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Wrangler Tire Buying GuideWrangler Tire Buying Guide

Whether you need Jeep Wrangler tires for the trail or the main road, CJ’s has plenty of tires to choose from! From tough mud-terrain tires that will get you through any off-roading adventure to all-terrain tires for the everyday Wrangler drivers, CJ’s carries tires to suit every purpose.

Guide: Signs of a Flood-Damaged CarGuide: Signs of a Flood-Damaged Car

When shopping around for a used vehicle, it is important to be able to spot a flood-damaged car. Some car flood damage symptoms may be obvious, but there are some extra steps you can take to make sure you aren’t buying a flood-damaged vehicle.

Buying Guide: 2018 Mustang EcoBoost vs GTBuying Guide: 2018 Mustang EcoBoost vs GT

If you’re contemplating which route to take for your 2018 Mustang when it comes to the turbo-fed four cylinder and 460 horsepower Coyote V8, we can understand - it’s a tough choice! There are tons of benefits for a powerful four cylinder like having decent power and efficiency. Whereas, the GT boasts great V8 power and not-too-shabby gas mileage on the highway if you manage to stay out of the happy pedal. Which is your choice?

Install Guide: How to Lift Your Jeep WranglerInstall Guide: How to Lift Your Jeep Wrangler

So you want to lift your Jeep Wrangler, but don’t know where to start? Lifted Jeep Wranglers not only look killer, but they can also improve your off-roading experience as well. Wrangler lift kits are an essential tool to get your Wrangler tackling the off-road terrain.

Check Digit CalculatorCheck Digit Calculator

The 9th digit of a vehicle identification number, or VIN, is the check digit. The check digit is used to validate the VIN number. Use CJ's new check digit calculator to see if your VIN is valid. Or you can use it to figure out what your check digit should be.

Jeep VIN DecoderJeep VIN Decoder

Since 1979, the Federal Government mandated how VINs should be regulated and modeled off a particular template. Found on the driver's side dash or door jam, you JK Jeep's VIN can be deciphered to provide you with information about your JK that you might not have known about. You'll be able to decipher that VIN right here in CJ's Resource Center.

Jeep Loan CalculatorJeep Loan Calculator

Thinking of buying a new Jeep and interested in seeing what your monthly payments would look like. Then this CJ’s resource is for you. Just enter the loan amount, interest rate and loan length to determine your monthly payments.

Mustang Loan CalculatorMustang Loan Calculator

Thinking of buying a new Mustang and interested in seeing what your monthly payments would look like. Then this CJ’s resource is for you. Select if you want to calculate based on the total loan amount or the monthly payment you can afford. The graph breaks down the loan amount and how much interest you'll be paying on that loan.

Mustang VIN DecoderMustang VIN Decoder

Almost everyone has at least written down or seen the VIN number to their Mustang at least once. Whether it was on the Bill of Sale or on the paperwork when you signed the title and adjoining paperwork from the dealership. However, each VIN number means something when you boil it down to each particular character. Since 1979, the Federal Government mandated how VINs should be regulated and modeled off a particular template. You’ll be able to find your 1979-2017 Mustang’s VIN info right here in CJ’s Resource Center.

Jeep Wrangler Paint CodesJeep Wrangler Paint Codes

Finding the paint code on your TJ or JK Wrangler can be a pain. Then, once you locate the paint code, you have to go through the challenge of finding a reputable paint shop to correctly match the colors so there aren’t any questions as to what will match your current paint or not. If your 1997-2017 Wrangler is in need of paint work whether it’s for rust repair or it was involved in an accident, look no further than CJ’s for your Wrangler paint code needs!

How To Jack Up Your 2015 MustangHow To Jack Up Your 2015 Mustang

When it comes to picking out your favorite Mustang parts here at CJ’s, the other side of it is installing them. How many times have you watched our CJ installation videos and heard Bill say the words, “for this installation, you can use a lift or a jack and jack stands?” If you’re new to the S550 and are unsure of where to place your jack stands - you’re not alone! Watch this video and learn a step-by-step on how to properly jack your 2015-2017 Mustang off the ground.

Mustang Prices Over The YearsMustang Prices Over The Years

If you own a 1969 Mustang Fastback and you're curious what the base MSRP would be for that model year, then fret no more! It's not uncommon to not have the window sticker for your vehicle that's nearly half a century old, with that said, let CJ's do the hard work and give you a starting point to work off of. As an added bonus, you will be able to see the price adjusted for inflation to compare with today's value of the dollar!

Buying Guide: Top 2017 Mustang ModsBuying Guide: Top 2017 Mustang Mods

Owning a 2017 Mustang is incredibly rewarding. With such a new Mustang, you have all the latest technology, performance and engineering from Ford all sitting in your driveway. With such an impressive new vehicle, it’s always important to add the parts to not only make it your own, but make it one of the quickest Mustangs in town! With the vast selection of 2017 Mustang mods available at CJ’s, you will surely find what you need to make your new S550 your own!

Buying Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang HoodsBuying Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang Hoods

Ford did a great job on the the all-new S550 Mustang with its global debut to the European, Chinese and Australian markets. From the switch to an independent rear suspension to an almost complete exterior and interior transformation, the 2015 Mustang is surely a contender to many European cars out there. Now America’s pony car can run in a straight line and take a turn. Make the looks of your 2015-2017 Mustang even more aggressive by adding a hood from any of our great vendors right here at CJ’s!

Buying Guide: 2005-2014 Mustang HoodsBuying Guide: 2005-2014 Mustang Hoods

There’s only one thing more menacing than a Mustang coming up on your rear view. And that’s a Mustang with an aggressive aftermarket hood such as a 4” Cowl Hood coming up on your rear view. Combined with the head-turning looks of the classic cowl hood, there also a bunch of other different options available for your 2005-2014 Mustang here at CJ’s!

Buying Guide: Top 2015-2017 Mustang GT PartsBuying Guide: Top 2015-2017 Mustang GT Parts

With the Ford Mustang being one of the most widely modified vehicles in the world, there’s no doubt that finding the right parts to customize and accessorize your 2015-2017 Mustang GT can be quite difficult. From Cold Air Intakes to Superchargers and Coilover Suspension Kits, there are a plethora of options available for the S550. Let Bill & the crew at CJ’s take you through Bill’s Top 5 for the S550 GT!

How-To Guide: Drag Racing 101How-To Guide: Drag Racing 101

To those looking to make a trip to the dragstrip for the first time, it can be a daunting occasion. From the sidelines it may seem easy, but once you pull up to the burnout box, the adrenaline rush can take over and confuse your concentration. Let Bill & the crew at CJ’s show you a few tips and tricks to overcoming the anxiety that could come with your first trip to the dragstrip.

Buying Guide: 2005-2014 Mustang WheelsBuying Guide: 2005-2014 Mustang Wheels

The factory wheels that Ford provides on the 2005-2014 Mustangs are no doubt some stylish shoes for your ride. However, sometimes it just isn’t enough. Here at CJ’s we have a wide offering of aftermarket wheels and tires for your S197 Mustang ranging in a variety of styles, finishes and sizes, offered in a convenient wheel & tire package shipped to your door!

Buying Guide: Mustang Crate EnginesBuying Guide: Mustang Crate Engines

Whether your project started out with no engine to begin with, or you ran into some serious bad luck with your current engine configuration, it may be time to check out some of the crate engines from Ford for your Mustang. Offering a variety of different options for early model all the way to present Mustangs, CJ’s is your go-to spot when it comes to finding the right crate engine for your pony car!

Buying Guide: Shelby GT500 PartsBuying Guide: Shelby GT500 Parts

Though your 2007-2014 Shelby GT500 is already a high-performance muscle car from the moment that you drive it off the lot, there is always room for improvement. With the addition of aftermarket Shelby GT500 parts from CJ’s, you can tap into your supercharged engine’s uncharted potential. CJ Pony Parts offers a wide selection of GT500 parts that will help take your pony car to the next level!

Buying Guide: 5.0 Mustang PartsBuying Guide: 5.0 Mustang Parts

Thanks to the many pushrod 5.0 Mustang parts from CJ Pony Parts, owning and restoring a Fox Body Mustang has never been easier. Fox Body 5.0 Mustang parts help Ford Mustang aficionados recapture the magic of their pony cars from the Fox Body generation. Between 5.0 performance parts, Fox Body 5.0 Mustang parts, and Coyote 5.0 Mustang parts, you have all of the tools in your arsenal to party like it’s the 1980s again!

2015-2017 Mustang Recalls & TSB's2015-2017 Mustang Recalls & TSB's

Sometimes you may hear of a potential Ford recall on the news or in passing, but haven’t recieved any mail from Ford on the issue. Taking to the internet to find out if a recall or TSB affects your 2015-2017 Mustang can be difficult because some websites may provide conflicting information, especially for TSBs. Rest assured your friends at CJ’s put in the leg work to provide all the Mustang recall and TSB information at your disposal.

Mustang Holiday Gift Guide 2017Mustang Holiday Gift Guide 2017

If you’re in the process of trying to find the perfect gift to get for your favorite Mustang lover over the holidays, then be sure to check out this Mustang gift guide for some great ideas. Featuring everything from Mustang accessories to décor, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift in no time!

How-To Guide: F-150 Oil ChangeHow-To Guide: F-150 Oil Change

An oil change is the most commonly known form of maintenance on a vehicle. In order for the internal combustion engine to work properly, constant lubrication is key - and that means oil changes on your F-150 every 5,000 miles or so is imperative to the longevity of your motor.

How-To Guide: Mustang Oil ChangeHow-To Guide: Mustang Oil Change

Changing your oil is very important when it comes to the longevity of your Mustang’s engine. Depending on the conditions you typically drive your Mustang in, it’s suggested that you change your oil on an average of every 5,000 miles with either full synthetic or a synthetic blend per Ford’s Owner’s Manual.

Install Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang Roush Axle-Back ExhaustInstall Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang Roush Axle-Back Exhaust

There's no doubt that the factory exhaust that comes on the 2015-2017 Mustang GT is quiet, restrictive and overall boring. That's where the Roush Axle-Back from Roush Performance steps in to provide better exhaust flow with a straight-through racing style muffler and an aggressive, throaty exhaust note. Find out how to install it in this guide!

Install Guide: 2011-2014 Mustang Roush Axle-Back ExhaustInstall Guide: 2011-2014 Mustang Roush Axle-Back Exhaust

For many Mustang owners, it’s about getting that perfect exhaust note, which can be very subjective. However, time and time again, many of our customers can agree that the Roush Performance Axle-Back is one of the best sounding Axle-Back systems out there for these cars.

Comparison Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang GT Borla S-Type vs ATAK ExhaustComparison Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang GT Borla S-Type vs ATAK Exhaust

Choosing the right exhaust for your 2015-2017 Mustang GT can be frustrating and time-consuming. With exhaust being such a subjective modification, it's really up to you which exhaust sounds best. When it comes to Borla, one of the leading exhaust manufacturers for the Mustang, all of their exhaust systems sound great! But their two most popular systems are pretty evenly split down the middle when it comes to popularity - so you make the choice: S-Type or ATAK?

Install Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang CJ Pony Parts Lowering SpringsInstall Guide: 2015-2017 Mustang CJ Pony Parts Lowering Springs

We really dig the look of these CJ Pony Parts springs on our 2015 GT. The lowered look screams, “modern,” while the raked look screams “old school muscle car.” Best of all, with the Maximum Motorsport Caster Camber Plates installed, we’ll be able to get our alignment dialed in perfectly. Installation is a little more involved than those Mustang owners who may be used to doing lowering spring swaps on solid rear axle cars, but definitely do-able for the do-it-yourselfer.

Mustang Music PlaylistsMustang Music Playlists

Sometimes it’s frustrating trying to make your own playlist. Whether it’s for wrenching on or detailing your Mustang, cruising down the street, or browsing around at a local car meet or car show, let your friends at CJ’s do the hard work for you and check out our Spotify playlists full of current and throwback jams that are perfect for any occasion!

Mustang Brake Pad GuideMustang Brake Pad Guide

Getting the correct type of brake pad for your Mustang can be a difficult and laborious task. Between all the researching and figuring out which grade brake pad best fits your driving style, we hope this CJ article gave you the information needed to make a sound decision. Don’t forget, once you’re ready to make the move on a new set of brake pads for your Mustang, be sure to give CJ’s a call!

2015-2017 Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Buying Guide2015-2017 Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Buying Guide

If you’re in the process of shopping for a cold air intake for your Mustang GT, then don’t fret! CJ Pony Parts has a wide selection of offerings for your 5.0L-powered Mustang. With brands like JLT, Airaid, Roush and others, you won’t go wrong with one of these intakes for your ride. So, be sure to pick one up today!

2015-2017 Mustang LED Lighting Upgrade Guide2015-2017 Mustang LED Lighting Upgrade Guide

With so many LED options out there to fully convert your Mustang, what’s stopping you? CJ’s carries everything from interior map lights and vanity lights to replacement 6000k headlights and fourth brake light options for your S550. Be sure to check out our 2015-2017 Mustang LED Lighting options for more information and when you’re ready to purchase we’re only a click or phone call away!

Mustang Light Bulb Buying GuideMustang Light Bulb Buying Guide

Having trouble finding that pesky light bulb part number? Sometimes it's not listed on the bulb itself and your owner's manual is long gone. Don't fret! This Mustang Light Bulb Buying Guide will help you determine what type of bulb you're missing and where you can locate a replacement or upgrade, all right here at CJ's!

2011-2014 Mustang GT Exhaust Buying Guide2011-2014 Mustang GT Exhaust Buying Guide

2011 was a monumental year for Ford, Ford Racing and the S197 platform. This year in particular introduced an all-new 5.0L “Coyote” V8 with twin-independent variable camshaft timing pumping out a nasty 412 horsepower and 390 lb/ft of torque, which was then bumped to 420 for 2013-2014 GTs. Compared to the 2010’s outgoing 320 horsepower, this was quite a jump in power for nearly the same price. After picking up your new pony, the next step is always a good sounding exhaust system!

2015-2017 Mustang Wheel & Tire Buying Guide2015-2017 Mustang Wheel & Tire Buying Guide

Regardless of what style, finish and size wheel you’re looking for, CJ Pony Parts has the selection you need to outfit your S550 with the rims and tires that will set your car apart from the rest! Be sure to give us a call or order online and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to help!

Install Guide: S550 Mustang GT Ford Performance Cat-Back ExhaustInstall Guide: S550 Mustang GT Ford Performance Cat-Back Exhaust

Ford Racing and Borla teamed together to produce this Stainless Steel Cat-Back Bolt-On Exhaust System fitting your 2015-2016 Mustang. It starts with a True X-Pipe, mandrel bent tail pipes, a pair of Borla mufflers, and a set of polished 4-1/2” Ford Racing tips. This is a direct bolt-on for your 2015 Mustang and requires no cutting for installation.

Mustang DTC CodesMustang DTC Codes

Nobody looks forward to seeing that annoying orange check engine light on their gauge cluster light up like a street light. Use our extensive table below should help point you in the right direction to help get you closer to getting your pony back on the road!

S550 Mustang GT Exhaust Buying GuideS550 Mustang GT Exhaust Buying Guide

With literally hundreds of different options when it comes to picking exhaust for your S550 Mustang GT, it can be quite difficult to choose your favorite. To put the icing on the cake, it’s even more frustrating when you can’t hear what the exhaust may sound like with your particular car or setup. That’s where this guide steps in to help owners choose the right exhaust for their S550, the first time!

Mustang EcoBoost Exhaust Buying GuideMustang EcoBoost Exhaust Buying Guide

It can be frustrating looking through pages and pages of exhaust for your Mustang all without finding something that works for you. Add that with the fact you may not be able to hear them in person before purchasing, and it can be a nightmare. This guide will be a step in the right direction for anyone looking for more information on picking up some exhaust for their EcoBoost Mustang!

Mustang Paint CodesMustang Paint Codes

Finding your paint code in most cases is relatively simple. It’s as easy as opening your driver side door and checking the door tag to see what color code your Mustang is. If you can’t find it on the door tag, some deductive research may help you out as well - by checking the table for your specific Mustang year, you should be able to narrow down which color your Mustang is. If it’s been painted since it left the factory, you still may be able to find areas of the car like parts of the frame or engine bay that have the original color visible. Regardless of whether your car is brand new or a classic, it’s important to know your Mustang’s paint code. Get educated right here at CJ Pony Parts today!

Mustang V6 or EcoBoost?Mustang V6 or EcoBoost?

If you’ve spent any time on our website surfing for 2015+ Mustang parts, you’ve probably already come to the conclusion that there definitely isn’t an equal amount of aftermarket parts for the V6 as there is for the EcoBoost. Ever since the 2.3L EcoBoost’s introduction as the non-V8 Mustang, there has been an overwhelming popularity for that platform over the 3.7L. This is due in part of Ford’s push for the EcoBoost platform and the serious potential for that motor upon turning the boost up.

Best Headers For My Ford MustangBest Headers For My Ford Mustang

In summary, Shorty Headers are great for those looking for a small boost in power with a relatively straight-forward installation on their naturally-aspirated motor. If you're turbocharged, it's the same deal since the Shorty Header will work better with the turbo piping. As for those who are interested in Long Tube Headers, this is the best option for supercharged or naturally aspirated Mustangs looking for the largest increase in horsepower for the mid-upper range of the power band. The installation is considerably more difficult and time-consuming, but the power and exhaust note are definitely worth it for some.

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The best part about buying guides is the vast amount of information you can get all in one spot. For example, if you have an S550 Mustang GT and are looking for the right set of wheels to throw on it, look no further! The Guides section has vast articles with the ins and outs of different parts and mods for your Mustang so you can make an informed decision on your next purchase. Look no further than CJ Pony Parts when it comes to researching and purchasing your next Mustang modification!