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  1. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Mustang vs ZLE

    Yeah, I know - it's a fun argument that will go on and on...my post was in response to the back and forth of Hack and Adam -- so they obviously care enough to discuss it here. If no one argued for one car or the other, then there would be no vs. section (or it would be extremely boring). One of...
  2. Idaho2018GTPremium

    World Record EcoBoost Mustang Power! 805rwhp!

    I'm not surprised it would need an intercooler with a large capacity. I'm sure compressed air temperatures upstream of the intercooler are stratospheric. At 45-50 pounds of boost, I'd estimate 550-700 deg F before the intercooler...? Any knowledge on those air temperatures?
  3. Idaho2018GTPremium

    World Record EcoBoost Mustang Power! 805rwhp!

    805 whp is about 915 crank hp (assuming 12% loss). That's 405 hp per liter (915 crank hp / 2.26 liters). That's gotta be around 50-55 psi of boost assuming a 2.3 liter engine (138 c.i.). Holy smokes!
  4. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Anybody here still work out?

    I lift weights hard 5 or 6 days/week in my garage. Before pandemic I worked out at a nice gym in my city 4 or 5 times/week. In July 2019 I bought a home gym and 450+ lbs of free weights that my wife wanted for a paltry $250 (it's probably worth 4 times that now). It's a Smith machine style with...
  5. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Mustang vs ZLE

    Justin Bieber sells way more albums than The Bravery. That doesn't mean he's a better or more talented musician (he's not even close). As far as actual "proof" that the Alpha chassis is superior, most likely only the chassis engineers could show those hard values (chassis deflection values...
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    My Bolt on 2018 Mustang GT vs 2021 Camaro ZL1

    I agree a hp bump for the '21 ZL1 would have been nice this year to ~680 hp, to showcase the most powerful GM product currently for sale (new). The 6th gen Camaro was the first Gen where the top dog Camaro didn't get sandbagged power-wise behind the top dog Corvette Z06 (until the ZR1, 2 years...
  7. Idaho2018GTPremium

    My Bolt on 2018 Mustang GT vs 2021 Camaro ZL1

    The upgrade was justified in my mind during the test drive. Not trying to justify it to anyone here, just giving my impressions and thoughts with a comparison between the two. Obviously, they aren't direct competitors since the ZL1 is has much more performance capabilities than a GT PP1. And I...
  8. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    Interesting perspective. I'm also a Mechanical engineer and studied vehicle/chassis dynamics and the IC engine as my electives in college. But, that was approaching 20 years ago and I don't work in the automotive field, so I've forgotten many of those things I learned back then.
  9. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    Ha, sarcasm is hard to read via a few words on a forum.
  10. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    A V8 might create some packaging issues, plus probably heavier weight hanging out over the rear may not be ideal. Not sure it would make a better 911. Plus, Porsche's little 3.8 liter 6 cylinder makes probably 750 hp, based on the 911 Turbo S trap speed of 137 mph.
  11. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    I, probably like many on here, don't know who you are - who are you and what makes you better than Porsche's engineers? When many of us see that type of comment, we think "Huh, really?"
  12. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    Nice SS 1LE; so we're both converting to a Camaro. I really like the SS 1LE wheels, and they are forged aluminum! The factory SS 1LE wheels have a nice dish. How much do they weigh? I believe the factory ZL1 wheels are the same size (20x10 front and 20x11 rear) as the SS 1LE and are forged as...
  13. Idaho2018GTPremium

    My Bolt on 2018 Mustang GT vs 2021 Camaro ZL1

    Thanks. Yes, I did expect it to be better. My biggest takeaway was, for me, it was worth the extra cost to upgrade.
  14. Idaho2018GTPremium

    how wide of a tire can I put on a 9" rim?

    Both Michelin's and Goodyear's websites show a recommended rim width for a given tire size. Michelin states that the recommended wheel width for a 275/40/19 is 9"-11". Obviously, 9" is at the lower end of the spectrum but it will work fine. Ideally I think 9.5" or 10" is a good width for...
  15. Idaho2018GTPremium

    My Bolt on 2018 Mustang GT vs 2021 Camaro ZL1

    I guess that's true as the LT4 only runs about 9 lbs of boost. But what happens when the ZL1 goes FBO and tuned on E50 or smaller pulley+tune for more boost? I'm not buying the ZL1 only for its straight line capabilities, which are good compared to most other factory cars, but also for the...
  16. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    I am a mechanical engineer - and I agree with this post - particularly the bolded portions. The GT500 had Billy Johnson as the development driver. No one here, at Steeda, or any of the other aftermarket companies has that kind of pedigree. The ZL1 was honed at the Nurburgring; GM took ZL1s there...
  17. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    This is true; maybe in a straight line, but that's about it.
  18. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    They are very similar, but the ZL1 has other upgrades over the SS 1LE besides the LT4: https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/threads/why-didnt-you-get-a-camaro.152389/post-3112825
  19. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    I think you bring up some good points as the aftermarket approach can always make a car faster, but I disagree with the premise. A factory engineered and developed high performance car is going to be more reliable, refined, and cohesive than a car with aftermarket parts thrown at it. I know the...
  20. Idaho2018GTPremium

    Why DIDN'T you get a camaro?

    Probably because I didn't test drive one. But really, I didn't drive one because it was out of my comfort zone price range at the time. I have done well since then in my career and can easily afford one now. Besides, my Mustang was a huge upgrade from my 2007 Mazdaspeed3 that I had for 11 years...


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