Jmeo's 2015 PP Premium Magnetic GT Build

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  1. Jmeo

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    #1 Jmeo, Sep 29, 2015
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    I know its been almost a year since I took delivery of my car but I thought I would start a build thread. You know what they say, you can't rush into things lol.



    I have a thread already called "Whipple Time" that pretty much talks about the process of getting the 2.9 Whipple SC installed and I now need a thread so I can talk about my other mods & purchases as to keep the Whipple Time thread on topic.



    So.....



    I pre-ordered my car on May 28, 2014 and went through the painful process of waiting 6 months for it to arrive. I'm still having COTUS nightmares lol. My car arrived to the dealer on November 28, 2014.


    I started looking into supercharging from day one and almost went with a dealer installed Roush (so glad I didn't). I wanted a Whipple from day one coming from my 2005 GT that I Whipple'd myself but my local dealer would not put on anything but the FFRP/Roush kit. This led me to contacting Tasca Ford in Cranston, RI which turned out to be the best decision I could have made. Tasca is known locally for having a racing division since the 60's and for having "Tasca Mod Shop" for turning out some powerful cars.



    My car was picked up by Tasca in the first week of February 2015 for the Whipple install. This was to be Tasca's first SC install on a 2015 and I was honored to be the first. I ended up befriending the head of this shop and their top mechanic which is just awesome. I would recommend anyone in the New England area to check out Tasca Mod Shop, they are simply the best around.



    While my car was @ Tasca I started collecting parts of all kinds. I got my car back from Tasca the first week of May because there was, as you all now know, a learning curve for everyone with the tuning capabilities of the 2015 cars so It took a little longer than expected to get this sorted out. This was not a big deal because we were pounded here in Mass with a very snowy winter. During this process I ended up befriending Dustin Whipple as well so again, this is just awesome! Over the past 5 months I have thrown parts at my car like it was going out of style lol.



    I don't really know where to begin to get this thread in the correct order of events so I will just start by listing the parts that are currently installed and I'll just go forward from this point updating any/all changes and opinions all while keeping my "Whipple Time" thread up to date at the same time.


    I am proud member #6797 of the Grey Mustang Registry





    Parts installed:



    Engine:



    . Whipple 2.9 Supercharger

    . Whipple 10 Rib Pulley Kit

    . Whipple/ATI 10 Rib Harmonic Balancer

    . Whipple 3.625" 10 Rib SC Pulley

    . Whipple 132mm Elliptical TB

    . Whipple Dual 11" Dual Fans

    . Whipple Enclosed Air Box

    . Whipple Fan/Pump Retrofit Harness

    . Whipple Upgraded 72# Injectors

    . Whipple's Current Tune

    . Whipple/MSD BAP

    . MMR OPG & TS

    . Reische 170º Thermostat

    . UPR Remote Mount Oil Catch

    . UPR Clean Side Oil Catch



    Transmission:



    . McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch

    . McLeod Billet Steel Flywheel

    . New OEM Throw Out Bearing

    . Ford Racing Clutch Line

    . MGW Race Spec Shifter

    . Steeda 35# Clutch Pedal Spring



    Note: Originally a McLeod Aluminum Flywheel was installed but then swapped for the "Lightened Steel" version. Had DSS Aluminum DS then switched back to OEM due to N&V.



    Driveline:

    . DSS Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft

    . Ford Racing 3.31 Gears (Keeping Torsen from PP)

    . Ford Racing 1/2 Shafts

    . BMR Driveshaft Safety Loop



    Note: Car is PP and came with 3.73 which I had Tasca swap out for 3.31 with Dustin's help because he was the only one with the ability to change gear size in the BCM (at the time).



    IRS / Suspension



    . BMR Delrin/Bearing Vertical Links

    . BMR Adjustable Toe Links

    . BMR LCA Bearings

    . BMR SP089 (Minimum Drop) "Performance" Linear Front Springs

    . BMR SP082 "Performance" Linear Rear Springs

    . BMR Front & Rear Swaybar End Links

    . Steeda Front & Rear Sway-bars

    . Steeda Front & Rear Billet Aluminum Sway Bar Mounts

    . Steeda Subframe Bushing Support

    . Steeda Subframe Braces

    . Steeda Subframe Alignment Pins

    . Ford Racing Toe Link/Knuckle Bearings

    . Ford Racing Front Shocks & Struts



    Brake:



    . Steeda SS Brake Lines

    . Carbotech Front & Rear Ceramic Pads

    . Rotor Pro's (OEM) Drilled & Slotted Front & Rear Rotors



    Exhaust:



    . Kooks Long Tube Headers

    . Kooks "Green" Hi-Flow Cats

    . Borla Touring Cat Back W/ Ford Racing GT350 Dual Tip Axle back "Sport" Muffs



    Lighting:



    . Osram "Cool Blue Intense Xenarc" 5000K HID Bulbs

    . Diode Dynamic "Cool Blue" Map Bulbs

    . Diode Dynamic " Cool Blue" Glove Box Bulb

    . Diode Dynamic "Cool Blue" Map Light Bulbs

    . Diode Dynamic "Cool Blue" Reverse Light Bulb

    . Diode Dynamics Rear LED Marker Lights (Red)

    . Custom Installed OEM 2016 Hood Blinkers/Extractors




    Wheels & Tires:



    . MRR GT350 Gloss Black 19x10 Front & 19x11 Rear Wheel

    . Michelin Pilot Super Sport 275x35x19 Front & 305x35x19 Rear Tires

    . OEM TPMS

    . OEM Center Caps



    Visual & Misc


    . OEM Gloss Black 5.0 Emblems

    . OEM Black Front Pony Emblem

    . OEM Upper & Lower "Fang" Grills Custom open Honeycombs

    . OEM Black Mirror Caps

    . OEM 2016 Heat Extractors w/ Blinkers (Black)

    . OEM GT350 Rear Mud Flaps

    . OEM GT350 Rear Valance Under Pan

    . OEM GT350 Tech Pack Spoiler

    . OEM GT350R Steering Wheel

    . OEM GT350R Shifter Knob

    . FFRP GT350 Rear Dual Exhaust Tip Valance

    . 20% Window Tinting with 5% Windshield Strip

    . Craig's Custom Removable Front License Plate Mount

    . Real Carbon Fiber License Plate Frames

    . Ford Accessories Illuminated Sill Plates

    . Lloyd's "50 Years" Floor & Trunk Mats

    . Redline Tuning Hood Struts (w/ updated hood brackets)

    . Whipple Carbon Fiber Jackshaft Cover

    . Whipple Carbon Fiber Intake Tube

    . Whipple Club decal ;)

    . ZL1 Front Mud Flaps

    . Carbon Fiber Hydro-dipped Cam Covers w/ Red Painted Letters

    . Carbon Fiber Hydro-dipped Whipple Air Box Cover

    . Vibrant Silicone Intake Couplers

    . Grey Mustang Registry Decals & Plaque #6797

    . Red Powder Coated F&R Calipers

    . Rotor Pro F&R Drilled & Slotted Rotors w/ Black painted Hubs

    . JPM CoachWorks Alcantara Shifter Boot on GT350R Dark Trim Bezel

    . JPM CoachWorks Alcantara E-Brake Boot

    . JPM CoachWorks Alcantara Center Console Armrest Cover





    I have met some really great people on this forum and I am grateful for all the friends I have made and advice I have received. Dustin from Whipple, Kelly from BMR, Joe & Steve from UPR, David from Steeda, Paul from Need For Speed, George from MGW, Jay from Hypermotive and so on and so on. Curtis, Jason, Dan, Charles and so on and so on. These are just some of the people I have gotten to know and respect and I do not mean to leave any single person out that's for sure. There are many more members and vendors to list but that would just take all week lol. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443567856.683629.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443567875.933391.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443567946.427090.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443567971.278396.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443568079.876678.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443568354.153520.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443568410.562466.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443568610.621063.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443568461.435032.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443571951.681168.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1455939137.415576.jpg
     
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    Awesome ...Subscribing!
    Thanx
     
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    Great to see you finally put up a build thread. Sweet ass car and build!!
     
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    What's the Whipple oil mist thing?

    Edit nevermind I see it now... Didn't know they had a catch can available
     
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    Yep, I made a thread about it when it first came out. The oil is collected and then returned to the valve cover when the engine turns off via a check valve.
     
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    ^^THIS!
    Awesome build. Car is a beast.
    Congrats. :thumbsup:
     
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    90% done installing FFRP Toe Link Bearings. This has proven to be much harder than it sounds lol. Hope to finnish tomorrow

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    Finished the install of the toe bearings yesterday what a pita! Passenger side gave me a rough go but I prevailed.......... After 6 hours! Broke the ball joint press, whacked my had about 5 times with my hammer, got about 5 cuts, whacked my head a dozen times and have two chrome things that kinda resemble a socket.....

    Not that I'll ever do this again but if someone was to, take the knuckles off and have them pressed in on an actual press. Well worth the time getting the knuckles off imho.

    Took her for a ride and I can honestly say zero change in NVH and wheel hop is definitely reduced. Worth the outcome if anyone is on the fence.

    Jaime
     
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    cool Ill drop my car off off with a case of beer for the install.
     
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    Nice try Jay
     
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    oatmeal raisin cookie I meant
     
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    I just had to share this.

    My almost 6 year old is in love with the same windows down, stereo off pedal down childhood that my dad raised me on.

    I have a 20 y/o son, 16 y/o daughter, 5 y/o daughter (starring in video) and a 4 y/o son who absolutely love daddy's mustangs. I am one lucky and proud dad :)


    [ame]https://vimeo.com/143379807[/ame]
     
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    That is Awesome! Gotta love kids. My daughter was in the garage last night with a dress on and greasy hands lmao.
    Enjoy
     
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    Cool! My son loves my mustang too!
     
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    Nice build! I ended up going with whipple because of all your posts :). How do you like the clutch with the steel flywheel with your driveshaft and half shafts. Looking to do that exact set up come next spring. Also what are the benefits of the 10 rib kit with the ati balancer?
     
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