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Riding for hours in Paul's hopped-up Shelby was not as uncomfortable as one would think, thanks to the Tokiko adjustable shocks and struts installed at each corner and Nitto 18-inch Extreme Drag Radials on the rear. The GT500 still has OEM 14-inch Brembo brakes and all the stock interior pieces, including Shelby's plush seats, were reinstalled around the Skinny Kid Race Cars, certified rollcage, including the factory seatbelts. Paul had the presence of mind to have Skinny make the door bars removable for easier entry and exit when the car is in street mode. Cabin noise is also minimal thanks to the Bassani Touring mufflers that Paul installed (with long-tube headers and 3-inch, X-shaped crossover) before leaving for Drag Week. Driving 300 or 400 miles per day (our biggest one-day run was almost 600 miles) in any car will make the body ache after a while, but the cockpit of Paul's Shelby certainly wasn't as bad as the tight confines of the drag-seated, drag-suspended, more-race-configured entries we saw on the tour.