Phase V....Upgraded the wheels, suspension, and shifter....
My wife and I installed my birthday present.....a new ,Hurst short throw shifter she got for me.
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Gave my step daughter my old Rims and Tires and ordered a new set of chrome Deep Dish Bullitts from Mustang Tuning.
They are Verde Custom Wheels rollin on Nitto 555 rubber. Front's are 18x9 with 255-45-18, followed by 18x10 with 285-40-18 on the rear.
Pics of the new tires on a rainy day.
BMR Fabrications was my choice for suspension upgrades. They offer a wide range of suspension parts for the new 05 Mustangs.
Front Suspension Changes......................
New strut tower brace was installed.
To tie in the bottom end, I added a A arm support bar to join the lower K members.
Rear Suspension Upgrades
To help plant the new rear rubber and eliminate the dreaded wheel hop, I upgraded my Lower Control Arms with theses.
BMR on the left. Stock arms on the right....much flex potential.
Since I lowered my car, BMR suggested adding lowering brackets to get back the proper angle for the LCA's to function as they should.
Much elbow grease later, they are torqued down and ready for launch. No more wheel hop now!
And a good shot from beneath the car and behind it.
Looks like the old school traction bars from back in the day!
My thanks to the folks at BMR (Jason & Lee) who helped me out with all the "I don't know's?"
In my effort to maximize my performance potential, I did what most Mustang owners have done. I added a set of Ford Racing Performance Parts 4.10 rear end gears.
I took the car to Fast Lane Motorsports near Benson, NC for the install. They specialize in Fords and in particular Mustangs.
My car dyno'd with 291.5 RWHP and 299.1 Torque. Still room to grow with tweeking the tune. I got up with Doug at BAMA chips and he helped me fix the tune to accept the new gears.............MAN what a difference. You are in the powerband 24/7. No more down shifting. If you got a GT, Get these gears.
I then turned my attention to how my engine bay looked.
I decided to paint my cam covers and add a few braided hoses.
The picture on the left is before and the after is on the right.
I think just a few hours and a can of paint really woke up the engine compartment. What do you think. Show Less
New Long Tube Headers and X Pipe installed. I put the car back on the lift and began to take the old H Pipe off and manifolds.
I had ordered SLP ceramic co... Show moreated Long Tubes and ProFlow X Pipe with cats (tryin to keep it legal).
Pulling the old set up out.
Compare the two, which gives more HP
Removing the old factory studs and installing the new headers.
Finished Job.....SLP makes good stuff, no tweeking required.
Then uploaded the new tune from Bama Chips to account for the now slightly lean tune due to the headers. Fired it up and checked the system, no leaks and after cool down retorqued.
Just added now about 25 to 30 more horses.
Watching people work, just wears my son out.
Now to Show Case the pony with the recent mods done.
Well I hope you like it as much as I do.
The folks at Mustang Tuning was nice enought to also showcase my car Mustang Tuning 2006
My thanks to: E & J Automotive, BMR Fabrication, Bama Chips, JLT Performance, Mustang Tuning, Fast Lane Motorsports, TNT Mustang, Baltimore Street Mods, SLP Performance parts and my wife Sandra for all their help and support in getting this project along. Show Less