SC Ruby's Whipple Build

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** 1.19.2019 Car is officially up for Sale ** Please see post in sales Thread **

Total cost of mods on car as it sits today 1.19.19 = $105,256.93 (Not including price of car)


I’ve been meaning to start a build thread for a while and it’s taken me this long so I’ll start posting from when I received the car up through its current stage and update as the build progresses.

I want to say a very special thank you to Nick ([MENTION=15762][email protected][/MENTION]), Mike and the entire gang at Hillbank Motorsports in Irvine who have been instrumental in this build. I can’t say enough about their quality people and work. They have and continue to treat my car as if it was one of their own every time I leave it with them for more mods. I also wanted to thank Whipple ([MENTION=13288]Whipple SC[/MENTION]) for their incredible supercharger; their world class customer support and customer service. I owe a special thank you to Eric at Envious Detailing in Santa Ana for his superb work on the Modesta Coating and the insane result it produced. Also this build would not have been possible without all the awesome members of this forum; as this is my first Mustang and I have used everyone’s feedback and their own personal builds as my inspiration. Hope you enjoy the build thread and more pictures to come as the build continues.

2016 GT PP * Ruby Red * Recaro Seats * Redline Interior
Date Ordered: 07/03/15
Dated Delivered: 10/07/15

Current Car Mileage: 36,863
Current 5.2L Motor Mileage: 11,668

Build:

New 5.2L Motor Specs:

- New Ford Racing 5.2L Block
- New Ford Racing Boss Coyote Crankshaft
** Crankshaft will be Cryogenically Treated and Micro Polished
** Propriety Crank Snout Strengthening and De-Stressing process
- Manley H-Beam Rods with ARP 2000 Bolts
** Cryogenically treated **
- Manley Platinum Series pistons 3.700" Bore
** Coated, 11 to 1 Compression Ratio
** Fully Balanced to 0.50 Gram to allow RPM Range of 8,500+
- Coated High Performance Main,Rod Bearings
- ARP Main Studs,Head Studs,Side Bolts,Crank Bolt
- TSS Oil Pump Gears and Sprocket
- MMR Timing Chain Guides/Arms
- Ford Racing MLS Head Gaskets - Copper Coated
- Stage 3 CNC Ported Head's with Upgraded Valve Springs
- All new O-Rings/Seals/Gaskets.
- Fore Double Pump Fuel System
- Comp Cams Custom Spec'd Cam Shaft

*Motor is able to withstand up to 1500HP and 30PSI

5.2L Motor Supporting Mods

Ben Calimer Stage 2 Tremec TR-6060 Transmission
MGW GT500 Shifter
Blowfish Bracket
McLeod RXT1200 Clutch
McLeod Lightened Steel Flywheel (welded & balanced)
ARP Flywheel Bolts
New Slave Cylinder, Pilot Bearing & TO Bearing
Ford Racing 3.31 Gears
DSS 1500HP Half Shafts
DSS Custom 1400HP Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Whipple Oversized Aluminum Heat Exchanger


Mustang Build List - Update 1.15.2019


2016 GT PP * Ruby Red * Recaro Seats * Redline Interior

Date Ordered: 07/03/15

Dated Delivered: 10/07/15

Build:

5.2 L Engine - 835+Rwhp:


• Whipple 2.9L Supercharger – Gen 3
• Whipple Cobra Jet Ceramic Jack Shaft
• Whipple Cobra Jet Ceramic Bearings
• Whipple 10 Rib Race Belt System
• ATI 20% OD - 10 Rib Harmonic Balancer
• Whipple Gen 3 150 mm Elliptical Billet High Flow Throttle
• Ford Cobra Jet 145mm Air Intake
• Watson Racing Air/Oil Separator
• Whipple High Flow Stage 3 Heat Exchanger
• ID1050X Fuel Injectors
• Fore Innovations Stage IV Dual Fuel Pump
• Whipple High Flow Intercooler Pump
• TSS Billet Oil Pump Gears
• TSS Crankshaft Gear Billet Lower
• MMR Head Cooling Mod
• Mishimoto Oil Cooler
• Mishimoto 160 Deg. Thermostat
• Watson Racing Ice Tank
• Watson racing Battery Trunk Relocation kit

Transmission:

• McLeod RXT 1200HD Twin Disc Clutch
• McLeod Billet Steel Flywheel – Welded & Balanced
• ARP Flywheel to Crankshaft Bolts
• McLeod High Volume Clutch Line
• 2010 GT500 Tremec TR6060 Transmission
• Ben Calimer Stage 2 TR6060 Transmission Upgrade – 1500HP
• Ben Calimer Billet Transmission Mount
• Steeda Clutch Spring Assist
• Ford Racing TI-VCT Roller Pilot Bearing
• MGW GT500 TR6060 Race Spec Shifter
• Raceseng Weighted Shift Knob w/ 6-speed logo
• Blowfish GT500 Bracket

Driveline:

• DSS Custom One Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft – 1500HP
• DSS 1400HP Rear Axles
• Ford Racing 3.73 Gear Set

IRS / Suspension

• KW Variant 3 Coilovers
• BMR BK047 - Bushing Kit, Rear Cradle, Poly
• BMR TCA045 – Vertical Links, Rear Lower Control Arms, Delrin
• BMR TR005 – Toe Rods, Rear, On-Car Adjustable, Rod Ends
• BMR BK055 – Bearing Kit, Lower Control Arm, Rear
• BMR BK049 – Bushing Kit, Differential, Polyurethane (Red)
• BMR CP001 – Caster Camber Plates
• Whiteline Performance Heavy Duty Adjustable Sway Bar Kit:
• 35mm (1-3/8") Diameter Front Sway Bar
• 24mm (1") Diameter Rear Sway Bar
• Front & Rear Sway Bar End Links On Car Double Adjustable

Exhaust:

• Bassani Long Tube Headers
• Bassani Hi Flow Cats
• 90 Degree o2 Spacer/Fouler
• Bassani Catback 3” X-Cross Over & Race Muffler System

Brakes:

• GT350R Brake Upgrade Kit
• GT350R Rear Brake Toe Link Bearing
• Carbotech Pads – Front & Rear
• Steeda Stainless Braided Brake Lines
• DOT 4 Brake Fluid
• Custom Powder Coated Calipers

Lighting:

• Diode Dynamic "Cool White" Stage 2 Map Bulbs
• Diode Dynamic " Cool White" Stage 2 Glove Box Bulb
• Diode Dynamic "Cool White" Stage 2 Map Light Bulbs
• Diode Dynamic XP80 Reverse Light Bulb

Wheels & Tires:

• Need4Speed Motorsports Project 6GR-Fives Custom Gloss Black w/ Ruby Red Windows
19x10 Front & 19x11 Rear
• Toyo Proxes R888R’s 295x35x19 Front & 305x30x19 Rear Tires
• OEM TPMS

Paint Sealant

• New Car Prep w/ Two-Step Paint Correction
• Modesta BC-04 Coating
• Modesta BC-06 Wheel Coating
• Clear Bra - Front Fascia, Fenders, Hood and Rear Quarter Panels

Visual & Misc.

• Llumar Ceramic 15% Window Tinting with Llumar Air 90 Windshield Tint
• Clear Bra Front Headlights
• TagArmur Carbon Fiber Rear License Plate Frame
• Lloyd's "GT" Floor & Trunk Mats
• Ford Racing Hood Struts
• Whipple Carbon Fiber Jackshaft Cover – Custom Paint
• MAK Performance ‘Supercharger” Emblem
• Trucarbon Carbon Fiber Coil Pack Covers
• Billet Custom Coil Cover Insert “5.2L Supercharged” painted Ruby Red w/ Black Lettering
• Trucarbon Ram Air Hood w/ Custom Ruby Red Clear Coat Paint Job
• Trucarbon Front Chin Spoiler
• Trucarbon Side Skirts
• Trucarbon Rear Bumper Trim & Diffuser
• Trucarbon Upper Grille w/ Custom RaceMesh Gothic Black Chrome Mesh
• Trucarbon Lower Grille w/ Custom RaceMesh Gothic Black Chrome Mesh
• Trucarbon Performance Pack Dual Gauge Dash Kit
• Trucarbon Window Switch Covers
• Trucarbon Coin Tray
• Trucarbon Coolant Reservoir Cover
• Trucarbon Radiator Cover
• Trucarbon Fusebox Cover
• Trucarbon Recaro Seat Inserts
• Beith Performance Carbon Fiber/Leather Steering Wheel
• Custom Leather Monogrammed Padded Armrest Cover
• Taillights Painted (Smoked Out) & Clear-coated
• Steeda Red Billet Interior Hood Latch
• Steeda Functional Race Wing w/ Custom Carbon Fiber Wing Tips
• JPM Coachworks Leather Knee Pads w/ Red Stitching
• Trucarbon Mirror Covers - Custom Ruby Red Candied Paint
• Hillbank Billet Oil Cap, Coolant Cap, Brake Fluid Cap and Windshield Washer Fluid Cap
• DEI #010462 Reflect-A-Cool Radiant Heat Barrier on Inside of Hood
• Custom Airbrushed Rear GT Decklid
• S550 Carbon Center Console
• S550 Carbon E-Brake Assembly
• HCM Carbon Stereo Faceplate and Dash Plague
• Apple CarPlay
• Custom Billet 5.2 Fender Badges
• Autopower Race Roll Bar – 4 point
• Custom Roll Bar Padded Black Wrap w/ Red Stitching
• Cipher One 3” 5 Point Harness – Driver & Passenger
• Fire Extinguiser w/ Roll Bar Mounting Bracket
• Hillbank Rear Seat Delete
• A-Pillar Gauge Pod w/ Air to Fuel Ratio & Boost Guages
• Ford GT350R Factory tachometer
• Quik Latch Hood Pins - Custom Ruby Red
• Quik Latch Front Bumper Pins - Custom Ruby Red
• BlackVue DR650S-2CH Dashcam – Front & Rear
• Craigs Custom No Drill Front License Plate Mounting Bracket
• Escort Max-360 Radar Detector

Dyno Numbers

3.73 Pulley 13-14 PSI 849 Rwhp 632 Rwtq
3.50 Pulley 17-18 PSI 912 Rwhp 693 Rwtq
3.25 Pulley 21-22 PSI 1000+ Rwhp ??? Rwtq

Here are some photos of the build to date:

Where it all started on 7/3/15
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Day 1 10/07/15 No Dealer Prep. Straight off the truck.
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Only 5.5 Miles upon delivery
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Ready to drive to Hillbank Motorsports for initial mods after all paperwork completed
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Mod Installs:
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Windows getting tinted
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Trucarbon's front splitter
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Trucarbon's Side Skirts
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Lloyd's GT floor mats - front & rear
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San Disk 64GB mini thumb drive - Awesome!
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Diode Dynamics interior lights & Reverse backup light
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FRPP Hood Struts
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Moroso Air/Oil Seperator
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Pics after Modesta Coating by Envious Detailing
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Modesta Coating is Incredible!
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Modesta Coatings Shine
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More Mod installs at Hillbank Motorsports
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Lloyd's GT Trunk Mat
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SC Ruby's 9/11 Plates
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The Whipple Install Begins
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Off with the "Old & Slow"
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Whipple's new home
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New Whipple getting settled in
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Bassani 3" Catback - Love It!
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Bassani's Name Plate
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Install at Hillbank Motorsports keeping with good company
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Trucarbon's Dash
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Trucarbon's window Switch Covers
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Whipple's CF Jack Screw Cover
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Dual Fans to keep her cool
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KW V3's getting fitted
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KW V3's getting dialed in for the canyon's
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Whipple Install Completed....at least until next round of upgrades
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Trucarbon's coilcovers w/ custom Billet inserts
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Custom Billet coil cover inserts painted Ruby Red
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New Engine Bay with the Whipple
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Trucarbon's Upper Grille w/ Custom Race Mesh Flat Gothic Black Chrome Inserts
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Trucarbon's Lower Grille w/ Custom Race Mesh Flat Gothic Black Chrome Inserts
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Trucarbon's Rear Bumper Trim
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Trucarbon's Rear Diffuser & TagArmur's CF License Plate Frame
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Supercar Sunday Meet
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Engine Bay
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Supercar Sunday Meet
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Rolling Shot heading out to Borrego Springs Meet & Cruise
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Close-up Rolling Shot courtesy of Linh's awesome photography
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Rolling Shoy with fellow S550's in tow
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She is currently at Hillbank Motorsports for a few weeks getting the next wave of mods installed to support all of the power from the Whipple. As soon as I get her back I'll be posting the pictures of those installs.

Enjoy :cheers:

 
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Sick build man, that's a whole lotta carbon fiber! Those 5.0L supercharged badges on your coil covers, are those held on by 3M? How long before the wheels go on? I'd also be interested to hear your take on some of the suspension upgrades more specifically the BK055 and BK049. Those are two possible mods I may go with.
 
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Sick build man, that's a whole lotta carbon fiber! Those 5.0L supercharged badges on your coil covers, are those held on by 3M? How long before the wheels go on? I'd also be interested to hear your take on some of the suspension upgrades more specifically the BK055 and BK049. Those are two possible mods I may go with.
Thank you! Coming from you and your build that's a great compliment :cheers: I believe they are, I'll have to check with Hillbank for sure. They are billet plaques that were sent out and painted ruby red to match the car. I'm looking forward to seeing how the new suspension items add to the handling as well. From what I've read in other posts they should be helpful in putting some of the Whipple power down to the street. The wheels and tires were ordered from Paul [MENTION=11685]Need4SpeedMotors[/MENTION] and the initial shipment of the Wheels are due in around the end of February :frusty:
 

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Thank you! Coming from you and your build that's a great compliment :cheers: I believe they are, I'll have to check with Hillbank for sure. They are billet plaques that were sent out and painted ruby red to match the car. I'm looking forward to seeing how the new suspension items add to the handling as well. From what I've read in other posts they should be helpful in putting some of the Whipple power down to the street. The wheels and tires were ordered from Paul @Need4SpeedMotors and the initial shipment of the Wheels are due in around the end of February :frusty:
Thank you man! :cheers: right back at ya. The plaques look fantastic too. I think you will definitely enjoy the suspension parts. I just bought an aluminum driveshaft which I am hoping will help me as well. That's a really long wait for rims, I feel that pain. Curious to see how well you will hook on the street with the Yokohamas too. I haven't ran a set of those on one of my Mustangs in years.
 
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...Curious to see how well you will hook on the street with the Yokohamas too. I haven't ran a set of those on one of my Mustangs in years.
Looking forward to that as well. I haven't seen too many others post about them but they were recommended by Mike at Hillbank and he tracks his car all the time. I'll keep you updated.
 


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Looking forward to that as well. I haven't seen too many others post about them but they were recommended by Mike at Hillbank and he tracks his car all the time. I'll keep you updated.
Can't wait, I'll be following your build.
 

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Pretty damn cool!
 

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SC where did you get your valve covers?


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Man said 'I'll take it all!!' Lol

Very sweet build man!
 

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Pretty damn cool!
Thanks :cheers:

SC where did you get your valve covers
[email protected] hooked me up with those. They are the TruCarbon valve covers and then Hillbank has a person that makes the Billet insert that was sent out to be painted.

Man said 'I'll take it all!!' Lol

Very sweet build man!
Thanks :cheers: It's more than I originally thought I was going to do when I ordered the car, but you know how one thing leads to another and another and another ....

Love seeing the progress!
Thanks Aaron looking forward to when you get yours back (hopefully sooner than later) and the new items you have planned :thumbsup:
 

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WoW! Very nice! Looking forward to seeing your ride at one of Kats gatherings after its all finished with the upgrades.
Curious how long it took you to receive your driveshaft and halfshafts from order date. I've been waiting for a month now with no info or eta.
 
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WoW! Very nice! Looking forward to seeing your ride at one of Kats gatherings after its all finished with the upgrades.
Curious how long it took you to receive your driveshaft and halfshafts from order date. I've been waiting for a month now with no info or eta.
Thanks! Looking forward to the next meet as well :thumbsup: I ordered the half shafts during the Black Friday sales and took about 10 days to get (I think they built up stock in anticipation of the sales) then [email protected] was able to get the driveshaft from stock so only took 4 days for shipping to them. See you one of the upcoming meets :cheers:
 

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Awesome Build!!! I purchased my car from Galpin Ford also! Very nice pictures of the journey to date. I look forward to seeing it in person at some point :cheers:
 

 
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