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2011 Mustang 3.7L V6 BBK Cold Air Intake Install

2011 Ford Mustang owners have been singing the songs of sweetness ever since the 3.7-liter 4v Ti-VCT V6 made its way onto the scene, bolstering the baseline pony car into the powerband which Mustang GT achieved just a few years ago.  What’s more, the new Ford Mustang power plant pumps out the 305 horsepower figure along with a economical feat–31mpg on average!  So, once a new Mustang V6 owner has had the keys for a while and the modification bug takes a bite..well, we all know what happens next!  The aftermarket players help quench the thirst for more power by supplying a stream of performance-enhancing goodies.

The latest we caught wind of for the 2011 Mustang V6 is a BBK cold air intake kit, installed on a 2011 V6 by LateModelRestoration.  Keep reading to check out their installation writeup and jump over to their page to check out all the play-by-play photography, guiding the way through the entire process!

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TSB for 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs with cold shifting issues

Owners of late model Ford Mustangs equipped with the Tremec 3650 transmission were/are no strangers to the effort-laden issues as is found in cool or cold weather.  Now, owners of the 2011 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang equipped with the MT82 6-speed manual transmission are experiencing similar symptoms.  Don’t fret, though–Ford has already addressed the issue and released an official Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to provide a solution.  When an owner of a Mustang equipped with the MT82 6-speed experiences laborious shifting during warm-up, Ford’s recommendation is to replace the Motorcraft full synthetic manual transmission fluid (factory-filled) in the car with Motorcraft Dual Clutch transmission fluid; one with such a viscosity suitable for all temperatures and conditions.

Keep reading to see the official TSB from Ford!

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CDC Shaker for the new 5.0L Ford Mustang

Aftermarket players have always done well with the Ford Mustang and Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is no exception to the norm.  They are back in headlines this week with an all-new 5.0 Mustang Shaker Hood System, which is designed to fit the 2011 (and up) Mustang GT.  This kit is crafted to be a direct fit and match perfectly with OEM specifications, as is any other CDC Mustang project.

What’s more, the CDC Shaker Hood kit maintains the use of all factory attachment points, leaves the under-hood state just as it was before installation, and leaves the factory strut tower brace alone.  But wait, there’s more! Additionally, there’s not paint or grunt work required to make the fitment and finish look like it came “that way”.

For more on the new CDC Mustang Shaker Hood kit, keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release that follows.

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Inside Line pits Ford Mustang variants head-to-head

What’s cooler than a Ford Mustang on the track, pitted against its enemies?  Several of today’s Mustangs put to the test against their own limits as well as each other’s.  Inside Line has put up a very slick video and writeup that any Mustang fan will be pumped-up to soak in.  The gunslingers at the O.K. Corral: the Mustang V6, the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the Shelby GT500.

Between races on the skid and the 1.6-mile course at Streets of Willow, the final victor was decided.  To no surprise to anyone, the higher the price tag and marks of performance lead to the ultimate king.

Keep reading to see the video inside and also be sure to jump over to Inside Line to comb through the entire, well-written article about just what car ended up being picked as the best.

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Steeda releases BOSS 302 induction pak for 5.0 Ford Mustang

If you’ve gotten your hands on a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT lately, then you are no doubt enjoying a serious collection of horsepower.  So what if we told you that the aftermarket companies aren’t about to let you down in the modification department?  Right.  You’d not be surprised, moreover, pleased to know that Steeda Autosports, amidst the masses, has come up with a new performance induction kit for the latest installation of the 5.0-liter Ford Mustang.

This upgrade to the 2011 Mustang utilizes the BOSS 302 composite intake as the base, coupled with a tuned cold-air intake, and results in some marked performance improvements throughout the powerband.

Keep reading to check out the dyno video of the new Steeda intake on a 2011 5.0 and also see just what all is included in the easily-installed kit!

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Supercharged Ford Mustang sets half mile speed record

What happens when you mix a NASCAR driver, Bristol Motor Speedway, a Ford Racing 2011 Mustang GT, and pit them against the toughest competitor out there…the clock?  An awesome display of skill & horsepower, that’s in the least!  David Ragan put down the net to his Ford Fusion and took the reins of a tweaked-out 2011 Mustang GT in an attempt to post up a serious half-mile time.  How did he fair?  He posted a new production car speed & time record of 98.497 miles per hour in just 19.481 seconds.  Pretty awesome feat!

So while that doesn’t sound all too impressive to those of us used to 1320 times, well, put it like this: the best of super bikes was only able to eek out a time just a tenth slower & a mph slower, also.  That’s nuts; a Mustang beating a bike around the track in a 1/2-mile sprint!

Ready to see the record-setting footage?  Keep going!

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New MRT Exhaust setups for 2005 – 2011 Ford Mustang

There’s now two more performance exhaust systems for the late model Ford Mustang, Mustang  Bullitt, and the Shelby GT500.  MRT is unleashing their all-new MaxFlow H-pipe for the 2005 through 2010 Mustang and the 2007 through 2010 GT500.   If you aren’t aware of it by now, there’s no better way to get the deep bellowing exhaust note from the Mustang than to go with an H pipe setup.

And that’s not all…  2011 Mustang V6 owners will be pleased to know that MRT also has a groundbreaking Axle-back exhaust system, ready to let the high-revving 3.7-liter V6 scream through the redline.  Once again, this system is made from the same high quality compounds as other MRT products, and there’s no alteration required to get a true OEM fit on your Mustang.  To top it all off, MRT even offers polished chrome exhaust tips to the Axle-back, standard!

Made from top-grade 304 stainless steel, utilizing mandrel bending for maximum exhaust flow, these MRT Mustang exhaust systems are completely ready to bolt on, straight out of the box; no hassles at all.  Keep reading for the official press releases, as well as a shot of the MRT Mustang V6 Axle-back system.

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2011 Ford Mustang earns Top Pick honors

While it comes no surprise to Ford Mustang fans worldwide, the fine folks over at Consumer Reports have concluded the 2011 Mustang is one to make the Top Picks list this year, under the Sporty car category. It’s come as a surprise to some in the news & media field, but c’mon, really? The 5.0 Mustang is back and it’s bad, folks! We’re guessing what seems to be shocking people in the circulars the most is the fact Consumer Reports typically awards such accolades to cars which overly excel practicality and value. What’s more, this is only the 2nd time an American-made automobile has won the Sporty car category. That’s quite amazing! Last time this happened, it was with the Ford Focus SVT back in 2004.

Head over to CNN Money to catch the rest of the story as well as the video on the Top Picks by Consumer Reports.

ProCharger kit ready for the 2011 Mustang V6

Well, as if the late-model Ford Mustang trims haven’t been issued with enough pony power under-hood, the ProCharger team has seen fit to up the ante bit more for the entry-level Mustang fan.  A completely new and first-to-market supercharger setup for the 2011 Mustang V6 is now out there for grabs.  ProCharger’s kit is designed to fit the 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 power plant, features an efficient air-to-air intercooled supercharger, and incorporates its own tuner kit to maximize boost & economy.  Bottom line deliverable: 8psi for up to 170 horsepower gained!

Keep reading to get the full scoop and all the details in the official Press Release from ProCharger!

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Save the date – Steeda Pony Wars coming soon

There’s not much to go on for now, but we are sure the Ford Mustang madness will ensue once the calendar flips a few more weeks.  Steeda Autosports is all set again to host the Pony Wars in Valdosta, Georgia, and everyone with blue blood is invited!  The date is set for April 2, 2011 for the 2nd annual Pony Wars event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.  With heads-up racing, a show ‘n shine, and loads of fantastic company, the 2011 Pony Wars event is sure to capitalize on the inaugural episode.

Keep your eyes peeled here and over at Steeda for more details forthcoming about all the particulars…but for now, save the date!