Camp Steeda 2009 Registration is Now Open!

Camp Steeda 2009

Well, it’s that time again, folks: road racing season. Better yet, there’s the opportunity to get in your Ford Mustang and rip up 3.7 miles of track at Sebring International Raceway in May. Registration for 2009 Camp Steeda is now open and the event is set for May 22nd – 24th. Steeda Autosports is hosting the event & the SVTOA (Special Vehicle Team Owners Association) is co-sponsoring, so participants are completely assured they’ll have a blast the whole weekend at this educational and entertaining track event. Classroom clinics, great people, and of course, copious amounts of track time are going to make this year’s event one to remember. Keep reading to get the official details related to registration for this one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang gathering! Continue Reading →

Mustang Enthusiast Magazine – April 2009

Mustang Enthusiast Magazine

A while back, we told you about a hot Ford Mustang magazine that is quite unique: it’s packed with Mustang eye candy, is available online for all, and most notably, it’s free.  The writers & editors behind Mustang Enthusiast have just released their April 2009 edition and as expected, it’s packed full of several great articles and images. Keep reading to get a preview of what’s inside or you can head straight for the magazine here. Continue Reading →

NXT Generation Debuts Battery Tray & Master Cylinder Cover

2005-2009 Ford Mustang Battery Tray & Master Cylinder Cover Kit

Just like we told you in a recent Ford Mustang aftermarket announcement, the parts offerings continue to stack up and key players are always emerging with something slick to drop a coin upon.  A few weeks ago, NXT Generation debuted their new 2005-2009 Ford Mustang Battery Tray & Master Cylinder Cover Kit.  It’s made of the same black textured plastic as the factory cowl panel and radiator cover and the pieces bring a clean, finished look to both V6 and V8 Mustangs.  Keep going to get a better look at the product or you can head to www.calponycars.com to check out more information on this latest offering from NXT.

NewTakeOff Announces Dual Exhaust for V6 Ford Mustang

NewTakeOff Dual Exhaust for the V6 Ford Mustang

UPDATE – 4/22/09:  Sale pricing ended March 31, 2009.

The aftermarket for the Ford Mustang continues to persevere and remain strong as ever, despite some economic uncertainty.  Key players, such as NewTakeOff.com, keep everyone in the [after]marketplace pleased with the most popular of pieces for their pony cars.  One of the latest in the NewTakeOff portfolio is the 2005 – 2009 V6 Ford Mustang 2.5″ True Dual Cat-Bback with an X-pipe.  Their partnership with Pypes Performance Exhaust has resulted in this tailor-made exhaust system for the late model V6 Mustang owner looking for upgraded performance and the looks of the GT at a sweet low price.  Keep reading to get the specs & pricing on this new setup! Continue Reading →

Steeda Releases Belt Drive for Whipple Superchargers

Steeda Belt Drive for Whipple Superchargers

With the omnipresent risk of supercharger belt slip, many Ford Mustang owners loathe the notion of power loss and even worse, a broken belt.  Steeda Autosports has developed a noteworthy solution to this widespread dilemma with their Steeda Supercharger Belt Drive system for Whipple superchargers.  The new Steeda Belt Drive setup, when tested, showed improved boost pressure (12 to 13 psi) from the standard rating of the Whipple’s 10psi; illustrating the reduction in belt slip.  When a Whipple-blown Mustang is pushed even harder, the pulley setup also has a retention wall for the belt to keep it in place and out of harm’s way, pulling and generating the power it was meant to rather than becoming an expensive underhood bull whip.  Keep reading to get the full scoop from Steeda and check out their Whipple Belt system in action.

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Shelby & Ford Racing Announce 2009 Shelby GT R Model

Shelby GT R Ford Mustang

Pinning up a successful nameplate once again, Carroll Shelby’s automotive division and Ford Racing have joined forces to release about three dozen “Jerry Titus Edition” track cars based upon the Ford Shelby GT Mustang.  This packed out pony will reportedly boast 550hp from the force-fed 4.6L power plant, tout a 3.73:1 rear gear ratio, a 6-speed gearbox, and of course, a full track tuned suspension.  The pinnacle note of the 2009 Shelby GT R Model will be to recnognize the 1965 SCCA championship of Jerry Titus and the last few units of the current S197 Mustang design.  Keep reading to get the official scoop on this “last blast” from Ford and Shelby for the 2005 through 2009 Ford Mustang production series.

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New Ford Mustang Dress-Up Products from UPR

New UPR Ford Mustang Products

Just ahead of the tax time rush, several key aftermarket players focused on the Ford Mustang have a few treats to unleash to the hibernating fan base. UPR Products recently gave us a firsthand look at a few dress up items they are excited to unveil. These dress-up parts for the S197 Ford Mustang are just the beginning of their continued aftermarket penetration. Keep reading to get a good look at these new Ford Mustang products from UPR and get the official descriptions for each of them.

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J&M Street-Race Upper Control Arm for the Ford Mustang

J&M Street_Race Upper Control Arms

A few months ago, the StangNet Staff gave you an illustrated writeup on how to install the J&M Adjustable Upper Control Arm on a 2005 Ford Mustang.  Now, we are back to give you some additional information regarding the reasoning behind the finely crafted piece, some specs, and most importantly, where to get the part! This rear suspension piece is crucial and eliminates the unwanted control arm flex, resulting in more sure-footed handling when you need it most.  Keep reading to get the full description straight from the trusted source, J&M Products.

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2010 Mustang Wheel Options

2010 Ford Mustang wheels

The 2010 Mustang has certainly made some waves since its debut with its sleeked out & redesigned body and most recently, the announced release of the new 2010 Shelby GT500.  Now, as if that weren’t enough, Ford has sweetened the treats a little bit more with an extensive lineup of wheels to choose from.  The Ford booth at the recent Detroit Auto Show held host to a wall of wheels that were specifically designed to match the Mustang’s new mantra.  We think, from an internal standpoint at Ford, this offering is healthy and good–it could prove to bring additional funds back into their direct market as opposed to the outflow to the aftermarket.  Continue on to see the great set of wheel choices offered for the Ford Mustang. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 Launch in Detroit

2010 Shelby GT500

Just days ago, we showed you the first official images of the 2010 Shelby GT500 and now, they have let this hot 2010 Mustang a la Shelby out of the bag for all to see in person at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend.  With star-struck fans surrounding the sweet SVT Snake, Mark Fields (Ford President of the Americas) made the official announcement for the 2010 GT500, sending chills down everyone’s spine.  What we found the coolest at the debut, however, was the Grabber Blue convertible that stole the show.  With its roaring presence for all to hear, it definitely captivated the attention it deserves.  There’s even a photo we snagged of the Grabber Blue GT500 convertible laying down some sweet-smelling rubber on stage to add a little bit of shock and awe to the debut.  Keep reading to digest the Ford Press Release and all the images from the 2010 Shelby GT500 unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading →