'11-'13 Mustang Performance Parts Buyer's Guide
Making the new 5.0L, V-6, and Shelby Mustangs even better with great products from the aftermarket
A new TVS handling kit from Hotchkis Sport Suspension provides exceptional handling, traction, and driver control for '11-'13 Mustangs. A tuned and balanced system, the kit increases front/rear roll stiffness for crisp, quick turn-in response while also lowering the stance. The system includes Sport Springs that lower ride height 1-inch with higher spring rates, tubular 4-way adjustable front (1.5-inch) and 3-way adjustable rear (1-inch) sway bars, and an optional adjustable Panhard rod to remove unwanted side to side axle movement during cornering.
The new black "Coyote-style" 5.0 emblems from Latemodel Restoration Supply add a great custom look to '11-'13 Mustangs. They feature the correct "curved" shape for easy installation with the pre-installed die-cut adhesive.
MRT now offers a front splitter for the '10-'12 Mustang GTs, California Specials, and '12 Boss 302s. Engineered and constructed at the MRT facility, the race-inspired front splitter adds an aggressive, purposeful, and aerodynamic stance. Built to last with ABS plastic construction, the splitter does not require paint. Stainless steel turnbuckles resist rust and secure the splitter to the front fascia. The splitter installs with no additional pieces for California Special and Boss 302 models; an MRT installation kit is required for GTs.
DynoMax Performance Exhaust has introduced a new axle-back exhaust system for '11-'12 Mustang GTs with the 5.0L Coyote engine. Offered as part number 39504, the system includes a pair of Ultra Flo muffler assemblies with 2.75-inch inlet pipes and 3.5-inch slant-cut tips, along with OEM-style rod brackets. In addition to a more muscular sound, dyno testing has shown 13-horsepower and 13 ft. lb of torque improvement. A lifetime warranty and 90-day trial is included.
Sound with Kick
Kicker Performance Audio pushes the sound envelope with a factory upgrade kit for '11-'13 Mustangs (also fits '05-'10 models). The kit includes a 10-inch square subwoofer in an OEM-quality, made-to-fit trunk enclosure with mounting brackets and wiring, an integrated 200-watt bass amplifier, and an optional multi-channel DSP amp to enhance the existing factory speakers. Each component has been tuned and balanced to match the vehicle.
With free-breathing heads and a stout bottom end, the Coyote 5.0L engine in '11-'13 Mustang GTs is perfect for supercharging. Ford Racing offers two versions of its twin-screw Whipple supercharger – one for 525hp and another for 624hp, both with the correct calibrations for the 5.0L's 11:1 compression ratio. Available with black wrinkle and polished finishes, the supercharger is offered as part number M-6066-MGT525D (525hp) and M-6066-MGT624D (624hp), both for manual transmissions only. The kit comes with the Whipple supercharger, intake manifold and air inlet system, air-to-liquid intercooler, 6-rib drive belt, high-flow fuel injectors, and Ford Racing ProCal tool for calibrating.
The SVE Drift is the latest wheel offering from Latemodel Restoration Supply. Inspired by and made for performance enthusiasts, the Drift wheel is available in matte black and bright silver. LRS also offers them as a wheel and tire kit, featuring free nitrogen fills, mounting, balancing, and shipping. In other words, ready to bolt on.
Owners of '11-'13 Mustangs (and earlier models, as well) can add a splash of sparkle to their engine compartment with UPR's underhood billet components. Available in satin, polished, or black anodized finishes, the CNC-machined pieces include fuse box covers, strut cap covers, hood pin bezels, dipstick handles, master cylinder covers, and cap covers for every cap in the engine compartment.
With the new 817553 American Thunder cat-back exhaust, Flowmaster performance and sound is now available for the '12-'13 Mustang Boss 302. Engineered specifically for the Boss 302, the new Flowmaster system incorporates flanges to retain the OE side-exit pipes, as well as Flowmaster's Scavenger crossover pipe and custom-engineered 60 Series Delta Flow mufflers for an aggressive, powerful exterior sound with moderate interior tone. Made from 409S stainless steel, the pipes measure a full 3-inches in diameter throughout. The kit comes with installation hardware and even includes side-pipe spacer plates with larger .75-inch holes - a popular modification in itself.