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Old 10-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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On the showroom floor: bought 7-25-14


Bon Quiche - French Translation: Good Cake

Ok, so I'm stealing Laquisha's thunder.

Stock: 2014 GT Premium Convertible - Automatic Trans w/ 3.15 ratio
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  • Electronics Package w/Nav
  • Premium seats (white stripe)
  • Automatic (makes wife happy to drive it)
  • 19" Painted Alum wheel
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Mods: (all, not just performance)
  • Hardwired Escort 9500 to rearview mirror for ACC 12v+ & -
  • Weathertech floormats
  • GT500 axle backs
  • ceramic tint
  • 2" passenger seat "risers" - for the short wife
  • sound tube removal
  • Steeda 1" lowering springs
  • Steeda adj. Panhard bar
  • FRPP LCA's

On Order:
  • TSW gunmetal 19" wheel package w/Mickey Thomson & tpms from AmericanMuscle
  • OEM camera spoiler (being painted right now)

Next on the wishlist:
  • Aluminum DriveShaft
  • FRPP ProCal
  • UCA (not sure which one yet)
  • CPC painted hood stuts
  • FR SVT front brake kit (Brembo 4 pistons)

Approx $:
$2,500 mods already
$2,500 on order
$2,500 on wish list
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We are having a lot of build threads lately, mine, Laquisha, and yours.
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Bonquicha's Build Thread

yeahh that name... copier !!!!🐠
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BONQUIHA? TF NIGGA
Ain't that the truth.
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We are having a lot of build threads lately, mine, Laquisha, and yours.
MustangZ, isn't your car named Laqueeta? You need to retitle your thread:

Laqueeta's Build Thread.
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Isn't your car named Laqueeta? You need to retitle your thread:

Laqueeta's Build Thread.
Not. That's trevors.
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Well..."gateau" is French for cake but....

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TSW Nurburgring 19" wheel / tire combo from American Muscle w/ TPMS, Nitrofill, and black acorn set.

Micky Thompsons - front 255, rear 285

Came in finally yesterday, installed them & took her out for a spin last night. They seem to be balanced fine. Checked high speed operation... no noticeable vibrations, etc. I did remove the rotor retaining clip as it looked they would have been in the way, where the stock wheels have an indent on each hold for them to sit in.

Also the center caps fit fine & with out touching the dust cap on the front wheels, in the reviews on the website some people said there were fitment issues requiring some dremel'ing to be done. Not the case with TSW's current wheels & my 2014 GT.
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Looking good!!!!
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Very nice, you might want to consider shocks/struts. With lowering, the OEM's will wear out fast.
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Very nice, you might want to consider shocks/struts. With lowering, the OEM's will wear out fast.
+1 I was on stock struts and shocks for 5k miles after lowering when I blew one. Koni yellows now
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OP, don't waste your money on the FRPP ProCal. I can personally tell you from experience, it's not worth it. Go with a aftermarket tune or none at all. Just my $.02.
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Yea the Pro Cal on the autos make little difference since they don't alter the shift points at all.
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+1 I was on stock struts and shocks for 5k miles after lowering when I blew one. Koni yellows now
What did you blow out? A shock or strut? I was thinking of doing the rear struts just b/c I could do those easily myself.

5,000 miles... that's probably a year away with the amount of miles I put on my car! I've putting about 400 miles a month in the almost 3 months I've own the car. I'll probably wait and do the front shocks, mounts/camber plates in a few months or maybe even a year from now.

There are a few other things I'm going to do first.

I think next up on the list is an aluminum drive shaft. The lighter wheels already made a big difference it definitely felt much better accelerating and going high speeds.
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An aluminum driveshaft will make no difference in performance and it's money not well spent. I did some testing with one at the strip on the same day and saw absolutely no gains. Sold it to recoup some of my money.
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It was a rear shock. The driver side.
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An aluminum driveshaft will make no difference in performance and it's money not well spent. I did some testing with one at the strip on the same day and saw absolutely no gains. Sold it to recoup some of my money.
I don't do quarter miles. So not really concerned there per se.

Any feedback for high speed driving like road course work?

I'd think there's a good reason recent Boss 302R/S & Shelby's use aluminum & CF shafts, respectively.

I do plan on taking my car to the track in the near future. I used to do PCA events 2-4 times a year in my old car. There's a NASA event in about 3 weeks I'm considering going to. Luckily, I have a very nice brand new racetrack 15 minutes from my house. ( Nola Motorsports Park )
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Whatever the event it's not going to make a difference except in your wallet. If you plan on doing road course events you should put your money into other things. The driveshaft is not money well spent.

Why a convertertable if you plan on road course racing?
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I ran way past 650 at the tires with the stock 2 piece with no problems. It honestly is not needed imo unless your looking at 700 + and hard launch on slicks with a manual

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Whatever the event it's not going to make a difference except in your wallet. If you plan on doing road course events you should put your money into other things. The driveshaft is not money well spent.

Why a convertertable if you plan on road course racing?
For the other 361 days a year.

They let convertibles run in their HPDE's. And I'm not a hard core racer. If I was I'd have kept my turbo'd 2006 Cayman S! Now it was a fast / fun track car, but it was getting to be a money pit. And I couldn't enjoy it with the family, like I can my 4-seat vert.
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Shyt, I blew a rear shock on my BBP Mustang on the stock spring rate, at about 15,000 miles. Ford just replaced it, as the replacement was about $16. The sway bar links went out at that same time and Ford replaced those, too.

Car had already done about 100+ slick tire drag passes but, nah, couldn't be that.
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More pics of the new wheels:



Also had my radiator cover painted, while they were painting my back up camera spoiler.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #24
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Added a back up camera spoiler.
Even though everyone was telling me it can't be done...
or I needed to get a Lock Pick, etc, etc.
I like to prove people wrong!



Anyway....

Step 1: Source back-up cam spoiler (I got mine from ebay already painted DIB), BUT I had it repainted b/c it has some scratches, etc. - $160 + repaint $175! = $335

Step 2: Source Pigtail Part - Motorcraft WPT-1130 - $30

Step 3: run wires using Pigtail in trunk.. under carpet & doorsill to passenger kick panel, splice 3 wires at connector C210, a ground nearby, and a power from fusebox FUSE # 29 (voltmeter only shows 7v's but it works)
I used a Cat 5 wire + a few telephone type (gel protected) crimp butt connectors. $2

Step 4: mount spoiler, connect pig tail

Step 5: program Nav unit.... this was the "hard" part. That I ran in to dead ends at the dealership and local mobile autoshops. Noone seemed to know how to program in the Build As stuff. Most had no clue what I was even talking about. So I sent it off to 4dtech.com $140 Took a week total. 2 days in transit there, 1 day to program, 2 days back.

MY TOTAL COST: $507.00

Not bad considering many color matched spoilers are $300+
Figure an extra $200 for the OEM back up camera programmed in to the nav.

If you could find one on ebay that was in pristine condition, that would save the $175, that I paid to get mine repainted!
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