Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
August 23, 2011

The build also inspired Wes and a few buddies to start the website www.hpmustangs.com. "We felt the need to share some hard-learned lessons and to enhance this great hobby," Wes says. The site allows fellow Mustang enthusiasts to share ideas, plan future events, but most of all keep people motivated to enjoy "what this hobby is about," Wes explained.

5.0 Tech Specs

Engine and Drivetrain

Block Stock

Crank '03-'04 Cobra

Rods Manley Performance

Pistons Manley Performance

Camshafts Modular Powerhouse blower grinds

Cylinder Heads Stock w/Modular Powerhouse Stage 2.5 port

Intake Manifold Stock Bullitt

Throttle Body Stock Bullitt

Mass Air PMAS blow-through

Power Adder Vortech YSi supercharger w/3-in pulley, X02 intercooler, ProCharger Red Race bypass valve, 4-in intake pipe, eight-rib accessory drive, and Innovators West overdrive dampener

Fuel System Glenn's Performance sumped fuel tank w/ MagnaFuel Pro Tuner 750 fuel pump, Aeroquip -10 supply, -8 return lines, Fore Precision Works fuel rails, FRPP 80-lb/hr injectors, and MagnaFuel 1:1 boost-referenced fuel-pressure regulator

Exhaust Hooker Super Comp long-tube headers w/matching H-pipe, and Bassani Xhaust after-cat exhaust

Transmission Rockland Standard Gear Tranzilla T-56 six-speed w/SPEC Stage 3+ clutch and steel flywheel, Steeda Autosports Tri-Ax shifter, and '04 Cobra aluminum driveshaft

Rearend Factory 8.8 w/Eaton differential, 3.73 gears, and Strange Engineering 31-spline axles

Electronics

Engine management Stock computer w/SCT X-Cal2-tuned

Gauges Stock, w/Auto Meter Phantom series water, boost, and fuel pressure; Innovate Motorsports air/fuel monitor; and Raptor shift light

Chassis and Suspension

Front Suspension

K-member UPR Products tubular

Struts Stock Bullitt

Springs Eibach coilover 250 in-lb

Caster/Camber Maximum Motorsports

Brakes Stock w/Hawk HPS pads

Wheels 18x9-in chrome Saleen replicas

Tires BFG g-Force TA KDW 265/35-18

Rear Suspension

Shocks QA1 12-way adjustable

Springs Eibach 175 in-lb coilovers

Control Arms Wolfe Racecraft double-adjustable uppers and lowers

Brakes Stock, Hawk HPS pads

Wheels 18x10-in chrome Saleen replicas

Tires BFG g-Force TA drag radial 295/35-18

Chassis Stiffening Maximum Motorsports full-length subframe connectors

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