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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #71
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I would love to drop the rotational mass of it. I do not care about high speed, I think the fastest she has been is 86. I just want to be more efficient.
Only 86, damn son. You ain't doing nothing unless you rolling 120 or better. On a race track of course never the public roadway. Race track or Mexico.
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Only 86, damn son. You ain't doing nothing unless you rolling 120 or better. On a race track of course never the public roadway. Race track or Mexico.
My computer is still limited to stock 6 11X speed, and I haven't been to the track with her.

I can't get a speeding ticket, so I don't speed. Well, I can't get points, I should say.
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My computer is still limited to stock 6 11X speed, and I haven't been to the track with her.

I can't get a speeding ticket, so I don't speed. Well, I can't get points, I should say.
Oh, heck with the stock rev limiter. A sct bama tuner will take care of that roadblock. You can't get a speeding ticket if your racing on a race track.
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Oh, heck with the stock rev limiter. A sct bama tuner will take care of that roadblock. You can't get a speeding ticket if your racing on a race track.
But I can void my warranty with a tune. And it may affect mileage, which is my main reason for her.

I got the extended warranty, 980 bucks for 10 year, 100k top package offered by Ford. I won't be messing that up, if I can help it.
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But I can void my warranty with a tune. And it may affect mileage, which is my main reason for her.

I got the extended warranty, 980 bucks for 10 year, 100k top package offered by Ford. I won't be messing that up, if I can help it.
True, it may mess up your warranty. I just have the standard 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty. My car is two years old. I could not imagine not modding my stang for 10 years until the warranty is up. Heck with that. Lol. If my stang has engine or transmission issues before 100,000 miles that will be the last Ford product I buy. I'm not beating on it or running it hard on a daily basis.

I'm not running a supercharger in it nor do i plan on it.
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The tune will. Mods only void what they do. So CAI may Cancel out the engine if I left it on when I took it in, but tranny and everything else is good. But computer changes, allegedly, will totally scrap anything even related to electronics. Better safe than sorry, myself.
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The tune will. Mods only void what they do. So CAI may Cancel out the engine if I left it on when I took it in, but tranny and everything else is good. But computer changes, allegedly, will totally scrap anything even related to electronics. Better safe than sorry, myself.
I was told by American Muscle they stand 100 percent behind there tuners and if Ford will not cover an issue under warranty because they claim its tuner related, then American Muscle will pay to have your issue fixed. Or they will fix it since they are mustang experts. American Muscle is awesome. I been running my tune for close to a year and the car runs flawless. I would think if there was a issue with the tune it would of happened by now.
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I was told by American Muscle they stand 100 percent behind there tuners and if Ford will not cover an issue under warranty because they claim its tuner related, then American Muscle will pay to have your issue fixed. Or they will fix it since they are mustang experts. American Muscle is awesome. I been running my tune for close to a year and the car runs flawless. I would think if there was a issue with the tune it would of happened by now.
Has it affected mileage at all? City I am getting 30-32, highway is about 36. I think it would do better if my axle backs and cai didn't sound so good.
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Has it affected mileage at all? City I am getting 30-32, highway is about 36. I think it would do better if my axle backs and cai didn't sound so good.
I'm getting 30 MPG highway and that's doing 70 to 75 MPH . I also have a cai and love the sound it makes when you accelerate fast. Love that whistling sound. I think my MPG went slightly down because I can't help having a heavy foot with the tune and cai. The car is so much faster and fun to drive with these mods
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I'm getting 30 MPG highway and that's doing 70 to 75 MPH .
74 mph with CAI, in 46 degree F gives me 34.55 mpg. I was getting 38 without CAI with temps almost 90.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ess-23604.html

Did you notice any differences in mpg after the tune?
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74 mph with CAI, in 46 degree F gives me 34.55 mpg. I was getting 38 without CAI with temps almost 90.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ess-23604.html

Did you notice any differences in mpg after the tune?
Seemed to stay the same MPG. Around 30 MPG but I do ride the stang a bit more aggressive now that I have a different exhaust, tune and cai.
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i average 19.2 mpg at the best i hope i get 19.5 with the drive-shaft on if i ever decide to cough up 700 bucks
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i average 19.2 mpg at the best i hope i get 19.5 with the drive-shaft on if i ever decide to cough up 700 bucks
38 mpg? Do these guys only drive down hill? lol
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38 mpg? Do these guys only drive down hill? lol
That's what in saying. I'm averaging 15.2...
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That's what in saying. I'm averaging 15.2...
13.5 here, lol
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That is mpg at that speed. To see what difference my mods do, I run mpg at speed tests to see the changes. I run in two directions, to calculate wind, and try to record as much as I can.

My best tank is 36 mpg, but that link has my numbers for her at speeds 44,54,64,74 mph. There are a lot of reasons your mileage can be down.
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That is mpg at that speed. To see what difference my mods do, I run mpg at speed tests to see the changes. I run in two directions, to calculate wind, and try to record as much as I can.

My best tank is 36 mpg, but that link has my numbers for her at speeds 44,54,64,74 mph. There are a lot of reasons your mileage can be down.
Well I havent done a strict road test since right at 1000 miles but on the highway then with 3:31 gears automatic at 75 mph I got 29 mpg. But running 44 miles daily with 28 of that freeway I get 20/21 mpg. It almost sounds like Ford should set factory mods if they want their numbers up. Just what is it youre doing to get 36 mpg?
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Well I havent done a strict road test since right at 1000 miles but on the highway then with 3:31 gears automatic at 75 mph I got 29 mpg. But running 44 miles daily with 28 of that freeway I get 20/21 mpg. It almost sounds like Ford should set factory mods if they want their numbers up. Just what is it youre doing to get 36 mpg?
That was my best tank, mostly highway. I went from Cleveland to Dayton and back. Quite a bit of driving downtown, police test and cruising, but it was mostly highway.

I run my tires 40% above side wall, and shift a lot. I have a front air splitter, a partial lower grille block, and a lower drag bumper. 2.7 whatever gears are stock, even higher geared because it has 18s. Side splitters don't reAlly do much, and that is it. My city isn't thAT high. If I abuse it, 30-32, if I really go for fuel economy I can hit 34 for a tank. But the better she sounds, the harder she is to be gentle with.

I just finished upper and lower grille blocks, to be tested, and finished my dimensions and design for underbody paneling. Underbody is waiting for the election to be over, so I can take Coroplast without getting in trouble.
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Must be that Ohio weather!
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Must be that Ohio weather!
Are you a 6 or 8?

Well your gears will have a negative impact, and I usually cruise pretty close to the speed limit. 74 was done as a test to see change, not my usual. And I think standard can be way more fuel efficient if you want it to be, or way worse, if you want it to be.
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The only reason why im getting even close to 19 mpg is because i have the street tune on. when i had the performance tune on i was seeing 17.5-18.2 max. i didn't realize how much of a difference the tunes make i left performance tune on for a year.
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Are you a 6 or 8?

Well your gears will have a negative impact, and I usually cruise pretty close to the speed limit. 74 was done as a test to see change, not my usual. And I think standard can be way more fuel efficient if you want it to be, or way worse, if you want it to be.
Mines a V6. Stock tune base model
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Mines a V6. Stock tune base model
If you want to passively get better FE, clean up the aero. The gears will restrict you, but bigger tires will help.

Driving style is a pretty big factor lol
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That drive shaft is out of a 12 GT. Just so y'all know.
Wow really? They updated the driveshaft? I never heard this. Where did you hear that if I might ask? So the 13 shaft is stonger then...
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But not strong enough!!!!!!!

Lol jk
If its out of a 12 GT then it's good until like 150 mph
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If you want to passively get better FE, clean up the aero. The gears will restrict you, but bigger tires will help.

Driving style is a pretty big factor lol

I used to cruise pretty lightly with my foot barely on the gas. Coasting downhill not over 70 on the hiway etc. it made no difference. I suppose I could do better if I wasnt driving up a mountain 26 miles up each week. But it uses little gas coming fown, lol
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Ford did changes the driveshaft as mine was only 28lbs with a joint at the center without the carrier bearing! I will say that I still notice less vibration and just a smoothness about the AM shaft! Thanks for the pics as it made it easier to distinquish the difference.
Just looked at mine and indeed it is different then the one posted in the pic. bonus... or maybe not. looks the same as the one that exploded... different then the one posted though. ???

It looks like the same one in this thread.

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If anyone is interested in getting rid of a 28 pounder, I am a bit interested. Better than 43 pounds, in mine.
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Wow really? They updated the driveshaft? I never heard this. Where did you hear that if I might ask? So the 13 shaft is stonger then...
Yes I can 100% tell you that drive shaft in the picture is out of a 12 gt, that's my old drive shaft and I took the picture. It's sitting in the shed next to the mt82 that came out of my gt. I wouldn't know if the 13 drive shaft is stronger.

*btw where in az are ya? I'm in Glendale.
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I am in Surprise. Not to far from you.
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I am in Surprise. Not to far from you.
In that case, hope you didn't purchase your stang from Peoria ford. Maybe ill see ya around town. I'm in a black all black 5.0 with a tremec sticker on the upper driver side of the trunk lid.
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Yeah I did. Well sort of. They blew up my 06 GT. Was in there for an issue and they forgot to hook up the electric fan. 115 outside. CEL came on. Friday afternoon. They cleared the code and sent me home. Well. It blew up on the way home. After a long argument over the course of a week I got what I wanted. They offered me the 13 v6 at a substantial discount and bought my 06 off of me. I wont ever take it there for service. Ever. I never recommend them to anyone even though they did do right by me, they ****ed up my old car!
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Yes I can 100% tell you that drive shaft in the picture is out of a 12 gt, that's my old drive shaft and I took the picture. It's sitting in the shed next to the mt82 that came out of my gt. I wouldn't know if the 13 drive shaft is stronger.

*btw where in az are ya? I'm in Glendale.
In my recent post I had said Ford changed the driveshaft of the 2013. What I was really saying is that based on the pic someone had posted, Ford must of changed the shaft for 2013 as mine didn't look like the one in the pic nor did it wait 43lbs! Sorry for the confusion!
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thanks for the clarification. well at least we know it does not weigh 43 pounds.
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