stang v6 top speed

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    2004 mustang v6 auto 4speed, modded to maybe 215 engine hp (from 195hp stock)

    assuming the speed limiter was removed, could this car hit 150mph?

    My friend seems to think that since a GT of the same generation has 260hp and can hit 150mph, that his v6 can because it has the same transmission :hsugh:

    "Just think about it," he said. "I hit the speed limiter in 3rd gear - I have a whole other gear to go through!"

    Personally, I don't think his car has enough power to overcome the drag at those speeds.

    What does OT think?
     
  2. Smelly-Kitten

    Smelly-Kitten Dept. of Redundancy Department *Side Pipes

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    It has nothing to do with the transmission being tall enough. The 4R70W's 3rd gear is 1:1 which means at his peak of lets say 5500rpms it's all the way up to 138mph - so i doubt he could even use that "whole other gear" flat out with no speed limiter.

    Given that the final gear (o/d is shitty anyways, especially the band clutch) is .7:1 and the stock gear ratio for an auto is 3.08 at 5800rpms with 26.5" diameter tires the theoretical top speed is 201mph.

    But my guess is the v6 is having a hard enough time getting to that speed limiter much less 150 - in which case a v6 mustang would most likely locate a tree rather quickly.

    http://users.erols.com/srweiss/calcmph.htm
    http://users.erols.com/srweiss/calcrpm.htm
     
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    The car doesn't have enough power to overcome the drag or accelerate in the top gear ratio.
     
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    Your friend is an idiot.

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  5. themolsen

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    thats what i thought...thanks
     
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    I say 120mph, max. And that's with a headwind and sleight decline in the road.
     
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    Tell him to buy my Cobra, and he can do 150 all day long
     
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    It should be running atleast 110mph by the end of the 1/4 on its way to a 12 second pass if it has bolt ons
     
  10. Illadelph41

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    I've done 123Mph in a 91 Chevy Beretta. I would hope to god he would make it to at least 140
     
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    oh god v6 owners think there car is hot shit, and are suprised when i keep up with them in my truck.
     
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    For a 6 banger? :rofl:
     
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    :mamoru:, it will achieve lightspeed
     
  14. themolsen

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    as indicated on your speedo - that's not the actual speed
    i know it...my buddy has an intake and exhaust and drives like it's the fastest car on the road. he calls it "american muscle" :mamoru:
     
  15. CopenKagan

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    My 2000 GT with intake, exhaust and a tune did about 147 indicated. I'm sure I could have hit 150 if I wasn't at 4200 feet, but there is no way that your friend's V6 is going to touch that.
     
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    my buddy just has a ni**er rigged slp loudmouth 2 exhaust on his v6. he says he is pushing 900 hp.
    he freaked when my stock 5.2l ram kept up with him then passed him.
     
  17. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    i took down a friends "modded" 05 stick v6 in my 4.3L s10. he had a cold air, "true dual" cat back and enough ricer products to make a honda jealous. My truck at the time had a clutch and a drop in k&n.

    oh, and I also had snow tires and steelies :mamoru:
     
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    you have the bigger engine and most likely lighter all around.
     
  19. Corz

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    3500lb truck with 180 horses and zero traction
     
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    05 v6 is only 300 pounds lighter and 30 more horsepower. :mamoru:
     
  21. Corz

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    he still lost to a fucking truck.. :o
     
  22. SilverTurtle

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    I tried to make a 2.8 V6 Camaro fast once... I still have that car... its still not fast... lol

    although it did run a [email protected]
     
  23. Corz

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    thats fast for a 2.8
     

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