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Old 08-20-2015, 03:34 PM   #1  
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Hello all! Im new to the mustang family and to this forum/boards as of August 2015. I Just bought a super clean and very well maintained 2000 GT 4.6 5spd convertible. All original. So its my new toy and baby!! I need to know the from the experts based on what Ive read where I can order(websites) and which beginners bolt on horse power adds I can do. First, Im interested in only doing the cold air intake, BBK throttle, Off road X pipe, flow masters, and gears. I drive this car daily!! 1st - which is better for me 3.73 gears or 4.10 gears?? 2nd - will I pass California smog inspection with the x pipe/flow master pipes?? 3rd - I noticed there are several different MM on the BBK throttle body choices. Which one is best for DAILY city and highway driving?
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:55 PM   #2  
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:21 AM   #3  
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Right now you'd have more fun with 4.10s...not great if you have big HP hopes though.

I've got 3.73's with a Procharger and the car is very drivable - a buddy has similar power on twin turbos with 4.10's and it's much less.
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On the 3.73 vs 4.10 debate, most will tell you 4.10. To be honest, both are better than the stock 3.23's. Mileage will be about the same on either. Personally, I have 3.73's in one of my irs and 3.55 in another.
The only thing you are going to gain with a cai is looks, no performance gains. If power is all youre chasing, go get a K&N replacement and remove the air silencer.
On the x-pipe, you will have to find a catted x pipe that is legal in CA. You will pass smog with most high flow catted x pipes.
On the throttle body sizes, go with the cheapest. On a bolt on GT, it will make no noticeable difference. I liked the BBK 78mm throttle body and plenum in one.
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There is a great thread on here about beginner mods and such. Seriously a great read for a new mustang owner
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https://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l...-bolt-ons.html

You might want to look into doing suspension and bracing mods.

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