Archive for August, 2013

Officially Licensed Ford Products, now at UPR Products!

I have great news for all of our Mustang enthusiasts, including the new friends we made at the Carlisle All Ford Nationals and Myrtle Beach Mustang Week shows. UPR Products is proud to announce that we are now exclusive distributors for a unique line of Billet parts for 1987-2014 Mustangs which are Officially Licensed by Ford! At the top of the list is the American Made Billet Fuel Door for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. It is available in several configurations and finishes which include 5.0 and GT logos. We have a line of Ford Licensed Billet Interior parts which includes fully engraved Billet Door Sills and a really sharp engraved Console Button which fits perfectly. We are adding Ford Licensed underhood dress up parts daily, including an engraved Billet Battery Cover that looks amazing. I’ve attached several photos of these items throughout this blog. For a complete listing, go online to UPRproducts.com and click on the “Officially Licensed Ford Products” button at the bottom of the page.

I also have some great news for our Billet Catch Can customers, both past and future. Our exclusive 3 chamber UPR Billet Catch cans have been well-received and are selling like hotcakes. We now offer braided lines and slip-on Billet Hose Ends as an upgrade to all of our kits, and also offer them separately as a retrofit upgrade for previously purchased kits! The Billet Hose Ends do not require any assembly and will be offered in satin, polished, black, and polished brass finishes. We even offer a custom kit for the GT500 which includes factory fittings for an ultra-clean install, and a new listing for the 2003-2004 Terminator Cobra.

Sales for our new 2005-14 Pro Street Anti-Roll Bar have also been taking off and we’re really happy about that, as it is a high quality piece that works great and is priced right.

Lastly, I’m getting ready for the busiest part of our Show Season for the Sales Trailer. Next week it’s off to Epping, New Hampshire for the Tasca/UPR Ford Event. Since I grew up in Connecticut, I always look forward to our New England trip. The following Friday the UPR Sales Trailer will be making a special one night appearance at Empire Dragway in Lancaster, NY for the MOMS event. I’ve promised good friend Dr. Jamie Myers of Chevrolet Performance (but longtime Ford enthusiast) that I would get there for years, and now I’m making good on that promise. The following week (Aug 30-Sept 1) we will be at Walt Disney World Speedway for the “Mustangs at the Mickyard” giant car show. So August will be busy for UPR Products and we hope to meet and greet as many new customers and friends as we can at these events. This gives us the opportunity to show our customers first-hand how much we truly appreciate their loyalty.

-Mark

New Team UPR Racer: Amanda Munson

At UPR Products, we love fast street cars- especially when they’re as clean as Amanda Munson’s daily driven ’93 LX! Her Fox makes 691rwhp, runs 9s in the quarter mile, and could easily pass for a show car. But like most project cars, it didn’t reach this pinnacle of achievement overnight. It was bone stock when she bought it several years ago as her first car. Soon, she added a Vortech S-trim supercharger, gears, and sticky tires, and ran solidly in the 12s with the stock T-5. In fact, she entered Pinks All Out in this form and banged gears to her heart’s content.

But eventually, the boosted stock motor gave up the ghost, so Amanda stepped up in a big way by adding a Dart-blocked 331″ stroker with forged internals, and she upped her blower game with a Vortech YSi pushing 22psi! To utilize all of that power, she installed full UPR Pro Series suspension and swapped the T-5 for a built C4 with a 4000rpm converter.

The new combo has pushed Amanda’s ETs solidly into the 9s, so she races her Fox LX at New England Dragway, Lebanon Valley, and Englishtown as much as possible. We don’t blame her. With such a pretty car that runs so strong, we’d be racing it all the time too! We look forward to watching her race the next time we’re up north with UPR’s Race Trailer. In the meantime, if you happen to see Amanda racing at your local track, make sure you swing by to say hi and check out her bad ass UPR-equipped street car!