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Old 05-12-2010, 09:42 PM
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Default Ways the Mustang has the Mazda 3 beat

OK, it is a V6, so I didn't want to make it too loud, and I do want to go dual Exhaust with it so I bought 2 mufflers off of a GT500, little bit louder but a lot more open.
1. Mufflers with less than 5 miles, taken off at Roush or another aftermarket Mustang mod shop- $24.99+ $29.00 to ship.
So for $27 dollars (I pt 1 on for now) and 10 minutes of my time (remove Clamp and the Muffler pulls out of the pipe and slides out of its 2 hangers) I got 3 more MPG out of the car on the highway. I couldn't even get close to purchasing an exhaust for what I will have in changing over to the duals (less than $200 more) and have it sound good and get a little more HP and MPG out of it.
2. Oil Changes, sorry but no more Plastic guard to fight with and put holes in for the next time, that and it takes all 5 quarts of oil and a spin on filter
3. Front anti-sway bar has 6 bolts to take off and then pull it out, rear has the same and nothing in the way of changing them.
4. Rear wheel drive, no more torque steer.
5. Up sizing of tires is a lot easier, can fit a 305 tire in back with the right rim and 285's super easy along with a 255 in front without rubbing issues.

Although it is around 500 pounds heavier than the the MZ3, it does still have 54 HP more stock, and it handles pretty good for having all stock Suspension pieces still in place. Still deciding whether I am going to go with the Ford Racing suspension or just put a set of anti-sway bars and a strut tower bar on it.
As for my knee, operation went OK and with 12 more weeks till the brace comes off I am have trouble getting in a 4 door car, even the wife's Rav4.

I still miss the Mazda though, even though the Mustang appears to be able to pretty much do all the MZ3 did I still think the Mazda was a bit more nimble in the corners although I think the Mustang has it beat in a straight line.
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damn v6? I've been saving for that machine. do you know how much the machine cost?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:19 PM
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For the V6, they start at $22,145 I think and you can go up to $36,000 for the Convertible with all the toys. The GT with the new 5.0 V8 starts at a little less than $30,000 and you can go up to $56,000 + with the Shelby GT500 with the Supercharged 5.4.
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WTF... you gotz a mustang.
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Yes Jaimie, looks like this.
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Kinda jealous... but I guess your getting to that age where automatic is the way to go . Just kidding it looks pretty sweet.
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still an auto v6 crustang
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still an auto v6 crustang
That will still out run a Mazda 3
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still an auto v6 crustang
Says the guy who owns an auto 2.0 4 cyl Mazda3
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That will still out run a Mazda 3
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Says the guy who owns an auto 2.0 4 cyl Mazda3
OUCH!!!
I think they BOTH got you, Travis.
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