Just wanted to share my mustang

o2sys

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Hello all, been on this site for less than a year and it has been great!

Very useful site and it has been lots of help modifying my Mustang.

Little background, will keep it short to not make it boring.

Cars I've owned:
1. 300ZX N/A
2. 2002 WRX
3. 2005 WRX
4. 2006 WRX STI
5. 350Z
6. 135i
7. H3
8. 2007 Mustang GT (current)
9. 2000 Focus ZX3 (daily driver)

I've always wanted a Mustang and when my engine blew on my Hummer, I just went out and bought one!

I was looking for a Saleen but at the moment my budget didn't allow for one and they were either too far away or too high for what it was.

So I decided to buy one and make my own!

Its a 2007 Mustang GT in Alloy:


My modo was build it better and cheaper, I still love real Saleens but after dealing with some parts with them directly, I'm glad didn't buy a real Saleen. I would have been to worried about trying to keep things authentic and trying to keep its value by babying and not driving etc...(so says the non-saleen owner :kma:)

Plus lots of Saleen parts are extremely cheap, like dirt cheap on ebay as NOS parts so the conversion cost me pennies!

Current mods are:

Exterior
- Full Saleen Aero Kit (Aero sounds better than body kit :clap:)
- Saleen Extreme quarter window louvers
- 20x9 & 20x10 Saleen Extreme Forged Wheels
- Ford OEM Bixenon HID Headlamps
- Clear Turn Signals
- 2011 painted side mirrors
- Trufiber A61 fiberglass hood




Interior
- Mitsubishi Evo X Recaro Seats w/ Wedge Engineering brackets and Recaro Rails
- Saleen Instrument Cluster (200MPH FTW!) w/ Silver Needles
- PLX DM-6 Multi gauge with Wideband and Boost Modules
- PLX Kiwi 2 Bluetooth OBD-2 works in conjuction with the HU w/ Torque Pro App <--this is how I monitor my IAT
- Parrot Asteroid Smart Android Headunit
- Roush Vent pod (What??! A Roush part?? But its the best pod evaRRR!)
- Ford All-in-one Key
- Clutch extension block
- Saleen pedals









Suspension/Drivetrain
- GT500 Struts & Shocks
- GT500 Strut Mounts
- GT500 Strut Bar
- GT500 6-piston Brembo Brakes
- GT500 13" Rear Disc upgrade w/ MGP caliper covers
- Vogtland Lowering Springs (GT500 spec)
- Saleen Short Shifter Block
- Whiteline Tie Rods
- Ingals Panhard Bar
- Ford Racing Finned Differential Cover
- J&M Lower Control Arm
- J&M Upper Control Arm
- BMR K-Member with 1/2 Lowering



Engine
- DOB Manifold w/ GT500 Supercharger
- JBA Longtube Ceramic Coated Headers
- JBA O/R H-Pipe
- JLT Cold Air intake
- No brand Oil Catch Can
- GT500 Dual Pumps
- Fore Fuel lines and filter



That's it for now!

Currently in the works:

- 302 CI Stroker Build
- McLeod Aluminum Flywheel
- McLeod RST or RXT Clutch
- Hood pins
- Projector retrofits
- DSS Aluminum 1pcs Driveshaft
- 8-rib conversion
- Saleen Extreme Heat Exchanger with Saleen Baffles like this one:



Exhaust clip with the LT Headers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb9BlUU9sSU

I use my Mustang as a pleasure driver weekday or weekend basically whenever I get a chance. First car I've owned that I just want go drive it, I would just headout randomly even at night time just to go drive it around.

I always go auto-crossing and have done one road course event. Come this season will be attending as many HPDE in East Coast as I can and do less auto-xing.

Future Plans
- 6SPD Tranny swap either T-56 XL or the TR6060
- 2013 GT500 TVS Blower
 
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Shotokan1509

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Very nice! I'll have to keep my eye out down in Queens for it (you won't be seeing mine down there ahhaha)
 

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I like the key. How much did it cost you? And did you have to have ford program it?
 

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Nice project. The local experience around here with high horsepower S197's is that the RST struggles. I went through one very quickly myself but have had very good luck with the RXT.
 

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I like the key. How much did it cost you? And did you have to have ford program it?

No, if you have both original keys, you can program it yourself. Its just a sequence procedure. The key was $50 whenI bought it.

Nice project. The local experience around here with high horsepower S197's is that the RST struggles. I went through one very quickly myself but have had very good luck with the RXT.

My goal is 600 RWHP, isn't the RST rated at 800?
 

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My goal is 600 RWHP, isn't the RST rated at 800?

Rated is one thing - experience is another. My car is 629 RWHP and the RST didn't hold it. On the other hand I love the RXT and it holds well. Other local cars have had similar experiences. The local Terminator guys seem to have better luck with the RST over 500HP but the S197's here don't. I'm not sure why.
 

o2sys

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Where did you pickup those seats and seat parts?
What did they set you back?

I got them from another forum member at evolutionm.net board.

I payed $1500 Shipped for the seats. The color match is pretty damn close to the stock charcoal, you would thinks it OEM!

The Recaro sliders were $80/each and the Wedge Brackets where $180 for both IIRC.

Recaro sliders were purchased from Rehagan Racing. Best price IMO.

Wedge was bought directly throught them.

I tried using cheaper Sparco sliders and it just doesn't compare to the Recaro rails. Definitely worth it.

And about another $50 for misc. hardware.

Rated is one thing - experience is another. My car is 629 RWHP and the RST didn't hold it. On the other hand I love the RXT and it holds well. Other local cars have had similar experiences. The local Terminator guys seem to have better luck with the RST over 500HP but the S197's here don't. I'm not sure why.

Good to know, see this is what I mean how good this forums is. Will consider the RXT instead now.
 
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o2sys

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That's a pretty good deal. Thanks for the link!

No problem, the only issue I had was having the locksmith to cut it.

Because the transponder key can't be programmed until its cut (so you can turn ignition on and off) they don't want to cut it for you.

But had a brick & mortar locksmith just to cut it and that I would no hold him responsible if the chip couldn't be programmed later.
 

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