Specs & Mods
- Ownership Status
- Currently Own
- S197 Model
- GT 4.6L
- Mods - Handling
Ford Racing full suspension package with adjustable front roll bar and dampers with upgraded to 1.5" drop springs (from the included 1" drop)
O.Z Racing wheels (19x9.5") with Michelin PSS (275/35) for a "square set up" (turn-in is sooooo much better
Fully adjustable camber and caster plates
Upgraded control arms front and back from Steeda with all urethane bushings throughout
GT500 Front hubs
ARP studs on all four corners
- Mods - Power
The "flow treatment" only. FR CAI, Throttle Body, 1-5/8" long tube headers (no cats), Borla Stinger mufflers, 24lb/hr injectors, MSD coils, appropriate tune
TORSEN Differential with 3.73 gear set.
- Mods - Exterior
Cervini front "splitter" (it's not a fully functional splitter), and GT-500 rear spoiler, carbon fiber hood
Full race brake set up with Stoptech's 15" Trophy kit (fully ducted), and GT500 13" rear rotors with slotted Stoptech rotors
- Mods - Interior
Sparco racing set up with fixed racing seat, 6-Point HANS compatible harness, removable wheel. All but carpeting and headliner removed.
Battery relocated to right rear of trunk, fully sealed and vented.
A/C fully removed.
Stereo fully removed.
Wiring harness trimmed and sealed where appropriate.
- Background & Plans
- Bought this car brand new, special order when used Mustangs were loaded and not much cheaper. Been a work in progress ever since. Would like to prep for NASA TT4 or 5 (which ever has more competitors); for now it'll be HPDE4 events. I plan to install tow hooks and a proper 4 or 6 point cage too (money and time!). I pulled about 300lbs out of the car, and pushed the center of gravity back about 10-12". As most of you know, projects like this are never "done" and just the regular maintenance on customized track cars can be complicated too, but it is a joy and this has been my biggest project to date...have my sons involved too, so there's that!