If you had a specific Mustang part-related question, I had you covered this past weekend! Nearly 20 of the Mustang aftermarket’s top manufacturers came to help out and answer any questions about the products they offer. With so much knowledge on-site, people were itching to ask about the next big thing on their mods list.
There’s nothing like getting a close view of 500+ of the top Mustangs from around the country. Nothing, that is, except a close view of the AmericanMuscle girls! Not only are these girls smokin’ hot, but they collected thousands of dollars in raffle tickets sales for charity. If you missed them walking around the show (get that checked out!), we’ve got some video footage for you!
When Mustangs started pouring into the Kimberton Fairgrounds last weekend, I realized this was not going to be a typical car show! Within a few short hours, we counted over 500 of the sickest Mustangs from all over the country! Some will say it was a mixture of a great cause, hot girls and free food! Others will say it was the perfect weather (I’m not buying it!). Either way, this car show was kicking off the right way…
If you missed out on our 2010 Car Show, I’ve got hundreds of pictures and video coming your way! Over 500 of the baddest looking Mustangs lined up in Kimberton, PA for what some are calling “the best Mustang show of the year.” Not only did we raise thousands of dollars for charity, we gave out some awesome Mustang parts, prizes and trophies. Some of the highlights included:
Don’t forget, our 2010 Charity Car show is tomorrow! Admission is free, so come out and party with us! Proceeds are going to Homes for Our Troops, an organization that’s dedicated to helping disabled veterans. We’ll have free food and drinks for registered car show participants, and there will be raffles with tons of great prizes, too.
The address for the show is listed below, but with almost 500 Mustangs registered, you won’t be able to miss the show! Registration and check-in runs from 9 AM to 11 AM and the show will be going strong until 5PM. We’ll see you tomorrow!
61 Firehouse Ln, Phoenixville PA 19460
stangin2005 wants to know: “I’m looking for the best lowering springs I can get for my 2005 Mustang GT without having to buy all sorts of camber and caster adjusters. I want the best ride quality possible!! What springs do you recommend and can I go an inch and a half?”
Great question, stangin! Lowering your Mustang has a number of benefits, the most noticeable being appearance and performance. By lowering the vehicle, you lower the center of gravity, which greatly improves handling and reduces body roll & nose-dive. Unsightly wheel gap is also eliminated, giving your Stang a sleek, intimidating look (especially over a set of 17”, 18” or 19” wheels).
Lowering kits that are designed solely for performance gains often make big sacrifices when it comes to ride quality, and lowering the car more than 1.5” will require caster/camber plates and a ball joint kit to properly realign the suspension. Considering you want to maintain decent ride quality, I’d recommend the Eibach Pro-Kit; match it with the Eibach Pro-Damper kit or a set of Tokico shocks & struts and you’ve got a great performance suspension without sacrificing ride quality, or rattling your teeth out of your skull!
The Eibach kit lowers the front 1.3” and the rear 1.4” (approximately), so a simple alignment after installation should be all you need to get your pony rolling again. This is the same set of lowering springs that we installed in our 2011 Mustang project car, and we’ve taken that car both to the track and the grocery store. Best of luck with your suspension and keep the questions coming!
Our annual company picnic usually features awesome food, insane prizes and games, all tied-in with familiar faces. It’s a great opportunity to get together on the weekend and unwind as a company (and watch the office employees destroy the warehouse employees at Tug-of-War). This year, we decided to introduce our very first employee-only car show at the event. We found out very quickly that our employees were more concerned about what goes on AFTER the show! …and what would a car show be without a bunch of leftover tire?
427RStangg wants to know: “In my s/c Roush, what gear ratio would you recommend? I have friends who say that 4.10 gears are way too steep for my car? It’s a manual.”
When choosing aftermarket Mustang gears (or any aftermarket mod), it’s important to consider what type of driving you do/want to do with the car, how much power you currently make, and how much power you intend to make.
Aftermarket rear-end gears are designed to get you off the line faster, so you’re going to burn through first gear (and second… and third…) much more quickly than with your stock gears. This isn’t as much of a hassle with an automatic transmission because you aren’t the one shifting, but if your Mustang is a stick and you do any kind of driving in a city or heavy traffic, you’d be wise to avoid the steeper ratios. Considering your pony is already super charged, I would have to side with your friends and recommend the 3.73 gears; they’ll give you the extra kick off the line that you want without making driving a chore.
When installing aftermarket gears, it’s always a good idea to get a bearing kit and replace the shims, bearings, and other items that wear out over time. This will complete your rear-end rebuild and make sure you keep that rubber burning for a long time.
The 2010 AmericanMuscle car show is almost here! In just 3 weeks, you could be hanging out with hot girls, surrounded by awesome Mustangs. If that’s not enough to interest you, when you register you’ll get free food, a free swag bag, free raffle tickets for thousands of dollars of prizes, and an awesome car show t-shirt (also free!).
Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting our smokin’ hot AmericanMuscle 2011 calendar shoot (featuring the AM girls) right outside my office door! The warehouse doors were plastered with warnings: “Photo Shoot In Progress – Do Not Disturb!” Yeah… right…! As many of our Facebook fans know, we’ve been giving a behind-the-scenes look at the daily happenings at our headquarters. However, when I put my job on the line and leaked THIS photo of one of the sizzling hot models, here is what our female Facebook friends had to say: