Really. Do you think it's because of gearing. Probes have very short gears. At 60mph I'm running at 3k rpms, maybe that's why. My friend's '95 MGT even with his 410's in it is still at 2k at 60mph, when he's in overdrive. I think the Mustangs gears are a litle taller than the Probes. Maybe that's it. A stock PGT will run anywhere from 15.3 - 15.7 @ anywhere from 89mph-91mph depending on driver. What do you think?
Well, I'll admit that I don't know much about Probes, but it could have something
to do with the gearing...
The quarter mile "Mile Per Hour" figure is a true figure of the horsepower you are
pulling. But if you are hitting 110 MPH the times should be much quicker than
My 'stang is running a Detroit Locker rear with 3.73 gears, along with a T5
tranny with a 3.35 first gear ratio. The engine is N/A, and makes power up
to 6,500 RPM, compared to a 'stock' 5.0L mustang which tops out in the
5,400 - 5,500 RPM range. Even so I have to be very careful of the diameter
of the rear tires I run at the track. You want to cross the finish line right at
in your upper power range, but you don't ever want to have to shift into
"overdrive" while making the run..
Traction can also make a big difference in your quarter mile times. I run a
highly modified suspension (frame supports, steeda upper/lower control arms,
rear support, tokico 5 way drag struts up front and 5 way shocks in the rear,
plus a few other little things). Even so, with wide 50 series 16" street tires
I can smoke them in first, second, and most of third on full throttle runs...
It looks impressive, but it will kill your ET's..