05 Mustang GT owners - hot rodding

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05 Mustang GT owners - hot rodding

Postby jones4shifting » Wed May 04, 2005 9:56 am

I'd like to hear from fellow 05 Mustang GT drivers about their experiences with the car.

I'm new to sticking and sports cars, I just entered the game 7 days ago.
I've got the basics, but I'd like to know what better drivers can do with this car.

1) top speed driven
2) fastest launch from stop (procedure, rpms)
3) fastest launch from 40 mph (procedure, rpms)
4) fastest 90 degree corner turn (procedure, rpms)
5) fastest downshift from 5th to 2nd, no brake (procedure, rpms)
6) highest rmps from 1st gear clutch drop, without much spinning

and anything else that you think might be interesting or helpfull.
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Postby coolguy » Wed May 04, 2005 10:06 am

7.) fastest drift :mrgreen:.

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Postby Ro(/\)tary » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:54 am

Damn those things are quick. Just for the hell of it one night I actually tried to race one. Bad idea.
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Re: '05 GT

Postby LS1Leader » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:46 am

Ro(/\)tary wrote:Damn those things are quick. Just for the hell of it one night I actually tried to race one. Bad idea.


What do you have?

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Postby Ro(/\)tary » Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:24 pm

I wasn't in my car at the time, but I was driving a '02 chevy malibu. I had no intention of actually winning, but i wanted to see what a stock '05 GT could do... I was impressed. By the time I had got it up to about 50 or 60 that thing was pulling away pretty damn hard. I'm not real big into street raceing because I don't have a car suitable for it... yet. I drive a '96 ford explorer XLT and I have beat out a CR-V, two Subburbans, a '96 (or '97, not sure b/c it was a little dark) explorer XLT, and a volvo of some kind. I have plans to get a 2nd gen RX-7 pretty soon- my savings account is growing thank god. Then I can finally put all these auto-tech skills I've been learning for the last two years to good use.
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Postby Odin » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:26 pm

As far as the new mustangs go they are fairly fast compared to other cars. The fastest launch will be achieved by slipping the clutch and not dropping it. I wouldn't recommend testing the top speed on the GT. From a 40 roll you'd probably be better off starting in 2nd.

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Postby Johnf514 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:23 pm

Anything under 45 MPH (and over 25) is a great rolling start for 2nd gear. I get the best at about 40, that takes me through 3000 RPMs, at the start of the powerband, to about 60 MPH.
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Postby TransAm350fi » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:57 am

The only real problem wit Mustangs, at least the 90's models, I dont know about anything past 02, is they have weak throttle responses due to a weak air intake and throttle body. I'd look into putting some $ into a larger throttle body and open element air filter. Just my 2 cents.
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Postby La Porta » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:03 pm

Haven't taken mine past 70 around here....there is nowhere truly suitable for racing or speeding around here that the cops are not around every corner. But I have tried getting UP to 65 pretty quick, pulling around a U-Turn w/ no traffic ahead. I havent pushed too hard (almost to 1000 miles, dont want to push the engine too hard quite yet) but it seems to take off faster than my dad's 2005 350Z.
Before you get any ideas, i'm from NY...I don't have a southern accent.

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Postby LS1Leader » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:14 pm

La Porta wrote:but it seems to take off faster than my dad's 2005 350Z.


that's the torque talking right there. :) Have fun with it.

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Postby La Porta » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:32 pm

LS1, love those mods....especially the shredded belt :P
Before you get any ideas, i'm from NY...I don't have a southern accent.

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Postby LS1Leader » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:21 pm

Thanks for reminding me.. I fixed the rotors. :D


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