|By The Numbers|
|Chin spoiler||110020||$236||Different design available for V6|
|Billet replacement grille (black)||0511-2000-05||$305||Also available in brushed finish|
|Pony grille emblem||0511-3000-01 ||$37||Can be omitted for different look|
|Shaker system ('05-'06)||110050||$835||Also available for '07-'09 and V6|
|Hood struts (silver)||0511-7012-05||$99||Also available in black|
|Light Bar (camel)||110002||$449||Also available in other colors|
|Decklid trim panel||110904||$158||Also available pre-trimmed for GT badge|
|Sequential taillights||110631||$156||Direct swap with existing harness|
|Ducktail spoiler (unpainted) || 111030|| $310||Available in color at added cost|
|Trunk lid hole filler kit (black) ||112031||$93 ||Also available in silver powdercoat|
|Detail Corral (under decklid) ||0511-7000-12 ||$188|| Holds all your cleaning supplies|
We include this photo only...
We include this photo only so we can confirm the fact that nothing draws a car-show crowd like cutting a hole in someone's Mustang...
Yes, the CDC Shaker is functional;...
Yes, the CDC Shaker is functional; it rams cooler ambient air into the factory air box. It also dresses up the underhood area and is easily removed for routine service.
CDC's black decklid trim panel...
CDC's black decklid trim panel ($158) throws some muscular contrast onto the rear view. It installs in no time with supplied 3M trim tape. Sadly we had to leave the stock GT wing in place, as there wasn't a CDC ducktail spoiler ($310) on the trailer painted in Torch Red.
Total makeover time was under...
Total makeover time was under two-and-a-half hours; total product value (including the wheels/tires) was under $3,900, and the results speak rather loudly for themselves. Do the math: this could make for a monstrously stylish, yet affordable, used S197. Darrell seems to be indicating that, though this may be his wife's car, he'll certainly have no objection to being seen in it from now on.
Here's what the wraparound...
Here's what the wraparound ducktail would have looked like (also note the "GT" badge that can optionally go on the decklid trim panel.) Oh, and don't forget the $156 sequential taillight hardware.
Though we bolted them on for...
Though we bolted them on for our finished shots, CDC didn't give away this tire/rim combo, as they only have a few sets left. Why so few? Because they're selling the Foose rims (20x8.5, front; 20x10, rear) and Nitto NT555 rubber (255/40, front; 275/35, rear) for only $1,600 per set, so they're going very, very fast.