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Ok, the back story.

In August we decided to buy a Mustang. We wanted a nice one that was fast. We already own a 1967 coupe with a 289 and a T5 5spd. So, we set out to drive them all. We started with the Rousch, the one just under the P51, I think it is the stage 3. Sorry I've never been a fan of the Rousch so when I drove this Supercharged beast I was pretty impressed. I thought the suspension could be better since it was a handful in anything other than a straight line. We drove the GT next and, well, it is just nothing to write home about. Then we drove the GT350. Wow what a beast and it handled! The redline was tough at first but I had a smile from ear to ear as did my wife.

So we set out to buy one. We found several and in the colors we liked. the shadow black and the magnet grey. We drove four. None of the dealers would make what I considered a fair deal. So I blew them all off and went to a dealer that said they would order one for me. I paid under sticker and ordered and 18 in Kona Blue without the stripes. When it arrives in a couple weeks I will send it to my paint shop and have a silver stripe with two pin stripes painted on. Vinyl is so beneath this caliber of a car. Then window tint and now to one questions.

I am old school and hate black wheels. I would like to either buy a set of wheels or have these stripped and polished. I can't find any decent wheels since buying new wheels are my first choice who makes wheels for these cars? I saw some that even had some blue ones that were cool. I saw them on this forum but can't find the thread again. So any help would be good. As for polishing them, I know I would have to put the car on stands and remove the tires from the wheels and find a shop that could strip and polish them.

I am looking at adding the hood shock mods, oild catch can and the fourth brake light option.

What is your opinions of these mods? Will they add value or subtract it?

Thanks for reading my long winded post.

Mel
 

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Ok, the back story.

In August we decided to buy a Mustang. We wanted a nice one that was fast. We already own a 1967 coupe with a 289 and a T5 5spd. So, we set out to drive them all. We started with the Rousch, the one just under the P51, I think it is the stage 3. Sorry I've never been a fan of the Rousch so when I drove this Supercharged beast I was pretty impressed. I thought the suspension could be better since it was a handful in anything other than a straight line. We drove the GT next and, well, it is just nothing to write home about. Then we drove the GT350. Wow what a beast and it handled! The redline was tough at first but I had a smile from ear to ear as did my wife.

So we set out to buy one. We found several and in the colors we liked. the shadow black and the magnet grey. We drove four. None of the dealers would make what I considered a fair deal. So I blew them all off and went to a dealer that said they would order one for me. I paid under sticker and ordered and 18 in Kona Blue without the stripes. When it arrives in a couple weeks I will send it to my paint shop and have a silver stripe with two pin stripes painted on. Vinyl is so beneath this caliber of a car. Then window tint and now to one questions.

I am old school and hate black wheels. I would like to either buy a set of wheels or have these stripped and polished. I can't find any decent wheels since buying new wheels are my first choice who makes wheels for these cars? I saw some that even had some blue ones that were cool. I saw them on this forum but can't find the thread again. So any help would be good. As for polishing them, I know I would have to put the car on stands and remove the tires from the wheels and find a shop that could strip and polish them.

I am looking at adding the hood shock mods, oild catch can and the fourth brake light option.

What is your opinions of these mods? Will they add value or subtract it?

Thanks for reading my long winded post.

Mel
You will find Ford uses Black Wheels on all models that use the Brembo Brake package. As everyone of us will attest, you can’t drive the car around the block without the wheels getting dirty from the brake dust. A good ceramic glaze on the wheels will make them shine and reduce the labor of cleaning (a lot of rim front and rear to clean).

Good, luck with your new purchase, you’ll love it!

Red Line Hood Shocks, Ford Performance Oil Seperator. Read all about them on this site.


(P.s. should have stuck with the Magnetic Grey, Camo on the road... :cool:).
 

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IMO, if you're attaching value to the mods you do to your car, you are in the wrong business. Mods will not add anything. They shouldn't take away from value, but they will not increase. And come the day you sell her (if you ever do), you WILL NOT recoup the cost of mods to the car. Do mods because you enjoy it, for the personal satisfaction gained, and don't look back. Having said that, all the mods you just mentioned are pretty standard and mundane, and highly recommended, especially the oil catch cans. No idea what the 4th brake light is.
 

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Jim, I too am old school and prefer the bright wheels. I would look at the EC7 wheels by Apex. They are spun forged and lightweight saving about 7 lbs. per wheel. The caliper clearance is more than adequate. Ryan March is the sales manager and is very responsive and helpful. They come in three finishes, one being Race Silver. They are out of stock right now for the 19 inch wheels in Race Silver but they will be available shortly. I have a set ordered with the Michelin PS4 tires which are the replacement for the super sports. Mounting, balancing, and shipping is free.
 

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You will find Ford uses Black Wheels on all models that use the Brembo Brake package. As everyone of us will attest, you can’t drive the car around the block without the wheels getting dirty from the brake dust. A good ceramic glaze on the wheels will make them shine and reduce the labor of cleaning (a lot of rim front and rear to clean).

Good, luck with your new purchase, you’ll love it!

Red Line Hood Shocks, Ford Performance Oil Seperator. Read all about them on this site.


(P.s. should have stuck with the Magnetic Grey, Camo on the road... :cool:).
Get the Redline hood struts. You will not regret it.
 

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Thanks for the input.

To clarify the fourth brake light is a LED light kit that replaces the backup light. It functions as a white backup light when in reverse but the rest of the time it is a red light and functions and a running and brake light. Not expensive and IMO a cool touch.

As for making mods, I have been modding cars for 35 years now and never really worry about the addition of value but in this case I don't want to detract from the value. Since all the things mentioned are bolt on and with the exception of the strut rods which I think requires a couple holes be drilled, all are 100% reversible. The strut rods are a mod that we shouldn't have to do, Ford should have done it already.


The $64M question that I have searched for and can't find is are these tires OK in the rain. we get caught in storms every now and again when out at a show and want to be safe. Winter isn't an issue because the car will reside inside the garage until the temps are better.

If these tires are not good in the rain what alternatives are there? I have searched and searched and I can't really find any.

Thanks again.
 

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From every thing I have read on forums as long as you don't have the Cup 2 tires our tires perform really well in the rain and on wet pavement.
 
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