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2014 Mustang GT_50L Profile

2014 Mustang
GT_50L HPDE/Track -  (BQuick)


Specs & Mods

Ownership Status
Currently Own
S197 Model
GT 5.0L
Mods - Handling
New Boss S front lower control arms with Howe extended ball joint studs (thanks to BKBoss), urethane bushings, new extended tie rod ends.

Kenny Brown Performance Rear Grip Kit, rear sway deleted
Eibach Sportline lowering springs, good ride height but progressive rate springs
Refreshed factory Brembos with NIB OE calipers, 1-piece rotors, Goodrich SS lines, GLoc 12/10 (for track). Thanks to Tim @ OP Mustang
Brake cooling with 3" silicone through lower bumper trim and KB front brake ducts
New FP Hubs with extended studs, Rear extended studs, 15mm spacers
Apex 19x11 EC-7 52mm offset wheels, 285/35 Bridgestone RE71-RS 200TW tires
Mods - Power
X-pipe with Roush mufflers (loud)
FP Pro Cal II tune
Mods - Exterior
Boss Valance Panel (DR3Z-17626-BA, aka splitter) and lower shield (BR3Z-17626-A, aka belly pan). These parts install together, the lower shield boxes in the bottom of the radiator to improve airflow.

Boss 302S Upper Grille (GT Fog Lights Deleted)
Roush Rear Spoiler
Mods - Interior
Watson Racing 4-point Roll Cage with seat delete trim panels
Sparco QRT-R racing seat (driver)
Sabelt 6-point harness
MGW Race Spec Shifter
Boss Shift Knob
Background & Plans
This was a daily driven GT Track Pack with relatively low mileage (28K) and some street-look mods like decals (everywhere!!), tinted windows, lowering springs, cut/welded/hacked exhaust, and street parking bruises on both ends. It had been neglected from a maintenance perspective. The factory installed Recaro's were removed and replaced with base comfort seats (Really!?!).

Since I sold my 13 Boss 302 LS, my plan was to find and prep an S197 for HPDE and Time Trial. Selling the Boss was not one of my better ideas but...
The plan is to get the GT to a properly maintained level with some track enhancements, add driver safety equipment and get it to Gingerman to see what is needed to have reliable track fun.

After the first couple track events, I will make the strut/shock/spring choice and make a cooling plan. Struts/shocks is either OE style (Koni + H&R Race springs + camber plates) or H&R Coilovers for bigger spring rates and height adjustment. Cooling plan will probably a triple pass radiator, oil to air oil cooler, track spec hood louvers in OE positions in hood.

I am hoping the MT82 is happy for a while with its new shifter and fresh fluid.

This will remain street legal to be available if needed for a grocery getter.
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