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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.

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Boss 302 crate motors now available from Ford Racing

Earlier this week, Ford Racing put the rumor to rest that new Boss 302 5.0-liter V8 crate motors would be available outside of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang shell.  The Ford Racing catalog features the 5.0 crate engine under part #M-6007-M50B and will come fully capable of the same neck-jerk power we’ve all been drooling over…a wonderful 444 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of tire smokin’ goodness.  So what’s the wallet damage for this pony car power plant?  The Boss 302 crate motor will hold a sticker of $11,999…equaling a $5K bump in price over the Mustang GT crate motor’s price tag of $6,999.  That doesn’t seem all to bad at first blush, but when reflection shines back, you realize it’s a steep bill for a mere 32 horsepower more.  Guess the branding is the bulk of the cost…

Nonetheless, keep reading to see all the nitty gritty details on the Ford Racing aluminum 5.0-liter Mustang Boss 302 crate engine.
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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

Built to Cruise – Hitting the Home Stretch

We wanted to post an update on the build status of the Built to Cruise project.  We have accomplished a lot over the last 2 weeks.  We had some serious build time last week pulling some 17 hour days.  Patrick from Classic Design Concepts flew down to give us a hand with some electronics and fabrication.  He has been a good friend for a long time and boy did we get some stuff accomplished!  Currently we are waiting on the solution for power steering, there are some options, we just need to choose.  We hope to have BTC up and running on the street in about 3 weeks.  Jump on in for some serious pictures and specs.

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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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2012 Ford Mustang Boss prints available from Ford Images

So, let’s get this straight; not only do owners of the new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 get to enjoy their nameplate Ford Mustang specimens whenever they want, they also get the chance to bask in their cars’ beauty whenever they want by placement of official prints of their very own.  Right.  Ford Images is providing owners with the chance, and proof of order of course, to have a shot of their actual vehicle, framed, mounted, spec’d, and VIN-customized for all to see… even on those rainy or snowy (gasp) days.  What’s even cooler is the fact the prints released are all autographed by racing legend Parnelli Jones, the winner of the1970 SCCA Trans-Am Series championship while piloting none other than…you guessed it–a Mustang Boss 302.

Even better, everyone gets to benefit in all purchases made related to Ford Images and prints for the near term.  More details exist within the official Press Release from Ford, so keep reading up!

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SMS Supercars to launch white yellow and black label Mustangs

SMS Supercars will shift its focus a bit on the 2012 Mustang lineup, offering 3 different color labels, much like one might find when sniffing after fine spirits.  The introductory White Label Mustang will incorporate some simple touches to that of the Mustang GT and will post a price of $35,540.  Upgrade from White and move on to the Yellow Label and there’s a bit more to play with: the SMS supercharger setup (takes the car to 545hp) and a set of SMS-styled 19″ wheels ‘n rubber.  The top-end moniker to cap it all off is the Black Label SMS Mustang.  It takes the title of leader with its optional 575hp supercharged power plant, a total suspension redo, a complete SMS body kit, and lots of leather to boot.  The price tag set here is $48,000 for the n/a version and $58K for the supercharged monster Mustang.

Be sure to check out more in the official SMS Supercars Press Release that follows.
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Meet the 2012 Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang

What do you get in a 2012 Mustang from Roush Performance that you don’t get from a sampling straight from the showroom floor?  LOTS.  Try taking the new 5.0-liter power plant and slapping a ROUSHcharger on it to let it breathe, bolstering 540HP and 465 ft/lbs of torque, up from the stock setting of 412hp.  Pushing 12psi of intercooled boost definitely helps this high-revving monster V8 step it up to the next level and provide smiles for miles.

Roush Performance isn’t just going to let it stop there, however.  True to their standards of enthusiast excellence, they are adding in some aggressive handling components, an aggressive body kit, and most importantly, Roush backs it up with a 3 year / 36K mile power train warranty!

Keep reading to get the rest of the story on the hot 2012 Roush Stage 3 Mustang in the official press release.

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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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