We dump Project Silver Bullet’s anemic factory front brakes in favor of massive 15-inch GT500 grade stopping power with a kit from LateModelRestoration.com. Install details and stopping tests are all right here.
by Don Creason on March 3, 2014
by Jason Reiss on February 14, 2014
Project Silver Bullet gets yet another upgrade in the form of a set of Strange Engineering adjustable shocks and struts, a Cobra Jet spring kit from American Muscle, and a one-piece driveshaft. Details are inside!
by Jason Reiss on January 3, 2014
We upgraded the underside of our automatic 2013 Mustang for track use with a full complement of parts from Chassis Engineering. These provide a measure of chassis support along with at-track adjustability.
by Don Creason on August 13, 2013
To give our Project Silver Bullet handling to match it’s horsepower, we turn to Maximum Motorsports for their new S197 Road and Track Grip Box. With over 1.0g of cornering grip on street tires, this suspension should work well with our high horsepower 2013 Mustang.
by Wes Duenkel on May 30, 2013
Many owners of 1999-2004 Mustang Cobras have a love/hate relationship with their Mustang’s independent rear suspension (IRS). They appreciate the handling confidence and smooth ride. We improve the handling of Ford’s most misunderstood and complex Mustang rear suspension system, with help from Maximum Motorsport
by Don Creason on March 25, 2013
We show you how to lose 50 pounds in one day from the front of your SN95 Mustang, while improving the handling, and adding adjustability to the front suspension.
by Jim Smart on March 5, 2013
With over 590 hp making it to the rear tires we turned to Lakewood Industries to help give Wild E Coyote’s rear tires more bite, and improve our project Mustang’s overall chassis stiffness. Inside, we install a complete rear suspension update and even do a video on it!
We’ve all been guilty of treating brake fluid like most fluids under the hood. We do this because it can be such a hassle to spend time bleeding the brakes. But we quickly learned from talking with the brake experts from Phoenix Systems that flushing or bleeding your brakes doesn’t have to be a pain in the rea
by Don Creason on February 21, 2013
In this tech feature we take a look at some of the key differences between street car and drag racing brakes. We also take a look at the offerings from various companies in the realm of street/strip brakes.
by Don Creason on February 14, 2013
A budget friendly brake upgrade for SN95 Mustangs yields a significant stopping improvement and good looks as well. We show you how easy the installation is in the driveway of your home.
by Michael Harding on October 8, 2012
Always on top of what’s going on in the hot rod and muscle car world, Heidts Hot Rod and Muscle Car Parts introduces their PRO-G IRS for early Mustangs. This new IRS system will help make your 64-1/2 to 70 Mustang a performer on the track.
by Don Creason on September 17, 2012
Just as it takes exponentially more power to go increasingly faster at the drag strip and autocross it takes exponentially more energy to stop your steed the faster you go. This is why we turned to Baer Brakes to equip our 2011 Mustang with some serious stopping power, with the goal
by Andrew Wolf on August 2, 2012
To take the road and track performance of our supercharged ’92 Fox body Mustang to unparalleled heights, we went hog wild with a complete, front to rear suspension overhaul courtesy of Maximum Motorsports, along with new additions from partners American Muscle, Nitto Tire, and Flowmaster.
by Andrew Wolf on July 2, 2012
Many misconceptions, outdated thought processes, and pure oversights exist regarding the preparation of a stock suspension Mustang, and to rectify that, we’ve compiled a list of suspension pointers and tuning techniques to cater to everyone from the beginner to the seven-second showmen.
Let’s face it, brakes just might be the least glamorous of all the performance mods out there. We take a look at how MGP caliper covers can give your Mustang more than just good looks.
by Jefferson Bryant on June 11, 2012
There are a number of offerings on the market, but one company – Afco Racing – decided to put it’s extensive experience to the party by introducing a brand new Mustang strut. Let’s take a look.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 2, 2012
Is that new cold air intake going to help your tow vehicle get your race car to the track or will that new sway bar? In our book, our vehicles are not worth the risk. A safer and more stable haul wins out over the handful of potential horsepower. We explain why here.
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by Andrew Wolf on February 22, 2012
We’ve attacked ten of the most commonly asked questions regarding shock absorbers in drag racing, from how to select and set them up to how you can extend their lives and get the most from your shocks, with input from such industry experts as AFCO, Varishock, QA1, and Strange Engineering.