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post #1 of 8 Old 03-22-2016, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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first mods...

getting the car in 2 days.. already planning my first mods.. any tips for where to start??

I feel like I'm going to start with the Cobb v3 Accessport tune and then eventually/perhaps get a downpipes, and a resonated exhaust from MAPerfomance.. Im a bit concerned they wont be compatible.. the tune is set from what I understand and might not be the best for the new exhaust.. anyone know a more custom tuning solution that would work with that exhaust (it seems to be the best I've heard online so far..)...
Also, I did NOT get the performance package because I didn't like the black wheels (lol i know).. and I'm concerned about the final drive ratio that I have stock.. should upgrading that be a priority, or only worry about that if I ever want to track the car?

let me know what you think, what you did, etc..
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-23-2016, 02:30 AM
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Maperformance on there site uses the Cobb tuner on there text car I did the cp-e hot and cold charge pipes first for performance but waiting on bisimoto to hook me up with down pipe and exhaust before doing a custom tune in the car using Oe Tunning let me know if I can be any more help I have also done the classic design concepts outlaw full kit with savini bm11 running 22x9 and 22x10.5 Also did diode dynamics 4th brake light tail light sequencing interior kit and clear side markers

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-23-2016, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info Warhorse- it does look like they incorporate that tune with the exhaust and all their upgrade packages... And I like the hot and cold charge pipes idea, but I think those will be in my "stage 2" efforts with a larger intercooler and BOV install.. Then stage 3 would be bigger turbo and any fuel supply or other supporting mods..
Anyone have recommendations for best sounding exhaust or BOV? Again I like the MAPerformance resonated turbo back so far, and I have not found a BOV I like yet.. At all.. I think I want one that has a valve to prevent blow off at lower pressure so it only vents with higher revs/pressures .. If that's possible I dunno
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-23-2016, 02:58 PM
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MAPerformance resonated turbo back is the best sounding exhaust for the Ecoboost IMHO. It sounds the least "Ricey" or "Farty".

As for modding I personally am going to wait until I have access to someone who can provide me a custom tune. I've dealt with "canned" tunes in the past on my other cars and will never do that again.


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post #5 of 8 Old 03-23-2016, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I don't mind trusting the Cobb tune to be good for a stock mustang, but I'm nervous it will still apply perfectly to all modifications.. I may just need to get a custom tune after each significant change.. problem is finding a local shop...

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-25-2016, 08:17 PM
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i thought cobb did at least one custom tune for free when you buy the AP??
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-26-2016, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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They may include a custom tune.. I dunno. I see that MAPerformabce has a bolt on set that has a custom MAP tune to go with it.. I'll prolly just do that.. Simple.. And it has the exhaust note I want .. Just a matter of saving 3k..
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I got an exhaust for my first mod haha
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