Heat is the enemy of performance. High temperatures rob you of horsepower and torque and increase the risk of detonation in factory supercharged Terminator Cobras, SVT Lightnings, and Shelby GT500s. Temperatures really start to get out of hand when you start stacking on powerful supercharger modifications like smaller pulleys that increase your supercharger's boost pressure. The denser air charge naturally carries with it more heat which can lead to a loss of performance, knocking, or even pre-ignition of your air/fuel mixture. Knocking and detonation are inherently bad for engine and can lead to a catastrophic failure if not treated properly. 2003 to 2004 Cobras, 1999 to 2004 Lightnings, and 2007 to 2012 Shelby GT500s come with both intercoolers and heat exchangers for their supercharger systems, but the factory heat exchangers are pretty basic single-pass systems that do well enough with stock supercharger configurations, but start to hinder performance when you start modding out your supercharger. When heat starts to get you down, it's time to jump up to an AFCO heat exchanger. All of AFCO's performance heat exchangers have a dual-pass design and are built specifically to lower your coolant temperatures and make your intercooler and supercharger work more efficiently and more reliably.
Posted by Jason on 6/28/2012 to Just Added
We here at Stage 3 Motorsports would first like to apologize. Our selection of Mustang fuel injectors has been pretty dismal. Until now. We've just partnered up with Venom High Performance to provide some excellent fuel injector options for 1989 to 2004 Mustangs and 2005 to 2013 Mustangs that need uprated fuel injectors to support all of your high-powered modifications. We currently have Venom Mustang fuel injectors rated from 24lb/hr to 80lb/hr flow rates and are more than capable of supporting just about any engine or exhaust modification that you can put on your 1989 to 2004 Mustang or 2005 and up Mustang GT. So, which complete set of fuel injectors is right for you? Well, that depends on your modifications, your desired level of horsepower, and the availability or desire to get custom tuning.
Posted by Jason on 6/18/2012 to Just Added
There's a travesty afoot. It's not that lack of world peace or the fact that we'd rather be racing, but something even more important. Why aren't you guys buying PowerStop's gear for your Mustang? Come on. Their brake rotors and complete kits are some of the best braking system parts for your Mustang, come with an excellent warranty, and are part of our Risk Free Products program, yet, even our most loyal customers flock to Bobby ebay for his cheap blanks that crack and splinter like particle board. Then, after his crapshoot rotors fail, you can't get a hold of him. Poof, gone. The there's us and our good friends over at PowerStop. We here and ready to help you with your problems, but the fact that PowerStop makes such high-quality rotors and pads means that you'll probably never have anything to call about.
Posted by Jason on 6/8/2012 to Informative Articles
Your Mustang's stock hood isn't anything to write home about. It's there. It usually keeps birds from nesting in your engine bay and generally stays on when you're moving. That's great for the average Joe, but anyone wanting aggressive good looks and some extra performance is going to have to hit up our excellent selection of aftermarket Mustang hoods from powerhouse hood designers like TruFiber and TruCarbon, Cervini's, and several other premium Mustang performance parts manufacturers. Our hoods come in a wide range of designs from mean, drag racing style cowl hoods to hoods that contain functional heat extractors and full ram air systems. Stage 3 has plenty of Fox Body Mustang hoods, 1994 to 1998 Mustang hoods, 1999 to 2004 New Edge Mustang hoods, a bunch of 2005 to 2009 Mustang hoods, 2007 to 2012 Shelby GT500 hoods, and 2010 to 2012 Mustang hoods just waiting to land on your doorstep.
Posted by Jason on 6/7/2012 to Informative Articles
Diablosport has been in the tuning game a long time and helped to pioneer the art of custom PCM calibrations. Their lineup of Predator handheld tuners were the top-notch performance product on the market when they were first released and were arguably the best tuning device available at the time. Yet, the Predator started to fall behind. Newer designs with fiercer tunes and more goodies started to crop up that made the Predator more and more obsolete as time went by. Diablosport realized the Predator's days were slowly running out and went to the drawing board to come up with a lineup of handheld tuners that would propel the entire company into the 21st century. The good news: they were completely successful. Diablosport has replaced their entire Predator lineup with their new inTune handheld tuning device. The inTune is on an entirely different level than the old Predator tuners and has enhanced menus, storage capacity, speed, software, and general usability over the older models, while still packing powerful PCM tunes that can make your Mustang, F-150, or Super Duty really shine in absolutely no time at all.
Posted by Jason on 6/7/2012 to Manufacturer News