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Ford Mustang (2005 and Newer)

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  • lavrishevolavrishevo Posts: 312
    According to Vortech you would be at 330 at the flywheel; 8-9 psi. Just remember that so much of actual numbers depend on your tuner. Tuning is so very important when it comes to superchargers and bolt on mods, but particularly forced induction be it supercharged or turbo.

    As far as the sites go just search under google "mustang performance parts" and there are a million of them. Ebay is a nice start as well.

    Good luck,
    DW
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Was he talking about supercharging a V6 or an '06?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Not sure but he's posted the same question about a 350Z, GTO and a Grand Prix.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "Not sure but he's posted the same question about a 350Z, GTO and a Grand Prix."

    :confuse:

    Odd. Just how many cars does he have?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    I think he's shopping for maximum RWHP.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,325
    I think he's shopping for maximum RWHP.

    kind of a problem on a grand prix, no? ;b

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
  • lavrishevolavrishevo Posts: 312
    Yeah... oops on my part as well. I somehow read V6 not 06. So I guess a good answer would would be about 330 on the V6 and 450 or so on the GT, or course depending on the supercharger and amount of boost/tuning.

    DW
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Does anyone know how to get in contact with the engineering department at Ford? I have some questions for them on a potential future project I have in mind (when I win the big lottery).

    I'm sure you're all familiar with the Shelby Cobra concept car (NOT the GT500) and the V10 that was used in it. I'm also sure that you all remember that they did some testing of the engine in a previous generation Mustang GT. What I want to know is if one of those engines is available for purchase and can it be installed in the '05+ Mustang GT's engine bay without re-engineering the engine bay and front suspension.

    I know it's based on the modular engine architecture, so I'm thinking it would probably work. A bigger problem is that the Cobra concept used a rear mounted transaxle. I wonder if that V10 will mate to a regular T-3650 or T-56 transmission. I'm not concerned about transmission longevity at this time, just whether or not they will mate up.

    Now that I've told all of you my idea, I'll be sending out Confidentiality Statements for each of you to sign and return!

    Anyway, my original question is how can I contact Ford Engineering?
  • stevefxstevefx Posts: 2
    I am close to ordering a GT convertible and want to know what its like in the bad weather. I know anything over 1 inch of snow will keep me home, but how about RAIN??

    Someone told me that the GT's wide tires, front end weight (V8) distribution, high torque, etc. make it a problem in the rain. How do these cars do in the wet in terms of handling, braking, etc.? I assume the traction control will help with taking off from a standstill, but does the car slide when braking or cornering? I know I can't push it in the rain but I don't want to be slipping and sliding when it rains.

    Regarding the convertible top -I hear it's pretty good on water-tightness. Any feedback on that?

    And while I am asking - - just how bad is it in the snow? I paln on the 17 inchers with the standard "all season performance" tires so I doubt I'll have much grip but can it ahndle an inch or two or do flurries send me home?

    THANKS
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    You'll be fine.
  • lavrishevolavrishevo Posts: 312
    As taylord said you will be fine. It is normal for dealers to cheap put and put a bit cheaper tire on. I have been through many heavy rain situations, water on the road and no problems at all. Just have to slow down a bit when there is a lot of water on the road. Mine came with the Michelin tires 18's. As far as snow goes I would recommend picking up a good pair of snow tires and just put them on (rear) during the winter. Traction control does a pretty good job.

    DW
  • rblelandrbleland Posts: 312
    I would recommend snow tires on all 4 wheels, just on the back 2 can cause handling problems.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    And you can go with a smaller 16" winter tire (215/65R16) and wheel package instead of the much more expensive 17" or 18" wheels. You just need to be sure the overall diameter of the tire is the same.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "You just need to be sure the overall diameter of the tire is the same."

    Does all of the standard brake hardware (rotors/calipers) on a GT fit within a 16" rim? Just curious...
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    That's a good question. Standard rims on a Mustang are 17" so 16" winters might not fit anymore.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "Standard rims on a Mustang are 17" so 16" winters might not fit anymore."

    I'll bet the guys at the tirerack would know, since they sell winter wheel/tire packages made for specific models. But if a 16" rim would fit, then it would make the most sense (also, from what little I know of winter driving, a narrower high profile tire is preferable to the standard wide low profile tire).

    edit:

    I just checked tirerack.com. For the Mustang GT they only list 17" rims/tires in their winter selection. They list 16" setups for the V6 Mustang.

    Does the GT have larger rotors/calipers than the V6?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Oops - forgot about the brakes. It is possible they're larger and the 16's won't fit. But it's worth investigating due to the potential cost savings.

    16" wheels are standard on V6 mustangs.
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    Does the GT have larger rotors/calipers than the V6?

    Yes. I'm 99% sure of that.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "Yes. I'm 99% sure of that."

    yep, I figured the same thing.

    Seems as though it's a long shot that 16" rims would fit.

    I ran into this (but the exact OPPOSITE 'problem') with my '66 fastback. I was looking into upgrading to a much larger brake system (from either Baer or Wilwood) but wanted to keep my period correct 15" Torq Thrust rims (probably just me but I think that big rims on a early model Mustang just looks stooopid). All the aftermarket systems I looked at would have required at least a 16" rim. I eventually settled for some upgraded front calipers from SSB and a rear disk brake setup from the old SVO Mustang.....and kept my 15" rims.
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    (probably just me but I think that big rims on a early model Mustang just looks stooopid).

    Not just you. ;) They only seem to look right with small rims and taller rubber IMO too.
  • My 06 Red GT (when I get a chance to take it out) takes me back 25 years and gives me a well deserved kick of testosorone. Only thing missing is Hef letting me borrow the "Triplets"......
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    My 06 Red GT (when I get a chance to take it out) takes me back 25 years and gives me a well deserved kick of testosorone.

    So maybe Floyd was taking spins in Mustang GT in between stages? Yeah, that's the ticket.......
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    "My 06 Red GT (when I get a chance to take it out) takes me back 25 years..."

    Try 35 years.

    Unless you're comparing your Mustang GT to something on the market in 1981. Personally, I've got a lot more respect for the current Mustang than that..... ;)
  • Edmunds and a few other reviews have paned the V6. I have rented a V6 hardtop and convertible both with automatic transmissions. I can't find anything wrong with the engine other than noise coming in from the engine compartment. Does anyone know what is so wrong with the V6 engine?

    I understand there are clutch packs needed to fix rear ends. Is this for the limited slip rear end?

    The reason I am concerned about the V6 is that I am thinking of buying a 2007 V6 premium convertible. I know the V8 offers more power. The convertible is heavier and has softer springs, so you would lose handling and speed due to the extra weight even if I purchased the V8.

    I am also considering the V8 hardtop in a manual, since I was fortunate to actually own a 1967 289 GT 2+2 Fastback with a 4-speed years ago when I was a kid.

    On my 67 tang, I had dual exhaust with Cherry Bombs. Has anyone put these on the new Tangs?
  • Drove a rental V6, own a GT Premium w/ manual. Two different cars, as far as I'm concerned. The manual GT is a true muscle car, the V6 ain't.
  • Saw an article online about the Camaro being produced in Canada for '09 release. Sorry, ugly and overstated, nowhere as cool or natural as the Mustang.

    Dudes complaining here about this, that, meanwhile paying less than I did a year ago for the same Mustang.

    No one is ever satisfied.
  • 'OVERSTATED' is a good term for the new '09 Camaro.
    Personally those who like the '09 are just buying it for the name. Now where have I heard that before........can somebody say 'GTO'? Very short lived if I must say so! So is the '09 Camaro facing the same dooms day count down clock?... :sick:
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Nah. The Camaro will be around for a while again. But it still won't dethrone the Mustang as America's favorite Pony Car/sport coupe.
  • lmmlmm Posts: 70
    rental v6's dont have the pony package which adds suspension handling to the car.

    It will handle pretty much like a GT except for the horsepower with that pkg add on.

    there is nothing wrong with a V6 except for GT snobs. There's always another better model release so the standard GT is 2nd from the bottom now instead of the top behind GT-H, Shelby GT, and GT500 and probably the Boss went it comes out.
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