Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
January 15, 2019

Whether it’s SEMA or PRI, one of the booths we look forward to visiting is with Ford Performance. In a nutshell, Ford Performance has all Mustang and Ford performance enthusiasts in mind. The performance wing of Ford takes what the factory provides, and makes the performance parts to enable increased handling, more horsepower, and improved looks.

For 2019, Ford Performance has been listening to enthusiasts on what we want for our Mustangs and Fords. From Gen 3 Coyote swap components to handling packages to Performance Pack wheels, Ford Performance has a lot to offer Blue Oval enthusiasts for 2019. For details on what you can get for your Mustang in 2019, check out the captions and photos.

One part we know people have been asking about is a Performance Pack 2 wheel offering. S550 Mustang enthusiasts have been wanting these wheels ever since they came out on 2018 Mustang Performance Pack 2 models. Ford Performance’s 2015-2019 Mustang “HP” Performance Pack Matte black wheels are available in 19x9.5, 19x10, 19x10.5, and 19x11. These wheels are a great replacement for factory wheels, but also if your Performance Pack 2 Mustang needs a spare set of wheels for race tires, these fit your needs. The 19x10.5 and 19x11 are designed specifically for factory-equipped Performance Pack 2 Mustangs. Use on standard GT and EcoBoost models could result in clearance issues during hard cornering. These wheels clear Performance Pack 2 six-piston calipers, and designed to be used with Ford Performance’s M-1180-B TPMS Sensor Activation and Tool Kit.
If you have a MagnaRide-equipped 2018-2019 Mustang, Ford Performance’s M-9602-M MagnaRide Handling Pack is designed to maximize your car’s corner-carving potential. The MagnaRide Handling Pack boasts M-5300-W enhanced springs, M-5490-G sway bars, and an updated Vehicle Dynamics Module calibration so that the hardware matches the software. For Performance Pack 2 owners looking for increased handling and a lowered stance, all you will need are the springs and sway bars from the M-9602-M MagnaRide Handling Pack which are sold separately. Ford Performance’s 2019 supplement is full of new suspension and handling offerings for our favorite pony car.
It seems one of the first modifications to any Mustang these days is the addition of an oil separator. An oil separator’s job is to keep oil from getting into the intake tract, which can negatively affect fuel octane levels. At PRI, Ford Performance had a full fleet of oil separators specifically designed for Mustangs, but one they are particularly proud of is the 2015-2018 Mustang EcoBoost offering. The new EcoBoost oil separator comes with its own integrated PCV sensor for an easy installation and no check engine light.
Along the same lines as Ford Performance’s oil pump gear offerings, this M-6306-M50A 5.0L/5.2L high-strength forged steel crankshaft sprocket is reportedly five times stronger than the factory powdered metal sprocket. Like the factory oil pump gears, the factory sprocket is fine for stock applications. However, when increased side load, horsepower, rpm, and engine stress are brought to the forefront, this forged steel sprocket is designed to put your mind at ease. Available for the 2015-2017 Mustang GT 5.0L, 2015-2018 GT350 5.2L, and 2015-2018 F150 5.0L, this sprocket is a great complement to the Ford Performance oil pump gear offerings.
Coyote swaps remain immensely popular in Mustangs, Ford trucks, and street rods. At PRI, Ford Performance had this display outlining each generation Control Pack. The latest Gen 3 Coyote engine and Control Pack is now available, and just like the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Control Pack offerings, includes a PCM with a Ford Performance calibration, an electronic throttle control pedal, Control Pack wiring harness, upper and lower radiator hoses, power distribution module, air box, inlet tube, MAF sensor, and HEGO sensors. You should know by now; the Ford Performance Control Pack requires the use of a return-style fuel system.

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