Dale Amy
November 1, 2008

While the budget has yet to allow much in the way of power multiplication, that's not to say the rest of the LX has been ignored. Inside that powdercoated axle are 3.73 cogs, an Eaton posi, and Moser axles, and it all hooks to the back of the T5 with an FRPP aluminum driveshaft-polished, of course. Though the front brakes and powdercoated sway bar are stock, nearly everything else has been replaced. The tubular, chrome-moly K-member and A-arms, along with the coilover kit and caster/camber plates, come by way of UPR. The coilovers consist of Eibach springs over KYB struts.

With no boost onboard, there's minimal need at this point for additional gauges, save for the giant Auto Meter Cobalt-series tach. Melissa's daily drive is made more comfortable by the APC Super Race buckets, and it's more entertaining with the Alpine-based sound/video/navigation system.

UPR coilovers are also at work out back, teamed with the company's upper and lower aluminum control arms. In this case, the springs are Eibach and the shocks are Edelbrock. Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings are everywhere. The coupe is stiffened by BBK subframes, and Brad swapped on rear discs from a '93 Cobra.

Brad's work continued in the cabin with APC Super Race buckets, a Grant steering wheel, and a remote-controlled Alpine DVD/navigation unit with a 7-inch screen. Melissa gets shift assistance from a 5-inch Auto Meter tach and B&M's Ripper shifter.

In all, this is quite literally a shining example of what a dedicated work ethic combined with a reasonable budget can accomplish. The coupe's show-like presentation is all the more impressive given its summer-commuter status. It's not bad for a girl who was never going to own another Mustang.

5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINRearend
Block3.73:1 Gearset, Eaton Posi, Moser
StockAxles
Bore 
StockELECTRONICS
StrokeEngine Management
StockStock, w/ Superchips Tune
DisplacementIgnition
302ciMsd 6AL And Blaster Coil
CrankshaftGauges
StockStock w/ Auto Meter {{{Cobalt}}} Tach
Rods 
StockSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
PistonsFront Suspension
StockK-member
Compression RatioUPR Tubular
StockControl Arms
CamshaftUPR Tubular
StockStruts
HeadsKYB Struts
StockSprings
IntakeEibach
StockCaster/Camber
Power AdderUPR
NoneBrakes
Throttle BodyStock
StockWheels
Mass AirCenterline Billet
StockTires
InjectorsFalken, 235/45r17
StockRear Suspension
Fuel PumpShocks
StockEdelbrock
HeadersSprings
BBK Ceramic-Coated Short-TubeEibach
ExhaustControl Arms
BBK Crossover Pipe, FlowmasterUPR Aluminum
40-Series American ThunderBrakes
TransmissionDisc, From '93 Mustang
Stock T5Wheels
ClutchCenterline Billet
Centerforce Dual Friction, w/Tires
Aluminum FlywheelFalken 255/45R17