Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
February 24, 2011
Contributers: Tom Wilson Photos By: Courtesy of SEMA, Tom Wilson

Nitrous Express
We know the '11 Mustang GT's Coyote 5.0 loves nitrous. Well, the spray gurus at Nitrous Express ( introduced the first plate kit for our new favorite engine. The kit engages the nitrous based on throttle position, and adds power in increments of 35, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, and 200. Sounds like fun.

Not to be outdone by sister company Vortech, Paxton ( showed its version of the all-black centrifugal High Output blower on this suitably midnight '11 GT. A Pep Boys Speed Shop program car, the GT carried Magnaflow 3-inch exhaust, Eibach Pro Kit springs, KMC Nova wheels, General tires, 3D Carbon's body kit, Kicker Audio and Pioneer electronics, Auto Meter gauges, and Lakewood suspension bits in addition to the Paxton blower.

Already on the market with its centrifugal blower, Procharger ( displayed its driver-side mounted '11 GT Coyote blower in a nicely dolled-up project car. Extras included a Canton overflow bottle, painted valve covers, Magnaflow H-pipe, Magnaflow muffler deletes, Granatelli Motor Sports suspension bits, 3.73 gears, and Street Scene body work. The hood-lift struts are from Classic Design Concepts; the wheels are 20x9-front and 20x10-rear Rocket Racing rims. Procharger offers its blower in Stage I and II form; Stage II brings on a larger intercooler, larger air filter, fan shroud, and coolant tank. That kit retails for $6,396 and delivers 615-plus flywheel horsepower using 7 pounds of boost, an eight-rib drive, and a P-1SC-1 blower. The standard kit is $5,899.

To prove it has the goods in '11 Mustang GT tuning, SCT had a special car in its booth. You gotta love guys who can tear apart a brand-new car and come up with a 10.4-second, 133-mph timeslip. That would be Fastlane (, which had its $7,995 turbo-kitted '11 GT in the SCT ( booth. Ostensibly a 7-pound kit, the Fastlane effort includes a fuel pump, larger injectors, a big BorgWarner turbo and, of course, SCT electronic tuning. Beneath that, the Coyote had been to the vet, gaining Wiseco pistons, K1 rods, Cam Motion cams, and ported heads by Westside. Circle D upgraded the automatic trans. For 10-second duty, this car received 72-lb/hr injectors and dual Fastlane fuel pumps. It put down 730 hp and 650 lb-ft at the tire.

One of the coolest non-performance products we saw at the show was Scosche's ( dash kit for the '10-and-up Mustang. This custom, factory-fit dash kit incorporates HVAC controls and delivers a clean way to install an aftermarket head unit in your new Mustang.

Silverhorse Racing
Aluminum carving specialist SilverHorse ( offers a warehouse of bright billet for S197 owners. New at SEMA were the company's shock tower covers-too new for pricing, actually. Shown on its Explorer Xpress-supercharged Twisted Six Mustang, the covers fit in with the SilverHorse honeycombed rear valance insert ($149), bright aluminum fuel door ($159), door pulls ($109), door locks ($50), and other accessories.

Loud and louder might describe SLP's ( '11 Mustang GT mufflers. Two versions debuted at SEMA, both in stainless steel and with 4-inch polished tips. The more standard PowerFlo axle back retails for $599.95, the Loud Mouth is $439.95. More under the radar was SLP's rear blackout panel for all '11 Mustangs. It's an ABS plastic part that requires no drilling or cutting. It retails at $59.95.

Snow Performance
Snow Performance's ( Comp/One Boost Cooler. Especially appropriate for boosted Mustangs, the system offers a large 3-quart reservoir and Snow's Ultra High Output pump. But the heart of the system is DiabloSport Trinity flash tuner, which provides tuning for the car's ECM, as well as control over the Boost Cooler. It offers an all-in-one solution that should have great appeal for water/meth first-timers.