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New Commercial Highlights Major Mustang Flaw

There is a new commercial for the Mustang I saw this week. It shows a red S197 Mustang doing donuts and powerslides in what appears to be a dark, old airplane hangar or a large warehouse with a wet floor.

If you see it or have a DVR check out a very short take, maybe a second or less in length, near the end of the commercial (scroll to the :19 second mark). It shows the Mustang from a full side view doing a powerslide or burnout of some kind. The rear wheels are hopping up and down like like a bunny on 'roids. Same thing at the beginning of the commercial when they HIGHLIGHT the real wheels during a burnout. Duh! HOP HOP HOP!

You'd think they would have put on some aftermarket lower control arms at least before shooting a commercial on a wet concrete floor. It looks real bad, especially to those of us who have experienced the wheel hop than is one of the few major flaws in the S197 Mustang.

Here is a clip, it is difficult to see because this is so small. The take is about a second before the announcer says, "Ford Mustang". On full screen TV it is obvious..


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There is a new commercial for the Mustang I saw this week. It shows a red S197 Mustang doing donuts and powerslides in what appears to be a dark, old airplane hangar or a large warehouse with a wet floor.

If you see it or have a DVR check out a very short take, maybe a second or less in length, near the end of the commercial. It shows the Mustang from a full side view doing a powerslide or burnout of some kind. The rear wheels are hopping up and down like like a bunny on 'roids.

You'd think they would have put on some aftermarket LCAs before shooting a commercial. It looks real bad, especially to those of us who have experienced the wheel hop than is one of the few major flaws in the S197 Mustang.
i agree with you... could have done something but.... LOL!

I'm guessing the general population will not notice the wheel hop and most of the population would rather have the nice mushy ride the stock LCA give... LOL


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Nothing you can't see on more than a couple clips from Bullitt. :P
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The commercial has been out for a couple of months. Seems like I saw it for the first time during the NFL playoffs. If you watch, it shows the wheel hop more than once. At least three different scenes.

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I noticed that right away too!
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to me it looks kind of dorky spinning out on wet surface, any car can do that. but if they did it on a dry surface the wheel hop would have been way more noticable... a bit of water prolly cheaper than some aftermarket parts
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You mean wheel hop is not something cool to look at? I thought it looked really nice in Bullit. Then again the Mustang Gt is not really a 100% race car.
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It was noticeable from the very beginning of the commercial.
I had not seen that before.

Overall, I think the commercial is great how it starts with the horse, then begins to change into road, then into classic car...
Very neat.

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Hey, atleast they are being honest and showing what the car will really do.

I noticed it to the first time I saw the comercial, and everytime I see it, it just sticks out like a Biog Red Flag in the middle of a field.

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That is funny.. .... I noticed the exact same thing. I thought to myself. I haven't had any wheel hop, wonder what everyone is talking about. Then I saw this commercial and it is plain as day, noticed it right away. I guess they figure the general public won't notice, but you know the car guys will.:thumbsup


Again I haven't experienced it. I think the higher rate rear shocks, stiffer spings, and beefed up roll bar help me in that department. I have had them on the car sense day 2.

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Axle Hop..........just like my 83 GT....yep its a mustang alright . Didnt they fix that with the quadra shock system??........why did they let go??Seems lika cheap fix to me.

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Cheeesey

I prefer a nice white smokin burnout. Until you cant see anymore and the rubber smells so bad you think there on fire.
Good pick up though. That is a cheesy commercial.
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to me it looks kind of dorky spinning out on wet surface, any car can do that. but if they did it on a dry surface the wheel hop would have been way more noticable... a bit of water prolly cheaper than some aftermarket parts
What is this word "prolly" that keeps showing up in this forum? I see it all the time. "Prolly?" Somebody explain this word to me please.(or maybe start using "probably")
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prolly means probably.. but i'm just guessing, prolly so
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Commercials are not geared for us, or for people like us. We are already hooked. The Mustang is what supplies excitement, and it does it well. We notice everything because of our nature. We gaze under the hood, we get on our knees and look under the car to imagine the first oil change. We are not normal.

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