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Justin: Making Mustangs sound better, one
baffle at a time. Stephanie: All right guys, I don’t know if
I’m supposed to do this or not, but. Hey guys, Stephanie and Justin from americanmuscle.com,
here kicking off a new season of Hot Lap with you. Now, we do have a lot of great content coming
up in this episode. I finally got to start building my own personal
car and I’m really excited to show you guys that. Justin: But first, we recently took a trip
out to California to visit our friends at Flowmaster. Put together an Outlaw muffler, I didn’t burn
myself on the welder so all is good. Check it out. Now, few companies have really embodied the
car culture and hot rodding culture like Flowmaster has over the last four decades, so we’re here
at Flowmaster in beautiful Sacramento, California. Here with my buddy, Alex Ortega, the VP of
sales for Flowmaster and Alex, I hear we have a fun day ahead of us, man. Alex Ortega: Absolutely, Justin. Today, you know, we’re going to see where
the magic all happens and hopefully check out some cool new products that we’ve got
in the works. Justin: That sounds really awesome, man.

Well, a fun day. Let’s get to it. What do you say? Alex Ortega: Let’s do it. Justin: All right, Alex. So obviously we’re entering. The production facility is here. Man, it’s loud. I can’t wait to check everything out, but
for the very few people that haven’t really heard what Flowmaster is all about or heard
about your systems, can you just tell those people what Flowmaster is all about? Alex Ortega: Absolutely, Justin. Flowmaster specializes in aftermarket performance
exhaust products. Back in 1983 when Ray Flugger first founded
the company, he said, "I need to find a solution for all the Northern California tracks that
are presently shut down due to excessive noise limits." And what that caused and triggered is basically
the development of a new and exciting muffler that nobody had seen before. Justin: Fast forward a few years, the 2015
and up Mustang, the Outlaw systems, we can’t keep them in stock, man. People are loving these things and I’m excited
to say that we might be able to see these Flowmaster Outlaw series systems come to life
today. Alex Ortega: Absolutely. Justin: Let’s go check out the magic. Alex Ortega: Yeah, let’s do it, man. Justin: All right. Alex Ortega: All right. Justin: All right, Alex. I understand you’re gonna hand me off, brother. Alex Ortega: That’s right, Justin. Over here, we’re entering our production support
area and I’m gonna hand you off to Brian Wrathall. Justin: Brian, how you doing? Brian: Pretty good. Nice to meet you. Alex Ortega: Brian is our production manager
here at Flowmaster and he’s gonna walk you through the whole process on how a Flowmaster
comes to life. Justin: Sounds good, man. I know we’ll see you later, all right? Alex Ortega: That’s right, my man. Justin: Thanks, Alex. Alex Ortega: All right, right on. Justin: Let’s do it. Justin: Well, Brian, it looks like we have
some automation or some robotics going on over here. What’s this thing all about, man? Brian: We took a robotic arm and what it’s
doing is it’s flaring all the inlets to the muffler tubes, and we do two and a quarter,
two and a half and three-inch tubing. So the robot will pick up the tubing, put
it into the flare press, and it’ll actually flare the product and then photograph the
product. From there, it’ll tell if it’s nominal sized,
if we have any cracks or fissures in our material. If it’s bad, it’ll reject it into the bin. If it’s good, it goes into the "good" bin. Justin: How about that? That is pretty cool. You can see like a little x-ray right there
and it refreshes every time you get a fresh flare. Brian: He does have a name. We call him Mr. Robot. Justin: Mr. Robot, I heard that was very important
for the young lady that works this machine. Brian: That’s right. Justin: We don’t wanna mess that up, so we
got to see some Outlaws coming together right next door, right? Brian: Well, I’m gonna take you to show you
how they cut the cases down. It’s a four-inch case with an 8/17 and 5/42
kit on that Mustang. Justin: Cool, let’s do it. All right. Brian: This is where we’re cutting the tubing
for the Outlaw cases. It’s a manual process, four-inch tubing.

We do this on this machine because it’s such
a large tubing, four-inch.

From here, it’ll go over to the robotic area. I’m gonna show you where they bend all the
cases for every muffler in the plant. Justin: Four-inch piece of tubing, so this
is an Outlaw case coming to life. Brian: That’s an Outlaw case. Justin: How about it? There you go, guys. That’s how your Outlaw starts out, and we’ll
show you how it gets a little further. Brian: Exactly. Justin: All right. Well, Brian, we’re walking along here and
it seems like we’re coming up on our next step. This is where everything is gonna get wrapped,
right? Brian: Right, this is the case area, parts
department. It’s where every muffler begins its life. We do the embossing, the bending and the tacking
all in one area. All these employees are trained in this here. We can rotate them through. This is the embossing machine right here,
and it lips Flowmaster into the product, go to the bender and then down to the automated
case packing area. Justin: Wow, that’s pretty cool. So the bending is actually done by a machine
here, right? To wrap it around, I guess? Brian: Correct, employee will put it in and
it has a backstop. It’ll bend it and then it’ll go and get tack
welded. Justin: Unless you have a really strong guy
like yourself or myself, we could just bend those things all day. Brian: All day long. Justin: And then somebody’s tacking it down
on that end. Brian: Exactly. Justin: So at that point, then you’re left
with basically an empty shell. Brian: A shell. Justin: What happens from there? Brian: From the shell, it goes into the robotics
department and they put all the baffles in and they’ll weld it up. Justin: Well, let’s go check out some cool
machines, man. I wanna see some welding. This is where sparks get made, right? Brian: Yep. Justin: Let’s go do that. Brian: Well, here’s a robotic cell and they
have you operate a robotic cell making an Outlaw primary. This is gonna go into that Mustang kit. Yang is gonna show you how to run it then
we can turn it over to you. Justin: Get some gloves, yeah. All right, I’m official. Brian: Safety first. Justin: All right. Absolutely, safety first. We’ve got our glasses on. We’ve got our gloves. Time to start welding, right? Brian: What is does is you’ll install the
baffles and it’ll go to a set welding perimeter, and then each part will step all the way up
and then we’ll just follow your lead. Justin: Okay, that’s really cool. All right, let’s do it. So, red button first, and then our green. There we go, I’m officially a pro. And so right now, the robotics is just gonna
take over, weld that baffle into place? Brian: Correct, it’ll take over. It tilts back, welds to the set perimeter,
set depth. At the end, you’ll inspect your weld for quality. Inspect every part all the way up. We also have QA at the end of the line and
inspect everything, also. Justin: So the first step is done, now I grab
another one and just keep on trucking, huh? Let’s do it. Making Mustang sound better, one baffle at
a time. Hit the green button again. Now, while this guy is going, I think it’s
an interesting thing to point out, too, is that you guys don’t use like any internal
packing, per se, right? With Flowmaster mufflers, it’s all just metal
baffling? Brian: It’s all baffle. Each large family is designed with a different
sound. Justin: So let me check my welds here. Yeah, looks about as good as my welds at home. So from here, at this point, it’s got to get
capped, correct? Brian: Correct. Justin: So why don’t we hand over production
here to Yang. We’ll let him keep trucking along and maybe
we’ll go check out some caps. Brian: We will. We’ve got rolling I think some. Justin: Let’s do it. Brian: Welcome to welding. This is the welding department. What they’re gonna do is install the end cap
for that Outlaw body, and he’s gonna tack weld them. From there, they’ll go over to the finish
welder. He’ll finish welding the body of the muffler
and from there, we’ll go and get a pipe hanger and all the tips put on. Justin: Pipe hanger and then paint, and then
we’re rocking and rolling. Brian: We’re locking and rolling, ready for
customer. Brian: All right, man. This person behind us is gonna do the assembly. Justin: All right, this is what I like to
read, is this guy working. Brian: This is the finish part. Justin: All right. Obviously, we have a lot of robotics going
on here at Flowmaster, but you can’t replace the good old-fashioned human labor, right? Brian: Yeah, they can’t get into the angles
he can weld. He can also control the flow, and then gap. This is the final stage of the painting process
for the mufflers. This is paint and packaging department. Behind you, you’ve got heat tunnels, paint
booth, and the operators are painting 42 of these mufflers right now. Unfortunately, the Outlaw is still being welded. So when they’re done, they’ll come over here
and get the finished process. This is a heat tunnel that runs on natural
gas, just like your house. Justin: Okay, pretty cool. It’s like a roller coaster, huh? Brian: Like a giant roller coaster inside. The mufflers get preheated to a determined
temperature of 98 degrees. Once they come back out, they’ll get painted. The paint dries and then they go right into
the boxing and the labeling process. Justin: Let’s go check out the final stage. Brian: Fantastic. Justin: All right. Well, Brian, we’re built, we’re painted, we’re
in the final stage of production here, which is your packaging, correct? Brian: Right, that’s ready to go. Axle back kit comes with all the hardware,
the instructions. They’ll put it on your vehicle, make it sound
awesome. Justin: In order to sound awesome, we have
to hear these things. Alex just so happens to have a set installed
on his 2015 GT outside, so I think it’s time to go hear some sweet, sweet music of the
Outlaws. I can’t thank you enough. Brian, thanks for your time. Brian: You welcome for the tour. Justin: I had a blast. Thanks for letting me stuff a few of these
things. Now, take it outside and maybe have a beer
later, huh? Brian: Sounds good, all right. Justin: Well, the Outlaw is definitely a screamer,
man. A five out of five on the "wake the neighbors"
scale, every time. Appreciate the tour. It was a lot of fun, but I know we’re not
quite done. One more thing you have to show us, something
new and exciting for the brand, right? Alex Ortega: Absolutely, Justin. Let’s go check it out, man. You’re gonna dig it. All right, Justin, so I’m gonna take you to
go see something very special, one of our new developments for 2017. And I’ve got one of my head engineers here
working on it at the moment. His name is Alex, coincidentally. Justin: Nice. Alex Ortega: Alex, how you doing today, buddy? Alex Perry: I’m good. How about you? Justin: What’s going on, dude? How are you? All right, so talk to me a little bit more
about what you guys are working on here, and what is this thing called? Alex Perry: So right here, we have the Flowmaster
Delta Boost Performance Tuner. It simply plugs into your boost pressure sensor
and it’ll turn up your boost between three and four psi, depending on your desire, as
well as we have a minus-four psi valet mode. If you give it to your kids or valet. Justin: But how does it account for it, like
fuel-wise? Because I know a lot of times with the old-school
stuff, if you had boost, a lot of times you’ve got to add more fuel. Is that the case with this? Alex Perry: Exactly, so the factory computer
will turn up fuel pressure as well as maintain proper mixture, so you’ll have a proper running
car and prevent yourself from blowing your car up. Justin: All right, good deal. So does this act like a tuner itself where
you plug it into the OBD-2? Alex Perry: It actually plugs in right to
the boost pressure sensor, right next to the intercooler on the EcoBoost Mustang. Justin: Plug and play, man. Alex Perry: Plug and play. Justin: In addition to that, is there like
a knob that you’ve got to use or something like that? How does it all work? Alex Perry: So what we have is a smart phone
app, Bluetooth, you can download on the Apple Store or the Google Android Store. Basically, you have four settings. You can turn between valet mode, standard
mode, plus-three psi and four psi mode. Justin: I understand you might even have a
car on the Dynos so that you can see this thing in action, is that the case? Alex Ortega: Absolutely, Justin. We actually have an EcoBoost mustang in-house,
so I want to check out the numbers myself as well. Justin: Let’s do it. Again, you don’t have to go through crazy,
right? I mean, it just simply plugs into the boost
solenoid with the Mustang? Alex Perry: Exactly, so it just plugs into
the boost pressure sensor next to the intercooler. The easiest way to access it is through the
driver’s side front wheel arch. So what you do is just undo the five clips,
pull back the splash guard, and simply reach your hand in there and you can quickly install
it. Justin: That’s awesome, man. You don’t even really need a lift for this
thing it looks like, huh? Alex Perry: Exactly. Justin: Temperature is right around 50 degrees
out here in Western California, and with a few more pounds of boost with the Delta module
installed, let’s see if we can increase those numbers. Well, Alex, it looks like we just got done
making a few pools here with the Delta boost installed. Again, baseline numbers with this thing, auto
EcoBoost, 256 horsepower, about 316 pound feet of torque. What are we looking at now with the module
installed? Alex Perry: So, with the four pounds of boost
setting that we have, we peaked out at 272 horsepower. It’s a gain of 16, as well as 366 foot pounds
of torque, which is a gain of nearly 50 foot pounds of torque. Justin: Big peak gains, of course, but that
only tells part of the story here. The curved gains, usually with these EcoBoost-powered
cars, is pretty astonishing. Same thing goes here with the Delta boost,
correct? Alex Perry: Correct, so from approximately
2,000 RPMs onward, you have a gain of anywhere from 20 horsepower to a peak horsepower gain
of 39 horsepower at 3,600 RPM. Justin: Yeah, man, all this real estate underneath
the two numbers here are the two lines. That’s what you want to see because you know
the car is making big power than it did over the baseline numbers. Well, very cool, and a big question I think
a lot of times people have with something like this is, "Can I stack it or combine it
with a canned or custom tune?" Alex Perry: So, this Flowmaster Performance
Delta Tuner is fully stackable with anybody else’s product. You can turn up their boost three more, four
more pounds of boost wherever you want. Justin: Or dumb it down if you want to give
it to the valet or the son or daughter for the weekend, right? Alex Perry: Exactly. Justin: There you go, I think that’s awesome. Well again, Alex, I can’t thank you enough,
man. It was an awesome tour at Flowmaster. Alex Ortega: Thank you. Justin: Fun day here. Thanks for making us feel like family and
for showing us around the joint. Alex Ortega: Right on, Justin. Justin: Appreciate it, and if you guys want
to check out more Flowmaster goodies, you can, right here at americanmuscle.com. Stephanie: Hey guys, so this episode’s product
break features the Raxiom’s Vector taillights for ’05 to ’09 Mustangs. Now, you guys do have a couple different choices
in styles because these come either smoked or non-smoked, with both white and red diffusers. If you guys are interested, you can always
head over to the site and check them out more for yourselves. But there is a little something that I want
to show you guys first that I’ve been working on recently. I’m here in the shop today with my own personal
2017 GT. Now, for those of you guys that don’t know,
I got this car back in July and I told you I was gonna build it and I told you I was
gonna make it a bad bitch. I’m gonna make this car a bad bitch. Now, as this car sits right now, it is the
furthest thing from what I consider a bad bitch. It’s actually still completely stock, but
I do have a whole big build plan for this car. I have a lot that’s gonna go into it. Obviously I’m gonna be doing a lot of suspension
and handling improvements and upgrades, some drivetrain improvements as well. There’s a lot of appearance stuff that’s gonna
happen to this car, and I have to do a lot of power mods if I want to live up and back
up that name that I’ve given this car already, and you guys can be sure that I’m definitely
gonna do that. Either way, today what we’re gonna be tackling
is some of the suspension upgrades that I just mentioned, and we’re also finally getting
rid of the stock exhaust, which I’m so stoked about because I’m pretty tired of this car
being as quiet as it is. Either way, there’s a lot that we have planned
for this car, a lot that I have planned for this car. It’s not gonna happen all at one time so you
guys, keep your eyes open over the next few episodes but in the meantime, let’s get started
on what we have here today. So, jumping right into this, some of the things
I’m most excited about with the car here today are actually underneath the car. So I like this car a lot, but I knew that
I had to get rid of the stock exhaust. I knew I was looking at getting an aftermarket
cat-back. Now, while we had the exhaust dropped and
we had some other parts out of the way, I figure why not throw a DSS carbon fiber one-piece
driveshaft on the car while we’re at it? I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t necessarily
need this driveshaft right now, but I will need it later on so in the meantime, I get
to enjoy a stick one-piece driveshaft. Getting back to the cat-back though, this
is a Kook’s cat-back with an x-pipe, and I wanted this cat-back because I think it produces
one of the best sounds for an S550. I’ve heard hundreds of aftermarket exhausts
on S550s lately, but I have to tell you this one is a little bit different because it is
my own personal car. Take a listen, guys, and hear how it sounds. So, another big thing we’re doing here today
is I’m actually getting rid of the stick shifter and we’re currently installing the Barton
Hybrid 3 Shifter. I’m pretty stoked about this. This thing is actually really bad ass. There are actually two different ways you
can mount this shifter. You can mount directly to the body or you
can mount directly to the trans. I want this mounted directly to the trans
so that when my transmission moves, and my shifter and everything stays together as one
piece, I think it’s gonna make a big difference and I can’t wait to test it out. So the guys just finished up installing my
new Barton shifter and they topped it off with a GT 350 shift knob, and I have to say,
it looks great in the car and the shifter feels great. I can’t wait to drive this thing. But before I do, there’s still a couple other
things that I wanted to show you guys outside the car. So there is one more thing that I wanted to
do to this car here today guys, and that’s the suspension. I can tell you right now that originally I
had planned on doing a full coil-over setup on this car but a couple months back, we did
a build on a customer’s car where we added air-lift suspension. The second I drove that car, I knew that’s
what I had to do to mine. I need this. I need this. I need air ride. So here it is installed on my own personal
car. This is Air Lift’s Digital V2 Kit, which means
that everything is digitally controlled. It’s a really nice kit, guys, and it’s gonna
do a lot for me in terms of both handling performance and in the looks and styling categories
as well. So I do have a duel compressor setup run on
this car, but that’s because there is a big five-gallon storage tank back there and the
dual compressor is just gonna fill it up so much faster and easier than a single compressor
would. And while we were in there in the suspension,
I wanted to add some vertical links to the rear and some adjustable rear toe links as
well. And to finish everything off, we added Whiteline’s
front and rear adjustable sway bars. All right, so I’m finishing up the install
on my rear sway bar here with a Whiteline adjustable end link, and I’ll tell you guys
right now, these end links are installed the opposite way because Air Lift recommends it. They recommend it so you won’t have any clearance
issues with your bag or your top mount when you’re aired out. So I couldn’t really bag the car without a
set of wheels, so I picked up a set of Race Star’s Dark Star wheels and I wrapped them
in Mickey Thompson tires. Now that everything is installed, we can actually
get to the fun part and take this thing out on the street. The first thing that I noticed right away
is actually the shifter. I loved the shifter the second I took it out
of the box and saw it on the table, and I couldn’t wait to get this thing installed. I was super stoked on it and I can tell you
right now that it’s a night and day difference. It’s extremely tight, but it’s not tight in
a bad or a binding way. It does have the 25% reduction in throw, but
it feels a lot shorter. So 25% doesn’t really sound like a lot, but
it makes for a huge difference in the driving experience and I like it. I think it’s perfect because it doesn’t make
the shifter notchy. It’s smooth and accurate and to be honest
with you, I feel like at this point in time, I feel like I couldn’t miss a gear with this
car. Now, I do have it mounted to the trans. It’s not mounted to the body at all so there
are some things that I’m noticing like a little bit more vibration in the handle and if I’m
lugging the car around in the low RPMs, like say I don’t want to downshift or something,
there is a lot more noise, but I knew that was gonna happen, and it’s not something that
bothers me at all. Yeah, I haven’t really beaten on this car. I haven’t done any red line shifts or anything
yet. I’m still getting used to everything at this
point, but I am very interested to see how it’s going to act when I have a lot more power
and torque. Right now, with everything the way it is with
my stock setup, I couldn’t be happier with this shifter. The second thing is my exhaust. I was really excited to get a cat-back on
this car because I couldn’t take the stock exhaust anymore. I’d be out cruising with my buddies and I
can hear their cars over mine, and that bothers me. So I finally got the cat-back on this car
and my first impression of the cat-back is inside the car, it’s awesome. I love it. It’s quiet. I mean, you can hear it, but there’s no drone,
none at all. And I have an x-pipe on this car, but the
note isn’t too raspy. I feel like it’s a perfect balance between
being loud enough and raspy, and it sounds mean but it’s not overbearing. It’s not too loud. I don’t think it’s gonna get me in trouble. It’s quiet if I want it to be. If I’m passing a cop, I can just throw it
in a higher gear. I can just cruise right by, but it sounds
great when I open it up. The exhaust note paired with this shifter
just makes me want to grab gears all day long. After that, the air-lift suspension. I told you guys, I did drive a customer car
with the air lift installed, and I knew right then and there that I had to put it on my
car. There was no other option. I put the air lift on it for things other
than just styling and looking cool and being able to dump the car. I wanted performance both in the straight
line and on the street. I haven’t really thrown it into any turns
or anything like that, but I can feel the difference in the sway bars. I can feel the difference already with the
vertical links and the adjustable toe links in the rear, and I know that this car is actually
gonna handle. Nothing beats the ride quality of a car on
bags. It rides like a dream. I thought it rode good from stock and was
comfortable from stock, but I feel like if I didn’t tell anybody that this car was bagged
and someone didn’t know better and they got in the car, they wouldn’t even notice. They’d feel like it’s a stock car and I love
that. In what other world can you get the performance
of the air-lift suspension while doing other suspension components that are tightening
things up and giving you more NVH, but still maintaining such a good ride quality that’s
actually better than stock? In what world? You can’t. I have the V2 kit, so it’s all digitally controlled
through the V2 controller that I have tucked in over here on the side. There’s that noise. Did you guys hear it? You get a little bit of that noise, but it
doesn’t bother me at all. I wanted to see if you guys could actually
hear it. I don’t know if you can or not. The controller has room for eight presets. I have a couple presets set, but my thing
is I like manual because I’m familiar with this kit, I know how I want my car to look. I kind of want to experiment with it a little
bit because it is my car, and as I’m driving around, I can change things. Preset mode is pretty cool, though, and you
can literally have your car.you can be parked aired out with your car off. You can turn your car on and it will automatically
air up to your driving preset. It’s just awesome to have such a versatile
system. So, when I bagged the car, I knew that the
big decision was actually going to be the wheels, and what was I gonna do with the wheels? I did decide to do two different setups. I have a drive setup and then I have a street
setup, but I’m still keeping the rear wheels the same, no matter what setup I’m going with. So I’ve got a little bubble Mickey Thompson
on the back, and I’ll just do a wider set of the Race Stars in the front for daily driving. There’s just something about a car on bags
with a bubble out back on a set of Dark Stars that looks good. I’m a really picky person when it comes to
mods and when it comes to building my own cars, and all of these parts are fully functional. There’s nothing on here that’s on here just
to look good. All right, guys, I don’t know if I’m supposed
to do this or not, but I don’t really have many pictures of my car. I’m literally gonna stop right now. I’m gonna air this thing out. I’m gonna take a picture real quick. Laid out. Justin: Well, New Year means new Mustang News
and as you might imagine, it all revolves around the 2018 Mustang and the 2018 GT 350. Now, in the last installment of Mustang News,
we told you about some of the early rumors that we heard about, including the refresh
for both the front and rear end, along with that 10-speed automatic transmission, but
we have learned a lot since then. First up, it seems like the V6 may be finally
making its exit from the Mustang here, which is pretty crazy when you think about it. Now, this news does come to us from our friends
over at mustang6g.com, who have learned that the body type or body code for the 2018 V6
Mustang keeps coming up as invalid or unavailable in Ford’s system, whereas the body type or
body code for the GT and EcoBoost both show as available. Now, this is kind of no surprise, really,
with the Ford EcoBoost platform kind of taking over, or poised to take over, for the more
affordable engine option in the Mustang. But nevertheless, a quick moment of silence
for all my 3-7 owners out there. All right, on to happier news here with the
2018 Mustang and something that’s everyone’s favorite topic, exhaust. Now, in the last installment of Mustang News,
we told you about the standard S550 GT running around Dearborn with a quad-tip exhaust system. Well, the rumors I’m hearing about point to
that being an option on the next generation S550 GT, and it will be an active exhaust
system, giving the driver the ability to control the volume and the tone of the exhaust, much
like the GT 350 which is very cool. Another part that might be trickling down
from the GT 350 is the very awesome and very capable Magna Ride Suspension, and of course,
those dampers to both the GT and maybe even the EcoBoost platform. Now, no word on whether or not this will be
a performance pack or a different option entirely, but this is news that should excite everyone
because as someone who has driven an R with this suspension, I can tell you it’s gonna
be a fantastic addition to the next generation S550. Speaking of that GT 350, will it be around
for 2018 or will it be extinct much like the beloved color, grabber blue? Well, yes, grabber blue is going away for
2018, but no, the GT 350 is not. It will be back for 2018 according to some
leaked photos from the Ford dealer screens showing that the enrollment plan for dealers
is now open for the 2018 model year Shelby GT 350. Great news for prospective buyers out there
who might not have been able to get their hands on one, maybe bad news for current GT
350 owners who are hoping for more of a limited run, just for value sake. Looking closely at that dealer announcement,
it showed that that GT 350 will be back for 2018, but with no exterior changes, minus
a few color additions, including lead foot gray and orange fury. Two interesting new colors and the return
of Kona blue for the first time in a little while. These should be a welcome addition to a lot
of Mustang fans out there. And of course, we already told you grabber
blue is making its exit here for 2018. That color only ran for one year in 2017. So, wait. If the 2018 GT 350 isn’t receiving any exterior
changes, what about the 2018? Is it still gonna get that refresh? Well, if I’m a betting man, and I am, I’m
still gonna bet yes because I think Ford is gonna do something similar to the ’11 to ’12
to ’13 and ’14 Mustangs where they made it resemble more of the GT 500. I’m thinking in 2018, Ford might do something
similar, make the standard EcoBoost and GT resemble more of the GT 350. At least I hope because I think that would
be awesome, or I might just be completely wrong and the 2018 Mustang will look nothing
like the Shelby GT 350. Either way, time will tell on this rumor. Either way, one good thing to hopefully come
from another year of the GT 350 is that maybe dealers will ease up on some of these ridiculous
markups, seeing as though the car won’t be as rare as previously thought. Time will tell there, but either way guys,
we cannot wait to see the next generation of the S550 Mustangs, so keep it locked to
our blog at americanmuscle.com or here at Hot Lap for future updates. Stephanie: That’s gonna do it for this episode
of Hot Lap. I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the first few
mods of my build. I know I definitely enjoy my car right now,
but keep your eyes peeled because I am far from being done. I still have a lot more to do to that car
so if you want to keep up on my build, just make sure you keep reading episodes of Hot
Lap. Justin: We also hope you enjoyed the tour
of Flowmaster. We had a great time there. Thanks to the guys for showing us around,
giving us a tour of the joint. We’ve got more vendor tours coming your way
for 2017. It’s gonna be a good year here for sure for
us. So for all things Mustang, keep it right here
at americanmuscle.com.

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