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oxford5pointoh 04-06-2015 09:23 PM

Oxford5pointoh build thread
 
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Alright, well I've been busy since I purchased my 2014 Oxford white GT on October 21, 2014. I have been talking about certain things I have done here and there but I figure I would make a home for my build and share my progress.

The day I brought it home:

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It was a tense few days before this as the car was not in the lot, let alone the state. The dealer had to source the car about 300 miles away and man was I glad I held out for the white car with the brembo package. Love the brembo wheels, always loved painted grey wheels in a white car.

Well I drive the car about 2 days and ran the odo up to 750 miles and decided I needed a shifter upgrade or I was going to hate this car. The stock shifter is such crap. So for me, it had to be the FRPP short throw set up. It's pricey but I love everything it offers and went for it.

Look at that beauty now since it will be the last time ya see it. Haha

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Finished result

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Well next on my list was to ditch that sad excuse for a radio. I already had the kenwood 6190hd nav from my previous vehicle so I ordered the scosche dash kit along with the proper wire harness adapter and steering wheel adapter. I also ordered 2 sets of kicker ks5.2 component speakers for the doors and deck lid. To compliment that sound I also ordered a kicker 700.5 amp to run all four speakers and a Boston acoustics 12" (another Donor from my last vehicle)

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Mounted the xm antenna on the glass and ran the wire stealth under the lip of the glass and into the car via the trunk

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While I was at it I added some factory mustang illuminated door sills

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The next order of business was to ditch that factory front plate bracket that was already on the car before I ever even considered getting my new steed. So I ordered the flip down LP holder from AM. I also needed to address the holes in the bumper so I added a set of color matched plugs from bumperplugs.com, they are pricey but I figured why not.

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And with it tucked away

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Not bad. But I knew I needed to do something different with that grille and fogs. So I found a great deal on a used boss grille and picked up some smoked raxiom fogs

Here is a side by side of the stock fog and the raxiom. Yes I know my bumper is stupid dirty. Wish I had cleaned it first

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As many of you know it's a direct swap, but I did cut the tabs off and smooth out the openings a bit.

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And here we are with the raxioms lit.

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Next order of business was to ditch those factory mufflers and ad a nice rumble without the drone. I drive quite a bit so I can't get too crazy with off roads ect. I found a great deal on a used magnaflow street "cat back" exhaust from a guy on CL and it was practically new, he was simply trading his 14 in for a 15. His loss my gain

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Then not too long after this was installed I was able to pick up a used magnaflow tru-x pipe from a member here for a great price and WOW. So glad I did. It sounds even better and feels great.

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So after that I started to think leather would be a nice upgrade. So I found new take offs from roush on eBay, pounced on them for 400 bucks, threw in some eBay special heated seats and went to town

Fresh out of the box:

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Naked

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Adding heated seat pads

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Some side by side action

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Finished result:

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So that's the major projects that have been tackled. But I have also added some MMD hood struts, SHR power distribution cover (brushed), front splash guards,

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raxiom LEDS in cabin & plate... I have to throw that pic in

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I did do some raxiom puddle lamps, but I was not diggin how they hung down. So the opportunity came up for me to snag a set of MMD retro style mirrors for stupid cheap so I did it. Went from this

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Puddle lamp lit up

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To this now

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Honestly I love them, the look is great but my only complaint is the function. I can't see as well as I could with the stock mirrors. I'm still trying to decide if it's worth the trade off. For now they stay.

Other little additions like my craven speed stubbie antenna, simple and easy

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Now to what's been ordered but not yet on the car or yet received.

Suspension:

Here is what I have already or is currently on a fedex truck

Koni yellows
FRPP jounce bump stops
Steeda sport springs
Steeda CC plates
Steeda G-Trac brace
Steeda Panhard (adjustable)
Steeda Panhard bar brace
Steeda UCA (adjustable)
Steeda UCA bracket
Steeda LCA (billet alum)
Steeda rear seat x brace (non seat delete)


Also not suspension but I also have a Steeda trans bushing on the way as well. I would also like to thank TJ from Steeda for all the help with my order. If you can't tell I like Steeda 👍

CANNOT WAIT FOR ALL THAT :)

I also realized I was never going to get a RTR decklid cover so I went ahead and ordered a custom billet alum faux gas cap emblem from Billet Badges - billet aluminum custom emblems and badges they custom make it how ever you want, send you a 3D rendering before you sign off on it to be produced. Here is what they are cooking up for me

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It's bead blasted in the background, polished lip on the lettering and white paint in the 5.0 I think it's going to look pretty sweet. I also have an extra faux gas cap ring that I am currently trying to decide if I want to fill the FORD lettering and paint it either black or like a gun metal. Time will tell.

Last thing I'm waiting on is to get my GT500 spoiler back from paint. I picked up the wing used and it was in desperate need of new paint. Hoping to get it back this week. But I'm not trying to rush the guy. So that's my build as far as I can remember it so far. I'm sure I forgot a few things but it's a start. Let me know what you guys think! I'm hoping I can maybe be worthy of a MOTM one of these days.

oxford5pointoh 04-07-2015 05:48 AM

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I knew I'd forget a few things, I also installed raxiom tail light sequencers for all functions which is awesome.

Plus I added premium pedals. I will admit I thought this was a simple swap of the covers all around, but I quickly found out that the entire gas pedal has to be swapped to use the factory brushed pedal covers. So I sourced one from eBay and swapped it out. It's hard to understand why ford wouldn't just make these standard.

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I also swapped out the base model sun visor with one that has the garage door opener built in. It was one of those mods you do because you got a good deal and couldn't pass it up.

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TCopp 04-07-2015 06:15 AM

Lookin good man. That boss grille with the raxioms looks much better.

Have you looked at changing your wheels yet?


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oxford5pointoh 04-07-2015 06:27 AM

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Thanks man. Yeah I've looked around but I actually like the factory wheels it has. If I were to change them out its between legit 13-14 gt500's like this

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Or some Steeda wheels like this

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For now I'm happy with the brembo wheels. They look great when they are kept clean. I regularly clean the inside as well when I do tire rotations ect. Makes a difference.

rrharley91 04-07-2015 09:22 AM

Nice mods.! Keep it up looks great.


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Dub9stang 04-07-2015 10:00 AM

Nice! Love that you used mainly steeda. Everything looks clean as hell too. I personally like how you had the mirrors before, the retro ones look a little goofy IMO, but to each his own. Do you plan on doing anything else under the hood?

oxford5pointoh 04-07-2015 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by rrharley91 (Post 2205761)
Nice mods.! Keep it up looks great.


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Thanks man!

oxford5pointoh 04-07-2015 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Dub9stang (Post 2205773)
Nice! Love that you used mainly steeda. Everything looks clean as hell too. I personally like how you had the mirrors before, the retro ones look a little goofy IMO, but to each his own. Do you plan on doing anything else under the hood?


Thanks dub, I am a Steeda fan for sure. They have quality stuff (not that others don't) and great customer service. Can't wait to get it all installed and take some pics.

The mirrors are one of those things I go back and forth on. I need to snap a better pic of them on the car so you can see the whole thing. But I paid 70 bucks for them already painted and shipped to my door so I had to try them out. Opinions are welcomed 👍

The car is my daily so I don't have plans for power adders at the moment. I want to keep it reliable and predictable as much as I can until it's paid off and it can become my weekend track car. I am thinking about the track key though. Once my warranty expires

oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 06:02 PM

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Got a package today from Steeda. It had my Panhard bar brace, g trac bar, lower control arms and the upper control arm bracket. I laid it out with some of my other parts like the adjustable UCA and adjustable Panhard bar that I got earlier. I was a little sad when I found out my rear x brace wasn't in the box because it's on back order :( but that's okay

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Also I installed the Steeda transmission mount bushing last night and reviewed it in another thread I created. But it's pretty awesome and I didn't notice any added NVH

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Famine 04-08-2015 06:38 PM

Nice car. Where can I get plugs like that for my front bumper?

oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 06:39 PM

I got them from

www.bumperplugs.com

A bit pricey but they are pretty legit.

And thanks for the compliment 👍

sid719e 04-08-2015 06:44 PM

Love it. What a beauty.

WhiteCali5oh 04-08-2015 06:54 PM

Nice build bro!!


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oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 06:55 PM

Thanks guys!

Ubnbit 04-08-2015 06:59 PM

Looks fantastic bro

oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ubnbit (Post 2207048)
Looks fantastic bro


Thank you sir. I have been taking bits and pieces from everyone on this forum and using reviews to get where I ultimately see the car. Love your Shelby by the way

DiESeven 04-08-2015 07:28 PM

Wanna do my seats for a 6-pack? lol

oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by DiESeven (Post 2207091)
Wanna do my seats for a 6-pack? lol


I will do them for you 👍 but seriously we can get that taken care of

2014oxstang 04-08-2015 08:35 PM

Car looks great man! Nice progress so far. Don't give up on the RTR decklid! It's my favorite mod by far! Lol


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oxford5pointoh 04-08-2015 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 2014oxstang (Post 2207164)
Car looks great man! Nice progress so far. Don't give up on the RTR decklid! It's my favorite mod by far! Lol


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Thanks man. Yeah, sounds like they are going to start making them in plastic, ehh. We'll see how it looks. But for now I will have a unique faux gas cap emblem.

2014oxstang 04-08-2015 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by oxford5pointoh (Post 2207181)
Thanks man. Yeah, sounds like they are going to start making them in plastic, ehh. We'll see how it looks. But for now I will have a unique faux gas cap emblem.


Oh yeah? Well that'll be much better than the crap sheet metal they used originally. With plastic they should be able to produce a flawless product that is easily paintable. Vaughn Gittin needs to get his crap together! Lol


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oxford5pointoh 04-09-2015 05:38 AM

Yeah check the RTR thread under the sponsor section. He posted an update.

Oh2freshstang 04-09-2015 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by oxford5pointoh (Post 2205649)
I also swapped out the base model sun visor with one that has the garage door opener built in. It was one of those mods you do because you got a good deal and couldn't pass it up.

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I always wondered what this was! Lmao. I have it on my sun visor but never really cared to find out what it's for!

oxford5pointoh 04-09-2015 01:59 PM

^haha awesome. Dude program it! Mine works better than my remote did and I don't have to keep changing the damn batteries.

Oh2freshstang 04-09-2015 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by oxford5pointoh (Post 2207565)
^haha awesome. Dude program it! Mine works better than my remote did and I don't have to keep changing the damn batteries.


I don't have a garage tho! 😢 Haha.

oxford5pointoh 04-09-2015 10:34 PM

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Just went ahead and ordered a set of SHR flush mount quarter window louvers pre painted direct from SHR. Now I wait the 4-6 weeks :(

Good news is that these were basically a gift from the faulty car wash gods. I ran my car through a "touchless" car wash a week or so ago and a part of the car wash fell on my car, giving it a few light scratches on the roof and pillar. Car wash sent me a check for the repair estimate I sent them of 220 bucks. So I figure I can buff them out on my own and purchase these as a way to keep your eye from focusing on the scratches 😜

Can't wait for this

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2014oxstang 04-09-2015 11:00 PM

First off, that's an awesome pic lol. Secondly, what "good" luck that was lol. I can't wait to see them on your whip. I've been contemplating them. 4-6 weeks eh? Jeesh


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oxford5pointoh 04-10-2015 04:50 AM

Yeah these things are awesome looking. I love that they are flush. That pic is killer, it's of the SHR car.

Yeah the site says "can take" 4-6 sometimes they have certain colors in stock ect. So I guess we will see. I'm excited to get them. Install will be a ton o fun but if it was easy everyone would have em :)

Dub9stang 04-10-2015 05:15 AM

...something fell off the car wash?! I would be running in there, guns out, starting riots, it wouldn't be good. You handled it much better than I would have lol

oxford5pointoh 04-10-2015 05:55 AM

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Yeah it was nuts. It's like a cover off the very top. I was pissed but they didn't try to hide from the responsibility at any point so there was no point to being an arse or anything. Here is what fell off

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2014oxstang 04-10-2015 07:26 AM

Cooler heads always prevail. I would've lost my lunch initially as well lol


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Billgluckman 04-11-2015 09:03 PM

Love the white. I was looking for that color with low miles but it just wasn't happening.

Can't wait to see the window louvers on the car. I'm still waiting to do my first appearance mods. Those looks sweet.

oxford5pointoh 04-11-2015 11:07 PM

^ thanks man. Yeah of all the 2014 colors it was my favorite. If I could have had any color I might have gone yellow honestly. But that's not for everyone. My second choice was black or silver with no real care of which one but my last vehicle was black and I was kinda over the dirty in 5 seconds after being washed black.

Billgluckman 04-12-2015 03:49 PM

I love yellow but my other half doesn't. I found a yellow vert that I thought was pretty sick but she thought it was hideous. This was also a 3v car. That's before I decided to go 5.0 so it really doesn't matter now anyway.

greyghost14 04-12-2015 06:36 PM

Beautiful build. I love the way you made it your. The car took on your image


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