2011-14 Mustang Performance Parts Video Series Part 1

2011-14 Mustang Performance Parts Video Series Part 1

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Mustang fans were happy when Ford put a 5.0 engine back in the 2011 Ford Mustang for the first time since 1996. Now Mustang fans could say the 302 and 5.0 was back.

The aging 4.6 had had some good times and bad times, but the perception was that this new 5.0 Coyote engine would take the Mustang to a new level of horsepower and performance.

Well it has proved itself over the last 4 years to be the best production engine Ford has ever produced.

As soon as the 2011 Mustang GT was released the aftermarket performance manufacturers had a field day designing new products to add to more horsepower and improve the handling, suspension and braking of this new pony.

Brothers Performance has just finished up a 3 part video series that reviews some of the best products available to enhance your driving experience of any 2011-2014 Ford Mustang.

Take a look here at part one of our video series where Evan Smith reviews a host of performance parts on the Intake and exhaust side that you can buy and install yourself to add horsepower and improve acceleration.

In this episode Evan discusses and reviews a variety of cold air intakes from JLT, BBK, K&N and Airaid , BBK power plus throttle bodies and Airaid Throttle body spacers. To enhance the performance of all these parts Evan recommends installing some shorty BBK exhaust headers to help the engine breath and that you purchase a power flash tuners from either SCT and Diablosport – these tuners have many other functions beside tuning the car they are also required to calibrate the speedometer if your change tire and wheels combinations or change the rear axle gear ratio.

We will post part two of the series next week which will cover all exhaust modifications, the Boss 302 intake manifold, superchargers, nitrous oxide systems and the JLT oil separator.


Saleen 302 Black Label Hellcat Hunter Revealed

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Saleen 302 Black Label Hellcat Hunter Revealed

Saleen have developed 3 new levels of performance 2015 Mustangs with names that sound more like something that comes in a bottle from a distillery in Scotland. Johnnie, I mean Steve Saleen announced the new Black label 2015 Saleen Mustang at recent press unveiling in Los Angeles.

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not exactly sure how Saleen pulled off building this car. Last we heard back in November, the company was down to $7,200 in their bank accounts with bills and creditors knocking on their doors for back payment of millions of dollars, Steve seems to have more lives than a cat.
The Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang is powered by a stroked and supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8 that makes a whopping 730 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque. The car has of course upgraded suspension with tuned with springs, shocks, a new set of stiffer sway bars to help keep the car flat in the corners along with solid suspension bushings. Add to all of this a set of Saleen 20-inch wheels big 275 tires and a big set of brakes on all four corners and you’ve got the new Saleen Black label, one of the most powerful Saleens ever built, the question remains – how will it perform up against a Hell Cat – now that will be a cat fight for sure.
The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label will start from $73,214.

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Official Saleen Press Release

March 15, 2015 — Earlier this year, Saleen Automotive released their 2015 White and Yellow Label 302 Mustangs to much fanfare. To round out their fleet, Saleen pulled out all the stops and developed one of the best Mustangs to date. This car is set to change the way pony cars are looked at from here on out. At a one-of-a-kind event in Downtown LA, Saleen raised the curtain on the latest pony car out of their Corona, CA headquarters.

“Since I started building cars in 1984 my goal has always been to go above and beyond where anybody has been before”, said Steve Saleen. “This will by far be the most refined and advanced Mustang we have built to date.”

With over 30 years of experience in both racing and manufacturing vehicles, it was only a matter of time before Saleen built a Mustang as comprehensive and technologically advanced as the 2015 302 Black Label.

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Saleen combined the reliability and potency of the 5.0L Coyote motor with a twin-screw supercharger. The pair produces the most power from a production Mustang yet at 730 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque on 91 octane gas.

“From the beginning of this project, we have always known that we wanted to create the most powerful production Mustang we have ever built”, said Sven Etzelsberger, V.P. of Engineering. “I can happily say that we have accomplished this goal with great success.”

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label not only outperforms every competitor in engine performance, but also outshines even previous generation Saleen Mustangs in handling. This is because the chassis consists of an independent suspension on all four corners. Outfitted with Saleen S4 springs, shocks, swaybars, and bushings, this setup offers complete performance and handling for both on and off the track.

A massive set of 15-inch dimpled rotors and multi-piston brakes bring the car back down from hyperspeed. “A brake setup of this caliber is perfectly fit on an ultra-high performance vehicle like the Black Label 302″, added Etzelsberger.

Keeping the Black Label planted to the road are 275/35R20 tires in the front and 275/40R20 tires in the rear. These are wrapped around a set of Saleen 20 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels that are available in multiple finishes.

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By far the most advanced design out of Saleen, the Black Label 302 combines the legacy that Saleen is known for with unconventional design elements and materials for a truly unique vehicle inside and out, top to bottom. This all-new Saleen vehicle started with finely tuned aerodynamic body components. As always, Saleen has spent considerable time optimizing lift over drag (L/D) and this vehicle is no exception. Lengthened an inch and a half in the front and almost two inches in the rear helps to increase the airfoil, thereby increasing downforce over the entire vehicle. A trademark Saleen rear wing balances the downforce created by the front air splitter. Carbon fiber body components help to lighten the overall weight of the vehicle.

The interior is a mix of luxury and styling with black leather and suede seats accented in contrasting chevrons. A high contrast gauge cluster provides key vitals to the driver at a glance. Harking back to Saleen’s racing heritage is a leather wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio and the center stack display between the gauges. Unique badging finishes off the interior that includes a dash plaque signifying year of manufacture and serial number of each vehicle.

A full set of Saleen 302 badging and graphics will also be included to complement any one of the standard or custom Saleen paint schemes available on all Saleen vehicles. To match the beauty and refinement of such a remarkable car, Saleen has developed a new paint coating with BASF to launch with this vehicle. California Sunset is a cross between a golden yellow and the hues of a setting sun to create a truly unique color that changes with the light. As with the rest of the Saleen lineup, the 2015 S302 Black Label will receive a Saleen serialization and unique Saleen VIN. Each car is also hand signed by Steve Saleen, ensuring it has gone through the rigorous post-production quality control process.

“This car pushes the boundaries of proportion, both functionally and aesthetically, while transforming the signature American pony car look into a new class of American Exotic”, explained Sean Smith, Design Director.

The 2015 Saleen 302 Black Label will have a starting price of $73,214 and is available for order on saleen.com or by calling Saleen’s Vehicle Sales Division at (800) 888-8945.


Cars & Coffee at Brothers Performance

Cars & Coffee at Brothers Performance

 

Car and Truck enthusiasts looking for a fun time should head to Brothers Performance the second Saturday of every month in 2015 for a morning of Cars & Coffee, plus we’re offering free dyno runs on our Dynojet chassis dynamometer on a first-come basis (there is a limited number of spots so get there early). Cars & Coffee at Brothers Performance offers you a fun time to get together with other enthusiasts.

 

 

In addition to the free dyno and free coffee, Brothers Performance, located in Deland, Florida (between Orlando and Daytona), will open its showroom so you can check out the latest in high-performance parts. We carry and endless line up of your favorite brands and manufacturers for your specific make and model vehicle. This includes BBK Performance cold-air kits, throttle bodies, headers, mufflers and so much more.

 

At Brothers Performance, we also have a modern installation center so we can get you hooked up, which lets you can drive away with improved appearance, more power or both. It doesn’t matter if you have a Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, Chevy Camaro or some other machine, all are welcome.

 

Our Cars & Coffee events are open to all makes and models, in fact we’ve had so really neat vehicles including hot rod vans, and all forms of classic and modern muscle cars on the dyno. (We do limit the dyon runs to two-wheel-drive vehicles and we do require street tires.)

 

Be sure to browse our website and check back often for great deals, plus information on our East Coast Car Shows that also feature free dyno runs, exhaust sound-off contests, music, and amazing discounts on hundreds of items. BrothersPerformance.com Car Shows provide a great time for the entire family.

 

As performance enthusiasts, we understand your needs. We appreciate your business and look forward to showing you what the Brothers Performance team can do for you and your favorite project car. Our goal is to offer unrivaled personal customer service and complete satisfaction.

 

Event Dates for 2015 are:

1/10/15 | 2/14/15 | 3/14/15 | 4/11/15 | 5/9/15 | 6/13/15 | 7/11/15 | 8/8/15 | 9/12/15 | 10/10/15 | 11/14/15 | 12/12/15

 


Ford Cleveland Engine Plant Begins Production of the New Twin-Scroll 2.0- liter EcoBoost and 2.3-liter EcoBoost Engines

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Ford Cleveland Engine Plant Begins Production of New EcoBoost Engines

 

Ford recently announced it will begin production of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The announcement marks the first time these engines are being produced in the U.S. The twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is available in the all- new Ford Edge, launching in first quarter of 2015. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is available in the all-new Ford Mustang, Explorer and Lincoln MKC. It all kicks off when the Ford Cleveland Engine Plant Begins Production of New EcoBoost Engines.

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“With more than 4 million Eco Boost-powered vehicles on the road today, Cleveland Engine has been at the forefront of our plan to provide our customers with fuel-efficient, affordable engines,” said Bruce Hettle, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. “The hardworking team at Cleveland Engine is proud to build two of the most technologically advanced engines on the market today.”

According to Ford, in 2013, it made an investment of nearly $200 million and added 450 new jobs to support production and rising consumer demand for the EcoBoost engine. Ford also made the move to assemble engines regionally to help optimize production capabilities around the world.

Production of the twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America were previously based in Valencia, Spain. The investment in Cleveland shifted North American production to Ohio, leaving Ford’s Valencia Engine Plant as the exclusive production location of 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford of Europe-built vehicles. Valencia will continue to machine and ship components for both engines to North America,

The famous “Cleveland” Engine Plant also builds the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 3.7-liter V6 rear-wheel drive application. The Ohio facility employs more than 1,300 people and has produced more than 1 million Eco Boost engines since 2009 that have been used to support Ford operations in North America, Mexico, Europe and Asia Pacific.

EcoBoost leadership

As the cornerstone of Ford’s global engine strategy to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, EcoBoost, introduced in 2009, can deliver significantly better fuel economy than larger-displacement engines. EcoBoost uses smaller overall engine size combined with turbocharging, gasoline direct injection and variable valve timing for the power customers want and the fuel economy they need.

EcoBoost is now available on 100 percent of the 2015 light- duty Ford lineup in North America, and Ford produced more than 1.6 million EcoBoost engines globally in 2014, up more than 30 percent from 2013. More than 190,000 EcoBoost engines now are produced every month, up 90 percent from 2013. In 2014, annual global EcoBoost engine capacity reached approximately 2.3 million units.

Ford also sees growth in global utilities sales. It stated Utility vehicles are the fastest-growing segment globally – up 135 percent since 2009. This accounts for roughly 20 percent of overall market globally. By 2020, utility vehicle sales are expected to reach a whopping 23 percent of the global industry.

“With the new 2.0 and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines featured in the all-new Edge and Explorer, Ford is well-positioned to benefit from the rapidly growing utility vehicle segment,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Utility sales are growing at three times the rate of the global vehicle industry.”

With vehicles like the Edge, Escape and Explorer, Ford has been the leader in utility vehicles in the U.S. for four straight years. In 2014, the company sold more than 1.4 million utility vehicles around the world, up 11 percent compared with the previous year. Edge is a technology showcase featuring including adaptive steering, enhanced active park assist, side parking sensors and a front 180-degree camera. It is offered with the 2.0-liter or a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.

The new Explorer is a significant update to the SUV icon that defined the segment when it launched in 1990. Along with a new look and the new engine 2.3-liter I-4 EcoBoost, Explorer new features include: front and rear 180-degree wide angle cameras with washers; enhanced active park assist with perpendicular park, parking side sensors; smart-charging front-and-rear USB ports; and a hands-free kick-activated lift gate.


1979 – 2004 Ford Mustang Launch Basics With Video

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1979 – 2004 Ford Mustang Launch Basics With Video

 

If you’re looking for maximum acceleration from your pony, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of getting off the line. This means understanding 1979 – 2004 Ford Mustang Launch Basics. The Fox-body and Fox-4 (1979 – 2004) Ford Mustang is perfect for the task and there are many excellent parts available to give you traction and make you quick and consistent.

 

The front of these Mustangs is equipped from Ford with a modified MacPherson Strut setup. This includes a separate spring and strut, connected to a lower A-arm. It’s actually a pretty good deal for drag racing and it’s easy to modify. A hard drag racing launch requires the nose of the car to lift and Brothers Performance offers a variety of spring and strut combinations to enhance performance.

 

As you can see in the attached video, Eibach, a leader in spring technology, offers a specific Drag Launch kit. This includes new front and rear springs and an airbag designed to be installed in the passenger-side rear spring. The soft front springs are designed to store energy when the car is static, while sitting on the starting line. Upon launch, they allow the nose to pop up, giving you extra traction.

 

The rear includes four lower control arms (also called trailing arms), two springs, main shocks and quad shocks and an anti-roll bar. The Eibach springs are also softer than stock, and work in unison with the Eibach front coils. Fox Mustangs have a tendency to roll rotate (twist) on launch. This can be counteracted by inflating the airbag included in the kit to the recommended setting, or by added a drag racing-specific anti-roll bar in place of the stock unit.

 

Any time you change springs you should consider your struts and shocks, as they may or may not be suited to the new spring rates. This goes for drag racing, and when installing lowering springs designed for handling. For drag racing, a common choice is the Lakewood 70/30 front struts and the 50/50 rear shocks. These will compliment the Eibach Drag Launch kit and help you get the most lift and best traction for a street / strip Mustang.

 

If you’re looking for a more aggressive setup, we offer the popular Moroso Trick Front and rear springs. These are mainly designed for racing, and will work best with Lakewood 90/10 front struts, or an adjustable strut. We also recommend going with aftermarket rear control arms, frame connectors and a driveshaft safety loop.

 

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Congratulations Mike Sakiewicz, Brothers Performance $1,000 Shopping Spree Winner!

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Congratulations Mike Sakiewicz, Brothers Performance $1,000 Shopping Spree Winner!

Brothers Performance is proud to announce Mike Sakiewicz of Frankfort, Illinois as our December $1,000 Shopping Spree contest winner. Mike is a hardcore Mustang fanatic in the process of building his 1986 Mustang GT into a budget warrior and he’ll be on his way with some hot new parts thanks to Brothers Performance.

“I got a phone call from Brothers Performance, but I was working so I couldn’t answer,” Mike stated with a chuckle. “I called back and they told me I won and I was super excited! I thought they already picked a winner so i never gave winning a second thought. I was totally surprised because it’s the first time I’ve ever won anything,” said the 24 year old construction equipment worker, who recently broke his hand on the job.

Mike picked up his 1986 GT at a police auction, but it sat for two years as he contemplated whether he wanted to build it of get a different car. “This car had an AOD and I wanted a stick, but it’s hard to find clean cars up here in Illinois,” he explained. “Its got surface rust, but otherwise it is in good shape. I decided to keep it and I did a T5 swap myself, and added a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft, 3.73s and a Detroit Locker differential.”

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Mike also installed BBK Shorty Headers and a Brothers Performance Off-Road H-Pipe, with the system dumping under the car. “I like it loud, so I went with straight exhaust with no tail pipes,” Mike stated. “I also did the Ford Racing A/C delete and took the smog pump off. Other than that it’s stock.”

With his $1,000 shopping spree, Mike selected a Brentech Cold-Air Intake kit, a 70mm Brentech throttle body, along with a Pro-M 75mm Mass Air meter, Pro-M Mass Air wiring harness, Stage 8 Locking header bolts and Maximum Motorsports Extreme Duty Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms.

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“It’s an ’86 so it is speed density, but I’m switching it to mass air,” he added. “I already have the A9L computer sitting in my room. I’d like to a do a GT-40 build on the Mustang, but I’m working on the suspension first. I’ll go with sub-frame connectors and suspension mods before I start adding power. I’m more about the go-fast so I’ll get that done before I worry about looks.”

Brothers performance congratulates Mike and we’re glad to help make his 1986 Ford Mustang GT build a special one. We can help you, too! In fact, all you have to do is click here and sign up for your chance to win! We have another $1,000 Shopping Spree going on right now and you can be the next winner.

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BBK Varitune Mufflers Make The Perfect Sound

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BBK Varitune Mufflers Make The Perfect Sound

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get the perfect sound from your exhaust system? I mean a sound that’s dialed into your liking. Different engines create different levels of exhaust flow, so it’s important to get exhaust parts that fit your needs. There is so much that can affect the music coming from your tail pipes — and we’re not just talking about the volume of your exhaust. Power adders, increased compression, big cams, headers, X- and H-pipes, mufflers and tail pipes all play a role in the symphony of sound. But only one muffler puts the sound tuning in your hands — and that’s BBK’s Varitune Muffler. Varitune mufflers and Axle-Back kits feature the patented Adjustable Power Valve that gives you the ability to tune your exhaust! So read on and see how BBK Varitune Mufflers make the perfect sound.

 

The Adjustable Power Valve, developed and patented by BBK Performance, lets you change from having a mild three-chamber muffler to a rowdy single-chamber muffler in a matter of minutes. These mufflers are built with an internal cone that is adjusted in or out to direct exhaust flow through the muffler. And since you control the position of the cone, you manipulate sound and power.

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It’s all done with the turn of a screw, located on the exterior of the muffler. Changes are made by simply loosening the locking nut and then running the adjuster in or out. With this set-up you can quickly and easily dial in the sound of your exhaust with the turn of a screw and we offer kits for the Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, plus trucks and a variety of other vehicles. You can even alter or off-set the Power Valves to remove any resonance or drone. This is important when you change rear gears or transmission ratios.

 

BBK Varitune Mufflers are available in a variety of sizes so there’s a combination for virtually any American performance car, including Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro, and Corvette to name a few. Of course, you can retro-fit your Varitune mufflers to basically any vehicle, including early muscle cars. It’s important to note that all BBK Varitune mufflers and Varitune Axle-Back kits are American designed and American built from high-quality materials so they’re designed to sound great and last a long time.

 

To fit your budget, Varitune mufflers are available in aluminized or stainless steel in 2.5-, 2.75-, and 3.0-inch diameters, and are offered in various offsets to fit most aftermarket and OEM applications, including cars and trucks. Currently, Varitune mufflers do not fit the 1999-2004 Ford Mustang Cobra, and with many options for fitment, be sure to research and select the correct diameter and offset for your specific application.

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Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500 And Ford Sweeps The Weekend

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Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500 And Ford Sweeps The Weekend

 

The Blue Oval was strong in Daytona, Florida this past weekend as Joey Logano scored big winning his first NASCAR Daytona 500 in his Shell/Pennzoil-backed Roger Penske-owned #22 Ford Fusion. Just a day earlier, Ryan Reed drove his Roush Fenway Ford Mustang to victory in the NASCAR Xfinity series race at the famous Superspeedway (located just 20 minutes from Brothers Performance) and Friday night, the young Tyler Reddick scored a win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in his Ford F-150 owned by Brad Keselowski. Yes, Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500 And Ford Sweeps The Weekend.

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“What an amazing moment. Wow. To win this race is just amazing,” exclaimed Logano. “I have the best team on pit road for sure. These guys are awesome. My spotter did a great job giving me the information I need to get our front and stay out front before that last caution and be able to have a good restart there at the end. I knew I had the 15 behind me and Clint Bowyer was the best pusher I could find out there and was able to push me to the lead and I knew I wanted the outside to make sure he was behind me to work up there again.”

As with most of the restrictor-plate races, the field was packed tight in the closing laps, as Logono’s bright yellow Ford Fusion led the charging pack. A late-race caution caused a restart with just three laps to go. Logano selected the outside lane (the leader can restart from the inside or the outside), which placed him in front of Clint Bowyer. Bowyer gave Logano a shove on “Green” and Logano cleared the field. Clearing the field on a big track isn’t always a good thing, since the drafting cars can often slingshot past a lone car. But the field never got the chance. Logano’s competitors fanned out three-wide, and the Ford expanded the gap. Finally, the leaders took the “White” flag signaling one lap to go, but before they could complete the lap, caution flew as Jeff Gordon was hit and spun out, securing the win for Ford and Joey Logano.

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“You see cars, a lot of cars and I saw that we were single file the first three cars and I knew that was a good thing because it would be harder for them to form a run,” said the 24-year old Logano. “Then I saw them crash in the mirror, but I had a distance to go and I thought that was good because it was still going to be harder for them to catch up without as many cars in the pack. Then the caution came out anyway. That feeling of winning the Daytona 500, I can’t explain how cool this is. I said in an interview that this was our worst race track last year and we worked really hard to figure out how we could get better at it and all the hard work got us the win today.”

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Ford Fast Facts:

  • Logano’s win in the Daytona 500 was the 14th overall for Ford in “The Great American Race.”
  • First time Ford has swept all of NASCAR’s top three touring divisions in the same weekend since last August at Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • Ford remains undefeated at Daytona International Speedway in 2015, running its streak to four with today’s win. In addition to winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck and NASCAR XFINITY Series races this weekend, Ford also won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona last month.
  • In addition, this is the first time Ford has swept the NASCAR Camping World Truck, NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during Speedweeks.
  • Reed’s win marks Ford’s 220th NASCAR XFINITY Series victory and the first for Roush Fenway Racing at Daytona International Speedway.
  • Reed is the 37th different driver to win a NASCAR XFINITY Series race with Ford and the first since his teammate, Chris Buescher, did it last year at Mid-Ohio.

Ford And Richard Petty Will Build 143 Limited-Edition 2015 Mustangs

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Ford And Richard Petty Will Build 143 Limited-Edition 2015 Mustangs

BrothersPerformance.com just learned that in the coming months, Ford and Richard Petty Will Build 143 Limited-Edition 2015 Mustangs. Based off the popular SEMA project, Petty’s Garage is planning to build a series of limited-edition, 627-horsepower Mustang GTs that will feature exotic paint and appearance, along with supercharging and many custom touches. There will be 100 Stage 1 models and 43 Stage 2 versions.

“We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,” said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. “With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT.” In fact, Of the 43 Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GTs planned — only 42 remain — that’s because Rock ’n’ Roll legend Brian Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC, has an order in for the first car. “This Mustang has just taken my breath away,” said Johnson. “It really is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. I didn’t have an American car, but I do now!”

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Not just a pretty face, the Stage 1 Petty’s Garage Mustang GT will be customized with a unique front fascia incorporating driving lights and a blacked-out grille with black running horse. The rear fascia is also custom with a center-exit exhaust and NASCAR-style spoiler on the decklid. Further modification was done to the interior, including embroidered head restraints and floor mats, and Richard Petty’s rolling autograph on the dashboard.

To enhance the giddy-up, the team chose a Ford Racing/Roush supercharger, that’s fed with a cold-air intake. Engine calibration has also been tweaked, and you’ll hear the V8 rumble through the MagnaFlow exhaust, with the aforementioned center-mount exits. Powertrain modifications are covered by a Ford Racing/Roush Performance parts limited warranty; Petty’s Garage components and installation carry a 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty from Petty’s Garage.

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Ford stated the Stage 1 Mustang GT can be ordered in any color, with all unique bodywork painted to match. Finishing the look are unique HRE FlowForm wheels and Continental tires.

If you’re looking for something extra special, the Stage 2 version is taken to the next level of performance with Petty’s Garage Wilwood big brakes, and a complete Petty’s Garage custom two-tone paint job. This version will roll on Petty’s Garage HRE three-piece forged- aluminum wheels.

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Those 43 owners (including Brian Johnson) will stop traffic and win show awards with a very special two-tone paint job that is identical to Petty’s Garage 2014 SEMA show Mustang.

Not just the common Petty Blue, this modern version comes to life with crushed-and- tumbled glass combined with iconic Petty Blue paint. Actually, Petty’s Garage has created a one-of-a-kind color for the lower half of the car, which is set off by tri-coat pearlescent Ford Tuxedo Black. Petty fans will love that “The King’s” legendary No. 43 is expertly ghosted into the paint. It can be seen on the hood and C-pillars. Now that’s slick!

So how much will a special-edition Petty Mustang GT set you back? The Stage 1 Mustang is listed at a MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) of $62,210 — the Stage 2 model is priced higher at $92,210. According to Ford, either Mustang GT can be ordered at your local Ford dealership on a first-come, first-served basis.


1996 – 2004 Ford Mustang BBK 73mm Throttle Intake Test

1996 – 2004 Ford Mustang BBK 73mm Throttle Intake Test

 

Mustang enthusiasts are always on the hunt for horsepower and BrothersPerformance.com is your one-stop source for all your performance needs. To show you some of the great parts we offer, our team recently did a 1996 – 2004 Ford Mustang BBK 73mm Throttle Intake test on a 2003 Mustang GT.

 

BBK’s 73mm Throttle Intake (Part Number 17801), sells for right around $250.00 and combines a 73mm Throttle Body with a high-flow Upper Intake Plenum into one sweet-looking unit that is easy to install and will outflow the stock throttle body and upper plenum on any 1996 to 2004 Mustang with the 4.6 liter V8 engine. It’s common to see as much as 12 to 15 horsepower gained at the wheels, but we wanted to see it with our own eyes.

 

 

 

The BBK Performance Mustang Throttle Intake is designed and manufactured here in the USA and will create quicker throttle response and better acceleration. All BBK Performance Power Plus throttle bodies are CNC-machined from high-quality 356 aluminum castings to ensure perfect OEM quality and fit every time. They feature die-stamped throttle linkages, double sealed bearings, and O-ringed throttle shafts.

 

This throttle body is also a direct replacement, and the kit includes all the necessary gaskets and instructions for a quick and easy installation. This is one of those simple installs designed for the do-it-yourselfer. All it takes is about 30 minutes of your time and basic hand tools. We especially like the show-quality Charcoal Titanium powdercoated finish.

 

Not only is the 73mm throttle bore larger than stock, but the inlet elbow features smoothed internal radius on the short and large turn, plus volume is increased. This equals improved volume and better overall airflow into the engine. BBK Performance also offers a larger 78mm version, designed to work great with nitrous oxide or forced induction.

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