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post #1 of 42 Old 12-03-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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OT: need facts for my 'stang-loving friend

I have a friend who insists his stock 2006 Mustang GT does 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. We were walking through a car show recently and he was dissing all the cars with 4.9 and 5.0 sec 0-60 times as being beatable with his stang. The car is an automatic; is his claim even possible or, much less, supported by facts?

He's never taken it to the track, so there's no timeslip. The insult that motivated me to ask was the suggestion that his car would "blow the doors off" my former 2001 Firebird Formula (which had numerous intake mods and a corsa exhaust system). Since my former car cannot come back down from car heaven and defend herself from such slander, I was hoping someone could easily refute such claims with their own evidence.

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post #2 of 42 Old 12-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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For some people it just isn't worth the hassle. It's sometimes better to let them live in their dream world.

A well driven LS1 powered 4th gen F-body would have no problem giving the smack down to a stock 2006 Mustang.
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ahhh...they're just #'s...even if they are true, I wouldn't exactly say that it would "blow the doors" off a car that does 0-60 in 5 seconds...a better driver/better reaction time would make up for the difference pretty easily in a race. Your friend sounds like he like to "magazine race".

I would laugh at him when you tell him that the 2010 V6 Camaro has just as much HP as his V8 'stang.

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There was recently a thread in a Mustang forum that was asking what mods they needed to do to beat an SRT8, which does 0-60 in 4.9.
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0-60 in 4.4 seconds is Corvette Z06 territory.
That's only attainable by a stock '06 Mustang GT in its wildest dreams!

Tell him to race any LS1-powered F-body.
An LS1 F-Body will go 0-60 in about 5.2 seconds.

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4.4 seconds? yea right maybe being dropped off a building it will attain that...i love how mustangs owners think there cars are some kinda super cars....well unless its a KR.

just nod and smile and your buddy knowing hes blowing smoke up everyones rear!
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just nod and smile and your buddy knowing hes blowing smoke up everyones rear!
Ya gotta do that when you can't actually blow it off your tires.
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I'll post up a pic from my DashHawk tomorrow and then you show your Mus-Wang buddy what a 0-60 time looks like from a real man's car.

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I'll post up a pic from my DashHawk tomorrow and then you show your Mus-Wang buddy what a 0-60 time looks like from a real man's car.

Really john? when did you buy a Vette
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Really john? when did you buy a Vette
Ouch!

Hey Dave, lets race.....oh wait.....you don't have a manly car anymore!

On that note, we can race to Home Depot, buy 12 2x4's, a 6 foot ladder, and a 8 bags of mulch then race back to your house.......I still got ya, Bubba.

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