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Old 03-25-2015, 10:17 AM   #36
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Ford does this on every Mustang, even the GT500. They put a totally inadequate tire to the level of power the engine makes. I mean, really, a 235 tire on a car with over 400 horses? Even the 255 on the BBP and TP is marginal with this level of power.
That's a big part of the problem. Mustang V6's should come with 245. Mustang GT's should come with 255 tires stock. With 275 on all 4 or a staggered set up like 255 front/295 rear as an optional / track pack.

Then don't get me started on Ford's "traction/stability control". Its so inadequate. Many other car's traction controls work so well its like having a launch control on when you punch the gas. The cars just do with out hardly any tire spin.

Now I haven't driven a 2015 so I don't know if they've improved it at all or not. But I know the in the 2014's the amount of slide and spin that the car allows on the default (on) setting with stock tires is fairly unsafe for an inexperienced "sports car" driver (like my wife).

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You are feeling the stability management (advance-trac). Stability control steps in when a slip angle is introduced (at which point individual wheel braking is introduced until stability is achieved), where traction control steps in when the rear wheel speed exceeds the front wheel speed (at which point, it cuts either fuel, spark, or throttle plate angle).
I personally like to drive with the traction control in "Sport Mode", hold down the brake pedal and tap the traction control button twice. This is a fun setting IF you're a good driver and like some power oversteer with out the car going too crazy.
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That's a big part of the problem. Mustang V6's should come with 245. Mustang GT's should come with 255 tires stock. With 275 on all 4 or a staggered set up like 255 front/295 rear as an optional / track pack.

Then don't get me started on Ford's "traction/stability control". Its so inadequate. Many other car's traction controls work so well its like having a launch control on when you punch the gas. The cars just do with out hardly any tire spin.

Now I haven't driven a 2015 so I don't know if they've improved it at all or not. But I know the in the 2014's the amount of slide and spin that the car allows on the default (on) setting with stock tires is fairly unsafe for an inexperienced "sports car" driver (like my wife).



I personally like to drive with the traction control in "Sport Mode", hold down the brake pedal and tap the traction control button twice. This is a fun setting IF you're a good driver and like some power oversteer with out the car going too crazy.
Sport Mode?? i didnt know there was such a setting in the 2014s ..??
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Sport Mode?? i didnt know there was such a setting in the 2014s ..??
Yep. Its there. I believe 2013-2014's at least all have it.



Hold down the brake pedal, then tap the Traction control button twice fast. (yes like a double click of the mouse)

It will say "AdvanceTrac SPORT MODE."

Its safer than turning Traction control completely off, but still gives you a little more tire spin / fun to be had.

I could tell you the secret to unlocking Turbo mode, but then I'd have to kill you.
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that is awesome lol i had no clue
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You do know that foot on brake and holding button down for about 8 seconds completely turns it off?
That's how I drive every time the car is started.


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Did not know this. How amazing.
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Found great deal on ebay for tires.B.F.Goodrich kdw's 750 shipped out of Pa. No more tire spinning issues,rears are 295/35/19 and fronts are 255,35/19. Figured I saved about $1000. They still have more.This is for a 2013 boss.

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All is same for the 2013, of course, too. Track pack wasn't doing much with the stock P Zeros, suspension and stance. +1 for Mich Pilot Sports (I got AS/3 for DD). but i took it much further and let our yard got to pot (reappropriated funds). LCA, UCA, handling kit/lower, tune, MGW... it's a sickness. BUT NOW it's rockin' and not hoppin' Save up and keep modding. Who wants a look-like-everything-else 2015 ???
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