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Todd15Fastback's '2015 GT PP Build

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Guess it is time to get my build thread going.

My car was ordered on 5/21/2014 and was built on 11/24/2014. I ordered it through Jeff Greenly @Yocum Ford in Lansdale, PA. This was the best new car buying experience of my life, bar none. Jeff is the ultimate Mustang and Ford performance car nut you will ever find. Sticker price was $45,885. I got x-plan pricing for $42,965.27. At the time of pickup, I received $2250 in rebates. That is a total of $5170 off MSRP. Not bad for a brand new generation car biggrin.gif.

The plan for my car will be to keep it NA and improve the stock PP handling by investing in better suspension components, lighter wheels and wider tires.

Parts listing with links:

Steeda Stage 1 Handling Package
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-mustang...t-v6-555-2122/

Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-mu...2015-555-4437/

Steeda Mustang IRS Subframe Alignment Kit
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-mu...-all-555-4438/

Steeda Billet Front Sway Bar Mounts
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-bi...-all-555-8148/

Steeda Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounts
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-bi...2015-555-8147/

Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Links
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-mu...-all-555-4121/

Roush Axle-Back
http://teambeefcakeracing.com/421834.html

50 Year Shift Knob
http://www.cjponyparts.com/catalog/p...403B/id/59249/

Ford Mustang 50 Years License Plate Bracket - Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Diode Dynamics - I have their LED Replacement Lights
http://diodedynamics.com/store/

Ford Racing Resonator Delete X-Pipe
http://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-raci...015/p/M5251M8/

Steeda @ their Valdosta location handled the installation of all their parts. Jamie did a fantastic job. If you are in the area, I highly recommend letting them handling your parts and installation needs.

I have ordered WORK Emotion CR2P wheels in 20x10 +38 with 'A' disk, super deep concave and 20x11 +45 with 'A' super deep concave. I will be running Hankook Ventus R-S3 version 2 in 285/35/20 and 305/35/20. I will also have a 5mm hub centric spacer up front so my flat center caps will work with no issues.

Wheels - WORK Emotion CR 2P
http://www.workwheelsusa.com/product...=27&wheel=1020


Tires - Hankook Ventus RS-3
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....28Version+2%29


I have a Roush axle back that I got from Terry @TeamBeefcake Racing. I love it! I just bought the Ford Racing resonator delete x-pipe from @CJ PonyParts and have it installed.

I have a 50th anniversary shift knob that I got @CJ PonyParts.


Future Upgrades (later in 2015, early 2016)
* Long tube headers - http://teambeefcakeracing.com/sm15hcat.html
* MGW Race Spec Shifter - https://www.mgwshifters.com/shifters/mustangs/103

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Looking great Todd! How are the roads in your area? Anywhere fun to go testing your Steeda upgrades?

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Sweet ride man!

 

 

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Thank you!

 

Looking great Todd! How are the roads in your area? Anywhere fun to go testing your Steeda upgrades?

 

Thanks buddy! I have great roads where I am at in North GA. I have some killer back roads just a few minutes from my house. I actually did a nice run last Friday around lunch time and finally got to push my car. 

 

The handling it much, much improved. It corners so flat, brake dive is 90-95% gone. The turn-in is instantaneous and I really mean that. I thought the turn-in was really good for a stock car but it is leaps and bounds better now. In all honesty, to truly push the car to my driving limits, I will have to take it to the track because of the speed I can carry in turns. This backroad I was running close to 90mph and it had plenty left. Really scared me that it was just begging for more speed.

 

I took a roundabout late Saturday night at 37-40mph and the car was just flat as can be. I cannot wait to get my 285/305 R-S3's and see how much they improve handling.

Bad ass!

Thanks!

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Why'd you end up going for such a big wheel when it (seems) performance is the goal for you? An 18" wheel would clear Brembo's and be a better performer. Something like an 18x11 square Forgestar.

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Wow that is a big wheel.  But RS3's are also hulks.  Be ready to replace them fast though if you're beating on them.  They wear out VERY fast, faster than even some of the most notorious Extreme performance summers in the likes of Direzza II's and R1R's. R1R's are absolutely terrible in all measures of what an Extreme performance tire should be.

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Why'd you end up going for such a big wheel when it (seems) performance is the goal for you? An 18" wheel would clear Brembo's and be a better performer. Something like an 18x11 square Forgestar.

Todd's car is fully loaded for both comfort and performance, plus a little style when his wheels arrive. Definitely won't see too many other Mustangs running Work wheels!

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Why'd you end up going for such a big wheel when it (seems) performance is the goal for you? An 18" wheel would clear Brembo's and be a better performer. Something like an 18x11 square Forgestar.

Go drive an S550 with a 3.73 rear end. You will not care about a larger wheel. lol. That motor, with that diff, it has the torque to turn many many more wheels before you would notice anything from the seat of your pants. Sure it may not corner quite as good either, but I think Grim hit the nail on the head. I could have gone 18's (sorta of, we all know the color and stock dilemma I was having), but meh. Unless its a track build, 19's just look better lol.

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Why'd you end up going for such a big wheel when it (seems) performance is the goal for you? An 18" wheel would clear Brembo's and be a better performer. Something like an 18x11 square Forgestar.

i dont think 18's look sexy on these cars unless your shit is slammed... 19's or 20's are probably the best way to go i'm willing to sacrifice a little performance for astetic reasons

 

i know this guy from a loca forum and he put 20" ninche verona's on and his car is stock suspension.. these things look sweet and he's not even lowered

 

 

 

 

 

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That blue GT 2011 posted looks like shit. Just my opinion. 

 

Atleast Todd's looks fucking amazing. That one you posted. Blergh.

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Dude if that blue one was lower, it would look beast.

 

 

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Dude if that blue one was lower, it would look beast.

 

 

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that's what i'm sayn' Mcarthy is trppin lol

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lol what is it you dont like? the white ?

 

I hate big wheels man.

 

The smaller the wheels that clear the brakes, the better.

 

Only exception is I like 20's on pickup trucks. No bigger.

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Its too dub style for him. Haha i have a friend who's the same way. Everybody likes something different. I don't mind that s550 at all. Lower it an inch or more and it'd look awesome.

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Why'd you end up going for such a big wheel when it (seems) performance is the goal for you? An 18" wheel would clear Brembo's and be a better performer. Something like an 18x11 square Forgestar.

18's on this bodystyle is a no go unless I was racing the car, which I am not.  There is one '15 GT PP that has 18's (18x11's or 12's at all 4 corners) but it is solely for racing. 19's look good to but for my needs and use of this car 20's will be perfect for me :).  It took me 8 freaking months to figure out what wheels I wanted for this car.  When I found out that WORK was moving into the domestic muscle/pony car market, I jumped first. These are the first set of wheels they are buidling for a 2015 Mustang GT PP car.

 

And look small as fuck on the s550

Amen to that. 18's do look out of place for a non-racing S550.

 

Wow that is a big wheel.  But RS3's are also hulks.  Be ready to replace them fast though if you're beating on them.  They wear out VERY fast, faster than even some of the most notorious Extreme performance summers in the likes of Direzza II's and R1R's. R1R's are absolutely terrible in all measures of what an Extreme performance tire should be.

These wheels will weight between 6-7lbs lighter vs. stock 19" PP wheels. I will get a nice weight savings just from the wheels. I believe the tires will save me 2-3 lbs total as well. My car will see about 5k miles a year and nothing more.

 

Looks great and those caliper covers are pretty sweet.

 

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LOL! Yeah, I love those caliper covers. The brakes are big when looking thru the wheel but when you have the wheels off, you truly see how big these 6pot Brembo's are. Both in height and width. No wonder they stop like they do after being beating on. I love the monoblock as well.

 

Todd's car is fully loaded for both comfort and performance, plus a little style when his wheels arrive. Definitely won't see too many other Mustangs running Work wheels!

Yep. I wanted a loaded car. Came with everything but the 50th AP. It is a great car to go on long, long cruises, 1000 miles drives or burning up back roads or taking it to the track. I can enjoy it no matter where I drive it.

 

I am having a professional photo shot done when the wheels/tires arrive. I will be sending the pictures to WORK and RavSpec to be put in their print media both here and over in Japan. Hopefully lots of folks hop on those WORK wheels. Their quality and build process is amazing. I am beyond impressed.

 

Go drive an S550 with a 3.73 rear end. You will not care about a larger wheel. lol. That motor, with that diff, it has the torque to turn many many more wheels before you would notice anything from the seat of your pants. Sure it may not corner quite as good either, but I think Grim hit the nail on the head. I could have gone 18's (sorta of, we all know the color and stock dilemma I was having), but meh. Unless its a track build, 19's just look better lol.

I was torn between 19's and 20's but decided on 20's based on all the aftermarket wheels pictures/combos that have been posted.

 

i dont think 18's look sexy on these cars unless your shit is slammed... 19's or 20's are probably the best way to go i'm willing to sacrifice a little performance for astetic reasons

 

i know this guy from a loca forum and he put 20" ninche verona's on and his car is stock suspension.. these things look sweet and he's not even lowered

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't think I will see any performance degredation in my cornering on the street by running 20's. I will have a ton of tire contact patch up front and in the rear. I am looking forward to getting everything to see how it handles with all the Steeda stuff I had put on.

 

That blue GT 2011 posted looks like shit. Just my opinion. 

 

Atleast Todd's looks fucking amazing. That one you posted. Blergh.

 

Thanks!

i think those wheels give off more of a stanced look

My wheels or the wheels on the Blue S550?

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If I had the money I'd have at least 5 different set of wheels, some for various forms of racing and different street/all-weather setups.

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Can't wait to see those wheels on the car

I am beyond excited as well. It will feel like Chirstmas in June or July :kingxmas:

 

If I had the money I'd have at least 5 different set of wheels, some for various forms of racing and different street/all-weather setups.

I would too. I will likely end up with another set for track duty, just not sure what that would entail right now. I am going to sell my PP wheels as I don't want to store them right now and I don't see doing any track days for another year at least.

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My wheels or the wheels on the Blue S550?

 

 

 

 

The blue s550... anything that has deep concave is more "stance" the wheels your getting are pretty sick too.. I know a lot of guys out here on the import scene that run work... things are $$$$$

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