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post #31 of 67 Old 07-13-2017, 01:52 PM
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Beautiful looking mustang zhent. I only did a bit of washing today ^^
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post #32 of 67 Old 07-15-2017, 06:31 AM
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Let's see, updates...

Last month I did an intercooler upgrade, with a CP-e intercooler and Mishimoto pipes, promptly flashing my ECU to the OTS Cobb Stage 2 tune. This week I did new NGK 1 step colder plugs from Tune+ and Go Fast Bits DV+ bypass valve kit. Performance does seem impactged favorably by all of this, despite being over 100 degrees in Texas for most of the month.


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I'm still at Cobb stage 1. Haven't decided if I want to get the intercooler upgrade just so I can run stage 2. I don't push my car very hard, and the temperatures here rarely get above 90. Maybe if I win the lottery - or the American Muscle $7000 parts giveaway - I'll take that step, but right now I'm happy with stage 1.

Anyway, Zhent, I hope you let us know how stage 2 works out for you.

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post #34 of 67 Old 07-20-2017, 11:03 PM
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And it never stops.



I found a local DIY shop that rents out lift time by the hour. This allowed me to install the Gibson cat-back exhaust I picked up from AM.

I completely forgot to take an after photo with it in the air like I should have.



I'm getting a huge kick out of the new exhaust tone, and am finding myself driving more and more with the radio off, just to listen to the car run.

I also picked up some new race numbers for Autocross this weekend...



I'll be paying all of this off for a while...
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Mostly, I've kept it in slot 5/economy mode for highway driving and haven't pushed it hard yet.
I'm curious as to how the fuel economy is in the economy mode. Isn't that tune supposed to get better mileage than stock?

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I'm curious as to how the fuel economy is in the economy mode. Isn't that tune supposed to get better mileage than stock?

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Yes, there's a definite improvement in mileage for highway driving. I averaged 27 mpg before the Cobb tune, occasionally going a little over 30 highway. After I started using stage 5 I started averaging 30 mpg. I spent 6 hours on highways yesterday and found I could get 36 mpg at 60 mph, and 26 mpg at 85 mph. That's with manual transmission, 3.55 gears, stock intake and exhaust. YMMV.

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Installed a strut tower brace yesterday. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think the steering feels tighter and more precise. It makes me happy.

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Installed a strut tower brace yesterday. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think the steering feels tighter and more precise. It makes me happy.

I agree...I thought it felt different, but I also didn't care because I liked it!
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I had a productive week: Steeda Triax short throw shifter, carbon fiber drive shaft, BMRP street catback, and T-rex polished billet aluminum grille.

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post #40 of 67 Old 08-23-2017, 09:10 PM
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Tuned two weeks ago with the Cobb Accessport. Incredible power in the middle of the curve...very impressed.
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