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Old 07-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #1  
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Default my first real mod - is this the logical thing to do?

As some people know and are going thru - modding the stang with children and a mortgage is not a good combo. I am completely stock including the intake. I have the opportunity to buy a used Diablosport for $150. After this $150, it will be a very long time b4 I have money again to spend on the ride (family will NEVER give money for the stang for xmas etc.). I was thinking about a used axle-back, an intake is useless w/o a programmer, maybe a GT500 spoiler, and lowering the ride is the way I would go, but is too much dough even w/used parts. Is the programmer the best buy in my situation........ completely stock and won't have "car" money for another year. any quick replies would be appreciated - gotta jump on this. TIA
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #2  
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Tuner with stock car = keep saving IMO............

I would lower it if I only had money for a tuner but nothing else. At least make it LOOK fast(er).....LOL!

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If you already have the intake then I'd say go with the tune. Completely wakes up the car, if you get a good tune that is.
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You might want to think about saving for a gear ratio swap, possibly to a 3.73ratio. That would probably give you the most noticible gain in performance by increasing your acceleration. This will be my first mod too and others would agree.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:24 PM   #5  
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You might want to think about saving for a gear ratio swap, possibly to a 3.73ratio. That would probably give you the most noticible gain in performance by increasing your acceleration. This will be my first mod too and others would agree.
Wouldn't you need the tuner for that anyway, to adjust the speedometer? It's a pricey mod
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He's worried about spending $150 bucks wisely, I doubt he'd be able to get a gear swap for that.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:29 PM   #7  
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id pass on the tuner. Youll still need to buy tunes anyways. Find some used boom tubes or some other axle backs and atleast sound faster
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yes to use my money wisely!! I just figured the tuner "really wakes the car up" thing would still work even with the canned tunes. Throttle response blah blah. Would love 4.10s - not on a buck fifty. So, should I just do an axle back and call it a day? Used axlebacks are weird.......sometimes there's tons of em on eBay and then there aren't and lets face it - $150 isn't gunna get me much (dun with super loud boomtubes and such) ......c'mon guys.....keep the opinions coming!!!!

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A tuner is always a great place to start. Most mods down the road will require a tuner. However, for your situation I would suggest a muffler of some sort. You can go to a muffler shop and they should be able to fab up a muffler delete, so just tips. It will make it sound mean!
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I think a pair of used axlebacks are your best bet
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