With the lowered stance and front splitter, Gotta Have It Street already looked pretty aggressive. We just weren’t done. Now we’ve added a Roush Side Skirt and Rear Splitter.
Originally, we lowered Gotta Have It Street using an Eibach Pro-Street S Coil-Over Damper Kit. Next, we added a Roush Front Splitter to the car late last year, which started building the aggressive look. Our 2013 Mustang GT still looked unfinished, though, until we found these splitter kits. Inspired by the Roush 427R and other special edition Roush Mustangs, both of these Roush kits extend the aggressive look that we love on Gotta Have It Street the whole way around the car.
To get this look, we needed to install two splitter kits from Roush:
Roush provides everything needed for installation in the kit, including push pins for the side skirt and a drilling template for the rear splitter, plus any other hardware that you need. In this video, Bill walks you through the installation of both kits on Gotta Have It Street. For both kits, the process will only take about two hours and, outside of a drill, only require hand tools.
Once you watch the video, you’ll see the new Roush Side Skirt/Splitter Kit and the Roush Rear Side Splitter Kit working very well with the Roush Front Splitter that we had installed a few weeks ago. We think it really completes the aggressive look on our Mustang, and we can’t wait to get Gotta Have It Street out on the road more regularly once winter is over!
What do you think of these new Roush splitter kits on Gotta Have It Street?
The Roush Front Splitter for 2013 Mustangs adds race inspired styling and performance to any Mustang, making it the perfect addition for Gotta Have It Street!
While Gotta Have It Street isn’t our race car, the reduced drag and increased downforce provided by the Roush Front Splitter, plus the style it offers, is a perfect compromise for a street car that makes the occasional run down the track. The Roush Front Splitter also helps improve the car’s aerodynamics by improving the transition between the high-velocity airflow underneath your Mustang and the much slower freestream airflow of the ambient atmosphere. The front splitter works by providing a space for the underbody airflow to decelerate and expand so that it does not cause excessive flow separation and drag, which can be helpful no matter what the purpose of your 2013 V6/GT/Boss 302 Mustang.
Today, Bill shows you how this installation went on Gotta Have It Street. It will take a several hours, and does require some modifications to the factory splitter, as it becomes the base for the new Roush splitter. It is, however, a very straightforward process using the detailed factory instructions, and you should be back on the road in no time, with a more efficient and much nicer looking 2013 Mustang!
Special thanks to Roush Performance for supplying the parts!
Give your 2013 Mustang a fresh front end look with a new Upper Grille from Roush!
The Upper Grille from Roush adds a sleek styling element to your Mustang, much different from the honeycomb grille design that’s standard on the 2013 Mustang. The grille fits most 2013 trims, too, including the V6, GT, Boss 302 and California Special, though it does require removal of the fog lights, if your 2013 is so equipped. The Roush Upper Grille also allows for increased airflow to the radiator–over 40% better than with the stock grille–which will keep your Mustang cooler and much more able to hit those high speeds and quick times on the track!
In today’s video, Bill installs the Roush Upper Grille onto Gotta Have It Street. Watch the video as Bill shows you exactly how to do it on your 2013, taking only hand tools and a couple of hours work. Between the fresh look and the increased airflow, that will be two hours well spent!
Special thanks to Roush Performance for supplying the parts!
As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, the racing season is rapidly coming to a close. With this in mind, the Gotta Have Builds team wanted to make sure that they took Gotta Have It Race and Gotta Have It Street up to Beaver Springs at least one more time for some racing!
Rick and Tommy planned on leaving CJ Pony Parts at 5 p.m. on Friday and making the 1 hour, 15 minute trip up north for Beaver Springs Friday Night Street Racing. Bailey, from the sales team, decided to join the Gotta Have Builds team with his 4.6L 2V convertible GT. The typical Friday evening rush hour traffic made it a slow go until the team got further north, but they eventually arrived at Beaver Springs, though a bit later than they wanted. Thankfully, the tech inspector at Beaver Springs got everyone through and ready to race quickly.
Gotta Have It Race made the ride on the RaceStar wheels, M&H front runners and Mickey Thompson drag radials so the team didn’t have to worry about swapping the wheels at the track. Gotta Have It Street was going to race on the 19″ FRPP SVT Performance wheels and BFG KDW tires. Rick was driving Gotta Have It Race on Friday night and Tommy was piloting Gotta Have It Street.
Before the team left, Bill gave Rick some tips on the best way to get Gotta Have It Race launched: Start with a 2nd gear burnout until the tires start to slightly grip, then, at the line, get the RPMs up to around 5,000 and be quick with the clutch without dumping it. For his first pass, Rick was able to get the RPMs up to about 3500 before the light went green, and he was able to get a 1.82 60′ time. Unfortunately, the run was for naught, as he managed to miss the 3rd gear shift. Tommy and Gotta Have It Street made a good, clean pass and ran a 13.09 @ 108.63 MPH with a 2.00 60′ time.
Rick and Tommy both made two more passes during time trials, but neither made a clean pass. On Rick’s second run, he was too quick with the clutch and spun off of the line for a 2.04 60′ time to a 12.68 @ 114.72 MPH. On his third run, Gotta Have It Race rolled off of the line creating a red light. Tommy spun off of the line really badly on both of his passes.
At 9 p.m., the bracket racing started. Rick and Gotta Have It Race were in the Street Stick class, while Tommy was in Street Auto with Gotta Have It Street. Rick and Gotta Have It Race were first up and went with a 12.40 dial-in time. After a nice second gear burnout, Rick brought Gotta Have It Race to the line. Rick brought the RPMs up to 4000 and, once again, let the clutch out a little too quick, creating tire spin, leading to a 1.97 60′ time. The rest of the pass felt good, and Rick caught the Mustang in the other lane by the 1000′ line. Rick decided to stay in and try to get a good time. Gotta Have It Race went through the traps with a 12.33 @ 116.06 MPH for the best pass of the evening. However, the 12.33 was just below Rick’s 12.40 dial-in, meaning that his night was over.
Tommy and Gotta Have It Street were up next up, in the first round of the Street Auto class. Tommy cut a good .101 light and had a controlled 2.08 60′ time. He quickly caught up to the car in the other lane. Tommy crossed the line with a 13.01 on his 13.00 dial-in, almost dead on, but he had to get on the brakes hard keep from braking out. Tommy moved onto the next round. He adjusted his dial-in to a 12.80 for the next round. In the second round, Tommy matched his competitor’s reaction time with a .148 to a .144, but he was just barely beat to the finish line by .029 seconds. Tommy and Gotta Have It Street ran their best time, a 12.94 @ 106 MPH, but it wasn’t quite enough. With both cars knocked out of the brackets, the team was ready to head home. It was 10 p.m. and the temperature was down in the 30s.
The Gotta Have Builds team definitely loves their new 2013 5.0L Mustangs. They can easily go 12s on the drag strip (11s with a good driver), while comfortably making the more than an hour trip to and from the track. Each of the ‘go fast’ parts that the team has installed on the cars has allowed them to keep the cars reliable for everyday use. They have lasted a full season of racing and thousands of street miles, and we can’t wait to see how well they do in the future.
For this season, we have one more event scheduled: The 10th Annual Track Toys Racing ABM Nationals at Cecil County Dragway on November 10. We may pop up at a few other events, too, so keep your eyes open and watch our events page and our Facebook page!
We still have one last area on Gotta Have It Street that hasn’t seen any carbon fiber: The interior! That gets fixed today with Trufiber’s Carbon Fiber Door Sill Plates.
The pair of Door Sill Plates for Gotta Have It Street come from Trufiber’s TruCarbon line and give the interior a touch of the carbon fiber look that we’ve been installing throughout the car. Just like everything else we’ve installed from Trufiber on our Gotta Have Builds Mustangs, these door sill plates are constructed from real, infused carbon fiber with a show quality urethane automotive clear coat finish. They also fit every 2005-2013 Mustang and have an indent in them for owners who might like to keep the “Mustang” badge from the stock door sill plates.
Installation only takes a few minutes and uses the same hardware holding the factory door sill plates in. Rick walks you through it using Gotta Have It Street in today’s installation video.
Special thanks to Trufiber for the parts!