What is the maximum safe flywheel horsepower for a 2008 mustang gt? I would like to put down 425rwhp... which equates to about 500 figuring 15% drivetrain loss.
Your question is a professional one so I will have to have more information to answer you other than:
The factory flywheel is not rated for more than 300 hp.
There are professionally built automatic transmissions costing thousands of dollars that are made to deal with this kind of horsepower. With your goal of 425 at the rear wheels you will need to beef up the entire drive train. This can include the transmission - flywheel - drive shaft and u joints - rearend - drive axles and lug bolts and even the wheels.
Please purchase items specifically for your horse power and -- use a transmission blanket - and a safety loop for the transmission.
Please take your vin# to the dealer and ask them for the factory specs - they will share them - however if you bought the car used - you are best to assume the items mentioned are less than perfect and perhaps needs to be replaced because there is no guarantee they are the factory items.
Also - remember to put larger brakes on the car - as the bullet you're building is going to need to stop too.
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Jan 28, 2010 |
2008 Ford Mustang