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Old 08-05-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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I've got a 2007 Mustang V6 and I'm wondering what would be the best first mod to increase the performance when I save up some money?
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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CAI/Tuner.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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CAI/Tuner.
^Agree, then 8.8 rearend with either 4.10's or 3.73's your choice.
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I would do it in this order:

1.Cold Air Intake with a tune from either americanmuscle.com or brenspeed.com
2. 8.8 rearend out of a GT with 4.10s (and while you are having that done I would also do underdrive pulleys)
3. Dual exhaust
4. Lower your car and upgrade springs/shocks/suspension

While you are doing those, throw in a fair mix of appearance mods and get performance tires.

And most importantly, happy modding!
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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CAI/Tune combo like everyone says.

Check AmericanMuscle.com for their combos
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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The front/rear GT sway bar upgrade with the poly
bushings will show the most for your $$ handling wise.
34mm up front to replace the 31.5mm V6 bar and a
20mm GT rear to go where you have no rear sway...

17" or 18" rims and a lower profile/wider tire will go miles...
The CAI and tune will just hurt you unless you can control
the added power on the marginal OEM V6 suspesion.
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Pretty much agree with everyone here...
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #8
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i will say, make sure everything is up to par.. plugs, wires, fluids. then mod.

i put a flowmaster from a gt on my car for my first mod, because it was available and free.
and its got 18's on it already. looks great!

go that route. lol.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #9
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I wouldnt worry about the plugs wires and coil pak- great way to waste some $

CAI+Tune FTW

Tho throwing amsoil ATF in a t5 really makes it happy
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We should sticky the "first mods to v6" since its always asked
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depends on what you want as the end result from your v6....if you wanna eventually supercharge/turbo it then a cold air is pointless....
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just to be clear, i wasnt saying to get "performance" wires, plugs, etc. i was just saying to make sure your car has been properly maintained and is close to "factory" specs before modding is all
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Thank you everyone for the insight
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I would do it in this order:

1.Cold Air Intake with a tune from either americanmuscle.com or brenspeed.com
2. 8.8 rearend out of a GT with 4.10s (and while you are having that done I would also do underdrive pulleys)
3. Dual exhaust
4. Lower your car and upgrade springs/shocks/suspension

While you are doing those, throw in a fair mix of appearance mods and get performance tires.

And most importantly, happy modding!
What CAI/Tune combo do you suggest?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #15
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Also which rearend lol...really appreciate the help
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For CAI/Tune I would recommend a kit from American Muscle. They have great customer support, and free custom tunes for life. As for which CAI, there are lots of different opinions on which are best. From what I've seen, most people lean towards Steeda.

As for the rearend, if you're meaning axles and such, just the entire rearend from a stock GT, then some 3.73 or 4.10 gears.
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What CAI/Tune combo do you suggest?
I really like my C&L CAI/sct tuner from American Muscle. My dad is also pretty happy with his JLT. Basically, pretty much any CAI is going to get about the same performance, so you should just pick one that Bama (AM) or Brenspeed tune for and that you like the looks of.

As far as rearends go, I would suggest 4.10s. You probably wont' supercharge your car, and if you are spending the money, you might as well get the most power you can.

Do you do alot of highway driving? 4.10s hurt gas milage abit. Most of us don't mind, but if you do alot of highway, maybe go with 3.73s.
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NEW-B QUESTION! WHAT are 4.10s?? LOL
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NEW-B QUESTION! WHAT are 4.10s?? LOL
In your car's rearend, there are gears. When we say 4.10s, 3.73s, 3.55s, 3.31s, etc, we are referring to the gear ratio. The higher the gear ratio is, the faster you accelerate. However, too high, and you lose top speed and gas mileage. Most people settle with 3.73s or 4.10s, which is a significant upgrade from the 3.31s most Mustangs come with from Ford.
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In your car's rearend, there are gears. When we say 4.10s, 3.73s, 3.55s, 3.31s, etc, we are referring to the gear ratio. The higher the gear ratio is, the faster you accelerate. However, too high, and you lose top speed and gas mileage. Most people settle with 3.73s or 4.10s, which is a significant upgrade from the 3.31s most Mustangs come with from Ford.
Ohh...ok. Thanks. And how much does it cost to swap out the original 3.31s with 4.10s? Where can you purchase the new rearend too?
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