This is in response to several requests I've been getting for a descriptive mod list.
No more mods currently planned, this is the final walkaround video.
I forgot to mention a few mods during the video, so I'll add notes along the way.
Thanks to my son Chris for being my videographer!
2006 Mustang GT Pypes Off Road X pipe Daily Driving Loudness in Car
Quick video demonstrating the volume level of an Off Road X pipe in daily
driving sort of conditions.
Mods on the car are CAI, tune, 3.73 gears, pypes OR X (duh) and Magnaflow
axlebacks. The magnaflows are about the tamest aftermarket muffler there
are for these cars so depending on your axleback it could be a lot louder.
This is just meant to demonstrate the sort of volume level you can expect
inside the car in normal driving conditions with an OR mid pipe. It really
is a big difference in volume level compared to just the axle backs.
Personally I really like it, but if you live in a community that is really
picky about sound violations or you do a lot of late night/early morning
commute stuff this might not be for you!
I do get on it a couple times throughout the video but I never put my foot
all the way to the floor and never get above 4500 RPM. Keep that in mind as
you listen, it gets louder if you want it! Like I said this is just an
example of daily sort of driving.
MY OPINION (for those who want it) on the X pipe VS H pipe debate: X MIGHT
and I stress MIGHT make a little more power, the X design does flow better
than the H, but on a 3500 pound street driven car the small difference in
power between an X and an H pipe is not going to be something you're going
to notice. Either design if you go with an off road pipe will give you a
noticeable power improvement over the stock pipe. So, the choice comes down
to sound. X is raspier, more 'exotic' sounding if you will. H is deeper,
rumble-ier more 'old school' muscle car sort of sound. I personally like
the raspiness of the X pipe, I love the way it snorts and pops when you let
off the gas around 3000 rpm. But some people don't like that, and that's
cool too. It's all personal preference my friends.
ALSO, you might notice a sort of ticking almost Exhaust leak sort of sound at times, especially
at lower RPM, I DO NOT have an Exhaust
leak, I've done some research and apparently this is a normal sound with
the Pypes brand product specifically. It bugged me a lot at first but I've
gotten used to it now. If I had to do it again I WOULD NOT get the Pypes
product. Just my 02 cents on that matter.
2006 Mustang GT vs. 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Police car!!!
Sgt. Ron Bradley and his Davie PD Beat the Heat 2011 5.0 going head to head
with Doug Syke's 2006 Ford Mustang GT @ the horsepowernation.com
Countyline Dragway Track rental on Jan 23rd, 2011!!!
Doug was able to inch out a win thanks to the traction control kicking in
on the 2-3 shift for the 2011 GT!!!
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
4V: American Racing 1 7/8ths Longtube headers, O/R ARH Midpipe, Magnaflow
3" Competition Catback, UPR Stock Style Suspension, Ford Racing 4.10 Gears,
Steeda CAI, & Tuned be Ken B of Diablosport Tuning running on the 235 Stock
Best 1/8 mile ET to date 7.997@91mph on the factory 235 Pirellis!!!
Best 1/4 mile ET to date email@example.com on the same 235s!
Doug's 2006 Ford Mustang GT
4.6L 3V: Steeda CF Intake, Steeda CMDPs, Steeda UDPs, JBA Longtubes, TCI
3000 stall converter, Ford Racing 3.73 gears, Comp Cams Stg 1 Custom Grind
BBR Cams, Steeda Stock Style Suspension, Tuned by Chris Jones of BBR
running on 275/40/17 MT ET Drags!
Best 1/8 Mile to date on motor firstname.lastname@example.org on ET Streets!
Best 1/4 Mile to date on 100 shot of Nitrous email@example.com w/ a 1.49 60" on 295/45/17 MT
Both cars were built and are maintained by Revolution Performance of Davie,
FL (954) 474-1550... RP Specializes in High Performance Mustangs and Fords for race, street,
STAGE 2: 2006 Mustang GT Project Grabber Boost - AmericanMuscle.com
We're building a bad-ass supercharged 2006 Mustang GT. Watch the whole series at
To kick-off Stage 2 of our 2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L 3V build that we're
calling "Project Grabber Boost", we
needed to find a way to put the power down efficiently to the ground on the
street, but especially at the track. We're going to need every bit of help
if we're going to take down our 14 GT "Project Coyote". We added a few
mods to help stop wheel hop, center our launches and help us shave some
serious time off of our 60ft. times!
In Stage 2 of Project Grabber Boost
Eibach Pro-Damper Shock & Struts (05-10 All)
SR Performance Adjustable Sway Bar Kit (05-10 GT, V6)
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs - Coupe & Convertible (05-10 GT; 10 V6)
SR Performance Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arm (05-10 All)
SR Performance Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms (05-14 All)
Whiteline Rear Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets (05-14 All)
Whiteline Adjustable Front Strut Tower Brace (05-10 GT, V6)
Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front and Back (05-14 GT, V6)
DBA T2 Street Series Slotted Rotors - Front and Back Pair (05-10 GT; 11-14
J&M Stainless Steel Teflon Brake Lines - Front (05-14 GT, V6)
Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates (05-10 All; 07-14 GT500)
SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar (05-14 All)
With all of the new mods added, the car feels 100 times better around the
corners and as we launched. Now we should be able to see a huge
improvement in our 60ft times and overall quarter mile performance. In the
next Stage, we're going to have to get ready to add a little bit more
performance/horsepower and start
thinking about some of those things we'll need if we're going to add a Supercharger and let "Project Grabber Boost" live up to its name.
Make sure to stop back in Stage 3 to see what else we have in store for our
COMMENT and tell us below what you want to see us do next...