Twin Turbo for Ford GT


fjpikul

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I just sent in my subscription - $7.00 for 2 years. How cheap is that!
 

Cyclenirvana

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I know that a few people have tracked cars with pulley and limited power upgrades. Has anyone taken a Ford GT with a whipple or TT to a track? Would be curious about the impressions. It sounds like the TT would still do well, but I worry that power increases from either a whipple or TT could make track times slower and the car more difficult to handle. Any experience with these set-ups in track (road coarse not 1/4 mile straights) conditions?
 

B O N Y

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Ed Sims, Black Ice track their Whipple powered FGT's.
 

Black GT

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Bony, Love your new video! Much better then some car!:thumbsup
 

Silverbullitt

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Bony, Love your new video! Much better then some car!:thumbsup
The important thing is what she is doing to the guys next to her. (watch her hands)
 

kmillen

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At this moment I'am just thinkinging about it , but I'am sure that before you know it I will probably do it.
Whom would you recommend to do a TT on you'r FGT and why...

(3.90s & Twin Turbo > Just thinking about !!) :eek

Merry Christmas

I've noticed that you are also interested in the 3.9. I would recommed doing the 3.9 before doing the turbo kit. It is going to be much easier to install the 3.9 without the turbos there. Every turbo kit that I have seen so far would require complete disassembly of the turbo kit in order to get out the transaxle. Which means it takes longer to do the R&R and is more expensive due to the extended labor.
 

DBK

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I know that a few people have tracked cars with pulley and limited power upgrades. Has anyone taken a Ford GT with a whipple or TT to a track? Would be curious about the impressions. It sounds like the TT would still do well, but I worry that power increases from either a whipple or TT could make track times slower and the car more difficult to handle. Any experience with these set-ups in track (road coarse not 1/4 mile straights) conditions?
I wouldn't build a car up with either if you want to be track rat. On a small track the Whipple will leave you constantly blasting off the tires, and the twins aren't quite as linear as a blower.

I would wager both will make average joe slower on average track. I only run my car 7-8/10ths at the track anyways. The car is more car than most of us are drivers stock.
 

PeakCompletions

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Just catching up on the forum and saw this thread.

I guess the answer to your question on why to TT is in the article :biggrin

The car is awesome in every way. The power is smooth and it daily drives as good as stock.. even handles the heat here in Texas a little better with the twins over the blower...

can't wait for the vids :banana
 

roketman

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Great to see our beloved Gt kick butt and get a last breath of current media .
The next time we see our Gt's in a mag it will probably be in some classic /collector or vintage mag . Till than I 'll just keep reading over old car mag issues from 2003-2006 !
 

Cyclenirvana

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This is exactly what I was thinking. I would like to boost the power with perhaps the power upgrade Ford Racing offers. Will likely wait until warranty expires anyway. When I am at the track, in my run groups, virtually nothing passes me anyways...but I must admit that the Whipple or TT upgrades are tempting candy.:biggrin
But like you, Dave, I really am never at the car's limits...but do enjoy the track 3-4X/year.
 

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The correct answer is what is right for you.
 

DoctorV8

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The next time we see our Gt's in a mag it will probably be in some classic /collector or vintage mag
I wouldn't write off the GT from other magazine competitions just yet. When the Lingenfelter ZR-1 won the original 0-150-0 competition in the August 1998 issue, the newest ZR-1's were already 3 years old. And it won nearly as convincingly as Jason's car did this time around.

I suspect we'll see another feature or three on a GT before all is said and done.
 

tmcphail

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The correct answer is what is right for you.

+100%
 

tmcphail

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Good point !
 

Silverbullitt

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I received the C&D issue Saturday. It puts to rest what is the best car for serious speed. The Lingenfelter vette at $288,000 couldn't catch Peak's GT. They even gave the vette a do over in 15 degree cooler air, still no.

GTs rule.
 

GERMANORACING

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Dec 4, 2006
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At this moment I'am just thinkinging about it , but I'am sure that before you know it I will probably do it.
Whom would you recommend to do a TT on you'r FGT and why...

(3.90s & Twin Turbo > Just thinking about !!) :eek

Merry Christmas
 

DBK

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HA!

Rock and roll Silverbullitt. I've looked everywhere for that thing and couldn't find it yet.

Game over. Peak's car plus a set of twins = ultimate street car for high speed.
 

Pete S.

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Jason

At this moment I'am just thinkinging about it , but I'am sure that before you know it I will probably do it.
Whom would you recommend to do a TT on you'r FGT and why...

(3.90s & Twin Turbo > Just thinking about !!) :eek

Merry Christmas
For too many reasons, I would go with Mr. Heffner.

Pete S.
 

Empty Pockets

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Just "incase" ...why not wait for a short-short & see what this new, bigger, better, greater, neater Whipple is all about B4U go off the deep end? :shrug
 

B O N Y

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standing infront of the xxxxing mail box freezing my big butt off waiting for the mailman,
that sonxxaxxxx better have my Car & Driver or I may change roles with him and go postal... can't wait to read it...