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Hey I have a 2014 gt manual trans with the track package, bone stock. i have read that 0-60 should be 4.2 seconds but the best i can do is 5 seconds flat. given I'm probably not the best driver i think i should be getting better times than this. what do y'all think?


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You will get better. Are you getting wheel spin? Tires and road may need to be warmer, some LCA's will help too if you are getting wheel hop


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Those published times usually include dropping the clutch at 3-4K RPM, getting the right amount of wheel spin and a good hookup with warm tires on a good surface. Not always the best thing for your clutch, but will get you good 0-60 times. Some magazines post "street start" times for 5-60 MPH which are done by mashing the gas at 5 mph instead of the clutch dump. These times are usually 0.5 to 1 second slower.

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How quick you can reach 60 or run the 1/4 mile is all in the individual who is driving the car.
It's like anything else the more you do it the better you will get.

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If you are bone stock, a 1/4 mile e.t. of low to mid 13 seconds is average. If you can break into the upper 12 second bracket your driving and your car is above average.

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that makes a lot of sense, i was thinking that perfect conditions were what they were going off of on those times. i am getting a lot of wheel spin too, less when i launch from concrete rather than asphalt. what are the "LCA" that would improve wheel hop?

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I think Nibis is referring to Lower Control Arms....and it's a lil more involved that slapping a pair on, some suspension guru's will chime in and help you with this.

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I think Nibis is referring to Lower Control Arms....and it's a lil more involved that slapping a pair on, some suspension guru's will chime in and help you with this.
You have remote start with a 6sp manual? is it after market?

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If you are bone stock, a 1/4 mile e.t. of low to mid 13 seconds is average. If you can break into the upper 12 second bracket your driving and your car is above average.
Mid 13s?? That's quite high. That's with a driver that needs to practice...a lot.

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OP, You have to realize, the published numbers from reviews are always coming from either pro drivers or drivers or extremely good drivers that have been driving for many, many years. You know which cars are the most deceiving when it comes to 0-60s and quarter miles? Higher hp AWD cars, like the STi etc. Those guys will rev high, dump the clutches and launch the car so hard, that if you were to do it, you would destroy the clutch in a matter of months. For instance, my Audi S4 was supposed to be around 5.2 seconds. I couldn't break 5.6 because any harder would have surely fried my clutch.

The mustang GT 0-60 is about 4.5 seconds, according to the reviews and Ford. If you can hit 4.8, you're doing well. At 5 seconds, you're making some progress. Keep at it, you'll get better. Just remember, it could be worse. You could be driving an AWD car that you have to fry the clutch to get good numbers lol

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that makes a lot of sense, i was thinking that perfect conditions were what they were going off of on those times. i am getting a lot of wheel spin too, less when i launch from concrete rather than asphalt. what are the "LCA" that would improve wheel hop?
There are several different ways to control wheel hop. The one I used on my 2011 GT 5.0 w/6M transmission was J&M LCA's and BMR relocation brackets. My wheel hop was terrible before adding these two items but, they totally fixed it.

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You will hook better on the concrete than asphalt. Ever watch street outlaws? LOLOL. But most of the manual Mustangs I see at my local 1/8th mile track run 8.5's - 8.8's depending on the driver and how well the track is prepped and they get pissy when my auto runs 8.2's. :p Some of these magazine times you see are also done where the driver doesn't even lift off the gas at all when he shifts. Makes for a quick time, hard as heck on the car though.

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My '14 runs the 1/8 in 8.157 at Gainesville Raceway, FL. 1/4 in 12.557 @111.81. these cars are more capable than a lot of drivers are capable of delivering. The more you practice the better you will get.
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Good tires & suspension are critical for launching hard. I suppose our cars will go 0-60 in 4.2 stock, but that would have to be under perfect conditions. Whereas, sticky tires and UPR suspension would lower that number considerably.


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Mid 13s?? That's quite high. That's with a driver that needs to practice...a lot.

Edit!! Scratch that, was thinking of the Boss. Oops
A bone stock Coyote can run mid-13's in reverse practically. An average driver should get high 12's - low 13's without much effort.

What I'm saying is that you would have to TRY (by holding back or messing up) to get the car into mid-13's.


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