’05-’11 Mustang Performance Parts Buyer’s Guide
Making the new Mustang even better with great new products from the aftermarket
’11 V-6 Spacer
The ’11 Mustang’s new 3.7-liter V-6 makes 305 horsepower from the factory, but AirRaid has figured out how to squeeze out a few more ponies with their new PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer, which provides better throttle response and increased low-end torque. Made from high-quality CNC-machined billet aluminum, the spacer features AirRaid’s patented Helix-Bore design that creates a spinning of the incoming air charge as it passes through the throttle body spacer. This contributes to improved intake velocity and better atomization of the air-fuel mixture. The PowerAid is easy to install and comes with all mounting hardware.
Corsa Performance Exhausts has expanded its Mustang lineup to include a new axle-back exhaust system for the ’11 Shelby GT500. Manufactured in the U.S. from premium stainless steel, the exhaust features double-wall, 4-inch Pro-Series tips etched with the Corsa logo. Engineered using Corsa’s patented Reflective Sound Cancellation (RSC) technology, the exhaust system is designed specifically to provide a bold exterior sound without unwanted interior drone. The Shelby GT500 system has a straight-through, nonrestrictive design that delivers an increase of 14 rear-wheel horsepower and 16 lb-ft of torque. Complete installation hardware and instructions are included.
Classic Design Concepts has released a new hood strut kit for the ’10-’11 Mustang. Manufactured to meet CDC’s precise specifications for fit and finish, the struts eliminate the need for the factory hood prop rod, making it easier to service or modify the engine while enhancing the visual appeal of the vehicle. Available in black or silver, the hood struts are manufactured from powdercoated, high-grade steel and are designed to O.E. specifications with the correct valving to open and close the production hood with ease.
The High Performance 4.6-liter Valve Covers from Shelby Performance Parts are finished in a flat-black wrinkle finish with the “Shelby” logo laser-etched into the surface. They fit all ’05 and later 4.6-liter engines.
Owners of ’11 Mustang GTs can take advantage of Boss power with the 5.0-liter Boss 302 intake available from Ford Racing Performance Parts. Original equipment on Boss 302, 302S, and 302R Mustangs, the intake is made from lightweight composite material and features short runners for optimum flow at high rpms. Calibration is required.
TCI engineers have developed two new high-performance machined flexplates for Ford modular engine owners who want to crank more horsepower and torque into their late-model 4.6L or 5.4L engines. Even in stock applications, the factory flexplate can be problematic with issues of cracking and breaking. Engineered to prevent ring gear breakage, the blanchard-ground A514 steel plate is .140-inch thick, which is .045-inch thicker than the original factory piece. Tested and SFI 29.1 approved for strength and durability, the flex plates are dynamically balanced with factory-size bolt holes and electro-coated for protection. Available for both 6- and 8-bolt crankshafts, they also feature a heavier-duty ring gear for even more strength.
The 5.0L Coyote Camshaft Degree Kit from Powerhouse includes everything needed to degree Coyote camshafts in one convenient package. Degreeing positions the camshaft for the best performance, so you get the most possible horsepower and torque for your application. The Powerhouse degree kit contains everything required to degree a 5.0L camshaft while the cylinder heads remain on the engine. It comes with a degree wheel, wire degree wheel pointer, cam checking fixture with metric adapter, 1-inch travel dial indicator, 5-inch dial indicator extension, crankshaft socket, TDC piston stop, and instructions.
Ford Racing now offers the front splitter that comes with the ’12 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca. Made from durable ABS material, the splitter fits ’10-’12 Mustang GTs with the GT/CS or Boss lower fascia to increase front downforce for road racing and open track applications. Available as part number M-16601-MB, the kit includes the splitter, bracket, and installation hardware.
Shelby Performance Parts’ new A-pillar Gauge Pod provides drivers with the information they need to keep driving hard on the track. Standard equipment on the ’10-’11 Shelby GT500 Super Snake and ’11 GT350, the pod comes with Carroll Shelby Signature oil pressure, fuel pressure, and boost gauges. An oil gauge adaptor is required; it can also be found at Shelby Performance Parts.
GT500 Pulley Kit
UPR’s 2.60-inch Pulley Kit for the ’07-’10 Shelby GT500 adds 4-5 pounds of boost over the factory 3-inch pulley. The kit includes a billet steel hub and a black anodized, billet aluminum interchangeable pulley. UPR recommends the use of an auxiliary idler when going to a smaller supercharger belt to take up the slack and prevent slippage. Also, whenever changing to a smaller pulley, UPR recommends retuning the engine for the new boost level.