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Cpotts's 2kgt Build Thread

Thanks for viewing my build thread!

Mods in order of completion:
-Tokico shocks and struts
-am short shifter
-mac catback
-Mac o/r h pipe
-MGW short shifter
-Deep dish bullitts
-mm cc plates
-H&R super sport springs
-J&M lcas
-Frpp 3.73 gears
-Rebuilt diff with carbon fiber clutches
-Cobra brake upgrade, eradispeed 2+ rotors
-Eiach anti roll kit
-Airaide CAI
-Black painted roof


Next mods in order, always changing..
-99/01 front bumper
-cowl hood
-side scoops
-black 03/04 deep dish cobra wheels
-mmr stroker set up
-t45 source built tranny
-stage 3 n/a cams
-longtubes
-o/r x pipe
-borla stingers


Reference:
Page 1: Spring option discussion
Page 2: Painted calipers, Cleaned throttle body and plenum, lowered (pic heavy)
Page 3: Rear end discussion
Page 4: Rear end Discussion cont.
Page 5: Frpp 3.73's installed
Page 6: Motor mount talk, lca install (pic heavy)
Page 7: Brake talk, gear impressions
Page 8: Brake choices discussed
Page 9: Brake and brake goodies purchased, color chosen
Page 10: Cobra brakes installed (pic heavy)
Page 11: Photo shoot (pic heavy)
Page 12: LED license plate lights and Used driveshaft
Page 13: Wooden car ramps built, front bushings replaced (pic heavy)
Page 14: Eibach sway bars install (pic heavy)
Page 15: Rear brake job. yawn.
Page 16: Camber woes
Page 17: Squeaky brakes
Page 18: CC conclusion/ brakes fixed
Page 19: Alternator Issues
Page 20: Alternator replaced, ac delete talk
Page 21: H&R super sports installed (pic heavy)
Page 22: Catback ta;l, warranty rim replacement, photo shoot (pic heavy)
Page 23: Lets talk bolt ons!
Page 24: New front tires, Lets talk CAI
Page 25: The big 100k, Cai, and spark plugs (some pics)
Page 26: Trans fluid change, fuel filter, cai pics
Page 27: My unfortunate luck, rear end re-build (pic heavy)
Page 28: To keep or to sell?
Page 29: New longterm build plans, paint update (pic heavy)
Page 30: Roof is painted black! (pics)

Pages may be different on mobile..

Resources:
Matching Spring rates
How to change spark plugs
How to change mtf
How to replace the pinion seal
How to rebuild your differential
Everything you need to know about the 8.8

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Alright, so I have a few ideas for some upgrades, I will only be able do one at a time and will require some saving.

Here's my ideas:

Brakes: slotted and drilled front and back rotors, ebc/ hawk pads, ss brake lines, dot 4 fluid.
Reason: if you have a sn95 you know the stock brakes suck...

Lower: chin spoiler, lowering spring, caster bolts, spring isolators.
Reason: to get rid of the dang 4x4 look!

Lights: 3rd brake light, rear taillights, and chin spoiler.
Reason: faded 3rd and leaking rears..


Opinions and thoughts welcome! I've been bouncing between these 3!
I definitely second the springs. Have you seen our Sport springs? They offer a great ride quality and good drop (about an inch or so). http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-s...d-mustang.html

Let me know if I can help you with those.
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Originally Posted by SteedaBrandon View Post
I definitely second the springs. Have you seen our Sport springs? They offer a great ride quality and good drop (about an inch or so). http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-s...d-mustang.html

Let me know if I can help you with those.
I do have a question, will I have to roll my back fender if i lower it, I have 17x10.5 rims with 315/35/17 tires. And i have new shocks and struts so those wont be a problem.
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I would say lowering springs also. Just had mine done and it was well worth it.
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ditch the 4x4 look!
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Definitely lower, then lights, then brakes.
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you'll have to read up on the tire sizes. I'd guess they'd fit, but I'm not sure.
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Alright, so I like the ford c springs.. what do y'all think of them?
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I was going to go with frpp springs also, I talked to the mustang shop that was doing the work. They said the eibach pro kit would be a little nicer quality. I chose them but I can't say that frpp isn't good cuz I don't know

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I don't really know which ones to get year... I like the h&r race springs. Alright I have another question.... what exactly does the camber bolts do?
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Here would be my order:

1. Lower- springs, shocks, etc.

2. Brakes- screw drilled and slotted rotors. Other then looks, they do very little for a street car. Get you some cobra brakes for the front and your choice of pads and not only will they perform better but the 13in rotors look great

3. Lights- this is my third because its more astetics then the others so I put it last.



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I don't really know which ones to get year... I like the h&r race springs. Alright I have another question.... what exactly does the camber bolts do?
You want caster camber plates. You need them to properly align a car dropped over 1.5in. They the in and out/back and forth angles of your tires with respect to the pavement.
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I do have a question, will I have to roll my back fender if i lower it, I have 17x10.5 rims with 315/35/17 tires. And i have new shocks and struts so those wont be a problem.
No, it should not rub.

Let me tell you a little bit more about our springs.
[ begin infomercial ]They will reduce body roll, making for better handling. Also, Steeda is ISO 9001:2008 certified, which basically is a quality control certification stating that we consistently make high-quality parts. We are one of the few in the aftermarket Mustang industry that have that certification. Our Steeda parts are also made in the USA, and they also carry a lifetime limited warranty. [/ end infomercial ]

Sorry for the infomercial, but it's the truth.
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Originally Posted by 1999Pony
Here would be my order:

1. Lower- springs, shocks, etc.

2. Brakes- screw drilled and slotted rotors. Other then looks, they do very little for a street car. Get you some cobra brakes for the front and your choice of pads and not only will they perform better but the 13in rotors look great

3. Lights- this is my third because its more astetics then the others so I put it last.

You want caster camber plates. You need them to properly align a car dropped over 1.5in. They the in and out/back and forth angles of your tires with respect to the pavement.
I have tokico shocks and struts, that are a few months old, if I want a 1.5 inch or less drop in the rear and front, do you think I will need to roll the rear fenders? I have 315's out back..
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It really depends on what springs you use.

I generally say that you should upgrade brakes before anything else. Your new suspension does you no good if you go faster through turns, but can't slow down in time. My first upgrade was to Cobra front brakes.

When you do end up doing springs I am sticking to my suggestion of H&R Race Springs. The drop is nice, the ride is better than what I experienced with C-Springs, and the handling is sweet.
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I'll second the H&R springs, love mine.
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Originally Posted by cntchds
It really depends on what springs you use.

I generally say that you should upgrade brakes before anything else. Your new suspension does you no good if you go faster through turns, but can't slow down in time. My first upgrade was to Cobra front brakes.

When you do end up doing springs I am sticking to my suggestion of H&R Race Springs. The drop is nice, the ride is better than what I experienced with C-Springs, and the handling is sweet.
Do you know if the sve brake kit frim lms is any good?
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I have tokico shocks and struts, that are a few months old, if I want a 1.5 inch or less drop in the rear and front, do you think I will need to roll the rear fenders? I have 315's out back..
Nope. I have eibach sportline springs, right around 2in drop, and I have no rubbing what so ever.
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Do you know if the sve brake kit frim lms is any good?
Look on ebay stores and search for mps auto salvage. The typically have a couple cobra brake sets. Thats were I got mine from. I think mine were about 500 for rotors and calipers and pads.
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Originally Posted by 1999Pony

Look on ebay stores and search for mps auto salvage. The typically have a couple cobra brake sets. Thats were I got mine from. I think mine were about 500 for rotors and calipers and pads.
Alright, I'm going to Mae sure I can pass inspection first.
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