Thursday, April 23, 2009

whats in store for black ice?

When I first got my Mustang, it was basically just an ordinary v6 Mustang just like the thousands of others just like it cruising the highways. Mustangs are cool the way they are and everything, but there's just so many of them! I wanted mine to be different, so thats why I got into customizing it.

The first thing I wanted to concentraite on was appearance. Speed and performance are nice to have, but I don't foresee the speed limits jumping above 120 mph any time in the near future. So performance is second priority for me right now. So far I have put around 1,300 dollars (after parts and labor) into my car just for appearnce. I added a roush hood hood scoop, upper and lower billitt grill, hidden foglights mounted behind the lower grill, front chin spoiler, rear window louvers, GT rear decklid pannel, and crome tailight trim. After all this was finished i didn't even recognize my car anymore, and I was completely satisfied.

Even though I am for the most part happy with the appearance of my car, there are still some things I want to do in the near future. First thing's first. This summer I am looking to get some new wheels. The kind that I am looking at are black, 20 inch, deep dish billitt style with wide back tires. They will probably run me more than 1200 after rubber but the 20 inch black on black should look phenomenal against my black Mustang. Really as far as looks go, the only other things I think I might do would be to lower it an inch or two and maybe get the side window louvers also.

That pretty much wraps up what I plan to do to the appearance in the future. As far as performance goes I have looked into a few things. I was thinking about getting a dual exhaust system and a cold air intake kit and I found a pretty good deal from Ford Racing. Ford Racing has a v6 performance package for about a grand that includes dual exhaust, a cold air kit, and a electronic programer. I think that if I decide to do the exhaust and cold air that this will be the kit I will look at first.
Now if I decide that I am going to keep my car for several more years, and I really get carried away, I would love to turbo charge my car. A twin turbo charged system would really smoke the tires. It would put me back several thousand dollars but this would probably not be in the near future. It would be a couple of years for this to happen.

I think that I have a pretty good tast in cars so checking out cool accessories I can put on my car is a lot of fun to me. Customizing my car has become one of my favorite hobbies, if you consider that a hobby. But all this gets REALLY expensive. Especially for someone in college. For me being in college and trying to get my priorities in line, it is very hard to follow through with all the stuff I intend on doing to my car. But hopefully my new job this summer will give me a hand!