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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
RideTech HQ coilovers, 425/550 springs - Mar 2020

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

Wheels & Tires:
Street wheels: SVE Drift 19x9.5 - Mar 2017
Track wheels: SVE Drift 19x9.5 - Apr 2017
Track wheels: MRR M600 Gun Metal 19x11 - Dec 2019
Street tires: Firehawk Indy 500 255/40R19
Track tires: Bridgestone RE71R

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
Ford Performance/Borla Sport catback - Nov 2019
RIP, cracked
AWE Touring with GT350 X-pipe and resonators - Jan 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
GT350R steering wheel - Oct 2019

Body:
Black OEM hood vents - Mar 2019
GT350 Track Pack spoiler - Apr 2020

Future mods:
FP Toe Knuckle Bearing - Summer 2019
Brake cooling - spring 2020
Radiator upgrade - sometime 2020





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Adding pictures

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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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Did sound tube delete on Friday. Very good mod for very cheap! In addition to the cleaner noise in the cabin (and just a tad less volume), throttle response is notably better. So far I've just taken the front section off, but will probably remove the rest soon.
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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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?
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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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.
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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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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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!
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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