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Old 04-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Now that the warranty on my 2009 Grabber Orange GT is about to expire I have started adding mods to the car. Last week I added 18 inch staggered Matte Black Bulitt wheels and Sumitomo tires to my car. This week I ordered:

Ford Racing 4.10 gears and Bama Tuner
Ford Racing 85 mm Cold Air intake
Hurst Competition Plus shifter

I have a quote of $200 to install the gears from a local Mustang speed shop. Does that sound reasonable? What would be an average price to install the cold air intake and the tune?

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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make sure they have done plenty of gear installs but now thats not a bad price at all
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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yea id say thats cheap for gears especially for a mustang shop. Like was said you need to make certain that this shop has done these gear swaps. They can cause u to lose sleep if u chose the wrong shop
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Jdm in freehold nj which is a very reputable shop is charging me $620 for install and fliuds not including gears. 200 sounds like a steal. Cai and tune you can do yourself
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Don't pay someone to put on CAIs and a retune if you have both!!! You can work a screwdriver, right?

And 200 bucks is almost too cheap but if it's a specialty shop I wouldnt worry about it.
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$200 is really cheap. Scary cheap.
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i wouldn't call $200 scary cheap for changing out your ring and pinion gear but its deffinitly a good deal. my buddy got his done $500 out the door including parts and thats about standard. anything more is a rip off and i've been quoted up to $800 just for the install. i would see if they offer a warenty on there work.
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Does anyone else have thoughts on the bama tuner? i plan to get one too, I don't know a lot about them though. Is it worth the price for one? can you tell a difference?
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the tune is and the gears are, what you will feel the most, i run a bama tune and have had no issues with it at all
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Does anyone else have thoughts on the bama tuner? i plan to get one too, I don't know a lot about them though. Is it worth the price for one? can you tell a difference?
absolutely.. match with a cai and your good for 30 hp and a great low end torque with race or performance tune
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I have a quote of $200 to install the gears from a local Mustang speed shop. Does that sound reasonable? What would be an average price to install the cold air intake and the tune?

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First, thank you for your business! We really do appreciate it. I think you'll be shocked at how much of a difference the CAI/Tune/Gears make. The car is going to be night/day different from what you're driving now!

That gear install price is insanely cheap. I know most places in this area charge from $350-600, depending on where you go. Make sure that you get the full installation kit with pinion bearing and side-carrier bearings and that you're taking it somewhere who will set the pattern up perfectly while staying within proper backlash specs and you'll be in good shape!

Hit me up if you have any other questions at all and we'd be glad to help. That's what we're here for. Make sure to post up your impressions after it's all installed and tuned!

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Do some reading around the forums to get an idea of what people are saying about Bama tunes. We've been tuning late-model Mustangs for quite some time and know the PCM's inside and out. We can hook you up with tunes for different octane levels and driving styles from a conservative daily driver to all-out track car!

You get Free Tunes for Life as long as you own your Mustang, so you'll be able to call us up and get the latest tweaks for free any time you add more mods down the road. We have over 14 company Mustangs that we use to test and develop our files on our Dynojet 224xLC, the streets of Malvern, PA and local tracks to make sure that what we're sending you is top of the line.

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Also PM me if there's anything I can help with. Good luck, no matter what you choose, a tune is gonna really wake up your car!
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I should say that the $100 coupon for buying wheels and tires from American Muscle this month was what started me adding mods to my car. I was on the fence about buying 18" black rims and tires for my Grabber Orange 2009 GT when I spotted the $100 off your next order deal this month. That and the free shipping sounded great to me! Then I used the $100 coupon towards a Hurst shifter, 4.10 Ford racing gears with a SCT SF3 / X3 Power Flash Tuner and a Ford Racing Cold Air Intake. Next I'm thinking about a nice cam for my car. Thanks American Muscle!
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I should say that the $100 coupon for buying wheels and tires from American Muscle this month was what started me adding mods to my car. I was on the fence about buying 18" black rims and tires for my Grabber Orange 2009 GT when I spotted the $100 off your next order deal this month. That and the free shipping sounded great to me! Then I used the $100 coupon towards a Hurst shifter, 4.10 Ford racing gears with a SCT SF3 / X3 Power Flash Tuner and a Ford Racing Cold Air Intake. Next I'm thinking about a nice cam for my car. Thanks American Muscle!
Glad to hear that we made it easier for you to mod! Let us know if you need anything at all and definitely post up some pics or a review once you get it all together!

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Yesterday I took my 2009 Mustang GT to Speedy Muffler & Dyno in Owensboro Kentucky. I brought my Ford Racing 4.10 gears, the installation kit and 3 quarts of Royal Purple gear lube. I also brought my Hurst gear shift, the Ford Racing cold air intake and my SCT tuner with BAMA tunes. They called me by 3:00 in the afternoon and told me my car was ready. The total cost of the installation was $476. The first thing I noticed was how great the Hearst shifter felt. No more sloppy linkage! Today my wife and I took the car for a 150 mile trip to Evansville Indiana to have lunch and see a movie. The car feels great at any speed. The trip was mostly 60 and 70 MPH roads. The car seems to pull harder in every gear. I find myself not downshifting as much because of the gears. At 50 MPH in 5th gear I was able to pass other cars without downshifting. My car was fun to drive before but now it is a real blast! The car only has 14,000 miles on it after 3 years.
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not a bad price, been thinking of goijng with 4.10 gears myself
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That is almost the same combo I just ordered as well. I got the 4.10 gears(with the install kit and the Trac-lok rebuild kit) figured I might as well do it while everything is apart. I went with the MGW short shifter instead though. Good to hear it the package is worth the money, can't wait till my parts arrive!
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Yesterday I took my 2009 Mustang GT to Speedy Muffler & Dyno in Owensboro Kentucky. I brought my Ford Racing 4.10 gears, the installation kit and 3 quarts of Royal Purple gear lube. I also brought my Hurst gear shift, the Ford Racing cold air intake and my SCT tuner with BAMA tunes. They called me by 3:00 in the afternoon and told me my car was ready. The total cost of the installation was $476. The first thing I noticed was how great the Hearst shifter felt. No more sloppy linkage! Today my wife and I took the car for a 150 mile trip to Evansville Indiana to have lunch and see a movie. The car feels great at any speed. The trip was mostly 60 and 70 MPH roads. The car seems to pull harder in every gear. I find myself not downshifting as much because of the gears. At 50 MPH in 5th gear I was able to pass other cars without downshifting. My car was fun to drive before but now it is a real blast! The car only has 14,000 miles on it after 3 years.
LOL! I can't believe you waited til your warranty was done before modding. I modded mine immediately after I purchased my Mustang in March 2008... been enjoying it for over 4 years now. BTW, my 60,000 powertrain warranty expires this week (59,940 miles today) - no issues, no regrets!
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I still can't believe that the OP wasted 3 years of joy waiting for his "warranty to expire"...
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