So this is "the other car". It is a 2005 Windveil Blue Mustang Coupe with a Parchment cloth interior. The car has the base package with a manual transmission. I really like the clean looks of the V6 over the S197 GT, no foglamps, no spoiler, no scoops...just Plane Jane. The mods are few, but well chosen. The wheels are the 17x8" 5spoke rims from my 1996 GT with the inserts painted Windveil Blue (that took a lot of masking and paint stripping, lol). Inside i painted the air vent bezels that same blue to match the exterior and get rid of some of that chrome. The stock shifter has been replace with a Hurst Comp Plus unit. Really love that classic white ball shifter sitting atop that classic chrome stick. The shifting is improved, but damn 5ft gear is still a pain for me as i am more used to the 5speed of my '96. Next on the mod list is a K&N drop in filter (stock airbox). The biggest mod to date is the addition of the Pypes true dual exhaust system with inline mufflers. The sound is amazing, plus the car has the "True" dual setup, not just some axle back conversion, this is the real deal. A lot of work to install, but worth it.
I have big plans for this car, but as it is the V6 i want to keep it livable. A supercharger would be awesome, noting crazy, just a nice low boost setup. Next car car really needs limited slip rear end, kinda embarrassing without it. I would really love to put the Classic Design Concepts "Shaker" hood system someday, but it is a bit costly. The CDC lip spoiler would be nice too. I am happy that the aftermarket sees the same potential for the new S197 V6 as I do. Not everybody can have a GT, let alone a Cobra or Roush/Saleen/Shelby. I really think these cars deserve more R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Oh yeah, those stock V6 seats have to go along with the factory gauges. The seats are unsupportive and lack bolsters. The gauges are almost pointless and very difficult to read. Think i need to go with the white face set up.
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