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Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 08-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By kevinmalec
The price will depend on where you get the parts...

The price will depend on where you get the parts (new/used) and if they all need painted.
Have you thought about upgrading the front bumper to a used GT bumper?
You may be able to locate used...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By kevinmalec
I would recommend the Airaid CAI with custom...

I would recommend the Airaid CAI with custom tunes from Brenspeed or American Muscle. A stand alone CAI won't net you much HP. The custom tune is where the most performance gain is from. =)

Also,...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By kevinmalec
Looking good! What type of wheels are those?

Looking good! What type of wheels are those?
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By kevinmalec
I never experienced any issues going directly...

I never experienced any issues going directly from one custom tune (89) to another custom tune (93).
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By kevinmalec
Yes, you will be fine. ;)

Yes, you will be fine. ;)
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By kevinmalec
No issues. ;) Just make sure the octane in your...

No issues. ;)
Just make sure the octane in your tank is currently equivalent or higher that what's required for the street tune.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By kevinmalec
Plastic thermostat housings are notorious for...

Plastic thermostat housings are notorious for warping and leaking on the V6 mustangs and Ford Escapes. Check in between the upper and lower thermo stat for possible coolant leak evidence.
I replaced...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 08-04-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By kevinmalec
In the past, I purchased the Airaid CAI and...

In the past, I purchased the Airaid CAI and installed with no custom tune and drove around close to 8 months and experienced NO issues. However, the performance gain was minimal and was only felt in...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 08-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By kevinmalec
Talking LOL

hahahahahah
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-01-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By kevinmalec
I am 5'9 and fit comfortably in the drivers seat....

I am 5'9 and fit comfortably in the drivers seat. I have a 6 year old and 12 year old and they fit fine in the back seats.
My Wife has an SUV that we use as the family vehicle. It has two built in...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By kevinmalec
Can't beat black paint, when it's all shined up! ...

Can't beat black paint, when it's all shined up!
The hard part is keeping it clean. ;)
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 08-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By kevinmalec
As a comparison, a stand alone CAI only adds...

As a comparison, a stand alone CAI only adds (2-4) HP. From my experience, with a stand alone CAI (without a custom tune), I could barely feel any performance gain. However, once I added the custom...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By kevinmalec
I also have a rattle sound under the car. It...

I also have a rattle sound under the car. It sounds like a tin can rattling around. I can hear it the loudest when accelerating in 1st gear.

I tightened my exhaust numerous times and it's still...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-31-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By kevinmalec
If you are planning on racing or getting your car...

If you are planning on racing or getting your car on the dyno machine, I would say get the Aluminum 1 piece drive shaft.

If not, get the Borla mufflers for a better exhaust tone.

As Nuke...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-31-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By kevinmalec
Congrats and welcome to the forum!

Congrats and welcome to the forum!
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By kevinmalec
Congrats on your 5.0! I wasn't keen with the...

Congrats on your 5.0!
I wasn't keen with the looks of the 2010 - 2012 body style, however I do like the looks of the 2013/2014 body style. =)
Make sure to post some pics!
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By kevinmalec
Have you checked out Youtube videos of 5.0's with...

Have you checked out Youtube videos of 5.0's with Bassani's or SLP Loud Mouths?
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By kevinmalec
I've read it's kind of a pain to replace out the...

I've read it's kind of a pain to replace out the stepper motors. Plus, you will need a soldering gun in order to fix them. There are companies that offer this type of service.
FYI, On Craigslist, I...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By kevinmalec
Very nice! Looks great with your wheels.

Very nice! Looks great with your wheels.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By kevinmalec
The shifter looks the same height as the one in...

The shifter looks the same height as the one in my 05.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By kevinmalec
At 65K, (OEM clutch) the slave cylinder/throw out...

At 65K, (OEM clutch) the slave cylinder/throw out bearing went bad and I had difficulties trying to shift into ANY gear. I had to jam it into every gear in order to get it to the nearest shop....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By kevinmalec
Yeah, stepper motors are known to go out in the...

Yeah, stepper motors are known to go out in the 2005 models.
My RPM gauge is off by 300 RPM, my coolant temp gauge works ONLY if it is 65 degrees or warmer. My gas gauge intermittently is off by a...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By kevinmalec
Yes, I did get an alignment, after the springs...

Yes, I did get an alignment, after the springs settled. I waited about 100 miles or so.
They are good springs and haven't experienced any issues with them.
My old club members helped install the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By kevinmalec
Maybe a bad syncro's? I had a similar...

Maybe a bad syncro's?
I had a similar experience when shifting into 2nd gear. Over time, my slave cylinder/throw out bearing ended up going out and I could barely shift into any gear. I had to jam...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By kevinmalec
Welcome to the forum! Check the thermostat...

Welcome to the forum!

Check the thermostat housing. They are made out of plastic and notorious for warping and cracking due to the heat. You will see coolant leaking between where the upper/lower...
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