’05-’11 Mustang Performance Parts Buyer’s Guide
Making the new Mustang even better with great new products from the aftermarket
Magnuson has released a 50-state supercharger system for the ’11 Mustang GT. Like Ford, Magnuson started with a clean sheet when designing its Magnacharger for the new 5.0-liter engine. The centerpiece is the Magnuson MP1900 or MP2300 (buyer’s choice) TVS supercharger, a four-lobe, roots-type supercharger that is highly efficient and very quiet. Initial testing at 7 psi of boost has shown a 120 rear-wheel horsepower increase over stock. The supercharger mounts on the engine with an equal-length-runner intake manifold that houses an integral air-to-water charge cooler. Magnuson duplicates the factory manifold connections, supplying new high-volume fuel injectors with factory push-lock connectors, fittings, and all other components needed for an OEM installation. The Magnacharger includes a pre-programmed, hand-held tuner that re-flashes the factory ECU with a revised engine calibration.
Shelby Control Arms
CNC machined from solid 1.25- x 2.5-inch billet 6061 T6 aluminum, Shelby Performance Parts’ Rear Lower Control Arms were designed for street and track usage to reduce bushing and control arm deflection, which is a major contributor to erratic handling and inconsistent rear end stability in Shelby Mustangs. The high-performance arms also feature the Shelby logo.
ZEX has introduced the first plug-and-play nitrous system specifically designed for the ’11 Mustang GT. Capable of up to 175 additional horsepower, the ZEX nitrous system is specifically tailored to the new 5.0L V-8 engine. Engineers at ZEX not only tuned the kit to add 75-175 horsepower, but also made the installation easy and ensured engine safety at the same time. The Active Fuel Control adjusts fuel delivery with changes in nitrous bottle pressure, so the engine never runs too rich or too lean while spraying. Additionally, the system also offers an electronic TPS switch for reliable system activation at wide-open throttle, which is perfect for the Mustang’s throttle-by-wire system.
Borla’s line-up for the ’11 Mustang GT now includes cat-back and axle-back versions of the company’s new ATAK (Acoustically-tuned Applied Kinetics) mufflers. Featuring the highest available decibel levels, ATAK technology is based on specifically-tuned attributes of the internal muffler cores, which are calibrated on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis to deliver the most desirable sound. The ATAK mufflers incorporate Borla’s patented high-velocity Multicore design. All Borla exhaust systems for the ’11 Mustang GT feature high-quality stainless steel, mandrel-bent tubing, polished 4½-inch diameter angle-cut dual tips with rolled edges, and a million-mile warranty.
MRT has announced an adjustable/tilting headrest for ’10-’11 Mustangs. Adjustable to four different positions, the headrests enable drivers to achieve their most comfortable driving position. Manufactured in America, the headrests deliver factory quality fit and finish by matching the grain of the Mustang’s leather interior. They are available in a variety of textures and colors.
MRT has announced the introduction of a new line of performance axle-back exhausts for ’05-’11 Mustangs. Designed, engineered, and manufactured in MRT’s facility in Plymouth, Michigan, the Interceptor Series exhaust delivers a deep, musclecar sound while optimizing exhaust flow for maximum performance. Made from 304 stainless steel construction and CNC mandrel-bent tubing, all Interceptor Series systems feature a new muffler designed to give off less annoying resonance and better sound quality. The axle-back system comes with 31/2-inch polished stainless steel tips.
’11 V-6 Supercharger
ProCharger now offers an Intercooled Supercharger System and Intercooled Tuner Kit for the ’11 V-6 Mustang. Utilizing the self-contained ProCharger P-1SC-1 supercharger with 8 psi of boost, an effective air-to-air intercooler, and dedicated 6-rib supercharger drive, the ProCharger system can add 170 or more horsepower to an otherwise stock ’11 3.7L V-6, which comes from the factory with 305 hp. Thanks to the dedicated supercharger drive system, highly efficient supercharger compressor design, and effective air-to-air intercooler, ProCharger produces some of the largest power gains in the industry.
Cold-air for ’10
BBK’s cold-air intake for the ’10 Mustang GT features a short, chromed inlet tube that connects to the stock hard-rubber inlet tube to allow use of the 4.6L’s stock sound resonator. It also features a 9- by 5½-inch cone open filter housed in a black powdercoated filter shield that seals out hot engine air with a sponge seal against the underside of the hood. Dyno testing has shown horsepower increases of 5-9 hp and up to 9 ft-lb of torque.
Add a great aftermarket look to the underside of ’05-’11 Mustang trunk lids with a trunk lid mat from Grand Design Mat. It’s the perfect complement to a Mustang’s trunk, especially for car shows. Licensed by Ford and Shelby, the mats are available with GT, Shelby, and custom logo designs.