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Old 10-06-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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So a friend of mine recently purchased a 2006 Mustang. 4.6L V-8 with ford racing exhaust, Bama tuner, and a mild cam, and 4.10 rear. He thinks he can beat my 96 SLP SS with a built 383. I don't know much about my engine build, but here's what I do know; CAI, Flat top pistons, 11:1 compression, built valve train, mild cam, and tuned for 91 octane. Hooker super comp. long tubes, cats are deleted, true dual 3" back to Flowmaster super 10 mufflers. With a 4:11 rear. Should this be a somewhat even race on the street?
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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I would expect your car to whip his soundly.

Caveats:
* No horsepower numbers for either of you. Iím assuming both cars are tuned competently for 93 octane.
* No mention of tires. If he has Nittos and you have Sumitomos, that could change things.
* No mention of the length of the race. Iím assuming straight line.
* No mention of transmission types or driver skills.
* Donít race on the street!
* Heís in a Mustang. Watch out for crowds, as his car may careen towards them unexpectedly at any time.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:31 AM   #3
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He has Nitto NT555 drag radials, I'm running Nitto NT05 drag radials. He also has a six speed, I have a T56. He suspects he has around 400hp, though I doubt it due to the fact a 2006 Mustang with a 4.6 had 300hp from the factory. I've looked at his tuner, the website claims it only adds 17hp. I figure with his exhaust setup, and tune alone he gains maybe 40hp from all that. My car is pushing 415hp to the rear from the last time it was on a dyno. As far as driving skills, he bought a Mustang, that should tell you all you need to know. And this is gonna happen on an 1/8th mile track. But maybe on a deserted county road first.
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He could beat you if you botch the launch and he doesn't, but otherwise I think you have this in the bag. Make sure you race more than once (at the strip) so that he can't make excuses!
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