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Old 01-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #57
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What I Drive: 2013 performance blue ST

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I got my 2013 ST a month ago.It is completely different than my 02 SVT.Most obvious is the torque,it comes on strong in any gear.I would have to keep my SVT in high revs to get the most out of it.The ST has power down low and well past 5000 rpms.The brakes are awesome slowing this thing down past 100.The handling is nothing short of amazing.But one thing I already noticed shifting at redline is thumping motor mount[rear].This will probably be first upgrade.Turn the traction control off and it gets alot more interesting but it allows you to get a little more out of it.This car feels a bit faster than many Mags results.Also the boost comes on very quickly. As with the Steeda 1/4 mile test 14.41 is pretty good for stock.I believe the factory tune is very conservative.Once Ford or other companies come out with a hotter tune this car should be easy sub 14 s in the quarter.
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