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New 2013 first mod?

Discussion in '2011-2014 V6 Mustang Tech' started by derb25, May 13, 2014.

  1. derb25

    derb25 New Member

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    2014 Mustang Base model V6
     
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    First post not working so well...
    Just got a 2013 base model v6 last week first mustang have wanted one since I was a kid. What are the recommendations for the first mod, tune or CAI?? Lookibg for best bamg for the buck.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! I'd start with stickier tires.
     
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    Welcome, For me I found the CAI & Mangaflow Mufflers . Add mpg and alitte power. Wheels & Sticky Tires
     
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    What is with the stickier tires?? I have yet to get to break loose
     
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    Stickier tires can improve your entire driving experience by raising the limit of the car's traction. Think of this thing called a "traction circle." Its made of accelerating, steering, and braking. The more you use of any one, the less you have of the others. More capable tires effectively make your traction circle larger.

    I'm the kind of driver that enjoys attacking the corners.
     
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    +1 for upgrading tires, changes the whole driving experience - especially compared to the stock 'no-seasons'
     
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    Thanks for the tire info but I am looking more for performance... that lazy shifts from the automatic in particular.... I bet there is about a 6-8 second lag btwreen shifts
     
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    Markstang Polishing my banhammer Staff Member

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    That sounds like an exaggeration lol
     
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    Not really has no one else experienced a shift lag???
     
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    Markstang Polishing my banhammer Staff Member

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    6 seconds is a LONG time is all I'm saying.
     
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    And it is probably an exaggeration but thete is deffinetly a lack so I am looking for a mod I can do to get rid of it. CAI , tuner.... any ideas what one would help the most?
     
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    Markstang Polishing my banhammer Staff Member

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    A tune will definitely fiddle with your shifts and make them more firm.
     
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    Thank you I jusy didnt know if I could do a tune before I did cai or not.
     
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    You most certainly can, though it may help to do them together.
     
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    For me I did the CAI , Mufflers and Tune together. But I have a manual. I hear that if you have a Auto the Tune really helps with the shift points. I would do the Tune if you looking to help the shifing lag, then do the CAI & Exhaust together.
     
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    Thanks appreciate the feedback
     
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    getsidewayzdrift one- wheel peelin!

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    personally I'd start with making sure your transmission is fine in the first place, 6 seconds sounds like slippage lol even 3 seconds is a long time IMO are you saying it takes up to six seconds to engage after it changes gears or it just winds out in first and second for a looong time before shifting itself?

    then after, tires for sure, PhilII given an awesome explanation about the "traction cirle" is an excellent way to visualize such things

    then I would do things like get her breathing better, CAI, headers back exhaust, and a good tune and you'll notice an incredible difference, especially if you do all at once
     
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    Ok 6 seconds is probably exagerating however when in sport shift mode so you use the + and - on the shift lever when I wibd the car out and hit the shift button I would expect it to shift right then but it jusy seems like it takes forever to shift like a soft or lazt shift I guess? But when I am winding out and shift I expect an shift on the spot.
     
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    If anyobe had a automatic that has expetienced what I am reffeting too could you pleasr chime in.