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Just thinking about mileage

Discussion in 'Mustang Talk' started by Steve Haught, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Steve Haught

    Steve Haught New Member

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    How many people would say that 81000 miles is too much to start modding again. The cars story is: i have had it for 4 years so i no that it has been raced (at a track) and been beat on pretty well. But i have taken better care of it then most. With changing fluids and replacing broken or wore parts iwth the best on the market.
    My concern is putting money into a car that is pushing 10 years old and with over 80000 miles on it.
    What i'm thinking about doing is puting 4:10s and a tlok and an 25% asp pulley. How long does anyone think that the car will last before something to bad will break. What can i do right now to make the car last longer. Like rebuilding or mods or anything that comes to mind.
    I was going to buy a GT this year but this local cop keeps pulling me over and giving me tickets, so in other words insurance companies just laugh at me. lol. Plus my car is paid off so its nice not having a car payment. Any insight would be really appreciated.
    Thanks
    Steve.
     
  2. Duke

    Duke God

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    I'm over 100K and I'm was pretty close to putting on an SC. Complications with the car (body work mostly) have prevented me from doing it.
     
  3. DEstang

    DEstang Why So Serious?

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    I have 99600, and I'm going to spray it in the spring.

    when it breaks, rebuild it. :thumbup:
     
  4. DanTheMan18

    DanTheMan18 Glad To Be Home!

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    It all depends on how long you plan on having the car. Invest some money if you can justify it for the amount of time you plan on having it, otherwise save it for the next ride.

    I started modding the v6 @ 105,xxx, and honestly at this point I wish I hadn't. I am really happy with how it came out, but now that I have the Cobra I wish I would've saved some of the time/money/effort for it instead. Go test drive the vehicle that you think you might be looking at purchasing next, and that might help you make the decision.
     
  5. (SilentMember)

    (SilentMember) Well-Known Member

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    unless your over 200k I say your good to go. Although I wouldn't spend it on 25% pullies, I did this on my v6 for practically no gain. Boost or bust.

    But I do agree with Dantheman.
     
  6. slow_v6_stang

    slow_v6_stang Two Eaton blown Fords

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    :yup:

    125,000+ miles and supercharged :thumbup:


    altho the engine only has ~4,000 on it
     
  7. KTBug

    KTBug - Kris -

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    You'll be fine with only those mods provided you don't beat on it too hard. Do a compression test and post the results.
     
  8. blainestang

    blainestang 3 Mustangs, 0 Spoilers

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    I'm modding my Mustang w/ 211k miles on it :D

    It's NEVER too late :lol:
     
  9. shayne3.8

    shayne3.8 -All show no go-

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    I got 142,000 and mine is still running strong, IMO its never too late to mod your car as long as you take care of it your car can last for a very long time.
     
  10. paintfreak198

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    yeah i got 117 on mine and just got dual flowmasters, cai, and wheels in the last month
     
  11. silver6stang02

    silver6stang02 Keepin' it real

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    Wow I really thought my car was middle aged at 50k, now I am beginning to see a whole new light:lol:
     
  12. MyLittlePony

    MyLittlePony V6 VIN V8 Power

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    After about 140k I had 3.73 and a tlok installed. So theres no problem there. I am currently at 164k and running strong. There is a 302 in my garage that should go in sometime this year... ...kinda sad though seeing as my car has had no rebuilds (engine & transmission) I kinda wanted to know just how far the old 6 banger would take me.
     
  13. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    i am about to break 110,000, loves to pull hard