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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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Check out the 2012 Mustang iPad app

In case you missed it earlier this month, there’s a new app you might want to check out for all things 2012 Ford Mustang.  Ford’s official 2012 Mustang app for the Apple iPad is a slick virtual brochure tour that includes a complete breakdown of 2012 Mustang features, 2012 Mustang packages, and 2012 Mustang specifications.  Check out more inside!

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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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MRT announces Fox Ford Mustang Hood Struts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a sharp, quality aftermarket product come out for the Fox-body Ford Mustang, so we’re up in front to tell you about the latest from Mustang Racing Technologies (MRT).  These Fox Mustang hood struts are designed to nip the need for the lame OEM prop rod and serve up a clean, crisp underhood look.  What’s more, these are the first hood struts aimed at the 1979 – 1993 Mustang!  Pretty awesome, also, is the fact these parts are designed & fabricated right here in the US of A.

Read more about these MRT hood struts in the PR snippet that follows…

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Steeda breaks 12-second 1320 with CAI

The key players in the Ford Mustang aftermarket keep on tweaking, tuning, and testing the 2011 Mustang GT in order to squeeze a bit more juice from the car that already produces a formidable amount of power straight off the assembly line.  Steeda Autosports has been designing a proprietary Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda Performance Tune in order to break out ahead of the rest where it counts: at the track!

The Steeda CAI kit, when matched up with a set of Nitto 275/40/17 NT05 Drag Radials, was able to rocket the Steeda Mustang down the 1/4 mile strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park just under the 12-second mark with a 115mph trap!  So just how did the car sound?  Who drove the car (because we all know the best mod is the driver mod!)?

Keep reading to check out the video and the official Press Release from Steeda.  Enjoy, everyone!

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2012 Ford Mustang order guide up for grabs

2012 BOSS Ford Mustang

With 2012 Ford Mustang production set to begin with job #1 on January 18, 2011, Ford isn’t wasting any time letting Mustang fans get a hold of the changes for the new model year.  A few noteworthy adjustments from the 2011 Mustang to the 2012 Mustang are:

  • Addition of new exterior colors: Lava Red Metallic, Competition Orange (BOSS 302 only)
  • Addition of new interior colors: Lava Red, Stone
  • Sun visors with multi-purpose storage
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Selectable effort EPAS with three settings – comfort, normal and sport
  • Reverse sensing system

For all of the specifics surrounding the 2012 Mustang, Mustang GT, and 2012 BOSS Mustang, check out the official Ford documentation below.

Click here for the 2012 Ford Mustang order guide.

Source: MustangHeaven

Late Model Restoration – Fox Mustang quarter window guides

If you’re a Fox body Ford Mustang convertible owner, you’re sure to empathize with the news bite we are sharing with you all today.  Most all of the 1983 to 1993 Mustang convertible specimens we have run across suffer from floppiness in the 1/4 window.  Many people attribute this failure to weak guide bushings; however, more often than not, the cause is a broken 1/4 window guide rod mount.

Late Model Restoration is hot on the aftermarket scene with a solid new solution to this wiggly problem.  Keep reading to check out their latest Mustang convertible improvement!

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Kooks 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 exhaust systems

We’ve shown you a few aftermarket companies and their intake/induction offerings for the 2011 Ford Mustang these past few weeks, so now, here’s a change in gears.  Kooks has developed and released a new, complete exhaust system for the reborn 5.0 Mustang.  Their partnered development with Ford Motorsports has resulted in a perfect-fitting header and exhaust package designed to grab innocent bystanders by the ears…and is sure to turn some heads.  Sure, the new system promises great sound, but what about performance?  Kooks has it covered.  Internal dyno testing has shown consistent increases over 45hp and 4o ft-lbs of torque.  This is a great start down the road of milking more from the Mustang, for sure!  Be sure to check out all the technical detail in the Press Release from Kooks!

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Ninosport gets new look to better serve Ford Mustang fans

If you haven’t been over to Ninosport.com to get your Ford Mustang goodies recently, well, the next time you visit you have a pleasant surprise in store for you.  The renowned aftermarket provider of late-model Mustang performance parts has a new look & design as well as a new commerce platform–all designed with you in mind.  Smart search technology, a quick cart view, and an enhanced checkout feature are just a taste of the slick changes the Ninosport team has integrated.

For the full scoop on what’s changed over there, check out the Press Release that follows OR just go ahead and see for yourself!

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