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    2015 Upgrades Thread

    So what's on your to-do list for your Mustang this year?

    Here's my list. This is assuming I don't buy a older car with the proceeds from the Cobra. If I don't, I'm planning on taking some of that money and throwing it at the 90 GT. (and using the rest for other purposes.)

    Attach seats correctly (long story)
    Replace convertible top
    New Headlights
    Upper/lower Intake manifold and throttle body
    *Seats Recovered?
    Repaint?

    *Long term plan is to change the the white leather interior pieces to light grey. Changing the white/blue two-tone interior to grey-blue. Then probably changing some interior trim to exterior body color (dark blue) to tie everything together.
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    Jim

    1990 Twilight Blue Mustang GT Convertible

    GT40 Tubular upper and lower intake, GT40 heads, Trickflow Stage One cam,
    BBK 70mm Throttle Body, 24lb Injectors, Silver Fox Transmission AOD SPT-1 Valve Body,
    Headers, O/R H pipe, Flowmasters.
    Dyno July 2016 - 253 RWHP / 293 RWTQ

    Also in the stable:
    2013 Cayenne Red Nissan Altima SL 3.5
    Sold (2015): Black 10th Anniversary Cobra #353

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    I need to flush brake fluid & coolant, been ~ 10 yrs since car finished. I always grease front end and control arms in spring along with oil change after 1st short drive.

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    I got my fuel lines, etc. replaced over the winter (though there is still a leak to take care of - when will there not be) and have made a few cosmetic changes to the car. Also replaced the HIDs with LED headlight bulbs. Next is a new convertible top, but that may wait until next winter. Wanted to repaint the calipers, but that may also wait until next winter.
    Bruce
    TFS TW heads, rockers, 75mm intake, cam, 75mm TB, CAI, MAF, DeatschWerks 35# injectors, Aeromotive rails/regulator, 255 pump, BeCool rad, alum water pump, MSD 6A/coil, alum flywheel, PP, driveshaft, McLeod clutch, Torsen T2R, 3.73, 31spline axles, 17" 95 Cobra R, NT-05 255/275, MM CC plates, coil-over (Bilstein), rlca, K-brace, A-arms, SF conns, Cobra brakes, =len shorties, 2.5" SS Hpipe, Borla CB...

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    and here I thought this thread was about the s550 mustang lol
    -- Ian --
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    complete brakes, Calipers, rotors, pads and braided stainless lines all the way around (damnit Jegs, ship my backorder!!)
    Replace hood.
    replace rear bumper.
    PAINT !
    Wheels/tires
    Caster/camber plates added
    Strut tower brace added.
    Possibly get the upper intake adapted and on.
    finally get the 8.8 assembled and in? maaayyybe

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    So far in 2015 my car has already received:

    - Roush lower grille delete kit
    - upsized rear rotors (the 14" rotors same as '13-'14 GT500's)
    - new rear brake pads (Hawk HPS)
    - 2 Billet Technology oil catch cans
    - 19" front / 20" rear AMR wheels in charcoal gray
    - 275/40/19 front Hankook tires
    - 305/35/20 Nitto NT555R rear tires

    On the future-mods list for 2015, I have:

    - Replace upper grille (warranty replacement through American Muscle)
    - Powdercoat new grille
    - New hood
    - New front bumper cover, possibly a GT500 unit
    - Boost-a-pump
    - Larger throttle body
    - New tune, by Pete this time

    Win-the-lottery list:
    - forged shortblock
    - T56 transmission
    - switch from my 2.3 to a 2.9L Whipple
    - fully upgraded fuel system

    Now I just need to win the lottery, lol
    Last edited by Gabe; 04-08-2015 at 05:40 PM.

    Mine: '13 Mustang GT Track Pk. 2.3L Whipple, 608 RWHP, 517 RWTQ.
    Hers: '08 GT500 '13-'14 2.3L TVS & injectors, 656 RWHP, 661 RWTQ.

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    Curious gabe....why do you want to upgrade to 2.9? At your power level you aren't even near the potential of that 2.3. Not sure if your next tune is to spin the crap out of that whipple, but that would be the direction I'd go in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TorchredSVT View Post
    Curious gabe....why do you want to upgrade to 2.9? At your power level you aren't even near the potential of that 2.3. Not sure if your next tune is to spin the crap out of that whipple, but that would be the direction I'd go in.
    Spinning it to the moon adds heat and they lose efficiency.
    The Ford Racing Whipple for the 2015 is a 2.9 ... they're not even making a 2.3 for the '15+ 5.0
    Plus, with a forged bottom-end, I'd be looking for 700-800 rwhp, and a 2.9 is gonna have a much easier time delivering that than a 2.3

    Mine: '13 Mustang GT Track Pk. 2.3L Whipple, 608 RWHP, 517 RWTQ.
    Hers: '08 GT500 '13-'14 2.3L TVS & injectors, 656 RWHP, 661 RWTQ.

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    That makes sense

    must be different for your coyote guys....plenty of people spinning the 2.3 on cobra's to 650hp.
    -- Ian --
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    Born on 6/18/2003 / Build # 4357 / # 489 0f 10th Aniv
    1 of 369 Torch Red 10th Aniversary cars Built

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    2015 Mod = Fuzzy Dice installation on rear view mirror.

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