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New CDC Shaker on 2011 Mustang GT/CS - Scariest Mod to Date!

I have had the CDC Shaker set-up in the box since November. After reading Murda, Inc.'s post the other day, I got the inspiration to finally gather up my balls to do it.

First, let me say that I am no mechanic, nor show any real mechanical talent. I've done a few mods to my 2011 GT/CS, but nothing major: hood lift struts, Hurst shifter, hood spear decals, new Boss coil covers. So far, so good. But, ever since I saw the shaker hood "option" in the 2010 Ford brochure, I said to myself, "I gotta' have that!" It's functional (for what it's worth HP wise), and it screams classic muscle car style. So I bought the kit on sale last year, but was hestitant about installing it myself. I had never taken on such an undertaking on any of my Mustangs over the years.

But I am pleased to report that, overall, things went well. No major glitches, although I must admit I got lucky a couple of times. So here are my tips if you are going to install one of these. Tip #1 - Follow the CDC tip of applying extra tape to the hood around where you will cut the hood. I forgot and when the layer of tape came up from under the jigsaw, I was about to sh*t my shorts. $900 mistake? No, lucky for me, the marks in the paint are so miniscule I do not think anyone will notice. Tip #2 - I recommend masking the entire hood and cover the fenders. Metal shavings and particles go everywhere. Do not risk scratching your paint to get them off. Even water won't easily lift them off. If you mask or cover the entire hood, you won't have to worry about it. Tip #3 - Make sure that upper and lower trim rings line will line up based on where the upper ring is centered around the scoop, before you apply it with the adhesive. For some reason I had to drill new holes in the lower ring to be able to rivet them together. Other than that, the install went fine, but keep a good grip on your saw (I got lucky when the saw jumped out of the cut and landed on the part of the hood that coming out). But the reward is worth it. I believe Ferris Bueller said it best, "It is so choice!" Now I can say I have 2 functional ram air cars, the 2011 GT/CS with eh Shaker and the 1971 Mach 1 with NACA Ram Air.

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Thanks for sharing those tips and the car looks great.


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Thank you. Lost a little bit of blood over the install, but still have all my fingers, so...bonus!

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Good job! Car looks great

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I think that that is one of the coolest things..... debating on doing it myself, although i already got a CAI..... lol

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come one you better take more pics of you car i always want see the shakerhood in 2011 2012 mustang bw you car looks awesome!! congrats
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Looks damn good. idk if I could man up to cutting my Hood Lol.

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Nice work keeping all your fingers. Looks great but...I wanna see the '71.

I've often thought of making my Kona a Mock Mach 1, and a black shaker would be a must.

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I love that shot from the interior where we get a glimpse at the '71! Show some more! Maybe some shots with the hood open and also of the underside of the hood where it was cut? I've been considering making a vent there on the top of the dome, Cobra R style, since my hood is already damaged from a dead tree limb.

Looks good Mr. Bender Bending Rodriguez!
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Man that looks nice. Got cahonies???
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Nice work, looks great.

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Congrats!!! Looks killer!!!
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Great job!

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any pics of how it hooks up to the airbox?

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It was a 03 MACH1 that "swayed" me to purchase my 08 Mustang..... There is nothing else like it, enjoy your cars bender. It looks perfect!!!!



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