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New Mustang Parts Rule SEMA
Parts manufacturers have done it again, raising the bar with all-new Mustang parts.
Every year, as the SEMA show approaches, we anticipate release of new Mustang and Ford parts. Everyone is in attendance--from wheel and tire companies, to the go-fast goodies companies. And most pull through with something new year after year.
Sure, the Stangs and other assorted rides are nice to see and appreciate, but we like getting our grubby paws on the comes-in-a-box trinkets--stuff that we can test, and stuff that our readers will be itching to purchase for their Mustangs. The next latest and greatest Ford part could be here, at the 2013 SEMA show, waiting for us to share it with our fellow Stangers.
As we made our way through the SEMA show on Day 1, we were pleasantly surprised; not only by the amount of new Stang parts on display, but also by the quality. Three-piece wheels, leather upholstery, and twin-turbo kits were just a few of the hot new Pony parts being launched.
In the wheels department, both Weld and Billet Specialties have stepped up to the plate with premium wheel lines. Weld's new GT-S line of high-end hoops are geared toward European and high-end American cars, like the GT-500. While the Billet Specialties B-Forged 3-piece wheels offer a sleek, lightweight option for street or track use.
Trick Flow Specialties launched its own single-plane intake for small-block Fords. It will be available with or without injector bungs, and is made to be super lightweight compared to similar manifolds.
TMI Products surprised us with an all-new foam and upholstery kit for '05-'09 Mustangs. The kit will transform any beat-up S197 interior into what feels like a new car.
We spotted not only new parts, but revised versions of old parts as well. ProCharger released all-black anodized versions of both the i-1 and D-1SC.
We only saw about a third of the show so far, so there will be plenty more parts to see as the week progresses.