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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

It’s downright incredible what a difference you can make it a car’s appearance. Michael Chen’s S550 Mustang has been through quite a few different looks in just the few months he’s had it. The 2015 S550 Ford Mustang GT has gone from stock to show-stopper – Looking at the incredible vehicle above, you’d likely call me a liar if I told you it was the same car as this one:
Ford_Mustang_S550_Before_After_HRE_FF15_front Now check out the rear view. Get a load of that massive wing. This is how Michael’s Mustang GT looked right after he got it, on stock wheels with a set of Eibach Springs for S550 Ford Mustang GT fitted to eliminate the wheelgap. Ford_Mustang_S550_Before_After_HRE_FF15

We show you this to give you an idea of just how far you can take a car in a very short period of time – Michael’s been through several sets of wheels for S550 Ford Mustang GT, and this set of HRE Flow Form Wheels is the latest.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

The HRE FF15’s multispoke, motorsports-oriented design lends itself well to the track-ready aesthetic Michael’s got going on.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

It happened to be raining this particular day, giving us a chance to snap this beauty all dripping wet. The complete lack of grip and slick roads paired with dry weather competition tires makes the Mustang a handful, but manageable.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

This is a car that’s serious about functional aero, from the massive APR Performance Front Splitter to the outlandish but incredibly effective rear wing to keep the car planted on the track when breaching triple-digit speeds on the straights of Big Willow.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

 

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

The aero isn’t the only thing race ready about Michael’s S550 Mustang GT – a simple glance through the window makes that much clear, an Autopower Roll cage framing a pair of Sparco racing seats.

Ford_S550_Mustang_GT_HRE_FF15_APR_MichaelChen-11 Looking forward, the stock wheel has been replaced with a race-duty Sparco steering wheel.Ford_S550_Mustang_GT_HRE_FF15_APR_MichaelChen-12

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Let’s take a closer look at the fitment.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

 

 

 

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

After fitting the HRE’s, it was time to align the Mustang for its next track outing.

Ford_S550_Mustang_GT_HRE_FF15_APR_MichaelChen-20 Our flush-with-the-floor alignment rack is paired with a state of the art Hunter Alignment rig – and for all our specialties, we only charge $139 for an alignment, which is about what your average corner tire store or whatever will charge to do the same job using much less precise equipment – and will charge you a fee if you’re lowered.
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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

After aligning the Mustang, the weather let up and we were able to get some great shots of the Mustang outside. Check it out for yourself.

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

 

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HRE FF15 Silver 18×10.5 ET48 F/R / Toyo R888 305/35-18 Tires F/R on JRZ Coilovers + BMR Suspension

With so many sets of wheels back and forth on the car, it really goes to show how big of a difference a set of wheels can make in the character of the car, from JDM-flair with the old Volks to the Trackday Ready look of the FF01s. A set of wheels makes a huge difference, and it’s the best place to start modding any car.

Tired of driving around a boring, stock car? We can fix that! Talk to the Mod Experts like Alan – call us at 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Alan) to see how we can help enhance your Mustang Motoring experience. Our Mod Experts like Alan can help you make your ponycar faster, sound beefier, sit lower, corner harder and look more badass – so talk to us today online or stop by the ModAuto showroom during business hours in La Habra, CA.

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

 

Mod List

Engine

Stainless Works Catback with H-Pipe

Stainless Works Off Road Catless Headers

Ford Performance Hood Struts

Suspension

JRZ RS Pro coilovers

BMR SB043 Front & Rear Sway Bars for S550 Ford Mustang

BMR ELK012 Front & Rear Sway Bar Endlinks for S550 Ford Mustang

BMR CB005 Cradle Bushing Lockout Kit for S550 Ford Mustang

BMR TCA045 Billet Vertical Link Rear Lower Control Arms for S550 Ford Mustang

BMR TR005 Adjustable Toe Arms for S550 Ford Mustang

Cosmetic/Aero

APR Front Splitter APR GTC-250 Wing

Avery Gloss Intense Blue vinyl wrap

Interior

Sparco Evo 2 seats

Schroth 6 point harness

Autopower race 4 pt roll bar

Sparco 383 steering wheel

Sparco Hub adap Works

Bell Quick Release Transmission

MGW Race Spec Short shifter

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