So I just got the chin spoiler, it's textured the black same as the rockers so I'm all set! I'm gonna wait until my car goes and comes outa the shop before I install it, as some asshole went into the side of my car on tuesday I posted a thread on it if you want to check it out. It doesn't look too bad, but still. Its my baby. You'd understand.
I've been looking at some 5.0's and they are so nice, my dad's probably gonna get one by the end of the year (i hope)
I'll probably be modding this mustang until the day I get rid of it haha.
Yea, definitely wait for bumper before striping! I hear ya, I've been buying parts for my car since a month after I got it out of the lot almost 4 years ago. Depending on job outlook, I may just go to grad school after I get my degree which would mean another 2 years with this car, so I'm not stopping with mods until I know for sure what my next car will look like (perhaps a 2014 GT? haha). Good luck with painting the chin and don't go to MAACO. I made that mistake once; they just don't know how to do much of anything over there.
Yeah my brother is a mechanic and I've learned quite a bit from him.
Didn't think self-spraying would be an option, but im glad to hear it turned out okay for you!
And about the cs rear bumper; I'm planning on getting stripes on my car and figured I'd be best to wait for the bumper. I simply won't have the money to spend on a rear bumper in the meantime though. Still got a long wait till my baby's finally finished!
You can do it yourself, especially if you're mechanically inclined. I ended up taking mine into the shop because I decided not to buy the mid pipes and knew that the shop has done many exhausts before mine and they wouldn't charge much to bend a few feet of pipe.
Regarding the chin, I suppose there's a possibility that it would come in black; however, when I ordered mine from American Muscle mine came in a light, crappy grey. It was no big deal though, I swung by wal-mart, bought a can of outdoor multi-purpose flat black paint (make sure it specifically says "plastics" under its list of uses), and just sprayed 3 even coats top, front, and bottom. It works just fine and I think if not a perfect match to the rockers, it's pretty damn close haha.
Man, I would love the gt/cs rear bumper, but when I just couldn't bring myself to pay 400-500 bucks for a bumper. Now I've got stripes, making that option even more expensive. I shoulda checked out ebay while I could've.
Okay, so if i got the pipes you'd recomend me to take it to the shop to have it done or would i still be fine doing it myself? I have heard some on youtube that sound crappy but others that have sounded great.
Yeah I'm a host moving up to TO GO at a restaurant, running off that budget haha. All i wanna do is put money into my car but its tricky with my passion for guitars as well. My brother did the same thing, where he put all his money into his mustang.
And I was hoping the chin spoiler would come in the textured black to match my rockers. If thats not the case then oh well. On the previous cdc thread i posted, one guy said that his second purchase of the chin spoiler was textured black, so we'll see. Eventually I plan to get the gt500 rear bumper so all the 'skirts' match. thats when i was thinking of the dual exhaust.
"breathe too much"? Is he saying that the dual exhaust with/without headers would have an adverse reaction with the necessary back pressure coming out of your collectors? Or is he afraid that it'll mess with the air/fuel ratio exiting the block (I could not be more sarcastic here haha)? Believe me, done wrong these 6's can sound bad (and sometimes ricey) when corners are cut or they decide to run without catalytic converters.
Price was an issue for me as well back in high school when I was on a busser's budget and had a girlfriend, but you better believe I saved up because I knew what I wanted! Between car parts and the long gone ex, that's where all my money was dumped haha.
Thanks for the compliment, the pony package can be made to look great, the only reason why I didn't get it was because of the additional cost.
Are you going to paint the chin? It should come in a light grey, so it won't match your rockers. Are you going to paint to match the rockers or paint to match the body?
Thanks for the help! Probably not planning on getting the headers, probably just true dual conversion. Someone told me it was a bad idea cause it'd be letting the car breathe "too much". Also another guy said it'd sound "ricey". I've thought about it and these opinions plus the money factor is what's holding me back. Also that I'd have to get a new rear bumper. I'm sure it'd be some time in the future though.
And Thanks, my choice was between the blue like yours and torch red. Gotta love the pony package, but I think your v6 is one of the best looking out there without too many adjustments to the body.
Just ordered the cdc chin spoiler yesterday. Ill probably post pictures immediately after.
Negatives on true dual? I can't think of any, besides your fuel consumption increasing because you want to hear it more haha. All kidding aside, true dual exhaust on a v6 will never sound as good as a v8 but it's definitely a step up from stock. You'll feel a little more power and it'll sound a heck of a lot better. An axle-back exhaust will give you a decent improvement in sound, but no gains in power.
I took mine to a local shop, told them to make it sound as mean as possible with true dual exhaust and came out with some flowmaster mufflers haha. It cost me just under 500 for labor and parts. It's been three years now, and I don't regret one bit of it.
My suggestion to you: if you're planning on getting headers in the future, don't get the exhaust now. You'll just be spending more on labor and save in the long run! Any more questions, don't be afraid to ask, I've done a lot, and researched a lot! haha.
By the way, I like the silver! It was between the vista blue, the silver, and the black for me when I first got mine.