These Are The Best Budget 2015-2022 Mustang Upgrades
Last Updated: May 4, 2022
With the Mustang, it is very difficult to go wrong with upgrades. For very little money, you can get serious differences in sound, looks, and even performance. This is partially why the Mustang has such a huge following around the world. For relatively low financial cost, it is possible to make something truly unique from your car. Unlike many more expensive cars, adding power to the Mustang is relatively affordable and will help outperform those more expenisve cars. With devilish good looks, easy horsepower, and one of the largest aftermarket communities in the automotive world, it is easy to understand why so many people choose the Mustang.
But what if you want to push your car in the direction you want, you have options with staying within your budget while upgrading in many ways. At Steeda, we have focused on giving customers the best experience with getting the parts for their Mustangs, and with the S550 we made sure to provide enough upgrades to be affordable for most buyers. Whether you can afford to dump thousands of dollars on a supercharger or simply only a few hundred, we have something for everyone.
Budget 2015-2022 Mustang Exhaust Upgrades
One of the first upgrades anyone does to their Mustang is making it louder. While the cheapest option of just sawing off parts of the exhaust exits, it will result in drone and will not have the tone you want your car to have. This is the case oftentimes for the GT because people want to have their V8 engine heard by everyone. What oftentimes is the case is that a muffler delete will make a car louder than intended and in many cases will make the owner regret this modification quickly. However, modifying a different piece can get the right volume to keep the car from droning while bringing out a lot more exhaust volume.
Like most Mustang owners, exhaust is incredibly important to S550 owners. With a resonator deleteOne of the best mods for these cars is the Steeda H-Pipe Resonator Delete. This midpipe upgrade removes the restrictive resonators in your car, freeing up more volume for the exhaust while improving backpressure and even a very slight performance boost. While it is not as loud as a new axle-back and does not have the same level of performance gain, but for less than half the price of many axle-back upgrades are a bargain in upgrades. The Steeda H-Pipe is the best bang-for-your-buck upgrade you could do to your exhaust. If you want a more raspy note you can choose the Steeda X-Pipe as well, and for the EcoBoost there are enough Y-Pipe upgrades to choose from, all for fairly cheap, that will dramatically change how your car sounds.
Budget 2015-2022 Mustang Power Upgrades
If you are looking for the best way to add power, you have a surprisingly high number of options to choose from. On the most expensive end, you have superchargers and turbochargers which while they put out a lot of power, they are expensive and involved with multiple parts needing to be installed perfectly. However, there are much cheaper options for those of you who want more power but don’t have an extra $8,000 lying around. With a slew of other upgrades available for your engine, you can easily bring in more horsepower.
One of the best ways to bring power into your S550 Mustang is through one of our Power Packs. We have specially developed these for each variation of engine offered in the 2015-2022 Mustang - from V6 through GT500 - to ensure the most air and power possible is available. The Steeda ProFlow Ultimate Induction Power Pack is a perfect example of this type of the package which adds a noticeable amount of power. These packages include a tune, new intake, and tuning device in order to upload to your car. Essentially, these kits are three separate upgrades that you get for a discount altogether. Pricier than the resonator deletes mentioned before, these do still retail for less than major options and can provide up to 30 more horsepower than your stock setup.
Budget 2015-2022 Mustang MT82 Transmission Upgrades
When improving you MT82 transmission in your S550 Mustang, there are a few things that must be done to ensure proper operation. Many people complain that the gear throws are long in a car that is as sporty as the Mustang, often that it would be much faster with a shorter throw between gears. While it may not fix all the problems associated with the MT82, it will improve your transmission feeling and shifting dramatically. Paired with other parts, such as an improved clutch and throwout bearing, you can completely transform your driving experience.
We have been working over the years to constantly improve our Tri-Ax Short Throw Shifter with each generation of the Mustang. With how the newest version of the MT82 is designed, we were able to develop multiple styles to better suit owners. With the street setup, this is one of the most affordable short throw shifters on the market that will still get you a more engaging and responsive shifter. This shifter is easy to buy and mounts to the factory equipment from the shifter in order to make installation as easy as possible.
Budget 2015-2022 Mustang Aerodynamic Upgrades
If you’re on a budget and want to improve your 2015-2022’s handling, you may not think there are many options. Most high-performance rear wings are incredibly costly and are high-profile which some owners may not want. These wings are more commonly found on race cars because of their large surface area and ability to help keep the rear of the car planted. These wings unfortunately may look out of place to some people on the street with everyday driving. There are more options though that many may not recognize.
We took it upon ourselves at the start of the S550 generation to develop a fully functional wing as we have in the past for other bodystyles. The Steeda Functional Wing was designed to look aggressive while also being fully functional to push your car’s rear down at high speed, improving traction and letting you push the car harder. While most usable wings and spoilers cost over $1,500, these wings are a fraction of the price and come with everything you need to both add road presence to your car and noticeably improve its performance.
Budget 2015-2022 Mustang Suspension Upgrades
With the Mustang, and especially the 2015-2022 model, the appearance of these cars has always been a part to play a lasting impression. The S550 is sleek, low-slung, and overall mean to look at, and getting them to sit right plays a major role in this. While there are different ways to go about achieving this ride height such as with springs, many do not fully account for the change in spring rate and can negatively affect how the car feels and handles. At Steeda, we have developed a massive list of springs for these cars to ensure you get the perfect set for your car.
To fight the issue of poor spring rate when done incorrectly, the Steeda Sport Progressive Lowering Springs for the S550 were developed. With specially calibrated spring rates for keeping your Mustang sitting lower while being more responsive and connected while driving, the Steeda Sport springs are a nice change to your car’s performance while giving it killer looks. This will cost you less than other springs and are relatively inexpensive to install, too. With track-tested durability, these springs are both functional and will make your car look better than ever.
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