View Full Version : SHO Vs 97 GT
08-04-2004, 11:20 PM
Situtation: driving to meet some friends camping. At a multi-lane stop light in the middle of the boonies. Sitting next to a purple 94-98ish gt w/ a 4.6 badge on it. He seems to know what a SHO is, compliments me on the car, and asks me what i have on it. I say CAI, and exhaust, he replies w/ the same. He says his car's a 97, and i have a 93. Light turns green. He takes off with a little bit of a lead, and when i hit 4000 rpm i pull even. Then i start to slowly walk away from him, and thats all she wrote. On a side note, the SHO is now 2-0 against V8's, tho i dont consider a 305 f body and a pre 99 mustang gt the stiffest of compeition. BigBulls: Is this what should have happened, or did i get lucky?
08-05-2004, 09:40 AM
you did well considering you had an automatic. My dad's '92 MTX SHO has spanked some V8 mustangs before. I was driving ofcourse :wink:
08-06-2004, 05:16 AM
Thats sick as fuck I like SHO's a lot :cheers:
08-06-2004, 09:15 AM
speaking of SHO kills...i've got some good ones for you from just yesterday.
1. Brand new v6 mustang convertible with the temporary tags on it. I was driving about 70 up a long curved ramp to get on I-370. This kid and his dad were in it. He saw me coming and the ATX downshifted and he tried to keep up. Silly stang. I just downshifted into 4th and blew by him without any effort really. lol
2. RSX (not type-S) with a fartcan on the same roadway sees me coming really fast onto the merge at the end of the ramp. He downshifts and puts his RPM's way up to try and pull away from me. I'm doing about 65mph and downshift from 5th into 3rd and blow by him in an instant.
3. same silly RSX tries to come up on me again. After blowing his doors off, I slowed down to 65mph in the left lane. He comes up really fast on me from behind after hanging back as to try and do a ricer flyby. I estimate he was closing on me in excess of 80mph. I wait until he's within maybe 3 carlengths of the bumper and drop it into 3rd. I absolutely torched this guy this time. I took it all the way up to 110mph and he was way way back. I don't even know how many car lengths it was. lol :bonk:
Over 3,500RPM's that car just FLIES!!! At 4,000RPM's and higher the yamaha engine ROARS!!!
Silly people don't even know what hit em. I really like that car alot. Now if I could just get one of my own :(
08-06-2004, 10:32 AM
well story of how i got mine:
TO be honest i had severely underestimated these cars....was originally lookin for a 3rd gen f body or a v8 mn-12 car....i know i know i have weird tastes. SOoo i go drive a 91 305 v8 firebird that had the 170 hp version of the engine. Had a cai on it. Drove decently....buried a Civic w/ lots of exterior mods but probably very little to no performance mods...but was sort of dissapointed w/ the firebird....i dunno...just seemed kinda weak for a v8, altho i loved the t-tops & the looks....so then i drove a black 93 tbird w/ an 8....it was alright....didnt like the handling so much as it reminded me of a boat, but she moved decently. So then i saw this ad on a lot that had an 88 firebird v8, AND a 93 cougar v8. Go to the lot, both are gone, i asked what else they had on the lot and they said well we have a Ford SHO on the lot. He told me to drive it as hard as possible, it was a 95 atx. So i did, and was very impressed and was quite sure it would leave the other 2 cars in the dust. But it was a lil out of my price range. Next step: Realize i loved this car and wanted to get one...manual if possible. So i hunt around and all i can find are some atx's. I see one about 20 min. from my house, go up there, drive it and loved it...but it had a lil bit of tranny issue. Luckily the dealer offered a 3 mo./3000 mile powertrain warranty on any car on the lot as standard throw-in. So i take the car to my mechanic who said the ENTIRE transmission needed to be rebuilt. SOoo basically i got a new tranny...for free. Love the car btw...would definitely reccomend it to anyone even if they can "only" get an atx.
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