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@Benjamn_Martens 2015 Mustang GT Build

Post By: Benjamin Martens

Date: 05/10/2023

The Story

Hi All! Back in the fall of 2014 I was pursing the idea of purchasing a Focus ST with ST3 package and moon-roof with all the other small features included. I had gone around and test drove a few of them; I was pleased with it as it would be my daily driver. I had concluded that the ST3 was the best fit for me. I don’t normally shop around for the best price but my standard dealer didn’t have ST3’s in stock so I went elsewhere to look at them. Eventually I stopped at my usual dealer and sat down to discuss the opportunity of ordering one. He informed me that 2015’s were going to be coming out with a huge facelift and few convenience features like backup camera and little things. I decided to wait and see if would like the facelift before ordering. So a few months go by and I figured I’d take a look to see what the salesperson had to offer at this time. I walked into the dealership on February 12th 2015. There was a white Focus ST (the color I wanted but only ST1) on the showroom floor. There was also a 2015 Mustang outside the main front door that I barely paid any attention to initially. The salesperson was a little busy when we arrived so I started looking around. Started walking the lot and not too much caught my attention besides the S550. Mind you, this is a super small village style dealership; we’ve bought about 15 cars from the salesperson so this is our go-to anyways. Got the keys to the Mustang and was told to take it for a test drive; this being the first one that this dealership got, I was slight taken aback being allowed to take it for a drive at 20 years old. This car was a Deep Impact Blue 2015 GT Premium, Manual, Non-Performance Package, Non-50th Anniversary package car. It was loaded otherwise; adaptive cruise control, Voice Activated Navigation, and Reverse sensing. I quickly realized this was NOT what I was looking for. The 3.31’s felt extremely sluggish and unresponsive. Although I loved the features and everything else the car offered, I realized it was not what I was interested in purchasing. Now on-to the important things when we returned to the dealership that everyone has been waiting for. The salesperson sat with us and discussed options about the ST and how I could order. We started processing that purchase/sale. He asked how I liked the mustang and gave my opinion on the options and the gripes that I had. He then handed me a booklet to read about the possible options. I instantly canceled the ST ordering and decided on getting the S550 but not the one that was on the lot. I was torn between three colors: Ruby Red, White, and Deep Impact Blue. This is what I ordered... 2015 Mustang GT Premium with 401A -Deep Impact Blue -Performance Package -Voice Activated Nav. -Reverse Sensing System -Ebony Recaros MODS: JLT Cold Air intake Ported 18+ Intake manifold Kooks 1-7/8x3 High Flow catted long tube headers Corsa Extreme Catback with Black Tips Lund Racing NGauge w/ Multi-Tune Steeda Stop-The-Hop kit Steeda Billet Rear Shock Mounts Vorsteiner Vff-107’s (20x10+40’s front, 20x11+50’s rear)(Nitto Invo’s, 255/35 front, 275/35 rear) Airlift 3P with ¼ lines, 444c Compressor, 4gal Raw Tank MGW Racespec Short Throw Grille delete Steeda Q-Series Spoiler (GT350 track pack style) Rear window Visor 20% tint RTR Side splitters and rear spats Diode Dynamics Blacked out LED side markers Diode Dynamics 4th Brake Light Factory 18+ Sync 3 for Carplay Factory 18+ Digital Dash (Bullitt firmware) Euro Tail with Amber/Red switchback

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Vorsteiner VFF-107's 20x10/20x11
  • Tires: Nitto Invos - 255/35 & 275/35
  • Suspension: Airlift Performance 3P and Airlift Struts

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