5.0 Mustang and Super Fords Technical Inspection Article

Every once in a while,a new miracle pill comes out that will re-grow your hair,take inches off your waist,or allow you to be the man your wife always wanted for up to 36 hours.Usually these claims are too good to be true.Often,they only partially work,or if they do work,they don’t work to the extent of the claims.The same thing occurs whenever new parts are released for the performance aftermarket. Claims upon claims are made as to the parts’ performance potential.These claims are frequently best-case scenarios or their dyno has the special correction factor setting checked. So whom do you believe? Occasionally, it’s our job to shed light on these new parts or new horsepower tricks and tell the truth.If something works,great,we’re all for it.If it doesn’t,well,maybe it will prove its worth on someone else’s project. If there’s one thing we’ve seen through the years,it’s that a certain combination will allow a part to make more power than another.So just because our testing only made “X” horsepower,it doesn’t mean you’ll get the same results. We just want you to use our testing as a barometer of sorts as to the validity of the product. Which brings us to Brisk’s Premium spark plug line.Brisk sells a unique spark plug that promotes an unrestricted flame front and power improvements,better throttle response,and acceleration.The design of the plug is what’s most interesting. Using a ground electrode design that is retracted for maximum spark exposure, the massive ground electrode is an integrated part of the shell,transferring heat more easily,improving the resistance to pre-ignition.Brisk’s Premium plugs are available in three configurations,though we’re using the popular LGS models in our testing. Companies such as Strictly Performance and Lightning Force Performance are swearing by them (and selling them),so we decided to give them a shot on the old dyno truth- o-meter with a mildly tweaked ’03 Cobra. We tested the original 14,000-mile spark plugs,then threw in a set of direct replacement Motorcraft plugs,and finally followed up with a set of Brisk LGS14s.Check out the results in the sidebar above.5.0


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