The only thing I would caution is you will need to revise your suspension setup for the added weight (15" vs 17" or 18"). the added unsuspended weight will make the springs too light and blow through the stroke of the shocks giving a crappy ride.
I went from 16" to 17" and it isn't too bad but the wheels definitely weigh more. There are still plenty of options in wheel sizes on the 17's. I went with the square look of 17 x 8.5 with 235/50R17 on all 4.
Started experimenting with the interior color combo a little. As I mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of red interior ... or at least not a full on red on red on red. I do want to keep some of the stock-ness of the interior though, so here's what I'm toying with:
-Stock dash - Raven on top, Canyon Red below -Upgrading to the high series door panels - messing with these now, thinking of going Raven as the base and then mixing in Canyon Red pieces (started with the inserts) -Switch out to a Raven carpet -Add a Canyon Red center console -Keep the stock Canyon Red seats
I like the color combo (a lot) but having trouble imagining the seats being one color (either). Are you painting the trim pieces or they original color? Would dying/paint the seats a combination be an option? I believe the raven seats were originally two tone so something similar?
May 9th Hershey Park is something I could do. I've been wanting to go to the Ford's at Carlisle and Foxtoberfast for a few years now. This event I could get the family to go too since they like the park at Hershey. Maybe a side trip to Lancaster too.
One other option on the rear shocks is to get a set of Chuck's brackets that allows you to use Mustang shocks so you have more options. From what i understand Chuck doesn't make them anymore but these guys have been making them off his design: https://tbirdcougarparts.com/