Mustang Crate Engines Buying GuideLast Updated February 5, 2020
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!
In summary, shorty headers are great for those looking for a small boost in power with a relatively straightforward 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 is definitely worth it for some.
As much as we love installing cold air intakes, tunes, exhaust headers, and other go-fast parts, it’s just as important to make sure your car is operating at prime efficiency. Maintenance is important for safety, but also your Mustang will perform better and be more powerful if all of its parts are in optimal shape.
Knowing the basic differences between a supercharger and a turbo will allow you to dig deeper into which may better fit your lifestyle. If you’re looking for an all-out race car, then a turbo may be a better option for you when it comes to maximum power output. If you want streetable, instant power, then a twin screw supercharger would be the choice for you.
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!