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Discussion in '2015+ S550 Mustang Talk' started by zinc03svt, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Red Turtle

    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I don't have a 301a, so no toggles or drive modes for me. Just good old sport and drive but still good for me at the moment.
     
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    zinc03svt Big Red Established Member

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    That was my problem with my 14 auto with cj/mono/lund tune. Could not drive it on wet pavement without being very careful especially on shifts. Want 301a fo sure!
     
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    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That was the tune. I ran a Lund and while great, the shifts were hard in D or S. Switched over to AED and D was like stock while S is where the magic was. I couldn't justify the extra $$ for stuff I had no interest in just for the drive modes.
     
  4. mikengail

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    Got lucky and found a $52k Premium Vert A10 with 401A, Safe and Smart, Black Accent Pkg and 3.55 rear for $43,9xx out the door in Vegas. Only paid 3% TTL for New Mexico where I live. That car had been on the lot for a very long time though. Best Coyote Vert that I've ever had and I've had a few. Got lucky on the price and qualified for several rebates. '19's should be hitting the lots late August or sometime in September. Good time to buy an '18 auto, since there is no change but color options for '19 versions. Good luck...
     
  5. Red Turtle

    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Congrats. What dealer in Vegas?
     
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    mikengail Member Established Member

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    Friendly Ford. Best car buying experience I ever had. Period...

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    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Good to hear. I was a manager at Team Ford up the road and owned by the same family.
     
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    Yeah, the owner was in the morning that I took delivery. He was obviously the kind of guy that took good care of his employees and it showed. All of them said that they loved working for him. No wonder they took such good care of their customers. That kind of leadership is all too rare in today's business world...

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    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yes, Ed "O" is a great guy as is his family.
     
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    zinc03svt Big Red Established Member

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    Pulled the trigger on 18 mustang 300a, auto, PP. Fun times!
     
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    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Congrats, and yes, it is a blast to drive with the new 10spd.
     
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    I just pulled the trigger on an 18 pp1 A10 401a. Love the active exhaust.
    I may remove the resonator but for now this thing is a beast. Much more than my 2012 was.

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    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Congrats and you will be very surprised how much more volume you get with the removal of the suitcase. With the Active exhaust, IMO, there is no need to upgrade anything else. I currently have an X but also have an H on order of which I think will be the winner.
     
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    No one pays MSRP on Mustang GTs. I bet you can find a better deal too
     
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    No active exhaust, but I removed the suitcase for an H-Pipe and had O/R Long Tubes installed. One of the better sounds I've heard, since the stock mufflers are so good already. Nice and deep tone with zero drone. It's only a little obnoxious on cold starts. Did an E85 tune, prior to that, which was good for an extra 40 rear wheel ponies. Just put in my adjusted tune for the headers and no cats. I'll let you know what the gains are, after I dyno next week. Right now, she feels about the same as, if not a little quicker than, my wife's stock '14 GT500 from a couple of years back. The A10 is doing some of that, I know...
     
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    452rwhp / 418rwt. Stock intake and stock mufflers...

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    that seems low... have you been to the dragstrip? my 2018 is besting my 550 crank hp Shelby that had drag radials and rear suspension work, in et and mph , my 18 is stock suspension and tires, and I haven't been out since I put on long tubes...some dyno and never drag ...I drag and never dyno....because fast is fast, no matter what machine says..i'm at 11.6 with nothing but jlt and tune
     
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    Are you on E85?
     
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    yes
     

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