Mustang GT potential?

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    How is the potential of a 2000 Mustang GT? I am in the market for a new car and my friend has a Roush Stage 2 GT that he will sell me pretty cheap. Due to the price, I am seriously considering it. I am new to mustangs, so I don't know much about them. How tough is it to get a GT to run say..low 11s? I would imagine they can't handle too much since it's just a SOHC, but then again I could be totally wrong. Thanks!
     
  2. Solid Snake

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    They run low 14's out of the box (0-60 in 5.5) given that it's a 5spd. With minor mods they can run low 13's. Theres a few guys I know who post on www.modulardepot.com that have hit high 11's with just bolt-ons. They've got great potential if you know what you're doing.
     
  3. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Thanks :) I think he already said he has exhaust, intake, xpipe and headers. How much power can these motors handle with a stock block?
     
  4. torchC5

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    Personally, I think Roush Mustangs are highly overated and overpriced, but if your friend is willing to sell it to you for a steal then go for it. There are two ways to get a GT into the 11's (without playing with the internals). You can throw a supercharger and intercooler on it (include slicks), or stick a 100+ shot of nitrous and pray your motor lasts you longer then 10,000 miles. Remember, if you have money then the sky's the limit.
     
  5. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I agree with you. Originally I was looking into a C5 Corvette. I have about 25k to spend on a new car. Then my friend told me he would sell me his Roush for payoff. I expected it to be around 20 or something, but it was only 14k. It isnt a super great deal or anything, but IMO pretty fair for a Roush. Plus I have piece of mind knowing the cars history.

    Thanks for the information!
     
  6. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    If you buy the Roush it sounds like you'll have ALOT of money for mods. Sounds like a good idea.
     
  7. Solid Snake

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    The 4.6 SOHC block is iron, so it can withstand quite a bit. Theres a guy who is pretty infamous around GA tracks and Mustang enthusiasts with an 800rwhp GT. He's running 800rwhp on the STOCK block.

    Also, you don't need a power adder to run 11's. Like I said earlier, there are quite a few people running 11's on all motor. Also like I said, you just have to know what you're doing :big grin:
     
  8. torchC5

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    No problem:) . I had a 97 cobra before I got my vette. I love mustangs, but I love corvettes too. I always wanted to supercharge my cobra, but it just wasn't financially responsible at the time. I traded in my cobra for my 97 C5. I only have to pay a difference of 10 grand between the two. My brother has 2000GT and he doesn't know if it is worth modding or upgrading to a faster stock car. I guess it all comes down to what you personally like. Go to the local track and see what is running out there. That might give you a better idea on what some cars can do on certain mods.

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  9. SilverStang01

    SilverStang01 A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upo

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    13.98 @ 99.85 is aroudn my best totally stock
     
  10. Jimmyg41

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    Personally I think $14k is great for that car. Maybe it's because I live in California, but you'd be hard pressed to find a 99 and up GT (in good condition and low mileage) for that price around here. I say go for it!
     
  11. AcidAngel_5.0

    AcidAngel_5.0 Pure 0wnage

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    yea.. stangs have great potential.. im exspecting to run low 12's to high 11's NA when i can find me some damn slicks.. im trapping 108+ but having shitty 60' with 2.4 and still hitting 13.6's in the quarter
     
  12. figment

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    the weak point of a 4.6 2v is the rods and pistons. they are good for about 450hp. dont worry about bolt-ons get a pro-charger,DR's and run 11's in a weekend
     
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    Speaking of GTs.... what is "Traction-Lok Rear Axle" on 04s'? Is that similiar to TC? I want TC but I dont want ABS :(
     
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    traction-lok is the limited slip diff. i dont know if the TC is avaliable with out ABS. when i went to buy mine i only seen them as a package.
     
  15. Solid Snake

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    Traction lok just means that both rear wheels recieve power at all times. It basically a limited slip diff, not an open diff. GT's have had those for quite some time now.
     

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