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Old 08-16-2018, 12:43 PM
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:21 AM
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I like it..looks like a tank or beast, let's just call it the Black Beast.
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it's both...
it's James Bond, a gentleman that'll rape your mother and leave her flowers and a fresh coffee on the way out the door in the morning.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:59 AM
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Gave the paint some love yesterday, Meguairs M105 is just magic with the right pads.

Woke up early today & headed out to a local dyno day, 2 pulls for 80 bucks & all proceeds go to the sick kids foundation.

First time ever having a car on the dyno which was nerve racking but it was a great experience, especially since it was a Mustang shop

Put down 486hp/459tq. Overall ppl loved the car & were blown away that it was stock.








Have a video as well, guess I need to upload to youtube first.

Incase anyone is wondering, the black vinyl on the trunk trim lifted after a car wash.
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Here's the video..


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Jeez...
I wonder what the fuck I'm making then...
I have the airraid with the green filter, LS7 ported throttle body and Corsa touring axle back...I have to be over 500 to the wheels.
That's awesome, man...thanks for sharing. I like the chrome trim on the black car, that's why I never blacked mine out.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:11 PM
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Your probably around the 500whp mark. From what I've read, the autos make around 450whp, intake will give you 20-30ish, TB probably 10-15ish. Assuming your not tuned?
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Very nice numbers, and it's amazing how a few minor mods wake these up, as if they need it..LOL

Your car looks good, 105 really works great, did you follow the 105 with 205?
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Not tuned, sir...
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:30 AM
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Very nice numbers, and it's amazing how a few minor mods wake these up, as if they need it..LOL

Your car looks good, 105 really works great, did you follow the 105 with 205?
I'm more than pleased with the results & the fact that the graph was near perfectly smooth. It really is amazing the power these cars put down. I told myself no mods till next season but just happened to come across a 4" New Era intake for $100, hard to pass up 30whp/25wtq

In the past, I'd always go 205 after 105 & have always had great results. This time I did some research since I hadn't dusted off the DA in over a year & came across a thread about using 105 with a finishing pad. The thread had some great info so I gave it a shot using a different technique & the results blew me away.

First I prepped a fresh orange pad to cut with (never bothered before) and also prepped a beat up black finishing pad. Started with the orange at 4k rpm to work the compound in till it was almost gone, then switched to the black without removing the left over compound, worked it at 4k rpm again then again with 2k rpm. The results speak for themselves, could only imagine what 205 would be like..
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The number one reason to not buy a Mustang is shown in your recent photos at the dyno session... 671349 of them all in one parking lot. They're everywhere. Just doesn't feel special, even if they make ridiculous NA power these days.
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wait until you actually get to hear the supercharger whine...
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thanks for sharing... i wish my V would break the 500 mark to the wheels but AT lyfe... i just don't think we can squeeze that much out of an intake without a tune... next spring when tunetime has a dyno day i'll take the car there.

i ain't no dyno expert but can anyone chime in on the correction factor?
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The number one reason to not buy a Mustang is shown in your recent photos at the dyno session... 671349 of them all in one parking lot. They're everywhere. Just doesn't feel special, even if they make ridiculous NA power these days.
That's my dilemma. I'm a Mustang guy and have a Fox Body (technically 2 but one is for sale). I can pick up a pre-owned GT for fairly cheap, drop the Roush Charger into it, and be over 600hp easy (over 700hp if you buy a 2018+ Mustang). Problem is Mustangs are numerous and even with some nice cosmetic mods, they are still a dime a dozen. Of course, if I'm happy with the car it doesn't matter, but it does bother me a bit that they are everywhere...
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Me too. I was really thinking about picking one up before I bought my Nismo... But it pissed me off that my "special" car was on every other street corner.

Not going to lie though... With how both the Mustang and Camaro have progressed in recent years, they're still on my mind. But you know it's bad when you see three ZL1s in one day. Those ain't no chump change.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:51 PM
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I would say you guys are full of shit but I agree with you, there's an allure to having a V wagon because I live for the looks I get and when people tell me they've never seen one before.
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All true, but hearing the GT350 blast past me on an on ramp this morning
While realizing that's an exception to the dime-a-dozen Mustangs on the road.

CTS-Vs are definitely not a super common sight around here. Mostly 3G 2.0T CTS seen in my commute.
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They are everywhere around here, which is the main reason I never bothered with them.

There was a GT500 yesterday that put down 750whp, sounded/looked ridiculous
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Was it next to the Mustang GT that was also putting down 750hp? Or the convertible Mustang that was putting down 675hp? or the GT350 that was putting down 800hp? or the...

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Except for the 2 GT500's over 700+, the rest weren't impressive at all. Wanted to see the Hellcat's go but they showed up last & I wasn't waiting a couple more hours to find out.
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They are probably not very fun to drive because all mustangs I've ever driven are twitchy as fuck which makes them more scary than fun when pushing the limits.
I find the V to be pretty predictable although if you give it too much mustard, good luck bringing the momentum of 4500 pounds back in line. I have some fun stories about that...
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They are probably not very fun to drive because all mustangs I've ever driven are twitchy as fuck which makes them more scary than fun when pushing the limits.
That's a good point. It's fun to see/build a ultra high HP car (whether its a mustsang, vette, etc. etc.) but I can see why actually OEM engineered high HP cars are so expensive and not common...because it's not just about modding the engine and then slapping on parts to make it faster...cause it can upset the whole chassis and as you said...makes it twitchy AF to drive...and unbalances the car. There are lot of cheap ways to get 600-700+ HP but definitely the quality of those HP are gonna be subpar....


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I think it's all about how well they work together to make the car predictable but still fun...etc...
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today on my econo tires the S2000 went sideways on me in the rain.
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I obviously don't spend enough time in Car Talk. Congrats on the 2G V! You'll love it, AND they are reasonably reliable. I enjoyed my V sedan but wanted wagon and 6MT, the only reasons I jumped. Nearly six years later, I'm still the only owner of mine. Drove it to work this morning!

I love your fuel station pic. You'll have lots...and lots....and lots....of those soon enough.
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fuckin 190 miles to a tank, or worse if you really drive like a dick...
makes you really appreciate the gulf war...damn you saddam for burning those wells!
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My current tank so far is 12.8 mpg, I'm at 178 miles, it's almost time fill 'er up, LOL.
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my worst was 170 and best was 230...that's when the very quiet and faint one time reminder came on that she was thirstayyyy
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I obviously don't spend enough time in Car Talk. Congrats on the 2G V! You'll love it, AND they are reasonably reliable. I enjoyed my V sedan but wanted wagon and 6MT, the only reasons I jumped. Nearly six years later, I'm still the only owner of mine. Drove it to work this morning!

I love your fuel station pic. You'll have lots...and lots....and lots....of those soon enough.
Thanks. Been a blast so far & the gas station visits have been pretty consistent

Project chrome delete continued today, wrapped the chrome trim around the upper/lower front grilles. It was eventful but well worth it..



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Chrome delete looks good, as always, on a Raven Black V.
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Yeah, I've been considering it for a long time...but I kinda like it on some areas so I haven't done it.
Okay. I suck with vinyl. That's why.
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It's definitely not for the faint of heart, especially with curved pieces..

Majority of the V guys just black out everything which looks good but I decided to leave the grille itself chrome & it's a great touch IMO
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Looking good. You should pickup a set of the OEM Black chrome grills. They are on my list to add to my chrome delete as well. They are pricey but I think they look so good.
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I'm more worried about spending LESS money on the car than more...
then again, I'm maintaining 5 vehicles at all times...alignments, tires...oil changes...
just spent $300 on front end steering components for the Yukon...$40 for tie rod
ends for the Audi...got an oem injector on the way for j's van...
the list goes on...
sorry, I went off topic but yeah, pricey grills is out for me.
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The black chrome is nice, there's a set for $450 but the conversion rate just kills that idea.
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dude, even if it was $200 I'm out...
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I'm the definition of balling on a budget...
listen, I wrapped the bezel of a 3G tail with cheap cf vinyl...so I think I probably could make it happen...
Maybe I'll buy some stuff...or pay someone...
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The contrast looks good, keep details from getting lost in a sea of black.
Nice work on the wraps. I noticed the 'chrome' OE wrap on my chin spoiler on the C is cracked on one corner, so a wrap may be in the cards there for me.
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