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What's in There? | SVTP Tool-Tech | Longacre Oil Filter Cutter

The mystery of the hidden, it always seems to spark a bit of curiosity in my mind. Oil filters are one of those topics that car guys love to argue over. I'd say it ranks right up there with the classic Ford Vs. Chevy and the ever-popular 'Which brand of oil?'. However, it's typically not a great idea to judge a book or oil filter by its cover, so to get a good idea of which one to buy you really want to see what's going on inside the can. That's where the Longacre Oil Filter Cutter tool comes into play... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Getting Out of a Tight Spot | SVTP Tool-Tech | Lisle Exhaust Hanger Removal Pliers

It's a formula as old as hot-rodding. Swapping in a aftermarket exhaust system is one of the holy trinity of mods (Intake, Tune, and Exhaust). Whether you do it for more power or better sound, chances are a new exhaust system is pretty high on your list of first-round modifications. Further; since this is SVTP, there's a pretty good chance that you'll be tackling the install yourself.

If you're anything like me you've spent many-a-Saturday laying out in the driveway fighting with a ridiculously tight rubber exhaust hanger support. Have you ever really taken a close look at those components? They're designed to be easy to put together, and that's about it. The Ford engineers designing the thing didn't really care to prioritize ease of removal because that's not a process that's done very often in the repair shop. So what we, the end user, is left with is job that is often much more difficult than what should be necessary... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Remember Your First Time? | SVTP Tool-Tech | GarageBOSS Drain Pans

We all have to start somewhere, and for many of us the first time we turned wrenches on one of our vehicles was to do routine maintenance like an oil change. That’s where I got my start, and it has led to a serious avoidance of lube-shops and mechanics that is still going strong today. Doing a little work in the garage is the next best thing to a vacation, and if you just spent your income tax refund on a VMP Supercharger or some-such go-fast part it may have to double as a vacation.

However, there’s a few things you need to in order to reach a new level of ratchet based zen. An understanding significant other help, cold beer is an absolute necessity, and the right tools can make all the difference. That’s why we’re starting a new weekly series of SVTP Tool-Tech Videos. We’ll be covering everything from basic hand tools, to specialty tools that can make the difference between a relaxing weekend install and an endless Hellscape of bleeding knuckles and foul language... Click Here to Continue Reading...
SVTP Coverage From PITS2018 | + | The First SVT/FPV Total Display

It's been a busy few days since the Second Annual Ponies in the Smokies event in Sevierville, TN; but we're finally getting caught up here in the office. That being the case, it's time for us to share some of our experiences and a few pics (71 to be exact) from the event. In particular, I'd really like to feature the First Ever SVTPerformance/SVTOA Total SVT Display.

For the first time anywhere we attempted to assemble one of every SVT and Ford Performance model (including Cobra Rs) into a single show field. We came very close to completing the collection, only missing the current and elusive Ford GT, and the sight was something to behold. Plans are already underway for the 2019 iteration of this presentation, and it's looking to be quite interesting... Click Here to Continue Reading...
2019 Bullitt Mustang | 480HP on 93 Octane | Order Banks Open

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29, 2018 – Like the 1968 hit movie “Bullitt,” Ford dealerships across America are bracing for a late summer blockbuster as orders have officially begun for the limited-edition 480-horsepower 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

The iconic 2019 Mustang Bullitt traces its roots to the legendary Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback Steve McQueen thrashed in the action thriller “Bullitt” 50 years ago. Complete with classic cue ball shifter, the 2019 Bullitt bundles the latest Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package content in a sleek, understated design – while packing a hefty punch... Click Here to Continue Reading...
New 2019 Mustang Color | Need For Green Mustang Debuts

DEARBORN, Mich., March 17, 2018 – This time of year, green is on everyone’s mind. With spring just around the corner, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and rivers of green – everyone feels the need for green. Now, there’s one more green cause to celebrate – the all-new Need for Green hue available on the 2019 Mustang.

Hard to miss, Need for Green is dynamic, bold and modern, and further adds to the 2019 Mustang lineup’s personalization offerings and furthers Mustang’s ability to highlight self-expression... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ford 2020 Models - GT500 Front Revealed!!!

  • Building toward its vision of smart vehicles in a smart world, Ford is revamping its lineup, building on truck, SUV and commercial strengths, investing in new propulsion and delivering full connectivity to pave the way for over-the-air updates and the Transportation Mobility Cloud
  • Ford brand targeting North America’s freshest lineup among full-line makers by 2020, replacing more than 75 percent of its current portfolio and adding four new trucks and SUVs
  • All-in push on hybrid-electrics to bring new capability and features to customers on high-volume, profitable vehicles like F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Escape and Bronco; battery electric vehicle rollout starts in 2020 with performance utility and six BEVs by 2022
  • Ford announces Ford Co-Pilot360™, a package that includes standard automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and other driver assist features
  • Redesigned organization and product development system sharpening focus on customers and market insights to define bets; new tools and technology to improve speed-to-market by reducing sketch-to-showroom and changeover time, adding to the company’s bottom line
DEARBORN, Mich., March 15, 2018 – Ford is revamping its lineup, building on truck, SUV and commercial strengths, investing in new propulsion and delivering standard connectivity on new vehicles, paving the way for over-the-air updates and the Transportation Mobility Cloud, an open platform that will empower tomorrow’s mobility systems... Click Here to Continue Reading...
CALIFORNIA SPECIAL RETURNS FOR 2019 MUSTANG, PLUS ENTHUSIAST UPDATES INCLUDE REV-MATCHING, B&O AUDIO SYSTEM AND NEW COLORS



  • California Special returns with a new limited-edition design package for 2019 Mustang GT that commemorates visual cues of the 1968 original while celebrating modern Mustang performance and style
  • Legend of innovation continues with rev-matching technology for the powerful 5.0-liter 6-speed-manual transmission equipped Mustang GT that ensures smoother and more spirited day-to-day driving; class-exclusive quad-tip fully variable active valve performance exhaust added for EcoBoost®-powered Mustang
  • First-ever B&O Play audio system for Mustang is customized to the acoustics of the interior to deliver an impressive 1,000 watts of power through a 12-channel speaker system and connectivity to SYNC® 3
DEARBORN, Mich., March 12, 2018 – America’s favorite sports car gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new technology features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O Play premium audio system for Mustang and three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Are You Ready to Buy a Low Mileage Terminator?

Spring it in the air and slumbering street beasts will soon be coming out of Winter hibernation. But what if you’re in need of a new ride for 2018? Well it certainly seems to be time to get into a low-mileage super clean Terminator. With just a quick glance at the SVTP Terminator Market Forum I found 3 separate 2003-04 Cobras, all with less than 20,000 miles on the clock.

These cars are all hyper clean and fairly tastefully modded, but all that comes at a price. Don’t walk up to a knowledgeable Terminator owner and expect to rake them over the coals. These guys know their cars are at the top of the market, and their prices reflect it. So if you’re in the market for basically an as-near-to-new Terminator as you’re typically going to find check out these examples... Click Here to Continue Reading...
2019 Ford Ranger - 5 Misses

Earlier this week we published a list of what we here at SVTP consider to be 5 of the best features of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger. However, with the good comes the bad. While this is purely an opinion piece, we believe this list tracks right to the heart of former Ranger owners. Traditionally, Ranger buyers seemed to like their trucks more 'trucky' than most other truck buyers. So it stands to reason our list is made up of those burlier features that make a small truck more capable and engaging. Without further adieu, here is SVTP's list of Five 2019 Ford Ranger Misses.

No Manual Transmission... Click Here to Continue Reading...