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Old 02-16-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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i witnessed an FXT and a 99+rustang GT go at it from a stoplight onto an expressway today. the FXT had one passanger, and i think the GT was just the driver- it was hard to tell because of my position and the window tint on the mustang.
they were both m/t.
the FXT lost.
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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Your point is??
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Old 02-17-2004, 12:43 AM   #3
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a real race would be a ford explorer vs. forester =)
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:56 AM   #4
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i witnessed an FXT and a 99+rustang GT go at it from a stoplight onto an expressway today. the FXT had one passanger, and i think the GT was just the driver- it was hard to tell because of my position and the window tint on the mustang.
they were both m/t.
the FXT lost.

Was the FXT a manual or auto? Makes a huge difference. It also comes down to the driver. I'm still trying to learn how to launch my FXT well. Although I don't condone street racing much, I do like to know how to drive my car as well as possible, and will occasionally race from a light up to a sensible speed.

I can tell you that the couple of times that I've launched it well, it would definitely jump out ahead of my Cobra, which is faster than a '99 GT. Of course, both the Cobra and the GT would chase it down eventually, but not until the race is over. On the freeway would be a different story, I'd imagine.
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Old 02-17-2004, 11:29 AM   #5
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there is no point, because there is no argument. i was simply stating facts of perspective. both vehicles appeared to be M/T as I stated. nobody is condoning street racing. neither vehicle launched hard. the FXT losing doesnt mean anything. there is not enough information to determine what happened and why. driver is the largest factor anyway.
All im saying is that I saw it, take it for what it is. It doesnt mean the FXT is slower, faster, better or worse than a pushrod ford.
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Old 02-17-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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It all comes down to the nut behind the wheel. I'm pretty gentle on my WRX- I only get on it every now and then. I have it as a Stage 2 because I like to know I have the power if I want it. I've beaten GT's with ease.
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Old 02-17-2004, 02:25 PM   #7
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can't wait to be over the 1K mark this weekend... after the oil change plan on taking the sleeper where it never been before....
"the track"

i'm sure there will be some very curious folks wondering what past them by...
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #8
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I've seen plenty of GT's at the track. The numbers they pull are often lower than what I pull with my FXT 5M. Some of it also depends on the year of the Mustang GT. The earlier ones are definately slower than the most recent GT's.
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:17 PM   #9
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I've seen plenty of GT's at the track. The numbers they pull are often lower than what I pull with my FXT 5M. Some of it also depends on the year of the Mustang GT. The earlier ones are definately slower than the most recent GT's.

I agree, the newer ones ('99 forward) are quite fast. The other factor for those at the track is that people with GT's RARELY keep them stock. With gears, exhaust, and sticky tires they are going to be a great straight line performer. The tires are really the key to launching Mustangs. That's why I'm so confident that my FXT could smoke my Cobra 'til 70-80mph. The Cobra needs drag radials and I never got them...
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:56 PM   #10
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Regardless of what car is involved, it's all about who the driver is. Does the driver car about winning or his car? If he cares about winning, then he'll push his car to the limits until the doors fly off. If he cares about his car, he won't push her as hard and just let the other guy win. Or, it could just simply be that one driver sucks more than the other.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:03 AM   #11
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Regardless of what car is involved, it's all about who the driver is. Does the driver car about winning or his car?
so true, so true... CANT WAIT
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:08 AM   #12
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Lets remember even if XT was slighty beat by a GT think about it, It's a "SUV" and a "high" preformance car. I would have loved to see the look on the GT drivers face.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:12 AM   #13
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I have personally raced a GT on the track and have beaten it. So I would agree it is depends whose behind the wheel and what they have done to their car. The way I see it is you never really know for sure what is under the hood on some cars.

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Old 02-18-2004, 09:40 AM   #14
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no doubt many of the statements above are true (except the 'FXT is an SUV' one, thats false, marketing scheme or not, it is still a wagon)
i would be interested to see an FXT with just the driver (the one i witnessed had a passanger and unknown amounts of cargo) go against a late model GT.
with the additional weight being the death of any 4 cyl in terms of torque when going up against an 8, its not peculiar what happened.
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:24 PM   #15
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I have owned V8 Mustangs (2) and a Camaro 350 V8. The Mustang can't hold a candle to the quick acceleration of the XT manual. From 0-30 its no contest. From 0-60 the stang is still behind. Only after the quartermile does the GT have an advantage and should take command of the race. These two were on the way to a freeway or high speed area were the GT should have the advantage. Our XT gearing takes advantage of quick accelaration rather than high speed, I enjoy accelaration and bought an XT after I felt what hooking up really means! Mustangs always spin tires and take some finess to launch no way a normal joe could do this every time- XTs will always hook up consistantly. My money is on the XT
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:50 PM   #16
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maybe the FXT was on break in?
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:34 PM   #17
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As others have said, mostMustags are modded, there are so many and parts are cheap. Plus used Mustangs are cheap so more money for mods. Many Mustangs at NED, the vast majority of them run between 13-14 seconds.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:25 AM   #18
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maybe the FXT was on break in?

May be the Mustang was faster. It happens. There are too many variables to say but thanks for the report.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:29 AM   #19
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:47 AM   #20
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*Old thread*

Anyway I'm not sure how the FXT lost as I was killing stock GT's in my stock wagon. I'm modded now so I hunt bigger fish.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:53 AM   #21
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I went up against one at the drag strip and beat one by a few tenths. I can find the slip if needed. To me street racing is just dumb anyway. If you want to do it do it right and fair where everyone knows you are racing.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:09 AM   #22
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How big was the passenger? Throw a 180 pound bag of cement in the Mustang.
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