Dale Amy
November 1, 2009

It's an iconic reminder of muscular ponies past, but is still as relevant and functional on the Mustang GTs of today as it was on the Mach 1s and Boss 302s of the psychedelic era. We're talking, of course, about Classic Design Concepts' Shaker hoodscoop, a thoroughly modern air conduit running straight back to 1969. The company has crafted cool-breathing Shaker kits for generations SN95 through S197, but given the Mustang's fresh makeover for 2010-in particular its re-contoured hood-CDC had to make some minor revisions to its kit hardware, though the aluminum scoop itself remains true to the '69 original.

In function, appearance, and construction, CDC's Shaker is likely one of the best enhancements a new GT could hope to receive. And that's not just our opinion. The picky folks at Ford Racing are in complete agreement, and now offer the '10 Shaker online or through FRPP dealers. It is now officially a Ford Racing part.

It's been awhile since we checked out a Shaker installation, so here's a quick look at the basic process. The kit's instruction booklet is detailed and well illustrated. Once you get past the mental hurdle of sawing a hole in your hood, you'll find the installation to be surprisingly simple-and the results pretty much speak for themselves. Now breathe deeply...

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