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.
Does your car wake up the whole neighborhood? Can we hear your Mustang rumbling from a mile away? If this sounds like you, I think it’s time you checked out the AmericanMuscle Muffler Rapping Competition from this past weekends 2010 Car Show.
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:
Little changes can make a big difference in the way your car looks. Installing a new set of headlights is a quick, easy change that makes a huge difference in the overall look of your Mustang. A relatively small amount of work will give your pony a tougher, sexier, or edgier look. Everybody has different tastes, especially when it comes to tint levels, so we want to know what your favorite looks are. We’ve listed some of our most popular headlights below, displayed by generation and ready for you to vote on. If you don’t see your favorite style, leave us a comment to let us know what style you prefer.
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!
Michael Gross’s 2004 Mach 1!
Michael’s azure blue Mach 1 features 18X9 and 18X10 Bullitt wheels paired with a set of Michelin tires. When he picked the Mustang (which he calls his “play toy”) up it had about 37,000 miles on it and was far from the modded beast it is today. The Mach 1 sports a P-1SC ProCharger that’s intercooled at approximately 10lbs, 42lb injectors, a Wallbro 260 fuel pump, and a Kenne Bell BAP. Kooks long tube headers and catted x-pipe, and an SLP Loudmouth Mustang catback system make sure you can hear Michael coming. A PHP intake spacer, an SCT handheld tuner (with a custom tune), and 4.10 gears round out the performance mods.
The Mach’s interior, exterior, and suspension have all been customized, too. Michael’s added Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates, H&R springs, and Bilstein shocks. He’s also performed an 03/04 Cobra IRS conversion and added subframe connectors. Not content with a stock-appearance sleeper, the exterior has a hood stripe, a 1″ shaker raise, a shorty antenna, and Luminics headlights and fog lights and the windows are tinted. On the interior, the rear seat has been deleted, Michael’s added an LED shift light, Phantom II boost and vacuum gauges, and an MGW short shifter. Billet interior knobs, a Mach 1 rubber trunk mat and floor mats, and an FR500 steering wheel round out the build.
Think your pony has what it takes to be the October Ride of the Month? Submit your entry before Saturday, September 25th. Entries are only good for a month, so make sure you submit yours again if you didn’t win for September.