• Stock 2012 DCT M3 with rear section takes on a bolt on Mustang 5.0 from a roll

      The Mustang 5.0 is being compared to the M3 pretty frequently although these are not cross shopped cars. Understandable as the M3 is the benchmark and has been since 2008. The Mustang is a great performance value as it has and should be. Well, this 2012 M3 is stock except for a rear section exhaust but it is a dual clutch. The Mustang has an off-road H-pipe (meaning no cats), intake, tune, and exhaust.

      From a 40 mph roll the Mustang is able to pull a couple cars. From a lower speed roll the M3 is able to hold a slight advantage. The cars are close enough the weight of the passenger affects the outcome as well as the starting speed. Starting in first gear favors the M3 significantly on the shift. It is surprising though the Mustang was not stronger with a tune, intake, and exhaust as the M3 is basically stock although if it was a manual the 5.0 would have easily had its way with it passenger or no passenger and regardless of the starting speed.

      With a full exhaust and tune we would expect the M3 to pull relatively easily. Hopefully we see a rematch when the M3 has equal mods, enjoy the videos.


      Camera man in M3:

      Camera man in Mustang:
      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2011 Mustang 5.0 6speed (bolt ons) vs. e92 M3 DCT (exhaust) started by oddjob2021 View original post
      Comments 263 Comments
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I need to run @Laloosh from a roll one of these days
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Everyone needs to bring down their cars to NC so I can come watch all these new runs and stuff...please?!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I need to run @Laloosh from a roll one of these days
        Ya, just do that.

        Whose m3 is this?
      1. rmat16's Avatar
        rmat16 -
        No camera man swapping occurred at any point. One passenger each the whole night..

        And from a 60 roll, that's a pretty substantial 3 car pull, especially considering I started in 3rd (~4k revs with my 3.31's. Again, I will have rematch videos to come with more convincing results.. Gna try shifting before power drops at ~6.8k and shift a little more confidently with the bracket (though it may have been instigated by me going to almost 7.5k)..

        Will definitely update.

        Also, with my mods, traps near 120 aren't unheard of, on 93, so I'm betting it's just a matter of getting her consistent.

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rmat16 Click here to enlarge
        No camera man swapping occurred at any point. One passenger each the whole night..
        I don't get it then. What's the deal with the second video then?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Actually the second video makes sense now that I looked at the speed. You had an extra shift going from a lower MPH and that is where the DCT gained ground on you. So, the lower the speed the harder for you with your manual.

        I'll update the post.
      1. rmat16's Avatar
        rmat16 -
        Also, please refer to the page 1 link to M3 showing eisenmann race exhaust & x-pipe..

        Can't wait to update with more vids Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rmat16 Click here to enlarge
        Also, please refer to the page 1 link to M3 showing eisenmann race exhaust & x-pipe..

        Can't wait to update with more vids Click here to enlarge
        Ugh, I'll add this in tomorrow.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        So is the M3 catless or what? I'm assuming yes with the xpipe, but ya never know..
        My coworkers just got his sct Tuners and intake, says it should be good for 40ish HP, says he actually feels it. He may need to get in on this as well..
      1. rmat16's Avatar
        rmat16 -
        Yes the m3 is catless.
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Steve next tuesday at atco? Tuned with an intake and off road x pipe. I will not be granny shifting lol. Tune is basic nothing custom for now. Should be somewhere in the 116-117 range now.

        Many people have busted out low 11s na with some in the high tens with proper suspension work. Cars respond very well to mods na.
      1. sr20seb's Avatar
        sr20seb -
        Nice kill. Kill that soulless automatic to hell!!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Steve next tuesday at atco? Tuned with an intake and off road x pipe. I will not be granny shifting lol. Tune is basic nothing custom for now. Should be somewhere in the 116-117 range now.

        Many people have busted out low 11s na with some in the high tens with proper suspension work. Cars respond very well to mods na.
        let me check my schedule before i confirm, but right now i cant see why not.. i may have to get a tune now as well
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        Everyone needs to bring down their cars to NC so I can come watch all these new runs and stuff...please?!

        when my build goes to its final stage its getting shipped to Raleigh for the work Click here to enlarge
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Where in Raleigh? I'm looking for a decent shop to get some pieces put in, I was thinking Eurowise in Charlotte, but we'll have to see...it's my daily and only car so I need the work done quickly ya know? I almost bought a CTS-V instead of my C63...but got a really good deal on my C63 so... Click here to enlarge
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        Where in Raleigh? I'm looking for a decent shop to get some pieces put in, I was thinking Eurowise in Charlotte, but we'll have to see...it's my daily and only car so I need the work done quickly ya know? I almost bought a CTS-V instead of my C63...but got a really good deal on my C63 so... Click here to enlarge

        Kd Innovations....they do ALOT of NHRA work so these guys know their $#@!....what do you need done?...im sure I can put you in the right hands....and they dont charge an arm and a leg
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        and im not sure exactly where since i dont live in NC....
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Just for now, it'll be the oil/air separater and probably a front and rear diffuser and maybe a new trunk spoiler or something. The body pieces, I know someone already to do it here locally, but for the oil/air separater and like intake box or LTH or exhaust...I don't have a garage so...Yeah the only real big tuners/good shops that I've heard of are Eurowise and this other place locally in Greensboro but the one in Greensboro usually only works on BMW's...so no clue...we'll see...I'll have to see what happens as I drive the car and as I get the funds to buy and install stuff...
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        Just for now, it'll be the oil/air separater and probably a front and rear diffuser and maybe a new trunk spoiler or something. The body pieces, I know someone already to do it here locally, but for the oil/air separater and like intake box or LTH or exhaust...I don't have a garage so...Yeah the only real big tuners/good shops that I've heard of are Eurowise and this other place locally in Greensboro but the one in Greensboro usually only works on BMW's...so no clue...we'll see...I'll have to see what happens as I drive the car and as I get the funds to buy and install stuff...
        understood....these things are money pits.....by july ill have dumped about 14k into my car with another 5k to finish it up Click here to enlarge
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Haha, yeah...money pits, but fun factories! Click here to enlarge Put money in and get smiles out