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Old 08-26-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Racing my wife

I have been in constant fueding with my wife about the speed of my stang. She has beat me a number of times, racing home from school. She has a v6 Chevy Impala, which is lighter then my stang and quicker of the line. I can get her in the long run, but she seems to always get me off the line. I will never admit that she is better than I. My FORD is better then her CHEVY.

I don't know if there is anything I can do to get off the line quicker. I can probably change gears to 3.73.

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Im assuming you have a v6?.....i hope.
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Im assuming you have a v6?.....i hope.
Seriously. If u can't beat that in a gt, then u have some issues. But gears would definately help out with that. 3.73 for manual and 4.10 for auto is the basic rule.
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She must have more hp if she is getting you on Top end ? GeArs would be nice for your car! You should let her win, it your wife
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Re: Racing my wife

If its a v6, I believe it. v6 stangs are not performance cars like how the GT is touted. The older ones aren't at least (the newer ones are a big improvement from a decade ago).

If its an acceleration concern (her beating you off the line but you eventually pulling on her), you are correct - gears would definitely be the best bang for your buck.
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Have u tried stalling your car to flash the converter.
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She must have more hp if she is getting you on Top end ? GeArs would be nice for your car! You should let her win, it your wife
Not necessarily more power just different trans gear ratios or rear end gear ratios. (Although the Impala may have more)
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Awww, let her kick your ***... or don't because she probably will anyway. haha.
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man I would be proud if I was married and my wife races; not only that but she can beat me! Men wish their wife would like sports, fishing, fast cars etc, and you got one and your too proud (why is beyond me) to give her a high five
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She loves NASCAR, I would love to see what she can do in my car. She is a great competitor. I think I try to hard and spin the tires too much at launch. She can get that impala moving in a hurry. We have traveled together at almost 100 mph down the interstate, I am really afraid of the fuzz and seeing those blue lights fllashing behind me.....That can ruin your day. They would pull me over first. And it is a GT.....
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man I would be proud if I was married and my wife races; not only that but she can beat me! Men wish their wife would like sports, fishing, fast cars etc, and you got one and your too proud (why is beyond me) to give her a high five
And yes I have given her credit where credit is deserved....
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man I would be proud if I was married and my wife races; not only that but she can beat me! Men wish their wife would like sports, fishing, fast cars etc, and you got one and your too proud (why is beyond me) to give her a high five
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3.73 gears and upgrade your intake manifold to the newer 02-04, that should give you the edge.
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3:73 if your a 5 sp 4:10 for auto.SCT tuner would do wonders to wake the motor up .The 99 GT made 260 HP @ 4000 RPM
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Dude you need to get some help with a launch and driving if your getting pulled by an Impala.
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