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Shelby wide body kits for 2005-2009 Ford Mustang

A slice of Shelby American, known as Shelby Performance Parts, has now officially announced some sweet body panel offerings for the 2005 – 2009 Ford Mustang.  Back in January, we showed you a 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (at the NAIAS) equipped with the Shelby Wide Body Kit, and it was just shy of completely awesome.  After everyone saw the candy red Super Snake Mustang at the show, the requests soon started to flood in for the kit.  The neat thing about this offering is those who want to get it installed don’t have to send their Mustang off to one of the Shelby facilities in Las Vegas; the kits can be installed by any reputable custom or body shop of choice.

The 2005 – 2009 Shelby Wide Body kits for the Ford Mustang are available in two versions: a complete package, which has both front and rear panels, adding 6″ of fender to the rear…and there’s also a rear-only option, if one doesn’t want to add any flare to the front quarter panels. Also included with both packages are a Shelby Billet fuel door, all necessary installation instructions, special tools, all the hardware required for the install.

Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the official Press Release from Shelby Performance Parts.

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MRT Mustang GT Predator takes Ford Product Excellence Award

The aftermarket players are continuing to show promise in the realm of quality, reliable parts for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT with MRT taking charge in the world of recognition.  Just recently, MRT was awarded the Ford Motor Company Product Excellence Award for all of their design & implementation work on the 2011 Mustang GT Predator Project Vehicle.  The MRT Predator was envisioned to be a Mustang to focus entirely upon power & chassis updates, with some hints of cosmetic appliqué to round out the package.

The MRT Predator is equipped with a twin-screw supercharger, long tube headers, hi-flow exhaust, and an aluminum one-piece driveshaft.  There are a myriad of other updates to the base Mustang GT that seal its transformation into the MRT Predator, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release that follows!

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Fastlane’s turbocharged 2011 Ford Mustang hits the 10s

Know what you do when you take a perfectly new & healthy 2011 Ford Mustang GT, apply some magic, and clock-out at 10.4 seconds in the 1320?  You brag, that’s what you do.  The crew at Fastlane is pretty stoked to announce their 2011 turbo’d Mustang GT shaved over 2 seconds of the stock car’s quarter-mile straight line time.  Well, knowing a stock 2011 Mustang can hit the 12s is just awesome from the get-go.  Slap on some wonderful boost inside the engine bay and there you have it; respectable power in an affordable pony car package.

Keep reading to see the modification list Fastlane used to take the 2011 Ford Mustang into the 10s.

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MRT rear window louvers for the 2005 – 2011 Ford Mustang

Looking for a slick way to get the ultimate throwback look on your late model S197 Ford Mustang?  We have the answer.  Team MRT just took the covering off their new rear window louver kits for the 2005 – 2011 Mustang.  Style and function are essential pieces of the equation, as well as excellent rear window visibility (safety first).  Seamless surfaces help mask any of the installation hardware–providing a fit & finish look!

Hit the jump for the product details from MRT and to also check out a few more pictures of the louvers themselves.

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AmericanMuscle Mustang V6 Project Video Series

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What do you get when you start with a base Ford Mustang coupe in stock form and turn it over to AmericanMuscle (AM) & Swarr Auto?  You end up with a 2005 V6 Mustang that gets tweaked beyond imagination in order to see just how many horses the little sixer-equipped pony car can pump out.  The guys over at AM have compiled a series of videos to capture just what they’ve done in order to see where they start, what makes the biggest impact, and where they end up with this aftermarket project.  The first video in the series features Dave Kaeck (from AM) kicking things off at Swarr Auto with a baseline dyno run to get the raw numbers, plus a first look at the huge variety of parts being installed on the ’05 Legend Lime V6.

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S197 Ford Mustang extended ball joints

S197 extended ball joints by J&M

The latest suspension offering for the S197 Ford Mustang is a set of extended ball joints manufactured by J&M Products and Ingalls Engineering.  These high-quality components have several advantages for Mustangs riding along at heights lower than stock.  J&M’s overall goal is to raise the roll center of the car back up after the lowering springs have been fitted and installed.  Keep reading to see all the features and pricing on this latest aftermarket offering by J&M.

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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 →