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Old 03-25-2014, 02:36 AM   #1
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Since I sold the '67 track car over the Holidays I've had the need for speed again, so I picked up this little gem brand new at a local dealer just a few weeks ago.

2014 Premium GT "Brembo Edition" Black on black leather, heated seats and "SYNC", with 6-speed, 3.73's, 19" wheels and 14" Brembos up front.

Mods so far include 3" mandrel stainless cat-back exhaust system with x-pipe and custom axle-back kit with 40-series Flows.

Ford really put together a solid car and I've been enjoying it a lot. Still only have about 800 miles on the clock so I've been being easy on it. I was able to turn a 12.9 @ 113 MPH according to the onboard 1/4 mile timer, short shifting at about 6200-6300 RPM and annihilating the tires in 2nd gear. I figure I can pick up a few more tenths in due time. Here are a few pics...


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Old 03-25-2014, 05:06 AM   #2
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Nice, wider tires will give you better times. Welcome to the "Electronic Hot Rod Age".
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Al, happy to be there.
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Just ordered a Steeda Triax shifter and a $15 Energy Suspension bracket bushing. ...Middle of the road price-wise yet effective solution for the stock "****"fter.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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Good taste! My black GT Track Pack is on order. Some GT500 axlebacks and an energy suspension bushing will get here before the car does. I've read more than once that the ES bushing is one of the best bang for buck mods you can do, figured I'd give it a go. I was happy with the throws on the car I test drove so didn't bother with the shifter...at least not yet.

Congrats on the car, keep posting about it so I can lose more sleep waiting!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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Good taste! My black GT Track Pack is on order. Some GT500 axlebacks and an energy suspension bushing will get here before the car does. I've read more than once that the ES bushing is one of the best bang for buck mods you can do, figured I'd give it a go. I was happy with the throws on the car I test drove so didn't bother with the shifter...at least not yet.

Congrats on the car, keep posting about it so I can lose more sleep waiting!
Thanks! Awesome that you are ordering yours how you want it. I actually wasn't going to shill out the cash for a new car but this car just happened to be on a lot with a few manufacturer rebates and I couldn't refuse the deal I got on the price. I was actually looking for a used Boss or Shelby and instead decided to jump on this one since the price was about 9-grand back on the sticker price, all said and done. So far no regrets. I will keep posting, definitely looking forward to seeing pics and comments about yours when it arrives!
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Awesome, bw. I love the black stangs. I didn't know that they had the quarter mile app. I'll have to try it out.
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Awesome, bw. I love the black stangs. I didn't know that they had the quarter mile app. I'll have to try it out.
It's the "Race on Sunday, Race yourself on Monday" app.
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Just ordered a Steeda Triax shifter and a $15 Energy Suspension bracket bushing. ...Middle of the road price-wise yet effective solution for the stock "****"fter.
I just ordered an MGW shifter for mine, but what is an "Energy Suspension bracket bushing"? Does it have something to do with the rear shifter bracket? Thanks, because I'm all over those cheap(inexpensive)mods!
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Congrats on the purchase! Time for some suspension upgrades.
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I just ordered an MGW shifter for mine, but what is an "Energy Suspension bracket bushing"? Does it have something to do with the rear shifter bracket? Thanks, because I'm all over those cheap(inexpensive)mods!
Basically it's a low cost alternative for the shifter bushing replacements out there, like the Barton and so forth. You use the factory bracket, but slide in a MUCH firmer urethane bushing in its place. I found the best price for mine on eBay. I'm up in Canada so shipping was going to kill me no matter where I got it from, just searched around for the place with the best total price, and eBay got it to my door under $30. This isn't the place for US-to-Canada shipping price gouging but in most places, the bushing itself will be $13-$16, as opposed to the ones that replace the whole bracket and all, which are $60+.

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Congrats on the purchase! Time for some suspension upgrades.
Thanks! It definitely sits too high but in terms of handling I've been told they don't require much in terms of "mandatory" upgrades?? I'm sure there are a few things it could benefit from but I'm not necessary planning on tracking the car so I don't want/need to go insane. Just add a set of good sticky tires and I've been told they do exceptionally well as-is? One thing I do not want to do is lose ride quality just in the name of stance, but the car would definitely benefit cosmetically if lowered a bit.

...Any real-world advice lowering on springs that don't ride stiffer than stock??? (Keep in mind I do have the Brembo setup so my rear springs are different than a basic GT) I'm also receptive to a few good handling upgrades that wont break the bank.

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Awesome, bw. I love the black stangs. I didn't know that they had the quarter mile app. I'll have to try it out.
Thanks, black really looks good on these cars. The 1/4 mile track app definitely an awesome feature. Don't feel bad, these cars have a lot of hidden features. I just showed a customer of mine how to use his track apps screen on his 2013 Laguna Seca Boss. He had no idea it was even there. In his defense he only has 2k miles on the car since last August. He has a lot of really cool cars and I think they all fight for his attention...lol. ...Must be nice!




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Old 04-02-2014, 12:40 AM   #14
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Shifter and bushing swap was a success. I just wish the rain would go away so I can test it!
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...Any real-world advice lowering on springs that don't ride stiffer than stock??? (Keep in mind I do have the Brembo setup so my rear springs are different than a basic GT) I'm also receptive to a few good handling upgrades that wont break the bank.
Any lowering springs will ride stiffer than stock. They just will. However, I daily drive on these UPR/Eibach Lowering Springs and I think it has a reasonable ride quality. I take my kids to school in the car and they don't complain.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:24 PM   #16
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Did a little research and comparisons and it looks like I'm going with the Steeda Ultralite springs, BMR adjustable track bar, BMR boxed steel rear lower control arms and the BMR rear LCA drop brackets.

Goodbye 4x4 and wheel hop.

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Any lowering springs will ride stiffer than stock. They just will. However, I daily drive on these UPR/Eibach Lowering Springs and I think it has a reasonable ride quality. I take my kids to school in the car and they don't complain.
Thanks for the info. I'm definitely interested in the Granatelli camber kit. ..any reason I can't find that on Summit Racing although it shows that exact picture when researching the catagory?

I've tried every possible search for a Mustang in the years of 2005-2014. The closest I found was this link below, which appears to be a 2004 and older catagory. It has the picture but no part!

see here... http://www.summitracing.com/search/p...er%20Adjusters

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Thanks for the info. I'm definitely interested in the Granatelli camber kit. ..any reason I can't find that on Summit Racing although it shows that exact picture when researching the catagory?

I've tried every possible search for a Mustang in the years of 2005-2014. The closest I found was this link below, which appears to be a 2004 and older catagory. It has the picture but no part!
We have the granatelli camber kit in stock, but I don't use it on my car. I'm only at -1.8° camber with the lowering springs, and that's a totally reasonable number for a daily driver which sees plenty of street miles.
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Congrats.. Love mine.. played with app but was in low 13s.. just need to practice but not a big deal on time.
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Lowering went well. Love the BMR lowers and brackets. ZERO wheel-hop and a much better feel when launching (less squat but more front lift if that makes sense)

Here are a few before and after pics. In a few weeks the car should settle a bit, however I'm OK with where it is now if it doesn't. I appreciate the fact that it isn't "dumped".




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Congrats dude. Look perfect.
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