5.0 Speed Lust - January 2014
Feed the urge for automotive adrenaline
Strange Engineering's Pro HD aluminum case bridges the gap between the company's lightweight aluminum case and its race-proven Ultra case. This new case is designed for street/strip 'Stangs with a bias toward drag racing. The case is crafted from 206-T4 heat-treated aluminum with a billet-aluminum support, which uses ARP hardware and contains a unique oil channel to maximize oil flow to the pinion bearings for extended use. Robust billet caps and 9⁄16-inch thru-bolt design complements the case to significantly reduce gear deflection and extend the life of the gear. The Strange Pro HD case is available in 3.062-, 3.250-, and 3.812-inch bore sizes.
Stack the Dash
Stack's new Multi-Function Display features the company's sixth-generation DataPro software, which boasts GPS track-mapping overlay, a CAN ECU Gateway template editor, and Microsoft Excel Data Import Utility. The MFD has 14 channels of datalogging standard, predictive lap-time displays, brake-bias displays, and compatibility with the more popular aftermarket ECUs. The MFD's warning LEDs are configurable with messages, providing rapid and clear driver feedback should there be mechanical mishaps. Water- and shock-proof construction and military-spec harnessing is designed to survive the harshest motorsport environments.
On our recent trip to 3M's headquarters we had a chance to sample the company's Clean Sand System ($24.99-$29.99), which is designed to enable you to sand on your Mustang without enduring the associated dust and debris getting in the way. The system attaches to most vacuums to filter and remove particle dust and debris. This system makes for a cleaner work environment, free of body filler dust, and it also keeps body filler from clogging your sandpaper, as well. Probably the best part is that the system will help keep sanding dust out of your lungs.
Intended to replace that pesky automotive bra, Armor All's Custom Shield coating is designed to provide your Mustang a more sleek and non- abrasive look. This new product is a temporary spray-on/peel-off coating that allows you to help protect your Mustang's paint and body from the elements of everyday driving. The product comes in black, white, or clear, and it can even be used on wheels to defend against brake-dust buildup. The product lasts up to three months and doesn't require tools to remove—simply peel it off.
When two respected aftermarket manufacturers put their heads together, a great product is the result. This time around, Trick Flow and Stainless Works came together to design headers to maximize the airflow characteristics of Trick Flow's cylinder heads. Made from 304L stainless steel, the Trick Flow by Stainless Works headers feature CNC-mandrel-bent tubing for maximum flow, laser-cut 3⁄8-inch flanges, and TIG-welded construction. These are available for most late-model Mustang applications.
If there are interior trim pieces needing help inside your Mustang, check out Flock It. Flock It is a do-it-yourself refinishing product that allows you to apply an attractive, durable, and soft-to-the-touch finish to the interior panels of your Mustang. It's easily applied to headliners, dashboards, door panels, and other automotive interior trim pieces at an economical cost. Flocking is the method of applying millions of tiny fibers on to an adhesive-coated surface to create a velvet-like texture. FLock It is easily sprayed-on, and is available in over 30 different colors; custom colors can be special-ordered.