News About 2015 Mustang: Supercharger On The Horizon?

The Ford Mustang the symbol of Americana, the workingman’s sports car has outdone itself yet again. The 2015 Mustang has impressed the automotive world with its aggressive styling and improved handling dynamics. Ford for the first time in Ford history, the Mustang will be a global car that will be sold to the world.

Gone are the days when Mustangs ruled only American roads. This pony will be galloping the European roads with exotics beasts like the Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari 458 Italia. Can this pony keep up? All signs point to yes!

Did Someone Say Supercharger?

Ford has just released a few teaser pics on its Facebook account of a supercharger that will be available for the 2015 V8 range topping stang. Ford racing has been extremely tight lipped on horsepower numbers so far. It is fare to say that for those people who are not satisfied with the 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft that the V-8 Coyote engine is rumored to produce   will get what they are looking for with this supercharger!

The general ballpark figure should come in around 500 horsepower! This should be enough to give the Europeans a run for their money! It has the power but can it handle the Trollstigen in Rauma, Norway or the switchbacks of the Stelvio Alps? Of course!

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This debate has been going on since the inception of the mustang. Purist will probably hate the fact that Ford has ditched the solid rear axle for the independent setup but the times are a changin’. The simple fact is Ford is trying to make the Mustang a global seller and need to cater to the taste of the European and Asian markets.

The 2015 Mustang is poised to take the world by storm! America has got its swagger back and this Mustang will prove it! Make Meezer your one-stop shop for your Mustang today! We have the parts you need at the prices you love! Contact us today to see how we can help transform your ride today!

Getting the Most Out of Your Focus ST Performance Parts

So, you have added Focus ST performance parts to your ride and need a tune-up. You have just spent a good bit of your time and resources tricking out your Focus ST for better performance. Do you trust someone else to tune it up? You know what kinda power and performance that you are shooting for better than anyone else.

Regardless if you’re a racer or just a Ford performance junkie, having complete control of your car’s PCM (powertrain control module) allows for a custom tune and tweaking of your Focus ST’s power and performance. If you own a computer….tune your own ride, dude.

SCT Advantage IIIThe SCT Advantage III Ford Pro Racer Software allows you to do this. If this is your first go around at this sorta thing, think about buying a manual, such as this one, to have you tuning up like a pro in no time.

Features

  • Tune like a pro and eliminate the guess work. This software is field tested and proven.
  • Easy to use program that is windows based.
  • Built in help guides and the ability to document your changes.
  • Supports most Ford 1989-2011 vehicles.
  • Allows a custom tune.

This reliable tuning solution requires a flash device such as the SCT X3 Tuner/Power Flash to read the vehicle. Using this device with the SCT Advantage III Ford Pro Racer Software allows you to have your tune results without waiting on an offsite company. You can tweak to get your Focus ST’s performance right where you want it.

SCT X3 ProgrammerFeatures

  • Increase torque and horsepower
  • Retains 10 custom tunes
  • Reads/clears DTC trouble codes
  • Adjustable vehicle parameters
  • Back-up factory tune
  • Dual analog inputs
  • Data logging software included

Whether you’ve just added a cold intake to your Ford Focus ST or you want to get the best gas mileage from the family minivan, tuning them yourself will give you piece of mind that your vehicles are at peak performance. For additional information on getting the most from your Focus ST performance parts contact us.

Spy Shots of the 2015 Ford Falcon in the USA: The Take

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‘Covert agents’ are on the case of securing spy shots of the 2015 Ford Falcon in the USA. ‘The take’ include these photos from Dearborn, Michigan showing the ‘mark’ with right-hand drive. The Ford Falcon is an Australian exclusive model, hence the right-hand drive. Although this Aussie Ford Falcon is slated to make it’s final market launch in November, Ford is ‘holding out’ about the future for the Falcon.

This 2015 Ford Falcon is the final model due to the Ford Motor Company’s ambitious commitment to the“One Manufacturing” system, and the late 2016 end of a long-standing arrangement between Ford Motor Company and the Australian Federal Government. There is an expected two-three years of production left, and Ford of Australia will close shop.

Other Accumulated ‘Intell’

Regardless of it’s future plight, the 2015 Ford Falcon will sport a revised body,

“a fresh bonnet and bumper, a new bootlid and rear guards, as well as narrower headlights and flatter tail-lights that spread into the bootlid.” CarsGuide.com.au

It is expected to have a similar look to Ford’s global Fusion and Focus models. Due to it’s short production, the 2015 Ford Falcon will most likely have no significant powertrain upgrades. Because of this, expect to see the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder under the hood. There could be a turbocharged 4.0L but the top performance option will most likely be the 5.0 liter V-8 with attached supercharger (the Falcon XR8). This soon-to-be extinct, Aussie bird could be a monster, growling out horsepower as high as 450 with 420 ft-lbs of torque.

The Ford Falcon will be gone soon but it’s history will forever be linked to the legendary pony car, the Ford Mustang. The original Mustang went from prototype to production in 18 months, and this was accomplished by utilizing the design and many of the same parts of the Australian Ford Falcon.

Ford of Australia will be no more by 2017, but the legend that is Ford Motor Company and their performance cars lives on. For all your aftermarket Ford performance part needs check out our website.Contact us for additional information and questions.

2014.5 Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang…..Nuff Said!!

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2014.5 Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang pictures have leaked onto the web and #FordMustang is trending, the excitement for pony fans is at a fevered pitch. The 2014.5 50th Anniversary Edition was spotted cruising the streets of Michigan, and the expected 1000 limit production with, assumed, unique dash plaque and VIN numbers will have them roaring off the showroom floor.

The S550 Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang isn’t just a 2015 repeat, it sets itself apart with nostalgic touches that bring back the 1964.5 debut of the pony car that grew to set the standard for those that would come after. The grille of the 2014.5 Ford Mustang closely resembles the pony corral grille of it’s forefather, the 1964.5 model.

Ford Motor Company may also bring back “Wimbledon White” on this 2014.5 Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang, which was the color of Ford’s very first pony car. The slightly triangular shaped side glass brings back the sport louvers at the rear that is reminiscent of Mustangs from the latter part of the 1960s.

Hopefully, when this special pony car rolls onto showroom floors it will deliver more nostalgic touches and the coveted independent rear suspension. These Ford Motor Company‘s anniversary editions will make use of a 5.0 liter 450hp V8, wrapping it all up into one badass Limited Edition Mustang worthy of it’s 50th anniversary.

The 2014.5 Ford Mustang with it’s S550 platform combined with nostalgic touches from the past is sure to please the Ford Mustang enthusiasts and many others. In the United States alone there are many thousands of fans of this famed pony car and with 50 years under it’s belt, the Ford Mustang is on top of it’s game.

If you want to take your Ford Mustang to the top of it’s game, think about tricking it out with some performance parts from the top names in aftermarket parts, i.e. power packagesrear wingsexhausts, etc.Contact us for more information or any questions you may have concerning our quality performance parts.

Focus ST Steeda Parts: Aftermarket Performance Winners

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Focus ST Steeda Parts can take your ride to new levels of performance and driver satisfaction. If you have the need for speed or just enjoy taking a car beyond its factory limits of performance, Focus ST Steeda parts can get you there.

The new Focus ST come off the assembly line as an outstanding performance vehicle, but there is some wiggle room for taking this ride to a whole new dimension.

  • 555-3169Steeda Cold Air Intake - Cold air offers more oxygen per volume allowing more fuel into the cylinder for a performance boost. Yet, the air to fuel ratio will continue to be properly maintained. This Focus ST Steeda part is a 2n1 intakes in an all inclusive kit. It can be used with the included insert, allowing a direct bolt on intake kit with no tuning required. Or it can be used without the insert for more airflow, then add a custom tune and you will have the most powerful kit you can buy for your Focus ST. This is a relatively easy upgrade to install, usually within an hour, with only basic tools required.
  • Steeda Sport Spring Kit - If you are looking to upgrade and modify your suspension try this kit. The lowering springs will give your Focus ST a lower stance appearance and improved handling by lowering the vehicle by 1 inch in the front and 1.4 inches in the rear. The car will also benefit from the reduced understeer and improved weight distribution. This modification can take up to 4 hours and the manufacturer suggests a tech for install. If you have the shop tools and the grit to take it on yourself check out this how to link.
  • 555-1084Steeda Rear Swaybar - To give your Focus ST reduced body roll during fast cornering try upgrading with a swaybar. This Steeda part will increase handling performance by reducing understeer and overall vehicle body roll. This kit includes replacement polyurethane bushings and bushing brackets. This is an easy upgrade to install, with 45 minutes and basic tools you will be back tearing up the road and track.

Whatever direction you choose to go for boosting your Focus ST’s performance, Steeda makes a part for it. For more information on Steeda aftermarket performance winners contact us.

The 2014 Super Bowl Car Commercials Offer Something for Everyone

Ford-Fusion-Super-Bowl-ad2014 Super Bowl car commercials pulled on the heart strings, made us laugh or gasp in surprise, some inspired, and some made history, ‘doubly’. Even if you aren’t a football fan, watching the Super Bowl is entertaining for the commercials alone and this year the car companies did not disappoint.

Maserati Ghibli Commercial

The Maserati Ghibli spot inspired the smallest to ‘overcome giants’ using speed, intelligence, and hard work. With these attributes, the Maserati Ghibli will “walk out of the shadows and strike”. The Ghibli is Maserati’s all-new mid-size sedan for 2014. The twin-turbocharged engine is the stuff of dreams and it’s handling and style add to the small car’s appeal. Yet, the interiors seem to be the stuff of nightmares, according to this Los Angeles Times review.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Commercial

Ford’s Fusion Hybrid SE commercial made ‘history’ with double the commercials to celebrate double the fuel economy of it’s new Fusion Hybrid. This sexy mid-size car is getting great reviews for it’s fuel economy, quiet powertrain, and spacious cabin. If you are looking for an affordable, dependable hybrid, Ford’s Fusion Hybrid SE is a star.

Audi A3 Commercial

Audi’s A3 spot was by far the funniest and scariest all at the same time. It’s negative spin on compromise was epically freaky, Doberhuahua. This compromised version of the doberman and chihuahua ran around scaring folks with it’s massive doberman head and tiny chihuahua body. The whole concept was to say the Audi A3 is “luxury without compromise”. Introduced as a 2015 version, this little sedan, that was previously introduced as only a hatchback model,

“isn’t just leading it’s competitors, it’s changing the game”. AudiUSA.com

Even though the game itself was a bit of a snoozefest, the 2014 Super Bowl car commercials keyed up the excitement level and offered something for everyone.

To keep you excited about your ride, we offer something for everyone with our performance car parts and accessories. Contact us for questions or more information. (We won’t compromise on quality and service or let the Doberhuahua get you;).

Photo credit: autoweek.com

How to Use an SCT Tuner: The First Step in Focus ST Tuning

X4_with_MountWhether you want more horsepower out of your engine, more miles out of a full tank of gas, or just more control over the way your engine functions, tuning your engine is a great way to get results. Once upon a time, savvy car owners were able to tune their engines manually. These days, you’ll need the help of a tuner that talks to your car’s computerized Engine Control Module (“ECM”). Many racers and Focus ST enthusiasts find that the SCT Ford programmer is a great tool for the job. Here, we’ll show you how to install it quickly and easily.

  • First, familiarize yourself with the parts of your tuner. The connector on the end of the wire will be the communication point between your car and the tuner.
  • Next, find the OBD connection point, where you will plug the tuner in. This will be on the drivers’ side, to the left of the steering wheel’s lower half. Plugging the tuner into the connection point will cause the tuner to power on.
  • The tuner’s screen will give you the option to “program vehicle.” Select this option. You will have a choice between custom tune, strategy tune, or re-tune to stock.
  • Selecting “Custom Tune” will give you the option to choose from a number of pre-loaded street and racing tuning options which you can order online from Meezer.
  • Within a tuning program, you can use the SCT tuner to make adjustments to some of the options, such as throttle and rev limiters. Or, you can skip options and hit “select” again to install your chosen tuning program into your car.

For many people, installing an SCT Tuner is the first step to learning more advanced techniques for Focus ST tuning. With a number of available hardware and software options, the sky’s the limit to what you can accomplish for your car by making adjustments to the programs that run its ECM. If you have any questions about tuning your Focus ST, please feel free to contact us at Meezer. We’ll be happy to chat with you about the options available for your car.

News About 2015 Mustang: New Mustang stars in ‘Need for Speed’ commercial

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Officially, actor Aaron Paul is the star of the new “Need for Speed” movie. Although after seeing a recently released commercial for the film, it’s fair to say that the 2015 Ford Mustang could be Paul’s most interesting co-star.

The 30-second commercial, which was released earlier this week, shows scenes from the action movie, along with some nice footage of the new GT Mustang and a captivating voiceover.

“Do you really think that when you’ve been set up, accused and convicted, a new car can put it all behind you?,” the voiceover asks. “Depends on the car.”

After the dialogue ends, the 2015 Mustang can be seen racing across the screen.

The commercial is a bit misleading though, as the new Mustang won’t actually be in the movie- it’s just being used in advertising materials. The movie, which opens on March 4th, will be featuring a souped up version of the 2014 Mustang.

This news about the 2015 Mustang comes as a welcome surprise to fans, many of whom are waiting with bated breath for any fresh glimpse of the new car.

“[The Mustang is] really a car that represents American culture,” said Scott Waugh, who directed the film and the commercial in a behind-the-scenes video for the commercial.

“Need for Speed” is based on the popular video game series of the same name, which is made by Electronic Arts.

The 2015 Mustang GT was unveiled in December and features a 5.0-liter V8 with upgraded valvetrain and cylinderheads that yield more than 420 horsepower.

The Ford Mustang is and has been one of the most a popular cars to have ever been manufactured by an American automaker. If you’re a Mustang owner looking to soup up your pony with a new power package, exhaust system or anything else, contact us to see if we can help.

How to Upgrade Your Cool Air Intake Using JLT Combo Packages

CAIX3-FMV6-11-PWhether you prefer driving a Mustang or a Focus, getting the most power out of your car is frequently a matter of changing both its software and its hardware. JLT combo packages were designed with that combination of needs in mind. These packages combine the easy tuning of an SCT tuner with an aftermarket cold air intake. Because both parts of this package are so easy to install, the result is a fairly inexpensive and simple way to give your car a great boost of power.

By installing a cold air intake, you move your car’s air filter to a position where it is better situated to pump denser, more oxygen-rich air into your engine. Here, we show you how to make this modification in a few simple steps using a 10mm socket and a screwdriver.

  • First, open up your hood and locate your stock airbox. You’ll need to use a screwdriver remove the air flow sensor and harness from it before you unhook it from your car. Although its appearance may vary slightly from model to model, it will be hooked up to electrical wires that let it talk to your car’s ECM.
  • Next, unplug the PCV hose from the stock airbox. Make sure that its connection and the air flow sensor’s connection are safely out of your workspace. This is a good habit to develop if you’re just getting into modifying your car for performance.
  • Now, use a screw driver to loosen the clamp connecting your air box to your throttle body. Gently remove the large, flexible hose and check the connection to make sure there is no dirt or debris getting in the way of your new cold air intake.
  • Once you’ve loosened that connection, it’s time to reach for your 10mm socket and loosen the bolts connecting your stock airbox to the car’s body. After this, a little gentle wiggling is all you’ll need to get the stock airbox out of the car.
  • Now, it’s time to install your JLT combo package, starting with the heat shield. Pop the heat shield in where your stock airbox was, and tighten the bolts by hand.
  • Next, you’ll want to gently slide the JLT inlet tube in through the opening in the heat shield. Connect it to your throttle box using the connectors that came with your JLT combo pack. Note that if you have an automatic transmission, you will need to drill an additional hole and install an additional grommet during this step. Just tell us that you have an automatic when ordering your combo pack, and we’ll make sure to ship you the parts you need.
  • Once you have the intake tube hooked up to the throttle, make sure your hose clamps are lined up. Rehook the PCV hose to your intake tube before you tighten up those clamps with your screwdriver.
  • Now, it’s time to attach your new filter to the free end of the filter. Take a few seconds to make sure everything is straight and orderly before using your screwdriver to tighten this pipe clamp.
  • After you’ve gotten your filter connected, reattach your air flow sensor to the intake tube and use a screwdriver to get it firmly reattached to the intake tube. Then, you can hook it back up to the harness that you were so careful to keep out of your way while you were working.

Once these steps are completed, congratulate yourself on successfully installing your new air filter! After this, the already easy installation of your SCT tuner will seem even simpler. This project is a good way to give your car a power boost without investing too much time and energy.

Whether you want to stick to simple modifications or get more advanced with improving the performance of your car, Meezer has the parts and software to help you get the boost you want. Please feel free to contact us and find out more about our products.

2015 Mustang revealed in Competition Orange

Mustang fans have been seeing a lot of the 2015 offering, and they’ve been seeing it in several different colors.

Since the 2015 edition was unveiled in early December of last year at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., it’s been popping up at events all over the country, and it’s looking good.

We saw it in Triple Yellow at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and then at the Chicago Auto Show. Then we saw a Race Red version at Jay Leno’s garage and a striking version in Deep Impact Blue at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona.

Now, the 2015 Mustang is being seen in Competition Orange. The newest color, which can currently be seen on display at the Spokane Auto Show in Washington, is one of 10 exterior colors the new Mustang will be available in. Competition Orange looks sharp, showing off the new Mustang’s redesigned body, highlighting its new front grille and new taillights. The new colors are nice, but seeing an all new, fresh-looking Mustang is what fans have been waiting for since 2005.

The 2015 Mustang will roll into dealerships at the end of this year. In addition to the colors mentioned above, the new ‘Stang will be offered in Ruby Red, Black, Magnetic, Guard, Ingot Silver and Oxford White.

The Mustang has been one of Ford’s flagship cars as well as an American icon. If you’ve got one and are interested in customizing your pony, even if it’s not from 2015, contact us at the for more information. We are here to help you with all of your Mustang needs.

News About 2015 Mustang Includes Ford’s Very First Global Launch

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What do international cities like Sydney and Barcelona have in common with Dearborn, Michigan? They were among the cities in which Ford simultaneously launched its 50th Anniversary 2015 Mustang on December 5th.

News about 2015 Mustang includes word of this first-ever global launch for the iconic American automaker. New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai were also cities included in the worldwide launch of the all-new Mustang. Ford is undoubtedly seeking to make a big splash with this next-gen design.

A Phased-in Roll Out

The all-new Ford Mustang is a fully redesigned model that has been specifically created, in part, to promote the iconic brand well beyond American borders. Ford will eventually market the 50th Anniversary Mustang in Europe and Asia as part of a phased-in roll-out.

A number of new design elements are intended to speak both to the international marketplace and to prospective upsale enthusiasts on other continents. For example, the front grille and its trapezoidal design is related to the grille designs of other Ford global models. At the same time, designers evoke memories of the past. The slope and shape of the rear glass is reminiscent of the rear window design of the 1965 2+2.

Mark Fields, Ford’s Chief Operating Officer, asserts that, in spite of the fact that the Mustang currently accounts for about three percent of U.S. sales, the positive impact that the brand has across all of Ford’s product lines is undeniable.

Although the six city global launch occurred in Dec. 2013, the new Mustang will not arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms until the fall of 2014. It will subsequently be introduced in Europe in early 2015. Asian customers will find the Mustang arriving in dealer showrooms in mid-2015.

Iconic Design Elements Remain

Although efforts have been made to enhance the global appeal of the iconic brand, certain elements were deliberately retained to maintain a sense of true American nostalgia. For example, tail lights in a tri-bar configuration that have been found on Mustangs since the 1960s will still be featured on the new Mustang.

The 2015 Mustang will sit 1.5 inches lower than the previous generation model. The suspension is new, and there are three powertrain options. One will feature a 2.3 L turbocharged engine. For the latest aftermarket ideas for your Mustang, please contact us.

Photo by: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive

Ford Lovers, Start your Engines.. The SCT X4 Power Flash is Almost Here!!

X4_with_MountWe are literally days away from the SCT X4 Power Flash release. With this new model, SCT promises a more slim lined, easier to use design. But don’t let the size of the SCT X4 fool you, this tuner is packed with new and improved features and Dyno tested tunes sure to please any Ford Mustang junkie. Whatever your engine mods, the SCT X4 is sure to deliver.

Top New Features of the SCT X4

  • Increased horsepower and torque under various driving conditions
  • Easy installation
  • The ability to quickly clear DTC codes
  • Pre-loaded Dyno tuned maps with ability to store up to 10 custom tunes
  • High speed data logging and monitoring
  • User adjustable vehicle parameters

Probably one of the best modifications SCT made to this tuner is the ability to download updates using built in WiFi. All the user needs to do is input a network wireless password when prompted to by the tuner. One the tuner connects, you are ready to update. This eliminates the time needed to hook the tuner up to your computer. In essence, the new SCT offers the user more freedoms than with previous models.

Though many of us like to tune our Mustangs from scratch, the track tested Dyno tunes provide a great baseline. This allows you to get the car running quicker, allowing for more time to tweak the map ratios as needed. This reduces tuning time significantly; giving you more valuable time to tear up the pavement.

X4_BoxInstant feedback makes tuning much easier. This model of the SCT allows for real-time data monitoring. With no data delay, there is no more second guessing; the read outs you receive are live.

All in all we think the SCT X4 is going to revolutionize how performance Mustangs are tuned. With these upgrades, tuning will no longer be a daunting task. SCT X4 = less time in the shop, more time on the road.

For more information on the SCT X4 and other SCT products, please, visit the Meezer Group. We are dedicated to providing our customers with only the best in performance parts for their cars and trucks. Be sure to check out our most recent contest here. By “liking” us on Facebook you are entered to win some great products and cold, hard cash.

Ford Has High Hopes For The New Focus

Ford Focus has been one of the most popular cars across the globe for years now, battling with the Toyota Corolla for the title of best-selling vehicle in the world. It has been selling extremely well in China, the world’s largest car market, as well as Europe, where consumers are much more interested in compact cars with good fuel economy, than U.S. car buyers, who traditionally don’t care that much about fuel efficiency, and are always attracted by large, gas-guzzling vehicles, such as SUVs and pickup trucks. But lately, their preferences have started to change, due to high fuel costs and increased environmental awareness, and Ford hopes that the changes it has made to the new, redesigned Focus, which will hit showrooms later this year, will help boost sales in the United States.

While most new vehicles are usually unveiled at some of the world’s largest auto shows, Ford decided to introduce the 2015 Focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an event where manufacturers of electronic communication devices, mobile operators, software developers, and tech companies, exhibit their latest products and innovations. The American car maker though that this event was the ideal place for the world premiere of the new Focus, which is equipped with some pretty advanced technologies that enhance its safety and comfort, and improve its fuel economy. There are numerous changes and improvements on this Focus compared to the previous versions, both in terms of design and performances. The most significant change can be found under the hood, with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, a highly-efficient turbocharged, direct-injected engine, that will undoubtedly provide excellent fuel efficiency. It will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission for the North American market, whereas European consumers will be offered an automatic transmission, as well. In addition to the new engine, this Focus gets an improved rear suspension, and a new shock absorber valve that helps make the ride more comfortable and quieter.

ford-blisAs far as safety is concerned, there is the Blind Spot Information System, which alerts you when another vehicle gets into your blind spot by illuminating an indicator light on your sideview mirror; the lane-keeping system, that warns whenever you start to leave your lane without a turn signal on; and a rearview camera, that makes backing up and parking easier. The car’s exterior design has also been updated, with a new front grille, that is a bit larger and placed higher than on previous models, and a lot of people think it resembles a typical Aston Martin grille. The headlights have also been redesigned, and are now a little narrower and much more stylish with LED accents.

Considering that the car was unveiled at a show where technology takes center stage, Ford wanted to make sure its high-tech infotainment system gets the publicity it deserves. The new Focus is equipped with SYNC, an advanced communication and entertainment system, that features an 8-inch touch screen, and comes with Ford’s AppLink service, which allows you to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system and download over 60 apps that will provide you with real-time traffic information, as well as vehicle data, such as acceleration and location information.

With these changes to the car’s powertrain and with its fresh looks, Ford believes that the 2015 Focus will be able to win over American consumers that are showing increased interest in smaller, eco-friendly cars lately.

Jordan Perch is an automotive fanatic and car tech specialist. He is a regular contributor to DMV.com, a collaborative community for US drivers.

 

Infographic: 8 Cars You Won’t Believe Are Street Legal

What does Bruce Wayne or Batman, Marty McFly of Back to the Future, and Green Hornet Britt Reid have in common? They all have incredible cars that can either fly or release defensive weapons—or do both. Watching them, we often find ourselves daydreaming about how awesome it would be if these rides actually exist in real life to beat the morning rush by flying in the air! Well guess what? When it comes to vehicles, reality can sometimes be stranger than fiction and this list will show you why.

This entertaining yet informative infographic presents eight different cars with impressive and out of this world features that you thought you’d only see on movies. From a high performance sports car, to a car built out of a 1970-era couch, to one that is made almost entirely out of wood, this material will keep you fascinated at how a daily commodity can turn into a real life fantasy. Fasten your seat belts as this will be one ride you will surely remember.

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Cleaning and Restoring Your Aftermarket Air Filter

Your car’s engine is really an air pump. It’s job is to pull fresh air in and mix it with gas, explode it, and expel the burned air. If you allow it to breathe more efficiently with things like high flow exhaust systems and high performance air intakes you are going to get better mileage and more power. Which is what we all want out of our engine.

Going one step better, a reusable filter in your high performance air intake is a great option because it is the last filter you will ever need to buy. Under normal conditions, you are looking at simply cleaning it every 50 thousand miles.

Here’s the steps to follow in cleaning a reusable air filter:

1. Take it out and remove the loose debris.

2. Spray well with cleaner and let it soak ten minutes or so, but don’t let it dry at this point. If you are using an aerosol oil spray then spray it from about 3 feet away.

3. Rinse the filter with a garden hose from the inside out until all traces of the cleaner are gone.

4. Shake it out and let it dry completely.

5. Apply oil to the ridges of the pleats.

6. Let the oil wick in for 20 minutes.

7. Put filter back into place.

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy more power while using less gas. Not to mention that overall high performance air intakes with reusable filters are better for the planet. If we at Meezer can be of help in deciding what aftermarket parts will work best for you contact us.

A Quick Guide To Aftermarket Parts: Installing Headers

THY-339Y-WRXInstalling headers isn’t necessarily easy, but the power gains and sound you get are so worth it. If you plan to install aftermarket headers yourself we have some simple tips and guidelines to go by to get you started.

What to know before you buy

  • It is important to understand what to look for before you buy. This is one place you don’t want to skimp, as some manufacturers will cheat on quality. The material’s thickness, the quality of bends, accurate tube length, these all affect performance.
  • Also, if you aren’t upgrading your complete system, be ready to go to an exhaust shop for the final hookup, or at least to make some modifications. If they are the same headers that you currently have then no other exhaust work is necessary. However, other headers will attach at a different location if you are replacing factory headers or exhaust manifolds. Many people will often choose to modify their entire exhaust with a kit.

Tips for starting your project

  • Make sure you have a cool engine, your wheels are chocked and you have pulled your keys or unhooked the battery.
  • Have the tools. You will need a set of sockets, wrenches, ratchets, an extension bar, a flex extension and a spark plug socket.
  • Old exhaust bolts snap easily. Don’t over torque when you loosen them.
  • Some flex pipe might be useful to have handy in connecting to your old exhaust.
  • Use high temp anti seize lubricant when reinstalling to prevent stuck bolts down the road.
  • Clean the mounting flanges well to prevent leaks.
  • Tighten bolts again after a few heating and cooling cycles of your engine.

If you are looking to upgrade and modify your ride, feel free to contact us for more help and how to.

New Release: SCT X4 Power Flash Programmer

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NASCAR Looking To Change Point System

NASCAR has been quietly pondering changes to its points system and the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It has been reported that they are considering implementing eliminations during the 10 week Chase. This change would create a 4 driver, winner take all finale for the end of the season. The change is being considered because Brian France, the chairman of NASCAR, wants to place a greater emphasis on winning. He feels that the changes will incentivize risk-taking and racing harder. The current system will be changed to a 43-to-1 points system that seems to be designed solely in an attempt to force a “Game 7 moment” in NASCAR.

Some NASCAR enthusiasts are not taking too kindly to the change. They feel that there have been too many changes to the sport as of late, and the once extremely loyal, hard-core fans are now becoming alienated and disillusioned.

The Chase field will be expanded from 12 to 16 drivers and a win in the season`s first 26 races will pretty much ensure a driver`s entry into the championship Chase. What happen`s if there are more than 16 winners? In that case the fortunate ones will be those with the most wins and highest points. After the Chase field is set there will be a round of eliminations, kind of like the NCAA tournaments. These eliminations will happen after the 3rd, 6th, and 9th races, peaking with the championship being set in a winner take all finale at Homestead Speedway in Miami.

The changes have not yet been confirmed but here is Brett Jewkes, vice president and chief communications officer of NASCAR `s view on the subject (courtesy of the Charlotte Observer):

“NASCAR has begun the process of briefing key industry stakeholders on potential concepts to evolve its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship format. This dialogue is the final phase of a multi-year process that has included the review of extensive fan research, partner and industry feedback and other data-driven insights.”

I`m thinking the changes will probably take place but we shall see somewhere around the end of January what the final decision is. To stay up to date on the changes happening within the NASCAR community don`t hesitate to contact us for more information, and also to find parts for your personal roadster.

New Facebook Contest: Enter to Win SCT Livewire TS Performance Programmer!!

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They say something won is much sweeter than something bought. Our New Facebook Contest winners will receive some of the best prizes we have offered to date! To enter, go to our Facebook page and “like” us; it’s as easy as that. After liking us on Facebook, you will not only will you automatically be entered in the new contest, you will also be able to participate in discussions about the latest and most innovative performance car parts currently on the market.

Contest Prizes

1st Prize Livewire TS Performance Programmer & Monitor       ($649 Value!)

  • Color 4 inch Touchscreen Display
  • Rearview Camera Input
  • Automatic On/Off/Sleep Mode
  • Holds Up to 10 Custom Tunes
  • Reads and Clears DTC Codes
  • For Ford and GM Vehicles

This unit was built with the power to unlock your vehicle’s ultimate performance. It increases torque and horsepower and amazingly can also reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption. Throttle response is smooth and shifts are firm, allowing for better hauling capabilities and overall engine output. Supports gas and diesel truck models.

2nd Prize iTSX/TSX Wireless Vehicle Programmer for Apple / Android ($489 Value!)

  • Wireless Vehicle Tuning
  • On-Screen Virtual Gauges
  • Built-In Performance Tests
  • Reads and Clears DTC Codes
  • Backs Up Original Factory Tune
  • For Ford and GM Vehicles

Harness your truck’s full potential with this easy to install, fully programmable performance unit. The iTSX/TSX is completely wireless and allows your Android app capable handheld phone or tablet to tune your re-calibrate you vehicle’s computer, increasing torque and horsepower. After tuning with the iTSX/TSX you will not only enjoy increased power and towing capabilities, you may even notice and increase in fuel efficiency.

Referral Prize of $100

  • For those who promote the contest through sharing related posts and otherwise spread the word
  • The individual who shares contest posts and promotes Meezer Group the most will receive a referral prize of $100!

For more information about our new contest as well as the latest performance parts for your ride, please visit our site. The experts at Meezer Group are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your car or truck, offering only the highest quality products and performance packages.

Tips On Competing In Car Shows And Using Aftermarket Parts

steeda-body-kitLet’s be real. One of the best parts of modifying a car is getting to show it off, and getting back some of the cash you put into it doesn’t hurt either. Knowing what the judges are looking for when judging a car will keep you from wondering why they don’t see what you see in your baby.

  • Clean it! Then clean it again. And don’t forget about the wheels and wheel wells. They say a lot about the maintenance of your vehicle. We can’t stress this one enough.
  • Paint is everything. And not just the paint job on the hood and fenders- judges tend to pride themselves on seeking out those flaws in the nooks and crannies.
  • The devil is in the details. First appearance is important, but just like in dating, a good first impression doesn’t go far if it’s junk behind the facade. Rusty bolts won’t do. And be subtle with some things. That little surprise detail like a Steeda hood strut kit for the judge to find on his own will score some points.
  • Have a memorable presentation. It is important to stand out if you are the tenth Mustang on the lot. Whether it is a subtle custom paint job or a one of a kind rare part like a carbon fiber rear spoiler, make sure it works well with your overall theme.
  • Don’t do it if you can’t do it right. Pin striping looks easy, but practice elsewhere before doing your final work. Or if you want to upgrade your engine with a performance supercharger package, know what you are getting into. Match your skill set.
  • On interiors, the focus is on fit and finish. Don’t mix brushed aluminum with chrome. Use high end seats and matching door panels. Eclectic may work in your living room but not in your show car.

If you are looking to upgrade or modify your current vehicle to make it show ready, check us out. We have everything you need.

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