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Picked this up yesterday.

2018 Mustang GT Premium
Comes with the performance pack level 1
Included in GT Performance Package:
  • 19" X 9" (F) 19" X 9.5" (R) Ebony Black-painted Aluminum
  • 255/40R19 (F) 275/40R19 (R) Summer Only Tires
  • Brembo Six-Piston Front Brake Calipers with 15" rotors
  • "Engine Spun" Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Gauge Pack (Oil Pressure and Vacuum)
  • Heavy-duty Front Springs
  • K-Brace
  • Larger Radiator
  • Performance Rear Wing (Fastback Only)
  • Silver Painted Strut-Tower Brace
  • Spoiler Delete (Convertible Only)
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.73 Axle Ratio (Manual)
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.55 Axle Ratio (Automatic)
  • Unique Chassis Tuning
  • Unique EPAS, ABS and Stability Control Tuning
  • Upsized Rear Sway Bar


It also has the 10 speed automatic and active exhaust.

The GT premium comes stock with:
GT Premium
Includes select GT features, plus:
Selectable Drive Modes with 4-gang toggle switch pack
(Normal, Sport+, Track, Drag Strip, Snow/Wet)
Leather-trimmed front seats
Heated and cooled front seats
SYNC 3 (see previous page for full description)
AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with 9 speakers and amplifier
SiriusXM
Radio with 6-month trial subscription
Aluminum accelerator, brake and clutch pedals
Ambient lighting with MyColor
Bright-finish door speaker surrounds
Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
Instrument panel – Angled Brush aluminum trim
Premium door trim including soft rollover
Universal garage door opener
Mirrors – Heated sideview with integrated turn signal indicators
Pony projection lamps



Car is rated @ 460hp.  Typically they'll dyno @ 420.  Its rated for 0-60 in under 4 seconds.  I did 4.5 last night without using track mode.  I also did 60-0 in less than 3 seconds.








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Nice looking mustang.



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Thanks. I've basically got 50 years of mustangs



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I've been listening to the new mustang's and some have a very nice exhaust sound different from the common V8s and I assumed they were supercharged. Could that different sounding exhaust be the "active exhaust" you spoke of?



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Eddie Money wrote:
I've been listening to the new mustang's and some have a very nice exhaust sound different from the common V8s and I assumed they were supercharged. Could that different sounding exhaust be the "active exhaust" you spoke of?
The active exhaust allows the driver to change the exhaust volume but selecting one of four mode.  Quiet, normal, sport, track



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Aaaahh a new twist to the old "dump gate" nice. Good looking car dude!



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black06xlt gets a cat..you get a pony.  What are y'all trying to do to the rest of us?!

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Chris already has a horse.



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1qaz wrote:
black06xlt gets a cat..you get a pony.  What are y'all trying to do to the rest of us?!
The cat was not by my choice. I came home from work sat down to take my boots off and it jumped in my lap.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Aaaahh a new twist to the old "dump gate" nice. Good looking car dude!
Def not as loud, but same concept.  I can also program it to use quiet mode so when it starts early in the am its quiet
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black06xlt gets a cat..you get a pony.  What are y'all trying to do to the rest of us?!
I got cats too...  lol



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Nice ride! I like them a lot, I am a huge Mustang guy. I just can't make myself spend that much, but they are damn nice!

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Ordinary Biker wrote:
Nice ride!  I like them a lot, I am a huge Mustang guy.  I just can't make myself spend that much, but they are damn nice!
I got a really good deal on due it being "used".

I took it to local small, 1/8th strip.  Using "drag mode" the car removes all torque reduction on shifts, and raises the shift points to 7800.  It is brutal.  It will back the tires on the 3-4 shift at almost 80 miles an hour.  the 1-2 shift hazes the tires pretty good before hooking it.  That said, track prep and inexperience in the car lead to a bunch of 8.30s @ 91 mph.



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The 91 in the 1/8th is impressive, I believe you can trim that 8.3 down substantially with the right set of tires. Wicked for a daily driver!



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ya, my lightning is only slightly faster in the 1/8th. It's run 7.26 @ 95 mph.

So considering how tame this car is, the fact I was able to run the track with my a/c seats still on(AC off for safety) and do it this fast was impressive.



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Was that at Pacific raceway(SIR) or is there another track up north?



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Eddie Money wrote:
Was that at Pacific raceway(SIR) or is there another track up north?
My lightning ran at pacific.  I am in virginia right now.  I ran at some little podunk track called Northeast Raceway.  that said, Bremerton still runs the 1/4 mile and we run in canada at Mission too.



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Here's a quick video of the exhaust difference

https://youtu.be/LGCRbUbXU04



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Eddie i think you might be hearing the crank change - didn't they move to a flat plane crank?



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MaDMaXX wrote:
Eddie i think you might be hearing the crank change - didn't they move to a flat plane crank?

I think the flat crank was only in the GT350

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Dusten wrote:
Here's a quick video of the exhaust difference

https://youtu.be/LGCRbUbXU04

Thank you so much!



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Ordinary Biker wrote:
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Eddie i think you might be hearing the crank change - didn't they move to a flat plane crank?

I think the flat crank was only in the GT350

Correct, only the Gt350 is.  Even the new GT500 that is coming, which is using a 5.2L, is going to be a cross plane crank.



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Quick update.

Made a few small changes on the car.

I got rid of the OEM steering wheel


And installed a steering wheel from a GT350 that I picked up from White Bear Lake Ford.


Threw some Husky floor liners in it


And I added a RF Q300-12 sub and amp package to the factory stereo.



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black06xlt gets a cat..you get a pony.  What are y'all trying to do to the rest of us?!
I have a pony too, but it is very old, 50 years last month.



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I need to check the build date on mine, but I bet its closer to 51 now.



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