zoinks5.0's Kona Blue Build

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    #1 zoinks5.0, Jul 21, 2019
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    Hey 6G!

    Below is my brand new 2019 Kona Blue PP1 A10. She's my first Mustang ever and I couldn't be happier!

    I have plans to make it into the best DD possible (as many people around here do) with upgrades to handling and looks with no real power mods on the horizon.

    Here's a before picture (or 2) and hopefully before too long the after doesn't look too similar:

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    Car as I bought it:

    2019 GT PP1
    10R80
    Active Exhaust
    301A

    Mod list:

    Chassis:
    Steeda's S550 Extreme G-Trac Brace - Jan 2020
    Steeda IRS Braces - Jan 2020
    Steeda IRS Subframe Bushing Support System - Jan 2020
    Steeda IRS Subframe Alignment Kit - Jan 2020

    Suspension:
    Steeda Adjustable Pro-Action Shocks & Struts - Jan 2020
    Steeda Ultralight Linear Sport Springs - Jan 2020
    Steeda Billet Rear Shock Mount - Jan 2020
    Steeda Lateral Links - Jan 2020
    Steeda Tension Links w/Bearings - Jan 2020
    Steeda Bumpsteer Kit - Jan 2020
    Steeda Camber Plates - Jan 2020
    Steeda Front Sway Bars - Jan 2020
    FRPP Knuckle to Toe Link Bearing - Jan 2020

    Wheels/Tires:
    25MM spacers on each corner (temporary) - July 2019
    Black Lugs - July 2019

    Engine:
    JLT Oil Separator - July 2019
    UPR Billet Drain Plug - Sept 2019
    aFe Air Filter - Sept 2019
    Mishimoto Radiator - Sept 2019

    Exhaust:
    Steeda X-Pipe - July 2019
    MBRP Cat-Back Exhaust System Pro-Series With Carbon Fiber Tips (Active) - Feb 2020

    Exterior:
    OEM Black Badges - July 2019
    Smoked LED Read Sidemarkers - July 2019
    MF Auto Designs Rear Coyote Badge - July 2019
    Euro Taillights - Aug 2019
    Cervini C-Series Upper and Lower Grilles - Jan 2020
    ZL1 Addons Tow Hook- Jan 2020
    Drake Muscle Cars Signal/Fog Covers- Jan 2020
    Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter- Jan 2020
    Rally Innovations Side Skirts- Jan 2020

    Interior:
    OEM Weather Floor Mats - June 2019
    Barton Automatic Pistol Grip Shifter Handle - Aug 2019
    GT350 Center Gauges - Jan 2020
    Digital Dash Upgrade - Jan 2020
    Uniden R7 w/Blendmount - Jan 2020

    Future mods:
    G-LOC GS-1 pads
    Oil cooler?
    Diff cooler?
     
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    I installed:

    -OEM Black Badges
    -Steeda X-Pipe

    I have the factory Active Exhaust so adding the X-pipe made an already good sounding exhaust sound soooo good. It really sings about 3.5-4k and even has some pops on downshifts and plenty of rumbles.

    Since everyone knows what black badges look like here's a picture at Sonic with a buddy :crackup:

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    My exterior goal is a blue and black look. Black badges were the first step, next is getting rid of some of the reds. Picked up these smoked lens LED side markers and I have to say they look realll good. replacing the single dull incandescent bulb with the led strip in these makes a world of difference.

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    Nice!

    -Josh
     
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    Made an "uh-oh" while installing the black GT badge (somehow pulled a chunk of the decklid out with the old chrome badge). While it was pretty hard to see I knew it was there and it bugged me to no end. Bought a replacement blank Ford Performance decklid and a blackout Coyote badge from MF Auto Designs.

    Love the way it turned out!

    Pic of the damage (and very dirty decklid):
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    After:
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    Very nice man.
    Great looking car. Love that color.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Small details! Car came with ugly green valve stem caps because ~nitrogen~ filled tires....

    Picked up some black titanium ones and even with a little bit of the brass showing it still looks miles better.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Long time no posts! A little catch up, I installed some 25mm hubcentric spacers on all 4 corners to fill out the fenders.

    Before:

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    After:

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    I definitely like the look and it’s been a good stopgap while I search for a wheel/tire combo I like.
     
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    I also installed some Euro style taillights and I LOVE the look. They’re the “China” ones and fit isn’t show quality but it’s definitely good enough for me. Took it into the mountains of SC, NC, and Ten several times this fall and learned a great deal about the car.
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    BUT now that winter is here it’s time to make some upgrades! Time for better steering, less body roll, more grip, and some better looks. Stay tuned...
     
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    #11 SlowJunk, Jan 4, 2020
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    Looks great man. I went with the ford performance track handling kit. While it is not adjustable it made a huge difference. Car rides like it is on rails now.
     
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    Thanks! I’m actually headed down to Steeda this Thursday and getting a whole bunch of their goodies put on.
     
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    Have the boys in Valdosta add the Steeda Trunk Pop Kit & provide your real-world feedback :)
     
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    Ever since you posted about it I've been considering doing just that!
     
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    Just got back from Steeda in Valdosta and let me tell you, this is a whole new car. Installed the following parts:

    Adjustable Pro-Action Shocks & Struts
    Ultralight Sport Springs-Linear
    Billet Rear Shock Mount 12MM
    Steeda Lateral Link and Bumpsteer Kit
    Steeda Front Sway Bar
    Steeda Fr. Cont. Arm Tension Links w/Bearing
    FRPP Knuckle to Toe Link Bearing Assembly
    Steeda's S550 Extreme G-Trac Brace
    Steeda Adjutable Bump Stop Kit Front & Rear
    Front Camber Plates
    Stop the Hop Starter Kit

    Before:
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    After:
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    And at Steeda of course:
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    Had about a 4 hour drive back and I never thought the car could feel so tight and composed. The things that impressed me the most were the steering feel/response and the ride quality (it didn’t feel any rougher than stock, just less bouncy). I’m more than ready to get on some mountain twisties and truly feel the changes though. A big shoutout to @[email protected] and the guys in Valdosta for taking such good care of me.
     
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