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Old 1/12/10, 02:03 PM
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After riding in Leo's car for an extended time, I can say it's stiffer over bumbs and generally feels more 'busy' over less than perfect roads compared to mine, and I'm running 20's.

Luis' feels even more busier than Leo's, though he told me he has his D-Specs cranked up.

If yours already feels noisy and harsh, why make it even more uncomfortable? Plenty of forged peeps with stock suspension, so..

Now the need to spend more money on mods I can understand.
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<-- Has a Panhard bar that's sitting in the garage that I bought last September... Just haven't had the time to install it... LOL!

I wanted it to re-align my rear... It's just a tad off after I lowered it...

Bill - The video was cool! Looks like a lot of fun was had!
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Old 1/12/10, 02:21 PM
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I get where your coming from but honestly I'm totally used to it in the car now. The only time I really notice it is if it's over a really bumpy road or Dad is in the car. I like how it is at the moment.

Speaking of which, I really need rear tires already. Not looking to spend the 400 bucks but it's getting way too easy to spin them now and I'm not looking forward to driving in the rain
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Man, I'm burned out on LV, that was my 4th trip in 2 months.
you've got a couple years to rest up, haha

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Just want to throw in my .02, trouble shooting electronics sucks *****. I hate electronics.
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my car is old today .


But it is the first car I've ever owned that the warranty ran out based on time rather than miles. The GTi I used to own killed it's warranty in two years. In two years I had 55,000 miles on that car.

Now it's really time to look at a DD
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my car is old today .


But it is the first car I've ever owned that the warranty ran out based on time rather than miles. The GTi I used to own killed it's warranty in two years. In two years I had 55,000 miles on that car.

Now it's really time to look at a DD
Time to trade her in for a 2011!



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Time to trade her in for a 2011!
LMAO!

Congrats on hitting 30k miles! I am at 32k-ish... I actually can't remember, since it's been sitting in the garage since Christmas...
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Time to trade her in for a 2011!



OUCH.....not with those tailights.....
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my grand cherokee will be hitting the 150k mark within the next week or so

I hope I dont own it when it hits 160, lol
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Going to Cars & Coffee this weekend any of you SoCal beeatches want to join me?

After that the ROUSH will be going to Voss Performance for some 3rd member work and coilovers. When the next Speed Ventures event comes into Funkytana I want to go! Maybe Jason and/or Team Shelby will do another event? I want to try the Streets of Willow too this year. Maybe meet Import Slayer? I think Subi Fest is coming up soon I wonder how they would feel if a ROUSH rolled up.
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Originally Posted by Ray Man View Post
Time to trade her in for a 2011!

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OUCH.....not with those tailights.....
Actually it's the whole exterior for me, not just the lights. The other thing I noticed, maybe they fix it on the '11, is that the deck that's in between the tail lights sticks out past the tail lights... hard to explain and I should have taken a pic when I was at the dealer yesterday looking at the gt500, with the 10K "market adjustment" .. anyway, they tried to make the deck lid curved/concave well the very bottom of the concave juts out past the tail lights and looks like the panel alignment isn't right. For all the right things that Ford is doing now, the 10-?? exterior screwed the pooch. Everything else about the car is excellent(interior, powertrain, suspension, brakes) but man did they miss the boat.

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Going to Cars & Coffee this weekend any of you SoCal beeatches want to join me?

After that the ROUSH will be going to Voss Performance for some 3rd member work and coilovers. When the next Speed Ventures event comes into Funkytana I want to go! Maybe Jason and/or Team Shelby will do another event? I want to try the Streets of Willow too this year. Maybe meet Import Slayer? I think Subi Fest is coming up soon I wonder how they would feel if a ROUSH rolled up.
Can't make CnC, sorry

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Well the brace shouldn't make it more noisy and neither should the torque limiters, the PHB on the other hand
<ETA> the swaybars didn't add any additional harshness or noise to the car at all, it just handles better.
it's already noisy and harsh so making it a little more so won't kill anything. I guess I want to make sure to get everything tightened up when the bottom-end gets forged. Better to do it now and get used to it rather than waiting, I guess.... I dunno, just want to spend money on parts.
My two cents: Get the panhard bar if you're trying to align the rearend; its too much hassle than its worth. The brace is a waste of money IMO; its just another suspension part companies can add to the catalog. I can understand the torque limiters What are you building, a Chevy Killer tribute? Less is more sometimes and I think you'll be happier with certain stock suspension pieces in the end. Just because its part of a company product line, doesn't mean its necessary.
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Actually it's the whole exterior for me, not just the lights. The other thing I noticed, maybe they fix it on the '11, is that the deck that's in between the tail lights sticks out past the tail lights... hard to explain and I should have taken a pic when I was at the dealer yesterday looking at the gt500, with the 10K "market adjustment"
The 2011 is growing on me

Not to a drooling point but the performance outweighs the ugly exterior now
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The 2011 is growing on me

Not to a drooling point but the performance outweighs the ugly exterior now
Maybe if they mount the engine on the rear bumper it would look better
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my car is old today .
30k!



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I am at 32k-ish... I actually can't remember, since it's been sitting in the garage since Christmas...
Mine was sitting dormant for that long too, so I decided to drive it this week.

Things I noticed.. I drive faster than I should and it's loud, but sounds cool.




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Going to Cars & Coffee this weekend any of you SoCal beeatches want to join me?

After that the ROUSH will be going to Voss Performance for some 3rd member work and coilovers. When the next Speed Ventures event comes into Funkytana I want to go! Maybe Jason and/or Team Shelby will do another event? I want to try the Streets of Willow too this year. Maybe meet Import Slayer? I think Subi Fest is coming up soon I wonder how they would feel if a ROUSH rolled up.
Out for C&C, but I'll meet you at VP to be your taxi ride home.





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My two cents: Get the panhard bar if you're trying to align the rearend; its too much hassle than its worth. The brace is a waste of money IMO; its just another suspension part companies can add to the catalog. I can understand the torque limiters What are you building, a Chevy Killer tribute? Less is more sometimes and I think you'll be happier with certain stock suspension pieces in the end. Just because its part of a company product line, doesn't mean its necessary.






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The 2011 is growing on me

Not to a drooling point but the performance outweighs the ugly exterior now






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Maybe if they mount the engine on the rear bumper it would look better
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Actually it's the whole exterior for me, not just the lights. The other thing I noticed, maybe they fix it on the '11, is that the deck that's in between the tail lights sticks out past the tail lights... hard to explain and I should have taken a pic when I was at the dealer yesterday looking at the gt500, with the 10K "market adjustment" .. anyway, they tried to make the deck lid curved/concave well the very bottom of the concave juts out past the tail lights and looks like the panel alignment isn't right. For all the right things that Ford is doing now, the 10-?? exterior screwed the pooch. Everything else about the car is excellent(interior, powertrain, suspension, brakes) but man did they miss the boat.



Can't make CnC, sorry
Agreed....the whole body just doesnt do it for me and i know what you mean about the deck lid. It would have to be awfully **** fast to make up for that.....
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
my car is old today .


But it is the first car I've ever owned that the warranty ran out based on time rather than miles. The GTi I used to own killed it's warranty in two years. In two years I had 55,000 miles on that car.

Now it's really time to look at a DD
Congrats. I'm about to it 45k here shortly.

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My two cents: Get the panhard bar if you're trying to align the rearend; its too much hassle than its worth. The brace is a waste of money IMO; its just another suspension part companies can add to the catalog. I can understand the torque limiters What are you building, a Chevy Killer tribute? Less is more sometimes and I think you'll be happier with certain stock suspension pieces in the end. Just because its part of a company product line, doesn't mean its necessary.
+1

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2011 Mustang GT/CS looks fugly.
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I'll hit 50,000 this week....
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Actually it's the whole exterior for me, not just the lights. The other thing I noticed, maybe they fix it on the '11, is that the deck that's in between the tail lights sticks out past the tail lights... hard to explain and I should have taken a pic when I was at the dealer yesterday looking at the gt500, with the 10K "market adjustment" .. anyway, they tried to make the deck lid curved/concave well the very bottom of the concave juts out past the tail lights and looks like the panel alignment isn't right. For all the right things that Ford is doing now, the 10-?? exterior screwed the pooch. Everything else about the car is excellent(interior, powertrain, suspension, brakes) but man did they miss the boat.
This is my beef with the rear too... I hate that little 'lip' that sticks out, which does not align to anything... If they were going to concave the tail light panel, everything should have been concaved (a la the '67-'68 rear)... I was looking forward to a '67-'68 looking rear and they f***ed it up, IMO...


Mine was sitting dormant for that long too, so I decided to drive it this week.

Things I noticed.. I drive faster than I should and it's loud, but sounds cool.
I am driving mine today! Mainly cause the Mini had to go in for service, but still! Man I miss driving the car on a normal basis... And even though I only have the GTA exhaust, mine is still pretty loud, especially for 6:45 in the morning... LOL!
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2011 Mustang GT/CS looks fugly.
I agree! Especially since I think the '07-'09 GT/CS is one of the best looking! They really missed the mark on this version... And that rear spoiler?

And all you guys with 40k-50k miles, that makes me feel better with my (just about to turn) 32k miles...
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