Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
June 1, 2013

Turbos & More

Dickmeyer Automotive Engineering [(260) 723-4584] is pleased to release DAE Turbo Systems, its new line of turbos, wastegates, and intercoolers. High-quality yet affordable, DAE's turbos are available in multiple sizes and configurations, and the company's wastegates are sized from 35mm to 66mm. DAE's efficient intercoolers are built with bar and plate cores in several sizes as well, but DAE can also build a custom intercooler to fit your Mustang's needs.

Kickin' Tunes

Kicker has a long history of answering the needs of audiophiles. Its new CX-Series amplifiers ($169.95-$449.95), Kicker [(405) 624-8510; www.kicker.com] continues that tradition by providing consumers with an amp to fill the needs of every music nut. The CX-Series consists of flexible multi-channel models and potent mono models, both with the power to exceed expectations. Kicker amplifiers come loaded with Fail-safe Integration Technology and advanced circuitry for superior power, clarity, and dependability. FIT uses lab-grade, balanced differential inputs to provide the best possible noise rejection, high- and low-level input capability, and the acceptance of output from virtually any factory or aftermarket source.

New Heights

Ridetech's [(812) 481-4752; www.ridetech.com] new '05-'13 Mustang strut offering is available as a coilover or in the company's Shockwave air suspension design. Both are designed with handling performance and ride quality in mind, featuring a custom extruded-aluminum clamp mount that integrates ABS and brake lines to make installation a true bolt-on affair. Not only are these struts available in coilover or Shockwave designs, they're available in several shock valving options, as well. In coilover form, a Hyperco spring is used; with either design, ride height is up to your discretion.

Torquey Tool

Everyone needs an impact, and Ingersoll Rand [(704) 655-4000; www.ingersollrand.com] thinks you need its new 2350XP 1⁄2-inch, composite Impactool. It operates with a six-vane motor and twin-hammer impact mechanism, delivering 690 lb-ft of reverse torque. The rugged composite housing and lightweight aluminum hammer case make the 2350XP just 4.1 pounds without sacrificing long-lasting durability. The ergonomic design and feather-touch trigger are intended to make the Impactool easier to use, increase comfort, and reduce fatigue. With a patented one-hand Forward/Reverse control and a wide range of power regulator settings, the 2350XP offers users precise control so you can perform multiple tasks with one tool. The silenced tool technology reduces noise levels in the garage, while the large grease fitting makes it easy to maintain.

Three Strikes

If you need a new shift lever for your Mustang, check out Bowler Performance Transmissions' [(618) 943-4856; www.bowlertransmissions.com] new line of billet shift levers for Tremec transmissions. These levers feature a direct bolt-on design for the Tremec TKO-500, TKO-600, and T56 transmissions. Lightweight and strong, while adding a cool custom look, the levers are available in 6-, 8-, and, 10-inch lengths. All three lengths are offered in either a straight or 30-degree-angled design. Finish options include brushed, black-anodized, and black-anodized with brushed edges.

Shelby Sauce

If you're looking for quicker e.t.'s from your Shelby GT500 (we're not talking to you, Editor Turner!), check out Nitrous Express' [(888) 463-2781; www.nitrousexpress.com] new GT500 System featuring a billet nitrous plate that fits between the throttle body and intake making for a quick, simple, and attractive installation. The system includes aluminum and carbon-fiber solenoids, and a fuel-rail adapter for simple fuel system hook-ups without the need to cut factory fuel lines. The system also features a throttle-position switch, a 15-foot nitrous feed line, a master arming switch, a relay, a relay harness, and all the necessary hardware to complete installation. Nitrous Express' GT500 system comes with jetting from 35 to 200 hp, and can be purchased with a 5-, 10-, or 15-pound bottle.