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2016 Steeda Q750 StreetFighter Debuts at SEMA

Production Vehicle Features Dramatically Improved Handling and a Heart-Pounding 777 hp

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Steeda Autosports, the world’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment, is once again leading the charge in the performance market with the introduction of the 2016 Steeda Q750 StreetFighter Edition at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Background – The Q750 StreetFighter delivers on our promise that Speed Matters™ and is the result of the collaboration of Steeda engineers working closely with leading industry performance companies including: Nitto Tire, Whipple Superchargers and Tremec Transmissions. The Q750 effectively advances the 2016 Mustang to an unprecedented level of handling and overall performance in a production-ready and CARB certified package that is available for sale immediately!

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Details – With the mantra that maximum performance means more power, traction and refinement, the Steeda Q750 StreetFighter is one of the finest performance Mustang available today. Superbly designed and engineered, it’s equipped with proprietary Steeda performance parts that are designed, engineered and manufactured under strict ISO 9001:2008 certified standards. That’s why we stand behind it with a 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty.

Features included in the Steeda StreetFighter are:
– Proprietary Steeda G/Trac Suspension components which includes the most comprehensive suspension enhancements available for the S550 Mustang. Together, these Steeda components provide an unmatched level of overall performance, handling and traction that completely transform the handling of the Mustang. The Steeda components in this package include:

– Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bars
– Billet Aluminum Front and Rear Sway Bar Mounts
– Progressive Sport Springs
– IRS Bushing Support System
– IRS Subframe Alignment Kit
– IRS Billet Aluminum Vertical Links
– IRS Subframe Support Braces
– Adjustable IRS Differential Bushing Inserts
– Bumpsteer Kit
– Camber Plates
– Adjustable Rear Toe Links
– And much more…

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– Steeda Aerodynamic Package consisting of a custom front fascia with an aggressive lower chin spoiler and rear spoiler.

– Velgen VMB9 wheels with a staggered fitment of 20”x9” and 20”x10.5” are low pressure cast and are ultra lightweight in a satin finish.

– Nitto NT555-G2 Summer Ultra High Performance tires that improve upon everything that made the NT555 so successful and was designed specifically for contemporary high-performance cars. Nitto Tire is driven by passion and innovation and they integrate into every tire they manufacture cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art development, quality engineering and rigorous testing. Their tires provide improved traction on both wet and dry roads and inspire driver satisfaction.

– Whipple 2.9L twin-screw front feed supercharger system that produces incredibly reliable 777 horsepower, utilizing a massive air-to-water intercooler, oversized Crusher Air System and innovative PCM programming that keeps the powertrain safe and secure. This Whipple Supercharger system delivers an awesome balance of power at any RPM, from tip in at idle to full redline, while maintaining perfect control and driveability. Equipped with a unique, fully CARB certified PCM calibration that reconfigures all the necessary engine functions including fuel, spark, knock detection, torque management, and electronic throttle control – the calibration constantly tracks the engine’s torque output while monitoring many different parameters to keep the engine in its ideal parameters.

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– First ever production integrated TREMEC® Magnum XL™ 6-Speed Manual Transmission System in the S550 Mustang delivering shifting as it should be—positive, precise, and confidence-inspiring. Based on the highly acclaimed TR-6060™, the transmission is constructed with high horsepower in mind. However, unlike TREMEC’s more docile OEM products, the XL unleashes the TR-6060’s true performance potential with features like a direct-mount short-throw shifter, beefy 31-spline output, race-proven slip yoke rear interface, and ‘blowproof’ steel clutch housing for added safety. Combined with the TREMEC-spec’d twin disc clutch and lightweight aluminum flywheel, the result is a true driver’s delight—hard-hitting, visceral, and extremely fun to operate.

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Delivering an unbeatable combination of speed and handling like you’ve never seen, and utilizing every bit of suspension magic that we have developed in our ISO 9001:2008 certified processes, the overall handling, acceleration, and performance of the S550 Mustang platform is taken to an unprecedented level of performance and refinement.

“The Steeda Q750 StreetFighter is the culmination of our 28 years of uninterrupted and continuous refinement of the Mustang platform.” said Dario Orlando, President Steeda Autosports. “This is without a doubt, the absolute finest and best integrated performance automobile that we have ever produced, effectively taking the Mustang to new heights never before reached.”

Availability – The Steeda Q750 StreetFighter is available immediately for sale from a select network of Ford Dealers worldwide under the Steeda Performance Vehicle Program. Look for future announcements on Tuesday, November 3rd as the vehicle has its formal debut at the 2015 SEMA show.

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About Steeda Autosports – Founded in 1988 in Pompano Beach, FL, Steeda Autosports is the culmination of over 28 continuous years of racing history, product innovation, and continuous automotive refinement driven by a passion for performance and a love of great design. At Steeda, we share the wealth of our motorsport expertise and our ISO 9001:2008 certified processes to bring a completely new level performance and excitement to the Ford Mustang, F150, Focus and Fusion vehicles. More information on Steeda Autosports can be located at www.steeda.com and vehicle specific information can be found at www.steedavehicles.com.

Steeda’s 5th Annual Pony Wars 2015, Huge Success!

Steeda’s 5th Annual Pony Wars at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) was a great success! Several hundred cars were in attendance, including Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers and more! The weather was absolutely perfect as it was in the mid-60’s in the morning and warmed up to the low-70’s. Team Steeda setting up the booth and getting ready for guests to arrive.

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Our friends at VMP Superchargers decided to bring their fully custom mobile dyno! It even serves as a great way to tow in your racecar.

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Pony Wars guests starting to show up! The line was wrapping around into the street until about 10:30am!

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Here are a few photos from the car show, some of these cars were immaculate!

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Our Steeda Q650 Vortech supercharged S550 about to make a pass! This one was 11.04 on street tires!

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Of course we had to take the Steeda S550s out on the oval track for some fun.

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We can’t wait for Pony Wars 2016! Thank you to everyone who attended.

Find additional photos from the event right on the Facebook event page.

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*Latest Results* Steeda’s S550 Cold Air Intake Leads the Pack

Steeda Autosports, the world’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment is once again leading the performance market with our high­-velocity Steeda ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake for your 2015-­2016 Mustang GT. Several cold air intake manufacturers allow you to run their kit with an included restrictor which doesn’t require a tune (Steeda included) in addition to running a cold air intake kit without a restrictor while paired with a tune, so we performed apples-­to-­apples testing for both scenarios.

A little bit of background on our Steeda ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake for your S550 ­ it opens up the intake system of Ford’s 5.0 powerplant and allows it to breathe much more freely than the stock intake system allows, taking your S550 Mustang GT to the next level of performance. Steeda’s engineers utilized the OE cold air feed and a large surface area high­-flow nano-­fiber air filter, added our famous ‘race-­tested’ velocity stack entry and then designed an advanced heat shield with a durable rubber gasket to seal the shield against the vehicle’s hood. Steeda’s precision CNC mass air housing provides the cleanest mass air signal on the market, resulting in smooth off­-throttle to on-­throttle response. Steeda’s S550 CAI utilizes a removable restrictor which allows you to benefit from immediate hp/tq gains, without a tune! If you’re looking to squeeze out even more power from Steeda’s S550 cold air intake, we offer a tune that allows you to run it without the restrictor.

Steeda’s ProFlow S550 Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Comparison: Restrictor without Tune
In our cold air intake dyno shoot-­out between Steeda, brand ‘R’ and brand ‘A,’ all of which have a restrictor in place without a tune, Steeda’s S550 ProFlow Cold Air Intake dominated the competition putting down 414 rwhp and 387 ft/lb tq! This is a 22 hp and 18 ft/lb tq gain over our stock baseline dyno pull.

Steeda CAI with restrictor and no tune: 414 rwhp and 387 ft/lb tq
Brand ‘R’ CAI with restrictor and no tune: 404 rwhp and 375 ft/lb tq
Brand ‘A’ CAI with restrictor and no tune: 403 rwhp and 373 ft/lb tq

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Steeda’s ProFlow S550 Mustang GT Cold Air Intake Comparison: No Restrictor with Tune
In our cold air intake dyno shoot­-out between Steeda, brand ‘A,’ brand ‘R’ and brand ‘J,’ all of which are restrictorless and utilizing a tune, Steeda’s S550 ProFlow Cold Air Intake dominated the competition yet again putting down 422 rwhp and 392 ft/lb tq! This is a 30 hp and 23 ft/lb tq gain over our stock baseline dyno pull.

Steeda restrictorless CAI and tune: 422 rwhp and 392 ft/lb tq
Brand ‘A’ restrictorless CAI and tune: 414 rwhp and 390 ft/lb tq
Brand ‘R’ restrictorless CAI and tune: 411 rwhp and 382 ft/lb tq
Brand ‘J’ restrictorless CAI and tune: 411 rwhp and 382 ft/lb tq

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Product Benefits
– Over 22 rwhp and 18 ft/lb tq gain without a tune! ­
– Over 30 rwhp and 23 ft/lb tq gain with a tune!
– Outperforms all other cold air intakes on the market today
– Easy bolt-­in installation
– Retains sound tube and factory cold air ducting (also includes cap for sound tube elimination)
– Power increase at all RPM ranges -­ not just peak power
– Precision CNC mass air housing equals clean mass air signal resulting in smooth off-­throttle to on-­throttle acceleration
– Lower intake air temperatures (IAT) at cruise when compared to the competition
– Lifetime warranty
– Check out the included dyno sheet for hp/tq gains!

Please note, baseline numbers may vary. Stay tuned for video footage proving we dyno-­tested each CAI.

As you can see, Steeda’s ProFlow Cold Air Intake for your 2015-­2016 Mustang GT is very effective at improving airflow into your 5.0, and a tune isn’t even required! All dyno testing was performed under the same conditions in south Florida.

If you’re looking to maximize the performance of your 2015-­2016 Mustang GT, be sure to order Steeda’s ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake today!

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If you’re looking to add immediate horsepower and torque to your S550 Mustang, be sure to check-out Steeda’s S550 ProFlow cold air intakes today!

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Steeda’s Vortech S550 Goes 11.2 on Street Tires in Road Race Trim

The team at Steeda was curious how our Vortech supercharged S550 pushing 671 rwhp would do at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) down the 1320 – while on street tires and still outfitted with our road racing suspension setup (sway bars on full stiffness). After being flogged by Evan Smith, former editor of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, we took our S550 to the strip to see what she could do.

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Even in 80% humidity this past weekend at SGMP, our Triple Yellow 2015 Mustang GT didn’t disappoint. We ran an 11.25 @ 126.78 mph on 20″ Nitto street tires, and there’s definitely a lot more we can get out of the car with a bit of fine-tuning; this is a daily drivable 671 rwhp monster that’s capable of high 10’s all while on the stock fuel pump and full luxuries of the interior.

Stay tuned for updates as we aim for the 10’s with our 2015 GT!

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Our #Steeda Vortech-supercharged S550 ran 11.25 @ 126.78 mph this past weekend at South Georgia Motor Sports Park on 20" Nitto Tire street tires, fully-equipped with our suspension components of course!S550 upgrades: http://bit.ly/Steeda2015

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Check out all of our 2015-2016 Mustang parts right on our site.

Build List:
Steeda S550 Front Splitter – Street (2015 GT w/ PP chin) 283-S550-GT-PP
Steeda S550 Functional Race Wing (2015 All) 476-STEEDA-WING-15
Steeda S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit (2015 All) 555-0687
Steeda Mustang Front Sway Bar (2015) 555-1015
Steeda Mustang Rear Sway Bar (2015) 555-1016
Steeda MT-82 Transmission Mount Bushing Insert (2011-2015) 555-4037
Steeda Adjustable Rear Toe Links (2015 All) 555-4120
Steeda S550 Mustang Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Links (2015) 555-4121
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (2015 All) 555-4437
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Alignment Kit (2015) 555-4438
Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane (2015 All) 555-4439
Steeda Mustang Extreme G-Trac Brace (2015) 555-5532
Steeda Mustang Strut Tower Brace (2015 GT/EcoBoost) 555-5731
Steeda S550 Mustang Rear IRS Subframe Braces (2015 Coupe) 555-5754
Steeda 15″ Mustang Slotted Front Brake Rotors (2015) 555-6024
Steeda 13″ Mustang Slotted Rear Brake Rotors (2015) 555-6025
Steeda Mustang Heavy Duty Braided Clutch Line (2015 All) 555-7016
Steeda S550 Mustang Shifter Base Bushing Bracket Kit (2015) 555-7092
Steeda S550 Mustang Tri-Ax Short Throw Shifter (2015 All) 555-7316
Steeda Mustang Bumpsteer Kit (2015 All) 555-8133
Steeda S550 Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounts (2015) 555-8147
Steeda S550 Billet Front Sway Bar Mounts (2015) 555-8148
Steeda Mustang Sport Springs – Progressive (2015 GT/V6 Coupe) 555-8210
20×9.5 Steeda ST-R Wheel Black (2005-2015) 004-209501
20×11 Steeda ST-R Wheel Black (2005-2015) 004-211501

Vortech S550 Mustang Complete V-3 Si System – Black Finish (2015 GT)
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Steeda’s New S550 Axle-Back Exhaust

Steeda is proud to introduce our new S550 Mustang GT Axle-Back Exhaust System! We’ve designed this fastback exhaust system to bring out the deep muscle car tone that’s begging to come out of your 5.0L powerhouse. Our exclusive axle-back exhaust design improves exhaust flow and is the perfect combination of sound and tone without introducing any unwanted drone.

Our axle-backs are constructed from 409-stainless steel, known for being corrosion-resistant. The tips of our Steeda axle-backs are made of polished 304-stainless steel and feature a laser-etched Steeda logo. The piping size is 3″ all the way up to the chambered mufflers – the tip size steps up to a nice big 4″ that fills in the factory rear valance perfectly.

Similar to other S550 axle-back exhausts, installation will require some fabrication – in order to install this axle-back kit, you will need to cut and remove the factory assembly. Once removed, our Steeda S550 axle-back system can be clamped on.

We designed this kit to be ideal for the daily driver who’s looking for a deep, muscle car tone when they want it while providing zero drone whatsoever.

Key Benefits:
– Adds aggressive muscle car tone
– Great for daily driving, zero drone
– Constructed from 3″ 409-stainless steel piping up to the mufflers
– Featuring 4″ 304-polished stainless steel tips
– Made in the USA

Link to our S550 axle-backs (#159-0001)

Curious to hear how it sounds? Check out our exhaust video:

Product photos:

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We have these kits in stock and ready to ship! Purchase your Steeda S550 Mustang Fastback GT Axle-Back Exhaust System for your 2015-2016 Ford Mustang GT at Steeda Autosports today!

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Steeda and Nitto Tire Testing NT555 G2

As many of you may know, Steeda has a long-standing relationship with Nitto Tire – we run their tires on many of our street/strip cars and recently had the exciting opportunity to perform track-testing for their all new Nitto NT555 G2 tires at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR).

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We brought out two S550 Performance Pack GT’s with equal entry-level mods (Steeda springs, Steeda IRS subframe bushing support system, Steeda cold air intake, Steeda tune) to perform an apples-to-apples test comparing their existing NT555 tire to their all-new NT555 G2 tire.

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60-0 Braking:
This kind of testing solely reflects the capabilities of the tires, brakes, and suspension equipped on the vehicle. From a driver-standpoint, it’s imperative to ensure the brakes are hit at the same point on the track at the same speed with max pressure applied to the brake pedal. This technique allows the vehicle’s Anti-Lock Brake system to do its job at peak performance. Considering both vehicles were identical in brakes and suspension, the only variable left was the tires being used. Data we gathered shows the NT555 G2 stopping the car in 76.5’ from 60mph, which is far superior than the current generation NT555 at 96.75’. One thing that these numbers do not show is directional control while applying the brakes – the NT555 G2 had a much more confidence-inspiring feeling transmitted through the steering wheel while the brakes were applied.

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Driving Experience:
The NT555 never inspired the high-level of confidence that the G2 did while turning into and exiting the corner. What we mean by that is, the G2 – when turning into a corner – transmitted a feeling of the tires gripping sooner than the NT555 by the vehicle actually turning. When the driver feels that the vehicle is now changing in the intended direction that the driver planned, then the driver can place their focus on the exit of the corner maximizing the speed to the next corner; it’s at this point that the driver usually applies throttle to begin the acceleration process. During the acceleration process out of the turn is when forward grip is imperative to achieving a good lap time. The G2 allowed us to not only apply more throttle input, but also had less slip while exiting the corner. When tires slip during exiting a corner, it is usually the rear tires on a rear wheel drive vehicle (such as the S550) resulting in oversteer. When the rear tires slip while coming out of a corner, they are no longer propelling the vehicle forward and instead usually the rear of the vehicle begins to slide in the opposite direction of the turn. If the tires are sliding, usually the driver has to react and either reduce the throttle, or alter the intended direction of the vehicle to compensate – neither of which help to reduce lap times. As we mentioned above, it is also worth noting that braking feel was considerably different between the NT555 vs G2. The G2 seemed to require less pedal pressure to achieve the same desired braking effect as the NT555 – this resulted in less weight transfer while under braking, and a more stabilized feeling while cornering the vehicle as the weight was not all transferred to the nose at turn-in or corner entry.

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NT555 Key Benefits:
– compound that offers balance between tread wear and traction
– stable cornering due to reinforced tread blocks
– wide contact patch

NT555 G2 Key Benefits:
– cornering stability due to directional tread pattern
– increased wet traction performance
– increased braking performance
– wide contact patch

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We’re really excited for the release of Nitto’s NT555 G2 line and highly recommend them for the S550! Here are some photos from the event!

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Evan Smith Track Tests Steeda’s 686 rwhp 2015 Mustang GT

Evan Smith said it himself, “This Mustang eats up the track and leaves you plenty of performance for the street.”

The team at Steeda Autosports has been hard at work developing new parts for the S550 platform and we’ve turned our Triple Yellow Q650 2015 Mustang GT into a corner-carving track monster. Pumping out 686 rwhp on 10 psi and pump gas, it’s a force to be reckoned with both on and off the track.

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“Our objective with the Q650 and our Q-series of Mustangs is to build a track-ready car that outperforms much more expensive cars for far less money,” said Dario Orlando. “We manufacture and sell our own parts so you can purchase a complete car with the Steeda package installed, or add the parts to your existing Mustang. For the 2015, we first built a mockup of the front and rear suspensions. This allowed us to analyze the suspension arrangement and note the areas of concern as they relate to high performance. We’re looking to satisfy the performance-minded enthusiasts who wants a fast, capable street car that is ready for the track.”

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With a mix of straights and corners, Sebring International Raceway seemed like the perfect place to really put our Q650 to the test. Check out our full build list and a link to the complete write-up below:

Build List:
Steeda S550 Front Splitter – Street (2015 GT w/ PP chin) 283-S550-GT-PP
Steeda S550 Functional Race Wing (2015 All) 476-STEEDA-WING-15
Steeda S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit (2015 All) 555-0687
Steeda Mustang Front Sway Bar (2015) 555-1015
Steeda Mustang Rear Sway Bar (2015) 555-1016
Steeda MT-82 Transmission Mount Bushing Insert (2011-2015) 555-4037
Steeda Adjustable Rear Toe Links (2015 All) 555-4120
Steeda S550 Mustang Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Links (2015) 555-4121
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (2015 All) 555-4437
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Alignment Kit (2015) 555-4438
Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane (2015 All) 555-4439
Steeda Mustang Extreme G-Trac Brace (2015) 555-5532
Steeda Mustang Strut Tower Brace (2015 GT/EcoBoost) 555-5731
Steeda S550 Mustang Rear IRS Subframe Braces (2015 Coupe) 555-5754
Steeda 15″ Mustang Slotted Front Brake Rotors (2015) 555-6024
Steeda 13″ Mustang Slotted Rear Brake Rotors (2015) 555-6025
Steeda Mustang Heavy Duty Braided Clutch Line (2015 All) 555-7016
Steeda S550 Mustang Shifter Base Bushing Bracket Kit (2015) 555-7092
Steeda S550 Mustang Tri-Ax Short Throw Shifter (2015 All) 555-7316
Steeda Mustang Bumpsteer Kit (2015 All) 555-8133
Steeda S550 Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounts (2015) 555-8147
Steeda S550 Billet Front Sway Bar Mounts (2015) 555-8148
Steeda Mustang Sport Springs – Progressive (2015 GT/V6 Coupe) 555-8210
20×9.5 Steeda ST-R Wheel Black (2005-2015) 004-209501
20×11 Steeda ST-R Wheel Black (2005-2015) 004-211501

Vortech S550 Mustang Complete V-3 Si System – Black Finish (2015 GT)
Injector Dynamics ID1000’s
DeatschWerks DW400 In-Tank Fuel Pump

Check out our video from the event:

Link to the full article: http://www.mustangandfords.com/news/1507-track-testing-the-2015-steeda-q650-mustang-at-sebring-international-raceway/

If you’re looking to take your 2015-2016 Mustang to the next level, check out our complete S550 line-up or give our sales team a call today: 1-800-950-0774

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2015 Mishimoto Ford Mustang EcoBoost Oil Cooler

When we heard about Mishimoto’s 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Oil Cooler, we had to put it on our Steeda 2015 Competition Orange EcoBoost Mustang!

The entire installation process took about 2 hours – not bad. Especially when you know your turbocharged 4-cylinder engine won’t overheat with this oil cooler as it pumps out over 300 horsepower. This Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler is a direct fit, which makes installation a breeze.

Mishimoto offers their oil cooler in either silver or black and they also give you the option to choose between a billet aluminum oil sandwich plate or thermostatic oil sandwich plate. For our installation, we went with the silver oil cooler and the thermostatic oil sandwich plate since we wanted a faster warmup at startup.

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All of the parts needed for the installation were included:

  • 3 Application-Specific Mounting Brackets and Spacer
  • 19-Row Oil Cooler
  • 4′ 3.5″ Stainless Steel Braided Hose with 45° and 120° – 10AN Fittings
  • Oil Sandwich Plate
  • 3/4″ x 16 Stainless Steel Sandwich Plate Adapter
  • 2 M20 x -10AN Straight Fittings
  • Mounting Hardware Set

First we lifted our 2015 EcoBoost so we could remove the undertray. After that was completed, we used a flathead screwdriver to remove the eight pop clips that fastened the plastic air diversion cover.

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The third stage in this installation process was removing the front bumper. This stage consists of removing the front bumper hardware which are four pop clips, six 8mm screws and two 7mm bolts that are near each headlight behind the fender liner; and unclipping the bumper and six wire harnesses for the turn signals, headlights, and fog lights from the vehicle.

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Next we removed the air dam, the air shutter arm and all other connectors that connect to the air shutter motor and the ambient temperature sensor. We also removed the lower grill shutters as well as the arm that attaches the lower shutters to the upper shutters. This gives us the room we need to install the Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler.

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We then removed our oil filter so that the Mishimoto sandwich plate can attach in place by using the 3/4″ x 16 Stainless Steel adapter.

EcoBoost Oil FilterThe 2015 EcoBoost oil filter before being removed.

To avoid any unwanted friction, we lubricated the O-ring on the sandwich plate before fastening it in. Once the sandwich plate and straight fittings are all fastened and secured, we attached the stainless steel braided fittings with the 120 degree fittings connected to the sandwich plate.

mishimoto sandwichMishimoto oil line fittings and sandwich plate before the oil filter is reattached.

We then lubricated the O-ring and reinstalled the oil filter. Next we snaked the oil lines so that they were next to the steering rack. The shorter oil line with the 45 degree fitting was routed into place first since it was the first to be attached to the oil cooler.

We detached the front support bars in order to attach the oil cooler with its application-specific mounting brackets.

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mishimoto-9One of the two top application-specific mounting brackets.

After the oil cooler was mounted, we attached the 45 degree fitting and the longer hose with the 90 degree fitting to the oil cooler. We then started reattaching all of the parts we removed during the install!

mishimoto installedThe 2015 EcoBoost with the air damn and air shutter arm reattached after installing the Mishimoto oil cooler.

After our 2 hour installation, we couldn’t wait to test it out on the road and track. The Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler reduced our oil temperatures by up to 35+°F. The oil cooler receives the most airflow by being mounted at the front of the vehicle which cools the engine’s oil faster and more efficiently, which is always a good thing with a forced induction setup.

2015 EcoBoost at SebringSteeda’s 2015 EcoBoost Mustang with the Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler at Sebring International Raceway during the last weekend in May.

If you want to pick-up a Mishimoto Mustang Oil Cooler Kit for your 2015 EcoBoost Mustang, click here.

To make installation of this oil cooler even easier, Mishimoto has produced a detailed installation video for this 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler. You can check it out below!

If you have any questions or concerns, the Steeda sales team is always available to assist.

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Track Guys 2015 Sebring Sensation

The Track Guys have been hosting performance driving education events at Sebring International Raceway since 2001. And this past 2015 Sebring Sensation gave advanced and beginner performance drivers a chance to fine tune their skills out on the famous Sebring International Raceway. All the drivers and their cars were divided into four groups depending on their skill level, this gave everyone ample amounts of time out on the track.

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Performance drivers were given the opportunity to compete against their fellow class drivers in the Steeda Hot Lap Challenge. This timed race was also divided into groups of stock, modified and race – which were all timed by transponders.

Customers and Mustang enthusiasts alike had the opportunity to feel superior power and performance by riding in one of the many Steeda Mustangs that attended the event. However, Steeda was out at Sebring for an additional reason. We had our minds set on testing our 2015 Steeda Q650 Vortech supercharged Mustang GT loaded with our suspension upgrades out on the track.

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Since Q4 2014, we’ve been hard at work to create this build list. Our dedication and premier engineering was solidified after testing our 2015 Triple Yellow Mustang GT at Sebring the last weekend in May. Pinpoint handling, quick steering response, planted suspension, and extreme horsepower were just some of the key highlights our Steeda Mustang brought to the raceway.

Sebring Sensation 2015

Check out our complete build list below and feast your eyes on a short video showcasing the 2015 Steeda Q650 Vortech supercharged Mustang GT out on Sebring International Raceway.

2015 Suspension
Steeda Mustang Front Sway Bar
Steeda Rear Sway Bar
Steeda S550 Billet Front and Rear Sway Bar Mount Kit
Steeda Sport Springs – Progressive
Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane
Steeda S550 Mustang Bumpsteer Kit
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Alignment Kit
Steeda S550 Mustang Rear IRS Subframe Support Braces (2015 Coupe)
Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Rear Toe Links
Steeda S550 Mustang Billet Aluminum Vertical Links
2015 Drivetrain
Steeda S550 Mustang Tri-Ax Short Throw Shifter
Steeda S550 Mustang Heavy Duty Braided Clutch Line
Steeda MT-82 Transmission Mount Bushing Insert
Steeda S550 Mustang Shifter Base Bushing Bracket Kit
2015 Engine
Steeda Adjustable Heavy Duty S550 Engine Mounts
Steeda Black Billet S550 Mustang Oil Separator
Vortech S550 Mustang Complete V-3 Si System
2015 Brakes
Steeda Mustang Slotted Front and Rear Brake Rotors
Steeda Mustang Stainless Braided Brake Lines
2015 Exhaust
Steeda Magnaflow Mustang Street Cat-Back Exhaust
2015 Dress Up
Steeda S550 Front Splitter – Street (2015 GT w/ PP chin)
Steeda S550 Mustang Hood Strut Kit
2015 Chassis
Steeda Mustang Strut Tower Brace
Steeda S550 Mustang Extreme G-Trac K-Member Brace
Steeda S550 Rear Race Wing (Prototype)
2015 Wheels
Steeda 20″ ST-R Black Mustang Staggered Wheel & Tire Combo INVO

As always, Steeda’s sales team is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Stop The Hop With Steeda’s 2015 Mustang Differential Bushing Inserts

Here at Steeda, we’ve been hard at work developing new upgrades for your S550, and we’re really excited about our two innovative differential bushing inserts!

Let’s first introduce the Adjustable Urethane Differential Bushing Insert System! When our engineers sat down to design this kit, we had to come up with a way to increase performance without sacrificing an ounce of drivability, all while keeping the car quiet.

Unlike our competitors’ kits that will absolutely increase NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), take 3-4 hours to install and force you to permanently modify the rear IRS suspension with a sawzall, Steeda’s does not! Our kit installs in under 1 hour, adds ZERO increase in NVH, is adjustable and can be easily removed – it simply doesn’t get any better than this!

Minimize pinion angle changes, increase traction, eliminate wheel hop and differential deflection with Steeda’s new kit. Made from high-strength urethane to our exact specifications and durometers, our kit comes with 2 different bushing options – red ‘street’ 80 durometer bushings and our black ‘performance’ 90 durometer bushings. Both bushing options will increase performance with no increase in NVH, a Steeda-exclusive.

Steeda’s kit adds the strength and support the OEM bushings need to perform the way our customers intended. Once again, this is not a permanent modification – there is no drilling, cutting or pressing required. Simply loosen and remove a couple bolts and this kit installs in less than 1 hour. Bushings are included for both the front and rear differential mounting locations in addition to grade 10.9 hardware with zinc-plated washers.

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We also knew we needed a kit for the hardcore racers out there! So our Aluminum Race Differential Bushing Insert System is made in-house from billet 6061 aluminum, this is not a permanent modification – there is no drilling, cutting or pressing required. Simply loosen and remove a couple bolts and this kit installs in less than 1 hour. Aluminum bushings are included for both the front and rear differential mounting locations in addition to grade 10.9 hardware with zinc-plated washers.

Please note: This is a race-only part. It will increase NVH and gear noise.

Aluminum Race Differential Bushing Inserts Steeda S550 Mustang Race Differential Bushing Insert System – Aluminum (2015 All)


For those of you that would like a complete one-stop shop street to full race kit which provides interchangeability options for both urethane and aluminum bushing inserts, we have the perfect combo kit. For the small amount more the Steeda kit will cost you, you will be saving so much more on labor (over 3 hours) when comparing to competitors’ kits. Here’s a link to our combo kit 555-4442.

Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System - Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All) Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System – Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All)


Check out our comparison video where we put our Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert Systems to the test:

You can purchase the Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane (2015 All) by clicking here.

Or you can purchase the Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Aluminum (2015 All) by clicking here.

If you want the complete Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System – Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All), then click here.

Here at Steeda, we welcome competition. Why? Because it continually pushes us to be better and ultimately provide the best end-product for you our customers.

Our Steeda sales team is always glad to assist you with any questions that you may have.

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