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#1647 of 2124 Be sure it can still pass smog checks and
Mar 14, 2005 (10:13 pm)
Have fun with the customizing. The people at Stangnet may have some advice as to what worked and what did not. And I bet some good advice here too, like the previous post. Hope you will still meet the smog checks marks OK, and don't kill gas mileage, unless you are rich. I love the sound of the stock system. Ford dialed in a perfect balance there. It is possible to get too much of a droning sound for long trips, so be careful and ask others here and elsewhere just how sweet the sound is, as well as, added performance. You can also get advice from people involved in local Mustang clubs. Will this be for track racing,drag racing, or just bragging rights? There are some handling improvements you can add. Have fun - wish I had the bucks to play with a GT! Actually, I am still thinking of someday getting a 1998, or a 2000-04 car used. Saves a bundle off the new Stang prices and avoids the big first hits on depreciation. You have a good plan there!
#1648 of 2124 Re: Customizing 02 GT [luxrus79]
Mar 15, 2005 (3:34 pm)
Luxrus79 you may also want to try IMBOC's web site they are mostly Bullitt owners as am I but if you are thinking about it someone there has done it. I just ordered the first mods for my Bullitt, BBK underdrive pulleys, cold air intake and a Mach 1 chin spoiler. Gears would have been my first choice but so far the prices I have been quoted are to high. Have fun but do your research!
#1649 of 2124 Re: 2005 Mustang V 6 Gas problems [sportscardkid]
Mar 15, 2005 (5:45 pm)
Hi, I just bought an 05 Mustang for my wife. Same problem with the gas fill up. The tube looks too small to me. I have an appointment on Monday the 21st with the dealership. I will let you know what they say. I am glad you posted your problem so that I know it is not just me. It is a pain to try to fill up. Shuts off every gallon or so and dumps gas all over. We only have 1,200 miles on it but it has been a pain from day one at the pump. We love the car so far other than that. Our mileage has been about 25 mpg.
#1650 of 2124 Re: 2005 Mustang V 6 Gas problems [billsweers]
Mar 15, 2005 (8:01 pm)
Gas neck problems??? Other cars have had this fate, and for the life of me, I can not understand how they can spend billions in engineering depts. and screw up something so simple. Too small a hole? Perhaps they thought it was to be a diesel car ) Gas mileage should improve over time. The 25MPG for the automatic is not so good considering gas prices these days. The 28MPG is not too bad for the stick. Ford needs to catch up to GM in V6 gas mileage. The overall package of a Stang though still looks pretty fair. Discounts are on the way, no doubt. My guess is that $2k rebates within 6 months.
I saw an '04 GT for $21, but I bet they would take $20k for it. I think it is 5K off, but I have heard of 6K off on some models, as people want the latest tool. I can see that with such a large change in the model that a discount should be expected. I can also appreciate some the good things about the previous design. Most things are better, but I do prefer a speedometer and tach that is not obstructed by the steering wheel, and I prefer the rounded look of the old dash. Also like small as possible, as I see slightly larger cars each change. The changes to handling is a good thing. I like that little window for the backseat area. The backend looks good and the side view perhaps better. I am sort of a fan of the original make-over in 1994, though the latest is cool in some ways, and just bigger, sorta like '69, which is OK as long as the next step is not '70's fatter size. And please no mid-70's Pinto design Let us know how long it takes for Ford to fix this problem of the gas neck. Should be interesting to see if they are on the ball. And for you it is dang important. Better luck to ya! - Loren
#1651 of 2124 first time mustang buyer
Mar 15, 2005 (8:25 pm)
Greetings fellow mustang fans,
I am thinking about buying my first mustang and I'm leaning towards either a 2000 or 2001 mustang with the3.8 v6. Ive heard that there is a problem with the head gasket and was wondering if anyone could tell me if either of these two models had been affected by this problem. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
#1652 of 2124 Re: Customizing 02 GT [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 15, 2005 (9:31 pm)
mr shiftright is correct about those bolt on things that claim to give certain amounts of hp. but i do know someone that has a gt with a supercharger and exhaust on it but not much else and it runs real good and real fast, just dont go too nuts with boost, i am highly upset that my last post only showed up with one line, i had a bunch of future mods you could do to your gt that included things such as valve train, upper and lowerintakes, headers, port and plish the head and so on, i dont feel like typing it out again but since you are the host mr shiftright could you tell me why 90% of my message didnt make it?
#1654 of 2124 mustang v6 car stereo HELP!!!!
Mar 16, 2005 (10:56 am)
can anybody help by telling me if the standard stereo in a 2003-04 mustang v6 (hire car no less) can play burnt cds? I'm pretty sure they dont play mp3s but do they play WAV format files?
anyone know of a way around playing mp3s on the stereo??
#1655 of 2124 re: mustang v6 car stereo HELP!!!!
Mar 16, 2005 (12:31 pm)
well, first... the cd's you burn from mp3's are not in .wav format.. but the stereo does play cd's burnt to be audio cd's...
to get the radio to play mp3's is called.. buy a new radio that has that feature.. it's built into the stereo.. nothing u could do about it unless you're an audio engineer that works with car stereo's at Sony, Pioneer, etc
it's probably more cost effective for u to spend the $100 bucks than to go to school to be a stereo engineer
#1656 of 2124 re: mustang v6 car stereo HELP!!!! [kyleknicks]
Mar 16, 2005 (3:59 pm)
i should have been more specific... i am hiring a car in the US (I am from australia) and i have been converting my Mp3 files to .wav files...
on my computer they seem to be appearing as "audio" files but just wondering if anyone has ever played a .wav file in the stereo..
that is good news on the burnt cd's too!!!
thanks for your help!