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I read on another forum that if you put the car in sport mode
then hold the traction control switch up until it displays "AdvanceTrac off"
that this moves the torque into the lower RPM Range, any truth to this ???
 

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I read on another forum that if you put the car in sport mode
then hold the traction control switch up until it displays "AdvanceTrac off"
that this moves the torque into the lower RPM Range, any truth to this ???
Doubtful. AdvanceTrac has nothing to do with the torque curve; it's stability control, intended to help keep you from spinning the car off the road.
 

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I was thinking that if I were going to use this car to drag race as opposed to a road course I would put a lot more "gear" in it.
 

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There is no adjustment on the GT350 that will change the actual power or torque output of the engine. The different driving modes will affect the throttle response, steering, sound and suspension. Anything other than that is happening in your imagination. The easiest thing you can do is put 100+ octane gas in the car, the computer seems to like that and will respond by changing the timing curve providing a possible 10-15 HP increase.
 

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There is no adjustment on the GT350 that will change the actual power or torque output of the engine. The different driving modes will affect the throttle response, steering, sound and suspension. Anything other than that is happening in your imagination. The easiest thing you can do is put 100+ octane gas in the car, the computer seems to like that and will respond by changing the timing curve providing a possible 10-15 HP increase.
^^ x2 ^^

The modes change how linear the throttle may feel, but it does not change the tune.
What about an SCT Tuner X4

It claims 32 HP and 36 TQ with performance tune.
 

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I would look for some third party test of this device before investing. I personally have a difficult time believing that one can get such gains for $400 from a tune alone.
 

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What about an SCT Tuner X4

It claims 32 HP and 36 TQ with performance tune.
That will improve performance, but be aware, once you install an aftermarket tune it will provide Ford with a reason not to honor the drivetrain warranty if something happens to the engine. Once a tune is installed they can detect the modification, even if you go back to the stock tune. The chance of a good tune causing a problem is really no greater than keeping the engine stock. The risk is a decision you need to make for yourself to balance the slight increase in power against the cost of ownership of any problems.
 

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'Low end torque for street fun'

BTW . . . you bought the wrong car.
I may be moving to Greenville soon.. Will I have to become a Gamecock fan???

Anyway sure, living in Northern VA, any performance car is the wrong car.

But I hit the track over the weekend and now I understand why the power curve us where it is. Road Course and how the power meets the road
is different than Drag Racing. I don't race on the street or even exceed 80 mph.. in VA thats and automatic Reckless driving ticket. and where
I Live there is a Leo every 20 feet. in one day I got pulled over twice for not having a front plate on the car.. I looked at him and said really, would you drill holes in that bumper???? he said YUP. it's that Law... I had to purchase a no drill hide a plate mechanism.
 

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is different than Drag Racing. I don't race on the street or even exceed 80 mph.. i
There is no reason why the GT350 would not be a good drag race car. It just needs a little chassis tuning and more rear gear in it. I haven't run the numbers, but I would think that with the 8,000 rpm red line that at a minimum a 4.56 would be called for. As always tires would be a major factor.
 

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There is no reason why the GT350 would not be a good drag race car. It just needs a little chassis tuning and more rear gear in it. I haven't run the numbers, but I would think that with the 8,000 rpm red line that at a minimum a 4.56 would be called for. As always tires would be a major factor.
Possible but I am getting older and I can't cut any good lights anymore, my reaction time sucks.
and Drag Racing is so hard on the car.
I have been through 2 rear ends, a 5R55S Trans, 2 Torque Converters, Upper and lower Control arms / Bushings.
Engine and Trans mounts and a Driveshaft.
 
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Greenville area is mostly Clempson fans.
Not my Brother-in-law, they live in Fountain Inn north of Greenville, he is a huge gamecock fan !!
When I got my car, the first thing he said was that "I now am a Gamecock Fan... You have the Car.. "

 

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You got the best color. Not that I'm biased or anything.
No of course your not, why would you be .... LOL:p

I would have to say the same about yours as well....
 

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Putting 100+ Octane fuel in the GT350 does’t do anything if anything it is slower as there isn’t a fuel Octane sensor that adjusts the timing for different fuel’s like a flex fuel vehicle has. Because higher Octane fuels are more resistant to detonation because they take longer to ignite and burn the 350 is actually slower with it the tune is for 91 Octane because of California. There is an amazing product called PROFLEX Commander for Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R (Voodoo) it actually piggy backs onto the cars fuel injectors and adds a real Octane/fuel reader to adjust the vehicle if you wanted to run fuel like E80 or E85 or any ethanol blend and helps way better than a regular tune. It retail’s for around a thousand I seen it on YouTube on Woman.Driven check it out.
 

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Putting 100+ Octane fuel in the GT350 does’t do anything if anything it is slower as there isn’t a fuel Octane sensor that adjusts the timing for different fuel’s like a flex fuel vehicle has. Because higher Octane fuels are more resistant to detonation because they take longer to ignite and burn the 350 is actually slower with it the tune is for 91 Octane because of California. There is an amazing product called PROFLEX Commander for Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R (Voodoo) it actually piggy backs onto the cars fuel injectors and adds a real Octane/fuel reader to adjust the vehicle if you wanted to run fuel like E80 or E85 or any ethanol blend and helps way better than a regular tune. It retail’s for around a thousand I seen it on YouTube on Woman.Driven check it out.
Yea man the proflex commander seems to be an awesome addition without worry to your factory warranty. Since there is no 93 octane out west, when I move I think I'm going to pick this up. I just read about it on there website and watched women.driven you tube videos on it and it seems great. Plus it does a better job of getting you your true read out of ethanol and seems to put out more horsepower then the traditional lund tune.
Definitely an awesome awesome product it seems.
 
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