Month: July 2018

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The Mustang has been a fan favorite ever since it debuted in April of 64’. An American Icon for over 50 years, it’s as American as apple pie.

Mustang has undergone many changes over the 50+ years of development, but no Mustang has come close to the new development of the S550 chassis that came out in 2015. This car boasts:Independent rear suspension, bold new body styling, and a completely new interior redesign.

With these updates comes an entirely new customer base. Young and old, drag and track, this car is capable of so much.

Imani has been a long time Mustang fan and has poured all of his love and passion for the brand into his own S550. Super-charged, upgraded 6-pot brakes, and completely refreshed suspension, this cars customization is not only an extension of the owners own personality, it completely compliments his driving ability as well.

Starting under the hood is the factory 5.0 Coyote motor with a 2.9L Whipple Supercharger. This engine is tuned by Carl at the Dynojet Research Facility in Las Vegas. Fitted with a 3.25 Griptech reduction pulley and upgraded injectors, this blower/tune combo adds a lot of power to the factory v8. So much in fact that he needed to upgrade the transmission to handle all of the power responsibly with a T56 Magnum Transmission that has been outfitted to properly handle this power. Not only is the transmission capable of handling more power, but also it also adds lengthened gears to increase top speed and throttle response off the line. Finishing up the drivetrain we turn our attention to the Mcleod RXT 1000 Twin Disk unsprung clutch that’s capable of handling 1000HP RELIABLY. Fixed to the back of the trans you will find a one Piece DSS carbon fiber driveshaft fitted to the factory 3.55 differential.  

S550 Supercharged
S550 Showing off the Whipple supercharger

With great power comes great responsibility. To properly harness the shear power of this 900HP “Hell-pony”, he has upgraded the front braking system to a 6-pot Brembo braking system secured to drilled and slotted rotors that has MORE than enough capability to stop this steel horse. Wrapped around these massive brakes you’ll find 19” Project 6GR wheels comfortability nuzzled within Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.  

Carrying this noble steed corner through corner is a 30-click adjustable dampening BC coilovers set. 7k front, 14k rear, keeping the S550 planted from take off through the apex. Poly bushing upgrade in all of the control arms, Eibach upgraded front and rear sway bars, and you can bet this “pony” will be overtaking you in the first corner.

S550 Mustang
S550 Mustang Soakin up the shot

I can’t express enough how well this daily-driven race car holds up to L.A. traffic and the race track. It’s extremely hard to keep a race car up to the standard of a daily driver but Imani’s take on the S550 has set a new standard for a daily driven, weekend warrior, and road performance vehicle.

Thanks again Imani, @rocketman5.0, for sharing your ride with us. If you need any S550 build help, look no further than Imani’s S550. You’ll be able to hear his Borla exhaust igniting the road with its distinguishable exhaust note. Not being a huge domestic car enthusiast, I can now safely say I have officially been domesticated.

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S550s going to the race track
S550 Pack

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Torch Red ZL1
Torch Red ZL1

Torch Red Camaro meets HRE 101

Nick T had upgraded from a mustang to the 2017 Torch Red ZL1 early. It was love at first burnout. The color was right, the torque was incredible. Everything seemed to be going as planned for his first few months of ownership.

In a blissful state Nick failed to anticipate one issue that nobody should have to deal with. Thieves. Parking his car in the same spot outside of his house he never would have thought that someone would be plotting to deface his investment.

Torch Red Camaro
2017 ZL1 Camaro on blocks

Up on blocks, wheel-less, and burnt out, Nick had to step up to bat and deal with the issue. After numerous phone calls back and forth with insurance finally the car was released and taken to the local dealership to begin the slow and painful process of rebuilding her. Carrying a positive attitude towards the situation Nick had been plotting his own comeback.

Seeking the silver lining Nicks awesome attitude on the situation brought forth a beautiful rebirth. Nicks 2017 Torch Red ZL1, now nicknamed “Project Phoenix”, was going to be outfitted with, not only locking lug nuts but as well with some some new shoes, Racing shoes.

The “re-birth” of the 2017 Torch Red Camaro

Hayashi Racing Equipment more readily known as HRE is one of the world’s most iconic aftermarket wheel brands. As the second oldest aftermarket wheel manufacturer in the industry starting in 1978. They have become known for their exquisite attention to detail and industry leading manufacturing. HRE has successfully carved a reputation and became the household name worldwide for car lovers young and old.

Nick made it plain and simple quality over quantity was the aim and we were the men tasked with the job. Our goal was the simple rebirth of an american icon and nothing but perfection would due. We called up the boys at HRE and began the process of detailing the build from width to offset and center cap construction to concave profile. Not a single inch of this specially tasked assignment was left untouched. The outcome, well simply amazing, not only did we have the pleasure of doing what we do best and what we love, but ultimately providing Nick his dream setup.

Torch Red ZL1
Torch Red ZL1

Re-branded, re-born, re-ignited, you’ll try to catch Nick on the street, but probably won’t be able to. Might be easier to come down to the PK headquarters for one of our open houses and check out his car here.

Make sure to check out our Youtube video covering the new HRE 101s and showcasing the ZL1 Camaro
Shout out to @fitment.visuals for the awesome footage
Be sure to check out Nick’s car on Instagram @2fast2nick 
Follow PKs Instagram @pkautodesign
Author credits @3richs

 

Torch Red ZL1
Torch Red ZL1
Torch Red ZL1
Torch Red ZL1 HRE 101