A Brief History
Well lets see where to start…This is my first stang…I got it as a gift from my wife for our 17th anniversary…oh ya, she also made me quit smoking as part of the deal, if I light up she sells it. DOH! We live here in the miserably sunny fare weathered state of
…where all the sunshine makes me…well...happy.
About the car, It’s a brand new 2004 Saleen S281, got it in August of 05. Saleen added a Supercharger to it in December 05, it was ported, polished and tweaked at Saleen by one of the S-7 engineers…it puts out just over 10lbs of boost with the stock pulley. The list of upgrades is pretty short but here it is.
Factory Items & Mods
Composite Hood, Saleen Billet Rear-end Girdle, Magnaflow
Exhaust, Series IV Supercharger, 18x10.5 Rears, 18x9 Fronts Wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso 295/35/ZR/18's, Short Throw Shifter, E303 Forged Cams, Saleen Headers, 3.27 Rear End, 30lb Fuel Injectors, Saleen Power Flash Tune, Saleen Full Body Kit, 13" Type II Series Slotted Front Brakes, Brembo Slotted Rear Rotors, N2 Front Struts & Shocks, Front & Rear Sway Bars, Leather Interior, Saleen 200 MPH Guages, Aluminum Pedals, Saleen Chassis Bracing, Carbon Fiber Shift Knob, Carbon Fiber Brake Handle, Carbon Fiber Interior Trim, JLT CAI Color Matched, Shorty Antena, Custom Saleen Trunk Lid Mat, UPR Polished Fluid Caps - Polished Radiator Cover - Polished Fuse Box Cover, Polished Alternator Cover, Dragon 75mm Throttle Body, and a Wiper Delete Kit, Saleen Caster Camber Plates, Saleen Lower Control Arms, Magnaflow X-Pipe w flow through cats, Ford Racing Chassis Braces, Stainless Hood Struts, Yellow Top Optima Battery, Billet Battery Box, Pi-thon Aluminum Spanner Hose Locks, Chrome Radiator, Powersteering and Super Charger Coolant Tanks, Boost-a-Pump, AFCO Pro Series Heat Exchanger, Aluminum Valve Covers (w/ custom finish), Red CPR Fuel Rails, Speed of Sound Gauge Pod, Raptor Performance Shift Light, Air/Fuel and Nitrous Guage, and a Zex Wet kit with dual purge, , remote bottle opener, polished bottle and RPI bottle bracket
Custom Strut Brace (Coming Soon...very soon), Mezier Electric Water Pump, Forged Internals Top & Bottom.
Before we jump in to all the pics I would like to share this very cool colage a friend made for me. I hope you all like it as much as I do. Thanks Becca!
Here's the pics, and thanks for stopin by!
This would be me representing the two websites that I've had the most exposure to and that have made me feel more than welcome to this new world.
New Pics 12/16/07
New addition under the hood 11/14/07
Brand NEW pics!!! 11/10/07
Out for a cruise on a sunny day in November.
These pics are all taken from MustangWorld.com. They are from shows over this past year from LA down to San Diego.
Beach Cities Mustang Club, Sunset Showdown 11/18/07
Saleen, Cars & Coffee, Irvine CA
OCMC, Mustang Madness, Costa Mesa, CA
San Diego Mustang Club, Mustangs by the Bay, San Diego CA
Beach Cities Mustang Club, Queen Mary XI, Long Beach CA
Saddleback Mustang Association, 10th Annual Mustang Show, RSM CA
Here are some pics of the ZEX install
This is the active fuel control unit, mounted to the driverside fender, near the firewall.
Below is the dual purge system installed to vent out the cowling.
Check out the bottle and bottle bracket. The bracket comes from RPI Racecraft Distribution and in my opinion is one of the best brackets on the market. Notice the nice little nitrous line wrench attached to the out line. This handy little baby makes disconnecting nice and easy.
We got the new SOS A-pillar installed. Check out the finsih, this looks and installs like an OEM part. NO drilling, No painting, NO screwing on. You might also notice that little shift light, that's from Raptor Performance and installs in a snap.
This high-pro-flow is brought to you by Adams Polishes
New engine by pics with the new valve covers installed
Yellow always makes me smile
ZEX Wet Kit with remote bottle opener, blowdown tube, preasure gauge, and purge kit, polished and chromed
Raptor Performance shift light
Moto Blue fuel rails have been returned to sender. It was a bad experience and I will never again shop at RPM Outlet.
CPR Fuel rails have arrived and look AWESOME!!!
I finally got out to GTR Hi-Performance and got these bad boys installed I'm very VERY happy with them!
A very good friend of mine came over and helped with (did) the install. I'm very happy!
Got some new hose clamps to add a little bling under the hood.
A Speed of Sound A-Pillar Pod set. This is an outstanding piece. It's made from OEM Ford parts and the quality is top notch. The color match is spot on molded plastic. No fussing with paint matching and peeling down the road. I highly recomend this one for anyone considering adding some gauges.
An Afco double pass heat exchanger.
Meizer High Flow Elecric Water Pump, free up a couple more pony's.
My wonderful wife got me a Yellow Top Optima Battery. Nothing says I love you for the holidays like a brand new battery.
Something I thought was sorta funny.
Installed some Redline Hood Struts.
GTR Performance installed a Magnaflow X-Pipe. Thanks guys you all rock! I highly recommend these guys to anyone in Southern California. They where professional courtious and very patient even with someone like me, snapping pics. GTR ROCKS! See you guys soon for more mods.
Out with the old and In with the new
Had Saleen install the Lower Control Arms
Installed the new scuff plates
Just had Saleen install the Caster Camber Plates
New pics from under the hood
Wiper delets, a much cleaner look in my opinion
Dragon Performance 75mm Throttle Body. SCHWEET! It's like a jewel. The quality and craftsmanship is outstanding.
Look how nicely it goes with that JLT CAI
4130 chrome moly alloy steel tubing subframe connectors. These bad boys will get welded in soon. I can't wait.
Some new shiny eye candy added to the car
I just got this trunk lid mat today from my wife as an early birthday present. She got it from Saleen who is working with GrandMatDesigns. Let me tell you it's high quality.
She also got me the EJECT button you see below. I think it's cool.
Time for a rear break upgrade
JLT Cold Air Intake...simply the best hands down
Some carbin fiber accents
Heres are some pics of the car right after a good cleaning for a local show.
Some pics from the show
The SALEEN Car Show and Open House 2006
A Co-Loge a friend made...I LOVE IT!
AWWW...The wet look, without being wet. I love ADAMS Polish.
THE END...FOR NOW