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Old 04-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #15
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Well, Ford had to fight back with GM so they released their new motors both V6 and V8. The irony of course is that both of the motors in the Camaro are several years old and are due for their rehash in the next few years...

Different gearing and lighter weight basically are the difference here....however the new motors should increase both HP and MPG...

And again, we are talking 1 mpg difference anyways...
Took the words right outta my mouth. Even with new engines Ford still cannot compete with GM in the HP department. Ford still has no answer for the LSX engine.

Ford went "rice" and reduced weight. Nothing wrong with that at all but please dont go tooting your own horn so soon. Still I gotta hand it to them, the new Mustang is a great alternative for those who just simply dont share our passion for the GM/Camaro brand. Even Chrysler finally put down over 300hp on the V6 Chally and almost 300hp in the new Charger. Regardless of how you feel about one or the other, things are looking good in the American automobile world.

Now if only we would drill for our own oil, we wouldn't be bitching about "1mpg" more!!!!
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:56 AM   #16
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For a V8, I'd agree Jason but you have to think of a lot of people who buy the V6. They want it for looks and economy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #17
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+1 on the drilling!!!

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Old 04-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #18
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Took the words right outta my mouth. Even with new engines Ford still cannot compete with GM in the HP department. Ford still has no answer for the LSX engine.

Ford went "rice" and reduced weight. Nothing wrong with that at all but please dont go tooting your own horn so soon. Still I gotta hand it to them, the new Mustang is a great alternative for those who just simply dont share our passion for the GM/Camaro brand. Even Chrysler finally put down over 300hp on the V6 Chally and almost 300hp in the new Charger. Regardless of how you feel about one or the other, things are looking good in the American automobile world.

Now if only we would drill for our own oil, we wouldn't be bitching about "1mpg" more!!!!
i say they do with the 5.0. now, as far as engines go only the LS3 in stock form has the advantage, torque and power under the curve BUT the 5.0 takes better to mods more than the ls3 from what ive seen. and like you said being lighter, better gearing options, smaller wheels plays a part in it too. id still rather have an lsx engine anyway just cause its a hell of a lot cheaper to extensively mod these pushrod motors than they are the DOHC
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:06 PM   #19
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The jap cars are on backorders, Ford has to come after CHEVY now
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #20
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The jap cars are on backorders, Ford has to come after CHEVY now
well at least its two american companies battling it out, instead of us trying to compete with over seas companies
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:10 PM   #21
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Both are great cars, glad they are 'one-upping' each other, means we win
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #22
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If there wasn't a 29 MPG Camaro would there even be a 30 MPG Mustang? Competition is cool!
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