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Question First time Mustang Owner

Hello Everyone, I am so happy to finally join the mustang community. I have always dreamed of buying a ford mustang as a child and finally got a 2019 Mustang GT with manual transmission.
This is my first american sports car and I currently own a BMW 545i and Mercedes E550.
I have a couple of questions:

1: I am not sure but I feel like the car doesn't rev as quick or feel as quick with about 460 hp compared to the BMW 325 hp v8. I am not saying its slow but it feel like I have to throttle it hard to make it rev quick. The transmission shifts beautiful and I am getting better at shifting the MT82. I do find the clutch has a long pedal travel but now I am getting used to it.
Are 5.0 engines less torqy at low RPM? I am not trying to go past 3500 rpm for the first few hundred miles of break in anyway. I am also worried about over revving and abusing my car.

2: The only mod I did was to get a weighted shift knob. It has made the shifting a day and night difference in terms of comfort. Mind you It has been almost 18 years I have driven a manual car and when I was trying to twist off the OEM shift knob it was quite hard to get it off. I only used by hands no tools. Maybe i am being paranoid but I feel like there is a little rotational play in the shift lever when I kind of twist the shift knob back and forth a little. I put the old one back and also noted that play and it may have been there before but I never noted it until now. I asked my dad and he said it was fine. Attached in the picture of 700 gram shift knob.
-Also if you can input on any harms a weighted knob can have on transmission.

I appreciate your input and again very happy that I purchased a mustang.

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I have a 2017 Mustang GT. The first thing I did to it was replace that 185 lb clutch helper spring with a 35 lb spring from Steeda. You can't feel the clutch engage with that heavy spring. My clutch feels more like I was use to with that smaller spring.

The torque curve on the new Mustang GT's is pretty low. Max torque is 420 at 4600 RPM. Your car will rev to 7000+ RPM. Surprised to hear you think the torque curve is less than your BMW. Did you order the Performance Pact option? That gives you a 3.73 rear end. That is what I have and it engages very well and quickly maxs out the RPM. If you didn't get the PP option then you probably have a 3.55 rear gear.

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Thanks for replying: I do not have the PP option on mine. It is hard to describe but I feel like I have to rev the engine to make it go faster compared to the bmw it revs quickly to 2500 rpms and get to 0-60 pretty quick. Maybe the throttle response on mine needs to be tuned.
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Welcome to AFM. If you feel your throttle response is delayed get a Throttle Commander. Google it up if you feel this will fix the sluggish response get one.

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