Hi everyone my name is Porter, this is my 2002 Mustang GT.
Originally from Albuquerque, NM. I am technically the 4th owner. When i bought it in August 2017 it had a little more than 85k miles on it, and it was 100% stock. The original owner had it for like 12 years.
Not long after getting it, I went to a friend who has a dyno. We recorded 237hp/273tq ... all stock
I installed a chin spoiler and short antenna very soon after getting the car. I still
need a license plate frame, but other than that those are probably the only things that i have planned for the exterior of this car. Eventually i would like a 99 cobra front bumper, and a new paint job, but that is well out of my price range right now..
I installed an MGW short throw shifter, new sway bar end links and sway bar bushings, and an aluminum driveshaft from Ford Racing. I also had some Maximum Motorsports Full length Subframe Connectors welded on.
Other than that, the car is still (in my eyes) pretty much stock.. I've added an Alpine head unit, running pioneer speakers, powered by a 4-channel pioneer amp. It is all hidden. I plan to add a subwoofer or two, when i do, I will take more pictures.
For now, here are some pictures from the past year or so I've had it. I've bought new headlights recently, but haven't taken any decent pictures since then.. maybe that will be my next post..
So far the only issue i have had with this car is that the fog light bulbs like to explode sometimes, I'm not sure why...
Other than that, absolutely no issues... Walmart tires...
I like the Hawk HPS brake pads and I plan to eventually upgrade to the 13" cobra brakes..
I need to change the transmission fluid, I'm planning to use Mobil 1 ATF and some Lucas transmission fix.. still not sure..
I'm pretty sure the driver side, front lower control arm ball joint is going out, should probably replace both control arms..
My clutch is trash. I don't even want to think about it.
Last but not least..
My best friend recently got us tickets to go drive on the CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS!!!! Picture of his cars above.
It's in March on St. Patricks day. It'll be fun with the green car, Lol.
I'm Super excited for this event, it's titled an "Introduction to Performance Driving".
I get two sessions on track with an Instructor (which i look forward to, even though I am confident already)..
I'm looking at this as a foot in the door to going to more track days..
I actually have an appointment with the shop that the hosts recommended, Flamingo Automotive, on Guadalupe in Austin.
I really just want them to look the car over and see if they can find anything i really need to take care of.
I don't want to show up to the track and fail tech... that would suck.
All i think i really need to fix is that ball joint.. (Front Control Arms)
There's an event soon hosted by a group called Spokes.
They host Autocross events in Austin and i would like to go to some.
I've heard of HPDE events, and it sounds like those are on actual tracks in Houston and Dallas..
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this! Lemme know what you think!
I'll do my best to update regularly.