'04 Ford Mustang GT - 1 of 2 Noughties Muscle Car Tunes
Price: $61840 (based on $25990 car with parts added)
0-100kph/0-62mph: 5.8 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.627 seconds (without aids)
Top Speed: 294kph/182mph
Tuned at Nurburgring, Infineon Stock Car Course, Seattle, Trial Mountain.
Lap time above done at Nurburgring.
I've actually been working on the Mustang for awhile to improve it from my last setup. After finishing my 1st Gen Evo/Impreza setups, it then gave me the idea to make some '00's muscle car setups. The key behind these setups was to make a car that is balanced, east to drive, fun and keeping costs relatively low in tuning terms.
Like to note first that a stock muffler is used simply because it sounds better. Engine wise the power comes mostly in the mid RPM's, dropping off towards the higher RPM because of the supercharger. Good thing about this is there's power where you want it most. The problem though is getting that power down at a stand still. A safe option I find is to put it into 2nd, and slowly release the throttle a bit until you reach 3rd. If you want to launch off the fastest though but is harder, you'll need to be in 1st. Half throttle before take off and once gone accelerate as hard as you can, without spinning the rear wheels until you hit 3rd. This is the fastest way but can be tricky.
The handling of the Mustang is very balanced. Considering it still has it's stock weight of 1.5 tonne, it doesn't even feel much like that at all. Very predictable when going into corners. You forget that it's a live axle rear end yet so nice to drive. Just remember no TCS, so in low speed 2nd gear corners half throttle until you exit. LSD is setup like a 1.5 way so that you can have some slip, while keeping traction where it counts too. This help massively in the corners and keeping the power under control.
This is a much more balanced, faster car than previously with my old setup. At least 10 seconds faster on Nurburgring with same amount of money used. Turned out very nicely.
Any feedback would be appreciated and taken into consideration.
Here's the new look of the car with some nicer American Torque Thrusts I think. Better than the Falkens before.
Next to be posted is the Pontiac GTO 5.7 Litre. Pontiacs purple paint job, 550hp, 1.7 tonne, very much muscle. Nice wheels too. If there's anyone who wonders why it's only two is because I'm not including the ugly '01 Camaro. That is not a muscle car.
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