Is it just me "Owning a Supercharged Mustang"

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    #1 Western Stang, Sep 7, 2019
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    Hi all you Mustang enthusiasts.. Just wanted to share an experience i've noticed after installing a SC to my 2017 GT.

    Sometimes It feels like I've been given a heap of Christmas presents that i'll never quite get the chance to fully unwrap ...lol.
    The extra power is just ... insane but in a good but frustrating way..

    Trying to get a fast controllable launch from a stand still is an art in its self.

    Trying to accelerate as hard as possible while rolling along a 60km without smoking the tires.. While the car next to me just plants his foot an accelerates away..

    Don't get me wrong i absolutely love the SC but ... i'm interested to know if this a shared love/hate relationship with you guys
     
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    No, I love it all the time! The tires breaking lose is a lot of fun if it’s controlled.
     
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    #3 bluebeastsrt, Sep 7, 2019
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    You didn’t mention what tires your on. Street tires. Forget about it. I like having that kinda power. I’m on drag radials. I can punch it from 40. And walk just about everything on the street. Launching is an art. Learn the throttle is not an on off button. If you wanna mash the throttle from a dead stop and not spin. I recommend something with less than 200hp. Back to launching. anything worth doing is worth doing at a high level. I get bored with regular powered cars.
     
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    Get some better tires?
     
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    And lock down that rear end.
     
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    You have the wrong tires no mater what they currently are. Can't do much about launching from a dig, although good tires will help some, but I can tell you that unless my tires are cold\wet I don't roast them from a roll. I leave fools. Also locking down your irs will help you launch.
     
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    Tires and suspension/chassis mods. 5k in goodies should really help out a lot. I see you have some suspension mods though IDK what
     
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    #8 accel, Sep 7, 2019
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    I remember once I was accelerating on the freeway ramp in parallel with some economy korean car. My powerful car was spinning wheels and it was dangerous to get sideways. we were moving same speed.

    My car is NA.

    You need very good tires if you're SC.
     
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    Interesting some good points there mate...
     
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    Without going over the top .. What tiers would you recommend ?
     
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    Point taken thank you
     
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    Put a set of KING spring 26 -28mm drop progressive
     
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    I'm running MP4S right now on mine and they grip really good after 2nd gear is done. Any summer tire is going to have a rough time but if you're using the stock pirellis you might as well have bars of soap for tires. You can move to DRs but then you're risking breaking stuff.

    Right now the tires are your fusible link, if the tires stick like glue you're going to find out what the next one is with the torque these kits put out.
     
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    Street tires. Nothing less than cup sports or toyo 888r.
    Streetable drag radial. Nitto 555r
    Best track Drag radials. Mickey Thompson et street R
    Or nitto Nto5rs.
     
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    Thank you for telling along with others to get those dr’s. The tires hooked every time I floor my supercharged car.
     
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    Just like you I’m supercharged. I got the Nitto dr’s and absolutely love it because they hooked really well. The only reason I got these dr’s because I wanted to make sure my car stays planted. Not just spinning all over the United States and I feel safer every time I go wot. I planning to get some street tires and mod the suspension. The only thing I don’t like is every time I go wot, I might leave my rear axle one day because of dr’s.
     
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    Hey Mate
    I'm in QLD and have a 17 stage 2 Whipple running on E85, I'm was having the same issue as you are however I got a custom tune from Palm Beach Dyno and it sorted out a lot of that problem. My tuner was Rob and it was all done over emails and there was heaps of talk between the two of us, just tell him what you want. I also went to a 20inch 295 rear tyre and that also helps when hot but when cold forget about it. There is a lot a tuner can do, I data logged 70kph to 160kpm in just over 5 seconds and I still have some things I need to sort out

    Edit - tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
     
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    Just curious, what rear gear do you have ?
     
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    Looking through
    Awesome info mate Michelin's it is then
     
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    Matt ....cheers bud...
    your information is invaluable and defiantly will be used going forward....
     
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