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cema93 05-26-2013 10:25 AM

Pushing its abilities
 
I was on the interstate yesterday and i have only my car on the interstate maybe 2-3 times since i got it in october. i want to get up to a good sprint (110-140) just for kicks, but i am a bit nervous.

'05 GT with CAI, LT headers, Forged probe pistons and forged rods, stage 1 comp cams, aluminum driveshaft, 93 octane race tune. thats about it for engine mods. or all i can remember right now.

anywho, i dont want to break nything but wat do u guys think about the capabilities of this motor as u have heard here?

Chromeshadow 05-26-2013 10:42 AM

How much do you trust the last owner and the builder(s)? There are a ton of things that can go wrong at those speeds that are additional to an engine meltdown. A small nick in the drive shaft, tires that are not rated at those speeds, a tire that has been repaired, worn shock or tie rod, I could go on all day. I would never run at those speeds unless I personally spent a day going over every detail and knowing the engine builder and the mechanic-owner, whoever did the mods.

siggyfreud 05-26-2013 11:17 AM

I've pretty often hit the 90-110 on a backroad for a few seconds at a time. Getting much past that . . . you just really have to be careful. The proper car with the proper down-force is a must. Not something I'd be doing unless I was already confident in my car.

BleedinBlue 05-26-2013 12:26 PM

In short, your car can do it, and you should not. If you are in the middle of the desert, do as you wish. If you are on the road with ANYONE else, 100+ is wholly irresponsible. If you do so, and no one gets hurt, but come back and report you were caught and arrested, you deserve no sympathy. Keep it at the track.

cema93 05-26-2013 01:54 PM

Alright. U all pretty much answered a different aspect of my question. Thank u. I understand the fact of a random failure of materials due to a small defect. Good point.
And there's no reason to go faster than 90-110 on an open road.
And morally it's not right to endanger other people. But in my own defense, there were not any cars around me. it's just sometimes I get an urge to just kick it in and see wat it'll do. I'm sure someone else likes to do this. Just punch it. And hear the exhaust note. Which is great with Mac mufflers btw
I won't come cryin if I get a ticket. Ik how this game works.
I was just wanting to know how sturdy and durable the 05-09 4.6l is.

Roy_R 05-27-2013 08:41 AM

Wow...I hit those speeds just leaving the off-ramp to join the high-way....everyday!!! I'm amazed I'm still alive and my car didn't blow-up!! :) Come to think of it, I did the same with my 98 V6, and I sold that on with 190k miles....hmmm

PS. Maybe you guys should have bought a Prius..:)

Rudolph Hucker 05-27-2013 08:49 AM

i go 100 mph in first on me zx12r...regularly push 190 on it aswell...would love to see a stang try and hang with me

wcgman 05-27-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8220483)
i go 100 mph in first on me zx12r...regularly push 190 on it aswell...would love to see a stang try and hang with me

You're in Sweden. You don't count. :P

OP - The motor is fine doing it and you've been schooled enough by everyone else. The number one thing above all is check your tires and brakes. But the 4.6 is a very reliable motor. However if the wrong person did the mods like the forged internals then you can't fault the 4.6 for human error.

Regardless exercise caution in whatever you choose to do.

moosestang 05-27-2013 05:05 PM

Top end is for teenagers and itty bitty penis people. Get some 4.10 gears and make it go 0-60 as fast as possible.


cema93 05-27-2013 05:44 PM

now u got me wanting some gears moosestang lol
im just curious on how some people push there cars. i dont think i would ever have the urge to really ever ever go above 120. i only done 100 in it just to say i have hit 3 digits. just dont want to hurt my stang. love it a bunch
apparently some of yall do this regularly

Nuke 05-27-2013 06:20 PM

I probably have done sprints up to and beyond 130 MPH at least 3 dozen times, if not more dozens. I used to drive KY-Chicago every 2 weeks for almost 2 years and OFTEN would do at least one sprint on each leg of the trip. I know that I was over 135 and 140 on a few occasions but at those speeds, my eyes were glued to the road.

wcgman 05-27-2013 09:42 PM

I've hit at least 140 in the Shelby and Im with Nuke. It's a visceral experience that Im not sure I want to repeat again. Fastest ever though was 165 in my buddy's TT supra with the targa top off and I told him to shut it down cuz I had **** to live for.

Rudolph Hucker 05-27-2013 10:00 PM

problem is the stang isnt a proper sports car...u drive am m5 bmw and going 140 mph plus is easy..the stangs road holding is kinda dire in comparison

drewsky 05-27-2013 10:38 PM

I've had my car for a little over 3 years. I've never been over 120, I think I hit 125 once or so. Top speed ha never really done anything for me, have never floored 5th gear haha just up to 4th. However I'm all about 0-60 10-80 20-100. And have been over 100 in 4th several times over. These motors can handle it no problem

wcgman 05-28-2013 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8220874)
problem is the stang isnt a proper sports car...u drive am m5 bmw and going 140 mph plus is easy..the stangs road holding is kinda dire in comparison

In stock form I'd agree with that observation to an extent. It's always important to keep in mind that the cost difference in the states between the M5 and the mustang itself could be described as dire. However, I've not raced an M5, X6, Audi...etc... in a heads up or rolling race that has yet to beat my Shelby. There are plenty of examples where money has been pumped into mustangs in modifications and aftermarket that push it's performance well beyond the vehicles you would cite and still cost less.

Then again...let's not mistake the M5 or any BMW for a proper supercar which seems to be the flavor of the moment in Europe. Compared to any Lambo or Ferrari or Porsche, any BMW is a hunk of junk. Just because it's fast doesnt mean a BMW is cool. The only BMW that has ever been cool is the ones Jason Statham drives and that's because he can knock our teeth through our skulls.

Ricardo 05-28-2013 08:47 AM

I once had mine over 150 and it was still pulling but that was probably very stupid.

Rudolph Hucker 05-28-2013 08:52 AM

drive a 911 and you'll realise the stang is ancient...
stang is a great car ofc but not awesome

vixr 05-28-2013 10:48 AM

I installed my whole lowering kit and accessories, and pulled the torque on every bolt...my only worry is the RTR chin splitter I installed...it uses those plastic fasteners that I have zero faith in. I guess I could replace them all with stainless fasteners and lock nuts and see what she can do...I just broke 6K miles.

danzcool 05-28-2013 10:54 AM

In stock form, I think I had a few sprints like nuke, 135+, didn't feel bad at all.
Supercharged, I took it to a closed course and eventually got it to over 160, getting your tires balanced goes a long way eliminating the floaty feeling, the rest is suspension upgrades.

And now with the turbos...
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8220483)
i go 100 mph in first on me zx12r...regularly push 190 on it aswell...would love to see a stang try and hang with me

Let's go!

Rudolph Hucker 05-28-2013 11:31 AM

would love to race you dude..never gonna happen though..takes 900 bhp to beat a bike like mine u know?
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