February 12, 2012 11:34 AM
Modifi or not to modifi
I` the owner of a 2010 GT500,my question is if I add HP to to my car (110 more) by changing to a smaller pulley on the blower and a larger throttle body. 1. Will I loose the value of the original car and 2. I`m I going to have to do more work on it say, add cooling to the rear end, trany and even the blower like the 2013 have added? P.S. TASCA FORD WILL BE DOING THE WORK ,ALL FORD RACING PARTS.
February 13, 2012 08:18 PM
MCA Web Site Admin
If you are planning on keeping the car long term and want to maximize your value then don't mod it... or for that matter don't drive it. However, most people don't buy cars for investments they buy them for enjoyment. While GT500s are special cars they are not that rare and there are other cars that would be a better investment from a collectability standpoint.
Originally Posted by valandrich
I was faced with the same decision in 07 when I purchased mine. I said I was going to keep mine all stock and that lasted for about three months. I ended up going overboard on mine so my advice to you is to modify your car but only use Ford parts and only bolt ons that can easily be returned to stock. If you bump the power up too much you will have to modify other stuff and it turns into a vicious cycle.
As I tell everyone... Life is short, some people by cars to admire but cars were made to be driven. Get in your car and drive!
February 14, 2012 02:35 PM
It is your car and your money, do what makes you happy regardless of what anyone else thinks.
February 14, 2012 06:00 PM
Go ahead and modify, BUT keep all parts that are removed/replaced. You never know if you or the next owner will want to retrun to stock.