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2020 Mustang GT Profile

2020 Mustang
GT  (2020 Mustang GT HPDE build)

2020 Mustang GT HPDE build

Specs & Mods

Ownership Status
Currently Own
Year
2020
S550 Model
GT
Transmission
Manual
Mods - Handling
Suspension:
Ford Performance Track Handling Pack
Steeda Front Control Arms (Lateral and Tension Links w/ Spherical Bearings)
Steeda Bumpsteer Kit
Steeda Front Adjustable Camber Bolts
Steeda Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks
Steeda Rear Lower Control Arm Spherical Bearings
Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Links with Delrin Bushings
Steeda Rear Sway Bar Relocation Brackets

Wheels & Tires
For track use: Apex Race Parts SM10 18X11" ET52 Front & Rear
Apex 25mm spacer on front
Michelin S8M 30/65-18 Racing Slick Front & Rear

For street driving: Ford Performance Mach-1 Handling Pack Wheels
19"x10.5" +24 front, 19"x11" +52 rear
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 295/30R19 front 305/30R19 rear

For emergency winter use: Stock Black Accent Pack 19"x8.5" Wheels
Nexen Winguard Sport 2 - 255/40R19 Snow tires

3" Extended ARP Studs

Brakes:
Bullitt Front Brake Upgrade Kit (6 Piston Brembo)
I installed the correct Master Cylinder to go from 4 to 6 piston brakes as well.
Hawk HP Plus Front and Rear Pads (Soon to be DTC-70 Front, DTC-60 Rear)
Motul RBF 600 Fluid
Steeda Stainless Braided Front and Rear Brake, and Clutch Line.
Vorshlag Brake Cooling Deflector Kit

Miscellaneous:
Steeda Extreme G-Trac K-Member Brace
Steeda Rear IRS Subframe Support Braces
Steeda Full-Length Jacking Rails
Steeda Heavy Duty Braided Hydraulic Clutch Line
Steeda Clutch to Master Cylinder Supply Line Upgrade
MMR Engine Block / Bellhousing Braces

Wish list: Triple or Dual adjustable dampers along with two-piece rotors.
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Mods - Power
Power / Drivetrain:
Currently, the only 'Power mod' I have is the Ford Power Pack 2.
(GT350 Intake, 87mm Throttle Body, Ford ProCal 4 with tuning)
MBRP Street exhaust
MGW Race Spec Short Throw X-SPEC Low Profile

Owned, to be installed:
Ford Performance 4.09 Ring & Pinion gears
Kooks 1-3/4" Stainless Steel Headers
Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator
Mishimoto Oil Cooler Kit, Thermostatic
Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can - PCV Side
Mishimoto Silicone Upper, Lower Radiator Hose, and Ancillary Coolant Hose Kit - Red
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Synthetic Engine Coolant Premixed
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Mods - Exterior
Exterior / Aero:
AJ Hartman Canards (Full set) (Clear Coat)
AJ Hartman Compressible Splitter Rods (pair) 13.75” at shortest
APR Performance Carbon Fiber Splitter
Diode Dynamics 4th Brake Light Module
Diode Dynamics Elite Series Fog Lights, Yellow
RTR Upper Grille with LED Lights
Scotidi Race Development Rear Bash Bar
Verus Engineering Rear Diffuser

Owned, to be installed:
MMR Billet Differential Cover
NineLives Racing 71" Wing
Race Louvers Center Hood Louvers, RX Extreme
Race Louvers Side Hood Louver Pair, RT Recessed

Wish list: AJ Hartman Splitter
Archetype Racing Diffuser
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Mods - Interior
Interior / Safety:
Owned, to be installed:
Schroth QuickFit Pro Harness
Sparco EVO XL QRT Fixed back seat
CM Components S550 Plain Rear Seat Deletes
Vorshlag Seat Mounting Bracket

Wish list:
Sparco Pilot QRT seat
Watson Racing 4-Point Bolt In Roll Cage
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Background & Plans
I bought this Mustang in December of 2020 brand new off the lot from a dealership in northern New Hampshire. Living in Massachusetts I skated by with this as my daily through the winter. All of '21 I was still daily driving the Mustang for work (regional sales 100-150+ miles / day) and loving every mile. I started with very basic mods; MBRP Street exhaust, tint, wheels & tires, and only really focused on modifying when I got an actual daily for work ('22 Honda Accord Hybrid).

Naturally, not having a knowledge background in performance cars or actual track usage, the mods I bought had no cohesive harmony and I bought many useless / visual only mods. But thanks to many very smart people, and helpful websites like TMO, I finally started making sense of the mods putting together a (mostly) functional build for HPDE / Open Track events while still maintaining street driving manners.

My OCD made this mod list a breeze as I have an excel sheet made for every mod I've bought, installed, removed, and so on.

Thankfully I've been able to do all of the current mods myself on jack stands in my driveway, before this car I didn't have much mechanical experience besides working at a quick lube department so each install has been a great learning experience that lets me get more comfortable working on my car and being confident enough to install bigger, better parts. (Cooling system you're next!)

I currently have no engine mods besides Ford Power Pack 2. I'm very happy learning the limits of the car and my capabilities with stock power. I've always loved twin turbo cars, and if I go forced induction in the future that will be the route I go but I have no plans for it at the moment.

I'm greatly looking forward to more track experience, working on driver mod, and sharing the experience with like minded people.

If you made it this far.. thank you for reading!
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