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bluebeastsrt 07-25-2014 09:58 PM

Daily driver at the strip.
 
Took the 2012 V6 to Atco tonight just to see what it would do. And what it does is lose alot. LOL. Ran a best of 14.1@100. with a 2.1 sixty on a 77 degree night. Car ran a ton of 14.2-14.3s. always a 2.1-2.2 sixty. Got frustrated and crawled under the car to read the diff tag. I learned it has a 2.73 gear ratio. I was told by the guy I bought it from it had a 3.31. More disappointment. Any way not real shabby for a close to stock V6 auto. It should break into the 13s if I take it back this fall and run in some good air. Always funny to take a slow car to the track after you've gotton used to a quicker car.

JC316 07-26-2014 02:42 AM

My 97 COBRA ran a 14.3@99 in hot weather. Don't gripe about a V6 running that :P.

MaxxRPM 07-26-2014 10:22 AM

The other night I ran 14.0@99mph..........And you're doing this with a stock V6......(man, I gots to get a tune.....:icon_doh:).

bluebeastsrt 07-26-2014 01:41 PM

LOL now I feel bad for all of us. Just kidding fellas. I just got lined up with alot of silly fast cars last night. I raced my wifes Camaro. I told her we'd race for reaction time and sixty sinse she was running over a second faster than me. I also lined up against a a mid 10 second fox 347 about 4 times. Coolest race the night was a guy in a VW turbo bettle with a tune. He asked for the race looking for a close race. My wife raced this guy in the stang. She won the race by .0045 of a second. Ill post a couple slips later.k

Stone629 07-27-2014 09:33 AM

Not to bad for a V6 with that gearing. At least you know you could go a lot faster with some gear and a tune. What did the wife end up running in the SS?

99GTvert 07-27-2014 09:59 AM

Those are turd gears.

bluebeastsrt 07-27-2014 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Stone629 (Post 8412561)
Not to bad for a V6 with that gearing. At least you know you could go a lot faster with some gear and a tune. What did the wife end up running in the SS?

The wife did pretty good. She ran 13.1 to 12.8s as the night got cooler. That motor seams to be really be effected by the heat more than other cars I've owned. The V6 Mustang already has a tune and CAI. The gearing kills everything.

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Originally Posted by 99GTvert (Post 8412566)
Those are turd gears.

They really are! Here's a few slips from the other night. Check out the one on the bottom. One of the coolest slow races I've ever seen. VW turbo bettle against my wife in the V6. the stang is #7092.

http://i57.tinypic.com/10moexe.jpg

99GTvert 07-27-2014 11:32 AM

Looks like she had to catch up from the start, but that's a very close race and she still won. Those types of runs are cool.

Did she launch off idle or that 60 ft time?

You should replace those turd gears with at least a 3.73. I think as that car sits now, first gear runs out at like 50, second gear damn near 90...behaves more like a 4 speed auto than a 6 speed auto.

bluebeastsrt 07-27-2014 02:41 PM

She launched at 1000RPMs. It would be a fun little car with a set of 3.73s but Im throwing all my money at the other build. 9 second runs will be a lot more fun then high 13 second runs so the DD wont see any love. Ill probably take the DD back in October and try for 13s. I'll air the tires down and fill it up with a tank of 93 on a 40 degree day. That should do the trick.

Stone629 07-27-2014 03:42 PM

BB, an LS anything seems to be very sensitive to temps, DA, dew points, etc. All of mine have been anyway. Unlike my Mach(s) that ran pretty much the same ETs year round. I think the GM PCMs, MAFs, etc are more sensitive or something.

bluebeastsrt 07-27-2014 04:55 PM

It seams that way. The Mustang might lost a tenth or two but the Camaro will lose a good half a second from a 80 degree day to a 40 degree day.

Stone629 07-27-2014 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bluebeastsrt (Post 8412639)
It seams that way. The Mustang might lost a tenth or two but the Camaro will lose a good half a second from a 80 degree day to a 40 degree day.

Exactly my experience. 1-2 for the stang, half a second on the LSx's.

S8ER01Z 07-28-2014 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by bluebeastsrt (Post 8412256)
Took the 2012 V6 to Atco tonight just to see what it would do. And what it does is lose alot. LOL. Ran a best of 14.1@100. with a 2.1 sixty on a 77 degree night. Car ran a ton of 14.2-14.3s. always a 2.1-2.2 sixty. Got frustrated and crawled under the car to read the diff tag. I learned it has a 2.73 gear ratio. I was told by the guy I bought it from it had a 3.31. More disappointment. Any way not real shabby for a close to stock V6 auto. It should break into the 13s if I take it back this fall and run in some good air. Always funny to take a slow car to the track after you've gotton used to a quicker car.

It's all perspective... take that car back to pre 2005 and you would be running with the GT 4.6Ls... take it pre 1999 and your killing the v8 GT cars. Hell my 95 LT1 Z28 ran 14.1 @ 97mph on a 2.1 60ft (DA 1951ft), amazing now that a V6 can put down numbers like that (in many cases better numbers than we saw from stock cars in the 90s/early 2000s).
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/3nyqvgjeex2dtrw/stockLT1.jpg

bluebeastsrt 07-28-2014 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by S8ER01Z (Post 8412784)
It's all perspective... take that car back to pre 2005 and you would be running with the GT 4.6Ls... take it pre 1999 and your killing the v8 GT cars. Hell my 95 LT1 Z28 ran 14.1 @ 97mph on a 2.1 60ft (DA 1951ft), amazing now that a V6 can put down numbers like that (in many cases better numbers than we saw from stock cars in the 90s/early 2000s).
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/3nyqvgjeex2dtrw/stockLT1.jpg

LOL you know me bro. I hate to lose. The V6 is probably the best bang for the buck out there right now. All the magazines are ohh and ahhing over the Fiesta ST but it's a second slower and doesn't handle as good. Yet the ST is making the 10 best lists just because it's a newr design. No thanks, I'll take a Mustang.

okbfd 07-28-2014 10:10 AM

Exactly......and the new sixxers respond well to mods. Nice runs.

bluebeastsrt 07-28-2014 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by okbfd (Post 8412833)
Exactly......and the new sixxers respond well to mods. Nice runs.

Thanks. You ever get those drag radials and get some new numbers yet?:icon_question:

okbfd 07-28-2014 12:40 PM

Talked to my guy Fri......................see tire thread :(

stealth_GT 07-28-2014 01:08 PM

lol you think that's bad, stock, I'd run those exact same times in the afternoon (14.2/14.3) I was actually happy to run those times :D

2.73 gear gears? at least you get like 30mpg highway miles! Cruising in style too!

14's is pretty quick still considering...

bluebeastsrt 07-28-2014 01:56 PM

That is a plus. I've been getting 27MPG even with my lead foot.

stealth_GT 07-28-2014 02:58 PM

Sheesh.. try 11-12mpg and $75-80 a fill up! it hurts! lol


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