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Old 02-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Stage 1 of our 2012 Mustang GT Build: Project Blackout!



I guess I should introduce you to our new manual 2012 Mustang GT. We’ve named it Project Blackout, and if you’ve been following our build on our Facebook page, you probably know that we’re building it up in 4 Stages, from simple bolt-ons, to the ultimate street Mustang with more horsepower than you’d ever need!

When you’re starting with a 400 horsepower (368 to the tires) 5.0L Mustang, some people forget that this thing is no joke – even in stock form! We headed to the track, and on stock tires, stock tire pressure and terrible track prep, we were able to throw down a 13.29 ET. That’s no challenge for us, and we know that similar real-world tests, right off the showroom floor have averaged about 13.0, so that’s what we decided to use as our baseline. Now it was time to mod!

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We picked up over 55 horsepower and 40 torque to the ground on our in-house Dynojet 224xLC with only these mods. The dyno results were impressive, but it was the half second gained at the track while still keeping our stock tires and stock tire pressure that really solidified the importance of a Cold Air Intake & Tune as your first mod!

Project Blackout is looking pretty good, but stay tuned for Stage 2 of our build! What do you think should be our next mods? Comment below and tell us what you think!
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Suspension, tires and wheels for sure. Make that thing corner like on rails!
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I guess I should introduce you to our new manual 2012 Mustang GT. We’ve named it Project Blackout, and if you’ve been following our build on our Facebook page, you probably know that we’re building it up in 4 Stages, from simple bolt-ons, to the ultimate street Mustang with more horsepower than you’d ever need!

When you’re starting with a 400 horsepower (368 to the tires) 5.0L Mustang, some people forget that this thing is no joke – even in stock form! We headed to the track, and on stock tires, stock tire pressure and terrible track prep, we were able to throw down a 13.29 ET. That’s no challenge for us, and we know that similar real-world tests, right off the showroom floor have averaged about 13.0, so that’s what we decided to use as our baseline. Now it was time to mod!

JLT Performance Carbon Fiber CAI and Bama Performance Custom Tuner
JLT Performance Oil Separator
Classic Design Concepts (CDC) Matte Black Chin Spoiler
Black Retro Billet Grilles

We picked up over 55 horsepower and 40 torque to the ground on our in-house Dynojet 224xLC with only these mods. The dyno results were impressive, but it was the half second gained at the track while still keeping our stock tires and stock tire pressure that really solidified the importance of a Cold Air Intake & Tune as your first mod!

Project Blackout is looking pretty good, but stay tuned for Stage 2 of our build! What do you think should be our next mods? Comment below and tell us what you think!
Hi, Chris. This sounds like a great project Nd I would like to see the new Vortech supercharger installed. My understanding is that they will be issuing the California Executive Order soon to mke this a true 50 state smog legal affair. They will performing the official test on a 2012 automatic GT from what I am told. What do you think?
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Re: Stage 1 of our 2012 Mustang GT Build: Project Blackout!

I watched these videos last night...Pretty sweet, I have my own blackout project going (with yellow blaze accents)...I'll keep watching to see what AM does.
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Full o/r exhaust and boss intake manifold and throttle body, after that pro comp cams!! :metal:
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Re: Stage 1 of our 2012 Mustang GT Build: Project Blackout!

Did you guys use a tune similar to what a customer would get via online order, or was this a custom tune on the dyno by Mike?
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Did you guys use a tune similar to what a customer would get via online order, or was this a custom tune on the dyno by Mike?
+1. Seems like a large gain...

I also saw these videos and I'm looking forward to seeing further progress on this project. Looks good so far!
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