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2018 GT with Roush TVS package vs 14 GT500; speculation only

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  1. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Active Member Established Member

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    A guy at work is getting a 6-speed 2018 GT PP1 with a dealer-installed Roush package / 2.65 TVS blower. From what I understand, they make about 700 crank HP. I'm wondering how we will fare against each other if we line up one day.

    I have a 14 GT500 with a 2.8LC KB Stage 3 kit @ ~17-18 PSI, Lund tune, catless H-pipe, drag radials, 4.10 gears in a Moser M9. I guess I'd be in the low 700 WHP ballpark...a pretty comfortable edge... but I haven't really seen an S550 with a 2.65 VMP in action. I haven't been on the dyno or to the track. Opinions?
     
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    PC03GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If he's got an auto it will be close, but also he's probably on street tires, so who really knows
     
  3. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Active Member Established Member

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    6 speed. I assume he will slap some DRs on it shortly after he gets the car back from the blower installation.
     
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    PC03GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You'll take him
     
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    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    You’ll take him if you can drive, can you?
    Also if you don’t want to worry about that, run some octane and a smaller pulley.
    -J
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Premium Member Established Member

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    You’ll make him look like he’s driving in reverse.

    Roush is an underperformer on the 18+.
     
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    Handlebar Moustache Active Member Established Member

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    I won't say I'm the best driver, but I'm not the worst. I can at least look good with the N2MB box that is in the car....lol. I guess i'm wondering how well the S550 chassis with that package plants 600+ hp on the street vs the S197 GT500.
     
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    Klaus Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Rubber makes the difference on this one. Hope you have real tires given your set up and gearing.
     
  9. Handlebar Moustache

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    305 Nitto 555r's...they need a lot of heat in them to hook. The suspension is all BMR in the back. If the tires aren't heated, it's like trying to take off in an oil slick with PawPaw's 460cid open diff F-150 shoed with whitewall P215-65R15 Cornell 808s.
     
  10. Rubenk

    Rubenk Wasn't me. Premium Member

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    Given equal drivers and tires you've got 100+ whp on him still. He has shorter trans gearing, but you have lower rear gear. I think you'd take him with equal drivers and traction.
     
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    Let us know what happens!
     
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    Ive seen videos of a Bolt on E85 A10 car beating a roush blown 6 speed manual car of the same year. Don't think you will have a problem
     
  13. Handlebar Moustache

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    Cool...since he hasn't asked me a lot of questions about mine, I haven't said much. I don't think he knows much about the SVT cars, so maybe I'm doing a little sandbagging by default.
     
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    Kiohtee 800HP Club Established Member

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    Not seeing you take an L unless you royally screw up. The 6/10R is where it's at with the '11+ Mustang GT.
     
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    Zemedici Some 20 something, that schools the 40 somethings Established Member

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    When it is going down??
     
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    Lol...no shit talking or challenges have been made. The company I work for has an extreme safety culture, so it would probably go down randomly unannounced, far from work. There's another guy with a stock m6 hellcat....haven't exchanged punches with him either. He's scared though.
     
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    LOL
    Cool. Keep us posted, be safe and good luck!
     
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    You got this man. Clean off the tires and knock back a few shifts to restore the muscle memory then have a camera ready.
    It’s winter here I’m bored :)
    Pick on the Hellcat too, there slugs with the stick. 2.29 first gear, 4400# haha.
    -J
     
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