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Old 05-04-2011, 12:52 PM
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Default Just bought a 2011 GT, where to start?

Hey guys, long time Mustang lover, back in the game. 4 years ago I sold my modded '99 GT because I got a job about 45 minutes away and didn't want to put the miles on it and wanted something with better gas mileage. Fast forward to now, and I'm back to working at home. Ford must have known this and made a new 400hp GT just for me

I just pulled the trigger on a 2011 Grabber Blue GT and I'm wondering what you guys suggest to give it even more pep. I know bolt-ons didn't really do much for the 4.6l engines, but I haven't heard much about the new 5.0. I assume gears will be everyone's first recommendation. I'm thinking I'll get some 3.73s installed pretty soon. Beyond that, what's my best bang-for-buck?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:19 PM
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No answers until we get pics

Congrats on the new Mustang. If your looking for a street/strip car then nitrous is the best bang for the buck. If your not hitting the strip then I'd probably go for gears, exhaust, CAI, and a tune to start things off.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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I say gears, boss manifold w/ throttle body, intake, full exhaust and a tune of course. That should have you close to the 440rwhp range if not higher.

It definitely needs some suspension love, but IMO anything but coilovers is a waste. And that is usually too much for most people, but the ride quality is par to none.

Exterior mods come down to the owner, so I can't say anything there. I love the Saleen pieces though......a lot.
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