2013 Ford Mustang
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- POWER... Lots and lots of power for $30,000.00
- Need to upgrade to 19" Wheels, stock 18's look horrible.
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I have a 25 year relationship with the Ford Mustang, starting back in March of 1988.
I don't know why I love these cars, but I do. I have had some Camaro's and the new Challenger, but I keep coming back to the Mustang.
With the re-released 5.0 this car is nothing short of amazing. Ford has finally smarted up and made customizing these beats much easier than most other cars. Everything from the exhaust is bolt on. No more cutting and welding like the old days.
The 6 speed manual is not for everyone. I have had botht he Auto and the stick, and my 13 is a stick, but my 2011 was an auto... don't discount the automatic. It actually has better response and can't take a LOT of abuse.
Make sure you grab one with at least the 3.55 rear axle ratio (Stock is 3.31 for 2013, 3.15 for 2011 and 2012)
If you grab one... simple and inexpensive mods you can do to boost some HP
Cat back exhaust, this includes switching out the stock factory H-pipe which is the most restrictive piece of the exhaust system. For less than $1,000.00 you can do an X-pipe and axle backs. The factory mid pipe can stay just cut out the resonators.
Tune... get a 91 Octane Performance or racing tune and the car will come alive. About $400 for the tuner.
CAI - this is optional the stock system is pretty good, but with the new hood vents water instrusion with an open airbox is not a good thing. $400
Those 3 mods with the tune can bring you about a 20-30 HP increase, sometimes more. (depends a lot on who programs the tuner.
If you do upgrade from stock 18's to 19's you will need to add lowering springs and rear LCAs to control wheel hop. (Springs run from $200 up, LCAs about $150 and up)
Brakes, brembos are a nice add on for $2000, but you can buy some strip grade slotted rotors from DBA or Powerstop and ceramic pads from HAWK and it will turn the stock braking system into a real treat for heavy braking. ($700 for parts install about 2-3 hours)
A nice set of SVE drifts and Nitto NT555s will have you hooking pavement no problem, but be warned the nitto is not an all season tire so wet and snowy weath is not that cars best friend.
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