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amyhughes 09-23-2013 05:50 PM

Day trip to Brenspeed
 
I'm headed to Brenspeed Indiana next week for 3.31 install and a tune. Told the boss I was going to a day spa for Mustangs.

kevinmalec 09-25-2013 03:09 PM

Very cool!
What gears does your Mustang currently have?
If I recall correctly, I have the 3.31 on my stock V6.
Keep us posted on the results!

amyhughes 09-25-2013 04:02 PM

I have 2.73. I probably should have gotten the performance package to begin with.

2005Redfire6 09-25-2013 07:09 PM

3.31? Go big or go home.... 3.73 or 4.10.... Remember this is for performance!

kzonts 09-25-2013 07:56 PM

Agreed. Don't waste your time with 3.31's.

amyhughes 10-04-2013 08:17 AM

I'm getting used to my car all over again.

One of my favoritest things to do is to pull onto a road slightly faster than the traction control can deal with. A little kick of the rear end, a little chirping, and then the rush of acceleration. It was easy enough to do before. First time I tried that with new gear and tune I fish-tailed and spun tires a lot more than usual. It was fun, but unexpected.

Then yesterday, with fresh rain on the road, I wasn't pushing at all, but I spun tires and fish-tailed from a stop. It was kind of embarrassing.

I don't know how much I can count on traction control any more. I'll have to cool it until I get used to her. Don't want to wreck it.

On dry road she sticks quite well and makes a very satisfying roar. And goes like hell compared to before.

5.0/4.10 guys will be unimpressed, but I'm quite happy with my still-frugal, still comfy cruiser little beast :)

kevinmalec 10-04-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by amyhughes (Post 8290473)
I'm getting used to my car all over again.

One of my favoritest things to do is to pull onto a road slightly faster than the traction control can deal with. A little kick of the rear end, a little chirping, and then the rush of acceleration. It was easy enough to do before. First time I tried that with new gear and tune I fish-tailed and spun tires a lot more than usual. It was fun, but unexpected.

Then yesterday, with fresh rain on the road, I wasn't pushing at all, but I spun tires and fish-tailed from a stop. It was kind of embarrassing.

I don't know how much I can count on traction control any more. I'll have to cool it until I get used to her. Don't want to wreck it.

On dry road she sticks quite well and makes a very satisfying roar. And goes like hell compared to before.

5.0/4.10 guys will be unimpressed, but I'm quite happy with my still-frugal, still comfy cruiser little beast :)

Congrats!

Did you get a cold air intake (CAI) too?

I remember the day I uploaded my Brenspeed custom tune. It was also rainy and real slick on the roads. I fish tailed out of my neighborhood and almost went sideways. I had the biggest grin on my face! After my first test ride with the custom tune, I ran into the house and told my wife she had to test drive it as well. I heard her squeeling tire as she left the neighborhood and said she about went sideways too. LOL
It will take some time getting used to the new added power.
Gotta love technology these days! ;)
Be careful and have fun!

amyhughes 10-04-2013 06:12 PM

Thanks, Kevin. No, I didn't get a CAI. Brenspeed didn't try to sell me one and I'm not sure of the value of one in a V6. I'll revisit that decision when I've picked some more low-hanging fruit.

kevinmalec 10-07-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by amyhughes (Post 8290715)
Thanks, Kevin. No, I didn't get a CAI. Brenspeed didn't try to sell me one and I'm not sure of the value of one in a V6. I'll revisit that decision when I've picked some more low-hanging fruit.

I was just curious. I've read that the stock airboxes on the 2011+ are more efficient than the (2005-2010) models and adding a CAI doesn't really add much performance gains. Hence, the reason why Brenspeed may not have recommended a CAI.
Enjoy your newly added power! =)

2005Redfire6 10-07-2013 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by kevinmalec (Post 8291578)
I was just curious. I've read that the stock airboxes on the 2011+ are more efficient than the (2005-2010) models and adding a CAI doesn't really add much performance gains. Hence, the reason why Brenspeed may not have recommended a CAI.
Enjoy your newly added power! =)

I've heard the same regarding the air box Kevin.


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