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Is it me or does the Mach 1 feel like the stepchild of the Mustang community?

The Shelbys are the oldest, perfect, golden children and the GT's are the rowdy, youngest kids while the Mach 1 is the ignored middle step child.

I come from the Buick community (68/69 GS) and I'm kind of used to it.

 

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Yeah no, Mach 1 gets tons of attention in real life lol. People just complained about this generation primarily because of the price.
 

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Well, since it's just a sticker package (*ducks*) you're surprised? :) :)

Back in the day (68-73) the M1 had cachet and name cred but was otherwise not much more than a cosmetic kit at casual glance by people not in the know.

What did you expect to be different?
I was reading the OP as this was playing... Seemed oddly appropos
 
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It's awesome on the street but looking for parts seems discouraging. Listings for GT or Shelbys. Don't want to order the wrong part.
 

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It's awesome on the street but looking for parts seems discouraging. Listings for GT or Shelbys. Don't want to order the wrong part.
the M1 == GT
The ONLY place it's not is anything that mounts to the front bumper.
 


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I test drove a GT with the magneride, M1 is so far better.
the MR tuning in the GT/EB isn't very good. If you install the FP re-flash it improves a bit - close to PP2. The M1 uses the GT350R/GT500 front dampers and it's programming is better still.

Definitely do the simple IRS fixes and the MR will improve even with stock programming.

The best MR experience however requires a change of brand - C7/Z51, Camaro SS/1LE, or Blackwing/C8.
 

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the MR tuning in the GT/EB isn't very good. If you install the FP re-flash it improves a bit - close to PP2. The M1 uses the GT350R/GT500 front dampers and it's programming is better still.

Definitely do the simple IRS fixes and the MR will improve even with stock programming.

The best MR experience however requires a change of brand - C7/Z51, Camaro SS/1LE, or Blackwing/C8.
This is the truth, GM has the MR tuning nailed down. I’m not a huge fan of the C8, mainly because I feel squeezed when I sit in it, but the ride is fantastic in every driving mode.
 

 
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