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Curb Weight - Reliable Source of Info

Folks any idea where I can find reliable data on the curb weight of the V6 and GT's, both with manual and automatic trannies?

So much conflicting info out there.

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Vorshlag has a 2011 GT Auto-X car that they put on a scale, 3,605 lbs with 1/2 tank and empty trunk.

Vorshlag 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 - auto-x/track build - Vorshlag Motorsports Forum
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Folks any idea where I can find reliable data on the curb weight of the V6 and GT's, both with manual and automatic trannies?

So much conflicting info out there.

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It can vary up to 100 lbs depending on gas level, gas weighs a bit over 6lbs a gallon.

I'd trust Ford's numbers the most:

http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2...g_GT_Specs.pdf

http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2...g_V6_Specs.pdf

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Folks any idea where I can find reliable data on the curb weight of the V6 and GT's, both with manual and automatic trannies?

So much conflicting info out there.

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The reason there is so much conflicting data is because there are so many options.
-The premium is going to be heavier than the base, because of the extra equipment they install. (like amps/subwoofers/navigation/heated seats/ect.)
-The track package is going to be heavier than a non track package. You are adding things like a strut tower bar and wider wheels/tires/larger diameter brakes....
-The convertible is going to be even heavier, but most people know that.
I'm also not sure if they are taking fuel in the tank into account. At ~8lbs per gallon there could easily be a ~100lb difference between full and empty when measuring curb weight.

Based off of the magazine articles I have laying around:
-2011 Mustang 3.7L perf.package base manual 3464lbs (Motortrend)
-2011 Mustang 3.7L MCA/tech/premium performance package manual 3520lbs (Car and Driver June 2010)
-2011 Mustang 3.7L MCA/Tech/Premium Automatic 3513lbs (motortrend)

-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo Convertible/Premium/Brembo/Manual 3754lbs (Car and Driver Sept. 2010)
-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo package manual base 3580lbs (car and driver June 2010)
-2011 Mustang 5.0L Brembo/Tech/premium package manual 3616 lb (Motortrend "M3 comparison")

I can't find where I read it, but the difference in weight between MT82 and the 6R80 I think is only ~20lbs or so.
It's fairly safe to say that a comparably equipped 3.7L vs. 5.0L is a difference of about 100-120lbs over the front axle. And loading a V6 with all the options can make it fairly close to V8 base model range in weight.

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I'm also not sure if they are taking fuel in the tank into account. At ~8lbs per gallon there could easily be a ~100lb difference between full and empty when measuring curb weight.
Good points. But just thought I'd point out that gasoline weighs a bit over 6 lbs a gallon. A couple pounds lighter than water.

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As said above, it varies greatly depending on options and gas levels.

High 3500s to low 3600s is about as good an answer as you are going to get.

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weighed my Gt Premium/automatic w/3/4 tank of fuel without driver and it weighed 3,700# on certified scale. No extra weight other than floor/trunk mats
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Vorshlag has a 2011 GT Auto-X car that they put on a scale, 3,605 lbs with 1/2 tank and empty trunk.

Vorshlag 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 - auto-x/track build - Vorshlag Motorsports Forum
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