Michael asked: “I purchased a Vortech V2 supercharger for my ‘98 Mustang GT. What can I do to install it on a budget? I bought it second hand, and like so many other people, I don’t have money burning holes in my pockets. I was told to invest in an intercooler, MSD ignition, headers, and to remap my computer. It is a weekend driver so it won’t see any track time, only the road. The engine is a mostly-stock 4.6-liter V-8, just a chip and Borla exhaust. Any other info or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!”
Answer: With the economy in the crapper, it seems we’re all on a budget these days. Many of our customers are taking the Do-It-Yourself route, which is saving them big bucks on install fees. However, Mustang supercharger kits are NOT a DIY project for anyone without years of hands-on experience with cars and performance mods.
Doing engine work like this “on a budget” is risky. It’s imperative that everything be installed correctly or you could wind up with a connecting rod poking through your engine block. No one wants to see that. If you don’t have the dough for the best parts and the best shop, then putting your money in the right places can make all the difference.
It’s no secret that a cold air intake is one of the best ways to get more power out of your Mustang. This simple bolt-on performance clears the way for your powerplant to pull more fresh cold air into the combustion chamber, often resulting in an additional 5 to 10 ponies or more at the rear wheel. But with so many cold air intake kits or, CAIs, available for virtually every Mustang to come out of the Blue Oval, choosing one that’s right for you can be a serious challenge.
As the holiday rush draws slowly to a gentle calm and frantic preparations turn to focus on family and friends, AmericanMuscle would like to wish all of our fellow Mustang fans, and friends, a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.
2009 was a banner year for the Mustang, and for AmericanMuscle.com. Why just this month the return of the 5.0 has been confirmed by the Blue Oval, and we have emerged as the leading, and best source for all aftermarket Mustang parts. Needless to say, the many Mustang owners here at AmericanMuscle are pleased.
Not sure what to get your favorite Mustang Enthusiast this holiday season? Sometimes the best gift of all is the gift of choice. AmericanMuscle.com has more than 2,500 unique Mustang parts to choose from. So when it comes time to go shopping, your Mustang fan will have no problem finding the right part or accessory for their ‘Stang.
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There is no better way to get the most performance out of your Mustang than an SCT tuner. With the ability to deliver more horsepower and better fuel economy, this amazing piece of technology really does give you the best of both worlds.
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