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:
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.
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.
The HRE FF15’s multispoke, motorsports-oriented design lends itself well to the track-ready aesthetic Michael’s got going on.
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.
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.
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.
Looking forward, the stock wheel has been replaced with a race-duty Sparco steering wheel.
Let’s take a closer look at the fitment.
After fitting the HRE’s, it was time to align the Mustang for its next track outing.
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.
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.
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
Stainless Works Catback with H-Pipe
Stainless Works Off Road Catless Headers
Ford Performance Hood Struts
JRZ RS Pro coilovers
APR Front Splitter APR GTC-250 Wing
Avery Gloss Intense Blue vinyl wrap
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