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My buddy recently bought an 06 gt and Fri night him, my other friend (in his 02 gt) and I decided to have some fun. After swapping cars amongst the three of us (the new mustang drives quite nicely - I love the shifter placement) and bs'n for a few hours it was time for some stang on stang action. We headed to a nearby "dragstrip" and let 'em rip.

First race from a dig: I launch at 2200 and fail to get any traction until the middle of second. My buddy also spins however he hooks midway through first and jumps about two cars ahead... when I finally hook I stop his pull and gain slightly at the top of third. He wins, about 2 cars ahead.

Second race from a dig: Launch at 2500 and spin even worse than the first time, finally getting traction at the top of second; he hooks well before I do again and jumps out 1.5 cars and it stays that way.

We both agree that we suck at driving so we then decide to roll race.....

Third race from 2nd gear at 45 mph: He gets a slight jump, however I end up pulling a fender at the 3-4 shift.

Fourth race from 2nd gear at 30 mph: We get an even start and are neck and neck until the top of third; he shifts too early and I pull half a car.

We decide to call it quits and give the beasts a well-deserved break. We agreed that we were about equal drivers, and considering my Bullitt only has a BBK CAI and an o/r h-pipe (his gt is bone stock) I was proud of the green machine. Overall we had a blast and I entered the early hours of the morning with more love for my car than ever.

Mustangs are cool.
 

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Man I cant wait to get into one. I am going to look at a TB one tomorrow that has 21,000 miles on it. Cross your fingers for me!!!

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Nice runs. The new mustangs are definitly quick rides. Some gearing will help make up for them having more hp then us.
 

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good stuff

although I only launch from idle or just above idle
I may be wrong, but I feel that launching with a slight amount of bogging is faster than burning rubber :cool:
 

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2500 clutch slip is the way to go.
 

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Yeah, I was definitly doing something wrong! I told myself to just slip the clutch and ease into the gas as if it were just a normal take-off, however my nerves would always get the best of me (this was the first time I've ever raced the Bullitt) and I would end up dropping the clutch too fast and mashing the hell out of the gas pedal.

I'm left wondering if I was able to launch decently if I would have beaten him by a larger margin, seeing as I pretty much forfeited my low-end advantage by rool-racing.

Guess I'll just have to practice.
 
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