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Old 12-21-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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2011 Ford Mustang IMS @ 135mph

2011 Ford Mustang V6 Driveshaft Fails At 135mph - YouTube

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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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...

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Yikes. That is terrible.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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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"?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #8
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Wonder if he will be arrested next for reckless driving....
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:15 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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why would you bother modifying a V6 mustang anyway?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:23 PM   #11
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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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