Want to give your ponycar some extra bite without a siren going off in your bank manager’s office? Here are eight modification options to get you thinking.
1. TSW Geneva wheel
The Geneva is available in staggered fitment allowing for a much bigger rear footprint – perfect for harnessing the extra horsepower you’ve unleashed through a raft of mechanical enhancements. Pictured in a sinister, matte gun metal finish – one of the many finishes available - the rotary forged Geneva can be perfectly tailored to suit your application.
Price: $2320 (set)
2.Custom Mustang number plates
Mustang fans in New South Wales can wear their heart on their sleeves with this Mustang-themed range of personalised numberplates, available through MyPlates. Featuring iconic Mustang imagery, they’re a great way to dress up the outside of any Mustang, new or classic.
3. Roush front bar
Updating the front end of your Mustang can really amplify the naturally-aggressive presence of the car, and few upgrades look as good as the Roush nose cone as marketed by Mustang Motorsport. The parts promise OE-quality fitment and can be supplied painted in your factory colour, so all you have to do is bolt them on. They can be optioned up with a range of cosmetic enhancements.
4. DCI Heatshield Kit
If you’ve gone and upgraded the exhaust system on your Mustang then it’s time to seriously think about a DCI Heatshield Kit. Durable and simple enough for the average DIY enthusiast to install, DCI’s Heatshield Kits are a great way to keep temperatures down inside the car, and deflect heat away from critical components like starter motors, tailshafts and even fuel systems.
5. Streetfighter Cat Back exhaust
Exhaust systems are one of the simplest upgrades to make more horsepower, and a 3in stainless steel system from Streetfighter will not only unleash a few extra neddies, it’ll wake up the growl of the factory V8, too. Cat-back systems won’t rock the wallet and can be coupled with ceramic coated headers and stylised exhaust tips for a marginal increase in spend.
6. Bilstein B14 Coilover Kit
Bilstein is one of the most trusted names in suspension, and its performance underpinnings have been OE fitment on some of the most prestigious performance cars of the modern era. You can bet its B14 entry-level coilover brings that performance heritage to the table. Pricing still TBC, but expect plenty of change with a $5K budget.
7. Roush Cold Air Intake Kit
Ramming more air into your 5.0-litre or EcoBoost Mustang can be as simple as clearing its throat by chucking the factory intake in the bin and arming yourself with a Roush cold air intake kit from Mustang Motorsport. Fully-sealed to meet local emissions standards, the kit boasts an OE finish that belies its high-flowing, high-performance capabilities.
8. Ford Performance Half Shaft
Extra horsepower can push the factory driveline components beyond their breaking points. Ford Performance, as distributed locally by Herrod Motorsport, has the solution to your rear-end woes. These highly-rated half-shafts will withstand high-horsepower, high-performance driving without any issue.