Here you can see our bone stock 3.2L S52 with 199,000 miles on the clock.
Strapped to Draco Performance’s AWD Mustang Dyno (Based in Mooresville, NC), our test car pulled an impressive 202whp and 202 lb-ft of torque. This is on par with other Mustang Dyno charts on the web. From the factory rated 240hp, this would mean there’s a 15.8% drivetrain loss.
Not bad for our bone stock S52 with its original headers, cams, catalytic converters, muffler, and over 199K on the clock.
Here we see owner of Draco Performance, Barry Bodine (yes, from the NASCAR family of Bodines) removing the engine cover. Barry is an East-Coast expert on Import Tuner cars with a shop full of Subaru’s as far as the eye can see, a few domestics, and even an R33 GTR. He brings professional motorsports methods and standards to the tuner world – which is rare and so nice to see and work with.
The airbox, HFM, throttle body, and fuel rail removed and all of the holes are plugged up. The intake manifold is now ready for removal.