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Thread: MOTOR Review: 2019 Tickford Supercharged Mustang.

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    God, I love supercharged mustangs, but not for such price.

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    I have to be honest, I would never buy anything Tickford in WA, purely because of their ‘agent’ here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Never thought I would say this, but the Tickford is brilliant until the supercharger spoils the show. I would be ticking the N/A 400 upgrade if I wanted a fraction more power. Personally, I would just leave the engine mapping stock and go with all the other upgrades to intake, wheels and suspension. The extra grip would possibly make it feel faction faster, not that the factory items are really lacking in this area.
    I think some caution needs to be used here.

    There were no issues till the car went on a drag strip. In fact until that time, on the road the impression was glowing of the engines performance.
    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSE2 View Post
    I think some caution needs to be used here.

    There were no issues till the car went on a drag strip. In fact until that time, on the road the impression was glowing of the engines performance.
    That's right, it's not until you expose the setup to motorsport that the shortcomings become evident.

    This is not the first time aftermarket Mustangs have failed during motorsport activity by the journalists....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    That's right, it's not until you expose the setup to motorsport that the shortcomings become evident.

    This is not the first time aftermarket Mustangs have failed during motorsport activity by the journalists....
    This is right. The issue I see here is that supposedly this happened on the very first run. Something is not right here and my gut tells me this hasn’t occurred in US testing.

    I plan in talking to Tickford about this review and to attempt to understand what’s happened.

    If this was after the 5th pass or similar to what a factory Miami does, it would be a far lesser issue. That’s not what’s happened here.
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    This article from our good friend may provide a piece to the puzzle too:

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/714921/...-quality-fuel/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSE2 View Post
    This is right. The issue I see here is that supposedly this happened on the very first run. Something is not right here
    That is why I mention it. I think a prospective buyer can except that the modified Tickford is not purpose developed for track-like conditions, however, one pass would tend to indicate there is almost zero tolerance for it. That's not a quality you want to have any any performance oriented car, stock, modified or whatever. The stock car actually gives you more scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    That is why I mention it. I think a prospective buyer can except that the modified Tickford is not purpose developed for track-like conditions, however, one pass would tend to indicate there is almost zero tolerance for it. That's not a quality you want to have any any performance oriented car, stock, modified or whatever. The stock car actually gives you more scope.
    Stock Manual went into limp mode after a few laps of the Bend Motorsport park too at PCOTY.
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