2005-2014 Mustang Hoods Buying GuideLast Updated August 4, 2019
Ford equipped the 2005-2014 Mustangs with some aggressive looking hoods. Especially when it comes to the 2013-2014 GTs and 2007-2014 GT500s with built-in functional heat extractors and such. However, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd in a large way, sometimes your best bet is to pick up an aftermarket hood for your S197. Here at CJ’s we have a variety of hoods available for your 2005-2014 Mustang ranging from your traditional cowl hood to ram air, stock-style and many more.
There are many popular vendors out there, but when it comes to the Mustang, a name that sticks out almost every time would be Cervini’s. Offering a huge inventory of designs to suit different tastes and builds, Cervini hoods can take your Mustang to the next level. And if you’re looking for a carbon fiber alternative for some weight savings, then Trufiber would be your go-to choice. Regardless of your tastes or build direction, CJ’s surely has an option for you. Here are a just a few of the many options available for your choosing.
2005-2009 Mustang Hoods
2005 was a big year for the Mustang due to the immense change in direction between the SN95 & S197 platforms. Ford aimed directly at the baby boomers with the 2005 Mustang’s retro styling and truly hit home. Throughout this body style’s run, Ford only polished the design even further including the ever-popular debut of the 2007 GT500 by Ford’s SVT Team.
Cervini 4" Fiberglass Cowl Hood (2005-2009 V6/GT)
Dating back to the muscle car era of the 1960s, the cowl hood is always a great choice for anyone who is looking to give their Mustang that classic yet menacing look. Shaped perfectly for great aerodynamics, the cowl hood is quite functional in letting heat escape through the back and up the windshield as you run your Mustang down the dragstrip.
Cervini Fiberglass Concept Ram Air Hood (2005-2009 V6/GT)
At the North American International Auto Show in 2003, Ford debuted the 2005 Mustang Concept, codenamed “S-197.” Taking the world by storm, many fans fawned after many aspects of the concept vehicle, even after the actual 2005 production model was rolling off the dealership floors. With that said, Cervini came out with the Concept Ram Air hood featured on the concept car for those who were going for that look!
Trufiber A53 Carbon Fiber Ram Air Hood (2005-2009 V6/GT)
Modeled after the GT500KR and Super Snake Ram-Air Hoods, this carbon fiber piece from Trufiber not only adds a weight savings benefit to your Mustang, but also looks killer between its heat extractors, ram-air scoops and weaved carbon fiber finish. You truly can’t go wrong with this hood from Trufiber!
2010-2014 Mustang Hoods
After the 2009 model year, Ford upped their game in 2010 with a brand new exterior refresh on the Mustang. Many were fans of the change, which seemed needed after a four-year-long stretch of essentially the same car. Little did we know that come 2011, Ford would release the still-popular Coyote engine for the GT with a boost of over 100+ horsepower along with the same power bump for the V6 variant which was an efficient yet powerful 3.7L “Cyclone” V6.
Cervini Fiberglass Stalker Hood (2010-2012 & 2013-2014)
Offering a 2010-2012 Stalker Hood and 2013-2014 Stalker Hood due to the mid-cycle refreshed front fascia, Cervini’s outdid themselves with this particular design. Still popular even with the 2015+ Mustang hood options, the Stalker hood features a built-in raised hood scoop in the middle and a heat extractor on either side that screams aggressive yet contemporary and functional. For those that may think the cowl is over the top, the Stalker could be the option for you.
Cervini Fiberglass 4" Cowl Induction Hood (2010-2012 & 2013-2014)
Just like the Stalker hood, the 4” Cowl Induction Hood is offered for both 2010-2012 and 2013-2014 model years. Piggy-backing off the classic, over-the-top muscle car look, the 4” cowl induction hood screams aggressive as it comes up on your rear-view mirror. Allowing excess hot gasses to escape your engine bay quicker, the cowl induction hood is a necessary modification for anybody who is going for aggressive looks with function to back it up.
Trufiber Carbon Fiber A53 Ram Air Hood (2010-2012)
Going off of the same design that did so well for the 2005-2009 Mustang, TruFiber offers their own version of the popular ram-air style hood for the 2010-2012 Mustang. Coming in either a Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass form, the A53 Ram Air Hood is surely an option that would make your Mustang stand out from the crowd coming up on any rear-view mirror!
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!
There is absolutely no question that the manual prop rod holding up the hood of your late model Mustang is unsightly, outdated and downright ugly in some cases. Thankfully, there are easy to install aftermarket hood struts available from CJ Pony Parts.
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!
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.
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!