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New to me 2011 GT with upgrades what should we do next?

Discussion in '2011-2014 Mustang Talk' started by skipnay, May 19, 2015.

  1. skipnay

    skipnay New Member Established Member

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    So the wife and I are picking up a 2011 GT automatic. No it doesn't have the Brembo brake package. It already has full length headers, hi flow cats, mufflers, tail pipes (Basicly a complete exhaust system). It also has 3.73's and sct tuner. I do know this car has gone 11.8 and 11.9 in the quarter with some crappy launches. So what would you do next if this was your ride? I would like to keep it mostly streetable kinda like a daily driver. P.S. I think the windows are now tinted...

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    scotmach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Converter and ditch those gears for the stock 3.15's or some 3.31's. Who's tune?
     
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    kingcobra323 Active Member Established Member

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    +1 scotmach Convertor like a 3c. See how it does then the gears.
     
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    StangMan04 Member Established Member

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    Converter and suspension.
     
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    Led_Zep Don't tread on me Established Member

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    Suspension fo sho
     
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    Scott8583 Addicted to Corn! Established Member

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    First thing I'd install is a Roush/VMP TVS blower... Oh wait, that was my first mod! No converter, no suspension, just first & only mod!
     
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    Converter, converter, converter, & drag radials, good tune you'll see air under the LF tire! Worked for me and with a crappy tune!!
     
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    What tires did it run those times with?
     
  9. skipnay

    skipnay New Member Established Member

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    I'm not sure of tunes yet. I will get that info then.
    Mickey Thompson ET Streets on 17'' wheels
     
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    275/45/18 M&H on factory rims, work excellent!
     
  11. Angry50

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    if it was me id do wheels and tires and some suspension next. as others have said those high gears could be hurting in the 1/4. 3.31 seems to be the gear of choice if not staying with stock. Converters make a big difference at the track. mods depends on what your goals are and your budget.
     
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    275/45/18 M&H on the 8 inch rim?
     
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    Yes they work great, second car I had them on, very little burnout, & good suspension, and got me a 1.62 60 ft, no spin!
     
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    skipnay New Member Established Member

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    Ok guys I come from the FoxBody world. I'm in the middle of another swap for it. I went from a 398w, T56 6 speed, 4.11 8.8 carb setup. Now I'm doing a 402w, 76mm turbo (biggest we are allowed), powerglide, 9'' rearend, minitub, BS3. So I know to switch gears why are these coyote cars better with the 3.31's? This is an automatic car also.
     
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    I think I would do suspension, wheels/tires, and see where I stood. Then decide if you want to change the gearing.
     
  16. Scott8583

    Scott8583 Addicted to Corn! Established Member

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    The gear is already in there, I wouldn't bother taking it out now... Stick guys have to shift into 5th with a 3.73, your an auto so I'd leave it. It's been debated that more gear doesn't really help with our cars. I run a 3.55 at 140mph trap speed. I don't need the extra gearing, but like you I already have it.
     
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    Sounds like you outta add the Brembo's so you can stop as well as you can go. You can do a Brembo conversion cheap. I just posted a thread about it on the Brake section.
     
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    Do some drag wheels
     
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    skipnay New Member Established Member

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    Since it has 80,000 miles on it. I was thinking about spark plugs. Is there something everyone uses?
     
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    factory spark plugs are fine unless you're boosted. the 3.15 or 3.31 gears are ideal for autos as the transmission gearing is really short in the 1 and 2 gears.
     

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