First mods to your Mach 1

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Steering wheel from Royal Steering Wheels in the UK, I opted to pay a slight premium not to have to send my standard wheel in exchange for the the wheel pictured above. link here:
http://royalsteeringwheels.com/mustang/

Paddle Shifters are made from metal, link here: https://www.harrop.com.au/shop/products/styling/s550-mustang-gt-paddle-shifters

I've added adhesive padding to the back of the shifters to give it a better feel when flicking through the gears.

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Do you lose the heating/cooling?
 

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Been thinking about this for a new thread but I will just put it here. I love my Mach 1, but there are some things I would change on it if I had been king for a day at Ford before it went out:

1. An OEM PDR similar to the Corvette/Camaro...I assume this will be on the S650, but this should have been added as part of the 18 refresh when the Mustang "caught up."
2. Selectable suspension mode switch like the GT500. The chassis on this should have been every bit tailorable as the GT500...odd omission
3. Better paddle integration on the AT: I have harped on this before as programming elements found in the camaro that Ford didn't bother to implement...most notable being the feature to hold Left paddle to get the lowest possible gear...just lazy. Launch control on AT is another.
4. Option the Handling package with the same size P4S tires as the GT500-I believe that would be the handling pack wheels too. I didn't want cup 2s but the skinnier tires hurt the base M1 on track performance (see the infamous Nurburgring video). Had those been available...I would have a handling pack car right now.
5. Hood pins. Hate how this thing shakes at speed-pins at least would provide a little more confidence. I know the GT350 or 500 hood would have made the M1 badging more difficult so not sure how they could have opened up the air exchange/pressure release more.
6. Unique flat bottom Mach 1 steering wheel. Further differentiate interior and aligns with "track focused."

Stretch goals:
1. DCT option from GT500...truly make this car the NA choice vs the GT500. Ok...not likely at M1 price, but it would have been awesome.
2. NA 5.2 in this...many people have said this would have been the best scenario for the M1 badge but it would have really overshadowed the GT350 even more so than the above change - maybe a new Boss gets this if the 5.2 survives the new emissions standards.
 

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4. Option the Handling package with the same size P4S tires as the GT500-I believe that would be the handling pack wheels too. I didn't want cup 2s but the skinnier tires hurt the base M1 on track performance (see the infamous Nurburgring video). Had those been available...I would have a handling pack car right now.
5. Hood pins. Hate how this thing shakes at speed-pins at least would provide a little more confidence. I know the GT350 or 500 hood would have made the M1 badging more difficult so not sure how they could have opened up the air exchange/pressure release more.
6. Unique flat bottom Mach 1 steering wheel. Further differentiate interior and aligns with "track focused."

Stretch goals:
1. DCT option from GT500...truly make this car the NA choice vs the GT500. Ok...not likely at M1 price, but it would have been awesome.
Those are the ones I'd be interested in. I don't think a DCT would be hugely expensive over what the auto costs already. Lots of not super expensive cars have DCT these days. For the wheel I wish they had at least done a special mach 1 airbag cover. Its what you look at 100% of the time while driving and they left that stock mustang. Huge miss imho.
 

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Been thinking about this for a new thread but I will just put it here. I love my Mach 1, but there are some things I would change on it if I had been king for a day at Ford before it went out:

1. An OEM PDR similar to the Corvette/Camaro...I assume this will be on the S650, but this should have been added as part of the 18 refresh when the Mustang "caught up."
What is this PDR you refer to? All I could come up with in the Automotive Dictionary was Paintless Dent Repair and Power Deck Release.
 

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What is this PDR you refer to? All I could come up with in the Automotive Dictionary was Paintless Dent Repair and Power Deck Release.
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What is this PDR you refer to? All I could come up with in the Automotive Dictionary was Paintless Dent Repair and Power Deck Release.
A dash camera linked to driving data...Camaro and Corvette have one built in. Huge miss IMHO especially when the 2016 Camaro added it.
 

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A dash camera linked to driving data...Camaro and Corvette have one built in. Huge miss IMHO especially when the 2016 Camaro added it.
Performance Data Recorder
I work for a 4 letter agency that has a fondness for acronyms, and I can't keep all of those straight. Much less the new ones kids come up with every couple of days.
 

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Probably already in the previous 25+ page list. I wish they would have dumped the vacuum gauge and given us a proper oil temp gauge. Anyone know if the GT500 center gauge cluster would work as direct plug and play? I know someone has put the GT350 one in, but lighting does not match the later model cars.
 

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Probably already in the previous 25+ page list. I wish they would have dumped the vacuum gauge and given us a proper oil temp gauge. Anyone know if the GT500 center gauge cluster would work as direct plug and play? I know someone has put the GT350 one in, but lighting does not match the later model cars.
There is a youtube video of a guy doing the GT350 gauge swap and everything worked but the MyColor.
 
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Probably already in the previous 25+ page list. I wish they would have dumped the vacuum gauge and given us a proper oil temp gauge. Anyone know if the GT500 center gauge cluster would work as direct plug and play? I know someone has put the GT350 one in, but lighting does not match the later model cars.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/dual-gauge-dashboard-bracket-pod-for-2015-2021-ford-mustang-gt-performance-package/&psig=AOvVaw3cOWv1lMwwS0vtkb7tfhrt&ust=1643208251228000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAgQjRxqFwoTCPjd_PORzfUCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD
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You can add this from glowshift and add your own gauges. When my Mach arrives, I will be adding mechanical gauges, to replace the factory ones.
 

 
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