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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014 Thread Starter
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Question about the performance pack of the new Mustang

If one is all for stiffer and sportier ride, but living in the mountains, where there is driving involved in snow (this will be difficult in summer tires), this thinking about going for 3.73 rear. What benefits would this add over the stock? What would the cons be?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014
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buy a set of used all season take offs for winter bonus = you will have a spare.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014
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I would think the 3.73 would be a disadvantage in the snow - at least for getting moving from a stop. Unless maybe if it lets you start in 2nd (assuming manual).

With good winter tires and a steady foot, I suspect you'll be fine.
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I live in TN where it doesn't get quite as cold in the winter as where you are but still below freezing. I had the Track Pack on my 13' stang, which had the 3.73 obviously. I will tell you that in cold weather especially with the summer tires it's like driving on hockey pucks and you have to accelerate real slow or you'll break traction in a heartbeat. What I did (as someone suggested) is I had a different set of tires for the winter which helped a little. So disadvantages would be it's very easy to break the tires loose on a launch even in the summer. If you plan on madding your mustang with a lot of extra hp, it might not be the best option because the more HP you have the easier it will be to loose traction on a launch and your 0-60 will go to crap. Advantage is, if you plan on keeping it basically stock it adds to illusion of a faster launching car, which is nice. But IMO big gear ratio, like 3.73 is just a crutch for not having enough torque.If you have enough torque you don't need big gears to get moving

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2014
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different set of tires is probably the way to go
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