Thursday, May 12, 2011
M-5400-A Performance Handling Kit
Well, today I drove down to Gene Evans Team Ford and picked up the 'Bullitt Handling' kit. This kit comes with front and rear coils springs, front Tokico struts, rear Tokico shocks plus front and rear sway bars. This kit lists for $545.00, but gefracing.com had them on sale for $469.20 and had it in stock! The parts guy I talked to was Rick Stark. He was more than helpful and a nice guy to chat with while I waited on my kit to come over from their warehouse. I'm sure they have not seen the last of me!
Since I'm going to install a handling kit instead of the 4 cyl Fox springs and Lakewood drag struts and shocks, my build is being modified a touch. I have sold my F-150, it is going to a good home with my brother. So I now just have my daily driver and my Mustang. I have decided to to go in a milder direction than making a full on street / strip drag car. I want to be able to drive my Mustang in the rain and for normal driving if my daily driver is in the shop.
I looked up the stats on the 2001 Mustang Bullitt GT and stock it does 0-60 in 5.5 sec. and the quarter mile in 14 flat on street tires. My goal is still to have a 12 second mustang and I'm sure I can do it with this kit setup. I will need more power and some better gears, but I don't think it will be out of reach by using this suspension setup.
So now I will have two sets of wheels and tires. One set for handling and running around with, rain or shine and the other set is my Summit Star 15" big and little wheels and tires. With my 15x8 Summit Star wheel I can now go with the MT ET Street radial tire that is super sticky and head for the track, as long as it's not going to rain!
I will keep the updates coming as I get the parts installed.