One of my dream cars is the 2015-2018 Ford Mustang (mainly because you can now get it in the UK). I’ve always loved Mustangs, even before Ford took them across the pond, and I’ve always loved customizing cars. So after the 2015 model was released, I started to imagine how I’d modify one. Looking around on some aftermarket websites, I found a few modifications for the 2015 onwards Mustang that I thought were pretty cool, and I’ve listed my 5 favourite ones here. They are ranked in order of must haves first to might haves last.
1. Custom Exhaust
Number 1 and top of my list is a custom exhaust. For any true Mustang fan or car guy in general, a good exhaust note and sound is a must. That’s why it’s key to get an aftermarket one for the 2015 onwards Mustang. I’m not saying the stock exhaust sounds bad at all, but there is a much wider array of options on aftermarket websites. All you need to decide is how much you’re willing to spend, how loud you want it to be, and what sort of tone you are after. I’m not going to recommend any specific brand, mostly because I keep changing my mind on which I think is the best. Just look up aftermarket Mustang exhausts and you’ll see what I’m saying.
If I’m honest, I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the stock wheels Ford puts on the newer Mustangs in the UK. And in my opinion, I think the design is a bit OTT on the spoke front. Frankly they’re all over the place. That’s why I’d argue to check out the aftermarket scene and see the wide range they have to offer. You’re bound to see something you like more than the stock rims. Personally, I love all the Shelby rims and would get a set of those you see in the picture above.
In the UK at least, you don’t get much choice when it comes to stock spoilers on your Mustang, so aftermarket retailers are really your only route if you want a wing. Apart from having the benefit of downforce, I also think a Mustang simply looks cooler with a subtle spoiler. I wouldn’t be interested in having a massive wing. My ideal spoiler would be one similar to the GT350’s, just to give it an aggressive edge over stock Mustangs. However, if big wings are your thing, there are plenty to choose from on the aftermarket.
I think we can all agree that the Mustang is no slouch and will pretty much outrun anything in its price range. Though wouldn’t it be nice if you could make it outrun anything two times its price range. That’s where the supercharger comes in. Going off the supercharger I am most familiar with, which is the Roush and Ford Racing one in the picture above, you can get multiple stages. A stage 1 supercharger gives you around 670hp, and a stage 2 upgrade gives you 727hp. That’s almost double what you get stock and more than enough to take on most supercars! The only reason that it’s not higher on this list is that superchargers can be quite costly.
5. Start Button Cover
Yes, I know it’s only small and cheap and doesn’t affect the car in any way, but I think this start button cover looks like something out of Fast and Furious or a Lambo. You know what they say, it’s the little things in life. I can just picture flicking it up and pressing the button, only to hear that coyote V8 growl to life. Pressing the start button in a Mustang is already an exciting moment, but in my opinion, this small accessory makes it that bit more exciting.
Well that’s my top 5 mods for a Mustang. I could go on for hours about my dream Mustang, just keep in mind those are only my top 5 modifications I would do. If I were a millionaire, first I’d buy the car itself (of course), then kit it out with 50 mods if I had to. Only until it’s perfect, inside and out.