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    #1 jefc73, Sep 29, 2015
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    Starting a thread here to dialog the mods that have been done and will be done. Biggest reason is to ask questions/get opinions on different things. I know I want to supercharge, I know I want some body goodies and I know I want to upgrade the suspension. In what order??? Not sure. Any thoughts? Lessons learned etc?
    First couple pics are from Dealer here in Michigan the day I picked up the black S550. Was bought end of June just for reference.

    Current mods as of 8/1/17

    Exterior:
    20% tint rear window, 30% side windows
    Roush spoiler, quarter panel scoops, window scoops, winglets
    Roush R7 Aero front fascia
    MRT front splitter
    Ford Performance windshield banner
    Ford black emblems, 5.0
    Ford Performance GT350 rear valance/Borla sport Ford Performance mufflers
    RTR side splitters
    Ford Performance deck lid panel with Coyote Howler badge
    50th Anniversary car cover
    Project 6GR wheels with Mickey Thompson rubber
    Baer Eradispeed rotors
    MMD Roof spoiler
    Anchor Room tint kit for lights
    Diode Dynamics LED revers light
    Diode Dynamics LED side markers smoked
    Diode Dynamics Switchback LED turn signal kit
    Diode Dynamics DS3 6000K LED headlight bulbs
    Cervinis Stalker hood

    Interior:
    GT350 steering wheel
    50th anniversary floor mats, trunk mat and shifter knob
    Diode Dynamics Interior LED conversion kit
    Auto Meter guage pod
    Spek boost guage
    Ford Performance or Roush shift knob

    Engine:
    Whipple 2.9L supercharger with 3.625 pulley
    Whipple flash tool and whipple tuning
    Redline Tuning Stainless hood shocks
    Mishimoto black coolant tank
    UPR passenger side oil separator

    Drivetrain:
    Steeda Tri Ax short throw shifter
    Steeda MT-82 bushing
    Steeda S550 35lb clutch spring assist

    Exhaust:
    Borla/Ford Performance Sport Quad mufflers with Borla X pipe

    Suspension:
    Ford Racing Performance Track struts and shocks
    Steeda Ultra Lite linear springs
    Steeda front and rear sway bars with billet mounts
    Steeda IRS subframe alignment kit
    Steeda IRS subframe bushing support system
    Steeda Billet aluminum vertical links
    Steeda adjustable rear toe links
    Steeda Billet rear upper shock mounts
    Steeda G trac K member brace
    Steeda jacking rails 20150526_134537.jpg 20150526_134549.jpg
     
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    cleaned up and in the driveway. 20150602_192705.jpg 20150602_195451.jpg
     
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    A few mods so far. Minor but getting started. Lloyd front floor mats and trunk mat, 50th anniversary shift knob, Redline hood struts, Borla ATAK exhaust, LED reverse bulb, covercraft car cover. 20150929_180037.jpg 20150929_180128.jpg 20150929_180827.jpg 20150929_175915.jpg 20150730_141801.jpg
     
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    #5 jefc73, Sep 29, 2015
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    Now the expensive stuff: LOL

    Want list.
    Engine etc.

    Supercharger: Roush/Ford racing, or Whipple. Only reason leaning towards Roush is I work for Ford and Iam close to their shop. They will do the install for me. I would not attempt it especially on a brand new car. Plus get somewhat of a warranty. Is the Whipple more powerful, yes. But...

    Body:

    Roush front fascia
    Roush side scoops/window scoops
    Roush hood scoop
    Qtr winglets
    Roush wing

    Havent seen much else I really like and not sure if Iam going to do the front fascia or not. I do like the stock look of the front fascia.

    GT350 steering wheel upgrade/ordered from Levittown, thanks Benny

    Suspension:

    LOL can you say STEEDA! or I was thinking of putting on the FRPP track pack with the upgraded shocks and struts with springs and sways. If I do the Steeda deal then progressive springs/sways, Stop the hop packeage, and G trac K member. Here is where I have been spending the most time on the forum reading up on. Opinions???

    So any do's, dont's, opinions, lessons learned on supercharging, bodywork, and suspension. Iam sure various opinons on here but shoot away. Also supercharger first, suspension or bodywork? Just not sure yet. Although the weather up here will be getting colder soon.
     
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    Ordered some Steeda goodies today as well as a few Roush body parts.
    [email protected] was nice talking to you today. Put the order in for the progressive springs and sways with billet mounts, and the K brace. Ordered the linear package by mistake and called and talked to one of your guys and he was to change it to the progressive package. Can you verify that please. Thanks.
     
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    I would go with the whipple blower, the whipple kit is truly 'bolt on' (with the Roush you have to modify the front cover), there is much more room to grow (in case you get tired of stock power), and its overall an easier install.

    Oh, and more power. My girls whipple car is a blast to drive, made 640whp on stock boost, stock throttle body, and pump gas.
    [MENTION=10893][email protected][/MENTION], he tried to tag you, just helping out :cheers:
     
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    Jeff, it was great speaking with you today! Welcome to the Steeda family and you're going to love those mods :) Also, you're good to go on the progressives - and your entire order has shipped!

    Thank you, sir! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks Josh. I like the Whipple a lot. Would just need to find someone to do the install.
     
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    #10 jefc73, Sep 30, 2015
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    Awesome David. Sorry for throwing the curveball with ordering the linear package by mistake. Thanks for checking and getting back to me. Great interaction for first order with Steeda. Will be doing more ordering soon.
    I see the email now about the order being shipped. Holy Sh&t that was fast. lol Invoice still shows linear, hope they shipped the progressives. Thanks.
     
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    No worries, bud! We just swapped the springs to progressive in our backend even though the email notification may say linear, good to go! :thumbsup:
     
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    Looking good man. Can't wait to see the Roush exterior mods added. I have absolutely zero regrets with any of mine and all eyes stay on you :D

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    Thanks Alton. Your build looks awesome. Glad you commented because your build is similar to mine. Was good to see your pics. Dammit though...lol was on the fence about the front fascia...now I guess Iam getting it. Thanks brother lol. Oh by the way nice pic at the LSU stadium. Go Buckeyes. lol:D

    Alton, did you do the Roush mods or have a shop do them. Just curious. Iam about 30 minutes from the Roush shop and have been there for a tour and they quoted me everything to get it done but I think Iam doing everything but the fascia, hood scoop, and wing. Will let them drill the holes with their fixture instead of using a paper template.
     
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    No problem man! And thanks a lot man! :D

    Man, if I had to get another mustang, that Roush front fascia would be an absolute must and probably would be in the top 4 mods for me, lol. It makes you smile over and over and over when you're coming up on the side of someone and you see them staring in the side mirrors waiting for you to pass, lol. :cheers: :headbang::headbang::headbang:

    EDIT: I've had a local shop, StangHi Performance, do 100% of my modifications except for my hood struts and the diode dynamics lights. All I have as far as space is a personal garage at an apartment complex. Also, most of the used-to-be mechanics in my family no longer work on cars, so I don't have the tools either, lol. I've spent quite a bit on labor thus far, sadly. Feels comfortable for me to know that anything that doesn't go right isn't because of me though, lol.
     
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    Steeda and Roush goodies due Saturday. Out for a ride today to get hair cut and came across another Mustang enthusiast. Nice. :headbang: 20151001_13091611.jpg 20151001_130856.jpg 20151001_130839.jpg
     
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