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Lol not mine and correct with all the beautiful places around here to take a pic it would def be one of those...
 

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So figuring out what body kit to get out here. The kbd saleen kit I saw apparently is a train wreck so that is out. A full real saleen kit would be too expensive just for shipping. Roush... I have not got a catback yet so I could figure out the roush front shipping here and the sidepipes and rear panels can go milair. Side exhaust I could buy from Spintech. This is interesting as it gets rid of the exhaust and irs issue with the exhaust overheating the pumpkin. Other option is a certfit termi bumper and get bullitt or termi skirts and leave the rear.

Or just put a new lip on the GT front and leave it but tbth I really dislike the GT body kit. Nothing fits like oem, luckily the roush and certfit stuff is OEM.

Also still looking to swap hoods but hoping one of the many imported 99-04 V6 cars in Spain will turn up in a jy and it'll be an 03/04 with the Cobra hood. Last one was a 99... Broke my heart...
 

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As far as the skirts go, I would try to find the Terminator style.... The Bullitt skirts have the fragile mud flaps, and it will probably be difficult to find a complete set in good condition, for a reasonable price.
Don't forget the Termi side mirrors!

Why are there so many V6 Mustangs in Spain?
I didn't think that there were any cars exported, except for the Australian Cobras ....
 

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Lol I have sn95 export mirrors, they are even better. I can get fiberglass with a flex agent bullitt skirts with no lip for $330 brand new or try to find OEM termis but $$$$.

The big issues are the hood and the bumper. I had a guy who could do container shipping but that fell through for now. Steeda can get a hood to madrid 6 hours away but then I have to figure the Spanish over taxes and imports which I'm not supposed to have to pay being us mil but getting them to actually honor it is fun.

In the meantime I'm ordering the last few things for the front suspension.

This isn't gonna be like before where the car sat, k member drop and exhaust is a weekend job.
 

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Oh also to answer your question about the V6s, the Spanish love Mustangs and the pre S550 cars are desirable for the cool/exclusivity factor. The V6 being that much cheaper when you are paying 28% tax plus import fees... Also the sixxer is very easy to get through Spanish emissions. The GT can make it through but its a lot harder and basically anything besides a catback is a no-go for anyone not in my situation where the on-base USMil inspection is little more than a safety check and a visual that you have cats.
 

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So nothing fits like stock so I'm just going to stick with the GT body for now and even the GT hood. I'll open up the "scoop" to be actually functional when I paint it or I'll do the CDC shaker. Yeah its way expensive for what it is but vs paying for a hood and shipping and paint... Plus when I finally do the blower I can direct that forced air directly onto the unit to cool it off. Talked to a few ppl with Centris and a ram air or even just cut out scoop on these cars and the underhood temps are lowered pretty drastically. Plus a shaker just has a cool factor...

Other dilemma... what the hell exhaust do I want? Steeda sounds great and this is a real Steeda car but I've already removed a ton of the "Steeda" stuff that came on the car and swapped it so originality is kinda out the door at this point. Steeda (borla) catback is $800 shipped to me. Pypes M80 a LOT of guys run and its $477 shipped to me. Both are stainless and both fit well. I'm really gonna have to install cats at $129 for the flowmasters so probably gonna go with the Pypes system. Cats should get rid of most of the raspiness and popping and it'll still be nice and loud without being omfg loud. The Steeda catback is not the Borla stingers, its the "quiet" borla exhaust. I really can't justify another $325 for a "different" sound as both sound real good when done right.

Flowmasters are out, they drone too much and that's what I have now with the stock manifolds, catted mid pipe and stock IRS tailpipes. SLP is more expensive than the Pypes too plus more shipping. The Pypes one is so cheap because its very modular and ships in a box small enough to ship MilAir vs having to get it shipped to my forwarding address and then pay $85 shipping for them to forward an oversize box.

Taxes will be in soon, then finishing up the last few things with the IRS and my "final decision" went out the window when my father bought me longtubes since if I'm going to drop the K to do longtubes I'm putting a new K in it. Max Motorsports K is sitting in my garage right now lol. A arms on the way as soon as they are off backorder. Coilovers are on the way too and they'll work with the D Specs I already have. Hoping to get the car to a few track events at the Jerez racetrack (Jerez, Spain has a badass road course 20 min away) this late spring/summer. Car club I belong to has a few hookups so if I can get some sort of license to get it out there and actually legit do time trails or whatever that is going to be a wet dream come true.

Another reason to keep the stock body kit is the diffusers available for these cars now, the GT/99/01 Cobra bumper styles have a real nice diffuser setup, probably will also do diffusers on the side skirts and the Magic Drift diffuser/lip on the front bumper. I still will probably try to get a new bumper out here because I am not the fondest of the smiley face GT bumper (plus not a lot of airflow for an intercooler) but I'll roll with it for now.
 

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Yes!
Jump at the chance to get some track time!
Start thinking about getting an appropriate racing helmet.

I'm not sure about European tracks, but some tracks here in the States have decibel limits, so you may want to do a little investigating over there before you make a final decision on the exhaust system.
 

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I hadn't thought of a decibel limit although there are a ton of super loud bikes that race that circuit as well... Hmmm. Well I know the Steeda is quietish and sounds good. Might just have to bite the bullet on that one to be safe...
 

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It might be a non-issue over there, I don't know.... They may laugh at the idea of a racetrack with a sound decibel limit. It's just something to think about if you want to take your car out on the local track. It's better to learn the regulations beforehand, rather than being disappointed on your first day.
 

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I just checked, no decibel limit on the track. I'd be more worried about out in town tbth lol.
 

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Welp... the culture is real different here... and I live in what you'd consider the "rural South" if you compared it to the USA as far as infrastructure, farming etc... I have pissed a few ppl off but its not bad. Bike week you have a LOT of rice rockets doing the rev limiter bounce thing around a circuit that goes right along the beach in front of all the clubs and bars only a few minutes from my house, the summer gets pretty crazy here its literally a resort town.

Still waiting on the MM control arms, they are backordered and probably will not arrive here until the 1st or 2nd week in March at the earliest so now really just waiting...
 

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Did some googling around for keeping those bare headers I'm going to put on from corroding. There is almost 0 rain here, no road salt or anything like that whatsoever but there is humidity and I'm right on the water so the sea air has salt in it. Bought a $30 harbor freight roofer's torch which I can find other uses for and a few cans of VHT flame proof paint. Should be here in a week. Going to nuke all the shipping paint off the headers with the torch and then sand off whatever is left and hit it all with brakleen. Then hang them up and give them 3 good coats and let them dry in the sun. I talked to a few guys who had good results with the VHT and they always say the **** doesn't work when ppl touch the bare headers and get oil on them after cleaning and don't cure them properly. Curing with the torch=sticking the end of it with a low heat into the collector and slowly heating the whole thing until the paint starts to just barely smoke and then let it cool. Do that 5 or 6 times and it'll stop smoking and done.

And if the paint flakes off in a year or two well then they were free and I'd rather spend the $50 for a torch and some paint than 10x that much to get the Armorcoat ones when I've bought "ceramic" headers in the past and the coating is just crap and flakes off anyway. If these suck and cause me issues for whatever reason I'll just replace them in a year or two with JBA stainless mid lengths I suppose...
 

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not rly. its more for longevity.
 
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