I aquired my first Mustang about a week ago (a 2007 Grabber Orange GT) and am looking in to start doing some mods on it.
My question is, are there any mods that I can do to "get me started" that don't require a lot of car knowledge/major mechanical work?
I've always been a car lover, but don't really know a whole lot about them So hopefully someone can point in the right direction here. I was thinking maybe an axle-back exhaust or visual mods? I don't have a lift or dyno or tuner (or even a garage for that matter ) so I feel I'm a tad limited in what I can do.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Drew (feel free to ignore my odd forum name, long story )
Yes, a good CAI (JLT, C&L, Steeda, etc) and a SCT tuner should be a starting point. American Muscle or one of the other tuners you see mentioned here on the site can hook you up.
Axleback exhaust (mufflers) can be a PITA though. Alot of the aftermarket mufflers can cause a horrible drone in the cabin at 1600 to 2000 rpm's. Been there, done that. The drone drove me nuts. Some of the more expensive systems wont do that. I have Corsa's on my '09, pricey, but I love them, they sound great with no drone at all.
Drone is just a really annoying tone the exhaust hits the resonates thru the interior. Stock exhaust won't do it. Seems to happen in roughly the 1600 to 2100rpm (varies by muffler) range under light load, like a cruise.
The 04 and older cars could handle a CAI without a tune, but the newer ones pretty much need a tune. If they don't need a tune, they aren't going to help much.