Project BOSS 302 Revival: Introduction

by Mark Gearhart


Sometimes it’s a disgrace to let a vehicle perish. When crashed beyond their means, some vehicles can cost more than it’s worth to provide a second chance at life. After seeing a 2013 BOSS 302 that was destined to be parted out and discarded, we knew this one couldn’t be left to the vultures. Meet MotoIQ’s latest project vehicle, Boss 302Revival.


Blunt force trauma to the passenger side sheet metal wasn’t pretty but the frame was straight on our BOSS 302.

This two owner 2013 BOSS 302 has been driven more frequently than others with over 60,000 miles on the clock. Some mild modifications includes a fully built rear suspension with a Watts Link and lowering springs. The previous owner slid it off the road and through a fence during a rain storm. The BOSS 302 was purchased from the shop that primarily serviced it where the powertrain and seats were removed for a Pro-Touring second gen Mustang build. This is the condition where we acquired it.


Outside of the driver and passenger Recaros, the interior was complete. This BOSS is also missing an engine and transmission. Unfortunately as well, the transplant was hastily removed, received with cut water lines, electrical connectors, and missing hardware.


If the bumpers weren’t ripped clean off, it would look like any ordinary BOSS!

Assured there wasn’t any frame damage, we picked the BOSS up for a good price and shipped it down to SoCal. As promised there wasn’t detrimental damage other than some minor bending of the core support near the headlight area. The off-roading mishap had ripped off the front and rear bumpers, damaged all the passenger side sheet metal, and busted out both lights.


Just like the front of the ‘Stang, a broken passenger side light and missing bumper.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:12 AM
Sounds like it'll be a beast.

PS: It's "perish"
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:50 PM
Nice to see you taking this on, these cars deserve it. Too bad about the engine being gone. How about a Ford Performance Aluminator with a Boss intake? Not a fan of boosted Boss. Good call on the Tremec, boosted or not it's a good call.
Mike Kojima
Mike Kojimalink
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:29 PM
Hap did you see our Project GT Mustang? It is basically an aluminator with better rods and slightly bigger cams.

Dusty Duster
Dusty Dusterlink
Friday, January 19, 2018 12:38 PM
And the grey one set up for Autocross:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:38 AM
Awesome Project. Question about the tire size choice though. What is the wheel width of that Forgeline and how are you fitting it? Because a 295 18" R888R has an 11.4" tread width, and I remember an article you guys had about "performance oriented" tire choices and mentioned that the tread width should be equal or 0.5" less than the wheel width, yet (speaking from my own mustang) an 11" wide wheel can only fit the front of an S197 wheel well with a significant spacer. So even with the maximum wheel width allowable, you're still approx. 0.5" too wide with a 295. Is it because it's an R-comp that makes it an exception?
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