• Sep 17, 2006
The only quibble I have with the new Mustang GT -- and it's a really small one -- is the set of oversized driving lights mounted in the grille. I tend to prefer the smaller, more retro-looking ones seen on the Pony Package-equipped V6 models. While perusing Planet Mustang, however, I saw something that changed my mind about the big lights. Street Scene Equipment is selling a replacement grille for 2005 and newer Mustangs that takes the GT-sized driving lights and centers them in the manner of some late-60s Shelby Mustangs.

Granted, installing the new grille will result in the loss of your stock pony badge, but that's easily rectified by installing an offset pony as seen above. The car depicted is actually a V6 owned by one Tom Rasada, who details the installation at 4.0 Collective.

V6, V8, whatever -- this grille is a nice customization that looks as if it came directly from the factory. Check out Planet Mustang for more specifics.

[Source: Planet Mustang]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      While I agree modding a v6 stang is dumb, to each their own. 5, you suck and youre a loser for caring what they do with their car. Are people that mod FWD cars losers and suck? Does modding a 4 cylinder car makes you a loser and suck? Can trucks be modded without becoming a loser? Can only a RWD coupe, with a v8 and a manual tranny be the only car worthy of modifying? SO now only mustang gt, corvette and getting axed gto are the only cars on the market today that can be modified? People with narrow minds are losers and suck. gkz sucks. gkz is a loser. gkz finds remodeled dodge caravans exciting. what a real car guy.
      clayton
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have to agree i wouldn't do anything to a V-6, but who ever wantes to comment on fwd or awd saying there not worth modding there full of crap. There is plenty of fwd or awd cars that can blow right by your pretty little mustangs or camaroes. I Know people that have raced modded V-8. Now who ever losses to a modded 4cyl is a loser cause you know the V-8 are made to be big and bad. This is mad to rob.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What about adding a Billet Grille to a Cadillac? You can't say anything about enhancing a car that is an American Icon! See: http://www.mytightride.com
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nuke1 -

      I understand that; you could say the same thing for any v6 vs v8 comparison. I don't mean to imply that such modification isn't possible.

      What I'm trying to say is that the only real reason to buy a mustang, or any of the new muscle cars coming out soon, is the engine (unless you're one of those stereotypical redneck musclecar people that give a bad name to real enthusiasts). otherwise, why wouldn't you get a sport sedan that handles better while still being more useful in just about any situation. So, if you're not going to get the V8 and modify that if you're into changing things, what possible reason is there for messing around with a v6?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The bulk of the sales of these cars are the V6 models. This has always been the case. And with the current gas prices it's unlikely to change.

      "otherwise, why wouldn't you get a sport sedan that handles better while still being more useful in just about any situation."

      As for the the sport sedan comparison, look at the cost. At the price range I got my 06 V6 Mustang the only other new cars I would have been able to get are econoboxes. And not the fast models, either. I doubt they would handle as well and they definitely wouldn't be anywhere near as fast in a straight line. The price of a sport sedan is more in line with the Mustang GT.

      Comparing a V6 Stang to anything else in its price range is like comparing apples to oranges. It has its own niche.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I also agree that rygenstormlocke's turbo v6 would make alot of people on here get suicidal tendancies after they get wasted by multiple car lengths by him. I own a 06 Mustang V6 and its more than planty fast. You know.... Ive owned an eclipse, an iroc camaro, a nissan 300z and a prelude and I have NEVER, and i mean NEVER gotten SO many compliments from people. All I have to do is go get gas at the gas station or just go get a loaf of bread at the grocery store and all I hear is "nice car man" "man that is a SWEET ride", "that is so cool, reminds me of my 67", "thats such a kick a$$ car!" Seriously... Iam almost tired of it, I just want to mind my own business and go about my day...lol You just dont get the social status from a rice rod that you do from a genuine good looking Stang with 40+ yrs of heritage behind it. For those of us that ae fellow Sixxer Stang owners, just remember, for some people, the way they make themselves feel worth a crap to society, is by down talking other peoples achievments. They know they are stuck on an autoloan on some rice bowl fart can car and are mad about it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In response to 14 ROB. The simplest of reason is this : 6 to 8K. This is the price difference between the mustang V6 and the GT. For less then that (if you are a bit a mechanics) yous can mod a V6 up to 325 rwhp. That's better than stock GT (270 rwhp). And the V6 il lighter and have better weight ratio then the GT.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've driven the V8 Mustang and the V6. The V6 is a pussy cat and the V8 is a monster. Which would I take? The V8!!!

      Stoneman
      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am sick of so many Mustangs. Thats all Ford cares about , 1 car in their whole company.
      The Ford Ka should come here.
      Check out these two european commercials for it:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urDEbDgLXao
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Guufs3mdgg&mode=related&search=

        • 7 Years Ago
        forget you dude mustangs are the coolest cars out there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "What I'm trying to say is that the only real reason to buy a mustang, or any of the new muscle cars coming out soon, is the engine (unless you're one of those stereotypical redneck musclecar people that give a bad name to real enthusiasts). otherwise, why wouldn't you get a sport sedan that handles better while still being more useful in just about any situation. "

      Nonsense. What "sport sedan" for less than $20k has 240 ft-lb of torque, is RWD, and has aftermarket support as large as the Mustang's?
      stevo
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like how the new lights line up with the stripes. The only thing I dont like is the off center pony badge.

      I dont have an issue with somebody modding thier V6. clay, you've got it right. For "about the exact price of a new gt, it will have far more power, will cost much less for insurance, and will handle better. Also has better milage..." Nothing wrong with that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      well i have a few truths for you guys. Someone said that modifying the lower power engine when you have a choice is pointless...well i just dont understand why linginfelter would choose a c6 over a z06 for their tt kit...oh and btw...for the price of a new gt, there is a guy on the mustang forums (rygenstormlocke) if you wanna come check it out, he has a turbo stang that is putting down well over 350 at the wheels and was running high 12's before upping the boost 3.5 psi. Many of you are very ignorant. I can get a brand new v6 pony package for 20k with some haggling. Throw on 3.73's a true trak, and a blower or the powerhouse turbo kit for around 5500 bucks total. Well that's about the exact price of a new gt, it will have far more power, will cost much less for insurance, and will handle better. Also has better milage...hmmmm....now which one makes more sense for a car enthusiast...?
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