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My first time at the track ever (as a driver) I was running between 12.86 and 13.18
now given I was locked outta 3rd gear (yes the '13 still has that issue not sure on the 14's) and I ran with full tank of gas (wasn't expecting to run that night).
The Track was Castrol Raceway in Leduc, Alberta, Canada which sits approx 2300-2400ft above sea level.
I have a '13 GT
Stock 245/45/19 Pirelli's
Steeda 101mm Intake
JBA Xpipe /w Cat Deletes
Roush Axle Back
Bama 93 Race Tune
2 issues with 11-13 mustangs
1) locking out of gears (heard mainly 3rd)
2) clutch pedal sticking when shifting at high RPMS
I resolved my issues by putting in a Barton 2 post short shifter and removed the helper spring and none of those 2 problems has come back yet.
Some have said they had to change their clutch line to resolve an issue but I thankfully didn't have to go that far to resolve mine.
Manual trans all the way
I would love an auto for rush hour traffic but I thankfully don't drive much in rush hour traffic
I have read a few threads about owners switching to short throw shifters and such and have had great results. I haven't heard of it locking out of third but in second gear, which is equally as annoying at the track. That sticking clutch would really bug me, especially with RPM surge if racing. Sucks that they're having issues. Those alone or other small issues would really bother me in the long run.
Good times for street tires and elevation. Do you drive your car year round over there in the winter??? I know we get very similar conditions I bet.. neck deep in snow and still cruising in the GT lol
I got the car in Feb so did a little bit of winter driving in it when it was stock.. but I think i've modded it a bit much for a full winters use now lol
as for the clutch when it first started happening to me its still functional and the way it seems to work well stick I almost thought it was a new ford setup of a clutch to know when your racing and when you aren't cause it ONLY ever did it to me when I was launching the car outta first and shifting at high RPM but if i was already rolling and doing like 2nd/3rd gear rolling starts it wouldnt do it to me
I was clearly wrong cause I immediately went on forums looking around and guess it was a common problem and I've even had a ford tech ask me if mine did it and how I fixed it cause he I guess phoned ford and they claim "no issues"
I'm hoping weather permits next week to allow the Street Legals cause that 12.86 was with a full tank and locked outta 3rd so next time it's gonna be 1/4 tank and no more missing 3rd my goal is 12.2-12.4 with my setup and elevation..
Just gotta learn 2nd gear burnouts, I'm an epic fail at them keep stalling can do 1st gear but 2nd I just seem to be unable to do lol
__________________ Current Best: 12.662 @ 112.47 at Castrol Raceway (2210ft elevation) (DA Correction 3154ft) (Updated September 19, 2013)
DA Corrected Time = 12.181 @ 116.99
It'll take a few trips to the strip to get it right. But once you figure out the clutch ingagement for a particular car it tends to stay with you.
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