Team Z Motorsports replaced...
Team Z Motorsports replaced the front....
Ford Racing came to Dave to get some help with the Cobra Jet suspensions, and everything that has been learned with the Cobra Jet program was applied to this Mustang GT. A Cobra Jet 9-inch rear axle assembly, with Strange Pro race axles and a Strange lightweight spool with Strange Pro Gear 4:10 ring and pinion, supplanted the stock 8.8-inch rear. Team Z narrowed it to 63.27 inches and developed Cobra Jet Suspension package's adjustable upper control arm and bracket tubular lower control arms and antiroll bar with adjustable links.
These Mustangs drew a crowd when Ford had them at Milan Dragway NMRA Nationals in Milan, Michigan. Derek got the Blue Mustang in the 10-second range with a best run of 10.88. It was turning a lot of heads with its perfect stance, great wheels and tires, and it's super-clean exterior.
.....struts with custom-valved...
.....struts with custom-valved QA1 adjustable coilover shocks.
It's possible to make a Mustang GT run in the '10s for less money, but doing it cheap wasn't the goal-rather, the goal was to showcase the potential of this '10 Mustang combo.
With robust drive line there's room to grow this package. When Dan Millen tuned the engine with just 11 pounds of boost, the aforementioned combination laid down 510 hp at the rear wheels effortlessly through the auto trans. That's great power, but there's easy power to be had with pulley and tuning changes. It could be the perfect dual-purpose street/strip Mustang GT, and one that can be ordered right from the pages of the FRPP catalog.
Build Your Own
If you would like to do build you own version of this car, here's a list of parts that were used to get this one together. First, you need a 2010 Mustang GT. Once you've got that handled, you'll need these bits:
Livernois Motorsports started...
Livernois Motorsports started with an FRPP Aluminator 4.6-liter short-block and dropped in its Stage 3 CNC Three-Valve cylinder heads with a set of FRPP Mustang high-lift Hot Rod camshafts under the Ford Racing blue Ford GT cam covers. Providing the boost for the engine is an FRPP Whipple supercharger with a Reichard Racing 3.2-inch pulley. The throttle body is an FRPP Mustang GT twin 68mm air through a cold-air intake system with a 9-inch S&B True-Flow filter.
|Ford Racing 4.6 Aluminator SOHC V-8||$4,500|
|FRPP/Whipple 500hp supercharger kit||$6,995|
|Livernois Motorsports Stage 3 CNC cylinder heads||$2,899|
|Ford Racing Hot Rod camshafts||$850|
|Ford Racing coated cam covers ||$269|
|Cometic MLS head gaskets ||$200|
|ARP head studs||$383|
|Innovators West SFI balancer||$425|
|Ford Racing Three-Valve long-tube headers||$1,325|
|Custom-built three-speed automatic C4 transmission w/transbrake||$2,000|
|Neal Chance torque converter ||$1,500|
|TCI Street Fighter shifter ||$229|
|Custom one-piece driveshaft ||$700|
|Cobra Jet driveshaft loop ||$139|
|Cobra Jet rear suspension kit ||$995|
|Cobra Jet 9-inch rear axle assembly||$2,799|
|QA1 adjustable shocks and struts w/custom-valved coilovers||$1,395 |
|Cobra Jet 15x4-inch front wheels||$990 |
|Cobra Jet 15x10-inch rear wheels ||$1,170|
|Goodyear 15-inch front runners||$350|
|Goodyear 15-inch rear slicks||$350|
|Team-Z Motorsports custom six-point roll bar||$1,200|
|Cobra Jet 5-inch shiftlight tach ||$329|
|RJS five-point harnesses||$500|
5.0 Tech Specs
Engine and Drivetrain
Block Ford Racing's Aluminator 4.6-liter
Displacement 281 ci
Rods Manley H-beam connecting
Crankshaft Kellog forged-steel eight-bolt
Pistons Mahle low-compression forged
Camshafts Ford Racing Mustang GT high-lift Hot Rod
Heads Livernois Motorsports Stage 3 CNC-ported Three-Valve
Power Adder FRPP/Whipple 500hp supercharger with Reichard Racing 3.2-inch pulley
Exhaust Ford Racing Three-Valve long-tube headers
Transmission Custom built three-speed automatic C4 transmission with a Neal Chance torque converter
Rearend Cobra Jet 9-inch rear axle assembly w/Strange Pro race axles, Strange lightweight spool, and Strange Pro Gear 4:10 gears
Engine Management Custom tuned by Livernois Motorsports
Gauges Cobra Jet 5-inch shift-light tach
Chassis and Suspension
Springs QA1 coilovers
Struts QA1 adjustable
Front Brakes GT disc
Wheels Cobra Jet 15x4-inch
Tires Goodyear 15-inch front-runners
Control Arms Cobra Jet suspension kit featuring adjustable upper control arm and bracket, tubular lowers with urethane bushings, and antiroll bar with adjustable links
Springs QA1 coilover
Shocks QA1 coilover
Brakes GT disc
Wheels Cobra Jet 15x10-inch
Tires Goodyear 15-inch slicks