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      06-16-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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BOSS 302 Test Drive across Mulholland...ex-M3, RS4, GT3 and now C63 owner

I used to have an E92 M3 DCT which I then supercharged by Gintani. Had a GT3 after and now a C63 P31. Only go on here now to really look dont post much but I see a lot of stang talk so I thought I'd post.

Test drove the blue boss 302 today first they had me drive the GT 5.0 to see if I was serious and I got to say the engine is fantastic! Its got amazing torque and hp for a mustang gt. seems as fast as the m3. it's very responsive as well. The rest of the package is not there so much. Shifter was decent and clutch light with high catch.

So then they let me drive the boss 302. There was a black laguna seca that sold for 30 over in there. Ridiculous!!!

The exhaust is glorious!! It's got a quad exhaust. 2 out the rear and 2 out the side in front of rear tire. My test driver was a really cool guy and we started driving towards coldwater canyon if u know the valley u know where I'm headed. But lots of traffic so I make a right on mulholand. And off I go. Full throttle, full braking, glorious clutch and gear box. The pedals were perfect for heel toeing. I was so confident I went for the upshift on areas I hadn't in other cars knowing I was gonna have to nail a downshift sooner than expected(sometimes better to bounce off the rev limiter). Few turns I stayed in 3rd where I could of been in 2nd. The torque and ability to exit turns was better than I expected. I was never thrown off by the live rear axle. It felt planted and I was really worried about that part of the car. The gearbox has short throws and close together but very light and smooth. Although sometimes I would get a bog from 2 to 3 which seemed weird. Clutch felt hydraulically assisted, not sure if it is. A little understeer at the limit but much less than my c63. Car felt much lighter cause it is. Steering was good, lighter than I like but I know it has 3 setting which I never touched and was very responsive. Steering felt less computer assisted than the M3. Car had great feedback and was very adjustable. Under hard braking and heel toeing I would get some tire lock up but the brakes were FANTASTIC but cant say if they have enough endurance as I didnt get to push it long enough. They are brembos up front.

Simply put I love it and may get it. And the salesman with me loved it!!! He looks over and says damn you can drive! I think I preferred it to the m3 but it's been a year since I drove one. Obviously I am only referring to the sports side not the luxury and comfort parts of the car which it obviously cant even compete with the Bmw there.




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      06-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Ford did everything perfect with the BOSS 302, shoulda driven the LS version, it heard its absolutely amazing.
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      06-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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Ford did everything perfect with the BOSS 302, shoulda driven the LS version, it heard its absolutely amazing.
There was only one and it was sold. Plus I kinda want to have back seats and I dont need the R-comps and to pay 6k more for spliters, x brace, bigger sway, tires and .5 in wider rear rim. I wish they kept the X brace behind the seats thou! Wonder if its possible to do.

From what I've read ford states the LS version is a second faster around Laguna Seca. I dont care about lap times much more about a fun drive and that I had and can still have back seats
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      06-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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You missed out by not putting the steering into sport mode. It was unbelievable. You wouldn't know it was a Ford.

I tend to agree on the rest of your points, but I found the live rear axle to show it's ugly side on bumpier roads. Also I despise the wheels they ship with it. Good for winter and that's about it.
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You missed out by not putting the steering into sport mode. It was unbelievable. You wouldn't know it was a Ford.

I tend to agree on the rest of your points, but I found the live rear axle to show it's ugly side on bumpier roads. Also I despise the wheels they ship with it. Good for winter and that's about it.
thanks, Ill have to try out sport mode. Will prob be getting it soon

And yes I agree, Im not a fan of the rims
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Love the mustangs! Do you mind me asking why you went away from a supercharged M3 though? Seems like everyone is wanting to supercharge and you've already been there and done that and moved on haha
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Love the mustangs! Do you mind me asking why you went away from a supercharged M3 though? Seems like everyone is wanting to supercharge and you've already been there and done that and moved on haha
Simple answer - I bought a Porsche .2 GT3 after

I prefer handling over power. I dont care so much about straight line acceleration. SC m3 had it all but the GT3 is the best car IMO.

It's hard to top an SC M3. If you have it enjoy it. Best of Everything. I just don't want to spend that money now so found the boss to be perfect right now. Similar to m3 style handling. And I miss driving stick shift.

At dealer as I write this doing paper work on the boss
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Simple answer - I bought a Porsche .2 GT3 after

I prefer handling over power. I dont care so much about straight line acceleration. SC m3 had it all but the GT3 is the best car IMO.

It's hard to top an SC M3. If you have it enjoy it. Best of Everything. I just don't want to spend that money now so found the boss to be perfect right now. Similar to m3 style handling. And I miss driving stick shift.

At dealer as I write this doing paper work on the boss
Dude, congrats. I actually live at coldwater and ventura so I know the stretch you were on very well What an awesome salesman to let you drive it all the way there from Sunrise Ford. That car is so freaking awesome.
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Congrats man! Enjoy in good health, and post some videos/pics!
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SWEET!!! What's your break in period gonna look like??
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SWEET!!! What's your break in period gonna look like??
Already done on the test driver
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Congrats! I'm actually toying with the idea of selling the 1M and getting either the boss 302 or '13 GT500. I already have the best handling car in the Exige.
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Congrats! I'm actually toying with the idea of selling the 1M and getting either the boss 302 or '13 GT500. I already have the best handling car in the Exige.
to the EXIGE. My favorite car.

I wanted a 1M but they are all over sticker still and used is retail. Not worth it to me. So I looked else where. Test drove the BOSS and loved it!
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Very nice!! Ford definitely upping the ante with the Boss 302 and GT500. Any particular reason you sold the GT3? Needed a better daily driver/back seats?

I am curious since 997.1 GT3s are getting into my price range recently and was thinking of trading in the M3.
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Very nice!! Ford definitely upping the ante with the Boss 302 and GT500. Any particular reason you sold the GT3? Needed a better daily driver/back seats?

I am curious since 997.1 GT3s are getting into my price range recently and was thinking of trading in the M3.
Yeah, the brakes squealed to high hell. Pulling into any driveway with thats at an angle was impossible unless I could pull in at a massive angle due to the height of the car and its $$$





Made an audio of driving the BOSS after I removed the side baffles (a spacer with a tiny hole to keep side muffers quiet)






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With that sound I wonder why they even bother fitting a car with a stereo??? Sweet man! Did they give you both keys at the dealership? The regular one and the track one? Can you comment on the differences from first hand experience please?
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With that sound I wonder why they even bother fitting a car with a stereo??? Sweet man! Did they give you both keys at the dealership? The regular one and the track one? Can you comment on the differences from first hand experience please?
They did but I havent used the track key yet. Will try it soon!



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Love the BOSS 302 and I always find myself wondering. Please keep us updated with any mods that you do to the car.

Do you know of any good forums for the Boss and what kind of power they are making with a tune or bolt on stuff?
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I hope Sunrise Ford gave you a good price on the Boss, I will be looking for a Boss in a few months and just trying to find the best Ford dealer in SoCal.
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