rpm question - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
rpm question

got my 13' gt auto couple of days ago, the car is amazing. for the past 2 days i have not performed a wot or flooring it even on the highway driving home from the dealership going 80-100mph. i notice rpm never went over 4k, is it normal? how can i rev it higher while driving?
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
nhcowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
got my 13' gt auto couple of days ago, the car is amazing. for the past 2 days i have not performed a wot or flooring it even on the highway driving home from the dealership going 80-100mph. i notice rpm never went over 4k, is it normal? how can i rev it higher while driving?
Normal on the auto..
1) put it into "sport mode". That will effectively lock out 6th gear and hold lower gears longer before downshifting.

You can also manually hold gears once in sport mode by using the up/down button on the shifter's side.

Eventually, when you are comfortable with mods that "may" void some warranty aspects of your vehicle, you can get some aggressive tunes for the auto that will really wake the car up!

Congrats on the new car!!
__________________

2011 Black Mustang GT Premium
Corsa XO & Sport AB/Airaid/Bama 93R
Best 1/4 mile to date 60' 2.009
12.538 ET @112.33
100+ Deg 85 Hum RPR 3PM 1/2 tank street tires
nhcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
got my 13' gt auto couple of days ago, the car is amazing. for the past 2 days i have not performed a wot or flooring it even on the highway driving home from the dealership going 80-100mph. i notice rpm never went over 4k, is it normal? how can i rev it higher while driving?
I wouldn't recommend wot or revving too high during the break in period... 500-1000miles
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
thanks for the quick reply, your stang is looking good just like mine all blacked out hahaha.
i only depressed the gas pedal about half way, sometimes alittle more but never beyond 3/4. will flooring it exceed 4k? tune is diffidently on my mind, alot of auto user are seeing day and night with their tune.
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
nhcowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
thanks for the quick reply, your stang is looking good just like mine all blacked out hahaha.
i only depressed the gas pedal about half way, sometimes alittle more but never beyond 3/4. will flooring it exceed 4k? tune is diffidently on my mind, alot of auto user are seeing day and night with their tune.
Sometimes with the stock auto tune while already at speed, other than downshifting in sport mode with the shifter gear buttons, pushing the pedal to the metal is the only way to get her to downshift.

Again, a good tune can fix that. They can set what throttle position initiates a downshift and set the shift strategy to keep a lower gear for rpm bands... And downshift upon deceleration aggressively. It would also eliminate the horrible throttle response delay the 2011+ autos are known to have.
__________________

2011 Black Mustang GT Premium
Corsa XO & Sport AB/Airaid/Bama 93R
Best 1/4 mile to date 60' 2.009
12.538 ET @112.33
100+ Deg 85 Hum RPR 3PM 1/2 tank street tires
nhcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by nhcowboy View Post
Sometimes with the stock auto tune while already at speed, other than downshifting in sport mode with the shifter gear buttons, pushing the pedal to the metal is the only way to get her to downshift.

Again, a good tune can fix that. They can set what throttle position initiates a downshift and set the shift strategy to keep a lower gear for rpm bands... And downshift upon deceleration aggressively. It would also eliminate the horrible throttle response delay the 2011+ autos are known to have.
thanks, i did ask the dealer about it and they told me it would void the drivetrain warranty........
im planning to wait out the warranty then mod. it will be a long wait but the car is good enough for me right now as a daily driver.
i also notice after 10-20 mins of driving with moderate speed, when i pop the hood open the engine feels hot (still bearable to touch). is that normal?
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
nhcowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post

thanks, i did ask the dealer about it and they told me it would void the drivetrain warranty........
im planning to wait out the warranty then mod. it will be a long wait but the car is good enough for me right now as a daily driver.
i also notice after 10-20 mins of driving with moderate speed, when i pop the hood open the engine feels hot (still bearable to touch). is that normal?
Yep. As long as you don't get any temp warnings (gauges or lights... Not sure what cluster you have), your fine.
__________________

2011 Black Mustang GT Premium
Corsa XO & Sport AB/Airaid/Bama 93R
Best 1/4 mile to date 60' 2.009
12.538 ET @112.33
100+ Deg 85 Hum RPR 3PM 1/2 tank street tires
nhcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by nhcowboy View Post
Yep. As long as you don't get any temp warnings (gauges or lights... Not sure what cluster you have), your fine.

sorry for sounding a like a noob, this is my first car and the most powerful car i have ever driven.
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:54 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
nhcowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post

sorry for sounding a like a noob, this is my first car and the most powerful car i have ever driven.
No problem at all... Gotta learn somewhere!!
__________________

2011 Black Mustang GT Premium
Corsa XO & Sport AB/Airaid/Bama 93R
Best 1/4 mile to date 60' 2.009
12.538 ET @112.33
100+ Deg 85 Hum RPR 3PM 1/2 tank street tires
nhcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:10 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Virginia
Posts: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
sorry for sounding a like a noob, this is my first car and the most powerful car i have ever driven.
First car?!? Not bad for a first car!
mmike87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Joyride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak

sorry for sounding a like a noob, this is my first car and the most powerful car i have ever driven.
Same here heh
Joyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
last night before bed, i just realize something. ford states 420hp@6500rpm, how does auto users utilize the full hp? the only way i could think of is flooring it
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmike87 View Post
First car?!? Not bad for a first car!
lets just say i went all out with my 4 years savings that i started since high school lol
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:57 AM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
nhcowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by winkawak View Post
last night before bed, i just realize something. ford states 420hp@6500rpm, how does auto users utilize the full hp? the only way i could think of is flooring it
You have to remember that the auto has the "sport" mode quasi shifting.... (Yes, slush box and not true 3rd pedal driving...), but you downshift to get your RPMs in the power band.

This is basically what WOT (or a creative tune as described above) does. It downshifts.


So
1) floor it
2) sport shift it (put shifter in sport mode + use the up/down buttons on the side of the shifter to control what gear you are in)
3) have a good tuner modify the shift strategy to basically be in a lower gear and to downshift at accelerator positions other than WOT.
__________________

2011 Black Mustang GT Premium
Corsa XO & Sport AB/Airaid/Bama 93R
Best 1/4 mile to date 60' 2.009
12.538 ET @112.33
100+ Deg 85 Hum RPR 3PM 1/2 tank street tires
nhcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
That's why manual is the way to go...power at the finger tips
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
thanks again.
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey13 View Post
I wouldn't recommend wot or revving too high during the break in period... 500-1000miles
I had the pedal to the floor the second I left the dealer. Tuned before I had 500 miles on it. There is no break in period.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
wheelman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
I had the pedal to the floor the second I left the dealer. Tuned before I had 500 miles on it. There is no break in period.
Your owner's manual begs to differ.
wheelman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
nosympathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: none
Region: Ohio
Posts: 3,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
I had the pedal to the floor the second I left the dealer. Tuned before I had 500 miles on it. There is no break in period.
Haha I was told the same thing by the dealer. I drove her hard from 60 miles to now almost 15,000 miles with no issues.

The only time I drove her easy was when I had the gears changed. And that wasn't but for maybe 100 miles.
__________________
MustangEvolution ROCKS MY SOCKS!!!
nosympathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheelman View Post
Your owner's manual begs to differ.
Owners manual? Bahahahahaha.

---------- Post added at 05:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:00 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by nosympathy View Post
Haha I was told the same thing by the dealer. I drove her hard from 60 miles to now almost 15,000 miles with no issues.

The only time I drove her easy was when I had the gears changed. And that wasn't but for maybe 100 miles.
I could maybe understand breaking in the clutch but the OP has an auto so no need for that.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:02 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
nosympathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: none
Region: Ohio
Posts: 3,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
Owners manual? Bahahahahaha.

---------- Post added at 05:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:00 PM ----------


I could maybe understand breaking in the clutch but the OP has an auto so no need for that.
Well I have an MT and the only thing I didn't do was drop the clutch at the beginning, doesn't mean I wasn't running her to the red line every chance I got haha.
__________________
MustangEvolution ROCKS MY SOCKS!!!
nosympathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheelman View Post

Your owner's manual begs to differ.
+10000

---------- Post added at 05:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:11 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
I had the pedal to the floor the second I left the dealer. Tuned before I had 500 miles on it. There is no break in period.
Just cause you don't see it and don't feel it yet doesn't mean its not required.. What you do with your car its up to you. Will the car drive? Yes.. Will it produce power?? Yes.. Is there a higher chance of bent valves or premature wear on certain moving ??? YES!!!
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
nosympathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: none
Region: Ohio
Posts: 3,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey13 View Post
+10000

---------- Post added at 05:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:11 PM ----------



Just cause you don't see it and don't feel it yet doesn't mean its not required.. What you do with your car its up to you. Will the car drive? Yes.. Will it produce power?? Yes.. Is there a higher chance of bent valves or premature wear on certain moving ??? YES!!!
this has come up before, and I was under the same impression I know others have said it too, these engines are pre-broken in before they leave ford, so if you are breaking anything in, it isn't the engine.

I think one guy said every so many that get made even get tracked.
__________________
MustangEvolution ROCKS MY SOCKS!!!
nosympathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosympathy View Post

this has come up before, and I was under the same impression I know others have said it too, these engines are pre-broken in before they leave ford, so if you are breaking anything in, it isn't the engine.

I think one guy said every so many that get made even get tracked.
I heard it and read the article too but i rather see it for myself than have to sit around without a car for months.. In any case i drive it like i stole it once i see that gauge hit 1000...
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
Grabber Blue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Haven
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 3,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey13 View Post
+10000

---------- Post added at 05:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:11 PM ----------



Just cause you don't see it and don't feel it yet doesn't mean its not required.. What you do with your car its up to you. Will the car drive? Yes.. Will it produce power?? Yes.. Is there a higher chance of bent valves or premature wear on certain moving ??? YES!!!
Bent valves?


Trust me these motors get broken in before they're dropped in. No need to worry about a bent valve.
__________________
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Redline Tri-Coat
2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Jazz Blue Pearl Sold
2015 GT Premium 401A Ingot Silver Sold
2011 GT Premium 401A Grabber Blue Sold
Grabber Blue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber Blue5.0 View Post
Bent valves?

Trust me these motors get broken in before they're dropped in. No need to worry about a bent valve.
Gotcha master ford mechanic
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #27
Registered User
Newbie
 
JakeLawless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Linwood
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 9
Best way to keep the RPMs high is buy a stick shift. Keep it in lower gear. Bam youre done
JakeLawless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #28
Moderator Emeritus
Regular
 
deadsp0t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MidWorld
Region: Other
Posts: 4,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey13 View Post

Gotcha master ford mechanic
Not necessary dude.
__________________
That's unimpressive
deadsp0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
monkey13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadsp0t View Post

Not necessary dude.
His sarcasm definitely needs a smart response
monkey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #30
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bloomfield
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 231
My breakin:
Picked up car with 10 miles on the clock, Drove all day. Woke up early, borrowed a helmet, drove to track, with 100 miles on clock, made 3 passes, drove home .2 weeks later got my SCT, with 2 custome tunes, one for stock air box, other for JLT CAI. Still have not felt the need to stick that cheap looking plastic tube with a conical filter.
DeepImpactPony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 377
lol going balls to the wall
i prefer following the manual, wouldnt want anythin to happen to my first car
whats the point of revving? does high revving counts as engine break in since it varies the rpm?
winkawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



08:34 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.