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    • 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 -
        a different cut-out on stock rear. its too versatile for me not to love it. at some point ill pony up for the Evolve kit though, best of everything with that setup right thurrrrrr
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        ill be at atco tuesday again. This time catless and with an intake and on the race tune instead of the performance tune.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        $#@!, ill be gone.. im heading out in a few minutes if they are open, i wanna get a pass or 2 in..
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        How many times you going to come up to north jersey and don't say nothin??? Your scared?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        ha, ill be sure to make an announcement everytime i go somewhere.
        next trip is april 9th
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        Ok cool, ill give you som motivation to get that SC faster hahaha so you can have some pep in your step.
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Revised race tune and intake on, o/r x pipe goes on tomorrow.
        I am not sure if the revised race tune, vs the performance tune I used last time out, or the intake, or both, but this car is freaking out right now.

        I predict 12.1-12.2 on the stock tire on tuesday.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        not raining up there? its been spitting out for the last 2 hours on and off down here
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Stang is picking up some mphClick here to enlarge
        Attachment 16194
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        $#@! me.
        What did the app show when stock?
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        I compared by 115 atco run to it previously and it went 117 so its about 2 off how er the engine is really picking up steam as everything is getting looser and broken in plus i had my usual work $#@! in the car so im guessing 118 is a good bet
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        I compared by 115 atco run to it previously and it went 117 so its about 2 off how er the engine is really picking up steam as everything is getting looser and broken in plus i had my usual work $#@! in the car so im guessing 118 is a good bet
        Damn, so much easy power from that thing.
        What did you change/add?
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        $#@! me.
        What did the app show when stock?
        Click here to enlarge
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Tune intake off road x pipe.

        The guys with an aluminum driveshaft and slicks along with front runners have hit 11.0 at 124 on e85. Car picks up nice power with basic mods.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Tune intake off road x pipe.

        The guys with an aluminum driveshaft and slicks along with front runners have hit 11.0 at 124 on e85. Car picks up nice power with basic mods.
        e85 also helps, its like running racegas all the time right? the only drawback to e85 that i know is the amount of fuel that needs to be injected over gasoline. this is why it is not viable for say an n54, as of now. for instance, whats the top n/a time, no nos, on pump gas?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Tune intake off road x pipe.

        The guys with an aluminum driveshaft and slicks along with front runners have hit 11.0 at 124 on e85. Car picks up nice power with basic mods.
        When are you coming down this way again?
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        No clue. Slammed with house shopping atm. Weekends are out and weekdays are next to impossible unless i am working down there.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        When are you coming down this way again?
        when are you available to go back down to ATCO? I should be free from this project at work next weekend.....the last one before my build starts.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I dunno, I know I have a 4 day weekend this weekend, but not sure if its thurs-Sunday or Sat-Tuesday. Following weekend is out completly
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        No clue. Slammed with house shopping atm. Weekends are out and weekdays are next to impossible unless i am working down there.
        Cool, I wanna come up and run some of the cars near you