Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/24/20 3:26 p.m.
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What's the best way to take a break from a project? How about starting another one?

That's exactly what forum user Patientzero did, by putting the LS3-powered 2002 Mustang on the back burner and instead focusing on a newer Mustang with two fewer cylinders.

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ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
8/24/20 9:18 p.m.

The V6 S197s are decent cars. I was surprised how well my bone stock 4.0 did on the track at Summit when I tried it on a whim. The only downside was the speed limiter. With some sway bars and lower springs the car can hold its own. 210hp isn't horrible (300 if you get the 3.7).

Patientzero
Patientzero GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/24/20 9:29 p.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

How stock was it?  I wanted to get a few things done before I go to the track but I'm curious how it would do completely stock.

I think bare minimum I'll put on the new wheel/tires, brakes, and brake fluid flush.  I don't trust the stock replacement pads to not melt and there is no point in buying better pads if I already have the Brembos.  

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