Chris Rose

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

Why does my Mustang put down less HP than Ford advertises?

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From time to time, someone will ask us “Why does my car put out 290 horsepower on the dyno if it was rated at 300 horsepower stock?”  Dyno results can be confusing for anyone who hasn’t read up on the topic.  How can the same car put down different numbers just because the dyno manufacturer isn’t the same?  These answers are simple much easier to understand if you know how a dyno calculates or measures horsepower and torque.

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The 5 Best Roads to Drive Your Mustang On

Here at AmericanMuscle, most a few of our employees have “less-than-perfect” driving records. This is probably because we’ve been on the lookout for the darkest, fastest, highest roads in the US; and sometimes this calls for a little bit of “spirited driving”! During our search, we stumbled upon these 5 roads that were just begging for us to lay down some fresh rubber:

Number 5. Florida’s State Road A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Highway

Image Courtesy of byways.org

Image Courtesy of byways.org

There’s no questioning that the southern Florida coast is one of the finest spots in the country for beach bodies!  And by beach bodies we mean both classic/vintage and brand new Mustangs!  For years, it has been a landmark “cruising” spot for all automotive enthusiasts–every car imaginable can be seen on this stretch of road from Key West through Jacksonville.  Whether you’re cruising in 4th gear or burning the tires at every stop light, it’s hard to find a better road to drive on.

4.) Montana’s Beartooth Highway – The All American Road

11,000 feet above sea level and chiseled into mountain terrain, you’ll find a high performance enthusiast’s dream!  This two hour scenic drive has plenty of potential for Mustang drift footage for those brave enough to try.  Montana’s US Highway 212 has the most amazing twists and turns through what seems to be walls of snow and rock.  Make sure to check with the ranger’s station before taking on this voyage, as it has been known to snow even in the summer.

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2011 Mustang GT: Prototype CAI & Dyno Tune – Huge Power Gains!

The last few weeks behind the scenes here at AmericanMuscle have been 2011 Mustang chaos! Our Bama Custom Tuning team has been locked away, testing and refining calibrations for the new 5.0 platform. We’ve been experimenting with never-before-seen modifications from some of the aftermarket’s top brand names and we couldn’t hold back our secrets any longer. We’ll be unveiling all of these featured finds very shortly, starting with our brand new C&L Performance prototype cold air intake system! See the results after the jump!

As proud as we are to announce that Bama Custom tune files are now available for your 2011 5.0L Mustang through AmericanMuscle.com, we are even more excited to have become a trusted partner for many of the aftermarket test products that you will see. This means that our Bama calibration experts are first in line to develop precision custom tunes for many new products before they even hit the street! All tunes are not created equal, and we plan to show you how ours are superior!

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Guess How Long to Live in it and Win a New 2011 Stang!

Live in it to Win - Guess the Time contest

Here’s a new, fun contest from AmericanMuscle: How long do you think someone can sit in a new Mustang and outlast three cabin mates in order to win that Mustang? Maybe weeks and weeks. Honestly, the twisted minds in AM’s contest department don’t care about that. What we want to know is how long it takes a person to get fed up with the others in the car, quit the contest, and leave the car. Now that takes guts.

Make a guess – but you only get one – and submit it via the form below. If your entry is the winner, you’ll receive a nice front end appearance prize consisting of new headlights, a billet grille, and chin spoiler for your own Mustang.

Details follow below…

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