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Old 04-06-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Dan
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New Mustang Has Live Axle?!

I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
here and shoot it...
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New Mustang Has Live Axle?!

On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 10:50:26 -0500, Dan wrote:

> I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
> But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
> drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
> there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
> here and shoot it...


At least the live axle should be more durable and less problematic.
I'll trade some performance for those qualities. From what I've read they
did a pretty good job with suspension, despite the live axle. I am
putting serious thought into making the Mustang my next car.

Rodney




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Old 04-06-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New Mustang Has Live Axle?!

I own a 2005 Mustang GT convertible. I can assure you the car
handles quite well in the twisties with the straight axle. :)


mike hunt



Dan wrote:
>
> I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
> But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
> drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
> there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
> here and shoot it...

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Old 04-06-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: New Mustang Has Live Axle?!

What about a twisty with irregular bumps?


On 4/6/2005 2:29 PM, RustyFendor@mailcity.com wrote:
> I own a 2005 Mustang GT convertible. I can assure you the car
> handles quite well in the twisties with the straight axle. :)
>
>
> mike hunt
>
>
>
> Dan wrote:
>
>>I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
>>But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
>>drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
>>there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
>>here and shoot it...

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Old 04-06-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
MikeHunt2@mailcity.com
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Re: New Mustang Has Live Axle?!

No problem, it handles much better than my 2003 GT convertible
did in that situation.


mike hunt



Dan wrote:
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> What about a twisty with irregular bumps?
>
> On 4/6/2005 2:29 PM, RustyFendor@mailcity.com wrote:
> > I own a 2005 Mustang GT convertible. I can assure you the car
> > handles quite well in the twisties with the straight axle. :)
> >
> >
> > mike hunt
> >
> >
> >
> > Dan wrote:
> >
> >>I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
> >>But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
> >>drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
> >>there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
> >>here and shoot it...

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Old 04-07-2005, 07:02   #6 (permalink)
C. E. White
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Re: New Mustang Has Live Axle?!



Dan wrote:
>
> I love almost everything about the new mustang, especially the Cobra.
> But why oh why did Ford have to stick with a live rear axle? Where I
> drive the roads are not very good so I would definitely be able to tell
> there is a live axle back there no matter what Ford says. Place foot
> here and shoot it...


Cost and consumer demand. There are many "traditional"
Mustang owners that have expressed a preference for the live
axle. And, it doens't seem to be a big deterent to road
racing performance. See :

http://www.grand-am.com/Events/Sessi...?SessionID=495
http://www.grandamerican.com/News/Article.asp?ID=3626
http://www.grand-am.com/CONTENT/Docs...g%20Points.pdf

Ed
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