Covering Cooper & Roush Live from South Haven

We were recently invited to join Cooper Tires and Roush Performance at an unveiling event for a new high-performance tire (the RS3) that Cooper has developed exclusively for Roush Performance.  A nice dinner kicked off the event Monday (9/29/08) evening, track time took up all day Tuesday, and travel home closed it up on Wednesday.  We all tore up the 1.88-mile course at Gingerman Raceway in a Stage3 Roush Mustang to get a first hand feel of the results.  You’ve got to see the pictures!

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S197 Ford Mustang V6 AEM Cold Air Intake Install

S197 Ford Mustang V6 AEM Cold Air Intake

The well-known tech behind the black S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the shop to give a nice shot of cold, dense air to a V6 Mustang. The AEM Brute Force Intake system takes the cool blast and turns it into proven power gains that almost anyone can bolt-on. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the cold air kit installation on a 2007 Ford Mustang V6 coupe. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang AEM Cold Air Intake Install

S197 Ford Mustang AEM Cold Air Intake Install

The well-known tech behind the S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the shop to get a nice shot of cold, dense air. This AEM Brute Force Intake system takes the cool blast and turns it into proven power gains that almost anyone can bolt-on. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the cold air kit installation on a 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →

Ford Mustang AV8R at AirVenture 2008

Ford Mustang AV8R Edition

Following the spirit of other aviation themes such as the Roush P-51 Mustang, the latest one-off S197 Ford Mustang is another aviation-inspired racecraft that is sure to put a grin on any grounded pilot’s face.  With a number of upgrades straight from the Ford Racing catalog, this highly-decorated Mustang will definitely be a crowd pleaser at AirVenture 2008.  The touches applied directly by the men & women at Ford bring this very crisp pony car up to the 400 horsepower mark.  A Whipple supercharger, cold air intake, the FRPP Handling Pack, and a hi-flow tuned exhaust all make the magic happen for this special edition Ford Mustang.  In addition to the go, this Ford Mustang is also about show.  A red-accented satin silver coat wraps around a nicely offset black colored hood and is capped off by a glass roof which exhibits a majestic Air Force Star.  Out back, the gas cap also gets the AF Star treatment.

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S197 Ford Mustang MSD Launch Master Install

S197 Ford Mustang MSD Launch Master Install

Continuing to provide race tech for the S197 Ford Mustang in our illustrated write-up series, the StangNet crew hopes that every late model Ford Mustang fan can enjoy our contributions. In this latest installation, StangNet Staff member DarkFireGT shows us how to maximize launches and get some great 60′ times with consistency. An MSD Launch Master helps the driver out in this case and allows the Ford Mustang to become a more solid, reliable drag car. Take a closer look inside, with a video and lots of images available in full detail. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang Stainless Steel Brake Line Install

S197 Ford Mustang Stainless Steel Brake Line Install
Once again, the well-known black S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the workshop to get some additional aftermarket appliqué from J&M. Some stainless steel brake lines, with a fantastic OEM fit, are the topic of choice this time around. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the stainless steel brake line installation on a 2005 Ford Mustang GT. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang PMP Line Lock Kit Install

S197 Ford Mustang PMP Line Lock installationContinuing to provide race tech for the S197 Ford Mustang in our illustrated write-up series, the StangNet crew hopes that every late model Ford Mustang drag fan can enjoy our contributions. In this latest installation, StangNet Staff member DarkFireGT shows us how to eat up some rubber while avoiding a thrashing on the rear brakes. A PMP Line Lock kit does the trick and allows the Ford Mustang to put on a show in the driveway and heat up the rear tires at the track. Take a closer look inside, with a video and lots of hi res images available in full detail. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang Adjustable Upper Control Arm Install

S197 Ford Mustang Upper Control Arm InstallThe well-known black S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the shop to get another suspension upgrade. This time, the rear suspension is the area of focus. This J&M Upper Control Arm (UCA) will eliminate the unwanted control arm flex and also has the ability to change & correct the pinion angle on a lowered car. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the UCA installation on a 2005 Ford Mustang GT. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →

S197 BMR Lightweight Radiator Support Install

BMR Radiator Support installBack for another S197 Ford Mustang technical write-up, the StangNet crew hopes that every late model Ford Mustang drag fan can enjoy these awesome tech and instructions on how to make it happen. StangNet Staff member DarkFireGT paves the way for some great weight reduction at the track with the Lightweight Radiator Support / sway bar delete tehcnical illustration. Take a closer look inside, with the hi res images available in full detail. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang LCA Relocation Bracket Installation

S197 LCA Relocation Bracket InstallationContinuing on with suspension upgrade installations for the S197 Ford Mustang, we are back to show yet another how-to regarding the installation of a set of lower control arm relocation brackets. These J&M LCA relocation brackets allow for a dramatic change in the instant center of the car, resulting in a better weight transfer to provide a better launch off the line. This original StangNet.com write-up gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the bracket installation on a 2005 Ford Mustang GT. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →