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Brian's 2004 Saleen S281 SC #360
aka Yellow360

To begin this story I have to go back to June 2005 it was my 17th wedding anniversary and I was having dinner with my wife. She started telling me she wanted another new car. At which point I told her I was tired of driving around a kids truck (Chevy S10)

It was at that point when she laid it out there for me, she told me she reserved a Saleen Mustang as a gift for me. We went straight from dinner to the Saleen facility in Irvine. That’s when the Screaming Yellow Saleen picked me out. I should also mention that my wife put a little caveat on the deal. I had to quit smoking and if I started up she would sell the car. So far so good.

About the car, we got it brand new directly from Saleen. It’s a S281 SC, that we picked up in mid August of 05. Saleen added a Supercharger to it in December 05, the SC was ported, polished and tweaked at Saleen; by one of the S-7 engineers (a friend)…it puts out just under 10lbs of boost with the stock pulley. The list of upgrades is pretty short but here it is.

Engine Modifications

Saleen series IV intercooled supercharger (Whipple)
Saleen air-to-water intercooler
Saleen forged steel crankshaft
Saleen “Power Flash” computer w/ 6500 redline
90mm mass-air sensor
42lb injectors
Dragon 75mm throttle body
Team Breed custom aluminum valve covers (custom paint finish)

Racecraft Suspension

Saleen Racecraft progressive rate front/rear coil springs
Saleen Racecraft N2 (nitrogen) gas shocks/struts
Saleen Racecraft 1.38” front and .94” rear sway bars
Saleen Racecraft lower control arms
Saleen Racecraft caster/camber plates
Saleen 18x9 fronts and 18x10 rear chrome alloy wheels
Pirelli PZero Roso 265/35ZR18 (front), 295/35/ZR18 (rear) tires

Performance Enhancements

Saleen premium 14” brake system (Brembo)
Saleen exclusive maxgrip 8.8 differential w/3.27 gears
Saleen billet aluminum differential cover
Saleen shirt throw shifter
Brembo slotted rear rotors
JLT cold air intake
AFCO pro-series heat exchanger
Optima deep cycle yellow top battery
ZEX EFI N2O wet system
ZEX remote bottle opener
ZEX dual outlet purge kit
ZEX blow-down tube
RPI billet nitrous bottle bracket
RPI nitrous line wrench
Meizeir electric waterpump
Pi-thon hose clamps
Kenny Bell boost-a-pump
Canton aluminum radiator coolant tank
Canton aluminum powersteering tank
Chicane Motorsports supercharger coolant tank
Magnaflow X-pipe with flow through CAT’s

Styling & Interior

Saleen white faced 200MPH speedometer
Saleen tachometer and gauge cluster
Saleen leather wrapped seats (front & rear)
Saleen dual gauge pod
Saleen boost & air-temp gauges
Saleen color matched door panel inserts
Saleen performance driving pedals
Saleen S281 carpet door inserts
Saleen polished scuff plates
Saleen custom trunk lid mat
Speed of Sound A-pillar gauge cluster
Rapture performance shift light
Autometer air-fuel gauge
Autometer nitrous pressure gauge
Stainless steel hood shocks
Carbon fiber shift knob
Carbon fiber emergency break handle
Carbon fiber interior trim pcs
Billet 8” shorty antenna
Windshield wiper deletes
Misc. aluminum fluid caps

 

 

 



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