Mustang One Of The Most Popular Passwords, More Than Superman, Batman

Mustang One Of The Most Popular Passwords, More Than Superman, Batman

 

According to a study by SplashData, “Mustang” ranks as the 16th most common password on the Internet in 2014. This makes Mustang One Of The Most Popular Passwords, More Than Superman, Batman and many other commonly used passwords. Superman placed 21st, Batman was close behind in 24th, according to a recent study. SplshData specializes in password management on the Internet.

Interestingly, Ford Mustang is the only car to crack the top 25 most common Internet passwords — but does that really surprise you? Chalk this up as another win for America’s most iconic pony car.

“We’re flattered people want to use ‘mustang’ as their password, but alone, it just isn’t strong enough to be secure,” said Keith Moss, Ford Director of Cyber Security. “We encourage people to use ‘mustang,’ but we recommend they strengthen their password by mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to make it unique.”

Adding letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to your favorite pony car-inspired code for sign-in will help strengthen your password. Making Mustang one of The Most Popular Passwords, More Than Superman, Batman, is a major credit to Ford Motor Company, and the Mustang as an honest staple of pop culture. Enthusiasts speak of the Mustang as so much more than just a car. Mustang brings people together, but the growth will continue as the Mustang goes global this year.

According to Ford, here are a few suggestions for strengthening your “mustang” password: Add numbers to make it your own secret code (this may be your favorite Mustang model year, year you bought your Mustang, or year you sold the car). Incorporate Mustang option codes, paint codes, engine codes, or digits from your VIN. Create acronyms for modifications made to your Mustang (BBKStang, JMStang, EcoStang, etc.). Or you could include your favorite driving road, or race track.

Of course, using the same password on all websites is never a good idea. Ford recommends using a password manager to help keep your Mustang-related passwords organized and easy-to-access. This allows you to keep things “Mustang-themed” but secure at the same time.

 

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Gear Your Ford Mustang For Better Performance

 

 

 

 

If there’s one thing all late-model Mustangs have, it’s that adding numerically higher gears will help acceleration and make your car faster. So why not check out Brothers Performance’s selection of rear end ratios and Gear Your Ford Mustang for Better Performance.

Ford used a variety of rear end ratios in the Mustang depending on year and model. Many Fox body Mustang came equipped with a 2.73:1 ratio, 3.08s were optional. It was quite common for enthusiasts to swap in a 3.55, 3.73 and 4.10 gears, while more hardcore racers went for 4.30, 4.56 and 4.88 gears. The highest ratio for the Ford 8.8 is a 5.14.

Brothers Performance offers virtually all the Ford Racing gear ratios, and you can purchase just the gears or a complete kit with Ford Racing Gears, Ford Racing 8.8 inch Ring and Pinion Installation Kit (M-4210-B2), Redline Synthetic 75W90 Gear Oil, and Ford Racing Friction Modifier (M-19546-A12).

Numerically taller gears provide increased torque multiplication and this greatly improves acceleration. For instance, swapping from 3.31 gears (in a 2005-2010 Mustang GT) to 3.73 gears, can knock as much as four tenths (.40) of a second off your quarter-mile time! The extra torque multiplication also gives you greater mid-range response and helps the engine accelerate much more quickly. With Ford parts you’re getting quality, as these gears are manufactured to the same tolerances and at the same plant as your factory Mustang gears which are designed to last over 100,000 miles.

To increase strength and ensure durability, the gears are heat-treated gears and feature beveled edges to eliminate tooth chipping and gear failure. The installation kit includes the high torque pinion bearing known as the Bullitt bearing that is factory equipment on GT500 Mustangs to handle the increased torque and rpm.

Changing your Mustang’s gear ratio will alter the calibration of the speedometer and requires the use of a different speedometer gear or recalibrating tool such as an SCT Power Flash Tuner.


First Ever 2016 Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang sold for $1,000,000

First Ever 2016 Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang sold for $1,000,000

 

Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields created a thunder at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona last night when he approached the auction stage and cracked the throttle on the Shelby GT350R. The first ever Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang sold for $1,000,000, and Ford donated the entire amount to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

 

Fields spoke briefly about the charity and the special Mustang and then he stated he would personally hand over the keys to the winning bidder at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The winning bidder of Shelby GT350R number 001 can also select from any available color and options.

 

The bidding shot past $500,000, then climbed slowly to a million. Fans and bidders saw a white Shelby GT350R with blue stripes, which was not actually Number 001, but that didn’t bother anyone. Finally, the “hammer” dropped at an even one million dollars! It was later announced that as much as $150,000 was also raised in charitable donations.

 

 

While Ford announced the GT350 just months ago, the more-radical GT350R model was introduced less than a week ago at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Ford also announced it would produce the Ford GT and an EcoBoost-powered Raptor F-150 with “more horsepower than the existing 411-horsepower V8.” No other auto manufacturer drew such attention at the NAIAS.

 

 

The GT350 and the lighter R-model, are powered by a 5.2 liter V8, dubbed the “Voodoo,” that is said to rev past 8,000 rpm and produce over 500 horsepower. We’re speculating it will make at least one horsepower per liter. Unlike most V8 engines built in America, it features a flat-plane crankshaft (rather than a cross-plane crankshaft), which saves weight, allows the engine to rev very quickly. The design can improve induction and exhaust flow, due to the firing order that’s unique to this type of crankshaft. The R-model also wears carbon-fiber wheels and a state-of-the-art suspension. Performance should surpass the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.


Ford Donates 2016 Shelby GT350R at Barrett Jackson to Benefit JDRF

Ford Donates 2016 Shelby GT350R at Barrett Jackson to Benefit JDRF

 

Earlier this week, Ford stole the show at the North American International Auto Show and the Detroit automaker is once again making headlines as Ford Donates 2016 Shelby GT350R at Barrett Jackson to Benefit JDRF Charity. Live coverage of the Shelby GT350R crossing the block will air on Velocity on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

 

“The Shelby GT350R is a world-class car, the best performing Mustang that we have ever built,” said Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President, Global Product Development. “We are thrilled to donate the first retail production Shelby GT350R to JDRF for auction. When this car crosses the auction block it should raise a tremendous amount of money for a great charity.” According to Ford, All proceeds from the sale will benefit JDRF, the country’s leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

 

The Mustang Ford donates will be the first retail production Shelby GT350R Mustang, VIN#001, will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale on Saturday with all proceeds benefiting JDRF and the auction winner on this GT350R will be able to select any available options.

 

The R-model GT350, which was introduced earlier this week at the NAIAS in Detroit, is sure to set the performance car world on fire when it arrives late next year. Features include carbon-fiber wheels, 130-pound weight reduction, special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and improved aerodynamics. Engine output is expected to be in the 520-horsepower range! In addition, Ford stated that the Shelby GT350R Team members will sign the car in appreciation of the donations to JDRF. Ford has supported JDRF since 1983.

 

“JDRF is privileged to work with Ford, and we are extremely grateful for the generous support from Ford and its employees through the years,” said John Brady, JDRF chairman, international board of directors. “We are honored to be part of the company’s 50-year celebration of the Shelby GT350 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. This very exciting and worthwhile event means a great deal to not only JDRF and the type 1 community, but to me personally as well. We are dedicated to continue our work and to share our vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.”

 

Stay tuned to BrothersPerformance.com for news on the sale of the donated Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang and other great cars from Barrett-Jackson.


Direct Fit Fuel Pumps Ford For Your Ford Mustang

Direct Fit Fuel Pumps Ford For Your Ford Mustang

 

If you’re planning to increase the horsepower of your pony, you’ll want to select one of Brothers Performance’s direct fit fuel pumps for your Ford Mustang. The factory fuel system on most 1986 to current Mustangs is adequate for minor bolt on modifications, but your engine will require additional fuel once you go for big power.

 

Brothers Performance offers a complete selection of fuel systems and components for V6, V8, SVT Cobra, Shelby, LX, GT and other Mustangs, including drop-in pumps, external pumps, injectors, filters, fuel rails, adjustable fuel regulators, lines, fittings and adapters, gauges, electronic fuel pump controllers, fuel cells, and complete fuel system kits. Many of these parts will work as stock replacement or as an upgrade. Click over to our fuel system pages to see your favorite brands, including Aeromotive, BBK, Edelbrock, Ford Racing, JMS, Auto Meter, Russell and many more.

 

An aftermarket high-volume fuel pump will allow your fuel system to keep up with the demands of your engine. As you increase airflow with a cold-air intake, large throttle body, aftermarket heads, cams and intake manifold, exhaust headers or power adders such as nitrous oxide, a supercharger or turbocharger, you’ll need to bump up the volume of fuel to maintain the proper air/fuel ratio. Failing to do this will cause your engine to run lean, which results in melted pistons and burned valves. You certainly don’t want to trash your expensive engine, so proper fueling is a must.

 

Brothers Performance offers BBK fuel-pumps designed to slip easily into the stock location and connect to the factory wiring with no modifications. In some cases you can simply upgrade to a larger-volume pump — other times you’ll need to add larger injectors (and a matching mass air meter). Higher horsepower combinations may require a dedicated fuel system with aftermarket fuel rails, larger lines and an internal or external fuel pump.

 

The Factory V8 Fox-body pump is designed to flow 88 liters per hour, which is barely adequate. Common direct-replacement pumps are sized at 110-, 155-, 190- and 255 liter per hour (lph). We recommend owners of newer models switch to our 300-lph fuel pump. Brothers’ sells kits for all late-model Mustangs, so check out our offerings and select the best pump and supporting parts for your late-model performance car or truck.


Ford Announces a Z/28-Chomping Shelby GT350R Mustang, Available Later This Year

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Ford Announces its Z/28-Chomping Shelby GT350R, Available Later This Year

 

Mustang enthusiasts are most certainly familiar with the Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang, but until recently, those words brought visions of the small and lightweight 1965 pony cars created by Carroll Shelby. They performed fantastic on track and on the street as well, the following year you could even rent one from Hertz. As the first of all the Shelby Mustangs, they move the needle with collectors. Actually, they bend it over backwards, as prime examples can fetch well beyond $250,000. Today, the heritage lives on as Ford announces a Z/28-chomping Shelby GT350R Mustang, available later this year. And its currently on display, along with the all-new Ford GT, plus an older Ford GT and a GT40, along with the new Raptor and base Shelby GT350 Mustang at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

 

As may of you know, Ford and Carroll Shelby teamed to develop a track version of the 1965 Ford Mustang – the Shelby GT350 Competition model. It was lighter, more powerful, had a highly developed suspension, and it won races. Mustang buyers will now have the chance to get the 2016 version, with just a bit more technology and way more power. Set to arrive later this year, the Shelby GT350R has been created with passion and will have never-before-seen track capability from a Mustang – thanks to innovations in aerodynamics, chassis engineering and light-weighting.

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“The Shelby GT350R Mustang is a no-compromise car in the pursuit of maximum track capability,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “It is a thoroughbred street car making use of technology and ingenuity to deliver performance few enthusiasts have ever experienced.”

 

Under the hood is the unique hopped-up Coyote V8, with 5.2 liters of displacement and a flat-plane crankshaft. Ford says it will be the most powerful naturally aspirated engine it has ever produced. For increased grip, Mustang owners will enjoy stiffer spring rates and tuned antiroll bars, a performance alignment, revised bushings and jounce bumpers, cross-axis ball joints in the front suspension, and revised calibration controlling the MagneRide dampers. “The Shelby GT350R Mustang is a car with the nimbleness and power delivery you want on a road course,” said Nair. “This isn’t just about horsepower. The Shelby GT350R is an all-around balanced athlete – one that is extraordinarily precise and agile.”

 

Another first are the lightweight carbon fiber wheels, yes, we said carbon fiber wheels, that are standard on Shelby GT350R. This makes Ford the first major automaker to introduce this innovative wheel technology as standard equipment. Lightening the rotating mass improves performance by reducing critical unsprung weight and reducing rolling inertia. The wheels measure 19×11-inches in the front and 19×11.5-inches in the rear, and shed about 13 pounds per wheel. They also offer higher levels of stiffness than equivalent aluminum wheels. I’m sure they’re pricey, you wouldn’t want to curb one! Extra grip comes from the popular Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires designed specifically for the Shelby GT350R. With this expect unrivaled performance on the street and on track.

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Weight is the enemy, so Ford engineers did a gut job on the R-model, chucking the air conditioning, the stereo system, rear seats, trunk floorboard and carpet, backup camera and emergency tire sealer and inflator. Exhaust resonators also have been removed for weight savings with the benefit of creating a sharper exhaust tone. Jenny Craig would be thrilled with the 130-pound reduction (when compared to the Shelby GT350 Track Pack model). If you’re not quite so hardcore, Ford is offering an optional Electronics Package that includes dual-zone air conditioning, 8-inch touch screen with navigation, seven-speaker audio system, turn signal mirrors and more.

 

Aggressive Aero

Clearly, Ford was not shy about how it would direct air around the Shelby GT350R. in an effort to reduce drag and create downforce, it sports a revised front splitter, a large carbon fiber rear spoiler, plus a hood vent for heat extraction and lift reduction, fore and aft belly pans, an aggressive diffuser, and vented wheel wells with turbulence-reducing fender vents.

According to Ford, “The wing moves the vehicle’s center of pressure rearward while improving downforce and lift balance – ideal for high-speed track work. Shelby GT350R’s highly efficient aerodynamics, innovative light-weighting and world-class chassis deliver a truly spectacular driving experience that makes you feel like a professional racing driver,” said Kerry Baldori, Ford Performance chief functional engineer.

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The Engine

While supercharging was a staple of the Ford performance diet since 1999, it’s gone for 2015. EcoBoost turbocharged power is in, but engineers decided on something different for the GT350. Sticking with naturally aspirated V8 power, they jacked the displacement of the venerable 5.0 to 5.2-liters and slipped in a flat-plane crankshaft. Combined with revised heads, cams and intake, the 5.2 is most powerful naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever. Ford stated it will develop more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

GT350R gets an air-to-oil engine oil cooler, typically found only on race cars, which maintains engine temperatures under the most severe conditions, as does a standard cooler for the six-speed manual transmission. The driveline consists of a “tuned” limited-slip Torsen differential with 3.73 performance axle ratio. The package is optimized for cornering grip and straight-line traction, while an electronically modulated rear-mounted air-to-oil differential cooler maintains ideal temperatures during track driving. That’s some serious track goodness.

 

Lastly, exterior touches include red painted brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. Inside is high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging and the D-shaped steering wheel fitted with a red center mark at the top. The limited-production Shelby GT350R will be available in the United States and Canada later this year, and is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020.

 

“This is the pinnacle of performance Mustangs today,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance. “The Shelby GT350R Mustang lays the groundwork for a story that will play out for years to come on the track and the street.”


Ford Unveils EcoBoost-powered Ford GT, Raptor F-150and the Shelby GT350R Mustang

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Ford Unveiled EcoBoost-powered Ford GT, Raptor F-150 and the Shelby GT350R Mustang

 

Ford Motor Company blew the doors off the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit this morning by announcing it’s all-new Ford GT supercar designed to sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in weight reduction, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient 600-plus horsepower EcoBoost engine. Yes, snow melted when Ford Unveiled EcoBoost-powered Ford GT, Raptor F-150 and the Shelby GT350R Mustang.

 

The Raptor, and GT350R are just stunning, but it was the Ford GT that stole the show. The amazingly sleek Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever—a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. This is a ultra-high-performance supercar, infused with race-proven technology engineered to keep company with exotics when it goes into production in 2016.

 

According to Ford, this the GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup. And, beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

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“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”

 

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Like the last Ford GT, the 2016 model is rear-wheel drive, with a mid-mounted engine, and some of the most unique and exotic bodywork we’ve seen. The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum – enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency.

 

“The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.”

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We all know the benefits of reduced weight, It which provides an efficiency advantage and improves acceleration, handling, braking, safety, efficiency. The all-new GT features advanced lightweight composites, which will help serve Ford’s entire product lineup moving forward. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car. This includes a carbon fiber passenger cell and aluminum front and rear subframes encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels.

 

Ford also announced its EcoBoost technology is available in every new Ford car, utility and light-duty pickup in North America beginning this year. EcoBoost engines power a growing number of Ford performance models, including the new Mustang, just-announced F-150 Raptor, as well as Fiesta ST and Focus ST.

 

To reach the power goals, the GT gets an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.

 

Aerodynamiclly, the GT is striking, Its body actively reduces drag, while aiding downforce and stability. It incorporates an aircraft-inspired teardrop fuselage and visibility-enhancing curved windshield. Plus, there’s an active rear spoiler that is keyed to both speed and driver input, reactively deploying and adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on conditions.

 

“The state-of-the-art chassis is suspended by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height. The 20-inch wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires featuring a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT. Multi-spoke wheels encircle carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners,” said Ford. The two-seat cockpit is accessed by upward-swinging doors, and features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell.

 

This configuration significantly reduces seating hardware and weight, and provides a consistent and direct sensory connection to the chassis. The fixed seating is combined with adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate a very wide range of driver statures.

 

An F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls, creating a stalkless steering column that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster provides a wealth of driver-focused data. The display is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.

 

“While we hope enthusiasts rejoice about this all-new GT, all Ford customers will benefit from the ultimate performance Ford and its new-generation innovations,” said Nair.


Hot Ford Mustang Video

Hot Ford Mustang Video

 

The Ford Mustang is an amazing machine—50 years of production and countless accolades has given it iconic status in the eyes of Americans and enthusiasts around the world. And while there are many vehicles that share an enthusiast following, few can match the Ford Mustang. And recently, Ford released a Hot Ford Mustang Video, loaded with serious Stangs and loads of tire smoke.

 

The Mustang is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a classic, a daily driver, a racecar, a show car, a collectable and even a dream. Mustangs have starred on the big screen, on TV, in music videos and they’ve owned racetracks all over the world. And now, with the global 2015 Mustang, our favorite Ford is truly a world-wide muscle car.

 

At Brothers Performance, we’re all about Mustangs and we offer an endless list of aftermarket components to give your Mustang horsepower, style and unlimited handling ability. It’s amazing how the late-model EFI Mustangs have evolved. The Fox-body Stangs of the late ’80s changed the outlook of performance enthusiasts as the EFI systems opened the door to a new level of small-block performance.

 

With basic modifications, such as the BBK Performance cold-air kit and throttle body, Mustang owners cracked into the 12s, 11s and 10s. Power adders such as nitrous and the early Paxton, Vortech and Kenne Bell superchargers drove Mustang performance to an entirely new level.

 

This evolution has continued to the 5.0 liter Coyote-powered Mustangs of today. A good-running stock 225 hp 5.0 H.O. will make about 185 rwhp and that was a big deal. These days, the 5.0 Coyote makes as much as 435 horsepower (444 in the 2012-13 Boss 302!). We’re anxiously awaiting the horsepower numbers on the Shelby GT350, and we anticipate 520 hp from the 5.2 liter mill. It’s pretty amazing to think that a 302 cube engine in a Mustang could stop the most fierce big-blocks muscle cars of the 1960s and early 1970s.

 

Stay tuned to BrothersPerformance.com, as we’ll have some ground-breaking announcements early next week on many amazing new products from Ford. Thanks for stopping by.


Find 8-10 Easy Horsepower For Your Ford Mustang

Find 8-10 Easy Horsepower For Your Ford Mustang

 

If you’re looking to find 8-10 easy horsepower for your Ford Mustang, look no further than the affordable Brentech 70 mm throttle body designed to fit 1986-93 Fox-body Ford Mustangs with the venerable 5.0 Liter engine. Amazingly, BrothersPerformance.com sells this unit for right around $129.00 and the kit includes all the gaskets and hardware for a simple and quick install!

 

 

 

Airflow is critical to horsepower, and the stock 60 mm throttle body can only take you so far. Once you’ve added a cold-air intake, improved intake and exhaust headers, the stock throttle body will become a restriction, preventing your engine from reaching its potential. There are many options for throttle bodies, but none offer the performance, quality, and affordability of the Brentech 70mm throttle body kit.

 

Not some cheap off-short unit that is likely to fail over time, Brentech throttle bodies are 100-percent engineered and manufactured right here in America from top-grade 356 aluminum castings, which are then CNC-machined to a perfect finish. They also feature die-stamped throttle linkages, double-sealed bearings, and O-ringed throttle shafts. This equals smooth throttle actuation, durability, and great performance, not to mention perfect fitment and more horsepower and torque to the wheels.

 

How much power? We wanted to find out, so our Brothers Performance team recently installed and tested one on a 1990 5.0 LX Mustang. The high-mileage short-block was equipped with a Ford Racing Performance Parts Cobra intake, Air Flow Research (AFR) 165 Renegade heads, a .550-inch lift camshaft from Comp Cams, BBK long-tube headers and Magnaflow mufflers.

 

The LX spun the rollers on our Dynojet to a peak of 325 rwhp for a gain of 8 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque for a gain of 8 kb-ft. over the stock TB, but we saw higher gains below the peak. Not bad for about $129.00 and 30 minutes of our time.


Ford Mustang Power is Easy With a Cold-Air Induction

Ford Mustang Power is Easy With a Cold-Air Induction

 

Performance enthusiasts know there is an simple route to horsepower, in fact Ford Mustang Power is Easy With a Cold-Air Induction. Ram Air and cold-air induction has been a part of hot rodding since the early years, but feeding your Ford’s engine with fresh air got easier in the late 1980s when companies like BBK began developing and selling dedicated bolt-on cold-air kits that added horsepower and were affordable and easy to install.

 

Even the last carbureted 5.0 Liter Mustangs in 1985 used a system that drew air from the inner fenders, rather than under the hood. The 1986 EFI Mustang followed suit with a similar system and Ford has refined the Mustang induction system ever since. You may not know the factory induction is compromised because of concerns with underhood noise. Ford limits induction noise with inlet silencers built into the system, unfortunately, on some models this can serve as a restriction to air flow. Ford also designs and engine and its components to reach a desired power level, so as you increase the output, certain parts may be maxed out. Thankfully, Brothers Performance.com has your solution, with a variety of cold-air inlet kits for all late-model EFI Mustangs.

 

Getting more air into your engine is the very first step in creating more horsepower, and installing a cold-air kit is something you can do at home with basic tools. Newer models will work best with a recalibrated “tune” using a hand-held flash tuner like the SCT X4, to ensure your engine is operating with the proper air/fuel ratio. This will not only give you the most power, but also the best drivability and durability.

 

Depending on your combination, a cold-air kit can be worth as much as 15 horsepower at the wheels, but we’ve seen more in supercharged combinations. A properly built cold-air kit will include a free-flowing inlet elbow and air filter, but also a shield or box that limits or prevents hot underhood air from being fed to the engine. You’ll also get installation hardware and instructions.

 

Along with any cold-air kit, we recommend the aforementioned “tune” and you can take your Ford Mustang to the next level with a larger throttle body and free-flowing exhaust. Modding your Mustang is fun, and it never hurts to have extra horsepower and torque under your right foot.