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Discussion in '2015 V6 Mustang' started by Still Bill, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Still Bill

    Still Bill Happy New Mustang Owner

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    So first off, I will say I love my 2015 V6. I am pretty certain I won't be alone. I have been looking around for performance parts like CAI, Airaid or other and have been sorely disappointed with the meager selection, INCLUDING Ford. Seriously, anybody else having trouble?
     
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    That market isn't really there for it yet.
     
  3. Still Bill

    Still Bill Happy New Mustang Owner

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    On the upside I did about 400 miles up and down through our Cascade mountains and averaged 26.7mpg. wasn't babying it by any means.
     
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    Turbang_6 3.8 Turbo Build Under Way

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    Jealous of those MPG's
     
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    Is the market that slim for it? I know that the 2015's haven't been out for that long yet, but I know that the Ecoboost 4 is all the rage, and it makes sense because making power is comparatively easier, by upping psi. It also makes sense, since the Ecoboost may remind some people of the SVO in the 80's. It's new, so it will inevitably die down in a few years. Ecoboost engines seem like something that are here to stay, as opposed to some of the ill-fated designs of the 80's, but over the course of time, we'll see.

    It was something that I was thinking this year.....the V6 was the odd man out. "Only" 300 horsepower, and relegated a fair bit to rental fleets and whatnot.
     
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    This ^^. Its very evident in the marketing strategy that Ford is not interested in touting the v6 engine as a major performer.

    Its worth noting that the 2015 and earlier 3.7l v6 motors are largely the same thing and that at least some aftermarket vendors will adapt their products. IMHO there already is sufficient power. I'd be looking at the suspension.
     
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    Heh, it is a weird world we live in, when 300+ cars like the new Mustangs and the last few years of Camaros, are ho-hum in terms of performance. This is bizarro-world.....if someone told me that 10-15 years ago that 300 hp in a car would be derided as lacklustre, I would have told them that they were insane, and to get a better crystal ball. :)

    Another thing to bring up, though, is how heavy cars are getting now. As cool as it is to have IRS in a car, things like that also add significant weight to vehicles, so the horsepower and torque have to be upped, by default. It's kind of a no-win situation, kind of like how automakers respond to concerns that customers want better gas mileage (Hybrids, etc), but then complain about the lack of balls that the cars have. My car weighs not that much over 3000 lbs, in comparison, and Ford had some great weight savings ideas (plastic composite hood/ trunklid/ side valences, etc).
     
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    I consistently get 28.2 mpg in my 2012 3.7 with the performance package.
     
  9. Still Bill

    Still Bill Happy New Mustang Owner

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    Numbers I expect once I take a couple longer runs on the freeway. For now though, daily driving is a mix of significant hills and curves, mixed with in town. Considering the trip over the mountain pass was taken at a rather "spirited" pace, I am quite pleased with the mileage. Was still under 1200 miles on the clock at that time.
     
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    Get an Airaid "tube" & aFe Dry-S air filter & UPR 2015 oil separator they will work. tn_Inside UPR can 003.JPG
     
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    Yes but head to head the v 6 will beat the the 4 ecoboost. There's a YouTube video on the race I think forward to just trying to sell the 4 cylinders lying about the horsepower
     
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    Correction Ford not forward Dan voice text..lol.
     
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    A V6 with the proper tune would also keep up with the 5.0 will not beat it but will give it a run
     
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    I'm consistently getting 29 mpg with my v6 for my commute to and from work. I couldn't do any better than 33 on a highway trip but i'm exstreamly happy with the mpg i'm getting.
     
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    Ok I just Got a 2016-V6---Automatic---I'm going to get a drop in K & N--wet or dry? & anything else--it now has 17 in wheels --changing to 18 in All Season Pirellis--- I I get above MPG--I'm more than thrilled!!!( coming from a hatch Focus that got mid 20's to high 30's--