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.