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S550 Velocicross Build Thread Profile - S550 Mustangs

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
CAM-C target class for SCCA events

Installed:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (initial race set)

Owned, to be installed:
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (street set)
Steeda camber plates
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda IRS bushings
Steeda rear subframe alignment and bushing supports
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links
Rear seat delete
Ford Performance short throw shifter MT-82
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 42lbs!!!)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate, associated charge pipes
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Lightweight 19x11 square wheel setup
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Good to see another Ecoboost on TMO, welcome.
Hey, thanks!

Did some work last night so updated list:

CAM-C target class for SCCA events

Installed:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
NGK 6510 plugs
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (initial race set)
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda IRS bushings
Steeda rear subframe alignment and bushing supports

Owned, to be installed:
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (street set)
Steeda camber plates
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links
Rear seat delete
Ford Performance short throw shifter MT-82
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 42lbs!!!)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate, associated charge pipes & updated tune
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Lightweight 19 or 18x11 square wheel setup - APEX or MRR
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
4,969
3,362
Blair, Nebraska
W2W Racing
20+ Years
Welcome to a soon to be Bigger Boosted Blue Oval Beast! You are working quickly to become one of the Mod Kings and do keep us posted on how you do on the Autocross front. Who knows , maybe we will see you at the Solo Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2021. I will be there as it is only 60 miles down the road from my place , but I will be co-driving my son's EVO 9!
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Welcome to a soon to be Bigger Boosted Blue Oval Beast! You are working quickly to become one of the Mod Kings and do keep us posted on how you do on the Autocross front. Who knows , maybe we will see you at the Solo Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2021. I will be there as it is only 60 miles down the road from my place , but I will be co-driving my son's EVO 9!
Thank you for the warm welcome Bill. I look forward to many fun events with this sled and meeting lots of new and interesting fellow enthusiasts!
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Did some more work tonight so updating:


Installed:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
NGK 6510 plugs
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (initial race set)
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (street set)
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda IRS bushings
Steeda rear subframe alignment and bushing supports
Steeda front camber plates
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links

Owned, to be installed:
Rear seat delete
Ford Performance short throw shifter MT-82
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Steeda front control arms with lateral links w/extended ball joints
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 42lbs!!!)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate, associated charge pipes & updated tune
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Lightweight 19 or 18x11 square wheel setup - APEX or MRR
Baer Eradispeed rotors

Other weight reduction:
Removed engine cover
Removed underhood liner
Removing trunk subwoofer for events then replacing
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Mod update and new photos. Yes, we all know garage photos don't do cars justice, but its rainy and dark so it's what we got.

Installed/Ready:

Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (ready, initial race set, ~31lbs each, 2-3lbs savings over the stock PP wheels I was running)
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (installed, street set, ~31lbs each, who cares how much they weigh they look good)
Steeda camber plates
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda rear subframe alignment and bushing supports
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links

Owned, to be installed:
Steeda IRS bushings
Rear seat delete
Ford Performance short throw shifter MT-82
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 42lbs!!!)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate, associated charge pipes
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Lightweight 19 or 18x11 square wheel setup - APEX or MRR
Baer Eradispeed rotors
Stock GT350 rear underbody panel and diffuser
Stock GT PP front underbody panel

Other weight reduction:
Removed engine cover
Removed underhood liner
Removing trunk subwoofer for events then replacing

I will add some relevant info about stock parts:
MT-82 m6, going to keep it until it lets go then make decisions...
3.55 Torsen rear, I do have a 3.73 Torsen pumpkin that I bought as a takeoff from a PP GT but I am waiting until I run more autox courses and install the NX2 to see if I install it or keep the 3.55

Also, yes, I have emergency blue lights in it, I am a volunteer firefighter (they look awesome on the course lit up).


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gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Mod update:

Installed/Ready:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (ready, initial race set, ~31lbs each, 2-3lbs savings over the stock PP wheels I was running)
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (installed, street set)
Steeda camber plates
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda rear subframe alignment and bushing supports
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links
Steeda bumpsteer kit
Steeda front control arms
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 45.2lbs!!!)

Owned, to be installed:
Steeda IRS bushings
Rear seat delete
Ford Performance short throw shifter for the MT-82
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Stock GT350 rear underbody panel

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate, associated charge pipes & tune
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Lightweight 19 or 18x11 square wheel setup - APEX or MRR?
Baer Eradispeed rotors
Stock GT350 rear diffuser (to match up with the stock GT350 underbody panel)
Stock GT PP front underbody panel
Steeda spherical bearings for front and rear
 
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gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Mod update, LOTS done:


Installed/Ready:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (ready, initial race set for seat time, ~31lbs each, 2-3lbs savings over the stock PP wheels I was running)
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 all season tires (installed, street set)
APEX 18x11 EC-7s +52 in silver, no tires
SVE 19x11 SP2 +50 in bronze, no tires
Steeda camber plates
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda rear subframe alignment inserts and bushing supports
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links
Steeda bumpsteer kit
Steeda front control arms lateral
Steeda front control arms tension with spherical bearings
Steeda IRS bushings and hardware (red poly)
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Baer Eradispeed front rotors
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 45.2lbs!!!)
Ford Performance short throw shifter for the MT-82
ARP 1" longer front wheel studs
OP Mustang 28mm spacers, Steeda 25 and 20mm spacers, Eibach 15mm spacers (i can make lots of things fit)

Owned, to be installed:
Steeda extreme g-trac brace
Rear seat delete (saves 30+ lbs)
Stock GT350 rear underbody panel
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2 turbo
UPR dual valve catch can
CVF Aluminum charge pipes
CVF catted 3" high flow downpipe
Snow Performance Stage 2.5 Methanol Injection Kit (not sure if I will end up using this at events, TBD)
Antigravity ATX30 battery (saves 20+lbs)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Adjustable front & rear sway bars
Adjustable coilovers
Stock GT350 rear diffuser (to match up with the stock GT350 underbody panel)
Stock GT PP front underbody panel
More Steeda spherical bearings
LOTS of seat time for 2021 starting at SCDA Autocross/skid pad event at Lime Rock on 3/27

Other weight reduction:
Removed engine cover
Removed underhood liner
Remove trunk subwoofer for events
 
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Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
4,969
3,362
Blair, Nebraska
W2W Racing
20+ Years
You are in a strong area of the Country for Autocrossing and Dave_W I believe is in your area. DaveW ( different Dave from the St. Louis area ) runs in CAMC and is super knowledgeable on tires for the Class - especially the current hot tickets. Wide tires are one thing you really , really need, so glad to see you got a set of Apex 18x11s. I may have been clairvoyant about you being one of the newest, yet greatest " Mod Monsters " on the Forum, ha. Now get them sticky, fat tubes on the beast and stop mechanically modding and begin the best mod you need --- seat time. I now expect to read every weekend that you are out ripping through the cones , somewhere in 2021 --- of course , when it warms up. Stay safe in the snowstorm coming your way!!
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
You are in a strong area of the Country for Autocrossing and Dave_W I believe is in your area. DaveW ( different Dave from the St. Louis area ) runs in CAMC and is super knowledgeable on tires for the Class - especially the current hot tickets. Wide tires are one thing you really , really need, so glad to see you got a set of Apex 18x11s. I may have been clairvoyant about you being one of the newest, yet greatest " Mod Monsters " on the Forum, ha. Now get them sticky, fat tubes on the beast and stop mechanically modding and begin the best mod you need --- seat time. I now expect to read every weekend that you are out ripping through the cones , somewhere in 2021 --- of course , when it warms up. Stay safe in the snowstorm coming your way!!
Thank you Bill. Yes, its obvious I am a bit of a cliche at the moment, lots of mods, no experience... i own it. :)
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Just an update to keep things current and because I am bored. The weight reduction is very evident when driving, and between that and the suspension changes it corners on the street way better than stock. My only autox time for comparison next year is a 19.99 on Lime Rock's lower autocross course from October: https://limerock.com/sites/default/files/2020 Autocross Standings 10.26 FINAL V2.pdf
That was all stock with the Ford Performance tune and the GT performance pack wheels and tires (Michelin PS4S 255 front and 275 rear). I hope 2021 seat time, much wider and lighter wheels w/stickier rubber, weight reduction, and my suspension changes will let me shave at least 1 second and possibly get into their 2021 Invitational Shootout. It's a big IF, but I don't think it's out of the question.

Installed/Ready:
Cobb AccessPort with PD Tuning protune
CVF Race intercooler
RTR Chin spoiler
Lethal Performance upper/lower grille delete
XXR 521 wheels, 20x10.5 square, 285/35R20 Bridgestone RE71-R (ready, initial race set for seat time, ~31lbs each, 2-3lbs savings over the stock PP wheels I was running)
Verde V39 Parallax 20x10 / 20x11 with 275/35 and 305/35 Cooper RS3-G1 all season tires (installed, street set, wheels are ~31lbs each not that it matters)
APEX 18x11 EC-7s +52 in silver, no tires yet (appx 23lbs each)
SVE 19x11 SP2 +50 in bronze, no tires yet (appx 24.5lbs each)
Steeda camber plates
Steeda rear adjustable camber arms
Steeda rear subframe alignment inserts and bushing supports
Steeda Ultralite linear rate lowering springs
Eibach adjustable front sway bar end links
Steeda bumpsteer kit
Steeda front control arms lateral to fix roll center
Steeda front control arms tension with spherical bearings
Steeda IRS bushings and hardware (red poly)
Steeda MT-82 bushing insert
Steeda shifter support bracket/bushing
Steeda extreme g-trac brace (had it on my other S550, sold that car, figured why not...)
Baer Eradispeed front rotors (saves 8lbs)
Tomei Titanium Extreme Exhaust (saves 45.2lbs!!!)
Ford Performance short throw shifter for the MT-82
ARP 1" longer front wheel studs
OP Mustang 28mm spacers, Steeda 25 and 20mm spacers, Eibach 15mm spacers (i can make lots of things fit)
Rear seat delete (saves ~30 lbs)
Antigravity ATX30 battery (saves 20+lbs), ready... not installed, car is outside, will install in Spring
Removed engine cover
Removed underhood liner

Owned, to be installed:
Stock GT350 rear underbody panel
Precision Turbo NX2 with Turbosmart Wastegate
Airaid intake tube for use with NX2 turbo
UPR dual valve catch can
CVF Aluminum charge pipes
CVF catted 3" high flow downpipe
Snow Performance Stage 2.5 Methanol Injection Kit (not sure if I will end up using this at events, TBD)

Planned/Desired, not yet purchased:
Adjustable front sway bar, tbd rear
Adjustable coilovers for dialing in damping and spring rates
Stock GT350 rear diffuser (if needed to match up with the GT350 rear underbody panel)
Stock GT PP front underbody panel - longer, better contours for brake cooling
Rear spherical bearings
LOTS of seat time for 2021 starting at SCDA Autocross/skid pad event at Lime Rock on 3/27

Other weight reduction:
Remove trunk subwoofer for events
 

gwilliams38

TMO Intermediate
22
16
New Fairfield, CT
Autocross
Under 3 Years
Building out my seat time schedule for 2021 as events become available:
3/27 - SCDA Autocross and Car Control Clinic, Lime Rock Park
4/16 - BMW CCA CT Valley Chapter Autocross and Skid Pad, Lime Rock Park
5/1 - MassTuning TrackFest at NY Safety Track in Jefferson, NY
 

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