Tag Archives: Bolt-Ons

Tech: 2016 Shelby GT350 Bolt-Ons

Packing a Punch

Lethal Performance’s GT350 cracks 500 horsepower with bolt-ons and E85

By Steve Turner

Fans of Ford performance are well aware of the marvels of the new Shelby GT350’s 5.2-liter Voodoo engine. Packing 526 high-winding crank horsepower, this naturally aspirated engine features a flat-plane crankshaft, high-flow heads, and more. Ford Performance engineers have already pushed the envelope of the engine platform that began as the Coyote back 2011.
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Video: EcoBoost Mustang Exhaust Comparo

Sound Off

Comparing the sound of the Kooks and stock EcoBoost exhaust systems

By SID297 and Steve Turner
Photos by SID297 and Stacy Stangz

If you are into EcoBoost Mustangs and you’ve been following the progress of our own Project Samhain, you know the Competition Orange 2015 Mustang picked up some impressive gains with the addition of an Airaid cold-air intake, a Kooks exhaust system, and Livernois Motorsports tuning. Our friends at Pro Dyno helped us with the installation and dyno testing of the system. When we were finished there, we had the opportunity to compare the sound of the Kooks exhaust with that of the stock system.
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Tech: 2015 EcoBoost Mustang Bolt-Ons

Sound Improvements

Kicking off Project Samhain with intake, exhaust, and tuning mods

By SID297
Photos by SID297 and Stacy Stangz

Let’s face it, we wouldn’t be on a website with the word performance in its name if we weren’t always looking for something to give us a competitive edge. That’s where we find ourselves with our project 2015 Mustang EcoBoost. It was time to break the seal and get our hands dirty under the hood. Fortunately, when you start with a turbocharged direct injection engine with variable valve timing the returns for your modding efforts tend to be rewarded quickly.
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Tech: 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Bolt-Ons

Total Package

VMP Tuning improves its 2015 Mustang project with bolt-on mods

By Steve Turner

You know how it is when you finally get that new project car. There’s already a pile of parts waiting in the garage for you to install. Whether you are looking to give it a signature look or step up its performance, it’s hard to resist opening up your toolbox and tearing right into it. Fortunately for us, VMP Tuning’s BJ McCarty was patient enough to wait until we arrived with our camera to document a full complement of bolt-ons as they were installed on his new EcoBoost Mustang.
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News: Ford Performance S550 Tuning

Worth the Wait

Ford Performance S550 calibrations to offer more bang for the buck

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance Racing Parts

If you have been patiently waiting for a performance calibration from the factory’s performance parts division, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. However, we have learned that your patience just might pay off. Ford Performance Racing Parts has been hard at work on its performance calibrations for the latest Mustangs, including the GT and EcoBoost. And, we have learned that these cals might just offer more than their predecessors.
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