A10ACN Posted December 17, 2010 Report Share Posted December 17, 2010 If I SuperSnake my 09, what options are considered must haves? There seem to be a LOT more individual pieces now than when I first inquired two years ago. The various suspension components alone have increased a butt load. I'm interested first in performance. I plan to drive it and enjoy it, both on the street and on road courses (my primary passion) but also some strip time (newb). At the same time, some options have more initial value than others and some, I think, will have more future value. I'm interested in owners and fans opinions. I'll start with what I'm currently thinking and why. 1. The 750 SS FRPP package. I don't feel I really need that much power for what I'm going to do but now that the cross-brace is available for the big SC, I have no excuse, not to go with it (I was originally thinking of going with the 605 just because of the FRPP cross-brace). I also think that in the future, the 750 versions will be the most desirable. That's what was used to earn the car's reputation. I like the FRPP Whipple and would really like to have it polished but for some reason that doesn't appear available on the 07-09s. Nothing against the KB, I just like the Whipple better. I could be swayed though. 2. Cooling system. Seems like a must have and quality set-up. Performance and value. 3. Eibach suspension....I think. I have the FRRP suspension already but if the Eibach gives me some adjustability, there maybe some track value in that. In a previous post I mentioned that several knowledgeable folks at Shelby told me to just go with the FRPP. 4. Big rear brakes. Mainly because I already bought them! I actually disagree with the Shelby big brake concept as when you look at the cars on the track, they have normal Brembos with some pads and other minor upgrades. Seems a lot of extra weight for little additional (if any) performance. But, I bought the rear brakes so as to have matching brakes to the fronts. 5. Kicker stereo system. Just because of the weight reduction over the Shaker 1000 the car came with. I really don't care about this other than that. 6. I plan to purchase an extra set of rear Alcoas to widen so I can get some traction. I'll keep the SS Alcoas for future value. This is another of those items I disagree with for a performance Mustang. Seems 18s give more performance and options both for track and strip. But, the 20 inch Alcoas are the SS wheel. 7. Probably the Shelby shifter. I have the FRPP shifter, but what I -read- is the Shelby shifter is better all the way around. Still not 100% that I'm getting the performance value with this. 8. Additional suspension parts, this is where I am a bit lost, I have some ideas but a lot of my ideas are based on what I read on here and other sites. Everybody's got a different opinion and set-up. Now that Shelby has so many bits and pieces, I'm not sure where to start. Sometimes its hard to separate the BS from the facts. This is my (not so) short list. I'm open to other ideas and suggestions. I'm not looking to throw money at the car but have wanted to SS it since before I bought it. I've talked myself into and out of it at least a dozen times each. There are a lot of things I don't like about the SS from a performance standpoint but at the end of the day, it still stands, in my opinion, as the epitome of the modern Shelby era. Of course, I could say the Hell with it and sink the money into a new Boss which is pretty much the Mustang I've always wanted! Thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are appreciated. A10ACN Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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