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Old 09-27-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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I have some concerns with my 13 V6 performance package. Car has 37,000 miles

1. Soft brake pedal? Seems that the brake pedal has to be pushed in really far before it actually stops. My moms acura has 130k miles and the brake pedal is very sensitive

2. Installed ford racing axelbacks about 1000 miles ago and smell a strong sulfer smell only when revving high/ accelerating hard

3. Steering wheel has some play going at higher speeds when accelerating hard

Are these signs normal?
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I have some concerns with my 13 V6 performance package. Car has 37,000 miles

1. Soft brake pedal? Seems that the brake pedal has to be pushed in really far before it actually stops. My moms acura has 130k miles and the brake pedal is very sensitive

2. Installed ford racing axelbacks about 1000 miles ago and smell a strong sulfer smell only when revving high/ accelerating hard

3. Steering wheel has some play going at higher speeds when accelerating hard

Are these signs normal?
1. 40k is normal for brakes needing to be bled.

2. check for leaks.

3. going to need more detail. The mustang has electronic assisted power steering, so its a touch vague to begin with, but what exactly is yours doing?
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1. 40k is normal for brakes needing to be bled.

2. check for leaks.

3. going to need more detail. The mustang has electronic assisted power steering, so its a touch vague to begin with, but what exactly is yours doing?


Basically if I step on it and fly up the road and I change lanes the steering gets very loose and sesnsitive. Doesnt feel precise
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Thats called stock suspension and crappy tires.
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I have the goodyear eagle f1 tires. 19 inch rims the radial like 255 40R 19. What tires should I get?
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Just depends on what kind of driving you plan on doing, how long you want them to last, how much money you plan on spending... There's too many variables for me to answer that question for you.
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I've heard the sulfer smell is from the cats. Most likely getting hot when you're accelerating hard.
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I have the same Axlebacks and get the same smell. Also my steering rattles when hit about 80

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My 2012 does the same thing when i step on it at highway speeds also on my 09 v6 seem to do the same thing ..It almost feels like the front end raises up a bit when you step on it not sure if it is but thats what it feels like.
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1. Brakes may need to be bled or the pads may be at the point of needing to be replaced.

2. The reason for the steering feel is basic physics. Hard acceleration is shifting a lot of weight to the rear wheels, taking weighing off the front/steering wheels.

3. Under acceleration, it's normal to smell that. I believe it's the cats heating up. I stopped smelling it after I got an off-road midpipe.

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1. Brakes may need to be bled or the pads may be at the point of needing to be replaced.

2. The reason for the steering feel is basic physics. Hard acceleration is shifting a lot of weight to the rear wheels, taking weighing off the front/steering wheels.

3. Under acceleration, it's normal to smell that. I believe it's the cats heating up. I stopped smelling it after I got an off-road midpipe.

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What exhaust setup do you have? Did the midpipe make a big difference?


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Checked your tire pressure lately?
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I have the same Axlebacks and get the same smell. Also my steering rattles when hit about 80

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Could be unbalanced tires or out of alignment. Or missmatched tires(Brands, sizes, etc.)
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I have the same Axlebacks and get the same smell. Also my steering rattles when hit about 80

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Do you find that the ford racing axelbacks are a little quiet? I am wanting them to be a little louder
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Do you find that the ford racing axelbacks are a little quiet? I am wanting them to be a little louder

Well when I first got my car I thought it was awesome because I had never heard a v6 sound so good. I think I've gotten used to them but in the winter they sound better. I've heard the roush are really loud but some don't like the way they sound. It's hard to find a good set up with a sixxer.


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Well when I first got my car I thought it was awesome because I had never heard a v6 sound so good. I think I've gotten used to them but in the winter they sound better. I've heard the roush are really loud but some don't like the way they sound. It's hard to find a good set up with a sixxer.



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I think a catted x pipe would make them louder. Havent heard them in the winter yet. What makes them sound different in the winter? They get louder?
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Have the brakes bled and they will add new fluid. Don't pay over $100 for this though, call around. Sears auto is a nice cheap place for EASY fixes. Don't take it there for anything other than fluids though.

Axel backs take awhile to break-in, mine smelled like that for a good 600 miles but you need to get into some high rpms to get it to burn off quicker.

Did you go into your settings and see what the steering is set at? Try the other two settings and see if it helps.
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Thats called stock suspension and crappy tires.
I have a performance package and I test drove a normal package Stang that handled like the OP is saying. My PP does not what he is saying so I don't think it's his stock suspension (unless something broke). Could be the steering feel setting or crap tires.
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