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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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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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2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Engine Build

On the eve of official 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet production, Ford Racing has thrown out some great tidbits and photos of the engine build process for our viewing pleasure. It’s pretty awesome to see the detailed creation of the all-aluminum 5.4-liter engine block & rotating assembly and how it makes its way, station by station, all the way to the supercharged monster which ultimately lands beneath the hood of the 2012 Cobra Jet.

We’ve got the gallery and text below, but if you want to get a more linear time line of the sexy supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine build, be sure to check out the complete procession of the build over at the Ford Racing site!


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5.0 Coyote plus Cobra equals venomous predator

We were smitten with the Coyote 5.0-liter V8 the second we got behind the wheel of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. We described the 412 horsepower engine as “a pot of pure honey” as well as “intoxicating,” and said that the “5.0-liter V8 pulls like a jet airliner.” With a curb weight of just over 3,600 pounds, the Mustang GT is not as bloated as the Camaro, but by no means a lightweight. Would we like the 5.0L even more if it had less mass to push around?

These guys have stepped on a limb, and quite honestly, they chose a solid footing while doing so. Being a maker of Shelby-license Cobra replicas already, the Superformance crew knew they had a good opportunity land on their dock when the coyote arrived in crate form, ready to be bled to life inside a Cobra’s engine bay.

Keep reading for a shot of the engine bay courtesy of Drew, and a video of pipe blasting, tire shredding, grins galore, also.

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Ford Racing releases new 5.0-liter supercharger for the Mustang

What’s cooler than getting seat time in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT?  Getting seat time in a Ford Racing supercharged 2011 Mustang GT, that’s what!  Over the weekend at the rain-soaked Woodward Dream Cruise, the folks at Ford Racing took the wraps off an exciting news bite for us all to drool over–a 2.3-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger kit, set to bolster the pony car’s power level to 525hp / 470tq.  Coupled with the blower is a set of 47lb/hr injectors and an air to liquid intercooler setup.  What’s more, the whole thing comes blessed by Ford with a 12-month, 12,000 mile warranty (when installed by an official Ford or Lincoln dealership).

Sound good?  Keep reading.

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Apple iPad installed in a Ford Mustang

You knew it had to be done at some point.  We all know the rage that is the Apple iPad and we for sure know the excitement behind the late-model Ford Mustang.  Well, here we are, pumped up about what one of our members has completed.  He’s rammed a new Apple iPad into his S197 Mustang and he’s got the video to prove it in action.  Keep reading to catch the video and see what koach has in store for you.

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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 →

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 →