Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
August 1, 2005

As we went to press, Brandon had just received his wheels back from Santa Ana Plating in Fullerton, California. The I-Forged wheels received chrome plating, which should really make Brandon's car stand out. Then again, it's been a long time since Brandon's car hasn't stood out. Something else that stands out about Brandon's GT is now he's the lone Mustang owner among his siblings. Brandon's brothers mangled their Mustangs, and are pretty much out of the Mustang scene. Now they're the ones taking Mustang lessons from Brandon.

5.0 Tech SpecsEngine And DrivetrainBlock'03 CobraBoreStockStrokeStockDisplacement281 ciRotating Assembly'03 Cobra crankshaft, Manley connecting rods, CP 17cc pistonsCamshaftsComp blower camsHeadsStockIntakeStockThrottle BodyAccufab 75mm with upper plenumMass AirPro-M 90mm Univer, Steeda intake pipePower AdderATI-ProCharger D-1SC with two-core intercooler, Nitrous Express nitrous kit with purgeFuel System'03 Cobra pumps, Stock lines and rails, Precision Tuning 42-lb/hr injectorsExhaustJBA short-tube headers, MAC H-pipe, Flowmaster two-chamber mufflers, Roush side exhaustTransmission TTC-Tremec T56, SPEC Stage 3 clutch, B&M Ripper shifter, FRPP aluminum driveshaftRearend8.8, Stock differential and axles, 4.10 gears

ElectronicsEngine ManagementStock computer, reflashed by American Motorsport, two-position chipIgnitionStockGaugesAuto Meter

Suspension And Chassis Front SuspensionK-memberStockControl ArmsStockSprings Air Ride Technologies Cool RideStrutsAir Ride Technologies Cool RideBrakesStainless Steel Brakes CorporationWheelsI-Forged Aero 19x8.5TiresToyo Proxes 245/35Rear SuspensionSpringsAir Ride Technologies Cool RideShocksAir Ride Technologies Cool RideTraction DevicesStockBrakesStockWheelsI-Forged Aero 19x10TiresToyo Proxes 275/30Chassis StiffeningStock