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2005 Mustang Coupe Specifications

Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Desdenova10, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. BigD-Stang

    BigD-Stang New Member

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    2004 Nissan Maxima SE

    0-60, s. 6.28
    1/4 Mile, s. 14.83
    60-0 Braking, ft. 138.00
    Skidpad, g. 0.77
    Slalom, mph 42.20
    Idle, dBA 41.00
    Full Throttle, dBA 77.00
    60 mph Cruising, dbA 64.00
    Top Speed 145.00
    Curb Weight 3463.00

    Just thought the numbers were interesting. I love my Mustang but it can't even compare to the smooth running Maximas (or 3.5 Altimas). They are sweet cars and the build quality is so much better.
     
  2. ccasey522

    ccasey522 Per varios casus

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    and for the price of an Altima 3.5, you could have a GT. and for the price of a Maxima you are almost looking at a cobra. it's apples to oranges.
     
  3. CougarStang

    CougarStang I do my own stunts

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    Well said. Nobody ever factors in price and car type when comparing our mustangs to other cars. Apples and Oranges, i've been saying that for a while
     
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    Justang ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ-ɹǝdns

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    I drove an explorer with the 4.0l engine. I love it. The engine was smooth and quiet... as opposed the naturally noisy 3.8.

    what is this rumor about the 3.5? Seems lame to put the 4.0l in the car for one year. Seems unlikely. Besides, 4.0 is better. :D
     
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    Saddleup Huge Member

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    Why are people posting specs on NISSANS in an 05 Mustang Specs thread?? :confused:
     
  6. Desdenova10

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    Its total bull, i don't believe they'll put 4.0 in it for just one year, makes no sense. It would be a very bad marketing move too. 4.0s are nice but apperantly people are saying that engine is "maxed out" i don't even know what that means actually. I know from explorers they are very tourquey engines. I think the reason why they are starting at low numbers is may be because that business rule "Alway give your business a room to grow" :D

    I mean this car is not just going to be about the engine though, i think thats what people are missing with wanting more HP/TQ. I think its getting an overall lift-up, more reliable components, more efficieny, better quality stuff then just "lets ram in as much HP as we can!!! screw the other stuff".

    Altima? Maxima? how about a M3 while you are at it? Huge price difference. Altimas start at $25,000 and Maximas start at $30,000. Yeah reliable nice, but they are sedans, family cars. Not muscle cars, sports coupes. Also those sedans are aweful at turns, skidpad g 0.77.... ughhhhh

    anyway bring the convo back to talking about the 4.0L Stang!!!
     
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    one thing that i noticed was the final drive ratio, i think it was 3.27 for 99-04 now jumped to 3.31 . So thats a pretty nice improvement, although nothing to exaggerate over but still better.
     
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    Also about beating the older GTs, look at these numbers below:

    05 v6 - 210HP/235TQ

    98 GT - 225HP/290TQ
    97 GT - 225HP/290TQ
    96 GT - 215HP/285TQ
    95 GT - 215HP/285TQ
    94 GT - 215HP/285TQ

    Including the better suspension on these new mustangs, i think the prev GTs will have some tough competition. May be a few mods they might be able to eat some GTs for lunch! :eek:
     
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    Mildly-modded Splitport V6 shouldn't have much trouble with stock pre-99 GTs. Even the 96-98 GT only had 2.73s:rolleyes: In any event, its easy to beleive as pete says that the new V6 had to be tapered down (performance-wise) as it does seem to have a lot of potential. 1)Its a SOHC 2) It has a bit more displacement 3) We'll have to hope their a lot of aftermarket.
     
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    It's also not good business. I seriously doubt they'd do an engine for one year.

    I don't understand maxed out either.

    Reason they have low numbers is because they don't want the V6 to compete with the GT's. Otherwise there is no reason for a GT.
     
  11. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    3.5L isn't going to happen anytime soon.

    Yes, the V6 did "feel" too close to the GT early on.
     
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    stock00red6 Not as Dumb as You Look

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    IMO the 05 V6 sounds 10 billion times better than the GT.


    wierd as that may be...You agree Pete?
    I was surprised at how bad the 05 GT sounded, and how good
    the 6 sounded in comparison
     
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    i agree, if ford wanted to they could make their v6 at a higher rate, but that would be less appealing. This way they can be appealing to people who just want to drive a mustang because its cool and they don't care much about performance, or people who want performance but possibly don't have enough to get a cobra or use the GT as a daily driver car, or cobras which is for those who want pure performance. This is why the Camaros and the Firebirds failed, they didn't give themselves enough room. the z28s were keeping up with Cobras and SS were just too much for the street. Not everyone who wants a mustang wants the fastest Mustang.

    But can someone explain what it means to be maxed out for this 4.0L v6??? :uhh: All i understabd from that is "this engine can NOT be modified this is all the power in the world it can support, it will break if you try to modify it" :uhh: is that what you guys get from being maxed out?
     
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    how did the GT sound vs v6? where did you see them? in person or in video? because that would make a huge differece. ANd also how the car sounds i think is completly subjective topic. Because people like fart cannons so just because there is more people like fart cannons doesn't make it better :) i love seeing those HUGE dual football launchers. Makes me smile that i'm not in that car. :lol:
     
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    i doubt its at its max. If it were, it probably wouldn't meet factory standards. I think some companies run their engines for like 300hrs at twice the factory specs while other like BMW, test their engines at 3 times its factory hp. Until more facts come out or more people like pete get firsthand info...we'll have to see.
     
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    stock00red6 Not as Dumb as You Look

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    GT sounds like a grumbled mess, not clean or smooth, I see them at work,
    I work in an EMC chamber in Milford (at the GM proving grounds) but do
    testing on Ford vehicles. The V6 sounds clean and good (I'll be the first to admit my 00 with MAC off road H and cat back sounds lousy, but I deal with it)

    Most everyone I work with thought the same when I pointed it out.

    To put in in perspective, I think the sound of a 302 is beautiful,
    and a swarm of bees is not.
     
  17. hitmankb

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    When I made the comment about being maxed out, i was refering to displacement. 4.0 is the maximum displacement that the block can handle. The 3.8 block can be bord/stroked to 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, ect. I believe that the max is 4.7. I was told that the 3.8/4.2 can be just as smooth as the 4.0 as long as its balanced. I would want the 4.0 for a different reason, if its anything like the 4.6 it will love gears.
     
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    Does it sound better than the 350z?
     
  19. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    I think I saw your car the other day in Northville...

    I think the GT sounds fine for a GT.

    The 3V is delivering the power as promised.
     
  20. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    Yes it will love gears. It pulls right to 6k.

    The 3.8/4.2 is a 90 deg V6 = just wrong.

    A 60 deg V6 like the 4.0L will always have the potential to be smoother.