SPECS
HORSEPOWER
402 RWHP
TORQUE
395 RW-TQ
CURB WEIGHT
~3600 LBS
DRIVETRAIN
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
ENGINE SIZE
5.0L
TRANSMISSION
6 SPEED MANUAL
1/4 MILE ET
12.74
1/4 MILE TRAP SPEED
115 MPH
VEHICLE STORY

1. Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? My old 240SX was total unfortunately and I set out to find something affordable and with a V8. I almost settled for something else with a V6 like a Hyundai Genesis or Nissan 370Z, but figured I would give a used Mustang GT a shot since used models were faster and more affordable. I found the car and bought it sight un-seen in Orlando Florida in December of 2013. Drove the car back to NJ without a hitch. 2. Describe the modifications you have made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? I didn't have a set plan with my mods, starting out with the some engine mods at first. I got an intake and exhaust set-up with a custom dyno tune from Kevin at Wicked Motorsports to get my power fix out of the way. After that, I figured I would do wheels/tires first and then figure out a suspension set-up. The Nitto 555's I drove around on for 5 years were hardly enough to handle any kind of power on the street. Around 2015 I got into autrocross, and quickly realized how much I needed to get the suspension squared away and most importantly, way better tires. Ever since I did the suspension and threw on a set of Bridgestone RE71R's, the car handles way better than I could've dreamed of. 3. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? Tires, tires, tires. Nothing transformed the car more than my Bridgestones. 4. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? Lots and lots of research, some trial and error. Honestly, do your research and if the part you want is more expensive, save up and go with that. Do it once and do it right. 5. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Probably finding information related to autocross or road course type stuff. There is a stigma with Mustangs and getting them to handle, but I'm happy to break the mold and develop skills with a car that wasn't particularly made to handle. 6. What are you planning next? Finishing up the suspension (maybe some sway bars) and mostly just working on driver mod for next year.

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