Advertisement

Strokerswild's Bolt-On Show-Off Thread

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
It never really occurred to me to ever make one of these types of threads until recently, when I decided I probably better document what I’ve done to my Mustang for insurance purposes. Only once I sat down and made a list did I fully realize that I’ve added quite a few things…

But first, a couple of shots of the car, taken immediately after taking ownership…
1.jpg
2.jpg




Advertisement
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
…and as it appears today.

My mods include:

Exterior
Ford Accessories matte black hood stripes
UPR black grille horse and body color fender badges
Ford Racing blank decklid panel
MRR Design M600 wheels 19x10” front, 19x11” rear, 275/305 MPSS rubber.
Ford Racing Touring axle-back exhaust
GT350 TP rear spoiler
Big Worm rocker stripes

Interior
Ford Racing shift knob by Speed Dawg
Ford Racing floor mats
GT350 dash gauges

Chassis
BMR SP080 lowering springs
BMR CB005 IRS cradle lockout
Steeda billet rear shock mounts

Underhood
Roush CAI
Ford Racing chrome coil covers
Scott Drake billet fill caps
JLT color-matched engine cover and strut covers
AM coolant tank cover
AM radiator cover extensions
Redline/JLT color-matched hood struts

Unseen But Great
BG trans and differential oils
Steeda shifter bushing/bracket

Everything was done by yours truly. I’m not sure where the mod trail will lead from here. A good flex-fuel tune for sure, which I’ll probably finally get around to next spring if life and other priorities don’t intervene. Beyond that, the vivid daydreams include different wheels, and maybe a stout N/A engine build. Time will tell…
mootang.jpg
IMG_20170826_175951.jpg
IMG_20170926_164430.jpg
 
Last edited:

Mustang_Lou

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 1, 2016
Posts
1,604
Reaction score
610
Location
Toronto, Canada
Vehicle(s)
2020 Mustang Bullitt
Very nice and even more so knowing you did it yourself and not someone who doesn't give a crap about your car.
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
It all started with a brake pad swap…

Like many other folks with the PP brakes, I got sick of cleaning up brake dust every 200 miles and vowed to replace the pads. After seeing the forum thread regarding a certain eBay seller’s wares, I decided to follow the herd and go with the same pad and rotor combo. FYI, it’s all Power Stop stuff, rotors are zinc plated, eBay seller is brakemotive.

It’s some nice bling to brighten up the wheelwells and help highlight wheels, not to mention less brake dust! And just a tick over $200.
IMG_20171111_092538.jpg
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
…and the gratuitous glamour shot taken after bedding the new brakes in. Magnetic sure picks up the fall sunset.
IMG_20171111_160817.jpg
 
Last edited:

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels

dvs73

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2016
Posts
165
Reaction score
102
Location
South Texas
First Name
Dan
Vehicle(s)
2015 PP/GT
Vehicle Showcase
1
looks great. classy.
 

Advertisement


Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
New shoes!

MRR M600, brushed and tinted, 275/35 and 305/35 MPSS tires. Threw on some stealthy Big Worm rocker stripes over the winter too.

Can't wait for the snow to go away and for things to green up outside to get some better pics in a couple of favorite spots.
IMG_20180317_162838.jpg
IMG_20180317_162852.jpg
 

BmacIL

Enginerd
Joined
Sep 21, 2014
Posts
15,029
Reaction score
8,831
Location
Naperville, IL
Vehicle(s)
2015 Guard GT Base, M/T
Vehicle Showcase
1
Gorgeous car and wheel choice.
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
Thanks! :cheers:
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
A couple more glamour shots from early spring.

Now that things have greened up, time to get out and get some more pics. If it ever stops raining, that is.
one.jpg
two.jpg
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
Gotta love the AM radiator cover extensions. They really clean up the one area under the hood that looked so unfinished to me.

:thumbsup:
hood.jpg
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
So, all the hoopla surrounding the 2018 intake on the ’15-’17 cars finally got the better of me and I pulled the trigger on a basically new take-off unit on eBay. However, being a sneaky, sleeper kind of guy, I wanted to retain my pretty JLT-painted intake cover for the swap. Time for a little engineering and fabricating…


The masses seem to eliminate the IMRC/CMCV solenoids and lock them out with no real driveability issues, and doing so is a necessity if you want to keep your intake cover – the mounting boss on the rear passenger side that mounts a portion of the vacuum controls has to go. Here’s a shot of the 2018 unit with the IMRC/CMCV vacuum solenoids and associated nonsense removed, intake cover grommets as well.
1.jpg
 

Strokerswild

Shallow and Pedantic
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Posts
4,217
Reaction score
1,979
Location
Southern MN
First Name
Dave
Vehicle(s)
Stuff With Wheels
The grommets that the intake cover snaps into are located closer to the centerline of the 2018 intake than on the earlier units, so clearance must be made for them to be relocated outward. The mounting points for the grommets must be slightly raised as well so the cover clears the larger intake runners. Dremel to the rescue. Here’s a shot of the post-surgery results, note the partially removed mounting boss on the runner for the IMRC/CMCV.
2.jpg
 

Advertisement




Advertisement




 
15 - Steeda - 5
Advertisement
Top