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Old 04-05-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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raced a 5.0 mustang

well just thought id share this, i was leaving the mall yesterday and this 5.0 mustang gt pulls up beside me, i think it was an 02 it had the ram air hood. he started revvin up his engine and he was a little bit ahead of me on the line. the light turned green and he got me off acceleration cause my car is slow of the line, i was about 2 car lengths behind when i shifted into 2nd gear. i got pretty close to him going into 3rd gear, i stopped racing him at about 100-110 when i shifted into 4th in fear of cops LOL. i was surprised that he only beat me by about 3 car lengths which i didn't think was possible. anyways just thought i would share that cause it like really impressed me that my car is that quick


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Old 04-05-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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personally i think he was toyin' with you, a 5.0 vs an '03 focus, good luck. but hey if it happened ur a lucky man with a focus
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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1: The 02 was a 4.6l V8, not a 5.0. Completely different engines. For future reference, Ford stopped using the old 5.0 in the Mustang in 1996.

2: Those cars have 260 horsepower and will do 13s stock.

3: 3rd gear tops out around 80-85. You didn't shift into fourth at 100-110.

The mod list in your profile indicates that you have I/H/E, which, if your car is feeling particularly generous, is a 5 speed, is a zetec, and has a good driver behind the wheel is good for mid 15s at best.

You MIGHT have beaten him if it was a V6, but any V8 stang, even the non-PI headed pre-99 one should be dusting your car. I am raising the BS flag.
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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1: The 02 was a 4.6l V8, not a 5.0. Completely different engines. For future reference, Ford stopped using the old 5.0 in the Mustang in 1996.

2: Those cars have 260 horsepower and will do 13s stock.

3: 3rd gear tops out around 80-85. You didn't shift into fourth at 100-110.

The mod list in your profile indicates that you have I/H/E, which, if your car is feeling particularly generous, is a 5 speed, is a zetec, and has a good driver behind the wheel is good for mid 15s at best.

You MIGHT have beaten him if it was a V6, but any V8 stang, even the non-PI headed pre-99 one should be dusting your car. I am raising the BS flag.
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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well i'm not really sure what model mustang it was, i'm not a mustang enthusiast nor do i care to be one, all i know is it was a GT, and about the comment of him toying with me i highly doubt it, because i could hear him getting to his redline and he had smoke comin out of his exhuast
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:58 PM   #6
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A friend of mine had a 5.0 and I know for a fact it would smoke the [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]** out of my car. I know for a fact that my zx3 is faster than my moms 91 z28, talk about a freakin' slead.
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:00 PM   #7
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by the way, its an auto, and a convertible so its a little heavy.
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:28 PM   #9
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well i'm not really sure what model mustang it was, i'm not a mustang enthusiast nor do i care to be one, all i know is it was a GT, and about the comment of him toying with me i highly doubt it, because i could hear him getting to his redline and he had smoke comin out of his exhuast
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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no i'm just not a fan of shitty cars, i would include mustangs in the same category of hondas i just dislike mustangs.
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