May 14, 2018
Was hers, now it’s mine
I originally bought this because my wife’s 06 GT needed a new throttle body, and I’d decided to upgrade that to 62mm, which required CAI and tune. With that built-in excuse as a reason to spend $$, naturally I didn’t stop there. More air in, I’d told her, requires more exhaust out, so toss in some Roush muffler eliminating axel backs and we should be doing well.
This was extremely easy to install. I attempted to follow the instructions a few times, but it was so simple that they actually fell behind the progress I was making on my own. Now let me say that I had given my truck to my wife to use to go to work, so when all of the parts ordered arrived two days ahead of the estimated delivery date, I was determined to get it done quickly. They came UPS on a Friday evening. We had dinner, and after she made small talk about something, while I was busy thinking about working on the car. At some point she went to bed, but I woke up and headed for the garage. I tore open the boxes like a boy on Christmas morning. At about midnight I popped the hood and began the install. Along the way, and while I had the car lifted to do the exhaust, I noticed signs of fluid leaking from the rear end. Added to the list as a result was a total service job. The easiest by far was the tune, half of which I actually slept through, waking long enough to hit a button and doze off again.
The CAI was a no-brainer, the only snag being the height of the air box not allowing the hood to close and fully latch. But a couple minutes to trim about 3/4” off was all that took.
In the end, I installed the throttle body, CAI, tuner, exhaust, serviced the rear end, test drive it and took a nap, all before my wife woke up to go to work. She was extremely happy...until I told her she was not getting it back. It’s a whole new car, and I haven’t even tried the race tune yet!! I couldn’t be happier with the results, and will definitely be doing more business with AM very soon when I’m ready to put in 4.10 gears, cams, long tube headers, and many more mods to get this thing ready for the track. Thanks again to the staff st AM for a quick and painless transaction, quality parts, and finally...my new toy! I’ve never heard of a woman depressed to hear she was getting a new car until now.
American Muscle: I’m a new fan. My wife, however, is not.
If you want best bang for your buck mod, this is it. (Warning: this contains substances and performance known to the state of California to cause addiction to modification, and AM should not be held liable for any subsequent traffic or other violations of local laws, respectively. Street racing (though exciting and tempting) is strongly discouraged (but hey, boys will be boys).