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hey guys i'm new here and i am really not good with knowing things about cars. i have a 2000 mustang v6 and im looking for where to start to make it faster. i know i seen on other threads that i should start with dual flowmaster exhaust and a cold air intake. is that where i should be starting off? i want to up my horsepower as much as i can. any help would be appreciated thanks
 

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If you plan to remain naturally aspirated, a CAI and tune is a good start. A taller set of gears can hurt either..
 

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im sure he meant not getting into upgrading to a supercharger or things like that. Im new to this too and what i learned it to get new gears (3.73 for manuel and 4.10 for auto), a t-lok to get both back tires spinning instead of just one (this will give you more of a "pick me up" while accelerating, CAI, dual exhaust for more hp, and a tuner. If you are willing to spend thousands then you can get a supercharger or a turbo kit.
 

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It really depends on how much money you have to spend. If you have a couple thousand than a supercharger/turbo is the way to go. If you are on a tight budget start with the simple mods such as dual exhaust, gears/t-lok, CAI. Then work your way up from there. You can only make it fast if you have the money to do so.
 

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you can get a CAI for around $80-100. for a t-lok, it depends what quality, if you really want to mod your car for a supercharger/turbo, Detroit TrueTrac is your best bet, its expensive ($350-400). there is the Ford T-lok for around $200 but it cant withstand HP anything over 250. and gears cost around $150 minus installation. the tlok and gears need to be install by a shop because it can be tricky. make sure you get a tuner because without it, your speedometer will be off.
 

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so the Detroit TrueTrac is a supercharger? how come its so much cheaper then all the ones i looked at which were like 3 grand? and is there a site i can find them on
 

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no, you misunderstood. a Detroit True-Trac is a t-lok, not a supercharger. its a high quality t-lok that can withstand a supercharger's HP increase.
 

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It really depends on how much money you have to spend. If you have a couple thousand than a supercharger/turbo is the way to go. If you are on a tight budget start with the simple mods such as dual exhaust, gears/t-lok, CAI. Then work your way up from there. You can only make it fast if you have the money to do so.
Throwing a super/turbo charger on a stock V6 seems like a waste. There are lots of good mods to do before, to get the most out of a charger.

You can't go wrong with dual exaught. It will be benificial no matter what mods you plan on doing in the future. just make sure you research it and optomise it for your future plans. i.e. had i done some research I would have replaced my cats when doing dual exhaust. A little reading will save you a lot of $$$ in the long run. (Price depends on what setup you go with and who installs it)

CAI is very cheap and easy to do as stated. ($80-300)

Tuner is like the dual exhaust. You can't go wrong with it. It can be used to tweak a lot of things for a good cumulative increase in performance for the price. ($300-400)

Gears and traction lock mentioned are good too, but as someone else said you are going to want a tuner to go with them.

Heck, a Tuner would be a good first purchase if you are strapped for cash and want a cheap, very easy performance boost, just don't expect a crazy performance increase.

Good site for tuners with customized tunes
VMP Tuning - Buy Ford SCT & GM Custom Handheld Flash Tuners Performance Economy Towing?

You need to decide how much money you want to spend and what your long term goals are.
 

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Detroit TrueTrac is a supercharger???

lol, I'm sorry but that was funny.

There's a sticky that 232Stang posted up about V6 Modifications. You should look into that and do your reading.

Seriously...do your homework first before you start anything.
 

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lol at the noobs, i mostly come here to laugh


but i think we need a sticky that says"so you want to make a fast V6"


and a moderator that will lock these lil threads
 

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lol at the noobs, i mostly come here to laugh


but i think we need a sticky that says"so you want to make a fast V6"


and a moderator that will lock these lil threads
... we have all been there schwaebz.. no need to be a ass man.. as i recall you were in that same boat at once.. so yea :nono:
 

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alright, its true... im still a noob but you have to catch on quick. im learning as much as possible and spreading the word my fellow noobs. :)
 

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so the Detroit TrueTrac is a supercharger? how come its so much cheaper then all the ones i looked at which were like 3 grand? and is there a site i can find them on
Oh I have so much work to do :doh:

Modding a car isn't like a vending machine where you put in money and you get instant gratification. There are several criteria to have filled in and aspects to consider. The two big questions you must have answered is "how much are you willing to spend?" and "what is your goal for the car?". When looking at different mods you must understand how each mod specifically effects the car. For example nitrous has probably the best HP to the dollar ratio of any mod but nitrous bottles need to be refilled, the power isn't always there, nitrous has the highest potenial of damaging your motor, etc. Just knowing how much faster a mod will make the car isn't sufficent.
 

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Oh I have so much work to do :doh:

Modding a car isn't like a vending machine where you put in money and you get instant gratification. There are several criteria to have filled in and aspects to consider. The two big questions you must have answered is "how much are you willing to spend?" and "what is your goal for the car?". When looking at different mods you must understand how each mod specifically effects the car. For example nitrous has probably the best HP to the dollar ratio of any mod but nitrous bottles need to be refilled, the power isn't always there, nitrous has the highest potenial of damaging your motor, etc. Just knowing how much faster a mod will make the car isn't sufficent.
PREACH!!! PREACH tex!!!

Exactly what this man said. Know how much you're willing to spend on what you want your goal to be for your car. MODS = DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS.

Be smart, spend wisely...or else you'll regret that you even started on this project.:nono:
 

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