When it comes to modifying your Mustang, who doesn't want performance parts that will deliver major boosts in horsepower and torque, without spending a fortune. Also, bolt on mods are usually simple to install and a great place to start as far as mods go. There are no engine internals to goof with and most parts are relatively easy to access. So, what exactly are the best bolt-on mods for your Ford Mustang? While there are many different components to think about, we came up with a mass air flow sensor, a cold air intake, an intake manifold, throttle bodies and a catback exhaust. Let's take a look.
Upgrading Your Mustang
A mass air flow sensor is a surefire way to get faster acceleration and passing boosts. Custom crafted for your vehicle, something like the Jet Power-Flow Mass Air Sensor is sure to deliver more horsepower and torque.
To completely upgrade your intake system, you’ll need a cold air intake, throttle bodies and an intake manifold. A Mustang cold air intake force feeds a blast of oxygen into your engine, thereby releasing more horsepower and torque. Plus, cold air intakes can even save you money at the pump. In addition, an intake manifold will send the power-enhancing air flow straight to your engine. They’re able to channel more air more efficiently than your stock parts. So, you get even more power, torque and throttle response. And, when you have a high-flow Mustang throttle body bolted onto your engine, you’ll get even more oxygen for more explosive combustion and huge energy gains.
Choosing the Right Parts to Boost Your Ride
Moving on to your Mustang exhaust system. When you ditch your restrictive stock pipes and upgrade to a powerful performance exhaust system, you’ll notice big power gains, a throaty growl and even better fuel economy. If you really want to go wild, you can also install a catalytic converter. This would be six on our list, but we were limited to the top five bolt-on mods. A catalytic converter doesn’t just prevent pollution, but it also helps your Stang run more efficiently.
For more advice as to which brands you should go with, and which parts you may want to install first, check out the air intake systems reviews on our website. From the newest throttle body to the intake manifold by BBK, we have reviews on everything you can think of. In fact, you can even check out vehicle-specific reviews to find out the best parts for your exact Mustang.