a year ago and it sat for 9 months while his widow was getting his estate in order. I picked it up about 2 months ago and since then have changed the oil, cleaned and waxed it, rotated the tires, and am about to get the bumpers repainted (a bit of clear coat coming off).

The car is black ( and has a couple tiny hail dents, but no other body damage. Clutch is tight and the car puts good power to the wheels. Second gear synchronizer is a bit funky sometimes, but doesn't give me too much trouble. If the trans was a T-5 I would just overhaul the whole thing, but there is less literature on the T-45 than I would like.

I drive the vehicle daily to college and to work and it has not failed me yet. So far it has been a fast, good-looking, reliable ride, and all my friends love it. I would like to put an aftermarket exhaust on it soon but am concerned about emissions testing, as I live in NC and 96 is the first year to need emissions. No cats=fail. Enjoy the pics!

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Welcome! Thank you for your service!

Car looks nice and clean. Low miles. Good pick up!

Any major plans for it?

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Nice ride.

A catback exhaust won't affect emissions. Leave the midpipe alone and you'll be fine there. Or, get a catted midpipe - they are generally advertised as "49 state" legal (CA of course being the one to take exception).

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Welcome to the site! Nice looking ride.

Engine mods - all stock, trust me, wanna run??!!!
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Thanks for the welcome all! @JonR2006 It is my pleasure, thanks for your support!

As far as plans, like I said-

Exhaust-I'll probably break down and buy 400-500 dollar catback instead of doing cheap illegal things like catless h pipes...what would be the best brand for a deep rumbling American muscle sound?

Body-Paint for those bumpers with the clear coat issues (actually removed the rear bumper yesterday, bringing it to the shop tomorrow). Regular waxes and washes at home.

Trans-Next time the clutch is changed I may just remove the trans completely and take it to a shop to be overhauled professionally for the 2nd gear synchronizer issue, depending on how much discretionary income is available at the time

Engine-I keep hearing about these PI head swaps, plan on looking into that.

Other-I'd like to get a small Bazooka tube/aftermarket rear deck speakers, but am in no rush. I have an Infinity amp and 2 12'' subs in a box but they are way too big to fit in my trunk, go figure. Anyone want these? $150 and you pick up? haha

Overall, not looking to get any crazy power gains. If the car were a foxbody I would go all out, but since it is the SN95 body style I am going to be conservative and keep it nice and clean.
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I would like to thank you for your service as well.i like the black
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