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Basic Mods for your 05-09 GT

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Old 10-10-2011, 03:22 PM   #181
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Are there any modifications recommended to be made to a 2008 mustang stock 5-spd transmission prior to adding supercharger? Stock is only good for 360lbs of torq
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #182
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So my babys an 06 automatic GT bone stock as far as i can tell and I would like to know what DIY mods I should do if I want to squeeze out 300 rwhp. I'm already planning on a CAI and tuner package. I would be interested in stroking my engine up to 5.0 but that's mostly so I could put badges on and not feel lame about it. I'm pretty new to this and I want to hear what people have done and maybe what they would have done if they were to do it again.

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #183
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So far all I've done to my 06 GT is black out the tail lights chopped 16" of the stock aentenna and put blue bulbs in the overhead map lights and after I put in some sequentials that are on the way, I plan on spending some time and money on performance but I don't think it's a good idea to listen to some of my ricer friends because a mustangs a far cry from a supped civic or rx-8. So if you had about 500-600 bucks on you, what would you guys do to my car. It's pretty much all stock except for some motegi mr116 17" wheels. I was thinking cold air intake and x pipe but idk how much this will boost performance.
+1 on CAI and tune. I've done a few mods but the first, and best $$ value, was this one.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #184
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the stroker for the 3v cost around 2500 from stage3motorsports its th ebst deal i have found
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #185
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I have an 06 auto GT and I am on a small budget. I've added Steeda Underdrive pulleys, Ford Racing spark plugs, spark plug wires, Air Intake manifold, Hot Rod Cams, 4:10 gears, C & L CAI, JBA LTS and O/R X pipe and SCT Flash Tuner with 93 octane tune. At the rear wheels I have 317 HP.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #186
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CAI, SCT tune, shifter, axle backs, 3.73 Ford Racing Gear, good enough for me!
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #187
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Hey everyone from Afghanistan,

I am currently deployed overseas and am 2 months out from finishing up a 12 month deployment. I just bought an 07 GT and this whole deployment i have been planning all sorts of upgrades for a N/A setup, but until recently i haven't given weight reduction much thought. What are some easy ways to knock off some lbs off my stang and how much would it be to have it done at a shop or could i do them myself?

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:27 AM   #188
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Ive done some cosmetic mods on my 07 GT convertible over the past few months such as A lighted styling bar, side scoops, engine bay dress up stuff and a set of take off Bullitt mufflers for a little more sound. In a few hours I wlll be picking up my 07 from Lamotta performance in Longwood FL who is installing chrome valve covers to go with my Brenspeed Detroit Rocker cams and a FRPP CAI with a dyno tune. Also a new set of Brisk 1 piece spark plugs. Cant wait to see the results from these mods. Maybe a set of long tubes next spring.....depends on the cash flow.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:41 AM   #189
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Good starter mods in my opinion

Air Intake System, Larger Throttle Body, & New Exhaust Mufflers. Good thing about this car is most of these applications are bolt on and don't require a custom tune. But if you want the full potential out of each part the a custom tune is in your best interest.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #190
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Ive done cold air intake and gutted cats with no mufflers and Hpipe. Dynod at 303 hp and 330 tq at the wheels. Lately ive added pacesetter long tubes 1 3/4 primaries stage 3 comp blower cams part no. 127600. Valve springs 39 lbs injectors custom dyno tune twin 72 mm throttle body the dyno tune is march 15th ill let you guys know what it makes after its done its getting 100 shot of nitrous but wont be sprayed on the dyno. Theyll just pull timing out for it by calculation
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #191
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Are there any modifications recommended to be made to a 2008 mustang stock 5-spd transmission prior to adding supercharger? Stock is only good for 360lbs of torq
Nothing..... just find an authorized Roush Dealer a get the super charger and the cold air intake - see picture for CAI & strut that goes with it. Also get a simple, inexpensive shock mount strut because the front end will twist with the extra torque. Frankly, I think any other mods are not much bang for the buck. That combo gives 427 HP and more HP is very hard to get to the ground up to 60 MPH. I've driven Cobras & you don't get much use of the extra power until you are past 50 MPH and I don't care much to drive 150 MPH and lose my car, die, or kill some family on the highway. The 4.6L with a Roush Supercharger is a great, liveable combination. Good mileage, drives like Grandma's car until you put your foot in it! I think the 4.6L and the 5.0L are the best engines in a Mustang. A new or low mileage 4.6L or 5.0L give you a lot more back for the buck than buying a new Cobra in the 60K range! It won't have a Cobra badge, but there will be a smile on your face!

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:16 AM   #192
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Contrary to what dealership scare tactics, there is case law that requires that the auto manufacturer prove that the modification you made caused damage that should not be covered by thier warranty. My local, lousy dealer told me that a CAI would violate the warranty and they wouldn't repair anything on the car. Luckily, our big, bad socialist government and it's court system has case law pretecting us from such crap. In '08 I had a Roush supercharger on my cMustang (below) and Ford replaced the transmission which had a bad bearing as there was no sign of any abuse.

That is not to say that local dealerships will not give you a hassle out of ignorance and negative attitude. Go to three dealerships and you will get three answers, many out of pure ignorance about their own products! Most buyers know more than the geniuses at tht local dealership! My dealership wizard told me any and all CAI's where a detriment, etc. until I showed him one on a new Bullitt Mustang they were trying to sell. I've bought three expensive Ford products recently and not one of them from my local "know it all" dealership!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #193
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Default The Introductory Mod: The Cold Air Intake (CAI) + Tune

Best bang for your buck...everyone has told me to start here and that's exactly what I did.

One JLT CAI and Bama Tune purchase later (thanks to AmericanMuscle!), I had a friend help me install the sucker (always helps to have an extra pair of hands to wiggle and hold things into place...that and the fact I've never fiddled around with car innards before). The instructions were pretty straight forward, but I also viewed JLT's official youtube video of assembly for an extra viewpoint on installation (I'm not exactly the most visually/spacially gifted individual).

1 hour later or so, with a Bama tune installed, the car....well, it didn't all of a sudden become a supernova force of speed....however, with the super 93 tune from Bama, you really can feel a good pull as you pull higher and higher RPMS. However, what I really love is the inhaling/sucking sound of the CAI as it pulls at Wide Open Throttle (WOT). With my top down, it really does sound good!

All in all, I can't complain as this mod was relatively inexpensive (don't forget to google American Muscle Coupon if you haven't reached the 50 post threshold to PM for discount code) and easy to put into place.

Now I'm looking to get a little more exotic with a complete exhaust system, from long-tube to O/R H pipe to a Roush Extreme Performance Catback....any ideas for header and mid-pipe combos? I'd love to get a solid old-school muscle sound, and h-pipe seems to be the way to go from what I've read.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #194
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So ive done some recent upgrades in the last two weeks including:
Longtube headers pacesetter 1 3/4 primaries to 2.5 inch xpipe with straights
Stage 3 comp blower cams part number 127600
Hardened valve springs
Ford racing intake manifold
Brenspeed 62 mm throttle body

Local dyno shop tunes it tomorrow with SCT programmer anyone think ill have a problem breaking 400 hp to the wheels?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #195
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Dyno with cold air intake and stock exhaust with gutted cats and no mufflers made 303/330 on a dynojet
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #196
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #197
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Got an 05 GT Vert 5 speed with all the mods including Kooks LTH. Getting close to Comp (Mild) cams. Anyone out there got these? Experience, suggestions, HP after installiation, and just general thoughts. Did it improve the sound greatly? Thanks
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