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Hello i just recently joined and i just bought my first Mustang. Its a 2002 3.8 V6 and already has dual exhaust. I dont know what kind but i would like to find out, is there any way for me to find out? Also i would like to know what are some quick HP gains that i can get. I am no mechanic and like i said this is my first stang and i love it.

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Hello i just recently joined and i just bought my first Mustang. Its a 2002 3.8 V6 and already has dual exhaust. I dont know what kind but i would like to find out, is there any way for me to find out? Also i would like to know what are some quick HP gains that i can get. I am no mechanic and like i said this is my first stang and i love it.
HArd to say, but sometimes, if you look at the tail pipe there's an engraving. Anything else would probably have burned off.

If you can get a shot of the mufflers, we could probably say.

The easiest methods are a K&N drop in filter at teh very least, or a K&N FIPK II, or Demolet Cold Air kit, and 42% underdrivers.

Go to the V6Tech section, and you'll find a bunch of stuff.

You should get a rear sway bar from a GT at the very least, and throw on a set of SubFrame connectors.


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quick and easy things would be CAI, UDP, and SCT Xcal 2.
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quick and easy things would be CAI, UDP, and SCT Xcal 2.

You're not gonna get much out of a tuner, unless you're gonna go more radical, and there are other options that don't require you to use 91+ octane. $400 for 12-15 is pretty expensive . ..

Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,his upper rooms by injustice,making his countrymen work for nothing...Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar?Did not your father have food and drink?He did what was right and just,so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy,and so all went well...But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. Jer 22:13, 15-17
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i got mine brand new $300 shipped 2nd day
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i got mine brand new $300 shipped 2nd day
$300 (which is a very good price) is STILL a lot, when you can get 1.8RRs for $50 cheaper.

you can pick up a cam, which is $40 cheaper, and still run 87 octane, you can pick up a spacer for $90, or make one yourself for 20 dollars worth of materials AND the above mods, and still run 87.

I wouldn't do the power programmers unless you're planning a power adder or a pretty radical cam.

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yeah but im getting ready to swap on a splitport setup with a cam all p&p with a bigger TB
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yeah but im getting ready to swap on a splitport setup with a cam all p&p with a bigger TB

oh, ok, you've got a pre99 then?

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yep and mik at rpm-mustangs.com is helping me out already getting the parts in
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yep and mik at rpm-mustangs.com is helping me out already getting the parts in
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