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Modifying A 2005 S197 Mustang GT - How To Makeover An S197 Mustang
From Stock To Stylin' In A Couple Of Hours
By Dale Amy, Photography by Dale Amy
January 08, 2010
By The Numbers
Different design available for V6
Billet replacement grille (black)
Also available in brushed finish
Pony grille emblem
Can be omitted for different look
Shaker system ('05-'06)
Also available for '07-'09 and V6
Hood struts (silver)
Also available in black
Light Bar (camel)
Also available in other colors
Decklid trim panel
Also available pre-trimmed for GT badge
Direct swap with existing harness
Ducktail spoiler (unpainted)
Available in color at added cost
Trunk lid hole filler kit (black)
Also available in silver powdercoat
Detail Corral (under decklid)
Holds all your cleaning supplies
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...
We include this photo only so we can confirm the fact that nothing draws a car-show crowd
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.
Yes, the CDC Shaker is functional; it rams cooler ambient air into the factory air box. It
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.
CDC's black decklid trim panel ($158) throws some muscular contrast onto the rear view. It
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.
Total makeover time was under two-and-a-half hours; total product value (including the whe
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.
Here's what the wraparound ducktail would have looked like (also note the "GT" badge that
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.
Though we bolted them on for our finished shots, CDC didn't give away this tire/rim combo,
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