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2018-20 Mustang Mods You Should Buy First

Looking to get the best bang for your buck with your 2018-20 Mustang upgrades? LMR breaks down the top 11 first 2018-2020 Mustang upgrades you need.

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  • First 2018 Mustang Mods

Whether you are racing, daily driving, or just showing off your new S550, chances are you are going to want to add a few mods to it! LMR has broken down the top 11 most popular mods for your 2018-20 Mustang to give you a quick and easy guide on what to add.


#1 - Wheels

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The most popular upgrade and possibly the most eye-catching, is a new set of S550 Mustang wheels. The factory performance pack wheel is a great wheel, however, adding a set of SVE wheels is an easy way to make your Mustang more unique! LMR has a wide variety of wheels for daily driving and car show goers while still offering a few sets of 2018-20 Mustang drag wheel kits. Pick up a wheel and tire kit from LMR.com and get them mounted, balanced, and delivered for free.


#2 - Lowering Springs

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If you want to quickly add a more stylish stance to your new S550, a set of 2018-2020 Mustang lowering springs will do just that. Choose from top manufactures such as SVE, Eibach, H&R, Steeda, Ford Performance, & BMR to lower your Mustang to make that new set of wheels really pop! Lowering springs are great for both giving a custom look and giving you better handling around the track.


#3 - Resonator Delete

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If you are wanting to get your S550 sounding a little louder without breaking the bank on a full exhaust kit, a 2018 Mustang resonator delete will do the trick. The SVE 2018-20 Mustang resonator delete is a cut and clamp x pipe design that replaces your Mustang's resonator for better exhaust flow and a more aggressive exhaust tone. These kits can be installed in about an hour with a sawzall and common hand tools.


#4 - Tuner

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With the advancements in technology and the new 10 speed automatic, it's no surprise that tuning will be one of the most common modifications. Increasing line pressure in the automatic and tuning for certain modifications has proven to drive these cars in the low 11's with a tune and tire. Having an SCT or NGauge will be essential if you are planning on modding or racing your 2018-20 Mustang.


#5 - Shifter

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If you are still a fan of shifting gears in your Mustang, a short shifter needs to be on your mod list. A 2018-2020 Mustang short shifter moves the pivot point of your shifter upwards to reduce the distance you have to shift to get it into gear. When looking for a short shifter for your 2018 Mustang, you have plenty of options to choose from including Barton, Hurst, Ford Performance, Steeda, & more.


#6 - Cold Air Intake

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If you are wanting to add a custom look to your engine bay while freeing up some horsepower, then pick up a 2018-2020 Mustang cold air intake. A cold air intake replaces your factory air intake tube with a wider, more free-flowing tube and filter. Depending on which kit you decide to go with, you may or may not need a tune to install it. However, to see the full benefits of a cold air intake, we suggest getting a tune for the added modification to reap the full potential.


#7 - LED Lighting

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LED Lighting upgrades are a must for your 2018-2020 Mustang GT. Whether it be inside or outside, LED lighting gives you a crisp, clean look as opposed to your stock lighting. Diode Dynamics provides all of the needed 2018-20 Mustang LED lighting upgrades you will need to customize and upgrade your S550.


#8 - Hood Struts

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One of the most common modifications for Mustang owners who like to work on their cars and show off their engine bay is a set of hood struts. Hood struts install on the fenders and the hood to allow your hood to prop open without the use of the factory hood prop. These gas shocks are ideal for installing on a vehicle that you spend a lot of time working on under the hood as they allow more working room by allowing you to remove the factory hood prop all together. When popping your hood at a car show, the hood struts allow a cleaner look as opposed to an ugly prop rod.


#9 - Spherical Vertical Links

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A new feature on the 2015-20 Mustangs is the addition of vertical links. Vertical links connect the rear control arm with the rear spindle and the factory link leaves plenty of room for improvement. Upgrading to new spherical bushing vertical links helps reduce deflection and tightens up the rear suspension to help fix your wheel hop issue. Take your pick from BMR, UPR, Boomba, Steeda, and J&M 2015-20 Mustang vertical links to upgrade your suspension.


#10 - Supercharger

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If you are wanting to get straight to business with your S550, a 2018-2020 Mustang supercharger should be the first mod. Adding up to and over 100 horsepower, depending on the application, a supercharger is an easy way to blow by the competition. Whether you choose to go roots style or centrifugal, you are sure to fall in love with the boost. While you will need some supporting mods, superchargers are always a great pick for your 2018-2020 Mustang.


#11 - Shift Knob

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Last but not least, one of the simplest and cheapest mods you can do for your S550 is a 2018-20 Mustang shift knob. While it's not a huge upgrade nor one that will increase power, a shift knob can give your interior a nice taste of creativity while improving the feel of your shift. Available in various shapes, colors, and sizes, you can start or complete your interior customization with a simple shift knob.


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