As we put 2016 in the books and approach a new year, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on the Top 10 articles here on StangTV.com as we move closer to the launch of our newest titles: Ford Muscle and FordNXT. After checking these retro stories out, we would encourage everyone reading to drop us a line in the comments as to what they’d like to see us cover in 2017!
Until then, let’s look back at what got your motor revving in 2016…
10. Saleen Gets Millions In Loans And Offers New Mustangs To Investors
If you haven’t heard the latest news centering around Saleen Automotive Inc., then we think it’s safe to say you might be living under a rock. Though things has been rocky as of recent for the folks at Saleen, the company could be back on-the-rise as soon as next year. Check out the full story here.
9. Video: Stock For Stock–Hellcat Challenger vs. Shelby GT350
You probably wouldn’t have guessed that a video which surfaced early this year would still be gaining popularity, but that’s the magic of the classic “underdog comes out on top” story we all love to hear. That, and the fact that a bone-stock Shelby GT350 kicked a Hellcat Challenger’s butt fair-and-square, right? Checkout the full story here.
8. Coyote Intake Manifold Shootout: GT, GT350, BOSS 302, and Cobra Jet
There’s nothing we love more than a good go-fast parts shootout, and this comparison between the factory Mustang offerings across the board is no exception. What’s exciting about the new year to come, is that there’s always the possibility we see even more new OEM offerings to compare–and that’s worth noting. See the full article here.
7. Top 10 Stock Suspension Tips From Team Z Motorsports
When it comes to quantifying your suspension the right way, things can go south in a hurry if you don’t know what you’re doing. This article (thanks to the help of our friends at Team Z Motorsports) will point you in the right direction with 10 different tricks for setting suspension geometry. Full article link here.
6. 550 Horsepower, 408-Cube Small-Block Ford Engine Build
We think it’s safe to say that you folks know our passion for building engines, and one of our new year’s resolutions for this year is to engage ourselves in more engine builds; especially with the release of our two new Ford titles. Now this begs the question: Mod-motor build, or small-block Ford? Checkout the article in full here.
5. Building Your First Roll Cage: What You Should Know
You’ve probably noticed a trend this year centering around do-it-yourself and top tips articles, and for good reason. Many of us work on our own vehicles and install our own go-fast parts, and we’d like to keep it that way. It’s why we strive to work with folks in the industry to bring you the best material to reference back to possible. Full story here.
4. Mike Murillo Walks Away From Crash At No-Prep Shootout
More than a year has passed now since Mike Murillo had an accident in his beloved Fox Mustang coupe LaFawnduh, and the car looks better than ever now. Mike is back out racing again in his 2,000-plus-horsepower, twin-turbo Outlaw drag racer, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017! Checkout the full article here.
3. 2015 Coyote Aluminator Crate Engine Nearly Cracks 1,000 Horsepower
If a ROUSH Performance supercharged Coyote Aluminator making nearly 1,000 HP doesn’t get you excited, then 2017 could be a good year for you. It’s amazing to see the efficiency of the Coyote engine in action, and these engines are more than capable of making north of 2,000 horsepower or more. See the full article here.
2. EcoBoost Build: 600-Plus Horsepower From A Livernois-Built, 3.5-liter V6
There’s no question that the EcoBoost-variant of Blue Oval engines have been on the rise since its inception, and this 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 build from our friends at Livernois Motorsports and Engineering is no exception. With so many Blue Oval vehicles available with an EcoBoost engine option from the factory today, we’d venture to say that 2017 will be a strong year for EcoBoost owners. Checkout the full story here.
1. DOT Drag Radials 101: What You Need To Know About Drag Radials
Referred to as the “king of references” for drag racers is of course one of our favorite articles of all time, the bible for drag radials. In this article, class is in full session, and we examine the differences between drag radials and bias ply drag racing tires from nearly every tire manufacturer. Full story here.