What did you do to your S550 Mustang today?!

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Exactly right. The EcoBoost is surprisingly quick. I don't have to go 10 seconds on the drag strip, 12's is plenty quick enough.
And on the road course I had no problem hanging with the GT and my friend's GT350 in the turns. Was quicker than my friend's GT coming out of the turn onto the straight - he had to give me a point by every session.

Comments like that make as much sense as saying, "You take a GT to the track? Should have a GT500 to do that"
I had a 2017 Ecoboost before I got the 2021 GT, and sometimes it makes me wonder why I did that. The Eco was paid off and fast as sh*t. Zipping through traffic was a blast. True, the GT is something different, starting with the sound.. and it smells new.. πŸ€ͺ :inlove:

 
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Exactly right. The EcoBoost is surprisingly quick. I don't have to go 10 seconds on the drag strip, 12's is plenty quick enough.
And on the road course I had no problem hanging with the GT and my friend's GT350 in the turns. Was quicker than my friend's GT coming out of the turn onto the straight - he had to give me a point by every session.

Comments like that make as much sense as saying, "You take a GT to the track? Should have a GT500 to do that"
I'm not here to hate on Ecoboosts, but just be that annoying correction guy. the GT is the 12 second car. An Ecoboost is like 13 or 14s unless you've got some heavy hitting mods and a tune.

Also, if your friends are giving you a point by with an objectively faster car, you're just driving better than them. Which is honestly a better compliment, lol.
 

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I'm not here to hate on Ecoboosts, but just be that annoying correction guy. the GT is the 12 second car. An Ecoboost is like 13 or 14s unless you've got some heavy hitting mods and a tune.

Also, if your friends are giving you a point by with an objectively faster car, you're just driving better than them. Which is honestly a better compliment, lol.
For sure. All about the skill on some tracks, for example I kept up with a guy with a GT500 at Nelson Ledges as it's a tight track that doesn't give you much for max speed or to take advantage of the power difference to my Bullitt.
And then there was a convertible Z3 (I'm guessing modded) that was kicking both our a*s. Def had more skill than us, despite likely less power.
 

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One more.. door protectors from the big "A" (Garage Wall Protector). It's solid, thick foam and sticks to the wall like "you will never get it off again". Plus last WE my GF opened the passenger door of my former Stang while on the phone, and bang, into the wall the door went.. I was like "huh" ? She didn't even care or notice. Hence the protectors, first thing I ordered that day. πŸ˜…
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...and she is no longer you GF I presume.
 

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Definitely. I haven't gotten to drive it much yet but the Tremec shifter is so amazing. Love that transmission.
One of my favorite features of the car is that Tremec. Was 10 minutes from ordering one with a Roush engine from Backdraft racing before I realized I was poor with bad credit.
 


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Exactly right. The EcoBoost is surprisingly quick. I don't have to go 10 seconds on the drag strip, 12's is plenty quick enough.
And on the road course I had no problem hanging with the GT and my friend's GT350 in the turns. Was quicker than my friend's GT coming out of the turn onto the straight - he had to give me a point by every session.

Comments like that make as much sense as saying, "You take a GT to the track? Should have a GT500 to do that"
Ecoboost is about 200 lbs. lighter in the front end too!
 

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Did you keep the Nitto NT555G2 on the front?
Yeah, 285/35 on front. Replacing them early next year with PS4S. Strangely it seems to turn fine, but the rears just didn't hold.
 

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Yeah, I've been up against the eco on I10. Um, walked the dogs. If you are giving them hell in an eco, props to you for driving.
 

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I had to look at it for a minute ,could not tell what it was at first. Thought it was a road Apple..

That's pretty cool though .the buttons work good still?
Yes, yes, all good. Works nicely.
 

 
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