Dale Amy
November 1, 2004

Horse Sense:
CDC's Shaker is one of those rare styling enhancements that has the potential of improving performance, as it ducts cooler outside air to your oxygen-hungry engine.

One of the more bold Mustang styling statements in recent years has to be Classic Design Concepts' retro-modern Shaker induction system. Heck, Ford liked it so much, it put a version on the current Mach 1. As for applications, CDC started out with the New Edge cars and has been developing Shaker kits for other modular Mustangs-naturally aspirated and blown-for the past couple years. Until now, we '94 and '95 5.0 owners have been left out of the party, but we're happy to report that the invitation has been sent out-at least to those whose pushrod Fox-4s retain their stock intakes and air-filter canisters. Both of these are requisite to properly mount the Shaker system.

It's been a couple years since we introduced you to CDC's original New Edge modular Shaker, so here's a glance at the pushrod version and what's involved in installation. As usual, CDC hasn't messed around when it comes to quality as, even in late prototype form, everything on the new kit impressed us with its OEM fit and finish. At around a decade old, your pushrod SN-95 may be feeling a little dated now, so why not give it a breath of new life with a Shaker.

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