Passion: Marylene Maheux’s 2007 Ford Mustang

Photography by Jonathan Gauthier


Marylene Maheux and her husband are both fans of Ford’s iconic Mustang. When an opportunity came up for Maheux to pick up this 2007 Mustang in Grabber Orange, one of only 510 made in North America, she didn’t hesitate for a second. The car’s promised balance of longevity and sexy curb appeal had sold her the moment she found out.

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Growing up, Maheux spent many of her teen years in a wheelchair because of a hip surgery, and she says the only thing that kept her going through the hard times was working with her dad on cars and enjoying the car scene. Later down the line, she met her husband who was a mechanic and machinist, and they combined their passion to start building cars together.

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When Maheux brought home the Mustang, the original intention was to keep things mild, but it was only a matter of time before the influence of car shows and modified Mustangs took hold. “We cannot have a normal car,” she jokes. With four children it’s not always easy to find the time and money to modify a car, but they made it work.

Maheux says she wanted the look and feel of a racecar for the street, so a widebody kit and some American Racing wheels were in order. Their friend Martin helped out with the body work to get the fit and finish just right, and now the body kit is Maheux’s favorite modification!

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With 38% of the Popular Vote, the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at Hot Import Nights: Loudon, NH is Marylene Maheau with 2007 Ford Mustang!

ESSENTIALS

Owner: Marylene Maheux
Vehicle: 2007 Ford Mustang
Location: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Engine: Ford Cologne 4.0L V6
Horsepower: 325 whp
Torque: 350 lb-ft

SOCIAL
Facebook: Marylene Maheaux
Instagram: @mustanggirl6

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ENGINE

  • Dayco hoses
  • K&N air filter
  • JLP Performance air intake
  • Ford Racing (fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump)
  • NGK iridium IX spark plugs
  • Performance Distributors (distributor, ignition wires)
  • SCT chip program
  • Steeda underdrive pulley

EXHAUST

  • Pypes (dual exhaust, exhaust tips, cat, mounts)
  • Short BBK chrome headers

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DRIVETRAIN

  • Ford Performance 3.73 gears
  • Ford 8.8 gear axles
  • SR Performance one-piece driveshaft

WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES

  • American Racing VN215 Classic Torq Thrust II wheels – 18x10 +45 (f/r)
  • Michelin front tires – 245/50/18
  • Continental rear tires – 275/45/18

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CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • Monroe suspension setup
  • Eibach 1.6-inch drop springs
  • BMR strut tower brace

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EXTERIOR

  • Custom (Duraflex widebody, front bumper, rear bumper)
  • GT grille
  • Carbon Creations carbon fiber hood
  • Steeda wing
  • CLD LED headlights
  • 2010 Razor smoke taillights
  • Pirate (chrome billet fog bezels, chrome rear brake light contour, chrome side mirror cover)

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INTERIOR

  • Pirate (chrome shift knob, chrome door lock pocket, chrome window switch plate)
  • Tri-pods dash gauge pods
  • GT leather seats

AUDIO/MULTIMEDIA

  • Kenwood head unit
  • Pyramide 8-band EQ
  • Rockford Fosgate 800W P1 amplifier
  • Polk Audio 12-inch subwoofers (2)
  • Motomaster battery

SPONSORS

  • Autoglym Canada, Les Carosseries Technipro, Car Lighting District, Dynamique Auto Sound, ProspectAutomotive, Vinylefx

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