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I just killed a mustang 'roush'. It was from a roll, 3 races, 3 times I walked him by 5-8 car lengths. First race was from 85, got about 4 cars on him before it evened out. Second race was from about 65 miles an hour and I got about 8 cars on him before I stopped, same with the third. I thought those cars were supposed to be fast?
 

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couldve been 1 of those fake v6 roushes i see all the time, hes almost stock, look at his profile, axle back, silencer delete and MBC
 

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My profile is old. I still have the mbc, but I have my 'stock' exhaust coming out basically at the end of the dp, a catless UP, and other stupid stuff. I have my boost set at a pretty high level, which isn't good for the car but is good for stories like this :) I doubt it was a fake Roush, unless it was a really good fake. The exhaust exited on each side through the side skirts, had big blue brakes, it said Roush, blablabla. I can beat a Cobb Stg. 2 wrx with my setup so who knows...
 

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Pfffft why's it have to be a v6? I've raced GT's and v6's before and beat them both, no biggie. I just thought the Roush was supposed to be faster than the regular GTs.
 

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x2 two for a fake mustang or the guy left it in 5th when he was racing. to pull 8 cars in a mid 13sec wrx is saying something. the car as a reg old gt can do high 13s low 14s. being 8 cars up would make your car about 1-2sec faster in the quarter. assuming you use the very inaccurate gauge of 2 cars is .3-6 seconds. in the quarter mile. your saying yoru car is at best a high mid 12 car.
 

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Yeah, the Roush is as fast or almost as fast as a cobra. My sister has a stage1 or 2 and that car almost made me poop my pants. The do make body kits and after market side exhausts so people can change their v6 or gt stang into a roush or cobra looking car. This guy on my street thinks he's fooling everyone with a cobra body kit on his v6 stang, I just laugh at him because he didn't even put it on well.
 

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A guy at work bought a 2005 Roush and hated it. 325hp? good lord. he went to miami to get it and trailer it back. disliked it so much he sold it with 1200 miles on it. most of his cars are 500hp +, including a 600 hp + camaro he just got.

he said it is really just looks, nothing in the power end of it. he said it was basically a stock stang that has a body kit, signature and some interior changes...

not impressed at all.
 

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GraysonSubaru said:
A guy at work bought a 2005 Roush and hated it. 325hp? good lord. he went to miami to get it and trailer it back. disliked it so much he sold it with 1200 miles on it. most of his cars are 500hp +, including a 600 hp + camaro he just got.

he said it is really just looks, nothing in the power end of it. he said it was basically a stock stang that has a body kit, signature and some interior changes...

not impressed at all.
325hp in a 2005? your kidding right? my sisters 2001 has 360hp and 375tq. Last I heard the newer ones were gonna range from like 390hp to 425 I believe.
 

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not kidding. his iwasnt supercharged or anything...just a 325 hp bodykit on wheels. he couldnt believe how slow it was (and how much money is lost in getting rid of it).
 

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it probably wasnt a stage 3 roush....roush has 3 stages that the stangs come in...stage 1 is interior, stage 2 is exhaust and suspension and stage 3 is supercharged...im guessing it was a stage 2
 

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Even a stage 1 Rousch> my stock WRX...especially from a roll.

Now I had a guy who had the Cobra emblems, V8 exhaust and every other badge run me from a dig and a 30-35 mph roll and I pretty much killed him. We pull into the Walmart and it turns out he had the mighty 3.8L V6. My heart sank b/c I thought I had at least run a V8 (it sounded just like one).

On the other hand there is a guy around here running a GT with mods that is trying to sucker people in with his oversized 3.8 badge on the back of the car and sides. Nice sleeper attempt but b/c it's so obvious it doesnt get very far.
 

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Oh well, whatever it was, I beat it, which was cool. It was not a brand new mustang, it was the last body style if that means anything. It still sounded awesome, he definitely downshifted, and it had big brakes lol. I don't know my mustangs..
 

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it probably wasnt a stage 3 roush....roush has 3 stages that the stangs come in...stage 1 is interior, stage 2 is exhaust and suspension and stage 3 is supercharged...im guessing it was a stage 2
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the stage 1 and s2 are basicaly stock gt's. iv beat afew in my wrx, bad, but im not stock. Iv posted before that my modified s3 roush would have destroyed my very quick wrx, especialy in 3rd and 4th gear. You def. did not race a s3. Although they are not the fastest in the 1/4, they are very impressive on the track. The alcon brakes they use and the roush and steeda suspension setup is just so sweet. The s3 is not really a streetable car unless you have great road surfaces and little traffic. I bent rims, rubbed facia, hit exhaust, lost a tooth.....it is too low and stiff. The svt is a better car for the street, and the wrx even better :D
 

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I'm sure it was the V8 version just without the supercharger. A guy who lives two houses down from me has one. A friend of mine in the ol' MR2 club said they raced at the track since they're buddies and he ran a 13.5X to the Roush's 14.3X and that's with an exhaust and Trickflows. A normal Mustang GT will run mid- to high 14s. With exhaust and headers they can get into the high 13s but the Roush has so much extra weight they're usually in the low 14s, as this guy's was.
 

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I can beat a Cobb Stg. 2 wrx with my setup so who knows...
Not to flame you guy, but I am having a hard time believing you beat a Cobb stg 2..let alone the Roush, with your mods.... :rolleyes:


but anything can happen :wiggles:
 

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A Stage 1 Roush Mustang is a V6 with some exterior effects, and supsension mods. Plus the engine flows a little better than a stock v6.

Roush is not like Saleen, in the sense of power. The Roush cars are set up more for the track than drag racing.
 

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You have to watch out too, because theres a lot of imposters out there. I've run into 2 different 01+ bodystyle "Saleen" mustangs this summer and couldnt get a chance to race either. Later I found out from a few different friends that both of them are confirmed fakes. All you have to do is buy the bodykit and decals, and I personally know 2 different mustangs that have aftermarket sidepipe exhaust systems. So the one you raced 'could' have been a modded GT playing "dress up". Although as many people have already said, their are stages available for them, and one of the non-SC models probably would go down to a WRX w/ an up/dp/mbc combo, so good run.

I still want to run one of these "saleens" around and see what its got though, especially since the drivers of both act really cocky whenever they drive past me (revving and giving me stares and whatnot), we've just never gotten a chance to line up, should be a fun surprise for them as I look pretty stock (other than the exhaust) from the outside....

on kindof a side note....anyone familiar with the 4.6L know what the max you can reallistically get out of one all motor? I know I've never seen much faster at the track than low 13's without FI or NOS, so im guessing 350-450hp? any input?
 
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