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July 10th, 2011 02:21 AM
89&93gt Nice car! I miss mine, doesnt get here till august. Going crazy without it, now the only thing i got to play with is my wife....
July 7th, 2011 02:28 AM
PhxMustang Clean
July 7th, 2011 02:27 AM
B's04gt You have a ton of work ahead of you trying to keep that black paint looking nice! Be sure to give it all the treatment you can. I.e. waxing, clay bar, etc. Black is hard to keep looking nice. Nice looking car though! Great deal! Lower that bitch A.S.A.P
July 7th, 2011 01:13 AM
JACK MEHOFF
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Originally Posted by brody904 View Post
LOWER HER!!!
Looks awesome though man!
+1 Be sure to make putting some lowering springs the next thing on your list.. otherwise it will continue to look like a 4x4.
July 7th, 2011 12:16 AM
brody904 LOWER HER!!!
Looks awesome though man!
July 6th, 2011 11:02 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by number1gt View Post
Most aftermarket midpipes leak because the factory studs from the flange to the midpipe have shoulders on them that don't let "'most" aftermarket pipes to seal because the shoulders on the driverside studs wont let the clamp tighten enough on the manifold, I think upr midpipes come with a sleeve the you can fut in the pipe and will seal better, but I took a grinder and grinded the shoulders off
Thanks man! Any pictures of what exactly these shoulders look like you speak of?
July 6th, 2011 10:59 PM
TheOdessa Here she is Just picked her up and gave her a bath. Mods in sig go on this weekend. Woo hoo!





July 3rd, 2011 01:13 PM
number1gt And Longtubes midpipe and catback sounds amazing! If yyou have the time and patients for some Longtubes then go for, if you go with a tubular k or ever have the engine out why the hell not get Longtubes, just my opinion, good buy and welcome
July 3rd, 2011 01:09 PM
number1gt Most aftermarket midpipes leak because the factory studs from the flange to the midpipe have shoulders on them that don't let "'most" aftermarket pipes to seal because the shoulders on the driverside studs wont let the clamp tighten enough on the manifold, I think upr midpipes come with a sleeve the you can fut in the pipe and will seal better, but I took a grinder and grinded the shoulders off
July 3rd, 2011 12:44 PM
gray8188 Welcome im in Tampa too. Sounds like a good deal! Maybe ill see you around here sometime.
July 3rd, 2011 01:46 AM
JACK MEHOFF Welcome!!! And like the other guys said.. Dont even bother to fool with the headers. Spend that money on some gears.. Im shocked nobody has told you yet to get gears.. If you dont plan on taking the big leap and going supercharger or turbo ($3000-5000 dollars) in the future.. Then get a set of 4.10 gears!! That will really make the car wake up and pull harder. If you do plan on dumping that cash later for S/C or turbo then go 3.73 gears now..
July 3rd, 2011 12:25 AM
sonicx
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Originally Posted by alivingmustang View Post
Shorties down the road only if you pull the engine....
Those are darn near worthless it terms of hp earned, especially if your going to spend the time pulling the engine longtubes will prove better torque and low range than shorties.

Congrads on the purchase and welcome to the site. Alot of knowledgeable pepes in here .
July 2nd, 2011 11:19 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by MT0911 View Post
No problem man! Don't forget the search button is your friend. Lots of great information on this site (One of the better Tech oriented Stang forums). Best of luck. Don't forget to post pictures once you get your new GT when you get her!
Thanks! Yes, I prefer this forum over all others. Community seems to be larger and much more knowledgeable. And thanks for the tip on the search button
July 2nd, 2011 10:56 PM
MT0911 No problem man! Don't forget the search button is your friend. Lots of great information on this site (One of the better Tech oriented Stang forums). Best of luck. Don't forget to post pictures once you get your new GT when you get her!
July 2nd, 2011 10:51 PM
TheOdessa Thanks for the input guys! I appreciate it. That's pretty much what I figured.
July 2nd, 2011 10:27 PM
MT0911
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Originally Posted by TheOdessa View Post
Wahoo! Would you say the stock manifolds flow just fine, or should I think about getting some shorties later down the road?
In my honest opinion...... Shorties aren't really ever worth it (unless you live in California and you have very strict emissions and you have a really nice engine build, F/I, everything, and are desperate for at least something lol). The stock manifolds flow just fine. Longtubes in the best conditions might give you 10 WHP or a little more which I believe to be a waste of money. they do sound nice but the amount of money plus the pain in the ass that they are to install makes it not worth it. The gains would be even less from Shorties. I've heard in some cases where the gains can be as little as 2-3 whp (seriously... what the hell is that?) lol.

So if I were you, I would get your x-pipe and your catback installed and start progressing towards either suspension mods or power adders. LCA's, UCA's, SF connectors, shocks/struts, springs, etc would be awesome for suspension. As far as gaining power, save your money up for some type of F/I. Lots of applications are available for these 2V's. And you really do get your monies worth with them.
July 2nd, 2011 10:17 PM
alivingmustang Shorties down the road only if you pull the engine....
July 2nd, 2011 10:14 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by MT0911 View Post
It's a hit or miss thing with the leaks. Same goes if you get longtubes. Fortunately, I haven't had any leaks from my mid-pipe (knock on wood). Trick is to align everything up and tighten the bolts little by little on each manifold so it sits evenly and then torque them all the way down. Take your time on the install and you should be fine. It's worth it the first time you hear her start up .

A word of advice: Longtubes aren't really worth it unless you're planning to go F/I (or the like) and even then the gains are minimal. You should be just fine with your X-pipe and Catback. Invest that money into other mods.... (...nitrous... )
Wahoo! Would you say the stock manifolds flow just fine, or should I think about getting some shorties later down the road?
July 2nd, 2011 09:51 PM
MT0911
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Originally Posted by TheOdessa View Post
So I was reading that bolting up an aftermarket midpipe to stock manifolds may leak without special bolts. Can someone shed some light on this? I got a BBK offroad X pipe, but the manifolds are stock until I can afford some aftermarket headers.
It's a hit or miss thing with the leaks. Same goes if you get longtubes. Fortunately, I haven't had any leaks from my mid-pipe (knock on wood). Trick is to align everything up and tighten the bolts little by little on each manifold so it sits evenly and then torque them all the way down. Take your time on the install and you should be fine. It's worth it the first time you hear her start up .

A word of advice: Longtubes aren't really worth it unless you're planning to go F/I (or the like) and even then the gains are minimal. You should be just fine with your X-pipe and Catback. Invest that money into other mods.... (...nitrous... )
July 2nd, 2011 09:25 PM
BlackPony99 sounds like a good deal, I got mine stock with flows on it for 5k and a lot more miles
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