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      11-24-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Traded in my 07 335i coupe,space grey w/sport pack,6 man.Just got my 2012 mustang gt premium,race red,6 spd,brembos,373s,deluxe interior,group 5 acc paclage which inclides quarter window louvers,pedistal rear spoiler,side scoops,hood scoop.gonna leave it bone stock for a while until i have the money to whipple super charge it with a couple other mods.Very happy with it so far.
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Yech, 3.73's. Bad choice especially if you're considering modding. I would have gone with the 3.55s or 3.31s personally.
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Yech, 3.73's. Bad choice especially if you're considering modding. I would have gone with the 3.55s or 3.31s personally.
Why so? Just for the top speed? How low is it on 3.73?
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Yech, 3.73's. Bad choice especially if you're considering modding. I would have gone with the 3.55s or 3.31s personally.
Those gears your recommended are generally used in conjunction with turbos or superchargers. A NA mustang loves steep gearing. When he throws on the whipped, he may want to look into the 3.55's.
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Why so? Just for the top speed? How low is it on 3.73?
Put it this way, you'll be shifting into 5th in the quarter mile. When you start adding power the 3.73 gears will have the same problem as other cars with big power over stock, which is the gearing isn't appropriate for the power.

If the OP has plans for big power, he should have gotten the 3.31 or 3.55 to begin with. Then again, swapping the rear shouldn't be terribly expensive IMO. I bet the 5.0 forum guys will play musical rears like we do with tunes
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      11-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #7
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Op do you still have any things left for sale from your SG coupe?
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Traded in my 07 335i coupe,space grey w/sport pack,6 man.Just got my 2012 mustang gt premium,race red,6 spd,brembos,373s,deluxe interior,group 5 acc paclage which inclides quarter window louvers,pedistal rear spoiler,side scoops,hood scoop.gonna leave it bone stock for a while until i have the money to whipple super charge it with a couple other mods.Very happy with it so far.
Cool. These seem like fun cars. My pop just bought a Roush 427r changed the pully and a tune, that thing is a beast! Good luck.
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      11-25-2011, 11:09 AM   #9
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the new 5.0 is really impressive esp the motor... i raced my boys stock one with the same gears as yours w my modded car and we were neck and neck at 120, a few bolt ons you'll be running low 12s high 11s
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As far as the gears go guys i,ve been doing this for a while. I,m 54 and have had numerous american muscle cars, not just evo,s and bmw,s.The 373 is a perfect gear with a 6 spd for n/a or forced induction.I,ve also heard from a lot of friends the , I cant believe your going from BMW to FORD, LOL.The mustang is one helluva performance car for the money.You cant compare it to my 335 or any other BMW or the like as they are completly differnt animals.And i have a space grey acs roof spoiler and a sg m3 rear lip left for sale from my 335. BTW i got 26 on the trade in for the 335,and the mustang with the options i have came to 38k.Most automotive people are calling this car the american M3 as it does everything according to the numbers as good or better than a stock M3. Dont flame me on this, its what i have read and seen on comparison tests.I never got on an M3 so i dont know. In fact i only have 300 miles on the gt and havnt gotten on it yet either.Still love this forum so i,ll be checking in from time to time and let you know if i made the right choice .

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      11-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #11
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As far as the gears go guys i,ve been doing this for a while. I,m 54 and have had numerous american muscle cars, not just evo,s and bmw,s.The 373 is a perfect gear with a 6 spd for n/a or forced induction.I,ve also heard from a lot of friends the , I cant believe your going from BMW to FORD, LOL.The mustang is one helluva performance car for the money.You cant compare it to my 335 or any other BMW or the like as they are completly differnt animals.And i have a space grey acs roof spoiler and a sg m3 rear lip left for sale from my 335. BTW i got 26 on the trade in for the 335,and the mustang with the options i have came to 38k. Most automotive people are calling this car the american M3 as it does everything according to the numbers as good or better than a stock M3. Dont flame me on this, its what i have read and seen on comparison tests.I never got on an M3 so i dont know. In fact i only have 300 miles on the gt and havnt gotten on it yet either.Still love this forum so i,ll be checking in from time to time and let you know if i made the right choice .
From what I've read, the only Mustang in the same class (power AND handling) as the M3 is the Boss 302.
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As far as the gears go guys i,ve been doing this for a while. I,m 54 and have had numerous american muscle cars, not just evo,s and bmw,s.The 373 is a perfect gear with a 6 spd for n/a or forced induction.I,ve also heard from a lot of friends the , I cant believe your going from BMW to FORD, LOL.The mustang is one helluva performance car for the money.You cant compare it to my 335 or any other BMW or the like as they are completly differnt animals.And i have a space grey acs roof spoiler and a sg m3 rear lip left for sale from my 335. BTW i got 26 on the trade in for the 335,and the mustang with the options i have came to 38k.Most automotive people are calling this car the american M3 as it does everything according to the numbers as good or better than a stock M3. Dont flame me on this, its what i have read and seen on comparison tests.I never got on an M3 so i dont know. In fact i only have 300 miles on the gt and havnt gotten on it yet either.Still love this forum so i,ll be checking in from time to time and let you know if i made the right choice .
If you don't plan on drag racing or driving the car at high speeds or modifying the car, sure you can have some low speed fun with those 3.73 gears provided you even have traction with those short gears. Don't say I told you so though.
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From what I've read, the only Mustang in the same class (power AND handling) as the M3 is the Boss 302.
Thats what i thought until i started researching comparison tests.
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      11-25-2011, 08:51 PM   #14
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OP - congrats. Almost bought one myself, but decided on the BMW till he kid is older.

Good luck w/the trans thou. The issues with them is what chased me away.
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OP - congrats. Almost bought one myself, but decided on the BMW till he kid is older.

Good luck w/the trans thou. The issues with them is what chased me away.
Thanks , i heard all about the few trans problems but they were mainly in the 2011 models along with some clunky shifting.Maybe because mine is brand new that its tight as a drum and very smooth shifting but time will tell.I plan on putting in a hurst billet shifter along with a beefier shift bracket anyway.
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From what I've read, the only Mustang in the same class (power AND handling) as the M3 is the Boss 302.
Go to you tube and type in Super coupes drag race,2011 mustang gt vs 2011 bmw m3. Very Interesting.Then watch the track atak video

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congrats dan.... get sum pics up and enjoy man!!
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Thank you. will get pics up as soon as possible.
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Go to you tube and type in Super coupes drag race,2011 mustang gt vs 2011 bmw m3. Very Interesting.Then watch the track atak video
Checked it out, and very interesting. Makes me wonder though, as the Boss 302 loses to the M3 in the drag and circuit race according to the following link:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585705

So if the Boss 302 loses, but GT is more comparable, is the Boss' performance and price overstated?
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It's hard to not like the new 5.0. Decent styling, amazing stock performance, an aftermarket selection that makes the BMW one look like a joke (I'm talking quality too) and cheap. At my old company we bought a stripper 6sp with 1 option - 373 gears for 29k BRAND NEW. Ran 12s stock. With suspension and bolt on performance mods it embarrassed a lot of cars on the road course. Sounds incredible too.

I thought about buying one, but I'm holding out for an E90 M3. As much as I hate to admit it, I really do prefer a sedan as a daily and a supercharged E90 M3 is the perfect car for me.
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Traded in my 07 335i coupe,space grey w/sport pack,6 man.Just got my 2012 mustang gt premium,race red,6 spd,brembos,373s,deluxe interior,group 5 acc paclage which inclides quarter window louvers,pedistal rear spoiler,side scoops,hood scoop.gonna leave it bone stock for a while until i have the money to whipple super charge it with a couple other mods.Very happy with it so far.
Me too!! I going to Mustang GT soon.

For you, Congrad!!
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Wicked car, enjoy

Would also love to see some pics of this beast
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