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 →

2010 Shelby GT500 Wallpaper

Just a few months back, we gave you a healthy dose of eye candy on the 2010 Mustang and now, after the exciting announcement of the hot 2010 Shelby GT500, we are back to give you something more to adorn your computer’s wallpaper with.  These official hi-res images of the Ford 2010 GT500 should give you and any passerby a serious heart rate and/or adrenaline increase upon sight.  Hmm, I think we have our favorite already applied…we are lovin’ those wheels!  Enjoy, everyone. Continue Reading →

Steeda Valdosta Facility Now Open For Business

Steeda Valdosta Facility Now Open For Business

Following close behind their 20th Anniversary of operations, the team at Steeda Autosports is excited to officially announce the groundbreaking of their new base of operations in Georgia at the new Valdosta facility.  With over 100,000 square feet to tweak, toy, and tinker within, the Steeda crew can continue their fine arts on a campus of 35 acres loaded with testing grounds such as a road course, skid pad, brake testing area, and slalom course in order to refine the optimal performance parts for the Ford Mustang.  The South Georgia Motorsports Park, a full-fledged drag strip, is close by and will also be utilized to put additional testing on the Steeda-equipped Mustangs in order to provide the utmost levels of quality and durability.  Keep reading to get the full detail in the Press Release from Steeda. Continue Reading →

A Classic Mustang Road Racer that’s Strictly Swenk

Jason Swenk Classic Ford Mustang Road Racer

We’ve all been there.  You know, that special place where nothing else matters except for excitement, speed, and good clean fun.  Being behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang of any age is one of the most exciting things an enthusiast can do in his life, and piloting this special Classic Mustang build-up road racer special by Jason Swenk is no exception.  From the sparks of a new love to a lifetime of passion; this car was inspired by a blue-blooded fan and StangNet is proud to present his story to you.  Keep reading to see all the details behind Swenk’s Classic, in a direct personal account from him.

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It’s Official: 2010 Shelby GT500

2010 Shelby GT500

Following closely behind the coattails of the 2010 Mustang debuted at the LA Auto Show just weeks ago, and battling the bailout madness comes the refined and renewed 2010 Shelby GT500. The 2010 Mustang saw updates to its physique, interior, and prowess when compared to the current (2005 – 2009) S197 platform, and the 2010 GT500 is going to take those updates to the next level. With more power, more refinement, more excitement, the 2010 Shelby GT500 takes cues from the GT500KR and delivers them in a way only Ford’s SVT division can provide. StangNet.com is proud to present to you with this exclusive look at the new 2010 Shelby GT500 in an array of images and of course, the official Press Release from Ford Motor Company. If you feel like closing this window now and NOT looking further, you’d better check your pulse. Continue Reading →