Walking in into a dealership and driving your brand new dream car off the lot is huge for any car guy. The more hard work you put into achieving your goal – the more enjoyable is the result, and this beautiful Mustang GT 5.0 that you see in the pictures was just that for the hero of our today’s feature Aaron Dzul.
Being a long-term car enthusiast, he is no stranger to Mustangs. Throughout the years he owned and modified various Mustang models and developed his own taste and vision. After acquiring his latest 2019 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 there was no way for this car to remain stock. Read the interview with Aaron to find out more about the background of this awesome build and view the full list of specs and mods.
How did you get into the muscle car scene?
– My first car was a 1994 Mustang V6 at the age of 18 and it needed a lot of work, so with the help of a mechanic friend we started working on it, and ever since that, I fell in love with cars, especially Mustangs. I’ve owned a 2003 GT that I had fixed up kind of like my 2019 5.0. My 3rd Mustang was a 2015 Ecoboost and I worked my way up to this 2019 5.0 that I was able to take off the lot brand new. I love the culture and the people you meet that share the same passion as you.
“I love the culture and the people you meet that share the same passion as you.”
Why did you choose a Ford Mustang GT?
– I always wanted a 5.0 but I never thought I would be able to afford one financially but I set it as a goal to myself and it was an accomplishment when I went to the dealer and drove off with it. Before I got the vehicle I had a vision of how I wanted to build one. The 3 main things were bags, wrap and boost. I worked really hard to be able to get it to where it is now.
What inspired you to choose this modification style?
– My inspiration came from seeing different people’s builds on Instagram and youtube. I wanted to stand out a little with the theme I went with.
What challenges did you face while putting it together?
– My main challenges were time and finances haha. I don’t have sponsorships for anything on the vehicle everything was paid for full price. My vehicle was hit twice during the 2 years of ownership so that was some setbacks and discouragements.
What do you love about your car?
– What I love about my car would have to be the bags lol. I had lowering springs and coilovers on this build and nothing beats the ride quality on bags and being able to pull up anywhere and just air it out to the ground.
Is it your daily or a weekend ride?
– My Stang is my daily and I currently have 23k miles on it. I love driving it and cars are meant to be driven and enjoyed. Even tho gas prices are ridiculous. It’s the smiles per gallon for me.
Do you take it to local car shows or a race track?
2019 Ford Mustang GT Specs
– I’m currently N/A with a 5.0 V8 tuned on E85 from Lund Racing. Running a Roush Cold Air intake and for exhaust, I have Corsa Xtreme Catback but I plan on boosting it soon.
– I’m running bag with the Airlift Performance 3p Kit and for transmission, I have the 10-speed auto.
– My wheel setup is by Forgestar D5 Drag Wheels. Front 18×9 +35ET on nitto NT555 G2 275/40/18 and rear is 18×11 +56ET on Nitto NT555 R2 305/40/18.
- 777 performance GT500 Bumper
- Custom headlights done by Manzaa automotive lighting along with the diode dynamics demon eye kit and their new fog lights
- Cervini 2.5″ Cobra R Cowl Hood
- Inozetek Chalk Grey wrap ( the work was done by my buddies from Wrap Planet)
- Ford Performance spoiler with gurney
- Vland Euro taillights
- MP Concepts LED side markers, third brake light and diffuser lights
- Drake Muscle decklid
- Street Aeros Diffuser
- Liquivinly side splitters
- MMD roof spoiler painted in gloss black to match my gloss black roof and black accents along the Stang.
– For interior mods, I have a carbon fiber steering wheel, Corbeau red bucket seats, and a rear seat delete kit from CM Components along with a harness bar and harnesses from Cipher Auto. I didn’t want to go too crazy with the interior lol.
– I upgraded my stock 4 piston calipers to 6 piston Brembo calipers and had them painted Brembo red.
What are your future plans about this car?
– My future plans are just to add a Vortech supercharger kit, that’s pretty much all I need and I think my build will be complete.
Anything else you would like to share about your car or about modifying cars in general?
– I think everyone has different visions and that’s what makes everyone’s build unique. Its a great feeling when you set a goal for yourself and you work until you accomplish it whether it be with your build or in life.
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Automotive journalist and technical writer with more than 10 years of experience. Specialized in aftermarket parts and performance modifications. Loves everything on four wheels and obsessed with modified muscle cars, both classic and modern.