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2008 Mustang GT

Discussion in 'S-197 Mustangs' started by GTRsforlife, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Recon

    Recon Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The info is out there but you will have to find it. Took years for me to learn what I do now on their cars because Roush is very hush hush on them. And you are correct. They have the very bad habit of forgetting about their older models. It’s even worse for New Edge and SN-95 Roush models than the S197 I cars. Last time I checked you were able to get the 3V body kit from Roush still. Now if that’s still accurate I’m not sure. Might be something to check out.


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  2. GTRsforlife

    GTRsforlife New Member Established Member

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    Oh really? I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the info.


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  3. zeitmorder

    zeitmorder New Member

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    Very nice to see a clean sample. I hear reports of these mustangs with 275k miles on the original motor and still driving.
     
  4. ndinadis

    ndinadis New Member Established Member

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    Congrats on the new car, I have a 2005 and an 18 myself.
    After building the 05 up in stages and doing full bolt -ons and cams and now a blower I can give some advise
    Intake and a good tune do make a difference and change the sound to make the car feel faster (tune is responsible for most of the increase the tune helps with intake noise.
    Skip the throttle body, its been tested to only be a restriction if your boosted, I tried it and for the cost there was nearly no benefit.
    4.10's are great and will be probably the biggest bang for your buck mod as far as changing the feel of the car.
    Short throw-stock shifter is actually pretty good, everything else will be more notchy and expose weakensses with the trans. MGW is the go to if you decide to (I went through a couple and tried others and the adjustable MGW is levels above the others)
    Mufflers are great for sound but headers will also give you an increase in power.
    Look up "Lito"for tuning, he is regarded as one of if not the best 3V tuners in the world.
    Fuel and injectors -you will not need to touch either when NA
     
  5. KM1013

    KM1013 New Member

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    A bit late to this thread. Pick up an 06 GT Premium with 23K this Saturday. Supercharger and full exhaust (long tubes etc.) Tune, Intake and some other goodies as well as wheels and Nitto drag radials. $14K. I think you did just fine at $12,500.
     
  6. cidsamuth

    cidsamuth Active Member Established Member

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    $14k is quite the deal for such low mileage and the supercharger/exhaust.

    Two years ago, I paid $20k for my 08 with 17k miles and Kenne Belle, full exhaust, 20" rims, etc.

    I had to admit to myself that I overpaid by a couple thousand. But, $14k for a similarly optioned 06, close in mileage, just two years later, is still a good deal.
     
  7. TotalLamer

    TotalLamer New Member Established Member

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    Just a heads up, those wheels (including the black bit in the web of the spokes) are absolutely factory. I want to say they changed from pure silver to the silver w/ black webs in '08. The '08 GT 'Vert I used to have had those wheels. I loved them.
     

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