2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and GT Test Drive

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and GT Test Drive

The 2015 Ford Mustang has generated hype since it was first announced well over a year ago. BrothersPerformance.com is your number one source for the latest 2015 Mustang parts. As you know, the time has finally come—Mustangs are being pumped out of the Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant and are flooding into dealerships. Social media sites are a buzz with enthusiasts receiving their new Mustangs—it seems just about every tuner shop in the country has ordered either a Ford Mustang GT with the 435-horsepower 5.0L Coyote, the 2.3L 310-horseower EcoBoost Mustang—or both.

e had the chance to drive both the GT and EcoBoost on a recent trip to California and both models kept us entertained and left us with a childish grin that lasted for hours. “We’re fully committed to building the best Mustang ever,” said Mustang Chief Engineer, Dave Pericak. “We spent a lot of time on the proportions to give it a ground-hugging appearance that’s uncluttered and purposeful.” According to Pericak, the 2015 Ford Mustang has world-class craftsmanship and improvements to enhance the driving experience.

 

2.3L EcoBoost Mustang

There’s a crazy level of enthusiasm surrounding the new turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang. With we know what to expect from the 5.0L Coyote, the 310 hp turbo-four is an unknown. It enters our world with the promise of power and economy and a base EcoBoost Mustang can be had for around $24,000. It can knock down 31 mph and we’ve already seen modded versions run 12s in the quarter-mile. Brothers Performance is committed to Mustang Performance, so consider us your source for all Mustang performance.

We took the reigns of a Performance Pack-equipped Competition Orange model and headed out for a drive. Sliding behind the wheel, we recognized the Mustang styling cues in the updated interior such as the “eye brows” in the dash, the gauge package and the pony in the steering wheel hub.

 

There’s a wonderful combination of sportiness and comfort. The shifter has been improved for smoother shifting and it’s now closer to the driver. The cup holders are moved towards the passenger, which clears the path for aggressive shifting. Ford reduced the diameter of the steering wheel, added aircraft-style toggle switches, attractive gauges and a completely revised center stack in the instrument panel. The new IP is shorter so it provides extra legroom, too.

 

Our tester had the Recaro seats, which hug you like a pair of Vise Grips. The bolstering is huge and keeps you secure during spirited driving, but the chairs are comfortable enough for the daily jaunt. Larger drivers may consider them too tight for anything but track driving.

 

Ford has done a spectacular job with the clutch and powertrain. The clutch and engine is silky smooth. Clutch take-up is really nice and the engine revs across the powerband quickly and with a great sound. There’s enough grunt to push you back in the seat, but don’t expect V8 torque. What you do get over the GT is the quickest and most responsive handling of any factory Mustang ever produced

 

The EcoBoost Ford Mustang has amazing balance and compliance that gives the driver confidence and allows you to approach the limit of handling in a safe and secure manner. The brand new Integral Link IRS combines with a double-ball joint independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and tuned stabilizer bar. And it’s all tied together in the S550 chassis that is 28-precent stiffer (on the coupe) than the 2014 Mustang. Braking performance and feel is light years ahead of the outgoing 2005-2014 S197 chassis. Planting the brake pedal in the 2015 Ford Mustang gets the chassis squatting in a controlled fashion, with no noticeable nosedive. This is a huge improvement of the S197 Mustang. Under heavy braking the new Mustang seems to suck to the ground. With this additional grip, turn-in happens quickly and accurately and you can get the power on quickly on corner exit. Ford has also weighted the steering nicely to give you excellent overall feel.

 

5.0L Mustang GT

In contrast, the Mustang GT felt heavier, but was packing 125 more horsepower and 100 more lb-ft of torque—plus there’s the unmistakable V8 rumble. The power of the 5.0L Coyote is just awesome. It’s got the low-end torque and never runs out of steam, even at the 7,000-rpm redline.

 

Shifting and clutch actuation mimics the EcoBoost, as does the interior and styling. The Mustang GT comes standard with the 3.31 axle ratio, but a 3.55 is offered as an option. Performance Pack models get the deeper 3.73 gearing and that really lets the Mustang accelerate out of the gate. Performance Pack models also come with massive 15-inch rotors with 6-piston Brembo brakes.

 

“The Performance Pack gives you a way different feel,” stated Pericak. “The springs on the base GT have a sporty, but comfortable ride. The Performance Pack is more tied down. We have goals for lap times or lateral g numbers and we work hard to optimize the critical areas, keeping in mind the desired feel and character. The Mustang has an edge or rawness,” Pericak added. “You just can’t look at the numbers or the data, there’s a human factor. It’s about the intangibles of the driving experience.”

 

And while still a tight handler, the additional weight of the V8 gives the EcoBoost the edge in handling feel. Overall balance on the GT was nice, but the nose tended to feel soft by comparison.

 

The Brothers Performance team is proud to be a part of the Mustang hobby. We’re excited to get on with the journey and see just how far we can push all models of the 2015 Ford Mustang. The EcoBoost has sparked a fire with enthusiasts and we expect to see those turbo four-cylinder Ford Mustang owners going after GT owners. Either way, the Mustang has reached a new level of power, handling, refinement, and comfort. And we’re glad you consider Brothers Performance your source for everything Mustang.


2015 Mustang Parts Are Here

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2015 Mustang Parts Are Here

The way the new 2015 Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the overall experience that makes drivers just want to get in and drive. The 2015 Mustang is the first car to offer a choice of four, six and eight-cylinder engines. The 3.7-liter V6 and Coyote 5.0-liter V8 has been in the Mustangs engine bay since 2011, but they are now joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that brings a new turbocharged engine to the Mustang, not seen since the Mustang SVO of 1984. These are exciting times for owners of the 2015 Ford Mustang and we want to make sure that Brothers Performance continues to offer an ever-expanding line of 2015 Mustang performance parts as well as several new product lines designed to improve performance on the new EcoBoost Mustang. With the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas next week we expect to see a huge selection of new performance parts for the S550 2015 Mustang to be announced and a new Ford racing has a new partner “Mountune Performance” who specialize in turbo performance, so we are excited to see what they will release for the new 2.3l EcoBoost. Currently we offer wheels, exterior and interior accessories, performance parts, suspension components and the full line of Ford Racing Performance parts at Brothers Performance. To Check out our current 2015 Mustang products that are available  – Click Here


Brothers Performance Fall Dyno Shootout And Show A Big Hit

 

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Brothers Performance Fall Dyno Shootout And Show A Big Hit

BrothersPerformance.com fall Dyno Shootout and Car Show was a huge success as hundreds of enthusiasts brought their American muscle machines for a day of dyno testing, show and shine, Exhaust sound off, give-away prizes, and huge discounts on performance parts. Our in house Dynojet was hopping as Mustangs, Camaros and many other hot rods pounded the rollers in the free competition. First place took home a $250 gift certificate and second place scored one for $100.
 
Anyone in attendance was eligible for a free hat, and a shot at the Brothers give-away raffle, which featured all types of hot performance parts:
 
1. A BBK Performance Cold Air Intake
2. A Maximum Motorsports $100.00 Gift Certificate
3. A Set Of Lloyds Ultimat Interior Floor mats
4. A Set BBK Performance Shorty Exhaust Headers
5. A Set Of Maximum Motorsports 2011-14 Caster Camber Plates
6. An Auto Custom Carpets ACC $50.00 Gift certificate
7. A Steeda Short Throw Shifter
8. A JLT Performance Black Cold Air Intake
9. A Set Of Maximum Motorsports Mustang Full Length Subframe Connectors
10. An Energy Suspension $100.00 Gift Certificate
11. A JLT Performance Oil Separator Kit
12. An SCT X4 Power Flash Tuner
 
In addition, Brothers held a free Exhaust Sound-Off Competition, which featured a $100- and $50-dollar gift certificates to First- and Second-place finishers.
To sweeten the pot, enthusiasts also took advantage of Brothers Performance massive discounts—as high as 60% off on your favorite parts!
 
Dyno Winner 1st place
Charlie Schmidt
2014 GT500 HP-666.31 TQ-676.49
Mods- JLT 127mm CAI, 67mm Throttle Body, 2.4” Supercharger Pulley and custom tune.
 
Dyno Winner 2nd place
John Otlura
2010 GT500 HP-635.21  TQ-626.90
Mods- TVS Gen II Supercharger
 
Exhaust Sound off 1St place
John Alvarez
2002 Mustang GT with 4V Eaton Swap
DB-121.9
 
Exhaust Sound off 2nd place
Joshua Wells
2003 Mach 1
DB-121.8
 
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Hennessey Announces 2015 Mustang Power Options

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Hennessey Announces 2015 Mustang Power Options

Take a look at the new 2015 Hennessey Performance supercharger options. The superchargers are available in two different packages from Hennessey. First off you will need to own a 2015 Mustang GT to take advantage of these powerful superchargers.
The Hennessey HPE600 option is a 2.3-litre supercharger, HPE engine management calibration, HPE600 badging, Hennessey floor mats, serial numbered dash and engine plaques and includes a 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty. This trick pony delivers 620 hp at 6600 rpm and 595 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm at a cost of $14,950 installed.

The biggest power package offered is the HPE700, this monster uses a 2.9-litre Roots-style supercharger with a larger bore throttle body to handle all that extra air. The kit also include a new high flow stainless steel exhaust system along with upgrades to the fuel injectors and fuel pump. Altogether this powerful package pumps out impressive 717 hp and 632 lb-ft of torque. As a result, it will hit 60 mph in a slight 3.6 seconds and complete the quarter mile in just 11.2 seconds at 130.47 MPH. The cost of this kit fully installed is $17,950, unfortunately we were unable to verify whether this kit includes a warranty or not.

For those of you wondering about this cars magnificent looks you can add this great looking styling kit as well if your wallet will afford. The CarbonAero kit consists of a carbon front splitter, carbon side sills and a carbon rear lip spoiler and diffuser, total cost $7450. Did we mention the special Hennessey H10 lightweight 19-inch and 20-inch wheels priced at $6950. So all in all for an additional $30,000 you too can have a Hennessy performance Mustang – now all you need is suspension work and Brake upgrades to make it turn and stop!

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1200 Horsepower 2015 Mustang Powered By Vortech

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1200 Horsepower 2015 Mustang Powered By Vortech

Vortech are always looking for something special to show off their products at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (formerly known as Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association until 1970) better known to most as the SEMA show held every year in Las Vegas Nevada. This year is now exception and Vortech have really out done themselves this time with a very orange 2015 Ford Mustang GT, but the real special treat is under the hood of course. Vortech’s star of the show car will feature will be the V-3 Si self-lubricated supercharger which will be mated to the 5.0-liter V8 engine. In stock form, Ford’s new 5.0 Coyote engine will produce 435-hp and 400 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel, but in its mildest form the Vortech V-3 Si supercharger will turn that up to 640-hp and 485 lb-ft of torque, with a boost pressure of a mere 7.5 to 8.5 psi. As with many other Vortech superchargers, the V-3 Si supercharger incorporates its own oil reservoir, and a massive air-to-air intercooler for greater power. The exterior is finished in Competition Orange and will feature a 3D Carbon front lip spoiler, 20-inch Forgestar wheels, a full coil over suspension system, a huge Baer brake system, and a stainless steel high flow Magnaflow exhaust system.

Vortech say that upgrading the supercharger and other modifications like an 8 rib pulley, a fuel pump booster and a competition air inlet assembly this car with put down 1000-1200 horsepower! Now that’s real pony power.

Take A Look At Vortech Superchargers For Your Mustang CLICK-HERE


Enter To Win A BBK Cold Air Kit During October

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Enter To Win A BBK Cold Air Kit During October

Want to win a BBK cold air kit for your car?-  Well you will automatically be entered to win every time you place an order online at www.brothersperformance.com, on the phone or in person at our store in Deland Florida. Doesnt matter how big or small the amount of your order is,  your name will be entered into the drawing. The more you orders you place the more chances you have to win. Winners will be notified the during the first week of November 2014 via email and at that time you will be able to choose any BBK cold air intake as your prize to be shipped to your door. (unless that is if you live close by – you can come and pick it up) Dont forget Deland and Central Florida locals – you will also have a chance to win some great prizes at our upcoming Dyno Shoot Out and Car Show – Saturday October 25th 10am-4pm – stop by for a chance to win some swag – we look forward to seeing you here


New 2015 Roush Mustang Line up

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The New 2015 Roush Mustang Lineup

Performance adds some attitude to a freshly redesigned Ford Mustang. Built on the Blue Oval’s 6th generation Detroit icon, ROUSH performance is excited to debut its aggressive new 2015 lineup. “We have taken a different approach to our new Stage lineup.” states Jay Velthoven, Director of Marketing at ROUSH Performance. ”The 2015 RS will be built on the Mustang’s V6 platform, the Stage 1 will feature the new turbo-charged Ford 2.3L Eco-Boost motor, and the Stage 2 will showcase a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.”

All of the new 2015 Roush Mustang lineup receive the “R7” (7th generation) aero-body package giving this pony some major attitude. The face of the “R7″ aero-body package features a fully remodeled ROUSH fascia with integrated aero-pockets, a five-blade upper grille, high-flow lower grille with driving lamps, and a front chin splitter. “We worked closely
with our race teams aero specialists as we modeled our new body components.” says Mark Trostle, Lead Designer for ROUSH. “It’s instantly noticed on the rear with the race- inspired lower aero-valance and a new one piece decklid spoiler. We also tied the whole aero package together with a set of side rocker canards.”

Along with the aggressive new look, the Stage 1 and Stage 2 get the new ROUSH quad-tip performance exhaust system. “The new quad-tip exhaust is a modular design that is set to accept future upgrades.” Says Erin Dmytrow, Engineering Director for ROUSH Performance. “We are working on some exciting features that will be available later this year.”

The ROUSH Mustangs also gets a handling boost thanks to the optional suspension setups and new Quicksilver 20-inch ROUSH wheels – wrapped in the ROUSH/Cooper (co-developed) RS3-S ultra high-performance tire.

Inside the cabin, every ROUSH Mustangs will receive ROUSH embroidered floor mats and a serialized ROUSH dash badge. Optional ROUSH gauge cluster and leather seating upgrades are available for both the standard seat and the upgraded RECARO seats.

Additionally, the ROUSH Stage Mustangs have several exterior and interior options available including side quarter window scoops, body side scoop, hood scoop and more.

All 2015 ROUSH “Stage” Mustangs will first be available in manual coupes with convertible chassis and automatic transmissions to follow at a later date. They are also all 50-state legal and covered by ROUSH’s 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The 2015 ROUSH Mustangs are expected to start showing up on dealer lots by mid October 2014.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Sept 29, 2015) –ROUSH®


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Three 2015 Ford Mustangs Three Goals

 
The Ford Racing Performance Parts crew recently put the latest coral of 2015 Ford Mustangs to the test at the Milan Dragway in Michigan and US 131 Dragway in Martin Michigan. There is always someone that wants to be the first and here you will see how the crew make their realistic goals actually happen. In the video they will attempt to get a Supercharged 2015 Mustang GT into the 10’s, A naturally aspirated 2015 Mustang GT into the 11’s and the all new four cylinder Ford Mustang 2.3L Eco Boost get into the 12’s. This all done with the new IRS rear suspension and a few new Ford Racing parts developed for each car by the engineers that offer reliabilty and additional power at the same time. Its exciting to see this new platform on the street never mind on the track. Watch this video and follow along with the team of engineers as they work hard to challenge themselves to reach these new quarter mile goals.

The key element the Ford engineers are looking for is reliablility, they will go further every day at For Racing to give the Mustang enthusiasts what they want – faster winning Mustangs!


How To Install Ford 8.8 Rear Gears Video

 

How To Install Ford 8.8 Rear Gears Video

 
Ever thought about switching your stock factory gears out for some higher ratio ones to help improve acceleration and performance? Take a look at our new Brothers Performance installation video and see if it is a job you think you could tackle yourself. Ford Racing 8.8 Rear gears are the best quality gear sets available for your Ford Mustang and we offer them for sale with everything needed for the installation.  
See our Money saving kits from Brothers Performance Click Here
The Most popular kits are the 3.73 & 4.10 gear ratios and each gear set includes the pinion and ring gears, crush sleeve and pinion nut. Our complete Brothers Performance kits include everything needed for a gear swap – new bearings, races, nuts, bolts, gaskets, seals, marking compound, oil, friction modifier, everything needed to make the swap happen without having to go to the store for additional parts. Some additional specialized tools are required for the installation so please watch the video before taking on the installation to see if you have everything needed and the skills to complete the installation correctly.
This video is a good overview of the complete 3.73 rear gear installation and we do have Ford Racing instruction sheets available for download HERE on our site here to give you a good overview to read:
Popular Gear Ratios For Ford Mustangs are as follows: any further information or questions – please give us a call – 800-486-2681
3.55
3.73
4.10
4.56


Congratulations To Our Shopping Spree Winner

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Congratulations to our shopping spree winner,

Kenneth Howell is our lucky winner chosen at random from 1000’s of entries. Kenneth is the original owner of this stunning 1990 Mustang LX 5.0L. His car already features a bunch of performance upgrades already, he has upgraded and improved the handling and braking as well as the engine drive train. His list of modifications is impressive, check out his list so far:

Front Suspension: Tubular K-member, tubular A-arms, coil-over kit with KONI Struts and ’03 Cobra steering rack with Maximum Motorsports steering shaft and bumpsteer kit
Rear Suspension: Maximum Motorsports panhard bar, lower control arms and coil-over kit with KONI shocks
Brakes: Baer 5-lug 13″ Track kit (front) and 12″ (rear)
Steeda subframe connectors and strut tower brace
Old School Fittipaldi Tubolare wheels in 18×9(f) and 18×10(r)
Engine/Drivetrain: BBK Long tube headers with matching X-pipe, cat back exhaust and a Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft

Kenneth is a resident of Jesop Georgia where this car is driven regularly. If you spot this sharp looking Fox Body at your local track, watch out. Though it has already had many upgrades, it will soon be sporting even more mods from Brothers Performance which we will share with you as soon as he decides on his new shopping list !

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