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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Post Your Top 10 Mod/Upgrade List

Ok, since it is a Friday and none of us want to work I figured why not post your top 10 mods/upgrades you have done to your Mustang. Also post your next/current mod you are planning on doing.

I am hoping this sparks discussions for members who are deciding what to tackle next.

1. T5
2. 8.8 3.73LS with discs from a Explorer
3. Granada front discs
4. Arning/Shebly drop
5. 4G Alternator, Serpentine belt & pulleys
6. Cluster upgrades: Voltmeter, Tach & LED bulbs
7. Mustang Steve roller bearing upgrade kit on the pedal assembly
8. Duraspark II ignition with small HEI cap and wires
9. Edelbrock Performer RPM & 600 cfm carb
10. 15" Magnum 500 rims with BFG tires

Next on my list:
1. EPAS (just starting this mod)
2. Hyd Clutch
3. Engine upgrade

68 Coupe, 289 4 barrel, T5, 8.8 3.73LS rear w/disc, Granada front discs, Arning/Shelby drop, Vue EPAS

67/68 Ammeter to Voltmeter upgrade with how-to

68 289 with factory water pump, Serpentine upgrade using Ford parts

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 09:45 AM
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Roller 306
TFS 170 Heads
Anderson B41 Cam
Anderson Hi-Rev Valve Springs
Scorpion Roller Rockers
Edelbrock RPM AirGap Intake
Quickfuel HR-680-VS Carb
1-3/4" JBA Longtubes
TCI C4 with upgrades
Champion 4-Row Radiator
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Vortech blower
Flaring fenders enough to fit 275s at all for corners

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65 Mustang Convertible - fuel injected, supercharged 302 with water/meth injection, Tremec TKO600, 8.8 rear, R&C coil-over front, 4-link coil-over rear.
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1. 351W
2. T5
3. Flared wheel wells
4. Rollbars
5. Ear-damaging stereo
6. Leather seats
7. Keyless entry/power locks.trunk release/alarm
8. Modified overhead console
9. GTnada front brakes
10. Trac-Loc rear end

Looking ahead:

1. Hydro clutch-(in progress)
2. Opentracker spring perch relocation
3. Functional exhaust system
4. Underhood part of the AC setup
5. Rear CA Special/Shelby type spoiler
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1. 331 efi
2. t5
3. Street or Track front coilovers
4. Cobra 13" front disc brakes
5. Tru Track
6. Fiero front seats
7. Global west leaf springs
8. 3pt seat belts
9. Cup holders!!
10. Ear damaging exhaust!


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4-wheel disc (is it worth it)
3.80 Trac Lok
Integrated Power Steering
245/45R17 fronts 275/40/R17 rear
Porterfield R4S pads
Stereo system with finished sub in trunk
Deluxe interior with custom console (cup holders) and door panels
Billet horn/hub for steering wheel
Paxton supercharger (in progress)
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New Z460 Ford small block
TCI Street Fighter transmission
Ford GT350R carbon fiber wheels with adapters
BMW individual pure metal silver paint
Formula 1 racing tires
Custom suspension seats wrapped by Bentley Factory
Carbon fiber suspension components
April fool's- right?!? lol
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#1. T5
#2. Supercharger
#3 Paint job (not really a mod)

'68 Coupe 302 Procharged
'73 Mach I 351C (Gone as of 12/14)

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My car is still under construction, and I am doing my best to keep it stock looking. Here is my list of hidden or stealth mods/upgrades:

Pertronix Ignitor III
Stroker Kit
Cam kit
B&M Trans Kit w/TCI stall converter
Power Door Locks, Power Trunk Release (remote fob controlled only)
Viper alarm W/GPS tracker
Full LED lights except Headlights & Lucas Driving lights
Arning dropped OpenTracker roller front suspension , Prothane black suspension bushings for everything else
Evens Waterless coolant

The not so stealth:

Sanden AC compressor
JBA Shorty headers, JBA 2.5" H Pipe to 2.25" pipes (including resonators and transverse muffler to the Shelby Exhaust Pod)
Aluminum Radiator
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 02:23 PM
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Here is my list:

1)Replaced Powerjection 3 with Fitech Go EFI 8 system, installed and tuned by FiTech this week
2)Centerforce DIYAD dual disc clutch
3)Master Power big brakes
4)replaced complete interior
5)went from 17" to 18"wheels
6) soon add A/C and update suspension

1965 Mustang Fastback- 349 clutch killer, 70MM turbo,FiTech Go EFI 8, TMI Sport XR interior,Centerforce DIYAD,18" TSW, Master Power big brakes
Super Ford Magazine cover '99
Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Cover '00
Modified Mustang and Fast Ford cover '11
Power & Performance 6/15
SEMA 2014 and SEMA 2017

2006 Ford F250-10" lift, King Coil overs, 6000 watt stereo, 370 rwhp/722 ft lbs tq, smoking 38's and rolling coal

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Wow I love alot of the upgrades on this thread and they are on my todo list. My favorite upgrades that I did are below.

1. Foxbody seats- Took my love of driving the car to another level
2. opentracker full suspension- Felt like a death trap before
3. Mustang steves power brakes and roller brake pedal assembly
4. I was hesitant to put granada brakes on here, I am sure they are better than drum but nothing like a newer car. I am looking forward to upgrading to wilwood or cobra brakes
5. Vintage LED's all around- tough to rank these
6. I have to put the cooling system on here as i can drive all day in south florida heat with no issues. Champion 3 core and 16" electric fan
7. I have to say putting a CD player in the glove box paired with kick panel speakers and 6x9's in the rear deck, added fat matt and mass back carpet and i can actually hear the stereo over my flowmaster 40s while driving 70.
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 08:06 PM
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The dream upgrade list:

SoT Coilover front suspension
SoT Full Floating Rear end
SoT 3-Link Rear
Mini Tubs
Rear Disks
3-point Belts
Air Conditioning
Lowered seat pans and Recaros
TKO 600
Boat load of Dynamat

and a second mortgage to pay for it
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My list so far, still under construction...

1. SoT Complete suspension system with full floater housing, 13" brakes F/R
2. Wilwood brake pedal assembly
3. '85 Fox body tilt steering column
4. 2" Mini-tub rear (to allow for the 335-30-18's)
5. TKO-600
6. Multi-point Roll Cage
7. Convertible inner rockers with seat pan bracing
8. 1" Trans-Am inspired nose drop
9. Unisteer power rack and pinion W/ modified cross member mount
10. Battery-less passenger side apron

Mods to come / in progress

4-2-1 Stainless Steel headers
3" equivalent oval exhaust W/ X pipe
Semi flush tail lights
Deleted drip rails
Front fender mods to cover a 275-35-18 on a 9.5" rim
I'm sure there will be more....
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3 pt seat belts
head rests
export brace, m/c bar and sub frame connectors
disc brakes,
air conditioning
roller spring perch
arning drop
long tube headers,
dual exhaust


1967 C code convertible

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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-11-2016, 09:43 AM
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My car doesn't even have 10 mods.

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