One Slick Sixxer: AM Customer Matt’s 2006 V6 Mustang


While the six cylinder Mustang community is familiar with undeserved criticism, Mustangs like AmericanMuscle Customer Matt’s 2006 V6 stand out as a prime example of a tastefully and thoughtfully modified ‘Stang. Packing some extra power under the hood and thought-out style all around, Matt’s ’06 is far from a stock sixxer thanks to a healthy mod list that extends from the tail lights to the intake. Take a look at some of the parts that have turned Matt’s V6 into a pony full of pep below, and see the full mod list here.

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Handling the Pony
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The S197’s stock ride height can hamper your handling and style with its large wheel gap, which is exactly why Matt went with a set of SR Performance Lowering Springs. Cutting down ride height 1.5” in the front and rear, SR Lowering Springs give any Mustang a much more aggressive stance while also bringing the center of gravity down on the car for dramatically improved handling in the corners. Reducing nose-dive under braking and improving curbside appeal, SR Performance Lowering Springs provide improved handling and looks while not breaking the bank.

The Power Play
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The 4.0L factory V6 belted out 210 HP in its stock configuration, but thanks to JLT Next Generation Cold Air Intake and a Bama 93 Race Tune, Matt was able to dial up the power. Adding upwards of 25+ HP, the JLT Intake and Bama Tuner combo helps to breathe more air into the engine, giving you a sizable bump in HP, TQ, throttle response, and ultimately refining the overall drive-ability. Able to be installed in an hour, this intake and tuner combo pack is a must-have mod for any V6 Mustang owner.

Smoked Lighting
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Totally changing the look of Matt’s Mustang is a set of Raxiom Smoked Coyote Tail Lights, complete with the sequential lighting harness. A more aggressive and sleek take on the classic tri-bar tail light design, these Raxiom Smoked Tail Lights are 100% DOT legal and come with a full 2 year warranty. Combined with the plug-n-play sequential harness, these lights also provide the added sequential light sequence when you use your turn signals, hazard lights, and when you first hit your brakes. With a straight-forward install, smoked tail lights are functional style that can be added in less than an hour.

Refining the Exhaust Note
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While the stock six cylinder 2005-2010 Mustangs came with a single exhaust pipe, BBK’s True Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit allows you to turn up the volume with ease. Using a lightweight and durable aluminized steel construction, the BBK Dual Exhaust Conversion improves exhaust flow by making things less restrictive, giving you 15+ HP and a deeper, louder sound. With the catted X-Pipe in the kit, you will get that raspy race car growl that the stock setup is missing.

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