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2012 GTCS, possibly too much car for me to handle...
Seems kind of sensitive to the age question... odd. Back to the main topic, congrats on the new car! Hope you saved enough to put a decent down payment on it so you're payments aren't 600/month. I certainly won't be buying a house before I buy my next ride. However, I'll be saving up until I can pay off the car IN FULL and have enough for the first insurance payment. Because honestly, if you're paying an arm and a leg for payments, and have to pay the <25 yr old male insurance payments, how the heck are you going to be able to afford some sweet go-fast mods?
My advice to you: Take it easy on the accelerator. Get used to the car before you start spinning tires. 400+crank hp is way too much for most young kids, which is why you'll hardly ever see a very nice car in the hands of a teenager that hasn't been in an accident/wrapped around a pole. And practice how to park your new car. A Raptor might be tough to park because of it's size, but a Mustang is a lot lower and the blind spots aren't exactly minimal.
2007 5spd Vista Blue 4.0L
93R tune/ Steeda CAI/ true dual conversion w/ Flowmasters/ Pypes shorties/
Tokico HP series dampers/ Eibach pro springs/ 18x9 and 18x10 AM GT500 wheels/
255/40/18 and 275/40/18 Nitto NT555s
Also, i was told by the dealer that the CS comes with different shocks that are a little more stiff.
And those wondering my age I'm old enough to drive but not old enough to start a family. You get to guess.
Nope. The CS is an appearance package. For the 2011-2012 mustangs, the only "track" or handling option is the Brembo package. Brembo package stangs are manual transmission only, and are easy to identify by the large front brakes and the different wheels.
For 2013, however, Ford is offering a lot more performance options.
The 2012 CS is a GT Premium with different interior, different front and rear facia, and nice wheels. The tire size, tire type (all-seasons), and suspension is the same as a "regular" premium GT.
There are "haters" and then there are "staters" my man!
I'm just statin that it's kinda silly for a kid that can't park a car yet to have a 400+HP rocketship and have to ask us "if he can handle it?"
Hopefully got better stuff to read than the lifestyles of the rich and famous bro...nothing but love for you though, still one of my fav rides
Take your time learning the car, how it handles, how to handle situations when you 'request' too much power and you start to lose control. Be especially careful on wet streets and in loose sand on roads when making turns and taking curves. A "lead foot" can be dangerous.
The driving safety course is a great suggestion, as you'll learn things you wont learn in a basic drivers education class.
Mike - 2005 Stroked/Forged/Cammed V8 (5.0L.); twin-turbo build underway
- 2006 4.0 V6 with PH Turbo and TR6060
Nice car man. Where I bought my roush they had a 2011 cs with hardly any miles on it. It was nice. Congrats man.
Current mods so far:
Bully dog triple dog gt programmer, straight pipes with magnaflow glasspacks,tinted front turn signals, tinted rear bumper lens, 15% tint all the way around, 3k yellow HID fogs, 8k HID low beams, LEDs everywhere, chase sequentials, 20 inch Rennen Blue Label RS2's,More to come......
That's awesome and congratulations!!! be very careful though the car can be a handful if u handle it too rough, wen I first got my car I thought I was trying to kill me but then I realized it wasn't the car it was my drivin just take it easy and don't try anything new unless you've made sure u have enough space to make sure you, anyone around or your car doesn't get hurt and pay a Lil more attention and take it easy in the rain
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