Monthly Archives: July 2011

Steeda Supports the Ford Blue Angels Mustang

The United States Navy’s Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly know as the Blue Angels, regularly fly six highly advanced F/A-18 Hornet that are twin engine, mid-wing, multi-mission tactical aircraft. This aircraft is highly maneuverable and responsive, owing to its good thrust to weight ratio, unique design, and a digital fly-by-wire control system.  When Ford Motor Company set out to create a unique one-of-a-kind “Blue Angels” edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT, it was only natural that the Steeda Watt’s Link Suspension would be used to provide the crisp handling and responsiveness that the Blue Angels have been noted for.

This one-of-a-kind Mustang is being auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles Charity Gala on July 28, during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2011 AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s greatest aviation celebration.  All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992 while also teaching the value of hard work, personal responsibility and enhanced math and science skills.

“The precision, discipline and excitement that define the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight team are qualities we celebrate at Ford,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford’s board of directors. “With this year’s beautiful ‘Blue Angels’ edition Mustang GT, we’ve captured those qualities and paired them with the innovation Ford design and engineering team members build into all of our vehicles. Through this project, we take great pride in continuing our support for EAA and the Young Eagles organization.”

The Ford “Blue Angels” Mustang pays tribute to 100 years of naval aviation, which will be celebrated all week at AirVenture 2011 as part of the show’s Tier 1 event status from the U.S. Navy tied to its yearlong Centennial of Naval Aviation festivities. The car will be on display inside the Ford Hangar throughout EAA AirVenture.

Dario Orlando, President and CEO of Steeda Autosports adds: “I am exceptionally proud that the Steeda Watt’s Link Suspension System was chosen for this specialty Mustang.  I am confident that this suspension will live up to the reputation that the Blue Angels program has instilled for the ultimate in precision handling.  At Steeda, we fully support the EAA and its Young Eagles Program, the Navy’s Blue Angels, as well all of our servicemen and women in our various military branches.”

The exterior of Ford’s “Blue Angels” Mustang GT was inspired by the acclaimed naval aviation performance demonstration team and the F-18 Hornet aircraft it flies. The car’s custom rear spoiler’s vertical tailfins, the “screaming yellow” gloss accents, inclusion of the Blue Angels script and crest all are drawn from the Navy aircraft. The unique chrome blue paint, is unlike anything available on a production vehicle anywhere in the world.

Additional unique details of the “Blue Angels” Mustang include cluster graphics, performance gauges, navigation screen images, safety belt fabric, instrument panel appliqués, rear seat-delete and cross-brace, Blue Angels script in the illuminated sill plates and puddle lamps that project jet images when the doors open.

For more information on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, visit http://www.AirVenture.org.

For more information on the Steeda Mustang Watt’s Link SystemClick Here.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

At Steeda Autosports we customarily prefer to take a low-keyed approach as we embark on our mission of building the very best performance parts and accessories for Ford vehicles.   Daily we receive many accolades and comments, all that we sincerely welcome and appreciate.  The thought came to us that you just might like to read just a few of the various comments that our customers have sent to us recently – it is the unbiased vote of confidence that our loyal customers enjoy whenever they purchase items from us.

From 2011GT: Hold on to your pants!!!

I had the Steeda Ultimate Induction Pak installed on my 2011 Mustang GT Premium MT, at the same time as I had my Ultra-Lite Springs installed. From the moment I got my new 5.0, I was impressed with the power band, torque and acceleration of the car. But after the install of the Steeda CAI and Tune, my Mustang became a whole different breed. It’s alive, breathing and running stronger than ever before!

This combination is a MUST for every 5.0 owner to really enjoy the full potential of the car! The throttle response is phenomenal, the increased power is definitely noticible through out the entire RPM range and the tune just sets the car apart from all other Mustangs. You can actually hear the air being sucked into the huge cone filter!!! Absolutely awesome product!!!

From SSG Terry Roberts – US Military: 4th of July Message

Hello my name is SSG Terry Roberts I wanted to personally thank Mr. Orlando for his heart felt message he sent out on the 4th of July. I totally agree with Mr. Orlando that America is and will be the best place to live and work.  Sadly I have seen the effects of Companies farming out work to overseas shops and putting into the market inferior products. That’s why I took the time to make my choices when it comes to my 2006 Mustang GT. Steeda offers first a superior product that is made in The United States Of America. I have dedicated my life to the service of this country for over 20 years during times of war and peace. I write this letter from my current positionin the Combat Zone.  I just wanted to thank Steeda its employees and vendors for their dedication not only to a American Icon like the Mustang but the philosophy and fact that MADE IN AMERICA means something and is worth defending.

God Bless you Mr. Orlando and the Steeda family of fine performance products and God bless America.

From jsnyng: Excellent CAI

I’ve had the Steeda ProFlow Cold Air Intake on my 2011 Mustang GT for a couple of months now. This product combined with an SCT tuner should be the first performance upgrade to any 2011 Mustang GT 5.0. Off the showroom floor, these cars are awesome, but the additional horsepower, increased throttle response, and old-school muscle car sound make this upgrade well worth the money.

Installation was fairly straightforward and simple. Even if you’re not a mechanic by trade, if you can follow instructions you can install this yourself. It takes about 10 minutes to get the old intake off your car. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble the new intake right out of the box. It took about 10 minutes to put the new intake back on the car. From start to finish, I was done with the installation in about an hour.

From Blacklxnotch: Love my shifter!

I’ve used Steeda shifters in all my Mustangs and I’ve loved them! Starting with my 87 Mustang, my former 96 Cobra, and now my current 2011 Mustang GT. This shifter is amazing!!! I thought the stock shifter was pretty good for once on my 2011 and was not sure how much better it could get. This shifter is WAY ahead of the stock one and I’m very happy I took the plunge and got it. It tightens things up nicely, makes the throw much shorter but still shifting nice and smooth. It is not notchy at all. It also makes the 2nd to 3rd shift a breeze! This is my 3rd Steeda shifter and none of them have ever disappointed me. Steeda ROCKS!!!

From jsnyng: Love the aggressive look

The aggressive stance that these springs provide is awesome. I would call it perfect. I have them on my 2011 Mustang GT, and the car no longer has that 4×4 stance. The car is even and balanced. I’ve gotten more compliments on the car since getting these springs than anything else I’ve done to it. If you’re going for that “slammed” look, you might want to try the UltraLites. The ride with these Steeda Sport Springs is much better than stock. There is no braking nosedive, and the car just feels planted when going into corners

From 3fifty6: Total Satisfaction

I must take this opportunity, once again, to thank you for the quality of the Steeda products. My car sounds great – Steeda mufflers, runs very strong with my Steeda cold air box & retune, & looks great with my Steeda springs. It now sits where it should & I am very pleased with the improvement in handling. Cornering is now much crisper. When i get some decent tires I will be setting the world on fire. Everything fits perfectly & the fit & finish is the best. Thank you. I look forward to the improvement in shifting I will enjoy with my new shifter.

From Eleanorstang07: Shocks and Struts

I have had Steeda Pro-Action Shocks and Struts installed for about 60,000 miles so far and still no leaks or failure. I’m running these with Steeda sport springs and love the ride. Daily driver, not hoppy nor too soft. In my opinion just right for a great look with great performance.

From srs276: Frame brace

This should be one of the first improvements done to the car! It tightened everything up so much that I no longer have any creaks or squeaks around the interior area of the doors. The rear is firmly planted at the drags strip, but I really noticed the difference in the cornering abilities. Bolted right up, then had them welded in place.

From joey88: WOW

All I have to say is that this intake will turn your car into another animal! I highly recommend this for any new 5.0 Stang out there…The performance and sound are amazing. Made a HUGE difference

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Independence Day Message – From Dario Orlando

With Independence Day 2011 right around the corner, one naturally is reminded about the level of freedom Americans enjoy every day. As Americans, we enjoy the highest level of freedom that anyone in the world can have – all as a direct result of our forebears and our American servicemen and servicewomen who put their lives on the line for us everyday. For their ongoing support and commitment to the United States of America, the entire Team at Steeda Autosports including myself, are sincerely thankful.

There is no doubt that America is the best country in the world to live today, and while our public servants and armed forces have done an outstanding job of protecting us from physical threats, we are still under an intense attack economically. For many years, jobs and manufacturing capacities have been outsourced to locations that are beyond our borders and as a result, our hard earned American dollars have been diverted to various off-shore locations. The end result is that the American economy is in the worst shape it has been in during the past 75 years and many of our friends and families are suffering.

At Steeda Autosports we are doing all we can do to reverse the trend of outsourcing to foreign countries. We have a dedicated American workforce that is actively employed in two locations: Pompano Beach, Florida and our newest facility in Valdosta, Georgia. We strongly support the American worker by not going with the trend that many of our competitors have done over the years – we have kept our design, engineering, manufacturing, and support here in the United States of America where it belongs!

So while you enjoy this holiday with your family, please do not take our freedom for granted, and please buy products and services that are made in America.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

Dario Orlando
President and CEO, Steeda Autosports

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Announcing the 2011 Steeda Stampede

Steeda Autosports is proud to announce the running of the Annual Steeda Stampede!

Annually, one of the biggest events that we host at our Pompano Beach, Florida facilities, this year’s Stampede is set for September 17, 2011 – so tell your friends and mark calendars…the Steeda Stampede is one event you surely do not want to miss!

The Steeda Stampede will feature a multitude of cars on display for everyone to admire and envy, thousands of dollars in give-a-way promotions, as well as a special guided tour by Dario Orlando of our Pompano Beach facilities. Almost everyone is guaranteed to walk away with something special from this event!

Additionally, in keeping with demand and expectations, Frank’s Garage will once again be open to all and will have some extraordinary products to enable you to upgrade your ride at huge-deeply discounted prices. Items will include new and used parts, slightly scratched items, and those simply targeted for inventory reduction. Certainly there will be something for everyone’s need for speed!

For those in attendance that are inclined to show the power that their pony possesses, you will have an opportunity to schedule an appointment and have your car tested on the Steeda dyno for $75.

At 12:30 p.m. it will be time to start your engines as there will be a special stampede over to the Palm Beach International Raceway – where the Steeda Stampede will join up with the Fun Ford Weekend events going on there. While at the track, members of the Steeda Stampede will receive special treatment, including:

  • Automatic pre-registration for car show or racing entries and a FAST Pass to enter the track when they arrive from the cruise.
  • Designated parking areas arranged on the car show grounds and racer pit areas
  • Car Show judges will judge all of the Stampede cars so that they will be eligible for any Saturday afternoon awards
  • Two staging lanes will be designated for Steeda Stampede participants to make open time trial runs before any official races take place

Here are some of the key event details:

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Location: Steeda Autosports Headquarters, Pompano Beach, Florida
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Price: $15 for pre-registrants / $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2011 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration!

Registration will be available soon on Steeda.com. Watch our email updates for the registration announcement!

For the Palm Beach International Raceway portion of the event, an advance registration link for participants will be added shortly and that there are some additional fees to participate in the Fun Ford Weekend event.

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