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Old 07-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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When you guys do your 0-60 times. Do you just mash the accelerator and go? Do you apply some brake and throttle to a certain point and then let off the brakes?

I am trying to figure out why my car seems so slow. I have narrowed it down to a few things.

I am launching wrong
I have the grippiest Pirelli PZero's from the factory
Something has given way in the transmission and I cannot tell...
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What are your times? 6.1 to 6.3 is average for a 100% stock automatic. When stock i would just slam the accelerator to the floor. Now i can't do that . Today i tried a 2 second to the floor of the accelerator and still went up in smoke . Going to try a 3 second to the floor next time
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7's...it's terrible. I am at higher elevation and all...so who knows. But damn.
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What are your times? 6.1 to 6.3 is average for a 100% stock automatic. When stock i would just slam the accelerator to the floor. Now i can't do that . Today i tried a 2 second to the floor of the accelerator and still went up in smoke . Going to try a 3 second to the floor next time
2:73 or 3:31 gears?
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2:73 or 3:31 gears?
I was getting 5.3 to 5.4 0-60 mph with a tune, cai and 2.73 gears. I thought bare stock with 3:31 gears people were getting 5.1 to 5.2 0-60 mph.
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I was getting 5.3 to 5.4 0-60 mph with a tune, cai and 2.73 gears. I thought bare stock with 3:31 gears people were getting 5.1 to 5.2 0-60 mph.
Kona are you an automatic? I think the manual got 5.1 by Car and Driver but I don't trust the Mags. We were talking automatics which I have with 3:31 so am interested.
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Kona are you an automatic? I think the manual got 5.1 by Car and Driver but I don't trust the Mags. We were talking automatics which I have with 3:31 so am interested.
Mine is automatic boss and I'm running factory Michelin 17 inch tires.
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Mine is automatic boss and I'm running factory Michelin 17 inch tires.
Wow pretty Impressive. I'd have to lose some weight to get even close. lol
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Yet another reason for me to get to the gym haha
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2:73 or 3:31 gears?
3.31 when stock. I ran around 6.1 to 6.3 0 to 60 times. After a tune and headers i would run mid to low 5 seconds. Then i went with 3.73 gears and an aluminum driveshaft. Can't get enough traction to do a real time, even with new 255/45-18 Cooper Zeon RS3-A tires
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My god man...I would LOVE to have traction problems! Weird to say I know.
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Stock Performance Package with a manual trans, 5.9.
Now if I could get traction I might be low 5's, pretty sure that what feels like a 2 second burn out is hurting my timea LOL
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Stock Performance Package with a manual trans, 5.9.
Now if I could get traction I might be low 5's, pretty sure that what feels like a 2 second burn out is hurting my timea LOL
Ease the clutch out, don't dump it!
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I thought mid-low 5's were the norm for the 3.7 regardless of transmission with a 3.31 rear end?

I have never been in an auto 3.7/new 5.0 Mustang so I am not sure on specifics but I have driven several fast (10 second auto) cars and have yet to find an auto that works any differently than any other.

Here is the best technique for launching any auto car.

When launching an auto car it is best to launch it on the converter. So that means you disable all electronic nannies, put the car in sport/race mode, if it's an option, otherwise keep it in drive and let it do the shifting for you. Paddle shifters or autostick will only slow you down unless it has a dual clutch gearbox (Mustangs do not). Hold the brake enough to keep the car from moving and give it enough gas to get the engine spinning to 1600 - 2200 rpms or more if you can without wheelspin (you are torque braking not power braking). Then release the brake and floor the accelerator.

A little wheel spin is a good thing, if you can see clouds of smoke from the rear tires you are doing it wrong. You may need to back off or feather (lift slightly say from 100% to 75% and back to 100% very quickly) the skinny pedal if you are losing a lot of traction or the rear end starts to slide out more than a few degrees on you. Typically once the car gets through 1st gear and hits second your job is mostly done. Just keep the gas peddle down and you should hit 60. If however, your car has enough testicular fortitude to break traction going into 2nd, just keep it pointed where you want it to go and keep your foot planted. That is it.

Remember that what works at one location will likely not work at another.

Also, are you people using the track apps for your 0-60, etc?
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How rough is power braking on the transmission??

Also, what's the word on the brake over accelerator nanny we have? Is power braking even possible or is it hits going to cut the power?
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It seems to be a common issue for manual transmissions for people having 0-60 and excessive tire spin issues. I have an automatic, 3:73 gears along with factory Michelin 17 inch tires. I'm at dead stop, slam the go pedal down to floor and off we go. No real tire spin and under 5 seconds 0-60. Someone having 2 seconds of tire spin in insane. Lol
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When I first got my car I got 5.6 sec. with 17 inch wheels bone stock no tune or intake. Manual trans. Base car except for sync package/foglights. Launched it hard but feathered off clutch. Brought it almost to redline. 2.73 gears. Almost no spin. Chirped at launch and at 2nd gear shift. Gas tank at 60 miles till empty. Could have removed spare and maybe seen a 5.5+ sec.
Gear and tire size is a big factor as well as road condition, driver error, altitude, air temp, how full gas tank is etc. I would do it close to empty. Every gallon is 7 pounds.
I am using an autometer dpic gauge and calibrate before launch. It is extremely accurate. I have had it mounted in a car with track apps and the numbers for both were dead on. So that said, the track apps are dead on as well.
I have 19x9.5 wide with 275 tires on it now. I can feel it is a tad slower to 60.
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Holy cow...I am A LOT of gallons of fuel.
I think I should walk more instead of worrying about my launches.
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Holy cow...I am A LOT of gallons of fuel.
I think I should walk more instead of worrying about my launches.
Lmao
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You should be getting mid to high 5's when stock with the 2.73 under perfect conditions. Higher elevations definitely will negatively affect your times.
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I ran a 5.4 stock. I have a 2013 performance pack and its a manual.

with my mods the best I got was a 4.9 but that was almost perfect. I currently have some traction issues and need wider tires or drag springs.

My mods are sts, intake, tune, rear lca and shorty x-pipe no cats. btw.. its ****ing loud. I want to get a catted H-Pipe... they sound so much better.
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I ran a 5.4 stock. I have a 2013 performance pack and its a manual.

with my mods the best I got was a 4.9 but that was almost perfect. I currently have some traction issues and need wider tires or drag springs.

My mods are sts, intake, tune, rear lca and shorty x-pipe no cats. btw.. its ****ing loud. I want to get a catted H-Pipe... they sound so much better.
I have some similar mods as you and can run 4.6 to 4.8 0-60. Mostly 4.8 with nice dry conditions
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I definitely have not got it down perfectly. But I am working on it. I hope to see 4.5 one day with a fully modded mustang that is not charged.
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Sry double post. Mobile app.
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I definitely have not got it down perfectly. But I am working on it. I hope to see 4.5 one day with a fully modded mustang that is not charged.
4.5 0-60 all n/a. That will be a challenge! Lol.
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I have some similar mods as you and can run 4.6 to 4.8 0-60. Mostly 4.8 with nice dry conditions
Just wondering...how do we 2011-2012 owners time our 0-60 without track apps. Do you use a camera or something?
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Just wondering...how do we 2011-2012 owners time our 0-60 without track apps. Do you use a camera or something?
Video record with phone, watch back and use stop watch. Lol
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Video record with phone, watch back and use stop watch. Lol
Now that would be quite hard for me...considering I have a manual
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Now that would be quite hard for me...considering I have a manual
Well, heck yeah bro. Ba ha ha ha ha
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Video record with phone, watch back and use stop watch. Lol
I used an app called Car Performance on my phone but it said 7.46 so my disappointment has caused me to say the apps wrong and I haven't tried it again. The app is right on with the speedometer at 70 however.

Might just have to try your suggestion. No idea why the app has something called distance to start and that was .16 miles
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