Any ideas that are cheap but got good bang for my buck for my 03 stang. Right now its stock except for a few cosmetic changes but i wanna add some power to it. thanks :bigthumbsup
Here we go:
Gears: 3.73 for manual, 4.10 for auto. These will make you lose some top end but, you will accelerate faster and be able to get into the power band faster. (Gears and T-Lok run around $400 plus install)
Exhaust: true duals (nothing with a Y-pipe), Flowmasters sound good as well as Cherrybomb Extremes, and Borlas. Stick with divorced pipes or an H-pipe. A local shop can usually do this for $350-500
T-Lok: Also know as a limited slip differential. This allows power to be applied to both wheels under hard acceleration. (A must with gears.)
Intake: A cold air intake is quick and easy. It will add a few horsepower and make your exhaust deeper. The $60-80 ones on eBay or AmericanMuscle.com are as good as the expensive ones (like BBK).
Tuner: This is a hand held device that can reprogram your car's computer. It allows for more power to be gained with new mods and to retune your car for 91 or 93 octane for even more power. They also can read check engine lights, adjust your car's speedo for new gears and tires, and much more. AmericanMuscle.com has the SCT hand held tuner for $380 and that includes custom tunes emailed to you for life.
All of these together will get you around 15-20 more horsepower to the rear wheels and give you quite a boost in "the seat of the pants" dyno.
I have everything above and it is a whole new car compared to stock. Having said all that gears and a T-Lok are your biggest bang for the buck.
Edit: Where are my manners, welcome to the forum!
tuner is easiest.. plug it in and press a few buttons.. then is the CAI all u need is a screwdriver and a socket... then theres a t-lock that you can probably do yourself.. then exhaust which probably should be done by a shop and then gears which are most difficult on the list.. gears could/should be done at the same time as a t-lock but not without it.