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Old 09-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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I'm headed to Brenspeed Indiana next week for 3.31 install and a tune. Told the boss I was going to a day spa for Mustangs.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Very cool!
What gears does your Mustang currently have?
If I recall correctly, I have the 3.31 on my stock V6.
Keep us posted on the results!
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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I have 2.73. I probably should have gotten the performance package to begin with.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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3.31? Go big or go home.... 3.73 or 4.10.... Remember this is for performance!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Agreed. Don't waste your time with 3.31's.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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I'm getting used to my car all over again.

One of my favoritest things to do is to pull onto a road slightly faster than the traction control can deal with. A little kick of the rear end, a little chirping, and then the rush of acceleration. It was easy enough to do before. First time I tried that with new gear and tune I fish-tailed and spun tires a lot more than usual. It was fun, but unexpected.

Then yesterday, with fresh rain on the road, I wasn't pushing at all, but I spun tires and fish-tailed from a stop. It was kind of embarrassing.

I don't know how much I can count on traction control any more. I'll have to cool it until I get used to her. Don't want to wreck it.

On dry road she sticks quite well and makes a very satisfying roar. And goes like hell compared to before.

5.0/4.10 guys will be unimpressed, but I'm quite happy with my still-frugal, still comfy cruiser little beast
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #7
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I'm getting used to my car all over again.

One of my favoritest things to do is to pull onto a road slightly faster than the traction control can deal with. A little kick of the rear end, a little chirping, and then the rush of acceleration. It was easy enough to do before. First time I tried that with new gear and tune I fish-tailed and spun tires a lot more than usual. It was fun, but unexpected.

Then yesterday, with fresh rain on the road, I wasn't pushing at all, but I spun tires and fish-tailed from a stop. It was kind of embarrassing.

I don't know how much I can count on traction control any more. I'll have to cool it until I get used to her. Don't want to wreck it.

On dry road she sticks quite well and makes a very satisfying roar. And goes like hell compared to before.

5.0/4.10 guys will be unimpressed, but I'm quite happy with my still-frugal, still comfy cruiser little beast
Congrats!

Did you get a cold air intake (CAI) too?

I remember the day I uploaded my Brenspeed custom tune. It was also rainy and real slick on the roads. I fish tailed out of my neighborhood and almost went sideways. I had the biggest grin on my face! After my first test ride with the custom tune, I ran into the house and told my wife she had to test drive it as well. I heard her squeeling tire as she left the neighborhood and said she about went sideways too. LOL
It will take some time getting used to the new added power.
Gotta love technology these days!
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- SHR honeycomb decklid panel
- Cobra R wheels
- Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs
- Billet Honeycomb Chrome Front Grille Overlay
- Smoked tail lights & turn signals, Mustang 3rd brake light decal
- Raxiom sequential tail light kit

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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Thanks, Kevin. No, I didn't get a CAI. Brenspeed didn't try to sell me one and I'm not sure of the value of one in a V6. I'll revisit that decision when I've picked some more low-hanging fruit.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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Thanks, Kevin. No, I didn't get a CAI. Brenspeed didn't try to sell me one and I'm not sure of the value of one in a V6. I'll revisit that decision when I've picked some more low-hanging fruit.
I was just curious. I've read that the stock airboxes on the 2011+ are more efficient than the (2005-2010) models and adding a CAI doesn't really add much performance gains. Hence, the reason why Brenspeed may not have recommended a CAI.
Enjoy your newly added power! =)
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- SHR honeycomb decklid panel
- Cobra R wheels
- Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs
- Billet Honeycomb Chrome Front Grille Overlay
- Smoked tail lights & turn signals, Mustang 3rd brake light decal
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I was just curious. I've read that the stock airboxes on the 2011+ are more efficient than the (2005-2010) models and adding a CAI doesn't really add much performance gains. Hence, the reason why Brenspeed may not have recommended a CAI.
Enjoy your newly added power! =)
I've heard the same regarding the air box Kevin.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
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I've heard the same regarding the air box Kevin.
Eddie,
If I recall correctly, your buddy that owns a 2011 V6, (I met at Hooters car show) mentioned how minimal the HP difference was when he removed the stock airbox. He said the HP difference was only 1 or 2 HP more and didn't feel it was worth the money to get a CAI.
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- SHR honeycomb decklid panel
- Cobra R wheels
- Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs
- Billet Honeycomb Chrome Front Grille Overlay
- Smoked tail lights & turn signals, Mustang 3rd brake light decal
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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+1 the newer stangs (2011+ V6) come with a factory installed CAI so it's pointless to replace it for the cost vs. few extra Flywheel HP you gain. The Tune is the main thing anyway unless you have other Bolt on goodies where the higher flow rate offered by some of the aftermarket CAI would actually make a difference.
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Eddie,
If I recall correctly, your buddy that owns a 2011 V6, (I met at Hooters car show) mentioned how minimal the HP difference was when he removed the stock airbox. He said the HP difference was only 1 or 2 HP more and didn't feel it was worth the money to get a CAI.
It is actually him that I am talking about lol!
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It is actually him that I am talking about lol!
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- Cobra R wheels
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