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post #1 of 4 Old 09-08-2016, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Built Ecoboost vs GT350

Good evening all. I have a potentially softball question I'd like to get some constructive feedback on. I'm looking for a daily driver Stang that I can one day make a track-only car in its later years. This got me looking at GT's obviously and then the GT350. But my thoughts are, I'm going to lose out on the 5.2l with the GT, I might as well consider something else. The Ecoboost will give me the good fuel economy (hopefully) along with a lower insurance premium to pay for parts as I go. But when its fully built, will it go toe-to-toe with a Shelby? My thoughts are that everything that comes on the GT350 can be bought aftermarket, including the Torsen diff which will be my first mod with 3.73 gears, and many options will open up that outperform stock Shelby parts. That just leaves the power. I'm thinking upgrading everything (but try to keep the stock turbo) along with meth injection and I'll still be in it less than a GT350 and it'll have Premium options (and probably a **** auto tranny.) Let me know what you all think.

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While there are some high horsepower Ecoboost's running around out there it's going to be difficult to reliably mod its power levels to a point where it would give a stock GT350 a run for its money. As far as gas mileage... my wife's 2016 A/T Ecoboost averages 24MPG with a 50/50 City/Hwy driving. Not anything to brag about for sure.

If it were me I'd shop around for a used GT. It will be much easier to reliably mod it to exceed the power levels of the GT350. There are a lot more performance mods available for the Coyote. You'll need to spend a little bit more money up front to get into a GT vs the Ecoboost, but it will be cheaper in the long run when it comes time to start modding the motor.

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While there are some high horsepower Ecoboost's running around out there it's going to be difficult to reliably mod its power levels to a point where it would give a stock GT350 a run for its money. As far as gas mileage... my wife's 2016 A/T Ecoboost averages 24MPG with a 50/50 City/Hwy driving. Not anything to brag about for sure.

If it were me I'd shop around for a used GT. It will be much easier to reliably mod it to exceed the power levels of the GT350. There are a lot more performance mods available for the Coyote. You'll need to spend a little bit more money up front to get into a GT vs the Ecoboost, but it will be cheaper in the long run when it comes time to start modding the motor.

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Thanks for the reply, Uncle. What would you say would be a good dependable DD setup with some added power? What kind of HP we talking? Just weighing my options.

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Thanks for the reply, Uncle. What would you say would be a good dependable DD setup with some added power? What kind of HP we talking? Just weighing my options.

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Well if you pick up a newer model you're starting out from the get go with 412 HP without ever modding a thing. How much power do you need for a DD??? The whole purpose behind a DD is to have something dependable and somewhat economical. When you start modding it all that can change. Use the K.I.S.S. principle until you're ready to jump in with both feet and start using it for competition. Minor mods that won't effect engine longevity are best if this is going to be a true DD for an extended period of time.

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