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S650 2024 GT Build Thread Profile - S650 Mustangs

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Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
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Blair, Nebraska
That is such a great color and the only thing you might consider waiting on is the lowering springs (imho ) as I noticed you are going with 19x11 wheels. You may not want to possibly compromise travel depending if you go with some really wide tires. The car looks great and keep us posted as you make your mods!
 
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Cantley
That is such a great color and the only thing you might consider waiting on is the lowering springs (imho ) as I noticed you are going with 19x11 wheels. You may not want to possibly compromise travel depending if you go with some really wide tires. The car looks great and keep us posted as you make your mods!
Hi Bill, thanks for the reply! The reason I ordered the springs is because I had much lower H&R Super Sports on my S550 with these same wheels (with 395/30/19 tires) and never had a problem with travel or rubbing on or off track.
These springs from Steeda do not drop the car nearly as much and have already been tested by others on S650 with Magneride. I think I'm safe, but I will report once installed.
 
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Cantley
First small change to the car: removed engine cover, and swapped the stamped steel strut tower brace out and put in the GT-350R brace I salvaged from my wrecked 2019 GT.
Pictures before and after

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Cantley
Would the engine cover not fit with your GT350 brace?
It would. But I don't like it. I prefer the car without. The GT-350R brace and the S650 steel brace have similar height clearances. One is lighter than the other. And the S650 GT PP brace has mounting holes for a badge, but no badge!
 

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