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Anyone own an Ecoboost AND a GT (or other Stang V8)?

Discussion in '2015+ S550 Mustang Talk' started by matt5058, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. matt5058

    matt5058 Member Established Member

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    I own a 2014 GT and for the longest time have been interested in picking up an SN95 as another project/fun car, more than likely a Cobra if I could find the right car for the right price.

    I came across a few 2015 Ecoboost Mustangs on Auto Trader with prices around $14k and it got me thinking about an Ecoboost as a second Mustang and a somewhat more economical fun car, with a different powerplant to tinker around with and mod. Assuming these perhaps continue to drop in price, it seems like it might be decent option for a second Stang and good for highway commuting.

    I've only driven two S550s - one was a 2015 GT 6 speed and I liked it quite a bit, and the other was a 2016 or 2017 Ecoboost. It looked nice and of course the interior is great compared to my GT, but it was an automatic and I wasn't super impressed with the performance (though admittedly it wasn't the longest test drive). I'd like to take a manual for a spin and see how it drives.

    Most of the threads I've found are basically people asking whether they should buy a GT or an Ecoboost but I'm curious if anyone on here has owned both, or currently owns both, and your thoughts on the ups and downs of both.
     
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    BLOWN9646 E85 COBRA Established Member

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    I have a manual 16' 3.7 - fbo, minus ported intakes. It's a fun dd, besides leaving me stranded last month due to broken clutch/flywheel (~9k miles). I just installed spec clutch & alum fw and am currently breaking it in, but should be even better in a few more hundred miles.

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  3. matt5058

    matt5058 Member Established Member

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    I'm sure there are plenty of threads on this but since you mentioned your car, what sort of gains does the 3.7 get with full bolt ons? How's the gas mileage?

    Sorry to hear about the clutch but hopefully the new one works out well.
     
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    BLOWN9646 E85 COBRA Established Member

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    Should be right around 300whp. MPT E30 tune so only average ~22mpg, but it will get 28-29 hwy
     
  5. Yawnald

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    I’ve owned three S550 Mustangs, of which I still have two. A 2016 EB and a 2019 GT. The EB is an interesting platform to play around with, but honestly, I’ve always done it in a half-hearted way. Then I’ll go out and beat the shit out of the EB knowing it’s an underdog. As long as the GT is at home in the garage, at my disposal, then it’s OK.

    As long as you keep the Coyote car as well, the EB is fun to play with.
     

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