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Wednesday SEMA 2017 Coverage #TENSEMA17
If you’ve ever been to SEMA, you already know how difficult it is to see everything. There will be some little widget you’ll miss that one of your buddies saw, and they’ll rub it in your face. This morning, we went for a walk in the area surrounding our TEN: A Communications Company booth to see how many cool Mustang parts we could find. In just a few short minutes we found these parts and cars to talk about.
If you’ve never been to SEMA, you’re missing out, but we’re sure you already know that.
In the Auburn Gear booth was Sam Shirley’s 2017 Shelby GT350. With a Vortech Ti-Trim supercharger, the car made 754 horsepower at the wheels, but with a Snow Performance meth kit and an Advanced Fuel Dynamics plug-and-play (full bolt-on) performance flex fuel system, it made 826 horsepower. Aside from the supercharger, the GT350 boasts a full Kooks exhaust, upgraded oil pump gears, a JLT Performance mass air housing and filter, and Fuel Injector Clinic injectors. Drivetrain upgrades include Driveshaft Shop axles and driveshaft, a prototype Auburn Gear differential, and an MGW shifter. On the outside, the car benefits from an Anderson Composites hood, APR front splitter and rear wing, Signature Racing wheels, Hankook tires, Cervini’s quarter window scoops, and Diode Dynamics headlights. Inside are Braum seats and harnesses, a Watson Racing cage, and Auto Meter gauges. Rob Shoemaker did the tune on the car using HPTuners software.
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Drake Automotive Group had these front and rear sway bar end links, Shelby-licensed pedals, a strut tower brace, Shelby-licensed wheels for 2005-2017 Mustang wheels, and a wide variety of gas cap designs. The pedals are available for both automatic and manual-equipped Mustangs, while the strut tower brace features a removable center to make engine mods much easier to accomplish without having to remove the whole strut tower brace. The wheels are available in several designs to make sure Drake has a wheel for everyone.
It’s extremely rare when you see parts for a non-Coyote modular engine showcased at a major show like SEMA. However, Trick Flow isn’t afraid to showcase its PCV air/oil vapor separator tank system with a modular cam cover. This system is available for just about any Mustang, and it’s designed to keep oil from getting into the intake, which can delude your fuel’s octane level, and cause any other myriad of issues. Trick Flow’s oil vapor separator tank systems are available with either single or dual breather tanks.
Petty’s Garage had its Track King Mustang at this year’s SEMA show. Boasting a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, the turbo was upgraded to a Precision Turbo single 62mm unit, while the exhaust was improved thanks to a Magnaflow center-exit design. The Track King features a custom hand-fabricated widebody, BASF R-M paint, and Petty’s Garage livery. For suspension, the Track King has Ridetech coilovers, Brembo brakes, Ford Performance upgraded axles, and Petty’s Garage sway bars and cradle bushings. For wheels and tires, the Track King wears Forgeline wheels with Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires. Inside is an interior filled with Katzkin leather, a rear seat delete, and Track King badging.
Top Street Performance had several Coyote-based components at SEMA for us to drool over. Its aluminum intake is angled at the front to aid hood clearance, while its velocity stacks are designed to increase airflow. The company’s fabricated aluminum valve covers feature a one-piece rail, and come with gaskets and installation hardware. Top Street Performance also has billet aluminum fuel rails, as well, but if it’s hotter ignition you need, the company’s 2011-2016 high performance ignition coils has you covered there, too. Top Street Performance also has a hydraulic power steering kit featuring a polished aluminum bracket and pulley, and power steering pump.