The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the Mustangs are roaring. With warm weather comes car shows, and many Mustang owners are gearing up to show off their rides and collect some trophies. Trying to stay competitive each year can be a daunting task, but never fear! AmericanMuscle has all the parts to help spruce up your Mustang for the upcoming show season.
One of the most important parts to making your Mustang stand out in a crowd is an eye-catching set of wheels. No matter how much work you have done to your car, the wrong wheels can ruin the whole look. AmericanMuscle has an almost endless selection of wheel styles to choose from, ranging from classic to modern muscle.
If you’re trying to go for the classic muscle car look, a set of Bullitt wheels, Deep Dish wheels, or Drag wheels will give you that retro hot rod style—each offered in a wide array of finishes. If 21st century styling gets your motor running, there are also a variety of Drift, Euro, and Mesh style wheels to choose from to achieve that more modern muscle car look.
If you’re going for a classic theme on your Mustang, a set of louvers are the winning ticket. Louvers give your late-model Mustang a unique look reminiscent of the 60’s, and adding a set of louvers can really round out your Mustang’s styling; when louvers first appeared on Mach 1’s in 1969, they became an instant icon, a design that looks just as good today as it did then.
Side window louvers are available pre-painted and are a breeze to install on your Mustang, giving you a new look in less than an hour. Rear window louvers are typically constructed from ABS plastic or aluminum, with ABS being the more affordable of the two, and mount right onto your Mustang in less than an hour.
Aside from choosing new wheels, finding the perfect hood can really set off your Mustang’s look. Whether you’re building an Eleanor clone, a Mach 1 tribute, or you want a cowl hood, there are tons of options to choose from. Some hoods even come with performance benefits along with the great styling; Ram air hoods can force cold air straight into your airbox, enhancing your Mustang’s performance while it snarls down the road, ready to inhale lesser vehicles.
For those of you concerned with under hood temperatures, cowl hoods and heat extractor hoods work to vent excess heat from your engine bay quickly. Hoods are typically constructed from lightweight carbon fiber or less expensive, yet heavier fiberglass, giving you some options when upgrading your Mustang’s looks.