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Old 02-18-2010, 03:27 PM   #31  
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Just get a dry nitrous kit and be done with it .
Nitrous is cheating

Besides, that old 14 year old engine probably won't be able to take much of a shot. Even then, he would likely have to do other overhauls like upgrading the fuel rails, injectors, and fuel pump to higher flow units.
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Nitrous is cheating

Besides, that old 14 year old engine probably won't be able to take much of a shot. Even then, he would likely have to do other overhauls like upgrading the fuel rails, injectors, and fuel pump to higher flow units.
The dry kits let the electronics adjust since they don't give huge gains.
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When you consider a split port head swap, you would literally be adding 33% more power to your current vehicle. That should allow you to achieve 0-60 times solidly in the mid 6 second range.

The problem though would be getting an aftermarket tune which can be problematic in nazi states like California. Even then, you have to deal with the crap Cali-RFG garbage fuel that really is pure garbage.
Doubtful. If I had to guess (as in I don't have a timeslip for this car) I'd say it runs a 0-60 in about 9 seconds, with a split port swap and an extra 50 horses I'd guesstimate low 7 second 0-60. Matter of fact I'd be willing to bet $ that even with a good set of tires it couldn't break out of 16 sec 1/4 regardless of who's driving

It's just slow. That's okay though, I don't need to be Johnny StreetRacer or anything.

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Just get a dry nitrous kit and be done with it .
Not even worth it. A 50 shot of nitrous wouldn't do any more than a split port head swap and would probably blow the engine

Modding this old 6 cylinder mustang for speed would be a complete waste of time unless going all out.
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The fuel economy rating for the V6 mustang just came out. 31mpg. First 300hp car to achieve that.
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The fuel economy rating for the V6 mustang just came out. 31mpg. First 300hp car to achieve that.
What is most impressive is that these ratings are achieved without the use of direct injection. It is very possible that future Mustang V6's will be able to generate more power and use even less fuel.
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OMG...........

This years new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 is gonna be incredible!

0-60 in 5.4 seconds! That is exactly how fast last year's MGT did the 0-60.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test

Here is their test of the new Mustang 5.0!

You can read the minute technical details of this engine elsewhere on this site, but hereís what you need to know: Itís utterly fabulous, a 7000-rpm cavalry charge that generates incredibly smooth, linear thrust across its broad rev band. Were you to paint the cam lids red and stick on a chrome trident, most Maserati owners would never know the difference. Yes, itís that good.
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The 5.0 is a gem!

Heck my supercharged 4.6 did about 420hp and 390tq stock, the thing is only slightly larger and the heads a lot smaller.



Too bad my next car will probably a mileagemobile!
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You mean 390hp stock Yes I know they were underrated from the factory

What I find incredible is that Ford has gotten so serious about engines again. I wonder whether this new Mustang will be yet another contendor for the 2011 Motortrend Car of the Year award, as it would be nice to see Ford win it 2 years in a row.

At your age, why in the world do you want a mileage mobile all of a sudden? There is a Mustang for your needs as well as the new V6 Mustang gets 31mpg with an automatic!! If you really need mileage, you really should consider a Fusion Hybrid. Now that the weather is warming up, my fuel economy is really picking up. Last Thursday, I had a 45-50 mile trip along I75 that was just crawling and stop and go most of the way. I averaged 49.3mpg on the entire trip!

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The 5.0 is a gem!

Heck my supercharged 4.6 did about 420hp and 390tq stock, the thing is only slightly larger and the heads a lot smaller.



Too bad my next car will probably a mileagemobile!
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You mean 390hp stock Yes I know they were underrated from the factory

What I find incredible is that Ford has gotten so serious about engines again. I wonder whether this new Mustang will be yet another contendor for the 2011 Motortrend Car of the Year award, as it would be nice to see Ford win it 2 years in a row.

At your age, why in the world do you want a mileage mobile all of a sudden? There is a Mustang for your needs as well as the new V6 Mustang gets 31mpg with an automatic!! If you really need mileage, you really should consider a Fusion Hybrid. Now that the weather is warming up, my fuel economy is really picking up. Last Thursday, I had a 45-50 mile trip along I75 that was just crawling and stop and go most of the way. I averaged 49.3mpg on the entire trip!

I watched a car program this weekend where they took an SRT8 Challenger and turbo'ed it. I didn't see the outcome but the measured base was 367hp at the wheels with a 425hp rating. I know for a fact that on average '03-04 Cobras measure 360-365hp at the wheels. Not bad for a 390hp rating! Plus for about $1000 you could get up to 450rwhp reliably with gobs of torque.

Except when I'm driving it my car is a pain in the butt. I don't want to take it anywhere I'm not sure where I'm going to park it. A door ding in the color changing paint would look terrible. I don't really drive it in the winter either. I'm in no hurry to get rid of my car yet but I sure like the Fusion Hybrid except it's a bit on the expensive side. I kinda look at my car as my one guilty pleasure.

But back to the original post I sure think that v6 with 6-speed auto would sure be nice and the 5.0 is just awesome!

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I watched a car program this weekend where they took an SRT8 Challenger and turbo'ed it. I didn't see the outcome but the measured base was 367hp at the wheels with a 425hp rating. I know for a fact that on average '03-04 Cobras measure 360-365hp at the wheels. Not bad for a 390hp rating! Plus for about $1000 you could get up to 450rwhp reliably with gobs of torque.

Except when I'm driving it my car is a pain in the butt. I don't want to take it anywhere I'm not sure where I'm going to park it. A door ding in the color changing paint would look terrible. I don't really drive it in the winter either. I'm in no hurry to get rid of my car yet but I sure like the Fusion Hybrid except it's a bit on the expensive side. I kinda look at my car as my one guilty pleasure.

But back to the original post I sure think that v6 with 6-speed auto would sure be nice and the 5.0 is just awesome!

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Yeah, I found it awesome how the Terminators were tuned so conservatively that you could slap on a supercharger overdrive pulley with a new tune and gain insane hp for nearly no money at all. Versus the import guys who often need to fork over serious money for very small gains, it is impressive.

You should always hold onto your car and never trade it. Mystichrome is just one of those paint jobs that you never want to get rid of. The bad news is that I am seeing some of these old Mystic Cobra's from 95 or so, and they are starting to get ugly as the paint wears out. Unfortunately, paint jobs can be insanely expensive from what I hear as Dupont charges $4800 per gallon for that paint.

If you really need a mileage mobile, there is the new Ford Fiesta that I started up a thread on a while back. 40mpg with a 6 speed powershift torque converter-less automatic must be really sweet!
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"Perfect mindset" When people result to this kind of unarguable, childish assertion I'm gone. Japanese are nowhere near the perfect mindset. Their only claim to fame is innovation and efficiency both taken to climax in the Skyline. I personally favor European cars but I'd never say they have the "Perfect" mindset. What kind of 'holier then thou' bs is that.
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...maro_rs_page_2

Well, here is another comparison test between the new Mustang V6 and Camarobird V6. Heh, I suppose that it isn't a surprise that the Mustang totally ran over the Camaro considering that those two arn't even in the same performance class as of now.

How the roles have reversed, considering that it was the Mustang V6 that was in distant 2nd place just a year ago.
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Well, here is another comparison test between the new Mustang V6 and Camarobird V6. Heh, I suppose that it isn't a surprise that the Mustang totally ran over the Camaro considering that those two arn't even in the same performance class as of now.

How the roles have reversed, considering that it was the Mustang V6 that was in distant 2nd place just a year ago.
The 6 is just awesome!

Now we just need to direct inject the 5.0.
For $200 marked up to $500, it would be a steal !!!
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The 6 is just awesome!

Now we just need to direct inject the 5.0.
For $200 marked up to $500, it would be a steal !!!
Ever since Alan Mulally took over, Ford has been a very foward thinking company that no longer reacts 2 years too late to a change in the market. They proactively anticipate the future and make plan ahead as a result. I am sure a direct injected version of both motors are in the works for future use. It could be used to boost power output, or boost fuel economy.

I just find it unbelievable that this new V6 takes the Mustang from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. That is just incredible and makes makes you rethink whether you will actually need a V8 to satisfy your need for speed. After all, 31mpg from this motor really seals the deal for best value for the performance you get.

However I just hope Ford never gets rid of the V8 in the Mustang as there is always something special about V8's that can never be reproduced by fewer cylinders.
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