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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby fire818 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:53 am

Tetge wrote:The cruise control works faultlessly on the 5.0 which I attribute to the drive by wire and enhanced computer on the car. The old Termi was not as good by a long shot, especially with the Acufab TB and the 4.10's, as it would re-engage with a very loud thunk and jolt after coasting down any hill. Things banged so hard in the drive train, that I stopped using the cruise control. However, it works so well with the 5.0 that I use it all the time as it helps preclude speeding tickets. And, the car gets great mileage when using the cruise control as well. This is all part of the overall refined feel of the newer Mustang, which, actually, makes it boring to drive even if most of the performance of a Termi is there.


All the performance of a Termi you might as well be driving a red dodge magnum take up bracket racing wear a sexy outfit and pose next to it and take pictures sing the american national anthem all while running 11s with 800hp and letting off the brakes to cut a good 60ft while some dude films you doing it..... :lol: :dance:
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby SVTRonDogg » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:00 am

fire818 wrote:
Tetge wrote:The cruise control works faultlessly on the 5.0 which I attribute to the drive by wire and enhanced computer on the car. The old Termi was not as good by a long shot, especially with the Acufab TB and the 4.10's, as it would re-engage with a very loud thunk and jolt after coasting down any hill. Things banged so hard in the drive train, that I stopped using the cruise control. However, it works so well with the 5.0 that I use it all the time as it helps preclude speeding tickets. And, the car gets great mileage when using the cruise control as well. This is all part of the overall refined feel of the newer Mustang, which, actually, makes it boring to drive even if most of the performance of a Termi is there.


All the performance of a Termi you might as well be driving a red dodge magnum take up bracket racing wear a sexy outfit and pose next to it and take pictures sing the american national anthem all while running 11s with 800hp and letting off the brakes to cut a good 60ft while some dude films you doing it..... :lol: :dance:


Don't forget the Kleenex in the bikini top... :pray:
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby Tetge » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:51 am

I admit that I envy Terminator owners since I really miss the sounds and feel that car. Even the poser, bench racer, owners, still are driving (sort of) a Terminator. But, since I had no choice by the time I exchanged mine for the 5.0 slug, I have attempted to come to grips with the reality of it. But, it is boring, and not much fun, to drag race the car and it doesn't have any interesting exhaust or mechanical noises at all. I have been reduced to cutting really good lights, since that is the only skill left to practice, although the car is fairly quick in almost stock configuration, and that still is nice. But, it is a lot like I imagine driving a Honda or Toyota would be. So, if I want any real motoring, I have to break out my little ~30 HP, 24ci, supermoto. It is loud (the CHP says, too loud), and has to be shifted, and it has no cold weather protection, and can not even hit an honest 100 MPH, but it is impossible to deny that one is really connected to the road while riding it. So, it is similar to a Terminator, in some respects, since the Termi rewarded skilled drivers, and always demanded attention, if one were to use it to anything near its capabilities.

So, although I hate agree, I can not argue with Fire818's statements about auto trans cars. However, I am also sure that he'd enjoy drag racing a lot more if he were able to fully exploit the capabilities of his Terminator. Nothing like a new personal best at Famoso, which should be easy for Fire818 since his vert should be an 11 sec, or at least, a low 12, ride. Ask SonicBlur how it felt? It makes any waits and lines a lot easier to accept. But, that said, I still like to beat Terminators with the 5.0 slug, regardless of how easy it is to drive since a win is still a win, even at Willow.
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby fire818 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:17 am

Well pat I think ford has answered your prayers cause I heard the new mustang is going to have paddle shifters and about the same 5.0 so it won't be that boring trade in your car and get the new one
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby Tetge » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:01 pm

fire818 wrote:Well pat I think ford has answered your prayers cause I heard the new mustang is going to have paddle shifters and about the same 5.0 so it won't be that boring trade in your car and get the new one


I doubt that I will be a fan of the new Mustang since it appears that Ford will once again make it an even better car than the made better than Fox body one that I currently have. This means more electronic stuff that the current generation of buyers seem to want, such as a big touch screen TV in the center of the dash, etc. But, when it comes to Mustangs, I remain old school. And, I would rather not have an IRS, even one designed specifically for the vehicle. I am sure that the new Mustang will be impressive in terms of handling and ride and all those things, but, I was not impressed with the styling. It remains to be seen how it will look on the street, and, of course, it will cost more. Finally, paddle shifters might be an improvement, depending on how well they work with the transmission. My 2012 has a selectable 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears, as well as a button on the side of the shifter that locks the car out of 6th (they say for towing). The 2013, and 2014, got a feature that is a toggle on the side of the shifter, that allows manual selection of all six gears in the auto trans. I was very envious of this, until I viewed a detailed test drive video of a 2013 and the reviewer complained about exactly the same hesitations and slow responses when manually shifting that my auto has. It is really bad, and it was why I only used second and third at the Streets of Willow. Getting the car back into first gear for the tightest corners, was basically impossible. So, funny as it seems, the auto trans functions at its best when it is left fully auto. I always leave It fully auto after doing a burnout, at the drag strip, as I could never match the precision of the auto, which shifts at exactly 7000 RPM every time. The trans shifts so slowly manually that at full throttle, I have to move the shifter to 2nd at approximately 6350 RPM to get it to shift at 7000 RPM, and I have to move the shifter to 3rd at just short of 6600 RPM to get a 7000 RPM shift. Hitting these precise shifts points, with the poor detents on the shifter and with other distractions is very difficult. And downshifts also take forever. In a canyon run, which I don't do anyway, one only uses second and third, which work OK, except that second goes 76 @ 7000 RPM, so it is boggy out of tight corners, and 3rd goes 117 @ 7000 RPM (so there is a wide gearing jump from 2nd to 3rd), and, 117 is too fast for the Streets of Willow, or almost any canyon, and 3rd is a big sluggish due to being such a tall gear. Strangely, the car used every bit of the first three gears at Famoso, and although it did suffer because of the big jump from 2nd to 3rd, it still ran through the traps at 7000 in 3rd (which is close to 114 on smaller MT DR's). At Willow, it is geared incorrectly, but, it does OK because it generally doesn't spin.

So, I am hoping that the 2011 and 2012 5.0's become classics when the new car comes out. I am not a fan of the restyled tail and rear deck treatment of the 2013 and 2014's, which is why I left them off. And, in any case, my car has less than 11000 miles on it, as I am too elderly and feeble to drive much, so I will not need a new car ever again. As it stands, it works OK for getting to the store for Gin, and other necessities and, in fact, for ordinary driving around, an auto trans and a bit of refinement can actually be appreciated.
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby SVTRonDogg » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:59 pm

The 2012 and 2013 BOSS is definitely going to be a classic.

I'd love a Laguna Seca model parked alongside my other two ponies to complete my Pony Trinity. :pray:
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby Tetge » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:38 pm

SVTRonDogg wrote:The 2012 and 2013 BOSS is definitely going to be a classic.

I'd love a Laguna Seca model parked alongside my other two ponies to complete my Pony Trinity. :pray:


All I need is a paint job and some cosmetic bits and I can have a fake Boss. That should give me some street cred and, who would really know?
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby Brakelate » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:19 pm

I hear they quit offering the Boss for 2014. Not sure if they will revive that package, but for now it sure makes them even more appealing.
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby SVTRonDogg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am

http://terminatormustangs.com/community/

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This was PMed to me on another Forum by Emilio who was working on a SoCalT replacement.
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Re: SoCalTerminators gone

Postby SVTRonDogg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:28 am

Trying to get the old URL name back www.socalterminators.com but, it is stuck in the auction right now....

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