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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Sport Trac Adrenalin packages

We are well known for our custom versions of the Sport Trac Adrenalin. We can do your Manual transmission swaps, Coyote 5.0L engine swaps, Superchargers, and more.

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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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Latest News

NEW 2015 Mustang rear seat delete

NEW! We just finished our 2015 Mustang rear seat delete kit design and it is now available for purchase. Introductory pricing for a limited time! Get more information here at

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!

NEW! Sport Trac packages available!

After 3 years of testing and development on our Coyote Sport Trac Adrenalin, we now offer complete turn-key packages to convert your Sport Trac or Adrenalin into a fire-breathing 7000-rpm-screaming sport truck… the way the Adrenalin should have been built in the first place! Contact us for details.

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 our Carbon Fiber, and textured ABS finishes. $57.95 with vinyl. Or $36.95 in plain ABS Plastic.

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!

We are now filling Nitrous Bottles!

We have a nitrous filling station at the shop, so swing by and get your bottles filled. Call ahead to make sure we have it available before driving over.

New carbon fiber Mustang airbag delete

Following our popular airbag delete panel for the 94-04 Mustang, we now offer the same panel covered in carbon fiber 3M vinyl for an even sleeker look for making your interior stand out from the crowd. Passenger side only. Follow the link above for more info.

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. She went a 9.86 at 147 mph. With a little more fine-tuning on the launch, we should be able to whittle this down fairly easily.

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!

Justin’s 800rwhp 2V beast

We’re finally finishing up Justin’s white 97 GT. Now featuring a 298ci stroker with Fox Lake ported TFS heads and a whole bunch of air supplied by a YSi Vortech supercharger. It laid down 762 at only 6500 and 21 psi with E-85 fuel.

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.

We can provide a turn-key operation for your car

If you’re looking for a shop to handle your entire car build, let us tackle it for you. We can build your engine, install it, dyno tune it, add a fuel system, and pretty much anything else you want done at the same time. Perfect for out-of-town customers looking for a one-stop shop!

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.

Kenne Bell 2.8L on a 2010 Camaro SS

Although we primarily do Ford engines, ocassionially we step outside the box to work on something different like Mark’s gorgeous 2010 Camaro SS. We installed a polished Kenne Bell 2.8 on the stock L99 engine. With a new Borla exhaust system, and 9psi of boost, it made 507 rwhp on the Dynojet through an automatic with a custom tune.

Our New Website is live!

Check out our new website! After months of time invested by our professional website designers, Ocreations, we now have a useful presence on the Internet. Feel free to browse our new site and check out the new feature engines we offer.

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 Mustangs, and regularly service our customers from Lake Norman, Belmont, Mount Holly, 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!