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Old 02-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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come on, the drivers are disconecting the rev limiter!

the shaft blew at 135mph
another blew at 162mph on a dyno!!!

I've had my 02 Infiniti Q45 (4.5L V8 340 hp, 2.76rear ratio all factory) to 129mph and I let up because it was still pullin.
At 129 it was smooth as silk but I thought....if something breaks .....i'm toast!

I can't imagine how stupid someone is to take a V6 mustang to 135mph!

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Well, I did have the smilie in there as I wasn't entirely serious with my post.

But, I think it's reasonable to expect the driveshaft to hold up at speeds in the 130 mph range. You didn't expect yours to fail at a comparable speed. If it were a three year old V8 Mustang you wouldn't expect it to fail, right?

Keep in mind that the current V6 Mustang makes more power than the standard V8 in 2009...
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No, I agree from a quality issue.......
But I still think it's nuts to run a Mustang to 130+

(of course, I'm over 50........)
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No, I agree from a quality issue.......
But I still think it's nuts to run a Mustang to 130+

(of course, I'm over 50........)
I see nothing wrong with it myself.

Of course, I'm planning to go at least that fast in a 25 year old Corolla...
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Lets put it this way. Do you really trust your average mustang owner to drive over 118mph?
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I had a 1980 transam with a 400 pontiac, 350 turbo tranny. cost me $10 an hour to drive just out of college when gas was cheap. not bad. same car eventually went to 425 oldsmobile bigblock, 10.5 compression, 4speed with 30% overdrive on stock whatever 301turbo rearend gears those cars came with. stage 2 centerforce clutch Had some huge tires on the back, so big I had to install 10 inch shackles to get the rear wheel to clear the fenders. the shocks regularly bottomed out. 3 inch flowmaster 40s. In overdrive at 65mph the engine barley turned 1800rpm, barely touched the skinny peda, just purred along in high idlel. I dont remember the mileage i was getting but it was pretty good. spent a few months driving it back and forth to home on the weekends and I dont remember many fillups.

that damn oldsmobile never ran right. Got screwed by the engine builder who put in some bent rods and wrong cam andI spun the bearing 400 miles after getting it. I did the bottom end and got a cam from Mondello, those *******s gave me the wrong cam too. there are 39degree and 45 degree v8 bigblocks, somehow I kept getting the wrong one. eventually I gave the car away. literarily. bought a 10 year old bmw325is and gave the bird to my buddy

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