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Old 05-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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2012 Performance recommendations?

In the next few months parts will start coming out, but since I am new to owning a car I'd actually want improve I don't really know which companies to go with.
Where should I look for a CAI, air filter and exhaust system? And what stats will tell me what is good and what is not worth it?


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Old 05-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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I am interested in the answers so I am replying for subscription :)
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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I would be surprised if Ford Racing doesn't release some performance/handling/appearance upgrades within the year.
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In the next few months parts will start coming out, but since I am new to owning a car I'd actually want improve I don't really know which companies to go with.
Where should I look for a CAI, air filter and exhaust system? And what stats will tell me what is good and what is not worth it?
Most people start out with Intake/Exhaust/Header/Tune/Suspension. These mods will get you started. Good luck.
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I actually spoke to somebody at Ford Racing on the phone a few nights ago. They/He said they expect to have a few things available within the next three months or so. Namely Exhaust and Intake. He mentioned a few more small things but I can't recall.

I spoke to FSWerks as well, and they gave pretty much the same timeframe, and mentioned the same components.

Hope this helps :)
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Just remember, depending on your dealer, installing aftermarket parts may void you warranty and they might refuse to fix your car should something go wrong with it. Therefore, if you install any performance upgrades, remove them before you take it in for service (exhaust is OK to leave on).
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Just remember, depending on your dealer, installing aftermarket parts may void you warranty and they might refuse to fix your car should something go wrong with it. Therefore, if you install any performance upgrades, remove them before you take it in for service (exhaust is OK to leave on).
This was my next question, if you buy from Ford Racing does this still void the warranty?
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Just remember, depending on your dealer, installing aftermarket parts may void you warranty and they might refuse to fix your car should something go wrong with it. Therefore, if you install any performance upgrades, remove them before you take it in for service (exhaust is OK to leave on).

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This was my next question, if you buy from Ford Racing does this still void the warranty?
It has to be proven that the performance/ aftermarket parts caused the problem. A dealer cannot just say becasue you have performance/aftermarket parts your warranty is void.
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Usually the Ford Racing stuff will keep the warranty, unless they say otherwise. On one of the Mustang supercharger kits, it specificly notes the warranty is void if installed due to power increase. Most of the other stuff you are fine, but be sure to ask.

I have a stealth exhaust here, but cannot remove the second cat because the wife called the dealership and Ford. She was told the ENTIRE vehicle warranty would be void(total bullcrap to tell the truth), but the second cat back exhaust is fine to replace. I'm still pissed at her for calling..........the exhaust was delivered before I got home and she went nuts.
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This was my next question, if you buy from Ford Racing does this still void the warranty?
Intakes/exhausts are usually ok. Just go cone-air; I wouldn't go cold air unless it never rains (puddles tend to cause issues!).

If you get an ECU tuning that tends to make your warranty go bye-bye.

Suspension and brakes are usually not enough to void anything either, within reason. Like an earlier poster said, it really depends on how flexible your services manager is at the dealership you go to.
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