Beefing Up A 2014 Ford Mustang GT Without Breaking The Bank

The 5th-gen Mustangs were produced from 2005 to 2014, transitioning to the 6th-gen S550 body style afterward. The S197 body style underwent various changes with special editions and limited runs, modifying the base S197 chassis.

Initially, engine choices included a 4.0-L V6, a 4.6-L V8, or a 5.4-L supercharged V8 with five or six-speed manuals, or a five-speed auto. In 2011, Ford replaced the 4.6-L with a 5.0-L Coyote V8 and the 4.0-L V6 with a 3.7-L Duratech. In 2013, they introduced a massive 5.8-L supercharged V8. Transmissions also moved to 6-speeds. The 2014 model was the last of the 5th-gen, keeping the 2013 updates. The 5.0-L Coyote V8 produced 420 hp and 390 lb-ft torque.

Choosing a single modification for all these variants is impossible due to their diversity. However, a popular starting point is upgrading the exhaust for improved sound. If you’re looking to beef up your 5th-gen Mustang, watch this video from TFLnow as they try to beef up a 2014 Ford Mustang GT without breaking the bank for ideas.