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Ok, I'm going to start putting some performance mods on my 06 Mustang GT in the spring. I don't have a huge budget, so I want to start off relitively low end on the price scale (Supercharger will happen next year probably, not this year). So what should I start off with?

What I am wanting to get for sure:
Cold Air Intake (which one would be best? Price wise and one I don't have to get tuned).
Gears (thinking of getting the 3.73 gears, do I need to get them installed by Ford so they don't void my warranty?).

Not sure what else to get other then that which would give me performance boosts and not make me broke.
 

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If you know you want to go super/turbo charged, get mods that will support that.

Stage III clutch
Aluminum driveshaft (i got one for sale);)
deleteplates (I got some for sale too);)

gears if you have 3.31 rear

tuner

fuel system upgrades,
 

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Intake and Tuner, rather Regency has them for sale or not, lol.
I've seen a couple site have intake and tuner packages, basically a good idea to pick up one of them? (they go for around $599-$699 from what I've seen, which would be the ideal one to pick up?).

As fr regency. The supercharger is more of a dream then anything (it's a matter of me saving up $5000+ to buy one in the first place lol), so I'm looking more to immediate performance upgrades that will give me a power boost. Right now I am looking more towards the intake, tuner, and suspension (I also plan on getting new rims/tires this summer, as the ones I have I don't care for all that much). I'm just looking for other relatively cheap things to get for it.
 

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If you know you want to go super/turbo charged, get mods that will support that.

Stage III clutch
Aluminum driveshaft (i got one for sale);)
deleteplates (I got some for sale too);)

gears if you have 3.31 rear

tuner

fuel system upgrades,
oh and longtubes if you go supercharged
 

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I've seen a couple site have intake and tuner packages, basically a good idea to pick up one of them? (they go for around $599-$699 from what I've seen, which would be the ideal one to pick up?).

As fr regency. The supercharger is more of a dream then anything (it's a matter of me saving up $5000+ to buy one in the first place lol), so I'm looking more to immediate performance upgrades that will give me a power boost. Right now I am looking more towards the intake, tuner, and suspension (I also plan on getting new rims/tires this summer, as the ones I have I don't care for all that much). I'm just looking for other relatively cheap things to get for it.
Alot of people underestimate the gains to be had with a driveshaft. atleast 10rwhp and .2-.3 seconds off your quartermile times guaranteed, unless you a "really" bad driver
 

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How difficult is it to install by yourself? I'm not what you would call car savy (I know the basics but not as much as most people here it seems). And what are you looking to sell your for?
 

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Your first mod should be an intake and tuner. Either C&L or JLT with either an SCT or Predator tuner. Buy from either BamaChips or Brenspeed. After that should be gears.
 

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if you have access to a lift or some high jacks, it makes it go by soooo much faster, all you have to be able to do it turn a wrench, prefrably a air drill to make it even easier
 

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Which I don't have access to at the moment, figures lol. I'll have to look into seeing how much it would cost to get installed.
 

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as with everyone else go with jlt or c&l and a tuner from brenspeed or bamachips. the jlt is cheaper about $550 to the door from bamachips with your choice of 3 tunes. i wouldn't even bother with a cai that doesn't need a tune
 

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Arikara, keep in mind I'm fairly new here and haven't done any performance car building in 20-25 years, so don't really know much about these new fangled computerized cars. Check out my thread from last night. I just swapped the rearend gears in my 08 GT and its made a world of difference. I'm thinking my next upgrade may be the AL driveshaft also. Swapout should be fairly straightforward, though I imagine a torque wrench may be needed to torque the bolts to a specified #, I haven't researched the driveshaft fully yet. I've got the K&N CAI on mine and it doesn't require a tune, though I've got a tuner on order from Brenspeed which should boost HP roughly another 20. Adding the CAI did make a small but noticable difference. According to FRPP the gears aren't covered by warranty, so I don't know if its worth what the dealer will likely charge you to do the swap. My dealer wanted $800 for just the labor. Find a trusted speed shop in your area and see what they'll charge. If you develop a problem with the gears that's related to installation a good speed shop should make it right. I'd already ordered the gears and shim/sleeve kit from Ford, so installation only for me was $375 + the rearend oil at a local Mustang specialist speed shop. The Brenspeed tune and an AL driveshaft should net me roughly another 30 HP and probably somewhere close to that in torque, which will make my rear wheel HP and TQ close to what Ford rates the motor at.
 
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