HI There.. a Roush stage 2 has the stripes and the body parts plus the suspension upgrades but not the Roush charger or engine upgrades.
So yes it should be the same horsepower as a stock GT. If you had 412 then you where looking at a 2011 specs. I know that Roush is putting a super charger on the stage 3 put I am not sure if they are ready to order yet.
Correct, I said it doesn't have the same performance and was referring to the suspension upgrade which Randy pointed out. Depending on the options it may have also have brake upgrades as well.
Bil, your right on the money though. A lot of the markup is paying for the name alone and to have a "numbered" car. One of the dealerships near me had 4 brand new (never titled) 2004 Saleens in 2007 that they never sold. They eventually shipped them to a dealership in Florida to try to sell them. Haha, I also agree with you in regards to the dealer tag and decal. The first thing I do when I buy a car from a dealer is take that off. I do hold on to them but no way I'm going to drive around with them on there. What really gets me is when I see a Mustang owner who bought their car used at a Chevy delarship and has a Chevy decal on their Mustang and doesn't bother to take it off.
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2008 Grabber Orange Mustang, 2001 Laser Red Mustang
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Here's a link to Roush vehicles. All about the differences in the Stage 1, 2, & 3 cars, and his other offerings. http://www.roushperformance.com/vehicles.shtml
The "Hammer" or 540H is what I covet !
I never met a Mustang I didn't like...
And dealer tags have gotten to be a pet peeve with me. Some of them are so cheap looking, just a crummy decal and you'd be surprised at home many of them are on crooked. When I bought my car I told the dealer, no free advertising, you want to advertise you pay me $50 a month so my car has no dealer tag and no dealer license plate holder on it. I can remember a long time ago when Graff Cheverlet in Grand Prairie, Texas had a really nice looking chrome tag with their name on it and they would actually put the tag on cars by drilling holes in the car. Later I read that you should never drill a hole in the metal of a car as it then made an opening into the rust proofing thereby allowing that part to rust. I wonder what Graff uses today.
Thanks for you reply. I had previously written you a nice long note when the server went down as I tried to post it. The server seems to be down an awful lot lately but I am new so maybe this is a normal thing here.
Right On Seldoon,
I communicated to the Dealership that I didn't want any dealer LIcense plate frame attached to the front of my New 2008 Bullitt. When I went in to drive my newly detailed Bullitt off I was quite irritated that they drilled holes into the front bumper to install their lousy dealership license plate frame. Management was advised of the lack of Customer appreciation. When I take my car in for servicing I have had to demand the use of fender mats and I demand that they don't wash my car with their Courtesy Car Wash in that they do such a lousy job of drying off the car. Twice I have jumped on the Service manager for my car being worked on without anyone putting fender mats in place.
Have a Good One and be Careful out there.
Friday Harbor, WA
Last edited by Joe Caputo; March 12, 2011 at 07:05 PM. Reason: text clarrification
Oh yes, when I bought my 03 Cobra the dealership said "...and everytime you bring it in we'll give you a free car wash". And the first time I brought it in it came back dirty. So the second time I went back and said "What happened to the free wash?" and the guy said you'd want us to wash the car with those chrome wheels, I wouldn't do that."