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!
Both engine air filters and cabin air filters are important for having clean air in your vehicle. Learn about the different varieties of materials and shapes in this guide.
Front disc brakes in vehicles became standard beginning in the late 1970s. As many classic trucks and cars still have drum brakes, converting the old drum brakes to disc brakes will give you more stopping power. Both the front and rear drum brakes can be converted to disc brakes.
Jeep owners love nothing more than to outfit their rig and proudly display their passion. If your dad falls into that category, we’ve put together a list of Jeep Father’s Day gift ideas. Help him maintain his Jeep with tools and supplies or give him some camping gear so you can plan a family trip. When in doubt, a gift card is always a solid option as well.
There are a number of reasons why your TPMS gauge cluster light could be on, even if your tires are at the proper pressure. Read our guide to troubleshoot your Wrangler’s TPMS issue.
The first-generation Mustang was popular, but which options were the most popular? If you have a first-generation Mustang, you’ve likely wondered how many Mustangs there are like yours. These production numbers offer some insight into how popular your body style and color are.
Your Jeep Wrangler can get you where you need to go, but to get there with everything you’ll need you’ll have to make the most of limited storage. Here are some of the best ways to maximize your Jeep’s interior storage so you’re ready for your next adventure.
Ford parts are frequently cross-compatible. One of Ford’s sporty pony cars from the 1970s was the Ford Maverick. Not surprisingly, this two-door shared a lot of parts with the Ford Mustang. Here are the Mustang parts that you can use on a Ford Maverick.
The 1986 Ford Bronco and Bronco II introduced a lot of features that have made the two vehicles legends. ‘86 was the first year for the 2WD Bronco II, and the first year an electronic shift-on-the-fly system was available. It also marked one of the first years with overdrive capable transmissions.
Though the Wrangler’s robust build and top-off design are a huge part of its appeal, there are some downsides. Learn about how you can make your cabin a quieter, more enjoyable place to be.
The Ford Bronco’s first-generation ended in 1977. The Bronco made that year showed what Ford had learned through the years and combined the best specs and features. Here’s everything that made the 1977 Bronco remarkable, and why it’s so collectible today.
Tonneau covers protect your truck’s bed. Though all tonneau covers provide some benefits, there are additional pros and cons to each type of tonneau cover. Knowing what each type of tonneau cover can offer allows you to select the best bed cover for your truck.
If you’ll be taking your Jeep Wrangler out for rock-crawling or onto some serious trails, it’s worth investing in armor and protection to guard against hazards. Learn what options are available for your Jeep.
By installing some aftermarket mods, your Wrangler Sport, Sport S, or Sahara can be made just as capable as the factory Rubicon.
With a variety of mods from the aftermarket, you can give your 2005-2014 S197 Mustang performance that’s closer to that of the newer S550 model.
If you’re trying to figure out exactly what interior options were available for your first-generation Mustang, this chart should help. We’ve compiled everything we know about the first-generation Mustang’s seats and interiors.
This detailed guide showcases the different trim levels available for the first generation of the Ford Bronco.
Jeep's app-based Badge of Honor program awards drivers with emblems for taking on notable off-road trails across the United States.
For less than $50, you can give your Jeep’s interior the ultimate custom touch. This guide goes into detail on how you can paint the dashboard panels of your Wrangler or Gladiator.
The 1983 Fox Body Mustang was the first year for the T5 transmission. It was also the first time a convertible body style had been available in a decade. For the first time during the Fox Body era, Ford created performance options for their GT lineup.
There are a variety of different types of seat covers for your Jeep, including neoprene, cloth, leather, and tactical. Each offers different benefits. Find out which kind is right for you.
One problem that commonly affects Fox Body Mustangs is broken door handles. A broken handle is an eyesore and can be dangerous as well. Protect your hands and your Mustang’s good looks by installing replacement door handles. This is an easy install you can do in just a couple of hours.
Check out Oracle’s array of ColorSHIFT rainbow lights, traditional LED upgrades, and halo headlights. There are numerous options to make your Jeep, pickup, or Mustang shine bright.
Selecting a new bumper for your Jeep Gladiator will give you the look you want, plus upgraded capability for off-roading.
A soft-top Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator requires diligent care to make sure that the roof doesn’t get damaged over the years. Check out our guide on how to clean your 4x4’s soft top.
The back seats of JK and JL Wrangler Unlimiteds are very vertical. Unfortunately, stock Wranglers can’t recline. If you want your Wrangler’s rear seats to be more comfortable, then this back seat recline kit is what you need.
Changing your Wrangler or Gladiator’s front grille can seriously impact its appearance. If you want a totally unique Wrangler, then a custom grille is a must. There are plenty of ways to add a new look to the front of your Wrangler, from colored inserts to LED-equipped grilles.
Find the best cat-back exhaust system for your Ram 1500 Hemi, giving your pickup truck the performance and sound that you want from your V8 engine.
Without access to your F-150's bed, it's no better than an SUV. A jammed tailgate can really hamper your truck's ability to be a truck. If your tailgate is stuck, don't worry , there are some quick and easy fixes that can get your truck back on the road in no time.
If you want to get more power and control over your Jeep Wrangler, then a performance chip is for you. These devices can improve many aspects of your Wrangler owning experience, from turning off TPMS sensors to calibrating your speedometer.
1982 was a big year for the Fox Body Mustang. It saw the return of the Mustang GT, a 5.0L engine option, and an entirely new lineup of trim options. Though the specs were a huge improvement over the 1981 Mustang's tragic offerings, there's still a lot of room for improvement with the right modifications. These are the factory specifications as well as what you can expect from just a few minor tweaks.
The second year of the Fox Body Mustang's fifteen-year reign saw some significant changes and hardware changes. Though a lot of the 1980 Mustang's specs are less than impressive, with just a few modifications you can see significant improvement. Whether you have a 1980 Mustang or are debating whether or not it would be the perfect starting point for a new build, here are the specs to know and the most popular modifications.
If you plan on lifting your Wrangler and running larger wheels and tires, then you should consider upgrading your differential. A bigger and tougher differential is an essential part of a heavily modified off-roading rig.
The 1981 Fox Body Mustang's three engine options weren't particularly notable, even at the time of production. But numerous other features and packages have ensured that this Mustang is still popular with collectors. Here's what was available in 1981, and what modifications can make this Mustang a one-of-a-kind sleeper.
From off-road designs to power running boards that are focused on luxury, this guide will help you find stylish options to help you more easily get in and out of your Ram 1500.
Classic Broncos are great vehicles, but buying one isn’t as easy as finding a new car. Here are all the features and years you should look for, as well as where you should begin looking. From your own backyard to famed auction halls, classic Broncos are scattered widely. Having a buying plan can help.
Fixing up the interior of your Mustang is an important part of the restoration process. Though reupholstering your Mustang's seats takes a lot of patience, it's an installation that's worth the effort. These are the steps to follow as well as some of our best tips and tricks for getting a perfect install.
Adding new wheels to your 1994-2004 Mustang will make a big difference in terms of style. Check out this guide for an overview of some of the best rims for your ride.
If your F-150's backup camera isn't working anymore, it can be a serious annoyance. From a blown fuse to a misaligned shifter, there are plenty of reasons why your truck's hindsight isn't 20/20 anymore.
To achieve better performance and great sound, aftermarket exhaust kits are some of the most popular upgrades for Focus ST owners. Check out our guide to start your search for the best one for your ride.
If you are looking to upgrade your JL or JK Wrangler's suspension system, then a new set of shock absorbers can be just what you need. If you are looking to replace some broken shocks, or simply give them an upgrade, this is the guide for you.
The Focus ST stock wheels are pretty well-regarded in the enthusiast community, but drivers love to add their own style by swapping them for some aftermarket rims. Check out our guide to find the best wheels for your Focus ST.
The first generation of Mustang saw significant changes in the engine lineup from one year to another. Using the engine code from your Mustang's data plate, you can find out important information about your Mustang's engine. This breakdown offers specifics on each of the many available engines from the Mustang's first generation.
If your classic Bronco is lacking a bit of stopping power, then a disc brake conversion is the go-to upgrade to make your Bronco stop on a dime. This brake conversion kit install guide shows you the steps needed to swap your Bronco's stock drum brakes out for a higher power alternative.
If you have a New Edge Mustang, then there are countless ways that you can modify it in order to improve its power, get a new exhaust note or personalize the exterior and interior so that it's perfect for you. These are some of our favorite modifications for New Edges.
Coilovers are a popular suspension upgrade for Mustangs due to their customization and handling benefits, but given how many options are available, it can be hard to choose. These are the features and benefits to be on the lookout for to make sure that you select the best coilovers for your S550 Mustang build.
Discover the horsepower and torque figures for each model year and variant of the SN95 Ford Mustang. If you’re ready for even more power, check out our recommendations for ways to take those numbers to the next level.
Matt from CJ Off-Road's YouTube team shows his top picks for Jeep JL Wrangler and Gladiator front stubby bumpers. From Mopar to ARB, some of the best Jeep bumpers are featured.
Changing the look of your calipers without an expensive brake overhaul or risky painting job is easy with brake caliper covers. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, these simple appearance upgrades are easy to install and can completely change the look of your Mustang's wheels. Here’s how to install them.
If you don't know which headlights to pick for your JL Wrangler or your Jeep Gladiator, then you ought to check out this guide. Matt from CJ Off-Road's YouTube team gives his top picks for replacement headlights for either vehicle.
Whether you're trying to correct a dent or putting in a patch after removing rust, this guide walks you through how to properly contour, sand, prime, and paint your Mustang so that when you're finished it looks as good as new.
Even the most capable rigs can get stuck. Check out our top picks for gear that can help free your vehicle and get back on the trails.
To protect their classic car or truck from the elements during winter, many enthusiasts opt to put it into storage. Read this guide for some tips on how to properly protect your vehicle from the cold.
If you are looking for a gift for that special light-duty truck owner in your life, then check out this gift guide.
If you are looking to give a gift to the owner of an F-100 or first-generation Bronco, then look no further than this classic Ford truck gift guide.
Our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for every C10 enthusiast on your holiday shopping list. Whether you're looking for a few stocking stuffers or something to drop their jaw, our list has a variety of presents for every budget.
Looking for a gift for someone who's really into classic Mustangs? This complete gift guide walks through multiple options at every price point.
Whether you’re doing some shopping for yourself or trying to find a top-notch gift for friends and family, this handy guide will help you get the best S550 Mustang present this holiday season! There’s something for every budget and every type of enthusiast.
If you are looking for a gift for a Jeep Gladiator owner, then this gift guide is for you. Check out the best gifts from big to small that you can give that special Gladiator owner in your life this holiday season.
If you're looking for the perfect present for someone who has a Fox Body Mustang, then this list has something for every price point and experience level.
Shopping for the perfect holiday gift is usually tough, but for the Mustang enthusiast in your life, we’re here to make things easier. Check out this guide to find some great S197 gifts for any budget.
The SN95 Mustang offers immense potential for aftermarket customization. Check out our breakdown of top gifts for the holiday season, to find a gift for yourself, friends, or family.
For Focus ST and Fiesta ST owners, customizing their rides can be just as much fun as driving them. This handy holiday gift guide will help you find a great gift at any budget, even if you’ll just be “giving” it to yourself!
From engine mods to new body components, there are a lot of ways to customize your 2005-2010 Mustang. Check out our guide for some recommendations on some of the best upgrades to make.
There’s a wide range of different aftermarket exhaust options for owners of the 2005-2010 Ford Mustang. Whether you’ve got the GT or V6, check out our guide to help you find the best options for your car.
From the first stages of research and preparation to applying those final finishing touches, our Fox Body Mustang restoration guide walks you through the restoration process. Though you’ll have a lot of choices to make, it’s tough to go wrong with a Fox Body as long as you plan out your restoration in advance.
Ford’s CoPilot360 is a group of technology features, including some semiautonomous ones, that aid in providing driver safety and comfort. Many are now standard on almost all Ford models, while others are available as part of optional packages.
These are our favorite modifications for EcoBoost Mustangs. No matter what your build goal is, there are Mustang modifications for every build and budget.
RPO codes can tell you a lot about the original equipment of your classic Chevy truck, but first, you've got to figure out what the codes mean. This list acts as a decoder, letting you search by equipment or code to learn more about your truck.
Turning a six-cylinder classic Mustang into a V8 is a popular conversion. If you've got a great classic Mustang but just wish it had two more cylinders here are all of the necessary components and steps. Whether you want a period correct conversion or a more modern solution, we've evaluated some of the most popular engine choices.
The F-150 Raptor is one tough truck, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t treat it to a whole slew of upgrades. Here’s our list for the top ways to take your Ford Raptor to the next level.
F-150 trucks have a lot of options for exhaust upgrades. Whether you’re interested in what options are out there, or how a certain brand compares, we cover it all in our guide to F-150 exhausts.
Whether you’ve noticed a leak or just installed a new windshield, you’ll need to reseal the area around the glass. Here’s how to seal your windshield and make sure your interior stays nice and dry.
In this guide, we take a look at the three main types of tops available on the Wrangler JL: The Sunrider soft top, Freedom Top hardtop, and power-operated Sky soft top. Each offers unique pros and cons, but there are always aftermarket options that can help give you the best of all worlds.
If you're looking to lift your JL Wrangler and are overwhelmed with the number of options, then this guide is for you.
It can be tough to know where to start when you’re looking for the perfect set of wheels for your Jeep Wrangler JL. Our handy guide will give you a great place to start.
When it comes to exhaust mods for the Jeep JL Wrangler, there are a lot of great options. Whether you want to install a cat-back or axle-back system, or just want to add some great exhaust tips, here are what improvements you can expect from each exhaust modification.
The Ford Ranger was offered in a wide variety of colors through its many years. If you're not sure whether you have a Bright Red or Toreador Red Ranger, find your code here before looking for touch-up paint.
It might not be as fun as shopping for cars, but selling your vehicle is simply the other side of the coin. By making a solid advertisement for your car, you’re on the right track to attracting the right customers and getting a fair price.
Learn about the main differences between hydraulic and electric power steering, what the Mustang uses, and what the latest technology is that might be widespread in the coming years.
Restoring classic pickups involves a lot of planning and a lot of work, but by planning your restoration process in advance and being prepared you can also have a lot of fun.
When the time comes to sell your vintage Ford truck, it can be confusing to know where to start. Use this guide as a jumping-off point to prep your F-100 for sale.
Fixing sagging headliner is an easy way to improve the appearance of your vehicle's interior. The earlier you address headliner damage, the more likely it is that you'll be able to repair your existing headliner instead of replacing it.
One of the best things about the Jeep Gladiator is that it is a convertible. With the right know-how, you can be riding in a fully open-air pickup truck in no time.
1978 Chevy C/K trucks were immediately popular in their own time and remain so today. If you’re wondering what the original specifications looked like for these trucks, or what options were favorites from the factory, here are all the relevant numbers and facts.
1974 was the first-generation Bronco’s most popular year. The specifications, features, and options shed some light on why 1974 Broncos continue to be so sought after. Here are all of the specs and features to know if you’re on the hunt for a ‘74, or working on restoring one.
Auto manufacturers use codes to easily tell the difference between paint shades. These codes can usually be found on the sticker located on the door jamb, but if you've lost yours or just want to find out what other colors were available this year, this guide includes all known Chevy C10 paint codes.
With dozens and dozens of paint colors used over the years for Ford’s F-100 pickup truck, trying to find your exact shade can be a daunting task. To make things easier, we’ve compiled this paint code reference guide to help you with touch-ups and repainting.
Lowered classic pickups are popular, and can look fantastic, if you’ve always admired the look of a lowered C10 and wondered how you could drop your truck, here are some of the possibilities and how much drop you can expect from each.
LS swapping a C10 truck is a great engine swap due to the small block structure of the LS engine. This guide will walk you through the basics of getting started on your classic truck engine swap.
Although you can’t truly replicate the subtle attributes and 5.2-liter flat plane crank engine of the GT350, there are some standout upgrades that you can add to your Mustang GT to bring it much closer to looking, feeling, and driving like its higher-performing stablemate.
Roush and Ford Performance teamed up to make a great supercharger. Here are the specifications of what makes it special as well as a video and step-by-step guide for installation.
Whether you've been in an accident or just need to touch up paint that's seen better days, it's easier if you know the correct paint code. Though you can look on the driver's side door sticker, if you've long since lost that information this will help you find the correct paint code for your Ford Focus.
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when purchasing a classic C10 pickup. This guide will walk you through some of the red flags, common places to buy from, and how to find your perfect classic Chevy truck.
The data plate on your classic Mustang can help you when you're restoring it back to its original condition. Learn details about its color, trim, axle, transmission and more for its data plate and our Mustang data plate decoder.
Coyote swapping a classic Bronco combines modern power and vintage looks. Though this is a perfect combo, getting the Coyote and Bronco to work together is harder than it might seem. Here are some of the parts you’ll need to think about changing to make your Coyote swap work.
If your headlights have started to look dingy or aren't projecting as well as they once did, then it may be time to restore them. Here are the steps to follow to get your headlights looking like new.
Few things contribute as much to the enjoyment of a new vehicle as the trim package or the features that come with it. Here are the different trim levels for every C10 generation from the Custom and Cheyenne options through the Silverado.
If you’re wondering what wheels and tires your Fox Body Mustang originally came with or what size you can upgrade to, this guide will walk you through wheel and tire selection.
The Jeep Gladiator is just as modifiable as its Wrangler relatives. With so many mods and upgrades available, it's hard to know where to start. Look no further than this list of the top Jeep Gladiator mods.
While many collectors will prefer the more streamlined looks of the earlier generations, the 1967-1972 Ford F-100 trucks are a piece of American history in their own right. Learn more about the revisions made throughout the years to the 5th gen F-series pickups.
If you need a gift for someone who loves classic trucks then you should check out our gift guide for C10, F100, and Bronco related presents.
Cleaning your car’s interior can be a rewarding afternoon’s work, and by taking care of your car inside and out you ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your car for years to come.
We’ve compiled a maintenance schedule for your Chevy C10 to keep it running well. Here are what services to perform at which intervals, as well as detailed instructions for how to do many maintenance procedures yourself.
If you are restoring your classic Ford Bronco, then you will need to know what paint to use. This list of Bronco paint codes will help you with your restoration.
All of the specs, features, special editions, and changes made for the 2003 Mustang. 2003 was an exciting year for Mustang, especially with the release of the Mach 1 and the much anticipated SVT Cobra, better known as the Terminator Cobra.
Though the factory doors on the Wrangler get the job done just fine, there’s a reason that Jeep made them so easy to remove. You can go completely door-less, or check out the wide range of aftermarket door types to find the best ones for your 4x4.
If your father or any other special dad in your life is an avid off-roader, then this guide is for you. Find out some quick and easy gifts for Dad this Father's Day.
Father’s day is a great opportunity to appreciate not just fathers, but all paternal bonds. No matter what your budget is, there are some great Mustang-themed presents that are sure to please even the pickiest recipient.
If you are restoring an F-150, or you just need to patch up your truck's paint, then this is the guide for you. Here is a list of the names of every paint color and their corresponding color code.
There are many decisions to make when you’re replacing your first generation Mustang’s tires and wheels. Whether you’re interested in what tires your Mustang would have come with, or what tires will fit on your original wheels, this guide includes all of the information about the first generation Mustang’s tires and wheels.
Between 1996 and 2001, many Mustangs were equipped with T45 transmissions. Though these transmissions brought a slew of improvements that we still rely on today, there are several weaknesses that can be addressed through modifications.
Ford's affordable hot hatch offered the U.S. market a fun and practical car that works just as well for autocross as it does for daily driving. Take a look at our definitive guide to learn everything you need to know about the Focus ST.
The lower two trims of the four available on the Jeep Gladiator, the Sport and Sport S, offer identical powertrains, off-road capability, and overall performance. However, the Sport S adds a few more comfort and technology features, plus the ability to add a number of option packages.
Jeep Wrangler wheels are interchangeable with many other Jeep vehicles. There’s also a lot of Wrangler wheel cross-compatibility between generations. If you’re wondering what wheels will fit your Jeep Wrangler, then check out this handy guide. We’ve collected all the info you should know about your stock options as well as everything you should know about picking out your next wheels.
Though there aren’t many differences between the 2001 and 2002 Mustang, there were some exciting new colors introduced and a few small changes that distinguish the two. Perhaps most importantly, the Cobra took a year off while it prepared to stun us in 2003.
There’s no denying that both top trims of the 4x4 Gladiator pickup, the Rubicon and the Overland, offer tons of capability and features. But where do they differ? Read our guide to find out which trim level is best for your lifestyle.
Though it may be tempting to go straight to the open road after you buy a used car, checking these five things will make sure that you and your car get off to a great start.
There are many different types of bumpers for the Jeep Wrangler. Because the factory bumpers are plastic, most people are interested in getting bumpers made of hardier materials, like steel. Aftermarket bumpers come in a variety of styles. Find out which are winch-capable, which are best for off-roading, and which are the lightest in this comprehensive Wrangler Bumper guide.
All of the special features, editions, and detailed specifications for the 2001 Mustang. With two major performance editions released, it was an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts. 2001 brought the return of the SVT Cobra as well as the first Bullitt Special edition.
We’ve collected every curb weight for every year of the Ford Mustang in one convenient place. Curb weight is an important attribute of a vehicle to understand, though there are some limitations to it that should be considered.
1999 was the first year of the New Edge era, and it brought a slew of new colors, appearance changes, and special editions. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about the 1999 Mustang.
While there aren’t any performance differences between the base and Premium trims of the 2019 Mustang, spending a bit more for the Premium will give you more creature comforts and technology. But is the package worth the price? Read our guide to dive into the features of each trim and find out which one is the right choice for you.
The Tacoma has been around since 1995, and since then, it has changed a lot. See how the Tacoma has evolved over time, and how to spot the differences between first, second and third-generation Toyota Tacomas.
Classic Ford Broncos’ looks might be timeless, but their parts aren’t. Restoring an early Bronco can return it to like-new condition. Restomodding, which adds modern features without losing classic looks, is also a popular option for Broncos. Here’s what you should know about developing your Bronco restoration plan and getting started on this journey.
Though the last year of the SN95 generation before the New Edge facelift didn't change much about the appearance or performance of the Mustang, there were new colors, new special editions, and a few performance tweaks for 1998. Compare the specs for the 1998 Mustang, GT, and Cobra and see what else was new for '98.
CV joints and U-joints are the gatekeepers of your car's driveline. They are crucial for transmitting torque from the engine to the wheels, so understanding how they work and what they do is important.
A winch is the quintessential off-road tool. While they are simple machines, they aren't necessarily simple to use. This guide explains how winches work, and more importantly, how to safely use them.
Though 1995 was only the second year of the SN95 generation, there were substantial changes to the Mustang, including the return of the Cobra R and the one-year-only trial GTS run. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the 1995 Mustang here.
If you’re thinking about getting a new engine for your JL Wrangler, there are a lot of options. Here are some of the top engine swap candidates and the pros and cons of each, as well as engine spec comparisons.
If you have ever wondered how much your Jeep Wrangler could tow, then look no further. It doesn't matter if you drive a TJ, a JKU or a JL Wrangler, each of them can tow enough to be useful.
Though 1997 was a carryover year with few changes made to the V6, GT, or Cobra Mustangs, there were still minor cosmetic differences as well as a few special editions and limited edition color choices.
From casual passersby to extremely critical show judges, having a vintage Mustang that has a properly painted engine is sure to impress. Whether you’re restoring a motor from the ground up or just want to apply a fresh coat of paint, check out this guide to find the ideal color for every component.
Out of all the Mustang’s manual transmissions, few have seen nearly as long a life as the T-5. Through three generations of Mustang, the T-5 remained, although it saw several upgrades through the years and there are several different sets of gear ratios depending on your Mustang.
The 1996 Mustang was a notable refresh from the previous year. As Ford adopted new technologies for the Mustang and added significant improvements in performance.
Each vehicle has different fluids and requirements for each. This guide provides an overview of the basics for routine maintenance. Learn about each fluid, when to replace it, and common symptoms of issues.
Sometimes you find the vintage car of your dreams, but it’s got the wrong transmission. Here’s how to swap from automatic to manual transmissions, or vice versa. Changing transmissions might not be the easiest task, but sometimes it’s the only way to get the car of your dreams.
While modern cars are made with extremely precise engineering and design, there are still certain guidelines that should be followed during a new car’s break-in, especially for a performance-oriented model like the Mustang. We’ve put together a guide that covers all of Ford’s recommendations, as well as a few extras that are also worth completing early in your car’s life.
If your Mustang's brakes aren't performing as you'd like, then you should consider bleeding your brake lines. Bleeding your brakes removes trapped air bubbles. Doing this can improve brake performance and improve pedal feel.
Technical specifications, production numbers, interior and exterior color codes, and special editions. Here’s all the information and specs you could ever want to know about the 2000 Mustang, Mustang GT, and Cobra R.
Drivers love the Fiesta ST for its uncompromising hot hatch capabilities, but there’s even more performance waiting to be untapped. Check out our list of top mods to find some popular ways to customize and upgrade yours.
The Focus ST is fantastic in stock form, but with the wide range of aftermarket upgrades available, it’s hard not to want to make a few changes. Check out our best mods list for some ideas on where to start!
The Ram 1500 is a wonderful truck to mod and upgrade. With the right sets of parts, a Ram 1500 can be the ultimate off-roading machine, an even more powerful work vehicle, or a luxurious multi-purposed daily driver. Your truck can be whatever you want it to be, given you treat it to the right upgrades.
Though the Chevy Silverado HD and Sierra HD are already capable trucks, upgrading them can customize them so that they’re equipped to do whatever you need them to.
Can't decide which mods to install on your Chevy Colorado or your GMC Canyon first? Then wait no longer. This guide breaks down the best mods from several categories that can help you improve your truck. From cold air intakes to floor mats, this guide has everything to improve the feel, performance, and looks of your midsized GM truck.
The cost of Mustang GTs has been subject to the same ups and downs as its less performance oriented-brethren. Find out how the price has changed over time, and what it would like adjusted to today’s inflation.
The Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks can be a great daily driver, a hard worker, or take you off-road. Whether you’ve just bought a new Ram Heavy Duty truck or have a well-loved 2500/3500 pickup, these modifications will help you customize your truck into exactly what you want it to be.
If you don't know where to start modding your Chevy Silverado or your GMC Sierra, then look no further. This guide has some of the best mods to turn your stock Chevy Silverado into an eye turning rig.
The Toyota Tundra is a fantastic truck to mod. From running boards and side steps to upgraded exhausts, each part of this already capable truck can be upgraded to be the ultimate workhorse and off-roading machine. To help you decide where to start modifying your truck, we've made this guide for the top Toyota Tundra mods.
Whether you’re customizing a brand new Ford Super Duty truck or trying to bring new life to an older model, these are six of the best modifications for your F-250 or F-350 truck. These easy modifications can help your truck deliver a more customized experience, tailor-suited to your needs.
There are plenty of ways to mod your Toyota Tacoma. From something as big as a lift kit to something as small as a floor mat, there is always something to upgrade on your truck. Here are some of our ideas on the best ways to begin upgrading your Toyota Tacoma.
The GT40 and GT40P cylinder heads are highly sought after, but how do they stack up against other cylinder heads, and is it worth it to upgrade the Fox Body's stock heads? We compare the GT40s to modern cylinder heads as well as other heads from the era.
New Edge Mustangs are some of the best candidates for Coyote swaps. Not only is it one of the easier engine swaps, but it’s also one of the most rewarding, with major horsepower gains. This guide helps you get started on your next swap project.
The 2018 Ford Focus RS is a limited edition hatchback with some impressive specifications. These kinds of numbers are how the RS became one of the most popular hot hatches to date. Though the Focus RS name is retired, we hope it’s not for long.
The first automatic transmission to be used in the Ford Mustang was the three-speed C4. These simple transmissions have found a home in the aftermarket due to how durable and modifiable they are. Learn to identify which transmission you have, and how to modify your C4.
Which Mustang gets the best, and the worst, mpg rating? You might be surprised! We’ve organized the estimated mpg ratings of Mustangs from 1975 till 2019. Though fuel economy is rarely the top priority of Mustang enthusiasts, knowing your estimated mpg rating is a practical concern.
In the process of improving your Mustang, it may be necessary to upgrade your driveshaft. Steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber driveshafts all have pros and cons that make them ideal for different drivers. Find out which driveshaft upgrade makes the most sense for you.
Ford's fifth generation of Mustang is known as the S197 generation. This gen saw a retrofuturistic design, a new platform, and many engineering developments. Not only was the Coyote engine debuted in this gen, but also Carroll Shelby lent his hand for the first time since the first generation. Here are all the features, technical specs, and innovations that made S197 Mustangs stand out.
You don't want to be in the dark when picking lights for your off-roading rig. To help illuminate your decision, we've taken a good variety of the lights available at CJ Pony Parts and tested them in real-world conditions so you can see clearly how they perform.
Picking out the right tire for your first-generation Ford Bronco can be challenging given how many options are out there. Whether you're planning to take your Bronco mudding or to a local car show, we've written this guide to help you figure out exactly what you need.
The S550 generation of Mustang started in 2015 and is slated to come to an end in 2021. In those years, we’ve seen the Mustang change inside and out, with new package offerings and mechanical improvements each year. Here’s our complete look at the S550 generation, from the technical specifications to the package options.
A complete list of all Mustang convertible prices from 1965-2019, both the original sticker as well as what those prices would look like when adjusted for inflation today. If you're curious about how the price of the Mustang convertible has changed over time, then this guide is for you.
Engine displacement is the most apparent difference between big block and small block engines, but bore, stroke, and the entire shape of the engine also play a factor. Some engines have a large displacement, but small-block architecture. Find out the differences, similarities, and where each engine style excels.
There are a lot of things to look for when you’re buying a used Mustang. From combing online listings to figuring out which generation is the right one for you, there are a lot of decisions to make on the road to finding a used Mustang that you'll be happy with. Once you find your perfect pony you'll be glad you put in the work, and we're here to guide you through locations, conditions, and generations.
Hood scoops are easy performance and appearance boosters that are a favorite of muscle car enthusiasts. Through the years, the Mustang has had many different hood scoops, from shaker systems and ram-air scoops to some more unique choices. Though hood scoops all work to pull cool, dense air into the engine, the way each hood scoop functions is unique. If you're considering adding a hood scoop to your Mustang, or are just curious about how they function, then this guide is for you.
As of 2019, Active Valve Performance Exhaust is an option for all Mustangs, including the EcoBoost. Ford’s active exhaust includes some great features, like “Quiet Start” that have become popular not only with Mustang enthusiasts but also with their neighbors. Active exhaust is also available through a number of aftermarket options.
Matte finishes have grown in popularity significantly in recent years. If you’ve ever wondered how to get a matte finish, what types of matte paint are available, or what maintenance is required to keep matte finishes looking fresh, this resource article is for you.
Swapping a Coyote engine into a Fox Body Mustang is a great way to get 420 horsepower in a car that weighs less than 3,000 pounds. Putting a new engine in a car involves swapping out a few more pieces than just the engine though. From the transmission to the exhaust, these are some of our recommendations for what you should look at to have a successful Coyote Swap. Put a little Coyote in your Fox and get the ride of your life.
If water gets into your engine, it can cause serious damage. By carefully checking several key components, you can prevent damage like hydrolock. Taking care of water damage in your engine, as well as the exterior and interior of your car, will save you from having to deal with a big headache later.
Body kits come in a wide variety of materials. Everything from tried and true fiberglass to the impossibly good carbon fiber is worth considering depending on what direction you're planning on taking your Mustang's build. This guide explains the pros and cons of some of the most common body kit materials, including fiberglass, polyurethane, ABS, carbon fiber and composites.
We know how hard it is to find the perfect gift. That’s exactly why we made this gift guide for the F-150 enthusiast in your life. From big to small, this guide has got it all.
Holiday shopping season is here! If you’re looking for a gift for a Jeep lover with a JK or JL Wrangler look no further than our Jeep Gift Guide. We’ve got great Jeep gifts at every price point.
Purchasing a truck should be simpler than it is. Unfortunately, each manufacturer has their own set of terms that they use, muddying the waters for potential customers. In order to bring clarify the differences between Flareside, Stepside, Fleetside, and Styleside truck beds, check out our guide above.
There are too many names for truck cabs, all of which make deciding the style of truck you want more difficult than it needs to be. In order to help you parse this minefield of inconsistent vocabulary, we've compiled all of the names of truck cab configurations.
Widebody Mustangs have a low and wide frame that gives them an aggressive look that appeals to a lot of enthusiasts. Inspired by track racing, the widened and lowered stance is a favorite at Mustang events. These are the key components for a widebody Mustang.
There’s no better way to see the oft-unexplored parts of the country than with a Jeep, and with a little thoughtful planning, you can pack everything you need into the Wrangler. Jeep camping combines off-road ruggedness with as much comfort as you need, thanks to some clever accessories.
What color of exhaust smoke you see coming out of your car’s tailpipe can be an important diagnostic tool, and addressing the issue before you see the dreaded service engine light can save you a lot of money in the long run.
When searching for a replacement for a burned out clutch or an upgrade to enhance your Mustang's performance, the choices can be daunting. Read our guide to ensure that you find the right clutch kit for your specific Mustang set-up.
The Jeep Wrangler is regarded as one of the best off-road vehicles of all time. But there are plenty of other tough competitors that have no problem keeping up with the king of off-roaders. From newer vehicles to the tried-and-true classics that have been around for decades, the trucks and SUVs we’ve included on our list can handle just about anything and everything you put in their path.
From 1973-1987, the square body Chevy was one of the best-selling trucks in the industry. Because they were produced for 14 years, they are a favorite with classic truck enthusiasts as they are easy to find and relatively affordable. In order to help you distinguish the different model years, CJ’s put together an identification guide for the third-generation C/K trucks. Before you embark on your restoration process, decide on which box body Chevy is right for you.
Single vs dual exhaust is an age-old debate when it comes to upgrading from your factory exhaust. You may already have a single exhaust and are thinking about converting to a dual exhaust system. Perhaps you may just want to keep your single exhaust setup but still upgrade to a better aftermarket exhaust for added performance benefits. Whether you are looking to update your current exhaust setup or looking at vehicles to purchase, there are pros and cons to both single and dual exhausts.
Wheelbase is the horizontal distance between the front and rear axles of a vehicle. As an important factor for off-road performance, do you know what wheelbase your Jeep has? Two-door Jeep Wranglers have a short wheelbase, while the four-door Wrangler Unlimited has a long wheelbase. A vehicle’s wheelbase can help determine how well you can conquer obstacles out on the trail. Find out all the dimensions and specs you need in this handy Jeep wheelbase chart!
Known popularly as the SN95, the fourth generation Mustang ran from 1994-2004, ushering in new modernized design and features for the turn of the millennium while retaining the pony heritage that captivates enthusiasts. Read about the history of the SN95, including its inception, the transition to the New Edge design language, and special editions.
Owning a Mustang convertible or other droptop is great, but you must also perform a great deal of maintenance to keep your top safe and functional. This guide discusses a number of convertible top care tips and walks you through how to clean your convertible top.
From light-duty pickups to heavy-duty haulers, there is a class for each and every type of truck. In America, truck classes rely upon the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating scale created by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The GVWR classification system determines truck sizes and includes eight total classes, ranging from less than 6,000 pounds to over 33,000 pounds.
Before liters became the typical unit for measuring engine displacement, cubic inches was the standard way of determining engine size. Rather than doing the math yourself, check out this handy engine conversion chart that will tell you the cubic inches, cubic centimeters, and liters of popular engine sizes. If you don’t see your size listed, check out the simple conversion table to calculate your engine displacement!
So you've purchased a Ford Focus RS but aren't sure which areas you should start modifying first. Let CJ's guide on modifying your Focus RS help you identify the areas of your RS that you should consider upgrading first and which areas don't need any modification.
The Fox Body Mustang carried 4-lug wheels which were very common for compact cars in that era. Unfortunately, most aftermarket wheel options are offered only in 5-lug patterns. This CJ's guide shows you how to upgrade from a 4 lug pattern to a 5 lug pattern, opening the door for many more aftermarket wheel options.
If there’s any indicator that there’s something wrong with your Jeep Wrangler, the check engine light would be the biggest clue. However, just because the check engine light is on, doesn’t mean there’s anything seriously wrong with it. From a loose fuel cap to a cylinder misfire, there are several reasons why the check engine light may turn on. By determining the proper Wrangler engine code, you can get a clear idea of the root of the problem so you can find a solution.
When the 2019 Ram 1500 was originally announced at the beginning of 2018, it made quite a big splash in the truck community. Totally redesigned from previous models, the next generation Ram 1500 is sleeker and more capable than ever. Packed to the brim with tech, the interior received a welcomed refresh along with the exterior of the truck. The 2019 Ram 1500 may be good-looking, but it is also lighter and more durable.
While Jeep Wranglers look great straight from the factory, nothing beats the look of a modified Wrangler. Want to customize your rig but don’t know where to start? Here are five easy Jeep Wrangler mods to get you started. From lighting to grab handles, these five simple Jeep Wrangler modifications are simple to install but can make a world of difference for your build. These easy upgrades will help make your Wrangler stand out from the rest!
If you’re looking to replace the exhaust in your Jeep Wrangler JK, then you have plenty of options to choose from! Aftermarket exhausts not only offer a better sound note than stock components, but they can also add some performance benefits as well. Whether you choose an axle-back exhaust, cat-back exhaust, or headers for your JK Wrangler, you are sure to turn some heads on the trail!
There’s no vehicle that looks better than a lifted Jeep Wrangler. Whether it’s a smaller two-inch lift or a massive six-inch lift, there are several types of lift kits that can help you achieve that aggressive look. Depending on if you need more ground clearance for enhanced off-roading performance or if you’re just looking for some added style, check out this guide to find the best Jeep lift kit for you!
If you are getting a new vehicle and unsure of whether you should trade in your current vehicle or try to sell it yourself, then you should check out CJ’s new calculator. CJ’s Private Sale vs Trade-In calculator can help you determine what you should do with your used vehicle.
Perhaps one of the best things about the Jeep Wrangler is the removable hardtop. For the JL Wrangler, the Freedom top is slightly different than the JK Wrangler. Removing the JL Wrangler top might sound difficult, but we’re here to help. All you need is the included Jeep toolkit to get started and an additional person to help you lift the top off. This guide from CJ’s will show you the step-by-step instructions on the entire JL Wrangler hardtop removal process. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll be ready for your off-roading excursion!
So you’ve got the Jeep all packed up and ready to go on the trail, you just need to do one more thing before you head out: Remove your doors! If you’re driving a JL Wrangler, then you’re in luck. Removing JL Wrangler doors is a relatively easy and simple task. Within just a few minutes, you’ll have the doors off your Jeep, and you’ll be cruising down the trail in no time.
Whether you’re buying a new or used Chevrolet vehicle, knowing your budget is an important aspect to consider in the planning process. With this Chevrolet loan calculator, you can get a better understanding of how much you can afford based on either the loan amount or monthly payment amount. Results will include a graph that breaks down both the interest and principal you would be paying on the loan.
If concern over the uncertainty regarding monthly payments is all that stands between you and owning a new Toyota truck, fear not! CJ’s has developed a Toyota Payment Calculator that will let you know what your monthly payments would look like for a given amount. To utilize our innovative Toyota Loan Calculator, simply enter the loan amount, interest rate and loan length to determine your monthly payments!
If you’re looking to buy a used or new Dodge, be sure to check out this loan calculator! Whether you want to input the loan amount or how much money you can spend per month, this Dodge payment calculator will not only tell you how much you can afford, but it will also provide a graph of the estimated interest and principal values you will be paying for the loan.
With over 100 years of history and tradition, it is no secret as to why the Ford Motor Company remains one of the top automotive manufacturers on the planet in the present day. If you are hoping to join one of America’s oldest automotive fraternities but are concerned about the cost, CJ’s has just the resource for you! Our Ford loan calculator can help you calculate what your monthly payments would look like, including the loan amount and how much interest that you would be paying on that loan.