Hey everyone, this is Mike Galimi and the AmericanMuscle.com guys have asked me to post regular blogs about stuff going down in the wild world of Mustangs. Please check back regularly as I will be posting various information, experiences, videos, pictures, and everything cool in our hobby on a regular basis.
Is Going Fast Too Easy?
I think I am ready to part ways with my supercharged 2007 Mustang GT. It runs mid-11s and getting there was far too easy. But I think I am ready to part ways with it in order to make room for a 2011 Mustang GT. The reason is simple, the new 5.0L is even easier to make run 11s, and ultimately 10s, than my supercharged Three-Valve. Not to mention all of the creature comfort upgrades between the two model years. After covering the AmericanMuscle.com 2011 Mustang GT for Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords December 2010 issue, I saw how easy it was to run fast.
Since that article hit newsstands, the car has gone a best of 11.90 at 118 and they haven’t even hit with a shot of juice from the Zex kit that’s onboard. The speed is just 1.5 mph shy of where my supercharged Three-Valve car runs. The shop car’s track life is about to get quicker as there are rumors running around the AmericanMuscle.com compound that a supercharger is waiting to be bolted on this winter. Once that happens, 10-second times are sure to be reality.
It seems every new Mustang makes achieving certain performance benchmarks that much easier. We went from 14-second stock cars to 13-second ones, and now the 2011 Mustang GT can run 12s with the right driver and weather conditions off the showroom floor. The AmericanMuscle.com car was the first 2011 I drove and I loved it, smooth, comfortable and soon to be a 10-second player.
So, is it too easy to go fast? Tell me how you got your car to tear it up at the track…
Check out the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 2011 Mustang GT, as they unveiled it early this month at the SEMA Show 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Their brand new street/strip beast has tons of new parts from AmericanMuscle.com, and we’re really excited to help out!
You can see more of this Stang in the upcoming pages of MM&FF Magazine, or stay tuned right here on the AmericanMuscle Blog!
So tell us, what’s your favorite part of the car?
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This past weekend was the SSOTN (SuperStallions of the Net) Fall Nationals at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. Some of the baddest Mustangs on the net showed up to battle head-to-head in perfect track conditions, sunny 65 degree weather! However, AmericanMuscle staff member, Ryan Duncan, got more than he bargained for!
Have you ever wondered what your Mustang would sound like with a Pypes cat-back system? Magnaflow mufflers? Or even Flowmaster? AmericanMuscle is hooking you up with 1080 HD Video & Sound clips of exhaust systems for your 1999-2004 or 2005-2010 Mustang! Look for the “Hear It” icon overlayed:
You’re now able to listen, watch and compare the difference between a stock exhaust system and the performance exhaust system of your choice. No more guessing! This is yet another reason why AmericanMuscle.com is the best source for your cat-back exhaust, headers and other exhaust components.
So tell us… what’s your favorite sounding exhaust system?
Our 2011 Mustang GT is featured in this month’s issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine! Check out the video above for a sneak peak of what you can expect. Make sure to read about our car ripping down the track with only bolt-on modifications, with a little help from our Bama Custom Tuning team.
This issue is for sale on news stands October 26th!
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mustangtuning/swfobject.jshttp://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/mustangtuning/vidThumb.jsLast week, we saw the baddest Mustangs in the country throw down on the King of the Street dyno at Holley HQ in Bowling Green, KY. The results? Over 7000 horsepower measured from these 8-Second cars; and we’ve got video to prove it!
The AmericanMuscle team was in full effect last Wednesday night in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, along with our friends at 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords! It was the night before the highly anticipated King of the Street competition at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, KY. What better way to kick off the fun than a night out with the whole crew?
We gathered at the Whiskey Kitchen on 12th Avenue in Nashville to catch up and talk about the events to follow. Mike Johnson, Steven Turner, KJ Jones and Greg Clark from the 5.0 Magazine crew were all excited to get a head start on things when we landed. It’s always a pleasure to hang out with our boys from Tampa and LA, and tonight was going to be fun!
If you’re a die-hard Mustang performance enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of 5.0 Magazine’s King of the Street competition. As this years sponsor, AmericanMuscle.com is headed to Bowling Green, KY to get our hands dirty and bring the action back to our viewers!
Follow our Facebook updates for up to date information and pics from the event!
As you’ve seen from my previous few posts, the AmericanMuscle car show this year was amazing! There were thousands of people in attendance, over 500 Mustangs, and thousands raised for charity. I hope that everyone agrees that it was a fun and successful day. We couldn’t have done any of this without our loyal customers, so let’s take a look at the final figures:
If you like watching cars make big power on the dyno, this was the spot to be. Add in an AmericanMuscle girl getting completely soaked in water, and it was a win for everybody! This exciting new contest emerged this year at our 2010 Car Show, and was dubbed the Dyno Dunk Tank competition.