Originally Posted by jay's stang
Hi there Vista blue GT. Jay's stang here. Just wanna say you know your stuff.And I was referring to an 06' stang. It makes sense when you said an open air filter will draw in more heat off the engine.As true the fact that what material the inlet tube is made of can effect air temp. I want to do a cold air plus exhaust. And I don't skimp when I comes to my darling. I want the best. what would you recommend? Thanks. Have a great holiday.....P.S. I'm sure you've heard of Steeda in Pompano. Do they do good work?
OK Jay here ya go.....you want a cold air kit that has an inlet pipe made of composite materials and avoid kits using metal in their inlet pipe fabrication. The best composite one on the market is from JLT Performance. Here is their web site address:
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(yes that weird url will get you to JLT...) The next thing to do is the exhaust. It would be better to do the exhaust in conjunction with the JLT since they act in conjunction with each other to get the air flowing freer from end to end. I went with the Corsa axle-backs. They are expensive but they really look nice abd they are all stainless steel. They happen to be the most respected high-quality exhausts made and that is why they are used on Corvettes alot. You may see claims that the Corsa axle-backs give you between 10 and 13 extra RWHP. I personally tested this and found it to be true ONLY when you replace the stock Mustang GT H-pipe with the Corsa X-pipe.
You should definitely invest in the SCT Xcaliber-2 hand held programmer as well and tune the entire solution specifica to your car so that you get your air-to-fuel ratio to run at 13.2 to 1. This will usually net you some additional RW HP and torque and keep the engine running safely without detonation.
I believe JLT sells a combo air-intake and SCT XCal-2 for $550.00. Corsa axle-back exhausts average around $650.00. This is usually twice the cost of most axle-backs but the workmanship and sound is really high-quality in both departments. There is absolutely NO DRONE when cruising. The Corsa X-pipe runs about $250.00.
The Corsa is a tiny bit louder and lower in tone than the stock axle-backs. If you are looking for real deep sound, a bit of drone and loud even when not getting on it, then the following axle-backs are good:
If you decide on JBA's let me know for I have a pair that I ran for two months before I switched to Corsa's. The only reason I switched is because I wanted the best looking axle-backs on the market with absolutely no drone...Corsa's fit that bill. If you want the JBA's I'd be willing to sell mine for $200. They normally run between $298 to $320.
As for Steeda of Popano. That is where I got my Steeda underdrive pullies from. The UD pullies should be your next mod after all of teh above is done including the SCT tune. Steeda's make top quality UD pullies and are the most popular with the 05 through 07 Mustang GT's. Also Steeda is known for top-quality mod service as well.
And that's about it. Drop me an email should you decide on getting the JBA axle-backs and want to get mine at a substantially reduced price.
Have a Happy Holiday !!!!