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Old 02-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Most effective ways to improve 0-60 time and 1/4 mile time

I am new to the forum and need help on further performance upgrades for my 2013 mustang v6 automatic. so far I have:
93 bama race tune
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I am currently at 5.1 sec 0-60 and 13.7-8 on the 1/4.

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I would upgrade your gears to 3.73 you will notice a huge difference. The 2.73 is too steep and not very suitable for the 3.7 IMO.
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I would upgrade your gears to 3.73 you will notice a huge difference. The 2.73 is too steep and not very suitable for the 3.7 IMO.
yeah I was going to either get 3.73 or 3.55. I think 4.10 are a bit much considering the mpg. are there significant differences between 3.55 vs 3.73?
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I am new to the forum and need help on further performance upgrades for my 2013 mustang v6 automatic. so far I have:
93 bama race tune
C & L intake
BBK throttle body
2.73 gears

I am currently at 5.1 sec 0-60 and 13.7-8 on the 1/4.

thanks for the help. happy to be on the forum
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I would upgrade your gears to 3.73 you will notice a huge difference. The 2.73 is too steep and not very suitable for the 3.7 IMO.
Welcome to MustangEvolution! It sounds like you've already been given a great suggestion. I would also recommend going with a set of gears! Since you have an Automatic, 3.73's or 4.10s are both great options. Don't fear the gear! This will be the most beneficial mod for Acceleration and torque.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance.

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Lower you're car will help also, and some good tires will get you better traction.
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Welcome to MustangEvolution! It sounds like you've already been given a great suggestion. I would also recommend going with a set of gears! Since you have an Automatic, 3.73's or 4.10s are both great options. Don't fear the gear! This will be the most beneficial mod for Acceleration and torque.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance.

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what do you think about BBK long tube headers and acceleration? I heard they add a bunch of power

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Lower you're car will help also, and some good tires will get you better traction.
how much would that cost me? and what brand name? thanks
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Lowering you're car will not be that expensive maybe 2-300 bucks and you can do it you'reself! Gears on the other hand is a tough task and the majority of people reccomend you take it to a professional
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Absolutely! Long Tube Headers will help with Power and low end Torque/Acceleration. If you Throw in a set of Gears, Long Tubes and Lowering Springs, your car will be a completely new animal!

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I have 3.73 in my auto. there just about perfect for me. I do a decent amount of highway driving so I stayed away from the 4.10 gears because of MPG. I still get a solid 27 and sometimes even the 30 on the freeway, about 25 to 27 around town. There was an obvious improvement in acceleration.....

As for the BBK long tubes, they do increase your HP a good amount. Some claim up to 30HP with a tune. What you don't hear about as much is the torque. Some claim that you will experience a loss in torque, others say there is no change.... it's a hard choice but really you cant go wrong with either. If your goal is to lower 0-60 and 1/4 mile times then the gears are the better choice here because they really help the low end acceleration. Tires would be a good addition too, especially if you do tires and gears you should see a good improvement.
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here is a good example..... This guy gained 23HP but lost 6 ft Lb of torque, not a huge deal but it is a loss.....

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I have 3.73 in my auto. there just about perfect for me. I do a decent amount of highway driving so I stayed away from the 4.10 gears because of MPG. I still get a solid 27 and sometimes even the 30 on the freeway, about 25 to 27 around town. There was an obvious improvement in acceleration.....

As for the BBK long tubes, they do increase your HP a good amount. Some claim up to 30HP with a tune. What you don't hear about as much is the torque. Some claim that you will experience a loss in torque, others say there is no change.... it's a hard choice but really you cant go wrong with either. If your goal is to lower 0-60 and 1/4 mile times then the gears are the better choice here because they really help the low end acceleration. Tires would be a good addition too, especially if you do tires and gears you should see a good improvement.
yeah I understand that. I have around $2k to spend on performance so I was jw what I should do in addition to my tune intake and throttle body. I think I'm gonna go with the gears first plus install would be around $650? and headers plus install would be around $850? does that sound about right?
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here is a good example..... This guy gained 23HP but lost 6 ft Lb of torque, not a huge deal but it is a loss.....

a loss of torque could hurt my 0-60 right?
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Ok i have a question.

There is a guy on youtube that did a 0-60 on his 100% stock 2013 V6 and did 5.0secs.
Does been manual have anything to do or even the driver?
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Ok i have a question.

There is a guy on youtube that did a 0-60 on his 100% stock 2013 V6 and did 5.0secs.
Does been manual have anything to do or even the driver?
I think stock for stock manuals have always been faster. 5.0 sec is hard to believe tho.
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4.10 gears or major traction/suspension mods (track only type mods)
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a loss of torque could hurt my 0-60 right?
it COULD. but if you get gears then you just up'd your torque a good amount but it now takes more HP to turn the rear wheels. So if you do both headers and gears you can look at it like this...... you gain a good chunk of HP with headers but loose a few torque. Then take your gears, you just boosted your rear wheel torque substantially but it now takes more horses to get you to those higher MPH...... separately you can see that there is a trade off but together they make up for the others downfall and then some. Gears+headers=winning combo

Also, no need to pay to have the headers installed, all you need is a jack, jack stands, a couple wrenches and preferably a buddy to lend a hand. no need to pay, it's an easy install. $600 for BBK hearers and off road x pipe from AM.

The gears you will want a pro to do. I paid $500 for gears and install but that is a real good price, i think $650 is fair from a good shop but I wouldn't pay more that that.

Also, you should look into a new aluminum drive shaft if you want the best 0-60 and 1/4 mile. manny claim to shed 0.2 seconds off there 1/4 times...... thats a good chunk if you have been around the strip allot. It also gives you better throttle response amongst other things...... it is on my to do list



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I think stock for stock manuals have always been faster. 5.0 sec is hard to believe tho.
If your good you can get 5 sec 0-60. I have herd allot of people claim they can pull it off........ 0-60 times honestly comes down to the driver and whether or not you can get traction.
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Get 3.73 gears. Best bang for the buck, hands down. Next would be a good set of tires and LCAs.
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would rear lower controls arms improve 0-60?
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thanks alot for all this information. I'm jus unsure about one thing. 4.10 vs. 3.73 gears for an automatic? what do you think
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Is this your DD or a toy? If former, stick with 3.73s.
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Is this your DD or a toy? If former, stick with 3.73s.
is 4.10 that bad on mpg?
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I am new to the forum and need help on further performance upgrades for my 2013 mustang v6 automatic. so far I have:
93 bama race tune
C & L intake
BBK throttle body
2.73 gears

I am currently at 5.1 sec 0-60 and 13.7-8 on the 1/4.

thanks for the help. happy to be on the forum
Bro those are some sick 0-60 and 1/4 mile times considering you have 2:73 gears. Heck with a set of 3:73 gears, headers, x pipe and good launch you could easily be at 4.7 0-60 and 13.2 1/4 mile. Not bad for a car under 25k including the mods. Heck if you get a one piece aluminum driveshaft you might drop a 0-60 down too 4.5. That's stock 5.0 time. Lol
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Bro those are some sick 0-60 and 1/4 mile times considering you have 2:73 gears. Heck with a set of 3:73 gears, headers, x pipe and good launch you could easily be at 4.7 0-60 and 13.2 1/4 mile. Not bad for a car under 25k including the mods. Heck if you get a one piece aluminum driveshaft you might drop a 0-60 down too 4.5. That's stock 5.0 time. Lol
yeah I plan headers for sure. still deciding between 3.73 and 4.10 gears tho. is there a huge difference? I'm getting aluminum drive shaft for sure cuz I wanna go past 130 mph. also, do I have to replace the mid pipe to get headers? on American muscle they don't have a combo with a catted x or h pipe. I wanna stay legal. I have tests every year
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yeah I plan headers for sure. still deciding between 3.73 and 4.10 gears tho. is there a huge difference? I'm getting aluminum drive shaft for sure cuz I wanna go past 130 mph. also, do I have to replace the mid pipe to get headers? on American muscle they don't have a combo with a catted x or h pipe. I wanna stay legal. I have tests every year
Yes you have to replace the midpipe to get LTH's. You are looking for a catted shorty X-pipe, which many will tell you that having a catted midpipe with LTH's is not worth it. I asked that question recently and decided on going with a custom off-road h-pipe since nobody sells one for the '13. You could buy the LTH's and have the exhaust shop fab up a midpipe and utilize your stock cat's I believe. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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I hate to double post but I just wanted to say that because of this thread I went out and bought a one-piece aluminum drive shaft to drop my time more hopefully. Was waiting until spring to add my wheels/tires, full exhaust and driveshaft. Couldn't wait just like I couldn't wait to do the 3.73's. Also picked up Roush side splitters for the hell of it too.
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I hate to double post but I just wanted to say that because of this thread I went out and bought a one-piece aluminum drive shaft to drop my time more hopefully. Was waiting until spring to add my wheels/tires, full exhaust and driveshaft. Couldn't wait just like I couldn't wait to do the 3.73's. Also picked up Roush side splitters for the hell of it too.
haha I know. the DS is a must for me now! how are the 3.73s? you like them or wish you woulda went 4.10s? jw
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haha I know. the DS is a must for me now! how are the 3.73s? you like them or wish you woulda went 4.10s? jw
For my DD I think they're absolutely fine, saw a nice change but not as noticeable as the change from stock to 93 Hybrid tune w/ cai. My problem is that I'm on my stock all season Michelins until the temps rise and the snow packs it in for the spring. As soon as that happens I will be purchasing summer tires and new wheels. Hopefully they will allow me to achieve more traction off launch. I'm running 4.9s 0-60 right now and with the throttle body and driveshaft I'm hoping to pick up a tenth. That's right on par with a stock 5.0, I've seen people run them on YouTube. As far as accuracy of Track Apps goes the numbers are close to accurate as far as relation to drag strip times go. I've seen on 2 occasions people matching up drag slips and Track App times and both times they ran faster on the track than Track Apps said they did by both a couple mph and a couple tenths in a 1/8 mile. You gotta figure if that is accurate accross the spectrum for the 13's then people could actually be running a tenth or so faster than they think. Just think that could be the difference between 5's and 4's.

Anywho, sorry for rambling, I'm new to this and I have a lot of time on my hands seeing as I don't sleep much, I just read threads and watch YouTube videos about 11+ 6 cylinders.
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If you drive your car every day then I would probably go with 3.73 gears.... 4.10 gears are going to hurt your MPG pretty bad and it will get worse on the freeway... If you don't drive much or have another car that you drive most of the time then 4.10 may be for you... I would also recommend the lower control arms that others have. It's one of those mods that may not add any HP but they make all the difference when trying to put the power down.
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alright guys thanks. ill be going with the 3.73s and LCAs. I appreciate all the input
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When you guys went to the track did you have lots of wheel hop? I did ...
Also guys with auto trans . Do you're cars spin a lot on take off at the strip?
Mines manual but I'm not sure if it was a lot b of my driving and stock tires at the time ?
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When you guys went to the track did you have lots of wheel hop? I did ...
Also guys with auto trans . Do you're cars spin a lot on take off at the strip?
Mines manual but I'm not sure if it was a lot b of my driving and stock tires at the time ?
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I think control arms will help with wheel hope. thas what I am getting along with 3.73s
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I got bigger tires to help with traction haven't had a chance to try them yet but if that don't work ill try the them .
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I'm a little reluctant to spend the 400 on the BBK 73 Throttle body because many on this site and other sites have said they felt the money spent on it was not worth the little gains. IDK because I don't have them. Lol
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