This hobby became serious when I went to work for a local speed shop. Within a few years, I helped build the business into a nation-wide name that focused on modifying and tuning late-model Mustangs. We equipped ourselves with a chassis dyno, lifts, mechanics and that is where I gained my SCT and Dynojet Certifications. I spent 6-7 years there, building and custom tuning in the best and most passionate automotive industry; the Mustang aftermarket. Since the move to AmericanMuscle in April of 2010, I have purchased my second Mustang – a Grabber Orange 2007 GT (supercharger coming soon)! My Google+ Profile
Hey everyone, this is Mike Galimi and the AmericanMuscle.com guys have asked me to post regular blogs about stuff going down in the wild world of Mustangs. Please check back regularly as I will be posting various information, experiences, videos, pictures, and everything cool in our hobby on a regular basis.
Is Going Fast Too Easy?
I think I am ready to part ways with my supercharged 2007 Mustang GT. It runs mid-11s and getting there was far too easy. But I think I am ready to part ways with it in order to make room for a 2011 Mustang GT. The reason is simple, the new 5.0L is even easier to make run 11s, and ultimately 10s, than my supercharged Three-Valve. Not to mention all of the creature comfort upgrades between the two model years. After covering the AmericanMuscle.com 2011 Mustang GT for Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords December 2010 issue, I saw how easy it was to run fast.
Since that article hit newsstands, the car has gone a best of 11.90 at 118 and they haven’t even hit with a shot of juice from the Zex kit that’s onboard. The speed is just 1.5 mph shy of where my supercharged Three-Valve car runs. The shop car’s track life is about to get quicker as there are rumors running around the AmericanMuscle.com compound that a supercharger is waiting to be bolted on this winter. Once that happens, 10-second times are sure to be reality.
It seems every new Mustang makes achieving certain performance benchmarks that much easier. We went from 14-second stock cars to 13-second ones, and now the 2011 Mustang GT can run 12s with the right driver and weather conditions off the showroom floor. The AmericanMuscle.com car was the first 2011 I drove and I loved it, smooth, comfortable and soon to be a 10-second player.
So, is it too easy to go fast? Tell me how you got your car to tear it up at the track…
As we speak, you could be cashing a check for as much as $250! It’s the Holiday season, and let’s be honest… who couldn’t use a few hundred bucks in their pocket? There are two companies out there right now trying to give a little back if you’re in the market for Mustang parts this season. If you’re looking for suspension parts or a supercharger – it just got better!
Buy a complete Vortech Supercharging system between 10/01/2010 and 12/31/2010 and get a $250 rebate. That’s all there is to it! After you purchase that sweet new supercharger, simply head over to Vortech Superchargers Rebate information and fill out their $250 Rebate Form. The hardest part is deciding what you want to spend $250 on!
Looking for suspension? How about any new Eibach PRO-KIT performance spring kit or ANTI-ROLL-KIT sway bars -10% rebate? I’ll tell you what – I’ll even ship them ground for free! …what?!
Check out the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 2011 Mustang GT, as they unveiled it early this month at the SEMA Show 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Their brand new street/strip beast has tons of new parts from AmericanMuscle.com, and we’re really excited to help out!
You can see more of this Stang in the upcoming pages of MM&FF Magazine, or stay tuned right here on the AmericanMuscle Blog!
This past weekend was the SSOTN (SuperStallions of the Net) Fall Nationals at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. Some of the baddest Mustangs on the net showed up to battle head-to-head in perfect track conditions, sunny 65 degree weather! However, AmericanMuscle staff member, Ryan Duncan, got more than he bargained for!
Have you ever wondered what your Mustang would sound like with a Pypes cat-back system? Magnaflow mufflers? Or even Flowmaster? AmericanMuscle is hooking you up with 1080 HD Video & Sound clips of exhaust systems for your 1999-2004 or 2005-2010 Mustang! Look for the “Hear It” icon overlayed:
You’re now able to listen, watch and compare the difference between a stock exhaust system and the performance exhaust system of your choice. No more guessing! This is yet another reason why AmericanMuscle.com is the best source for your cat-back exhaust, headers and other exhaust components.
So tell us… what’s your favorite sounding exhaust system?