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Mustang Week 2011 recap

With the heat (wave) of summer in full swing for Ford Mustang fans nationwide, we all know it means getting together for cruise-ins, track events, and most notably–massive Mustang meets.  Unless you have been under a proverbial rock for the past decade, then you’re well aware that Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the most popular gatherings for Mustang maniacs from all nooks of the country.

This year, the StangNet crew was able to join in the festivities with our latest project car, Built to Cruise, and enjoy all the camaraderie on the Atlantic seaboard.  With over 600 Mustangs on-hand and lots of good racing & shining, BTC was a sure-fire hit with late model Mustang and Fox Mustang enthusiasts.

After a decent bout of showing off all the rides in the show, a series of racing events kicked off and all willing Mustang riders were able to put their money pits on the pavement to show just what the driver mod could do.   The results?  Aside from some serious fun for the whole family, you’ll have to keep reading to get the scoop from the Press Release inside.

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MRT unveils 2012 Boss 302 GT/CS front splitter

MRT 2010-12 Boss 302, GT and C/S Front Splitter

If you haven’t already grabbed hold of your late-model 2010 Mustang, 2011 Mustang, or 2012 Mustang and started tweaking the appliqué, then MRT is ready to help you get started with one of the most attractively popular Mustang body parts currently on the (after)market.  The newest piece out by MRT is the Front Splitter for he 2010 – 2012 Mustang Boss 302, Mustang GT, and the Mustang California Special Edition.  Designed and crafted with the end in mind, the MRT Front Splitter is formed from ABS plastic and utilizes Stainless Steel turnbuckles for a truly functional-form in racing appearance.  There’s no painting required, so don’t sweat it if you are worried about finishing something that is likely going to catch its fair share of scuffs in the corners.

Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the PR from MRT.

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MRT announces new H pipes for Mustang GT and Boss 302

As if the new 5.0-liter Mustang needed more power and performance statistics…ok, we’re kidding–it does…and now, MRT is on the scene bringing Mustang fans a quick & easy way to bolt on some serious sound and a bit more power.  The 2011 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang, in addition to the 2012 Boss 302, are now destined recipients of an off-road H pipe setup, boasting fantastic muscle car intonation and performance-inspiring power.

These direct-fit, 304 Stainless Steel, mandrel-bent (say that 3x fast) H-pipes are guaranteed to leave many smiles for miles on any new 5.0 Mustang owner…as well as the crowd standing nearby & behind!

Keep reading to check out the sharp tech in the press snippets from MRT.

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StangNet does Mid America Team Shelby meet

Well, if you were not able to get out to Tulsa last week for the 2011 Mid-America Shelby Meet to check out some awesome Ford Mustang specimens, you missed out…really.  Along the spectrum of Shelby Mustangs, AC Cobras, and a grab bag mix of late-model & classic customs, there was a fantastic spread to take in.  So, we’re back from Tulsa to show you but a glimpse of what was seen, heard, and raced…in a breakdown of day-by-day activities as we rolled through the 37th meeting of Team Shelby in Mid-America.

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StangNet represented in another bout of The Forum Wars

After the last round of Royal Purple’s Forum Wars, we were once again excited to hear that StangNet was going head-to-head again with My350Z to see just what the Ford Mustang and Nissan coupe, along with the driver mod, had in store for some good ole track competition.  There’s always good fun to be had when you get some good smack-talk in, then get the chance to prove the check can be cashed on the race track.  The Forum Wars pits various Internet communities against each other to see just what car and driver combo comes out on top.

This time around, the racing results ended up with the 2011 Mustang GT … well, just watch the video footage and see for yourself!

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UPR 2011 – 2012 Ford Mustang 6-speed shifter

Aftermarket Ford Mustang shifters have been one of the first modifications every enthusiast goes after within the first 5 or so tweaks to their cars.  Why?  Because a short-throw shifter is one of the quickest bang-for-the-buck ways to get a good handle on the Mustang, reducing the shifting motion by up to 20%, making for a quicker snap to the next gear, ultimately becoming more efficient & speedy while rowing down the track or the road course.  UPR Products has recently released their very own CNC Billet Aluminum shifter for the 2011 Mustang & 2012 Mustang GT and V6 trims equipped with the 6-speed transmission.  What’s more, we aren’t seeing a dramatic inflationary trend here; the price is right and about what we’ve paid for several short-throw shifter kits in the past 15 years of modifying our very own project cars.

Keep reading for the full details in the quick snippet from UPR…

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AIRAID intake for 2010-2012 Shelby GT500 5.4L

The folks over at AIRAID have been working on several different aftermarket projects, and their latest…is a direct-fit OEM replacement air filter setup for the 2010 Shelby GT500, the 2011 Shelby GT500, and the 2012 Shelby GT500.  Excellent filtration and airflow are guaranteed with these elements, ensuring they are the last ones any owner will have to shell out coin for.

Keep reading for more specifics in the news bite following…

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2012 Ford Mustang makes list of fastest cars under $30K

So just what car do you drop $25 to $35K upon when you are looking for the most bang for the buck?  Well, not surprisingly these days, the choices of efficient and powerful street cars isn’t always an easy one.  That being said, however, the choice to pick up either the Ford Mustang coupe or a new, powerful Ford Mustang GT…isn’t a hard call, considering the competition.

A recent head-to-head between several cars, including the Ford Mustang, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer, and the Hyundai Genesis proved that the all-American classic isn’t one to sniff or sneeze at…let alone completely ignore.

Interested in what the true results and price tags shaked out to be?  Hit the link to get the full scoop!

Source: Yahoo! Autos

BBK Headers for Fox 2011 5.0 Engine Swap

If you have been wondering just how in the heck we managed to get a 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 into a Fox body Mustang with great form sans hacks, well, we’re here to tell about one great feat by a featured aftermarket player which helped make it happen.  BBK worked very closely with us to get the form, fitment, and function absolutely perfect.  If you haven’t already checked out the video we posted over the weekend, then you’re missing out!  It was the first crank-up of Built to Cruise, EVER!  We were completely stoked to see all the hard work by all come into play.

The end game of this note to everyone is to let it be known that StangNet and BBK have worked with great concern for detail on making this swap something that can be done in the future by anyone, anytime, with the will to make it happen.  We’ve taking on the burden of growing pains & lots of documentation so the entire aftermarket doesn’t have to!

Keep reading to get all the specs & notes, directly from BBK.

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Built to Cruise – She’s Alive!


It’s been hell week at the StangNet shop and MANY hours spent on this painstaking 2011 Fox 5.0 swap project…better known as Built to Cruise.  So what do we have in store?  How about the inaugural crank-start, woot!

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