The Mustang Forum for Track & Racing Enthusiasts

Taking your Mustang to an open track/HPDE event for the first time? Do you race competitively? This forum is for you! Log in to remove most ads.

  • Welcome to the Ford Mustang forum built for owners of the Mustang GT350, BOSS 302, GT500, and all other S550, S197, SN95, Fox Body and older Mustangs set up for open track days, road racing, and/or autocross. Join our forum, interact with others, share your build, and help us strengthen this community!

S197 3V 2009 Mustang GT 3V 5.0 Build Thread S197 (2005 to 2010) Build Thread

Thought I would share my build based on my lessons learned and testing on the road courses:

Engine:

• FRPP Aluminator block #M-6010-A46NA
• Speed Pro NASCAR bearings and ring pack with Moly top rings
• Custom Forged Manley Pistons
• Manley Forged Steel 4340 Connecting Rods with ARP Fasteners
• Kellogg Forged Steel Crankshaft
• Induction Hardened Journals and 8 Bolt Flange
• ATI 15% Dampner Pulley
• 3V Cam Adjuster
• FRPP 39 lbs. Fuel Injectors
• JLT Performance Series 3 Cold Air Intake
• JLT Black Oil Separator
• Shelby Oil Pump O-Ringed with TSS Billet Gears
• Moroso Oil Pan #20548 with Windage Tray #22933
• Ford Racing CNC Ported Cylinder Heads #M-6049/6050-N3VPA
• Custom Grind Comp Cams
• PAC 1233 Valve Springs
• Jesel Race Followers
• Ford Racing Laser Etched Black Valve Covers
• BBK Twin 62mm Throttle Body
• 2008 OEM Intake Manifold with Steeda Billet CMDPs
• Edelbrock High Flow Performance Victor Series Water Pump

Brakes, Suspension and Cooling:

• Wilwood Superlite SL6/SL4 BBK with Wilwood Brake Flexline Kits
• Vogtland 1.2" Sport Springs
• Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber Plates
• Prothane Bullet Motor Mounts
• Steeda Sport Sway Bars with billet end links
• Koni Yellow Sport Adjustable Front /Rear Struts & Shocks
• Cervini Type III Chin Spoiler Textured Black
• Steeda X5 Ball Joint & Bumpsteer Kit
• Ford Performance Front Hub Kit w/ 3 in. ARP Studs
• BMR Lower Control Arms with poly bushings
• Steeda Adjustable Upper Comp/Street Kit w/ HD Mount
• Agent 47 High Flow Lower Grill and Agent 47 Cooling Kit
• Carbotech Brake Pads XP12 – Front XP10 - Rear
• Fays2 F2S Watts Link
• Griggs Racing Power Steering Cooler
• DeWitts Aluminum Radiator
• Ford Performance SVT Performance Cooling Fan
• Taylor Battery Relocation Kit - NHRA Approved (Trunk)
• APR Performance Carbon Fiber Adjustable Rear Wing GTC-200
• MMR Oil Cooler with Filter Relocation Kit
• Roush 9 Bar Black Billet Grille
• Steeda Rear Chassis X-Brace
• Steeda Strut Tower Brace
• BMR Subframe Connectors
• Moving from a 275/35-18 on 18x9.5s to 305/35-18 square setup on 18x11s

Drivetrain, Exhaust and Safety:

• Ford Racing Gears 3.31 with Axle Exchange Aluminum Driveshaft
• Moser Engineering 31 Spline Forged Steel axles
• Steeda Lightweight Radiator Support
• MGW Shifter 3650 and Roush Billet Shift Knob w/ Grips
• S.O.S. Triple Pillar Pod with Auto Meter Gauges
• Raptor Shift Light (Black with Red LED)
• Ford Racing Rear Differential Cover
• Torsen T2R 8.8" 31 Spline LSD
• JPC Braided Clutch Line Kit
• Exedy Mach 500 Stage 2 Clutch
• '13/'14 GT500 Clutch Master Cylinder
• Front and Rear Tow Hooks (Recovery)
• American Racing 1 5/8" LT Headers with Catted X-pipe
• Bassani Stainless Steel 2.5" Race Exhaust
• Blowfish Shifter Support Bracket
• CHE Engine Torque Limiters
• 4-point Roll Bar
• Sparco Evo 3 Driver and Passenger Seats
• 6-point harnesses - Driver and Passenger
• IO Port Racing Camera Mount

Redline is 7,000 RPMs. I shift at 6,000 RPMs based on the power band. I need to post some current photos and more recent dyno tune results sheet (August 2017).

l_600x450_fc687c68e719c756cf4342068296d651ef69e785.jpg
23736402_10213654062158794_449778743911347462_o.jpg
 
Last edited:
No wonder you’re so quick! And I thought it was all driver;)

It's fun having a foot in both the Corvette and Mustang camps. A Corvette C5+ is a turn-key road course car that makes an average driver look like a real 'super star'. What I like about driving a Mustang, especially pre-IRS, on the road courses is that it requires a driver. I actually find driving a well-prepped Mustang on the road courses more satisfying. :)
 
Last edited:

TMO Supporting Vendors

Top