Shrader Performance

3200 Lowell Rd, Ste A, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 674-6979

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“BrightMare” goes to King of the Street

Our yellow ’99 2v GT was invited to the 2012 King of the Street competition by 5.0 Mustang Magazine. Results were in the May 2013 issue!

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DynoJet 224x

Looking for an SCT dealer to tune your Ford? We can custom dyno tune your 96-present Ford vehicle on our new in-house DynoJet.

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2015 Mustang S550 Upgrades

We now have our own 2015 Roush Mustang and are making some serious upgrades to the car to make big horsepower numbers and learn what works and doesn’t work on the new S550 platform....

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800 hp 323 ci Shrader 4v engine

Customer car featuring our 323ci 4-valve stroker longblock. With nearly 24 psi pressed through this engine combo using a Whipple 3.4L supercharger, it made 797 rwhp and 770 rwtq!

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Shrader crate engines

We can drop a custom modular Ford engine into your next project vehicle. Let us help you with your next engine project. Shown is our 4v Cobra engine ready to make 800 rwhp when adding...

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Speedometer Calibration Testing

We can also provide a speedometer calibration for nearly any vehicle in North Carolina, South Carolina or surrounding areas. We test your vehicle’s speedometer against the actual wheel speed to determine if there is a discrepancy. We provide you an official report of our testing results. This is useful if you have a speeding ticket and need to verify if Defective Equipment was a factor.

6r80 Transmission Controller Package

Coming Soon! We have been working for almost 2 years to swap a 6r80 auto transmission from a 2014 Mustang into our ’99 GT we call Brightmare. We are in the final stages of testing and building the custom components to create packages for 99-04 Mustangs that allows use of the 4.6L based engine with the highly complex 6-spd Auto from the newer cars. Please be patient as we wrap up this project in 2015 and begin to release info when it comes available.

New Online Shrader Store!

NEW! We’ve combined our Rear Seat site with our primary website, so you can easily find all of our Rear Seat Delete kits here under our Shrader Store. Same products, same quality, just a new look! Check out the store here at THE SHOP

NEW 2015 Mustang rear seat delete

NEW! We just finished our 2015 Mustang rear seat delete kit design and it is now in stock and ready to ship. Get more information here at THE SHOP

SP GearHead shirts SPECIAL!

Don’t miss out on our new “Voice Inside Your Head” themed T-shirts for the new year. These are premium black Hanes Tagless Tees featuring the Shrader Performance logo on the front and our full print Gearhead design on the back that everybody talks about. Only $19.99. Click the link for more info on ordering shirts.

We’re HIRING! Experienced Technician Wanted

We’re looking for an experienced mechanic/technician to add to our team. Must have specific experience in late-model Ford Mustangs for general repairs as well as enhancements and performance modifications.

Another Sport Trac Adrenalin project under way

We’re at it again, with a different engine package for this AWD Adrenalin. This time we’re building a 323ci stroker modular engine with upgraded cams and it will be retaining the stock 6spd auto.

Lower prices on all Rear Seat Delete kits!

Our exclusive line of Rear Seat Delete kits just got even better! We’ve reduced the prices on our most popular kits for Mustang, Camaro, GTO, Fiat500, Scion IQ, Mini Cooper, and more. Visit our selection at

Dyno and Custom SCT Tuning services

We added a new Dynojet 224x dynamometer in 2013 to serve our customers for dyno pulls and SCT custom tuning. Air Conditioned Shop with exhaust evacuation system for a more pleasant experience. Give us a call to get on the schedule!

BrightMare in “King of the Street”

The results are in from 5.0 Mustang Magazine’s King of the Street competition for 2012. We were the oldest car there, the only 2V engine, the only 4.6 engine, and we still managed to tie for 3rd place with 71 pts. Brightmare did well, with a 9.86 at 146 in the drag strip portion and put down 834 rwhp on Holley’s dynojet. Read the full article here!

94-04 Mustang Airbag Delete

We’ve expanded our 94-04 Mustang Airbag Delete panels to now include various vinyl coverings. Choose from our two newest additions, Brushed Aluminum and Brushed Steel, or the textured ABS finish.

2011 5.0 gets blown and makes 643 hp!

This 2011 Mustang GT just laid down 643 rwhp with our Roush TVS supercharger install. We also added Comp stage 2 cams, longtube headers, aluminum driveshaft, and JLT CAI. All with a stock 5.0 Coyote engine. Give us a call to get started on your Coyote 5.0 project!

BrightMare nearing parachute status

Another impressive track outing with our 2v Vortech Mustang. On June 9th at zMax Dragway we brought the car out for some passes on slicks. With the stock 3650 manual transmission (yes, stock), it went a 9.86 at 147 mph. That was with the V2-SQ Vortech at 17 psi, and a 150 shot of nitrous.

Keith’s monster 2-valve

Keith’s ’99 GT features our Shrader-built 304ci mod motor with a Boss big bore block & Trickflow 2V heads. At 26 psi, this car recently put down 775 rwhp on 112 unleaded fuel using a Vortech YSi. Read more in the feature story in 5.0 Magazine’s April 2013 issue!

5.0L Coyote swap – 2008 Sport Trac Adrenalin

We are now wrapping up our Coyote 5.0L engine swap in our ’08 Sport Trac Adrenalin project truck. We made 414 rwhp from this naturally aspirated beast, with bigger plans for the future.  It also now has a manual transmission swap to a 6spd gearbox to allow for some awesome burnout competitions and killer videos. You can see more under our Project Vehicles category or follow us on Facebook.

Rear Seat Delete kits

In case you didn’t know, Shrader Performance also builds high quality Rear Seat Delete kits for 87-up Ford Mustangs, Chevy Camaros, Pontiac GTO, Mini Cooper, and lots more! Check out our sister site at for photos and pricing. Photo to the left is our newly redesigned Convertible RSD for 94-04 Mustangs. We use ABS Plastic as the foundation, not wood like some others.

BrightMare goes 6.45 at 114 mph

Farmington Dragway was the site of a new personal record for our supercharged E-85 machine this November. The weather was perfect for some passes, and BrightMare didn’t disappoint. Launching on slicks, on a 150 shot of nitrous, the stock 3650 trans held up to the punishment, and delivered a 6.45 ET at 114 mph in the 1/8. And still sports a valid registration and cold A/C.

Charles’ 323ci BOSS stroker engine with a YSi

One of the builds we did this year was this 323ci stroker mod motor for our customer Charles. Featuring a BOSS big bore block, Kellogg 3.75 stroker crank, DSS pistons, Manley rods, Trickflow 2v heads and the best of everything coupled with a Vortech YSi, made a tire scorching 651 rwhp in a daily driven street car with A/C.

BrightMare makes a pass on Speed TV’s Pass Time

If you haven’t seen it yet, Speed TV invited us to bring our yellow Mustang to a special episode of Pass TIme in ’09 featuring racing celebrities as contestants. Casey Mears and his crew chief were our contestants, along with Ken Herring of course, guessing how fast we’d run. The car surprised everyone. This is an old engine combo that is now changed, but was still potent back then. Check out the video here:

Local Area Services

We are a Ford performance shop in Gastonia near Charlotte, NC primarily focused on Dyno Tuning and engines for Mustangs, and regularly service our customers from Lake Norman, Belmont, Mount Holly, Stanley, Shelby, Albemarle, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Pineville, Lake Wylie, Kannapolis, Concord, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Statesville, Columbia, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and more.We welcome all Mustang clubs of surrounding areas! Don’t forget our Speedometer Calibration for almost any vehicle.