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#824 of 1524 a point of refrence...
Dec 14, 2005 (9:01 pm)
tayl0rd, I have owned 3 mustangs to date, and let me tell you... the new 05 body style is just a touring car. no longer a sports car. The three mustangs i have owned:
1) 1996 cobra
2) 2004 mach1
3) 2005 GT
of these cars, these are my thoughts...
the cobras are faster not to mention handle better than the mach1's, but ONLY if you put serious money into them, im not talking petty cash either, i mean SERIOUS money! i dropped around 15G's on that baby, and it was mean!
-out of the gate, the mach1 is a VERY well balanced sports car, the only downfall are the stock rims and tires, and a few miscalcuations on fords part with the suspension (all of which can be solved for under 1,500).
-the new 05 gt is nice... but thats about it... i wouldnt be racing it anytime soon though... out the gate, i have taken it to 130+ for a long enough distance that it has major issues, not to mention ONE VERY FATAL FLAW... something that I cant believe ford overlooked... and that is... with normal sports cars you have weight transfer from front to rear with your initial acceleration, and with that weight transfer you create a downdraft... that holds your car down... so you dont loose control... well... the 05 gt has uplift.... and yes that is super fatal flaw, i dont care how much money you put into the suspension making it tighter, faster, easier to control, you cant fix that flaw.
...these are my thoughts...
#825 of 1524 Front End Makeing Clunking noise while going over bumps ?
Dec 16, 2005 (2:42 am)
Hi I was Wondering if anybody knows what this problem is or have had it with there new 2005 mustang?, I was driving down the road about a week ago in my mustang gt automatic,and this annoying clunking noise started in in the front of my mustang while pulling in driveways and going over real bumpy bumps in the road, sounds like a clunking noise like the shocks or something like that i haven't had time to go to the dealer yet but am (asap) sounds like the sound has progressed, someone please help if anyone has had this or knows what it is respond to me please thank you and have a happy holiday.
#826 of 1524 Re: Front End Makeing Clunking noise while going over bumps ? [sweetmustang
Dec 16, 2005 (8:59 am)
if you find out. be sure to let me know...
#827 of 1524 Re: Thanks for the posts [tayl0rd]
Dec 16, 2005 (11:17 am)
I, too, had owned a `99 GT and as of November 19th I am the proud new owner of an `05 GT. There is absolutely NO comparison in my opinion. The `05 is by far the superior vehicle from the ground up, A - Z, front to back, etc.
#828 of 1524 Re: Thanks for the posts [albeeno]
Dec 16, 2005 (12:28 pm)
lol read my post albeeno,
i compared my previous mach1 and cobra to the new gt ,i didnt own an old gt
#829 of 1524 Zorbas
Dec 16, 2005 (4:25 pm)
I think that he was replying to tayl0rd......
BTW - why would one compare a stock '05 GT to a '99 Cobra (w/ $15k worth of mods) and a Mach I (with $1500 worth of suspension mods) and then complain about a perceived handling issue on the stock '05?
"with normal sports cars you have weight transfer from front to rear with your initial acceleration, and with that weight transfer you create a downdraft... that holds your car down... so you dont loose control... well... the 05 gt has uplift...."
I'm also curious to know how weight transfer on initial acceleration causes downdraft? (This sounds like an aerodynamic phenomenon).
Uplift due to weight transfer??? Are you complaining that the rear-end squats too much and the nose comes up when accelerating from a standstill? Or are you trying to describe front-end lift due to high speed (130mph) aero problems? Honestly, I can't picture what you are trying to describe.
#830 of 1524 Re: Breakin [68wanabe]
Dec 16, 2005 (11:54 pm)
Read your manual!!!!! "Baby" it for 500 miles, anyway
#831 of 1524 whats better h pipe or x pipe
Dec 18, 2005 (12:47 am)
Hi I was wondering witch one is louder and better, a H-pipe or an X-pipe? please respond please and let me know someone thank you .
#832 of 1524 06 GT's brain
Dec 18, 2005 (10:48 am)
Finally got my GT after waiting almost 6 mos. Took it out for the second time, and it leaves me stranded: 130.6 miles on it! Starts but dies after 1-2 seconds. Dealer (not where I bought) runs diagnostics and sez processor is bad. New one has to come from vendor. Anyone know who the vendor is? Johnson Controls? Ford's been great, dealers have been great, but when I find out who made brain ...
#833 of 1524 Re: Front End Makeing Clunking noise while going over bumps ? [sweetmustang05]
Dec 19, 2005 (4:19 am)
Does it sound like a thud in the dash? If so, there are a bunch of people I have read that have this, as well as I do too. It has been narrowed down to a plug or something behind the dash that moves when you hit a bump. I didn't have the noise in the summer, but once it started getting cold it got worse. I keep forgetting to take off glove box door to research it further.