SPECS
Horsepower
400 HP
Torque
363 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3600 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
5.0 L
Transmission Type
6MT
Top Speed
145 MPH
MPG (City/Highway)
18 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

1. Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? I was searching for a good and reliable car that would be fun to take to track days, but I also had the stipulation it having affordable parts. I originally looked at a 2011 BMW M3, but $72k was way too much. After test driving a few other cars, I stopped at a Ford dealer near my house and surprised as to how well the Mustang handled with a solid rear axle. So I bought it. 2. Describe the modifications you have made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? All of my modifications are oriented towards road course use. I was inspired by the Boss 302 setup, but I wanted to add my own twist to it. The first modification was the exhaust, because I wanted it to sound good lol. Not long after I added the Boss 302 intake and a dyno tune for the high revving motor. My latest modification was adding the OMP removable steering wheel, because I'm a tall guy and it makes it easier for me to get in and out of my seat with it. It also gave me a more direct steering feel as well. 3. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? That's a close one between the fixed back seats and DBA rotors. I feel like the seats helped me out a lot while driving, but the rotors offered me consistency during hard braking. 4. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? I usually go off trial and error. I use to read forums and think that a specific part would work for me, but would later find out that it's only good for car shows. My car relies heavily on brakes, so I did about a year's worth of research on how rotors are made and comparing how quickly company A's product disperses heat versus company B's. Always do your own research and don't be afraid to call a company to get more information or give feedback. 5. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Motivation, honestly. Road courses aren't very popular in the Mustang community, so finding parts that work for my car was pretty challenging due to cost and availability. 6. What are you planning next? This year I'm finishing all of the safety items for my car and getting ready to add some aero as well. My wife also bought a newer Mustang, so I will split my time with that as well.

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[]Tom Armstrong

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