Ok, I was asked to make a post about my mods, so here it is.
This is my first Mustang (now have 3), so I wanted to built it as unique as I could an not be like all the other Mustangs on the road. So I started small, fist read alot of articles and blogs, then decided to start. First I added the lowering springs with new shocks and struts, made a massive improvement in the cars looks and handling. Adding the strut tower brace was next, I will advise to make sure all your engine mods are done before adding this as it is a pain to take on and off. Now when I bought the car it already had a Flowmaster exhaust and still had the cats. But the engine was acting weird (wired idle) so what started as tracking this down turned out to pulling the engine. What was found was a melted wire to a coil and a catalytic converter that was completely bored out and one that wasent. SO..... that's where we started, a friend who builds race cars had a prepared block that had been bored .20 over with a machined crank ready to build. That's when the fun began and the cars name was given. First thing I wanted was all plastic pieces gone. So came Trickflow stage 3 head and cams, with aluminum cam/valve covers, professional products aluminum intake and fuel rails, that alone made the engine look great. Trickflow also supplied the plenum and 75mm throttle body. BBK underdrive pulleys were added, along with SVT 30lb. Injectors, with MSD coil packs. Beings as everything was out, we cleaned the engine bay and made sure anything that looked worn was replaced or cleaned. The transmission had 117,000 miles so it was gone through and a new Centerforce 4plate clutch added along with the Tri-Ax shifter, another huge difference. With me being OCD, I went ahead and had the reared gone through, with 3.73 gears and bearings. At this point we were at a standstill for a couple months. Once back into things it all came together quickly. New Flowmaster 40 series cat-back system, H pipe, and Kooks long tube headers. To top it all off was a Moroso oil separator and a JLT cold air kit (went back to K&N) with a MAF from a lightning. The rest seems like a blur, everything went together smoothly.
Next was tires, wheels and brakes. I acquired my 19" staggered TSW wheels from a friend (was originally going to put on the 2010 but looked better on the '03), had them refinished, and wrapped with Hankook Ventus V12 tires. Then added SVT calipers and vented/slotted rotors.
Bodywise, was to remove stripes, Mach 1 grille, spoiler, tinted headlights, and OEM tail lights.
Interior was a mix up of Bullitt shifter knob and trim ring, with '03 Cobra seats and instrument cluster.
I can definitely say it woke this car up, with the tunes I get about 23mpg, on the highway and can 10.4 in the 1/4 on street tires. I built this to have fun and to drive, plus eat a camaro or 2 at lunch.