Purchasing Ford Performance and other aftermarket parts

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    My Mustang is due soon and there are a few things I want to get right away for the car. I would like to understand where to find competitive deals in the UK for aftermarket parts from Ford Performance and some others. I'm not sure the dealership is the best place for good prices.

    Items I am looking for right away are:
    Ford Performance bonnet struts
    Ford Performance strut brace
    Ford Performance shift knob
    Ford Performance Magneride handling kit: https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-9602-M
    Blackout 5.0 and Pony badges
    Wheel spacers

    Items I am still considering:
    Ford Performance Torsen differential: https://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-34spline-88-irs-torsen-diff-1516.html
    Ford Performance 4.09 gears: https://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-performance-irs-ring-gear-and-pinion-set-4091-ratio-1517.html

    I figure you buy any Steeda parts directly from Steeda UK?

    Who are the companies that sell UK/EU 2019 GT compliant ECU tunes given the GPF on these cars?

    Where would we go in the UK to purchase a Procharger?

    What exhaust modifications are necessary to do a track day at a place like Snetterton? 105dB Static, 92dB Drive-by

    Thank you!
     
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    You will need to do research on all this sometimes it's cheaper to buy from States even with shipping and import.

    I got the hood struts from my local dealer for £125 not the advertised £134 so I was pleased with that.

    I've got a roush axle back (from nemesis) and did a steeda driving day which has same restrictions I had no issues with noise. I think I blew 95dbs at 4k RPM

    Check all the suppliers of the parts not just Ford accessories but cj pony parts, American muscle, and other stores to compare shipping and import against buying direct with Ford Performance, or nemesis.co.uk,GT101, even mountune.

    Hope this gives you some food for thought
     
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    Another vote for Nemesis they are brilliant. You could get the parts cheaper if you import them yourself but what happens if there is an issue. It’s a PITA sorting out return postage across the pond.

    I’ve had issues and Guy has dealt with them brilliantly so I’d always recommend and use them.

    Give them a call or pop in to see them if you’re buying a few things and you might get a better deal that internet prices, or at least I did !
     
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    Thanks Alfa. I will reach out to Nemesis. I did have a look at their site and I agree with you that prices seemed high and off putting. In any case, it's worth getting in touch and seeing what they can or cannot do for me. I'm looking at the following initial modifications to get me started.

    Bonnet struts
    Ford Performance strut brace
    Ford Performance shift knob
    Ford Performance Magneride handling kit: https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-9602-M
    Appropriate Wheel spacers
    Camber plates
    IRS full pack
    Ultralite jacking rails
    Ford Performance Torsen differential
    Ford Performance 4.09 gears
     
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    All the Ford Performance Parts you may as well get straight from the Ford dealer, just ask for a bit of discount they are always happy to do a bit of haggling, if not just tell your sales person who is selling you the car to sort these out for you and put them in the deal?? I used to do this with Mountune upgrades on Fiestas and Focus’ they would just add it as an option on top of the car price.
     
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    yeah my Roush ABs are from Nemesis really nice guys!
     
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    Nemesis have a small forum discount and they're very helpful. But that's not the most useful thing about them - the most useful thing is that they are UK based and reputable. So if something goes wrong after purchase you have some recourse. It's not like buying from the states and hoping everything's going to be OK. They do the right thing and will actively help you if there is any problem. You won't get that if you import directly. It's worth paying a few quid extra for.
     
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    UK GT cars are performance pack equipped I believe. The torsen diff is standard on all performance pack equipped mustangs

    4.09 gears will increase acceleration and i would also advise against them, tyres have a hard time keeping traction as is and if you are putting a forced induction kit on. You defo don't need it in my opinion.money better spent on prop and half shafts.

    I have quite a lot of steeda parts installed and one or two BMR parts. If I could go back, I would install BMR gear. I just feel they are better thought out and designed. Steeda are also great but BMR is better. Again in my opinion.

    If I were you, make a trip to the states, buy all of it there using a holiday discount code a d bring it in your suitcase. It will pay for your ticket.
     
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    I was under the impression that the UK/EU cars are all limited to the 3.55 traction-lock diff, not the 3.73 torsen.

    Not sure I intend to go forced induction immediately, hence the rationale to go 4.09. I don't desire reving out to 85 mph in 2nd and 120mph in 3rd. Seems like such a waste and ineffective use of acceleration. No doubt traction will be an issue without the right tyres and careful throttle application.

    The thing that worries me about the BMR stuff like the cradle lock out kit is the pain in the ass install as well as more NVH, where I would guess the Steeda stuff doesn't add any. Are my worries unfounded?
     
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    I know the 15 to 17 Auto are 3:55 and the manual are the 3:73 torsen diff. I guess if you are getting an Auto then you could change the diff to 3.73... But pretty sure the manual performance pack will be the same here as is in the US and will come with the Torsen Diff

    Both steeda and bmr use the same/similar mounting holes etc for their products and because of that the design philosophy is similar. Any increase in NVH would be equal. NVH is not a huge issue for me as mine isn't a daily but I can't imagine there being any real decernible difference between the two kits.

    But my impressions of BMR were just wow, this is nice, well built and thought out.
     
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    Thanks. I'm pretty sure we are stuck with the 3.55 trac-lock LSD as per this thread and a few others:

    https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/threads/gt-standard-torsen-differential-with-3-73-axle-ratio.83851/

    In any case, I am in conversation with Nemesis right now about sourcing most of the parts on my list and waiting to see what they come back with. Thanks for the help.
     
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