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Old 11-16-2008, 11:36 PM
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Hey guys, I know some of you are into cars as well, and hopefully sticking to the Ford family. I know I've seen some members have some mustangs, so I thought I would put a link up for a mustang forum I'm on. It's not a very large site, but still some good information, plus one thing I like a lot is it is very laid back. I've met the guy who started it up and he's a good guy, the site is just trying to get some more members and get some growth, so if you're interested check it out. If you do choose to sign up I think there is some kind of prize for referrals (some stickers, or something), so if you want my screen name is mustangcowboy. Thanks guys.
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I have owned a black 1988 Mustang GT, a red 1993 GT and a white 1995 GT; each with the 5.0L OHV "H.O." engine under the hood and a five-speed manual.

After ten years of being sans Mustang, I could not help it any longer and now have a leased 2008 Mustang GT. This one also has a five-speed, but I think it is a Tremec gearbox instead of a Borg-Warner T5. To say the ride quality is an improvement over the "older" Mustangs is like saying that Hedi Klum is a little bit more attractive than Rosie O'Donnel.


You can drive over railroad tracks without knocking the fillings out of your teeth or spilling the drink in the cupholder. The "traction control" is a nice feature, but it doesn't really kick in until you are at the limits of adhesion to the pavement. I recommend not relying on it to save your arse on a rainy day! Even so, the 2005+ Mustang GT is a vastly improved car, especially for a live-axle (no IRS on the base Mustang or the GT) car.


My GT has a stock 4.6L OHC V8 and is bone-stock; and is rated by Ford at 300 hp (320 lbs/ft of torque). It has plenty of power, but this car has very tall rear axle gears (3.08:1 or thereabouts) and a tall overdrive fifth gear. Shorter gearing would help acceleration, though it may cost a few miles per gallon at the pump; and it is obvious that this engine needs help to be able to breathe a bit better.

I leased it, so I am not able to do any mods to it. That being said, I am an old guy - so it is quite fast enough for me as is. Should I end up getting another Mustang at a later date, I will probably buy it and then may just decide to put on a cold-air intake and a "faster" chip. This engine is definitely capable of another 50 or 50 hp without any internal tinkering.


Then again, if they made it so easy, who would pay extra dough for the Bullitt or the Shelby GT500??


Regarding future Mustangs, I have read articles about the upcoming cars stating that a "turbocharged" OHC V-6 displacing 3.5 to 4.0L might be the engine choice for the GT, instead of the 4.6L V8. Whether this is because of fuel economy or emissions standards, I am not sure. I know you can easily get 300+ ponies out of a high-zoot V6, but it just would not be the same to have a "V6" GT in my driveway.

There is a crate engine from Ford Racing that is 5.0L, as well as another that is 5.4L (similar to the Shelby mill); but will they be factory-installed options without having to buy from Saleen, Steeda or Roush? With all the B.S. going in with the Big Three, I would hate to see Detroit price some of their best cars out of the reach of their intended customers. Doh!

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I'll have to stop it in to check it out. The 05-09 Stangs are definately a notch above any of the others in quality. I love my Mustang, I know there are faster cars, and cars that handle better but it is just a nice all around car.
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As much as I dislike Fords in general and hate to say it, I kinda like the new 'stangs. Would I actually go out and buy one?? Ehh thats questionable. BUT, if I were to go out and buy a Mustang, hands down, without a doubt, it would be an 03/04 Cobra with the supercharged 4.6...
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Joined the site, looks like a decent board.
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