How fast have you got your v6?

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by echo7, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra New Member

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    new 4.0 powered vehicle will do (according to GPS about 102 mph) but it's floaty as hell at that speed and I don't recommend it.. (01 Explorer Sport with the 4.0 SOHC)
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    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    1/4 mile at 100mph on a 4.0 without a power adder sounds off to me. Most cars trapping at 100mph are mid 13 second cars, which the 4.0 is not with just a few bolt ons.
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    142 mph with 4.10s? What kind of rpm were you running?
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    When my girlfriend had her 2001 v6 it went 120mph then hit the rev limiter. Wonder why they reduced it for the new one?
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    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    The S197 V6 driveshaft can fail at over 115mph. Several of us have replaced ours already. There is a TSB on it, I think its 05's and some 06's. Afixer knows the history on it, he was the first to have his break loose via a dyno session.
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    glewis29 New Member

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    It might also have something to do with the speed rating of the stock V6 tires.
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    I just made it to 120 with plenty left to go but the speedo only goes to 120.
    I would say that 150 or better is possible with a lightly modifyed 4.0. :SNSign:
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    113 on I-10. had to slow down as traffic was approaching rather quickly :D

    stock '07 v-6. came with Pirelli Z rated tires so i wasn't worried about em.

    someone mentioned the hood lift/shake. i actually had mine come unlatched(not all the way. more like when you pull the release) on me going up the Fred Hartman bridge in Houston. i was only doing 80 but a mean cold front was blowing in. pretty damn scary.
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    105 on GSP in NJ. Tough to go much faster with all the State Troopers.:flag:
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    I just hit 120 with my 2005 4.0 V6 and a good Dyno tune and no other engine mods.
    I could say I went faster but the speedo only goes to 120 and I had alot more left in the throtle.
    I would say that if you beef up your suspen you could safely go close to 150 or better.
    I am putting in H&R springs and a shock tower bar next to see how it corners at 120. With a GT fron sway and a Hellwig 1" rear it already is very tight.
    Any one know how I can measure my speed with out changing my speedo cheaply?
    :SNSign:
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    115 on a straight road, 125ish downhill lol.... with 4000 rpms and got a ticket for 101 on a 55 :p :owned:
    almost all stock except for GT rims running on 275/45/17
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    I did about 110 not sure for real it was close to 110 thou. I had more left and I got the speed limiter off too!
  13. kooldawg6

    kooldawg6 mine works really well and can take a fair amount

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    Find a buddy who's car's speedo goes past 120 and tag along...
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    How much does a driveshaft cost?
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    Get a GT the model before wont stop until 140 and it still has more. At 140 the rear end starts getting loose.
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    I'll get right on that after I remodel my bathroom, get the pool replastered, get a new AC unit for the house and pay off my CC debt.

    Thanks for the suggestion :)
  17. Frank S

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    I'll bet you could interpret this data to tell rpm vs mph in a stock V6 automatic Mustang:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2177/2196907768_4331b47c4a_o.jpg data - looks like fourth gear to me -
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2196119507_07b9b8f4b4_o.jpg graph

    (Stock in this case means: K&N drop-in filter, FRPP M-5230-GTA axle-back muffler, b@m@chips 91 octane Performance tune, 26.57-inch tall Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 275-35-19 tires{six-tenths of an inch shorter than the GT Pirellis}. Data from 11Jan08 JBA "rolling road" dyno run #2. First run gave 191.2 rwhp, 234 tq. b@m@chips charts show a stock-stock V6 puts down 176 rwhp and 190 tq, or near there.)

    In the olden days one discovered the safe cruising speed of an engine by calculating piston travel in feet per mile. I remember that the VW Beetle of that era had a top speed of 72 mph or near there, and a theoretical safe cruising speed of 120 mph.

    I'd guess that a car built with modern technology wouldn't be bound by the same rules as the 50s and 60s cars were, due particularly to advances in the areas of metallurgy and lubrication; however, piston travel in feet per mile would be a good research set for insight into the questions of wear and tear on an engine in high-speed cruising.

    I'll see if I can find my spreadsheet that shows MPH vs RPM for (insert here) tire sizes and (insert here) differential ratios for automatic and manual-shift Mustangs.
  18. Frank S

    Frank S New Member

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    This came over from Excel better than I expected:


    MANUAL TRANS (Tremec 3650) AUTO TRANS (5R55S)
    Tire Width (mm) = 235 Tire Width (mm) = 275
    Tire Profile = 55 Tire Profile = 35
    Wheel Dia (in) = 17 Wheel Dia (in) = 19
    Gear Ratio = 3.31 Gear Ratio = 3.31
    Tire Dia = 27.18 (inches) Tire Dia = 26.58 (inches)

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th (OD) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th (OD)
    3.38 2.00 1.32 1.00 0.675 3.22 2.29 1.54 1.00 0.71
    RPMs MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH RPMs MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH
    1900 13.73 23.21 35.16 46.41 68.76 1900 14.10 19.82 29.47 45.39 63.93
    2000 14.45 24.43 37.01 48.85 72.38 2000 14.84 20.86 31.02 47.78 67.29
    2100 15.18 25.65 38.86 51.30 75.99 2100 15.58 21.91 32.58 50.17 70.66
    2200 15.90 26.87 40.71 53.74 79.61 2200 16.32 22.95 34.13 52.56 74.02
    2300 16.62 28.09 42.56 56.18 83.23 2300 17.06 23.99 35.68 54.94 77.39
    2400 17.34 29.31 44.41 58.62 86.85 2400 17.81 25.04 37.23 57.33 80.75
    2500 18.07 30.53 46.26 61.07 90.47 2500 18.55 26.08 38.78 59.72 84.12
    2600 18.79 31.75 48.11 63.51 94.09 2600 19.29 27.12 40.33 62.11 87.48
    2700 19.51 32.98 49.96 65.95 97.71 2700 20.03 28.17 41.88 64.50 90.84
    2800 20.24 34.20 51.81 68.39 101.33 2800 20.77 29.21 43.43 66.89 94.21
    2900 20.96 35.42 53.66 70.84 104.94 2900 21.51 30.25 44.99 69.28 97.57
    3000 21.68 36.64 55.52 73.28 108.56 3000 22.26 31.30 46.54 71.67 100.94
    3100 22.40 37.86 57.37 75.72 112.18 3100 23.00 32.34 48.09 74.06 104.30
    3200 23.13 39.08 59.22 78.17 115.80 3200 23.74 33.38 49.64 76.44 107.67
    3300 23.85 40.30 61.07 80.61 119.42 3300 24.48 34.42 51.19 78.83 111.03
    3400 24.57 41.53 62.92 83.05 123.04 3400 25.22 35.47 52.74 81.22 114.40
    3500 25.29 42.75 64.77 85.49 126.66 3500 25.97 36.51 54.29 83.61 117.76
    3600 26.02 43.97 66.62 87.94 130.28 3600 26.71 37.55 55.84 86.00 121.13
    3700 26.74 45.19 68.47 90.38 133.89 3700 27.45 38.60 57.40 88.39 124.49
    3800 27.46 46.41 70.32 92.82 137.51 3800 28.19 39.64 58.95 90.78 127.86
    3900 28.18 47.63 72.17 95.26 141.13 3900 28.93 40.68 60.50 93.17 131.22
    4000 28.91 48.85 74.02 97.71 144.75 4000 29.68 41.73 62.05 95.55 134.58
    4100 29.63 50.07 75.87 100.15 148.37 4100 30.42 42.77 63.60 97.94 137.95
    4200 30.35 51.30 77.72 102.59 151.99 4200 31.16 43.81 65.15 100.33 141.31
    4300 31.08 52.52 79.57 105.03 155.61 4300 31.90 44.86 66.70 102.72 144.68
    4400 31.80 53.74 81.42 107.48 159.23 4400 32.64 45.90 68.25 105.11 148.04
    4500 32.52 54.96 83.27 109.92 162.84 4500 33.38 46.94 69.80 107.50 151.41
    4600 33.24 56.18 85.12 112.36 166.46 4600 34.13 47.99 71.36 109.89 154.77
    4700 33.97 57.40 86.97 114.81 170.08 4700 34.87 49.03 72.91 112.28 158.14
    4800 34.69 58.62 88.82 117.25 173.70 4800 35.61 50.07 74.46 114.67 161.50
    4900 35.41 59.85 90.67 119.69 177.32 4900 36.35 51.12 76.01 117.05 164.87
    5000 36.13 61.07 92.53 122.13 180.94 5000 37.09 52.16 77.56 119.44 168.23
    5100 36.86 62.29 94.38 124.58 184.56 5100 37.84 53.20 79.11 121.83 171.60
    5200 37.58 63.51 96.23 127.02 188.18 5200 38.58 54.25 80.66 124.22 174.96
    5300 38.30 64.73 98.08 129.46 191.79 5300 39.32 55.29 82.21 126.61 178.32
    5400 39.02 65.95 99.93 131.90 195.41 5400 40.06 56.33 83.77 129.00 181.69
    5500 39.75 67.17 101.78 134.35 199.03 5500 40.80 57.37 85.32 131.39 185.05
    5600 40.47 68.39 103.63 136.79 202.65 5600 41.55 58.42 86.87 133.78 188.42
    5700 41.19 69.62 105.48 139.23 206.27 5700 42.29 59.46 88.42 136.17 191.78
    5800 41.92 70.84 107.33 141.67 209.89 5800 43.03 60.50 89.97 138.55 195.15
    5900 42.64 72.06 109.18 144.12 213.51 5900 43.77 61.55 91.52 140.94 198.51
    6000 43.36 73.28 111.03 146.56 217.13 6000 44.51 62.59 93.07 143.33 201.88
    6100 44.08 74.50 112.88 149.00 220.74 6100 45.26 63.63 94.62 145.72 205.24
    6200 44.81 75.72 114.73 151.44 224.36 6200 46.00 64.68 96.18 148.11 208.61
    6250 45.17 76.33 115.66 152.67 226.17 6250 46.37 65.20 96.95 149.30 210.29
    6300 45.53 76.94 116.58 153.89 227.98 6300 46.74 65.72 97.73 150.50 211.97
    6400 46.25 78.17 118.43 156.33 231.60 6400 47.48 66.76 99.28 152.89 215.34
    6500 46.97 79.39 120.28 158.77 235.22 6500 48.22 67.81 100.83 155.28 218.70
    6600 47.70 80.61 122.13 161.22 238.84 6600 48.96 68.85 102.38 157.67 222.06
    6700 48.42 81.83 123.98 163.66 242.46 6700 49.71 69.89 103.93 160.05 225.43
    6800 49.14 83.05 125.83 166.10 246.08 6800 50.45 70.94 105.48 162.44 228.79
    6900 49.86 84.27 127.68 168.54 249.69 6900 51.19 71.98 107.03 164.83 232.16
    7000 50.59 85.49 129.54 170.99 253.31 7000 51.93 73.02 108.59 167.22 235.52
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    Delete duplicate post.
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    Playing with calcs is an easy to get unrealistic about the performance of a car.

    Once you start getting up there in speed, you have to make a considerably amount to get to a particular MPH fast because aerodynamics come into play.

    The new Mustangs exactly are not the most aerodynamic cars out today.

    The speed limiters are based typically off the speed rating of the tire you have.

    Who also wants to spend two minutes trying to get to 140 mph?

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