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Hey guys, my name is Chris. I just acquired my FIRST mustang last yesterday. It is a '97 GT 5 speed, has a cold air intake, 3" catless true duals, 17"/18" chrome Mach 1 replica rims, and has been lowered. It is black and is overall is good shape. I am very happy with it so far, and i am surprised with how good it pulls. The last couple cars i have had were a bolt on ls1 and then a semi-fully built lt1, so this car delivers a lot more than i expected. Are there any good or bad things to know about these cars?? I'm really new to mustangs, so i'm open to any input. I am also wanting suggestions for next mods, i'm thinking short throw and throttle body? Thanks in advance guys!!
 

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Hey guys, my name is Chris. I just acquired my FIRST mustang last yesterday. It is a '97 GT 5 speed, has a cold air intake, 3" catless true duals, 17"/18" chrome Mach 1 replica rims, and has been lowered. It is black and is overall is good shape. I am very happy with it so far, and i am surprised with how good it pulls. The last couple cars i have had were a bolt on ls1 and then a semi-fully built lt1, so this car delivers a lot more than i expected. Are there any good or bad things to know about these cars?? I'm really new to mustangs, so i'm open to any input. I am also wanting suggestions for next mods, i'm thinking short throw and throttle body? Thanks in advance guys!!
Sweet man. i bet it sounds good! If I were you I would give it a full tune-up which is changing spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, oil filter, oil change. Another thing, since you dont know as much about mustangs, you should buy a haynes or chilton book for repairs. Mustangs can be easily repaired compared to many other vehicles. For your next mods, Go for the short throw shifter, I have the steeda tri-ax and its great. Don't get a throttle body since it doesnt do much when your vehicle is naturally aspirated. Go with gears,or lower control arms, maybe even subframe connectors
 

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Yea i've already done all the maintenance like that man. And yes it sounds amazing, i love the sound. Looks like i'll probably get that short throw, i've heard really good things about Steeda. And what is a good cheap brand for suspension on Mustangs? It's not that i don't know a lot about cars, it's just i don't know too much about mustangs. Before this i was a F-body guy so it's just all new
 

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Get on americanmuscle.com the best prices and service you will find when searching for mustang parts i like there 6% military discount also.

Are you staying NA???? If so get a set of PI (Performance Imporvment) heads for it and some cams......96-98 NPI, 99-04 PI

There is a sticky at the top of either the talk or tech can't remember off top of my head but read up on it the heads, intake, and cams will get you some really good power....also the reason i asked if you was staying NA is cause the PI heads up your c.r.

Also underdrive pulleys.....there is so many threads where new people come in and ask what parts are good well it all depends lol also i recommend gears to!
 

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Everybody is going to tell you to do a "PI head/Cam/Intake swap" It is swapping in the top end from a 99-04 GT that basically gives us nPI owners a good 45hp. And since you can pick these parts up from a car yard, or auto salvage parts dealer, it can be pretty affordable considering the HP gains. I am planning on doing it myself.

If youre not looking to go that major of a route. Go with a Steeda Tri-Ax. I love mine. It is ridiculously precise.

I would also get 4.10 gears. I have 3.73's and they don't pull hard enough for my tastes. I am hoping that will change with my PI swap. I have full bolt ons by the way, so it isn't a dog by any means. But just quick, not FAST.
 

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Yes i am staying NA, it is just my daily driver for gas mileage. I'm really just wanting to do bolt on stuff. I have heard of the PI swap a lot, i just don't know if i wanna go that in depth. I'm thinking more of going with the Steeda short throw, and then doing suspension for now.
 
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