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"Mattthecarman's 2014 Dual-Purpose S197 Trackday Car" Profile - S197 Mustangs

Mattthecarman's 2014 Dual-Purpose S197 Trackday Car Vehicle Profile - S197 Mustangs

Specs & Mods

Ownership Status
Currently Own
Year
2014
S197 Model
GT 5.0L
Transmission
Manual
Mods - Handling
Suspension --------------------
- Bilstein Coilovers w/ Eibach Springs 425F-225R
- Vorshlag Camber plates
- Ground Control height adjusters Rear
- Maximum Motorsports 36mm Front Sway bar
- Powergrid Endlinks
- Poly bushing equipped front LCA w/spacers
- Bilstein rear shocks
- Whiteline watts link
- Whiteline relocation brackets/double adjustable LCA's
Brakes --------------------
- Stoptech 2 pc 14" front rotors
- Vorshlag 4" ducts
- Stoptech slotted rear rotors
- 4 pot Brembos w/ stainless lines
- Dot 4 Motul 600
- Gloc R12s F/ R10'sR
Wheels --------------------
-----Street------
- ARP Front studs
- Vorshlag lugs "Terry's nuts"
- Apex EC-7s 18x10 +43 Squared
- 295/35/18 MPSS
-----Track------
-19x11 SVE PP2 Reps
-315/35/19 Hoosier R7's
-24mm hubcentric spacers
Mods - Power
Engine --------------------
- Ported Cobra Jet intake
- FR twin 65mm throttle body
- Peterson Breather can system
- JLT intake
- GT500 fan
- Setrab 172 oil cooler
- Powercurve Motorsports tune (Mooresville, NC)
Exhaust --------------------
- 1 3/4" Kooks mid length headers
- 3" Kooks offroad H pipe
- Borla 3" over-axles
- Corsa GT500 sports
Transmission --------------------
- Exedy Mach 500 Clutch
- MGW race spec
- Separated Clutch fluid reservoir
- Amsoil trans cocktail
Mods - Exterior
Exterior ----------------
- GT500 front bumper
- CF Tiger Racing hood
- Roush splitters
- GT500 wing
- Boss rear valence
- S197 wart remover
- Blowfish front tow hook
Mods - Interior
Interior --------------
- Redline reupholstered steering wheel
- Sparco Ergo II race seat w/ planted technologies seat mount
- Rear seat delete w/ X-brace
- Autometer A-pillar gauge pod w/cobalt series gauges
- 4 point Watson Racing Rollbar w/X-brace
- Fire Extinguisher
Background & Plans
I initially bought this car just to have a V8/more power.

After going through phases of going primarily to car shows, test & tunes, etc. and wanting to boost it/not boost it. I came to realize that I enjoyed driving the car on mountain roads, etc. the most. With some convincing from my girlfriend, I realized that I wanted to take the car in more a Grand tourer type direction. Good at a little bit of everything. Better brakes, more power than OEM, etc. As I bought more to aid in handling, braking, and power delivery, the desire for canyon style driving experiences eventually graduated into track days. I had my first HPDE experience a few years ago and never had more fun driving the car prior. Since then, my primary goal with the car isn't to race it, but to make it a reliable, formidable force on the track primarily in HPDE settings and the occasional time trial.
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