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Jay_C123 04-26-2013 07:42 PM

Next Modd for '13 GT? $500 worth?
 
Hey guys,
Got decent size bonus this month and of course its going right in for some modds!! Well after bills and all are paid off I have about $500 to play around with. So Far I have a Steeda CAI with Tune, BBK Lower Control Arms, 3.73 gears (being installed soon), Borla S-types Axles and Boss H-pipe with side pipes and a few other appearance modds. My car is a DD i drive about 25-30 miles a day (just sharing just in case) I dont track it but its something I want to do in the future along with a Supercharger.Aanyways Im not sure what to get next. I have a few things in mind, BBk 85mm TB, Boss Manifold, Accel SuperCoils. Maybe even some suspension modds? any suggestions? Insight? Experience?
Thank in advance you guys.

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cam2904 04-27-2013 10:22 AM

Nice starting point. Nice mods so far.

Jay_C123 04-27-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cam2904 (Post 8202387)
Nice starting point. Nice mods so far.

Thanks man Appreciate it. Any recommendations on what i should do next?

kornflake7 04-27-2013 10:20 PM

I would personally go with the boss manifold which is right around your price point

Code Vision 04-27-2013 11:10 PM

Did you notice a difference with lower control arms, absent any other suspension mods?

I have the Boss Manifold, its not a bad upgrade....But as a daily driver myself I don't really get the revs that high...It looks great and makes a nice hint (very slight) of hollow sound that you can hear in the cabin. It pulls all the way to the red, but again, I don't drive like that very often....

I also have the 85mm BBK throttlebody, it smoothed out the throttle response and acceleration somewhat, enough that I would buy it again.

I think if I had the money back for the Boss Manifold, I think I might have opted for the Accel Super Coil On Plug Kit.

Paul S. Safford 04-28-2013 12:26 AM

I'm also getting the 3.73 gears installed this weekend, interested to hear back how you like yours?

Jay_C123 04-28-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Code Vision (Post 8202671)
Did you notice a difference with lower control arms, absent any other suspension mods?

I have the Boss Manifold, its not a bad upgrade....But as a daily driver myself I don't really get the revs that high...It looks great and makes a nice hint (very slight) of hollow sound that you can hear in the cabin. It pulls all the way to the red, but again, I don't drive like that very often....

I also have the 85mm BBK throttlebody, it smoothed out the throttle response and acceleration somewhat, enough that I would buy it again.

I think if I had the money back for the Boss Manifold, I think I might have opted for the Accel Super Coil On Plug Kit.

Well I'll say it wasn't a HUGE difference BUT i did feel better take off than stock and when i went into sports mode I could definitely feel more of a difference. (I have auto)

So in your opinion your saying Accel SuperCoils first, BBK 85mm TB second and Boss Mani 3rd?

Jay_C123 04-28-2013 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul S. Safford (Post 8202702)
I'm also getting the 3.73 gears installed this weekend, interested to hear back how you like yours?

Let me know how they feel! Im planning on installing them soon. most likely next week also. Cant wait

Gary Ugarek 04-28-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay_C123 (Post 8202959)
Well I'll say it wasn't a HUGE difference BUT i did feel better take off than stock and when i went into sports mode I could definitely feel more of a difference. (I have auto)

So in your opinion your saying Accel SuperCoils first, BBK 85mm TB second and Boss Mani 3rd?

I wouldn't do the accels, I have talked with many folks about this as I considered it once and they are learning the stocks perform better than the accels.

I would go with the boss Mani, if that is your thing but you will lose some torque.

Car looks nice.

Jay_C123 04-29-2013 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Gary Ugarek (Post 8203186)
I wouldn't do the accels, I have talked with many folks about this as I considered it once and they are learning the stocks perform better than the accels.

I would go with the boss Mani, if that is your thing but you will lose some torque.

Car looks nice.

Thanks for the info :)

golkhl 04-29-2013 05:57 AM

Save up a little bit more and get an aluminum driveshaft.

Code Vision 04-29-2013 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Gary Ugarek (Post 8203186)
I wouldn't do the accels, I have talked with many folks about this as I considered it once and they are learning the stocks perform better than the accels.

I would go with the boss Mani, if that is your thing but you will lose some torque.

Car looks nice.

ah. That's interesting, about the coils. I may need to think twice about it, I was really looking into getting them.

I don't regret getting the manifold, its just I don't know that in would have gotten it this early on. I do still think the throttle body was worth it. I also got a Barton shifter bracket, which I think is a good upgrade that's not too much money.

Jay_C123 04-29-2013 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by golkhl (Post 8203433)
Save up a little bit more and get an aluminum driveshaft.

Thats a good point. I do have that on my list and it is just about another hundred or so i need to save. lol another thing to consider.
Now im thinking I should just save it and be patient :(
I think ill make a decision by the end of the week if I decide to save or go for either the Boss Manifold or TB.

Paul S. Safford 04-30-2013 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay_C123 (Post 8202962)
Let me know how they feel! Im planning on installing them soon. most likely next week also. Cant wait

Just picked up the car this morning, it's running great and to sum up my initial impression, basically, I can't figure out why Ford didn't just give the 3.73s stock. Initially I can't see more then a 3% hit on fuel economy and the pleasure driving it now vs. the stock 3.15s is sooo worth it!

Do want to mention, this was a bit more then $500 as I needed the SCT tuner. My dealer claims they don't have the capability to update the computer for the '13s yet but the SCT tuner does the trick for both the auto transmission and the spedo.

Good luck!

Jay_C123 04-30-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul S. Safford (Post 8204391)
Just picked up the car this morning, it's running great and to sum up my initial impression, basically, I can't figure out why Ford didn't just give the 3.73s stock. Initially I can't see more then a 3% hit on fuel economy and the pleasure driving it now vs. the stock 3.15s is sooo worth it!

Do want to mention, this was a bit more then $500 as I needed the SCT tuner. My dealer claims they don't have the capability to update the computer for the '13s yet but the SCT tuner does the trick for both the auto transmission and the spedo.

Good luck!

Awesome! thanks for the info. REALLY appreciate it!! I Cant wait till I get mine installed!

notsofast 05-01-2013 09:58 PM

For $500 enhance the driver mod with track time. A weekend DE/track day and all the gas you can burn for the weekend!
This "mod" will likely do the most for $500 to reduce lap times.

CrzyHrs 05-02-2013 10:33 AM

Not sure if I missed if you've answered this or not but is it a straight shift or auto? If straight shift, you may consider a short throw.

3vStang 05-02-2013 11:01 AM

Nice mods so far. I'd stay away from the coils and the TB.

Is your car lowered? Throw it on sport lines, would look killer.

*or the +1 on the driveshaft

Jay_C123 05-03-2013 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CrzyHrs (Post 8205757)
Not sure if I missed if you've answered this or not but is it a straight shift or auto? If straight shift, you may consider a short throw.

It is an Auto.

Jay_C123 05-03-2013 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 3vStang (Post 8205774)
Nice mods so far. I'd stay away from the coils and the TB.

Is your car lowered? Throw it on sport lines, would look killer.

*or the +1 on the driveshaft

Thats definitely something i want and need to do also. But I've finally made my decision. I am going to go with the Boss Manifold, then start to work on suspension. Springs, Shocks, Struts and all. Then Come back to adding headers. :D


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