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ekam 12-21-2011 01:00 PM

2011 Ford Mustang IMS @ 135mph
 
2011 Ford Mustang V6 Driveshaft Fails At 135mph - YouTube

san rensho 12-21-2011 01:03 PM

Don't think a driveshaft is the same thing as an intermediate shaft in the motor. Guy was lucky he didn't lock up the wheels and crash when the driveshaft went.

Overdrive 12-21-2011 01:22 PM

Sometimes there is a reason for speed limiters on cars aside from the automaker attempting to neuter your fast-driving antics experience...

Oh, well, it was only a v6... :rolleyes:

BYprodriver 12-21-2011 02:17 PM

V-6 Mustangs used to have a huge "flywheel looking" balance weight attached to the driveshaft. When I worked at Saleen we would remove the weight when the 351 V-8 was installed. I wonder if the new V-6 Mustang still has that extra weight on the drive shaft?

landrovered 12-21-2011 02:29 PM

My understanding is that Ford was using a very lightweight prop shaft to increase fuel economy and that there is a different propshaft for the Mustang GT models. So if you are going to defeat the speed limiter on your 'stang, get a real propshaft first.

97 Boxster 12-21-2011 03:09 PM

Yikes. That is terrible.

coreseller 12-21-2011 04:25 PM

Did anyone else watch the video and have the same thought as me........" A kid idiotically takes a handheld video of himself knocking down 140 mph on a public road, experiences a near catastrophic failure after removing the 118 mph speed limiter, then posts the video up on youtube.........Darwin missed"?

Motobob 12-22-2011 01:42 PM

Wonder if he will be arrested next for reckless driving....

tonycarreon 12-22-2011 02:15 PM

noticed the list of things he says "broke" as a result - i didn't see where he mentioned the pee-stained seats that would need to be replaced.

fivepointnine 12-22-2011 02:48 PM

why would you bother modifying a V6 mustang anyway?

tnoice 12-22-2011 05:23 PM

Wish he kept the camera rolling......except he probably would have wrecked the car. From the twitch of the camera, it looked like it scared him.


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