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  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Yes, the difference is VERY noticeable in the bass department. Is it worth it? That depends on a few things. If you're the type who always has to replace the factory radio, then no, it's not worth it. If you don't mind having a stock radio, but you want a little more oomph in the sound, yes it's worth it. I have the Shaker 1000 and it's one of the best stock radios I've ever heard; even compared to those ridiculously expensive systems in luxury cars. The clarity is good enough for me. It does well with high frequencies. And the bass is really good when used in moderation. If you turn the bass up too high, the subwoofers start to sound boomy.

    As far as the space the sub enclosure takes up in the trunk, it's a moot point. It doesn't take up that much space, and I can assure you an aftermarket sub setup will take up MUCH more space to produce not much more or better bass, IMO.
  • I have an 05 GT with the Shaker 500 and I LOVE it.. A friend here in town has a shaker 1000, and the only difference I can tell between the two (sitting in the same driveway) is he can dial up more base, BUT my Shaker 500 has way more base than most people will ever use. All you have to do is punch up the menu and dial in all the base you want. Personally, I have my base in at about 70-75% and it is all I want, and if you want to turn the volume up it WILL shake the windows. I also want the extra trunk room, have to get 2 sets of golf clubs and luggage in it once in a while. The Shaker 500 is WAY better than my departed 2000 BMW or my last Benz radios
  • i guess i will answer my own

    it turns out the wires on the light switch plug are all ground the grounds are what tells the relay to turn on

    the system is all hooked up and looks grweat
  • I am looking at buying a 71 mach 1. The only thing is its an automatic, and I really want manual but I cant pass up this price. Is it possible to swap the auto for a stick? Ideally I would like to put in a T56. Is this possible. Thanks for any info, and Aloha from Hawaii
  • am planning to buy a 1978 Mustang hatchback. any suggestions if its worth buying a machine that old, the car is running. Can I add more power to it is it worth restoring it? What else can i do with a 78?
  • I am planning to buy a K2 Motor COLD AIR INTAKE KIT.
    This brand is a unheard name. But cheaper than a knn or injen.
    Any one know about it?
    Any feedback? experience, story would help.

  • jbob88jbob88 Posts: 2
    I have a 351w 1998 picked up for free. I plan on droping into 90s mustang. The Engine is all stock. What are some cheap modifications i can make to increase proformance.

    All advice welcome.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    It is amazing to me how willing peeps are to Modify an expensive asset like their means of transportation with some part from a fly by night or otherwise unknown company.

    I know an cold air intake may not sound complicated but do you really think these little 2 bit companys really do any true testing on the products they sell?

    Also, on the Shelby GT, the Factory cold air intake installed by Shelby peeps only adds about 25 hp WHEN COMBINED with a rom flash. Do you really want to flash your rom with software from some 2 bit company?

  • mellor_21mellor_21 Posts: 8
    k i have a 97 gt with the sohc, i was just wonderin if it was possible to change it to a dohc without replacing the engine.. im pretty good at mechanics, but im still pretty new too so i just dont know lol
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    It may be possible but the real question is whether it's worth the trouble. You'd be better off going with high flow SOHC heads or just replacing the entire engine.
  • mellor_21mellor_21 Posts: 8
    k thanks! i might just replace it kuz i wanted to keep it all original but the tranny isnt the original so it wouldnt matter much.. thanks though!
  • I have a 1995 Mustang with the 3.8 engine. I recently discovered that the 89-95 Thunderbird SC come with a 3.8 and a supercharger. So I looked at some pictures and noticed that it is almost the same engine except for the supercharger. If i am right would i be able to do a swap for the 3.8 supercharger with little to no modifications?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Doubt it. The engine internals should be beefier plus they probably lowered the compression ratio with different pistons and/or heads. Then there's the PCM programming which would have to be changed. It's possible but it's not a simple bolt-on.
  • mikep8mikep8 Posts: 2
    I've seen a few GT-style aftermarket grilles for V6 Mustangs, but none of them look very good. The best I've found is from Mr.Bodykit:

    But it still isn't right (the foglamps are too close together).

    I know the two grilles have slightly different dimensions, slant angle etc, but I'm wondering if anyone has found a more accurate GT-style grille for the V6 Pony Package Mustang?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Interesting - I actually want the Pony Package grille on a GT.
  • ajollyajolly Posts: 1
    My girlfriend has an 06 Mustang, V6 with a pony grill. for her birthday I want to get her these rear turn signals that gradually fade across the three lenses. I cant seem to find them any where. If anyone knows where I can find the gradual "Fading" turn signals please let me know.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    They're not that hard to find. They're called sequential tail lights:
  • novellnovell Posts: 26
    I am seriously considering adding a cold air intake by either JLT or K&N, any negatives on mileage? Also do all cold air intakes require using premium fuel?
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    Nah, your mileage will be fine (unless of course you're giving her more gas so you can feel the extra power...)

    Won't need premium gas, but you may need a re-tune of your computer to compensate for the increased airflow. Some kits do, some don't...
  • 45auto45auto Posts: 16
    Been a while since I have posted. I have a 99 mustang gt 5-spd convertible with 60k 0n the clock and it has the REAL 35th anniversary package. (white, only 515 in this color) Was wondering where to find a chrome alternator, and am not looking to change the stereo or anything. What amp is the stock alternator and should I upgrade or not? also any other help on under hood goodies would be appreciated. Thanks all. Elliott :confuse:
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