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Old 11-06-2018, 11:20 PM   #1
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Finally Picked One Up

Well, I was dead set on black for a very long time, but I finally gave in and brought this EXTREMELY clean DSG home last Tuesday. Has Kooks headers/catted X/really quite magnaflow 3" I'm pretty sure, JLT intake, Hotchkis upper/lower rear control arms, Swarr bar on axle, original and ESR wheels, and a few odds and ends. Already had some parts I scavenged together in preparation, and ordered a few things last weekend. Quite a few plans for it, all realistic.

Something I do need help with is from those with 03/04 Cobra front bumpers for a potential project. I need some underside shots(be it on or off the car, with or preferably without a chin spoiler) to see exactly what I'm looking at and how smooth it is underneath. I see the stock regular mustang bumper has little 2" air dams that run along the backside. I'll be ordering one shortly, just debating on from where. Very interested in making a streetable, good looking splitter for it. Thanks in advance everyone.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:02 AM   #2
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Looks great!
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:31 AM   #3
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Congrats, looks really clean. Got any other shots?

Are you sure about the cobra front cover? To me they've always looked empty without a heat exchanger, and the roundness of the cobra nose up front without the matching side skirts creates a weird effect. But that's just how my eyes see it. If you like it then do it! Congrats again, I know you've been on the fence for a long time.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:10 PM   #4
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Re: Finally Picked One Up

Congrats! Looks super clean
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #5
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Congratulations. Enjoy it!
Makes me want to get mine done even more.


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Old 11-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #6
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Congrats, looks really clean. Got any other shots?

Are you sure about the cobra front cover? To me they've always looked empty without a heat exchanger, and the roundness of the cobra nose up front without the matching side skirts creates a weird effect. But that's just how my eyes see it. If you like it then do it! Congrats again, I know you've been on the fence for a long time.
Thanks. I actually picked up a 2005 GTO about 2 years ago. Huge back seat legroom compared to any other coupe short of a CL class Mercedes, which was what I was after for my at the time, 6 year old son. Long story short, got it at 21k miles, got sandwhiched on the the highway at 28k miles. Really bummed me out. Waited for a black Mach to turn up, and just couldn't wait anymore, this was too clean and the right mods. Pictures really don't show how clean this is.



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Makes me want to get mine done even more.

Pick your poison.
I've already managed to snag some more bargains since buying it. Clear corners headlights and IAC mod went on today, but I have coilovers, strut tower brace, SR sway bars and 4 piston Brembos waiting in the garage, hopefully for next weekend. Probably about 4 or 5 other things total then I'll be content with it for a long time(short of really wanting an aftermarket T56 in this thing).
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new Mach 1....Lots of nice mods too.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:44 PM   #8
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I think the Roush front fascia looks great on our cars...JMO though.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:01 PM   #9
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Btw, anyone know by chance the initials on the coil covers? Honestly can't read them.

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Old 11-24-2018, 04:37 PM   #10
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Congrats, looks really clean. Got any other shots?

Are you sure about the cobra front cover? To me they've always looked empty without a heat exchanger, and the roundness of the cobra nose up front without the matching side skirts creates a weird effect. But that's just how my eyes see it. If you like it then do it! Congrats again, I know you've been on the fence for a long time.
Yeah. I don't get the 03-04 Cobra nose on a Mach 1 thing either. The only other nose that seems to look sharp on them is the 99-01 Cobra nose.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:25 PM   #11
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Yeah. I don't get the 03-04 Cobra nose on a Mach 1 thing either. The only other nose that seems to look sharp on them is the 99-01 Cobra nose.
Always liked it, adds some visual bulk to the car between the bulging hood and jutting bumper. The 99-01 curves up in the middle, like they're all poorly fitting from the factory at some angles.

It also is almost perfectly flat underneath, which will help when adding a splitter. The two I know of for new edges all drop down between 1-3" before the horizontal piece, which would leave next to no ground clearance when lowered.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:19 PM   #12
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I hate when people put Cobra front ends on Mach 1 cars. I recently got blasted on the Mach 1 Registry facebook page for my thoughts, but to each their own!

Nice car BTW.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:13 AM   #13
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Love my Terminator front bumper.

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Old 11-27-2018, 01:40 PM   #14
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I hate when people put Cobra front ends on Mach 1 cars. I recently got blasted on the Mach 1 Registry facebook page for my thoughts, but to each their own!

Nice car BTW.
I don't care for it either TBH. I like the 99-01 Cobra bumpers and wish the Mach's came with them, but I wouldn't swap my stock bumper out for that either. I like keeping the differentiation between the Mustangs.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:52 AM   #15
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On the topic of differentiating, I had actually just about given up finding a decently priced black Mach, and had told myself one more week and I'm done. The owner offered it to me when I posted on a few Facebook sites weeks earlier ISO of a black Mach. Then the hurricanes happened, and my parents live full time in Myrtle Beach now. So I flew down two weekends in a row to empty the whole house into a Uhaul, and then deal with the aftermath of close to 2 feet of standing water in their house(live over 2 miles away from the main river that flooded, not even close to what's listed as a flood zone). Just happens the guy posted it for sale to the public, and dropped the price a few grand day after day till I offered to buy it.

If it had been just one more week, I had convinced myself to pull the trigger on a local 6.0 LS2/T56, a black GT roller, and few other odds and ends I found. Would have had a Mach 1 tribute car up and running by next summer, which I'm sure would have gone over well...
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:29 PM   #16
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Nice clean car!
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