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yes this past weekend i lost to my buddies mustang. i believe it is an 04 5 speed. i had him through second gear then i hit third and the truck just died on me. it was like their was no power in third gear. i have a 05 black ssr auto. can someone out their help me fix this so i cn get pay back. i think all he had on his car is exhaust but not sure if he has more. thanks robert.
 

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For you to out run that car yo uwill need to spend some big money... Supercharger or turbo, exhaust sytem and maybe a gear change..These trucks are not much for racing... ANd yes I did notice that you had the LS2.
 

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Race Truck

It's much more fun to get those guys in the big Dodges with their Hemi's. I give them the go and go blast right past them. :lol
 

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robertsssr said:
yes this past weekend i lost to my buddies mustang. i believe it is an 04 5 speed. i had him through second gear then i hit third and the truck just died on me. it was like their was no power in third gear. i have a 05 black ssr auto. can someone out their help me fix this so i cn get pay back. i think all he had on his car is exhaust but not sure if he has more. thanks robert.
Look at it this way, he may have beat you, but he still just has a mustang :yawn but you have an SSR! :D
Hold your head high :seeya
 

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Power to weight ratio, power train efficiency and gear ratios = you need about 500 hp to win that one. Just pull up to the next red light and drop the top and he won't care if he beat you earlier! Enjoy it for what it is and if it bothers you that much to loose - get an extra car for "racing". (See my other rides = 03 Mustang Cobra. Nothing even comes close for 0-60 & 1/4 mile times for the money. Plus, spend $1K in bolt ons and stock 390hp jump to 500hp!)

Enjoy the ride for what it is!
 

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Robert, Boosted is right it would take money. I have done the gear change and the predator. It makes a big differance when you hit second. I think I could hold my own with a mustang from the light. Big differance is the ssr is just very heavy no matter what you do. also everyone has a mustang. you have an ssr.
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Weight!!

I don't care what you do under the hood your talking about a FORTY-SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY POUND truck!!! Pick on someone the same size with your mod's or buy a vette.. :thumbs
 

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When you say "it just died on you"...

Did it slow down like it couldn't get enough fuel?
or could you have run up against the RPM limit and needed to shift?

I know the first time I manualy shifted from low gear to second at full throttle it took off like it was shot out of a cannon then all of a sudden the nose dived and it flat quit running until the tires quit spinning scared me bad enough that I opened the "How to Manual" and learned how, and when to turn "On and Off" the traction control button....
 

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I don't care what you do under the hood your talking about a FORTY-SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY POUND truck!!! Pick on someone the same size with your mod's or buy a vette.. :thumbs
I have a 3700lb car with a v-6 that I will wax that pony's but with....on that note a vette also...LOL
 

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Na.. It is a turbo Limited..The family version..Colum shift with a plush bench seat.. Messes them up every time...LOL
 

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Thanks Alot Guys. I Know That The Truck Weighs To Much As It Is I Just Tought That I Could Beat Him. But Oh Well My Ssr Is Much Better Then His Ford. But I Feel Better Now Im Glad I Found This Site. Robert
 

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Just do not ask your truck to do it on dry pavement...LOL Leno and Gordon had a wetted down pad to get it going and still took it a while... I hate TQ managment!
Don't we all disable TC when we drive to get the xtra HP????? (Except those lucky :rolleyes: enough to drive in wet and snow on a regular basis?) Also does not hurt to power jack - as both of those guys never fully released the brake...
 

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I would take on that pony

I think it would be like seeing Smart Jones go down inthe last race :reddevil (A lot of pride, but the the strong would win) :seeya
 
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