For some Mustang owners, their love for America’s pony car has been handed down to them from their parents. Growing up around Mustangs can leave quite the impression on a kid, and often leads to them owning one themselves. There is just something about the lines of the body and the sounds of a Mustang’s engine that resonate with those who see and hear it, especially those who are too young to even have a license.
For AmericanMuscle Expert Justin, he was that kid, although he may not have realized it at first. “My mom always had them when I was growing up,” Justin remarked. “I tried to rebel at first and owned a few imports, but then I realized just how awesome Mustangs are.”
As soon as Justin got hooked on Mustangs, he was hooked on them hard, owning 9 Mustangs over the course of a few years. So far his 2013 GT is his favorite and after seeing how he has modded it, it is easy to see why.
Giving his Mustang an aggressive sound is a set of JBA 1-7/8 Long Tube Headers, JBA 3” Off-Road X-Pipe, and a set of Flowmaster Outlaw Axle-Backs. Together this exhaust combo not only adds a nice bump in power, but it also gives Justin’s coyote unrestricted performance and a glorious sound.
Koni Yellow Adjustable Shocks and Struts, SR Performance Lowering Springs, and a J&M Adjustable Panhard bar help to greatly improve the handling of Justin’s coyote. While the stock suspension on the 2011-2014 S197 is one of the best to come from Ford, it is the small upgrades
like those Justin has made that allow the S197’s chassis to shine.
Two of the biggest talking points of Justin’s Mustang are his Cobra Jet Intake setup and his choice to go with 4.10 gears.
While some people are quick to scoff at the idea of going with such a steep gear, Justin couldn’t see driving his coyote any other way. “I love it, they [4.10’s] are the perfect gear for this car and this transmission. It is so snappy and a lot of fun.”
Justin also decided to run his coyote with the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Intake, Cobra Jet Monoblade Throttle Body, and Cobra Jet Cold Air Intake. While both the Cobra Jet and Boss Intake were a consideration for Justin, the wide and torquey power band of the Cobra Jet Intake is ultimately what led him to his current setup. With a Bama Performance Tune, Justin’s Cobra Jet powered coyote put down 433 RWHP and 381 RWTQ. Justin said that with the Bama Tuned CJ Setup, his Mustang, “My Mustang is a whole new beast after adding the Cobra Jet Intake and tune.”
For future plans, Justin plans to remain naturally aspirated and shoot for trying to get into the high 10-second range in the quarter-mile. To help him get there he plans on running a better wheel and tire setup with some cams to make a little bit more power. With Justin’s determination, it won’t be long before he has that 10-second time slip.
▪ JBA 1-7/8 Long Tube Headers
▪ JBA 3 inch Off-Road X-Pipe
▪ Flowmaster Outlaw Axle-Back Exhaust
▪ 4.10 Motive Gear Rear End Gears
▪ Koni Yellow Adjustable Struts & Shocks
▪ SR Performance Lowering Springs
▪ J&M Adjustable Panhard Bar
▪ Ford Racing Cobra Jet Manifold
▪ Ford Racing Monoblade Throttle Body
▪ Ford Racing Cobra Jet CAI
▪ Bama Performance V2 Tune