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Old 10-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #3627
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Thats awesome.. The 351 is back
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:04 AM   #3628
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Great move by Ford, it's good to see the 5.0 and now the 351 back in the mix. The only downside I see is that I don't think it's a substancial enough change to have present owners of GT500s move on up, where a twin turbo setup might have been really interesting. Still would like to see a Cobra comeback.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #3629
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Great move by Ford, it's good to see the 5.0 and now the 351 back in the mix. The only downside I see is that I don't think it's a substancial enough change to have present owners of GT500s move on up, where a twin turbo setup might have been really interesting. Still would like to see a Cobra comeback.
Turbo's be great .. easy to make more power.. just got get old school boys on board
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #3630
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Picked up a 2012 GT automatic premium. Loaded so it is heavy. Should be meeting up with all my camaro buddies for some fun runs soon. Will be interesting to see how they compare.


4.30 gears and a tune/cai fixes the heavy thing.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #3631
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For now it will either get a CAI/Tune or just wait a bit and put a Roush or Eforce on it. It is the wifes car so I rather dump the money into my Z06 then her car.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #3632
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4.30 gears and a tune/cai fixes the heavy thing.
4.30 gears in mustang will max out 5th at only like 135mph. People already have to shift to 5th in quarter mile with 3.73's on supercharged ones. Leave stock gears & add power
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #3633
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4.30 gears in mustang will max out 5th at only like 135mph. People already have to shift to 5th in quarter mile with 3.73's on supercharged ones. Leave stock gears & add power
He is talking about the auto, 4.30 would be a bad idea in the manual unless you get a tune... and tires...
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #3634
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He is talking about the auto, 4.30 would be a bad idea in the manual unless you get a tune... and tires...
4.30 in an N/A auto is a good choice running a 28" tire. I have a buddy who is using this setup with great success.

For the manual, 3.90 is optimal running N/A using a 28" tire. I recently moved over from a 3.73.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:10 PM   #3635
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4.30 in an N/A auto is a good choice running a 28" tire. I have a buddy who is using this setup with great success.

For the manual, 3.90 is optimal running N/A using a 28" tire. I recently moved over from a 3.73.
Oh auto.. guess fast shifting auto that extra shift only add another tenth. None supercharger you trapping what 115mph still in 4th?
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #3636
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4.30 in an N/A auto is a good choice running a 28" tire. I have a buddy who is using this setup with great success.

For the manual, 3.90 is optimal running N/A using a 28" tire. I recently moved over from a 3.73.
Whoops, I totally forgot about tires.. Increasing the diameter, naturally with DRs or slicks would pretty much eliminate any smoke shows that would occur with the all seasons and 19s. The absolute best thing to do it you geared too high is to go up to 28s.. Big Dan is the expert on 26 vs. 28, 26s might produce great 60 foot times but 28s will ride out gears longer... It basically comes down to the individual vehicle setup and maybe even the track location... Drag racing is actually pretty complex once you get technical.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #3637
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I don't have an issue in my 5spd Boosted GT with 4.10's. Probably heading to the track next week, and I don't think I will run out of gear in 4th by the end of the 1320.

4.10's are about the most I'd go, anything past that is a waste IMHO.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #3638
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My buddy has an '11 with X-pipe, dyno tune, boss intake, CAI, dyno tune, Drag radials and 4.30's. Car runs 11.6X@119
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:37 PM   #3639
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Oh auto.. guess fast shifting auto that extra shift only add another tenth. None supercharger you trapping what 115mph still in 4th?
118. Will have new times with the 3.90 in Nov. N/A, bolt-ons.
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Whoops, I totally forgot about tires.. Increasing the diameter, naturally with DRs or slicks would pretty much eliminate any smoke shows that would occur with the all seasons and 19s. The absolute best thing to do it you geared too high is to go up to 28s.. Big Dan is the expert on 26 vs. 28, 26s might produce great 60 foot times but 28s will ride out gears longer... It basically comes down to the individual vehicle setup and maybe even the track location... Drag racing is actually pretty complex once you get technical.
It is. On these cars 26" isn't enough tire IMO. N/A and FI fast cars are all running 28" tires.
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