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    #1 BmacIL, Nov 11, 2015
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    I've had my car for just a bit over 7 months (picked up 3/28/15) and have done a few mods, most to replicate most of the GT PP feel and composure for a lot less while still having a great DD. I've autocrossed the car a few times and the handling balance is now very good, just need more grip for more fun and speed!

    My car is a base GT, as it came:
    3.31 axle, manual transmission
    Base 18" machined wheels and tires

    Mod list:

    Chassis:
    Ford Racing Strut Tower Brace and K-Brace kit - May 2015
    Performance Pack Lower K-Brace and Oil filter closeout panel - Dec 2015
    BMR CB005 IRS cradle lockout kit - Sept 2016
    PP firewall/cowl connector - Feb 2018

    Suspension:
    Performance Pack Rear Sway Bar - June 2015
    Steeda Pro-Action Fixed struts - Dec 2016
    Steeda Pro-Action Fixed shocks - Dec 2016

    GT350R front springs - Dec 2016
    BMR SP085 rear springs - Dec 2016
    Steeda Billet rear shock mounts - Mar 2017
    Ford Racing Track rear shocks - Mar 2018
    BMR TCA048 Vertical Links - April 2018
    J&M bearing tension links and PP lateral links - Dec 2018
    Steeda Roll Center Correction Lateral Links - Mar 2019
    BMR Caster/Camber Plates - Mar 2019
    Ford Racing Track Struts - Mar 2019
    BMR Rear Shock Mounts - Mar 2019
    Cortex Racing bumpsteer kit - Mar 2019
    BMR BK055 RLCA bearings - May 2019
    BMR front sway bar - May 2019

    Brakes:
    GT PP 6 Piston Brembos - May 2019
    G-LOC GS-1 (street) and R10 (track) pads

    Wheels & Tires:
    SVE Drift 19x9.5 Flat Black Wheels - Mar 2017

    Engine:
    Bob's Oil Separator - May 2015
    Sound Tube Delete - Nov 2015
    Livernois 93 Performance tune - May 2017
    Livernois Flex Fuel Tune - April 2018
    Mishimoto Induction Tube

    2018 GT intake manifold - Aug 2018
    GT350 CAI - Aug 2018
    AED Performance 93 tune - Aug 2018
    AED Flex Fuel tune - Apr 2019

    Exhaust:
    Corsa Sport catback
    Borla ATAK 2.5" Catback - Jul 2019

    Transmission/Driveline/Shifter:
    BG Syncroshift II Transmission Fluid - Oct 2016
    MGW Race Spec Shifter - Nov 2017
    3.73 Torsen Diff Pumpkin Swap - July 2019

    Interior:
    Weathertech Front Liners & Trunk Liner - Nov 2015
    Tictail Steering Wheel Green Pony & Silver Carbon Pony surround decals - Jul 2017


    Future mods:
    FP Toe Knuckle Bearing - Summer 2019
    Brake cooling - spring 2020
    Radiator upgrade - sometime 2020
    19x11 square track wheels & extended front studs - Sometime 2020
     
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    #2 BmacIL, Nov 12, 2015
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    Adding pictures

    Pictures _20150404_203832.jpg DSCN1215.jpg IMG_20150403_145816651_HDR_2.jpg IMG_20150601_112246422_HDR_2.jpg IMG_20160903_224658.jpg IMG_20160911_014333.jpg IMG_20170319_092418_LI_2.jpg IMG_20170319_142151_2.jpg 28962.jpg IMG_20170414_065234.jpg IMG_20170414_162821916.jpg InkedIMG_20170414_222034_LI.jpg IMG_20170416_151643.jpg IMG_20170426_075422289_HDR.jpg 0502171748a_HDR.jpg 0820171312_HDR~2.jpg IMG_20170425_074648931_HDR.jpg
     
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    Woo! X-pipe resonator delete installed today. So far I really like it. Perfectly civilized but a nice sound :)
     
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    #4 BmacIL, Nov 23, 2015
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    FYI I got these to cap both ends. Worked like a charm:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KKVPR2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

    and this for plugging the firewall eventually:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5E4O6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Guard GT crew! I saw you were posting quite a bit on the exhaust threads, we are actually both looking for the same thing sound wise!

    Are you still thinking of going with the Magnaflow mufflers?
     
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    Some very nice mods done here. I'll be watching with interest :thumbsup:
     
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    I haven't decided yet! To be honest, it's been really great the last few days with just my X-pipe. I really want to hear it being driven to know how loud it is/how good it sounds from the outside. From the inside, I love it. The sound tube delete really woke up the throttle response and rev-matched downshifts are great.
     
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    Yeah I am very torn on the issue.

    I also have an X-pipe and would love the mufflers, but I wish I could hear them first and sit in a car with them. I hate drone with a passion so I want a set up with none, I might just go CAI and hope the additional growl will suffice for me!
     
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    Just found this:
    http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=37318
     
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    Interesting....

    I decided to order a Roush Intake first, I figure that with the intake being on sale right now it makes sense.

    I will let you know how it sounds, maybe that will provide the increase in sound I want when I step on it!
     
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    Based on my experience with cone filter, open CAIs, it will! It's on my wish list as well.
     
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    Quick video of my resonator delete.

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    Added Anarchy Motive heavy shift knob recently, and finished the front-end bracing with the lower K-brace over the weekend. Shift knob is HEAVY! 588 grams vs. 141 grams. It really makes shifting smooth, and now I don't really want to do anything with the shifter.

    Car has 19,600 miles on it now.
     
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    The exhaust sounds fantastic :cool:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your build progress

    +1 on the exhaust! Thanks for posting a video

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    Thanks!

    I have another one that I'll post up tonight. It's a driving video so you get a lot better idea on the sound. It's still more raspy than I want up top, but good nonetheless :). I am hoping to get someone to drive my car past me so I can hear what it really sounds like outside.
     
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    #18 BmacIL, Dec 16, 2015
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    New video I took a few days ago of my exhaust. I like the sound mostly but it's raspier than I want. Ideally I want a small increase in volume with similar tone but less rasp.

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    A little raspy........but much much MUCH better than stock :thumbsup:
     
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    #20 BmacIL, Dec 16, 2015
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    Indeed. I think I've decided on FRPP Touring axle backs to pair with the X-pipe, essentially giving me the full FRPP cat back. Someone else did it too....I sure like the sound:

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