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History of American Trucks: Past to PresentHistory of American Trucks: Past to Present

Nearly 100 years ago, the American pickup truck was born. Despite the lack of an actual truck bed, Ford created what could be considered the first pickup truck in America with the 1917 Model TT. Chevrolet was not far behind with the 1918 Model 490, also available as a chassis only.

Best License Plates At Mustang Week 2017Best License Plates At Mustang Week 2017

Before there was Instagram or other forms of social media, vanity plates provided the best, short description of your personality. Mustang Week 2017 brought thousands of pony cars to Myrtle Beach and we picked out some of our favorite vanity license plates from the event!

Top 5 Reasons To Buy A 2018 MustangTop 5 Reasons To Buy A 2018 Mustang

If you’re in the same position as many other enthusiasts out there, then you’re probably pondering whether or not you should pick up the 2018 Mustang once it hits showroom floors. We’re here to tell you that the 2018 Mustang is awesome, and you’ll definitely want to pick it up after reading about a few key reasons.

2018 Mustang Colors2018 Mustang Colors

If you’re in the process of shopping for the new 2018 Mustang, then you’re probably curious what colors it’s available in. Fret not, because Ford has both deleted and added colors for 2018 that are head-turners for sure! From the deletion of Grabber Blue to the addition of Royal Crimson, be sure to read more and find out what your favorite 2018 Mustang color is!

Car Insurance Tips for the Car EnthusiastCar Insurance Tips for the Car Enthusiast

Did you know the modifications you make to your Mustang may not be automatically covered by your car insurance? How do you go about making sure you have coverage or getting coverage? This article will help you understand some of the ins and outs of car insurance and how to go about making sure you are covered in case the worst happens.

2017 Mustang vs 2018 Mustang2017 Mustang vs 2018 Mustang

A hot topic since late 2017 has been the up and coming 2018 Mustang refresh. Ford Motor Company has been known to do a mid-cycle refresh of the current body style like they had with almost every generation Mustang since the Fox Body. The 2018 Mustang is no different with a host of styling and performance changes that have the enthusiast base talking! Many with older Mustangs are already looking to trade up once the 2018’s hit the dealership floor. With the 2018’s unveiling, 2015-2017 Mustangs will drop in value as well. This presents the dilemma if the 2018 is worth it over the 2017 to the prospective buyer.

Worst Mustang ColorsWorst Mustang Colors

Everyone always talks about the Best Mustang Colors, but what about the worst? Surely America’s favorite pony car can’t look good sporting every color! Whether it was popular in its time and just not too keen on the eyes in present day, or always just a little off, we compiled a list of some cringeworthy factory colors sported on the Ford Mustang.

Top 10 Jeep Wrangler ColorsTop 10 Jeep Wrangler Colors

If you’re on the hunt for the Best Jeep Wrangler Color, then you’ve come to the right place! Listed out are some of our favorite colors of the Jeep Wrangler. Whether it’s something as whacky as Xtreme Purple Pearl or as subtle as Black or White, the Jeep Wrangler has been seen wearing all kinds of suits over its long reign as America’s favorite off-road vehicle.

Baby Car Seats and Sports Cars ExplainedBaby Car Seats and Sports Cars Explained

Getting your first sports car and having your first kid can both be very exciting times in your life. But when your first child is born, does that mean you have to give up your sports car? We’re here to help with this guide on the different types of car seats and what to expect from each of them.

The Jeep Wave Score CalculatorThe Jeep Wave Score Calculator

Ever wondered how your Jeep compares to your buddies? The Jeep Score Calculator can help. Figure out where you stand in the Jeep Wave Hierarchy and compare your score with your friends. The higher the score, the higher you rank.

Mustang IRS vs Solid Rear Axles ExplainedMustang IRS vs Solid Rear Axles Explained

For the first time in Ford Mustang history, the Mustang came with independent rear suspension from the factory across all trim levels in the 2015 model year. This opened up all kinds of doors for Mustang enthusiasts, whether it was tearing up a backroad or tackling a road course. However, there are pros and cons when it comes to the switch from a solid rear axle to independent rear suspension.

2014 Mustang Specs & Prices2014 Mustang Specs & Prices

Interested in picking up a used 2014 Mustang V6, GT or GT500? Sometimes finding the specs from the base price to 0-60 MPH time and fuel economy are just difficult to find, so be sure to dig deep into the stats and figure out which trim level and engine is best for your needs! Looking for a daily driver and nothing more, maybe the V6 is best for the fuel economy. Want a weekend warrior and supercharged fury? Look no further than the GT500!

Best Shades of Mustang BlueBest Shades of Mustang Blue

There’s nothing more American than red, white and BLUE. Being one of the most popular colors worn on America’s pony car, blue is worn proudly in many different shades. All the way from Bright Atlantic Blue to Deep Impact Blue and everything in between. Read on to learn more about our favorite blues for the Ford Mustang.

Best Shades Of Mustang RedBest Shades Of Mustang Red

The most popular color of the Mustang since its inception in 1964 has by far been the shade of red. With over 20% of Mustangs leaving the factory bearing this eye-catching color, red screams look-at-me while surpassing the bar set so high by the throaty V8s under the hood. But which shades of Mustang red are the best?

Best Coyote Mustang Performance ModsBest Coyote Mustang Performance Mods

There’s no doubt that the 5.0L 4-Valve Coyote Engine is one of the best motors to come out of Ford Motor Company’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Since its inception in 2011, the Coyote engine has produced north of 400 horsepower at the crankshaft for the Mustang GT’s. Towering another 100+ horsepower over the outgoing 2010 4.6L 3-Valve, the Coyote is clearly impressive in stock form. But what will happen if you throw the right modifications at it?

Top 10 Mustang Colors Of All TimeTop 10 Mustang Colors Of All Time

There’s no doubt that when a Mustang comes around the corner you can typically hear it coming from a mile away. Since their inception, Mustangs have been known as the iconic pony car with a rumbling, growling V8 ready to rock under the hood. That doesn’t stop at the engine, though. Enthusiasts choose the color of the Mustang based off their personality, the fact they want to wear their Mustang’s colors loud and proud. That’s what owning a Mustang is all about.

How To Improve Mustang MPGHow To Improve Mustang MPG

Improving your Mustang’s gas mileage is a dilemma that many enthusiasts struggle with when thinking about their muscle cars; they want to put their high-powered engines to the test, but they don’t want to make routine trips to the gas station every time they put the pedal to the floor.

Stop Wheel Hop On Your 2015-2017 MustangStop Wheel Hop On Your 2015-2017 Mustang

Some say the independent rear suspension on the S550 Mustang was much overdue in comparison to many other muscle cars on the market. Well, whether you like it or not, it’s here and here to stay on the 2015+ Mustangs. Corner carvers love IRS but when it comes to straight line acceleration, drag racers may experience some wheel hop. Take a couple pointers from CJ’s and Steeda on some great parts to help stop the wheel hop on your 2015-2017 Mustang!

SEMA 2016: CJ’s Custom Stealth Gray Mustang EcoBoost Unveiled!SEMA 2016: CJ’s Custom Stealth Gray Mustang EcoBoost Unveiled!

CJ’s is proud to unveil a special project that has been in the works - our customized 2017 Mustang EcoBoost painted in Stealth Gray with Black and Acid Green accents! Working with purchasing, our design team and numerous of our vendors, this car will turn some heads in the Ford Booth at SEMA 2016.

Mustang Rear Gear Ratios OverviewMustang Rear Gear Ratios Overview

Gear ratios dictate how quickly your car will accelerate from a mechanical standpoint. Rear gears can also affect things like gas mileage, automatic transmission shift points, RPM when cruising down the highway and what gear you’re in when crossing the 1/4 mile traps at the dragstrip. All of these factors go into finding the right gears to make your Mustang the most enjoyable to drive. Whether you’re attempting the installation on your own, or having a professional do the work for you, be sure to do your homework to ensure you get the right set of rear gears the first time.

Mustang Hood Struts - Replacing Your Factory Prop RodMustang Hood Struts - Replacing Your Factory Prop Rod

There is absolutely no question that the manual prop rod holding up the the hood of your late model Mustang is unsightly, outdated and downright ugly in some cases. Thankfully, there is a strong demand for aftermarket hood struts and CJ’s is there to deliver! CJ Pony Parts carries a variety of hood strut kits for 1979 all the way up to 2017 Mustangs!

Tune Required vs No-Tune Required Mustang Cold Air IntakesTune Required vs No-Tune Required Mustang Cold Air Intakes

If you’re looking to boost the power output on your Mustang, one of the first mods usually is a Cold Air Intake. The idea is to free up air-flow coming into the engine which allows your Mustang to breathe easier equating to more power. Factory airboxes are typically restrictive and don’t allow sufficient airflow to the throttle body and intake manifold in the upper RPM range. Adding a cold air intake will increase that air-flow when the engine needs it most allowing for more power!

Exhaust Mid-Pipes: X-Pipes, H-Pipes and Y-PipesExhaust Mid-Pipes: X-Pipes, H-Pipes and Y-Pipes

One of the most frustrating things in modifying your Mustang, ST, F100, F150 or Bronco is finding the perfect exhaust note. For V6 and V8 motors, the question of which mid-pipe to purchase is definitely a common one. Researching which mid-pipe is best for build is as simple as reading through this article! For V6 and V8 motors, the question of which mid-pipe to purchase is definitely a common one.

Do I Need An Oil Separator On My Mustang?Do I Need An Oil Separator On My Mustang?

This article will give you the knowledge needed to learn how to protect your engine from oil blow-by for both safety and longevity; you should definitely look into picking up an oil separator for yourself. This goes for those Mustang owners out there who may only drive their pony on the street, too! The added security of a Mustang catch can will help ensure the endurance of your motor. So, be sure to check out CJ’s selection of oil separators for your Mustang today!

Mustang Transmissions: How To Fix MT82 Missed ShiftsMustang Transmissions: How To Fix MT82 Missed Shifts

It can be frustrating when you’re getting on the gas, practicing your launches and have trouble hitting the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts in your MT-82 equipped Mustang. Adding a Barton Short Throw Shifter and Blowfish Bracket will help alleviate any notchiness or uncertainty in your shifts and get you down the quarter quicker than ever. So, be sure to check out the selection of transmission parts available for your Mustang at!

Mustang Linear vs Progressive SpringsMustang Linear vs Progressive Springs

In this article, you’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of linear vs progressive springs on your Mustang. Then, you can make an educated decision on what’s best for your build. Are you a racer looking to get the absolute best handling when it comes to their Mustang? Linear is your answer. How about a daily driver and occasional weekend cruiser? Progressive is your go-to. Regardless of which you choose, CJ’s has an abundance of options to pick from, so get searching today!

Converting Your Mustang V6 To Dual ExhaustConverting Your Mustang V6 To Dual Exhaust

Get that perfect exhaust note out of your V6 with a dual exhaust conversion kit from CJ’s. With the knowledge at hand from this tech article and the proper tools and parts, installation will be a breeze and you’ll be back on the road in no time! So, be sure to check out our selection of Mustang exhaust parts on our website today.

What Do I Need To Lower My Mustang?What Do I Need To Lower My Mustang?

That’s a loaded question! It boils down to what you want to spend and what you plan on using your Mustang for. If your Mustang is strictly a street car that you use to roll into car shows with the occasional track day, lowering springs with the proper supporting mods will typically do the job. If you want more adjustability, then a coilover kit would be the right choice for you. Want even more adjustability, all with the push of a button? Then air ride suspension is your go-to. Regardless of what you’re looking for, CJ’s has the suspension options you need to get your Mustang handling like it should, so be sure to check out our site today!

Wet vs Dry Nitrous On Your MustangWet vs Dry Nitrous On Your Mustang

A common question for those that are constantly thirsting for more power is the difference between wet and dry nitrous. The explanation is actually quite simple, but there are also other factors to consider when shopping for Mustang nitrous oxide kits.

Mufflers vs Resonators - What's The Difference?Mufflers vs Resonators - What's The Difference?

Some aftermarket cat-back or axle-back exhaust systems can sound great on the outside of the car, but have a deafening drone as you cruise down the highway. Adding resonators before the mufflers can help dial down the interior drone with minimal change to exterior exhaust note. Regardless if you’re going for a free-flowing but quiet exhaust system or if you want to be the loudest on the block, If you’re looking to switch up the sound of your Mustang, adding an aftermarket exhaust system is usually the best way to do it. CJ Pony Parts has the exhaust options you need to make your build stand out from the rest. So, check us out today!

Which Mustang Tuner Is Best?Which Mustang Tuner Is Best?

Finding the best Mustang tuner can be more difficult than it seems. On the surface, it’s just a device that you load tunes into your car with. However, in reality it’s so much more and it’s imperative that you pick up the correct tuner for the general direction you want to take your Mustang build in. With a growing number of choices when it comes to Mustang tuners, educating yourself on the ins and outs of each will make the task of finding the right one easier for you. And that’s what this article is all about!

Mustang Cat-Back vs Axle-Back ExhaustMustang Cat-Back vs Axle-Back Exhaust

An axle-back system is great for those who are looking for that throaty exhaust note, aren’t as concerned with power gains and would like a reduced price point. A cat-back on the other hand, is for those who may plan on doing headers in the future, want a customizable option with an X or H pipe and want full power benefits from an exhaust system. Now that you know the difference between an Axle-Back and Cat-Back, you have the knowledge at hand to make an educated decision about the direction of your Mustang build’s exhaust system! Check out the CJ Pony Parts website for all of your Mustang’s exhaust needs!

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These articles consist of various tips, tricks and informational writeups to help you, the Mustang enthusiast, with your pony car build. Whether you’re trying to decide which modification to pick up next or find out a little bit more about the effects of parts like a supercharger or turbo kit would do to help your power output. When you’re past researching what the best route to take for your build is, be sure to look to CJ’s to pick up your next part with our extensive inventory of Mustang parts!