Installing A 3rd Brake Light Pulser In Your 2010-2013 Ford Mustang

The first mod we did on our new 2013 GT project car was Webelectric’s plug-in 3rd brake light pulser for 10′-13′ Ford Mustangs. This is an extremely easy and fast install for those of you who aren’t really comfortable taking things apart. Simply remove the trunk lid liner and plug the small harness in. Simple as that! You can find the part on our store by following this link:  Webelectric Brake Light Pulser for 10′-13′ Mustangs

Tools Needed:

Flathead screwdriver

First step is to remove the trunk lid’s felt liner. This liner is held on by a bunch of plastic clips, use the flathead to remove the clips gently as these will be used to replace the liner when the install finished.

After removing all the plastic clips, this is what you should see. Be sure to pull the emergency trunk release through the liner’s opening.

Next, remove the plug that powers the 3rd brake light.

Clip the pulser harness into the car’s plugs. You’re done!

Before reinstalling the inner trunk liner it’s a good idea to have someone put their foot on the brake to ensure the pulser is working properly. After you’re sure it’s working as intended, reinstall the trunk liner and the clips holding it on. Simple as that!

Below is an animation of how the pulser works. Please note that the light will only flash if you’ve been off the brakes for over 15 seconds as to not distract drivers in stop and go traffic or at a light.

SSS Exhausts Back In Stock for 99-04 GT, Mach1 & Bullitt

After a long backorder from the manufacturer we finally got a shipment of these stainless steel exhaust in for 99-04 V8 Mustangs (except Cobra). For those of you in the market for a high quality stainless exhaust system for your 1999-2004 look no further than SSS’s great systems.

The Terminator system is loud and aggressive. The Adrenaline system is a bit more low key but still gives a very aggressive exhaust note. Two different sounds but both have the same exquisite build quality. Being stainless steel, these systems won’t rust like cheaper steel systems and will give years of performance and good looks.

We have a limited supply so act quickly!

You can find the two systems at the following links to our store:

Adrenaline Cat-Back Exhaust for 99-04 GT, Mach 1 & Bullitt

Terminator Cat-Back Exhaust for 99-04 GT, Mach 1 & Bullitt

New StangMods 2010+ GT LED Running Lamps

We recently received these new LED running lamps for 2010+ GT Mustangs in! They are bright white in color and are very similar to an HID 6000k color temp.  A great way to class up the front of your GT and are a great add on to any HID equipped car. They are very bright and can be seen from great distances, they really transform the way the front of the GT looks. Make people wonder what’s coming up behind them in their rear view mirror…

Let us know what you think! These will be for sale on our site and come with all needed hardware for installation. LEDs use very little power and wiring is a simple splice job. They require three small holes on either side in the lower side grills of the  GT bumper, and fasten with locking washers and nuts. Each kit comes with a template so you know exactly where to drill the holes for the lights to mount.

The LED bars then slide into the holes you drilled. The wiring must also be fed through the third hole to ensure a clean install. We opted to remove the bumper to make installation much easier, but the install can be done without removing the front bumper, it just requires more time and patience.

On the back side of the bumper you will see the two threaded posts and the wire coming through. Using the included locking washers and 5/16th nuts fasten the bar to the bumper for a secure fit.

BBK Parts Now Available!

We are in the process of adding BBK’s comprehensive line of Mustang performance parts to our online store. BBK has been in the Mustang industry for over 20 years and manufactures in-house many exhaust systems, intakes, throttle bodies, and much more. All their parts are manufactured in the USA and are tested on cars to ensure maximum performance potential. Affordable, high quality, and durable for long lasting use on street or race applications. Check out our line of BBK parts in our BBK category.

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How-To: Installing Headlamp Lenses & HIDs in 79-93 Foxbody Mustangs

With more and more cars on the road coming equipped with HID headlamps from the factory, older cars are really starting to show their age in terms of lighting technology. The foxbody Mustangs come standard with halogen bulbs and plastic housings that are prone to clouding over time, which is rather dangerous for night visibility. At StangMods we love lighting, so when we picked up our 93′ LX project car one of the first things we replaced were the headlamps. We opted for an OEM style 3-piece design. There are 1-piece lenses out there for the fox, but they don’t fit the same and look a bit tacky in our opinion. We wanted to keep the car looking as original as possible while improving light output and appearance. The image below shows the difference between the stock with halogen and the new lenses with our 4300k single-beam HID kit.

The install was rather simple, took about an hour and a half from start to finish. The most difficult part is removing the stock lenses, some of the nuts that hold the lenses in are hard to get to, but with patience and the right tools for the job it was well worth it. On each headlight, there are 7 nuts total. The image below with the lenses removes shows clearly where these mounting points are, circled in red. These nuts are 11mm, and we used both a socked and an open-end wrench, depending on the location.

These 7 nuts are located on the back of the headlights, the passenger side was a little easier to work on. On the drivers side there was one nut we had to access from the bottom through the front bumper, but again we stress that patience and an open-end 11mm wrench and socket will get the job done. We started with the passenger side corner lens, once you remove the two nuts holding the lens in place, rotate the bulb and free it from the lens.

The center lens, the actual headlight, has three 11mm nuts holding it in place. After removing these the lens slides out. Twist the bulb retaining ring and slide it back, the headlight bulb will come out easily. Make sure to keep this black locking ring, it is required and you will be re-using this on the new lens.

Next up remove the inner lens that houses the turn signal. We decided to replace the stock amber turn signal bulb with our 3157 chrome/amber bulbs. They look chrome when off but light up amber.

Back to the headlight lens, you will need to remove the three black clips holding the plastic bracket to the back of the headlight. These clips pop off and the bracket shown below will separate from the back of the stock housing. You will be using these three clips to fasten the stock bracket to the new lens, so be sure to keep these handy.

After removing the bracket, remove the rubber weather stripping shown below from the stock lens, as you will be using this on the new aftermarket lens. It is held on by clips on the side, it slides free easily.

Install the original headlight bracket onto the new lens and fasten it with the black metal clips. The rubber weather stripping also installs on the new lenses.

Install the new outer clear lens and side marker bulb.

After installing the new clear outer lens, find a safe and secure mounting place for the HID ballast behind the headlight, make sure none of the wires will be pinched. Feed the wires through the hole behind the headlight lens and connect the harness.

After the ballast is in place, install the HID bulb in the lens and feed the wiring through the locking ring. Install the locking ring and connect the bulb to the HID harness. Be sure to check power and make sure the HID bulb comes on before mounting the new headlamp lens to the car.

Last step is to reinstall the turn signal lens. After all the new lenses are installed, be sure to replace and tighten all 7 nuts behind the lights.

Repeat all the above steps on the other side. The install is simple, hardest part is getting the lenses out and locating the nuts holding the lenses in.

Below are some photos comparing the stock lenses to our aftermarket clear ones.

MAC’s New 2011 5.0 Stainless Axle-Back Exhaust System

We shot some photos of our new MAC axle-back exhaust for the 2011+ GT 5.0 in the studio today.  This is a brand-new system from MAC featuring polished angle cut 4″ tips and lighter-than-stock stainless steel construction. MAC’s chambered muffler design is not only attractive, but makes for an incredibly deep and aggressive exhaust tone that really lets your 5.0 Stang breathe. For ease of installation, this system simply bolts up using OEM hardware for a quick and easy job.  This is a truly beautiful system, the fully polished chambers with etched MAC logos let your opponents know you mean business as you leave them in your dust. Now on to the photos:

 

Silver “Race” Handle Now Available for MGW Shifters

Here at StangMods we’ve been a big fan of MGW shifters since they were released several years ago. Their unique design offers up one of the most comfortable and solid feeling shifters we’ve ever tested. New to the MGW line up is their silver “race” handle. This handle will fit all MGW shifters and will give the driver the shortest throw possible. The standard orange handle is still available and provides a more comfortable feel for the driver. Check out the MGW shifter with shifter gaskets when looking to upgrade the stock shifter in your Mustang.