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Must have mods for 2009 GT500?

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by speedrx, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. speedrx

    speedrx Member Established Member

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    Picking up a 2009 GT500 convertible, triple black, 13K miles, stock, as a father/son project. We want to start putting together a list of the most common and popular mods.

    Start with the small things that people change to make the car better and maybe work our way up to a 2103 TVS swap.

    Maybe lower the car and improve handling?

    CAI? Exhaust system?

    Should we improve shifter?

    Let us know what improvements you made that were well worth it and what changes you made that you wish you hadn't - hoping to learn from experience!
     
  2. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    TVS is a nice start along with exsaust.
     
  3. 1320 Junkie

    1320 Junkie New Member Established Member

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    If u plan on racing it u def need the.JHR clutch line mod and a shifter, 1-2 shift on these cars sucks ass, I got 1 descent run out of 3 yesterday first time out with my 12....I won't.go back until those mods are done. The.VMP TVS makes more.power than the Ford version and is about the same price just a fyi.
     
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    SVT_SRT8 New Member Established Member

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    tune /intake
    heat exchanger
    suspension/tires

    will change the car into a whole different animal.

    then add pullies/ different supercharger
    for more power.
     
  5. Ray Lucca

    Ray Lucca Active Member Established Member

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    I have a Black 09 Vert... It depends on your goals: At minimum, I would suggest a Cai, Tuner/Tune, Axleback Exhaust, lower the R. end at least with an Adj. Panhard Bar, and Hood Struts. Lots of good choices available from our fine Vendors like Van at Revan Racing and BJ at VMP Tuning who both support the site. Before you buy it, get the Vin# and any Ford Dealer can run you a Free Oasis report which will give you a full history on the car. See when it was built, Ford made some factory changes in late 08 . Enjoy the New ride
     
  6. speedrx

    speedrx Member Established Member

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    Thanks for the info, I don't plan to race it, just spirited street driving. Which CAI, exhaust, and tune package did you go with? Do you have pics of your mods?
     
  7. speedrx

    speedrx Member Established Member

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    Great suggestions, I am looking to evolve the car into a different animal, what changes did you make to the heat exchanger and what tune did you choose?
     
  8. speedrx

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    Don't plan to race but I do see a lot of folks recommending shifter mods.
     
  9. stkjock

    stkjock Corn Powered 900 HP! Established Member

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  10. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Active Member Established Member

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    Cai, pulley and a tune are a must to start with, I'm using Steeda's cai and pulley with a VMP tune and love it. As far as exhaust I like the KR mufflers or Roush extreme catback, for Heat exchangers the CR dual fan seems to be the preferred.
     
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    What changes were made in late 08?
     
  12. Ray Lucca

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    Slide over to Team Shelby.com and they list all of the changes to the clutch and a lighter crank +. While you are there ck. out Mackenzie Mustang for his MMS Axlebacks, they have a real deep muscle car sound.. I have the Ford Racing "KR" Axlebacks, and like them, no drone. H/R R. Springs and an Eibach Adj. Panhard Bar, FRPP Cai/Tune/Tuner so I could keep the warranty intact. If your warranty is up call Van and BJ for good advice and options...
     
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    Upper and Lower control arms to fix the wheel hop problem. CAI, pulley and a tune and you'll be shocked in the difference. After that the options are endless depending on what you what to do with the car. There is another post that polls the 10 ten mods people have done on their GT500...it's worth a read. Good luck and congratulations.
     
  14. Proto

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    Out the gate, intake, pulley, tune, tires

    Sent from my huge ass SAMSUNG NOTE using tapatalk 2
     
  15. DavidHasselhoff

    DavidHasselhoff WHYUMAD Established Member

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    Must have mod: '13 GT500
     
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    Ditto.....In this order...
     
  17. 09Troublemaker

    09Troublemaker " That don't sound stock" Established Member

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    pulley/tune... A MUST
    Heat Exchanger- Call Van on this!
    Springs + LCA/UCA's
    3:73's would come before exhaust IMHO
    H pipe with KR muffs sound sweet with OEM manifolds

    OEM shifter in my 09 was fine. Never had the famous 1-2 shift issue but changed it (Shelby/Scott Drake) for shorter throws.....


    Good Luck!
     
  18. 6-Speed

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    Hood struts are a must to get rid of that prop rod. Redline Tuning just introduced a nice looking bolt-on (no-drill) set.
     
  19. speedrx

    speedrx Member Established Member

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    I agree, this will probably be the 1st thing I change, thanks for the Redline suggestion.
     
  20. Ray Lucca

    Ray Lucca Active Member Established Member

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    I have the NXT painted No-drill Hood struts and they have been great for almost 2 years... 2 good choices....
     

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