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I've got an 05 GT I've got moderate mods on. 76,000 miles on it. $2800 left on it. Debating on selling it and getting 14+ or keeping it & going deeper in mods next year.

So far she's got JBA shorties, Pypes off-road H, SLP loudmouth, K&N "intake", hood struts, diy antenna delete, CDC chin spoiler, MMD duck tail spoiler, Gen 5 taillights, 20% tint all around with 5% sun strip, MGW shifter(love that thing), My Color gauge swap, Billet cup holder cover, 19" wheels from 2011 Mustang GT, KONI orange shocks/struts, SR lowering springs, BMR adjustable panhard bar, SCT X4 tuner, and I think that's it.

Possible mods for future include FRPP cams, 4:10's, cowl hood, Roush front/rear fascia, and leather interior.

Thoughts and advice on what y'all think I should do. I'd hate to see her go if I sold it, however the '13 & '14 are sexy...newer too.....but if I keep it, it would be nice to be free of the payment and I'd have her forever cuz I only put maybe 2500 miles on her a year.
 

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The newer ones have issues...……………..costly ones from tranny to paint to AC and...….
 
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I have been struggling with basically the same dilemma, if you figure it out, let me know, LOL . . .

In addition to the thoughts above, here's another way to look at it: would you rather have a unique car, with lots of mods but getting a bit old (your current car); or a new but fairly common factory car that is not unique? (the new one).

Yeah the newer ones have some issues, but the old one is getting old, so I'm not sure there is a big difference there.

Another thought is, do you have any particular use in mind? For example, if you are tired of getting beat at the drag strip by the Coyote cars, you'll never get there with the 4.6 . . . .well, unless you put a blower on it, hello Department of Boost!

And that is another thought -- if you want to make a huge difference in power output, the blower is the way to go, forget about the cams and gears . . . Department of Boost web site has lots of information on that, if that sounds interesting.
 

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I have been struggling with basically the same dilemma, if you figure it out, let me know, LOL . . .

In addition to the thoughts above, here's another way to look at it: would you rather have a unique car, with lots of mods but getting a bit old (your current car); or a new but fairly common factory car that is not unique? (the new one).

Yeah the newer ones have some issues, but the old one is getting old, so I'm not sure there is a big difference there.

Another thought is, do you have any particular use in mind? For example, if you are tired of getting beat at the drag strip by the Coyote cars, you'll never get there with the 4.6 . . . .well, unless you put a blower on it, hello Department of Boost!

And that is another thought -- if you want to make a huge difference in power output, the blower is the way to go, forget about the cams and gears . . . Department of Boost web site has lots of information on that, if that sounds interesting.
Not really looking to make huge power, just reliable....sound good and look good.
 

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If you still look forward to getting in and driving it every day then I would suggest keeping it and continue to make it whatever you want, your only limit is your desire and imagination . . . and funds.

If however you're starting to feel a little burned out with it then maybe start weighing your options, burnout can be a hard thing to come back from.

Burnouts on the other hand can be joyous occasions!!
 
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If you still look forward to getting in and driving it every day then I would suggest keeping it and continue to make it whatever you want, your only limit is your desire and imagination . . . and funds.

If however you're starting to feel a little burned out with it then maybe start weighing your options, burnout can be a hard thing to come back from.

Burnouts on the other hand can be joyous occasions!!
Not really burned out either. I think I'll end up keeping it. I had gotten discouraged when I watched a couple videos about cams ruining a couple motors. One was that Naterider kid, which....why would I take stock on what he says..... But still.
 

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Yeah, you probably saw the videos of YouTubers Nate Rider and Jonathan Harder whose cams were incorrectly installed resulting in engine damage.
There are many more happy owners with cammed 3Vs so don't let the horror story of a couple of amateurs discourage you.
My GT only has simple bolt ons but it's still a thrill for me to drive, and the soundtrack from that 4.6 will never get old. I plan on keeping it forever as it's as close as I'll get to owning a classic Mustang bodystyle but with modern mechanicals and creature comforts.
The S550 does nothing for me and though the Coyote 5.0 is a fantastic engine, I prefer the sound of my 4.6 and the Coyote has an extra ~100hp that I'm never likely to use.
 

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Add a SC and you will be set to go
 

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Add a SC and you will be set to go
great minds think alike, LOL . . . I suggested that earlier, he said he didn't need THAT much power
 

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At 76k it's just barely broke in. :grin: Keep up with regular maintenance and prepare for preventative items coming up such as the timing gear and rocker/lash adjusters and the ole girl will last several more years. Take up a side job if can to pay off the remaining $2800 very quickly and then when you get in her the driver seat will feel different. :smile: I just turned 234k on my '06 and she's still going strong. :smile:
 
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