The level of performance achievable with mostly stock hardware to the 2015+ Mustangs is pretty astounding. Particularly, the 6R80 automatic appears to handle all the aftermarket bolt-on energy you can throw at it, as well as the same is proving to be genuine when you add forced induction to the mix as well. These current-generation ponies are built to run!
Lately, a video surfaced on YouTube that will confirmed much of what we have been rising. The footage above is through Team Beefcake Racing , and it showcases the particular strength and durability of the S550’s six-speed automated transmission at the drag strip.
We had the opportunity to contact Terry “Beefcake” Reeves associated with Team Beefcake Racing to inquire him a few questions about this record-breaking operate.
FordNXT: An 8. 70 with 160 mph is one quick pass on a stock transmission! What are the information on this run?
Beefcake: The time was run at the NMRA Race in Columbus, Ohio, 2 weekends ago. The previous best simply by an S550 with a 6r80 had been Melissa Urist with an 8. 711. She also sported the manufacturer IRS as well. These transmissions are usually pretty amazing. We do the standard update, the Stage 2 clutches through Exedy and the TCS Billet advanced shaft. In most applications, it makes these types of transmissions bullet-proof.
With our crew in Finish Line Performance doing the aching, and Lund Racing doing the fine-tuning, we know how to make these cars function. — Terry Reeves, Team Beefcake Racing
FordNXT: What was your earlier best time?
Beefcake: Our prior best was an 8. eighty six and was ran in one, 000-foot-corrected density altitude and about sixty-five degrees. This e. t. has been run at 2, 500 fixed DA and 86 degrees, and we expect good things come fall.
FordNXT: What changes did a person make to get these results?
Beefcake: Since our own last outing. We added the particular Baer brake conversion to allow 15-inch wheels which we put on Welds Wheels with the Mickey Thompson 275/60-15 Pro tires. We added the American Race Solutions upgraded belt tensioner. And after that finally Lund Racing sent us a modified tune to fine-tune the tranny.
FordNXT: How hard was it to run in the eights with a factory-based auto and INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE?
Team Beefcake Mustang GRAND TOURING Mods
• Stock Coyote block built by BES Racing Engines
• MMR GT350 cylinder heads
• Comp Cams Phase 2 blower cams
• Fore Innovations fuel program
• Vortech supercharger
• Stainless Works Retro-Chambered exhaust
• American Racing 2-inch long-tube headers
• Factory 6r80 automated w/ Exedy Stage 2 Handbags and a TCS billet shaft
• D. S. T. halfshafts and driveshaft
• Watson Racing K-member
• Custom Rogue Cars center console
• Barton 6R80 Coyote shifter manage
• Unusual front coilovers w/double-adjustable struts
• Viking double-adjustable Crusader rear shock absorbers
• Weld Racing Wheels
• Mickey Thompson tires
• Watson Racing 8. fifty roll cage w/custom swing-outs
Beefcake: As far as difficulty, in Team Beefcake Racing, we have been in front of the 6r80 and Coyote listings several times with this car, and with the previous car, our 2011 Mustang. The most important thing for us is running the particular parts that we offer to the customer.
The combination isn’t anything ‘extreme’ I like to believe; we just have the combo lower. With our crew at Complete Line Performance doing it wrenching, and Lund Racing doing it tuning, we know how to make these vehicles work.
We sold our 2011 vehicle at the end of last year which was tons of enjoyable to run at the track, and we started focusing on 2015+ models for our late- model Mustang customers.
The neatest matter about the car was that it considered in at over 3, nine hundred pounds, and was running along with pump E85. Same way the car is usually driven every day.
FordNXT: What exactly is next for this car?
Beefcake: Next on the sketching board is a Watson Racing tube IRS. We have plans to run within NMRA’s new Limited Street course next year, so we need to get some weight from the car, as the base weight for all of us will be 3, 775 pounds.
The IRS should get all of us pretty close to where we need to end up being weight-wise. For the rest of the year, we all plan on working on suspension tuning, plus fine-tuning with Lund to get our own e. t. ’s to the low-8-second range. We’re really hoping to have the ability to drop the car into the 8. 3 or more range by fall.
Beefcake’s setup is definitely amazing, so we can wait to see exactly what those upgrades can do for it. In case nothing else, the video above is evidence of the kind of abuse the stock S550 transmission can handle!