The team at BMR Suspension have been extremely active in providing high-quality, functional, and American-made products for Mustangs for years. As time goes on, products continue to be developed as new Mustangs are launched to manufacture product for. The S550 is no exception, and over the course of the last five years BMR has been working hard to develop the components that road racers and drag racers are looking for.
To prove their mettle, so to speak, BMR picked up an S550 GT for development of their S550 their product line. Working with Palm Beach Dyno, they’re putting this car to the test to mimic the same sort of action that your typical drag racer would experience. Whether that be the way the car launches to how stable it is going down the dragstrip, it’s all about getting the reliability and set down to a science.
Breaking down the car itself, the hardware is rather impressive. Featuring a ported Cobra Jet intake manifold, a JLT cold-air induction kit, a VMP Performance monoblade throttle body and LTH 2-inch diameter headers, the car is certifiably breathing a lot better than it had when it left the factory. A quadrant of COMP Cams bumpsticks help, too.
A Circle D torque converter matched to a set of 4.09 gears help the car launch hard, while Aerospace Components brakes help bring the 3700-lb. Mustang to a halt in a hurry! A GForce driveshaft ads weight while dropping a few pounds from the driveline, and Weld RTS wheels sit at all four corners. Naturally, BMR’s entire S550 catalog has been utilized in this car, while paired with a set of coil-overs from Viking Performance.
Palm Beach also handled the E85 tuning, where the car cranked out a best of an ET at 10.32 at 134mph, at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The total package comes together remarkably well
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.