V6 - Saving up for Mods, got some questions.

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    You have an under body shot of your complete setup? Curious how that looks.
     
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    No. I'll try to get one, but no promises. Actually if you look up a picture of the MBRP GT Cat back exhaust - you'll see where the two pipe heading towards the back have the H. The Vibrant resonators were welded in AFTER that H before. My exhaust guy cut those AND the H out and installed the Magnaflow 12469 in place of what he cut out:

    https://www.amazon.com/MagnaFlow-Ex...ords=12469&qid=1557925338&s=automotive&sr=1-1

    So in essence, my BBK off road pipe + these Flowmaster converters https://www.amazon.com/Flowmaster-2...25&qid=1557925419&s=automotive&sr=1-1-catcorr added to the off road pipe. That connects to the MBRP cat back. And then the Magnaflow added as I described.
     
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    Well my damn credit fell through for the tires haha, been spending to much money lately I guess.

    So gotta save up for wheels and tires, gonna miss that LMR deal for sure.

    Ok so I thought I read somewhere that if you change out your transmission fluid it will add some smoothness to your gearbox is that true?

    Also, I was looking at that Barton Short Throw Shifter but it seems to have disappeared off the planet for the V6, makes me kinda sad.
     
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    As always Im completely lost - I guess like most men Im really visual. Plus Im not a mechanic so I get confused easily!

    https://www.americanmuscle.com/mbrp-stainless-race-catback-black-2015gt.html?utm_content=Exhaust - Catback|MBRP&T5_Var4=389210-A&utm_source=google-pla&utm_medium=shopping&T5_Var2=shopping&utm_campaign=AMM+Mustang+Brands+Medium+RLSA&T5_Var3=blue&intl=0&dialogtech=ppc&gclid=CjwKCAjw8e7mBRBsEiwAPVxxiOQ0R27951ppMhQhgdBvIZRts-gTIG7PnV6yy_MyVnjOfoZrteVVcBoCrL8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Is that the catback you have?

    I see that muffler is 3" in and 3" out. So you have BBK long tube headers out to a off road pipe which has two of the flowmaster cats connected to it, then out to the exhaust, and then it ENDS in the magnaflow? Those look like dual outs though. Am I wrong about all of this? lol

    Does the magnaflow replace the H Pipe? So you would be going from 3" in to 2.5" on the cats?
     
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    #185 USMCtoARMY, May 15, 2019
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    Take the photo I uploaded. And put together a photo representation of what you think he is saying. What you already described is basically the jist of it....

    The Barton isn't popular this generation of Mustangs. The short throws that eveyone rolls with this gen are the expensive ones; MGW and Steeda Race Tri-ax. The more affordable; Boomba short throw, which is very popular paired with the Blowfish Bracket. I used to run the Steeda Short Throw (non-RACE tri ax) with shifter bushings and a transmission insert bushing. It worked very well and I enjoyed it. I switched to Boomba with the Full Tilt Boogie Racing (FTBR) Bracket, which mounts your shifter to the transmission instead of the chassis. I also added trans and diff fluid with the steeda clutch spring. I haven't installed the FTBR bracket, because I bought it from here in Germany. The other upgrades I have run and like them over my old setup. I did this because I wanted a more solid tactile shifter for when I move to boost.

    Yes, better trans and diff fluid is worth it...to me.
     
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    #186 MarkDMKC1974, May 15, 2019
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    Haha you learned me up!

    Yeah I want the same as you for shifting. So Ill look into those things.

    Would this:

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/steeda-short-throw-shifter-tri-ax-street-2015-2019/p/MS58/

    and this:

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/blowfish-racing-manual-shifter-support-bracket-2015-2019/p/MSSB1/

    Work well together?
     
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    Can confirm, buddy got the Barton on his 18 and has had trouble with the original and the revised one they sent him. Other buddy nothing but praise for his MGW.
     
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    Haha you first said no not at all? Thats what my email said.

    I just want a better shifter, more solid shifting from the car. Especially if Im going to add any more power.
     
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    I was responding to fast and didn't read you were asking about the non-race Tri-Ax from your link.

    I would start small and just do a cheaper shifter bushing and transmission insert paired with new fluids and a short throw of your choice. I think you will find you like it just fine. Maybe do the cheap Steeda Clutch Spring as well. At a minimum do the Energy bushing inserts. Its like $40.00 for the two and the Steeda Clutch spring ($20.00) to help eliminate the 2nd to 3rd gear lockout when shifting under heavy load (an issue with manuals when your mashing the pedal and shifting).
     
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    Yeah I usually shy away from anything that says "Race" option, as this is my daily driver haha.

    Im still not completely sure about my exhaust setup, but you guys have really, really helped me understand what I need and what I can do.
     
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    No problem. Its what the forums are for....
     
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    My new wheels have arrived. The TPMS may arrive this weekend. That means I'll probably have them mounted next weekend with 275/40r19 bfgoodrich all seasons.

    Anyone have experience with bfgoodrich comp 2 A/S in the snow?

    Will all 4 stock 18in wheels with tires fit in the mustang?
     
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    I have been wondering this myself. I'll be interested to hear if someone has done it.

    I think I'm going to go with General G-Max AS-05s in the same size. Glad I won't have to deal much with snow.
     
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    Yeah can't say I tried putting rims and tires into my Mustangs lol.
     
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    Yes they will fit in the car. If you aren't a big guy, you can fit 3 in the back row and 1 in the passenger seat. I've done it a few times now because i have my speaker box in the trunk that leaves no room to fit a wheel.

    Tested with the premium 19s with tires, my current 20s without tires, and the stock 17s with tires. One kinda digs into the back of the drivers seat and it isn't comfortable (although I did drive like that for 1.5-2 hours when I picked up my 19s originally.
     
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    @Nagare Thanks for the good information. I actually only need drive 10min to my nearest Costco for tires.

    I had a look at the wheels and they look great, looks and quality. I can't wait to mount them.

    The TPMS also came and they look new. They each come in individual boxes with part numbers. I'm not sure if that is how they would come if I had bought them from the dealer. Do they work? That is for when I have them mounted next week.
     
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    Ok so maybe this is a dumb question, since I think its been answered.

    I can buy any of the 3 Inch GT Cat backs and it will bolt right on, just need a shop to do it right?
     
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    Don't even need a shop, you can put your car on jack stands and get it done yourself if you really want to.
     
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    Well I want to get the long headers, midpipe and exhaust all done at once. So I would do it if I was just getting the exhaust.
     
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