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I recently purchased my dream car. I have been looking for years and this one stood out to me and said take me home. It's a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible with only 58,000 miles. It has a decent Flowmaster set up on it and a CAI that I can't find name of. My buddy/Mechanic says I need to do underdrive pulleys first. I do indeed trust him; just like 2nd and 3rd opinions. If I do that; is there something else to do while in that spot working? Also what about a plenum, thorttle body, performance coils, and new plugs? If I do a throttle body, is it going to fit the current CAI installed? I want to treat this car right and do things in the correct order; please help me learn.
 

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I'm not a fan of under drive pullies but some people have had some success with them. I would definitely do a throttle body but it's useless without a plenum. So get the plenum. There are plenty out there Accufab, C&L, ect.
Your not going to need coils unless they are shot.
Your best bet is a gear/tuner combo. That will change your car and make it faster. Your mechanic buddy should be able to do gears.
An underrated mod is a short throw shifter. It is a fun mod!!!!
And don't forget suspension subframes, springs, control arms, will help put the power to the ground and your car will be more predictable.
I'm sure others will chime in with there opinions and help. Welcome to the Mustang world it's awesome I've had a Mustangs since I was 19 (lucky to be alive) and I love them and you will too馃憤


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Okay. What about new throttle body fitting current CAI that's on there? When it comes to gears; I don't want to take away from it being a daily or long distance driver. I did read about the short throw shifter; it looks good, kinda looks like something I can do. What brands are good? Steeda keeps coming up everywhere?
 

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The only UDPs I recommend are the Steeda and I say get them...they help and our engines N/A need all the help they can get.

Your CAI should mate fine to a bigger throttle body. My stock intake is able to mate to my 75mm...

How much money do you have to spend on these mods?

A short throw shifter should be your first mod if you have a manual...MGW or Steeda in my opinion.
 

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I'm wanting to do things in steps. Just trying to figure out my steps. Right now I'm looking to do first step; I have about $500 right now to play with. I'll prob be able to do $500-1,000 a month torwards it. Can anybody explain all the damn differences in exhaust; short pipe, long pipe, h pipe, x pipe, offroad, cat back? I believe I have long h pipe with flowmaster. Is there a deeper growling exhaust? I dont want any popping or rasp. Deep deep growl is my favorite.
 

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I just priced out parts on Late model restoration. I have a t/b, plenum, ud pulley, and short throw shifter in my cart. The total comes out to $610. That seems cool to me. I'm quite sure all this will make a difference. Will it be a noticable difference? Will it make the car sound different running or idling? I do think the CAI on it now is the $79 one from late model restoration. Is there a need for a more expensive/different one? The Steeda one looks bad ass; but is that why it costs so much or is it actually worth $250?
 

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Welcome to the site and glad you found your dream car. I got mine August 2013 with 42k on it, 2003 GT Convertible 5 speed. If you go to my post labeled winter work you can see my build list for my car. If you need any help or want better pricing on your parts let me know, I get a very generous discount from Summit Racing.
 
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