2010 SEMA Show - Running With The Pack
For more see the April 2011 issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine
From the April, 2011 issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
By Steve Turner, Tom Wilson
Photography by Courtesy of SEMA, Steve Turner, Tom Wilson
Coyote parts dominated the Ford experience at the rejuvenated 2010 SEMA show. There were so many new parts that we couldn't fit it all into the print edition. So exclusively here on the website are more parts for you drool over and add to your shopping list.
Turning Up The EcoBoost
For us the big surprise of the 2010 SEMA show was Borg Warner displaying work-in-progress hot-rod kits for EcoBoost engines, including the barely released 3.5-liter V-6 in the F-150. The new and innovative trucks weren't even in showrooms yet and Borg Warner was ready to show their goods. Excellent!
Borg Warner isn't just anybody; they are the OEM supplier on the rear-wheel drive truck applications, while Honeywell has the Ford business in front-wheel drive vehicles. Thus, Borg Warner knows exactly what's what with the EcoBoost equipment, as they build the turbochargers for the F-150 in the first place.
Because Borg Warner sticks strictly with turbos, they've teamed with Phoenix, Arizona-based Full Race to supply the rest of the upcoming F-150 V-6 (as well as Ford I-4) kit. That means Full Race, with background is with high-end, turbocharged import drag racing engines, is building the headers and working with Borg Warner on integrating its kits onto the Ford engines.
In short, the kits look promising. The potential 3.5-liter V-6 power is no-excuse stuff, leading from healthy street grunt up to four-digit horsepower, and every feature a racer could want appears built in to the dedicated high-performance Borg Warner turbos. Using the EFR Series name, and coming under Borg Warner's Advanced Aftermarket Products initiative, these are clean-sheet designs. They incorporate dual-ceramic ball bearings with water cooling and lightweight gamma-titanium impellers to retain fast spooling with the larger-diameter turbos; investment-cast stainless steel turbine housings with uniform thickness walls designed to withstand 900-degree temperatures indefinitely; larger internal wastegates; built-in blow-off valves; boost control solenoids for electronic boost control (write your own boost curve); plus a machined pad pre-drilled (but not finished or tapped) for mounting a turbine speed sensor.
Full Race had just started on the F-150 kit pictured here. The above-engine turbos will fit under a stock F-150 hood, and the headers are incredibly thick--Schedule 40 pipe!--robotically TIG-welded 304 stainless parts. Kit pricing from Full Race varies widely based on content; expect tariffs ranging from $3,500 to around $7,800. Their four-cylinder 2.0-liter EcoBoost kit is already running as a prototype on Ken Block's Fiesta. It uses a divided (dual-path) exhaust tuning and should precede the F-150 kit to market.
A47 Brake Duct
A47 Brake Duct
The cool Harbinger rolling chassis (think of an AIX race car chassis built around a '68 Mustang Dynacorn unibody for $76,500) was garnering all the attention in the Agent 47 booth (www.agent47.com), but these brake-duct inlets for the S197 California Special front grille were the late-model parts of interest. Agent 47 is working on a short series of 2011 specific parts (exterior mirrors, for one), so it's worth keeping an eye on them as they release parts throughout the year.
Looking compact was Airaid's (www.airraid.com) entry into the 2011 Mustang GT cold air intake sweepstakes. It uses the conventional rotomolded tube construction, cone air filter and air dam. Airraid also has direct-replacement filters for the '10-'11 GT500s.
Borla (www.borla.com) showed this handsome set of long-tubes (PN 17263) for 2011 GTs, but its bread and butter is a three-tier (loud, louder, loudest) lineup of axle-backs for both the V-6 and V-8 '11 Mustangs. The V-6 mufflers are around $858.99, the most-aggressive '11 GT axle back, the ATAK retails for $949.
Darton Sleeves (www.darton-international.com) offers a number of sleeves for rescuing damaged or for enlarging the bores on many Ford blocks. At SEMA they introduced 5.4 iron and aluminum block M.I.D. sleeves. They allow up to 95.5mm bores, and their Modular Integrated Deck design nests the upper sleeve area to form a more rigid deck.
Shooting cupid's carbon-fiber arrow right for Editor Turner's heart were the wheel gurus at iForged (www.iforged.com). They showed off this carbon fiber-adorned Forgestar C5 wheel.
A new source for a familiar...
A new source for a familiar supercharger, Performance Supply Innovations (www.performance-supply.com) showed a self-contained, gear-driven centrifugal supercharger. The company says kits for the '04-'09 Mustang is in the offing.
Everything is going...
Everything is going 3D, so why not your personal videos. Those creative souls at GoPro (www.goprocamera.com) showed of a 3D version of their popular little cameras. Now everyone can feel what it's like to go along for a ride in your car.
Heartthrob is a street rod-oriented company that's expanding into the '11 Mustang axle-back exhaust sweepstakes with its 3-inch system.
Bedliner experts Line-X (www.linex.com) now offers coating solution for your garage floor. Dubbed Aspart X, the coating is said to be durable, scuff resistant, and non-slip.
Credit to Manley...
Credit to Manley (www.manleyperformance.com) for getting out its line of improved 5.0 Coyote valves. As usual for Manley, the intake and exhaust valves are available in stock diameter or oversize's, plus a choice of OEM or single-groove locking. Pricing is about $29 per valve.
Advantages of McLeod's (www.mcleodracing.com) hydraulic conversion kit for '80-'04 Mustangs are a softer pedal effort, cleaner clutch disengagement, easier exhaust clearance (no burned cables) and self-adjustment. SEMA thought enough of the bolt-in kit to award McLeod the Best New Performance Street award for it. List pricing is $743.59 and the stock clutch pedal is retained.
Dress up items for current Mustangs just keep on coming. Paramount Resyling (www.paramountrestyling.com) added this logo cutout grille for 2010 and later cars. It features 4mm wide bars and a $129 retail price.
The Aussies are now building replacement EFI systems as the introduction of Procomp Electronics (www.turnkeyefi.com) shows. The Procomp kit for small-blocks includes a Procomp single-plane intake, a self-learning ECU that's laptop programmable, plus the usual wiring, sensors, injectors, and fuel rails. A retail price was not posted, but expect it to be competitive.
Proform Valve Covers
Proform Valve Covers
Small-block owners have a new valve cover supplier in Specialty Auto Parts (www.proformparts.com) Ford logo units. The tall cast aluminum units main claim are carrying both the oval logo and Mustang script, plus a low retail of $170.31. Specialty was also showing a series of classic round carburetor air cleaners with Ford logos and finishes at $102.60.
With a name like...
With a name like PypeBomb and "aggressive Mustang sound" in the description, you know you're too old if you're wondering just how loud these 304 stainless steel babies are. Made by Pypes Performance Exhaust (pypesexhaust.com), the PypeBomb features a 4x18-inch resonator tip and retails for $271. Pypes is working on some equally aggressive, stepped long-tube headers for '11 Mustang GTs as well.
Putting old school...
Putting old school bodies on new Mustangs is Retrobuilt's (www.retrobuilt.com) game. This GT500CS Shelby--Carroll says they can call it a Shelby--is actually a '10 Mustang with all the speed, driveability, and comfort of the new car. Retrobuilt makes all their own parts and does all installation work at their Missouri shop, taking six weeks for the $37,900 transformation. The effect is well done, and with several other iconic musclecar era Mustangs in the wings, we think they have a good little business converting '05 and later Mustangs on their hands.
Modeling its new...
Modeling its new bodykit for '10-'11 Mustangs was RK Sport's Mustang project car. The kit featured an aggressive look, generous doses of carbon fiber, and some unique fender vents. Underhood an FRPP/Whipple blower backs up the show with some go.
Ron Francis Wiring
Ron Francis Wiring
If you've ever put long-tubes on a Fox Mustang, you know you need to extend the oxygen sensor wiring. Well, Ron Francis Wiring (www.ronfrancis.com) has these new replacement harnesses in stock length and 24-inch long versions for those long-tubes.
Saleen Performance Vehicles...
Saleen Performance Vehicles
Now owned by Global Performance Vehicles, Saleen Performance Vehicles (www.saleen.com) was showing its handsome '11 S302 with optional 14-inch front Baer brakes. Available in coupe or convertible form, the S302 is naturally aspirated and rated at 425 hp and 395 lb ft of torque. The styling follows the clean 2010 treatment, but with a new carbon fiber chin splitter and rear spoiler, plus five-spoke wheels.
Loud and louder...
Loud and louder might describe SLP's (www.slponline.com) '11 Mustang GT mufflers. Two versions debuted at SEMA, both in stainless steel and with 4-inch polished tips. The more standard PowerFlo axle back retails for $599.95, the Loud Mouth is $439.95. More under the radar was SLP's (www.slponline.com) rear blackout panel for all '11 Mustangs. It's an ABS plastic part that requires no drilling or cutting. It retails at $59.95.
Snow Performance's (www.snowperformance.net) Comp/One Boost Cooler. Especially appropriate for boosted Mustangs, the system offers a large 3-quart reservoir and Snow's Ultra High Output pump. But heart of the system is DiabloSport Trinity flash tuner, which provides tuning for the car's ECM as well as control over the Boost Cooler. It offers an all-in-one solution that should have great appeal for water/meth first-timers.
Southeast Carbon Works
Southeast Carbon Works
Looking sharp was this GT500 engine compartment fully dressed with Southeast Carbonworks trim (www.southeastcarbonworks.com). Their process essentially "paints" a carbon-like pattern (among many, many others and colors) onto any hard, non-porous part. The result is inexpensive faux carbon panels for just about any Mustang piece that can be unbolted from the car. On this car Southeast had treated the radiator shroud, inlet tube, fuse box cover, splitter, many interior panels, the rear valence and more. Samco Sport (www.samcosport.com) silicon hoses in silver and a passel of billet caps and aluminum tanks completes the look.
Spec Tuning LED Lip
Spec Tuning LED Lip
Those looking for something a little different might consider Spec-D Tuning's (www.spectuning.com) new front lip for '10 Mustangs. It's unique claim is low-profile LED driving lights--we had to search for them, so they're pretty stealthy--recessed into the lip.
Besides all the...
Besides all the Ford-specific gear at the SEMA show, there are plenty of generic parts of interest. Just for fun are Speed Dawg (www.speeddawg.com) shift knobs. They service the usual Ford shifter threads and shift patterns with a fun selection of colors and styles. The heavy knobs aid shift feel and offer a great grip. Most retail for $65.
It's always tough to capture shiny parts under convention center lighting, and Stainless Showworks (www.mustangstainless.com) dress-up kit is a good example. Aimed at S197s, the kit includes a brushed stainless radiator cover and hood lifts. It goes by part number 2005-9 bfg and retails for $395.
No fear of the...
No fear of the beefy 9-inch Ford differentials going out of favor any time soon. Wavetrac (www.wavetrac.net) showed this 31-spline 9-inch diff at $995. Built in the U.S., the diff carries that rarest of things, a warranty even when raced.
Filling in their...
Filling in their line, Wiseco (www.wiseco.com) released its heavy-duty modular piston line. Designed for power-adder Two-, Three-, and Four-Valve mod motors, the pistons feature nitrided, low-friction rings, 2618 alloy construction with strut reinforcement, coatings, a 22mm piston pin and all needed valve pockets. Retail is $1,053.52 per set.