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Old 03-29-2008
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Default Video: Roush Vs. Saleen Shoot Out

Watch retired racing driver Derek Hill test the 2007 Roush 427R against the 2007 Saleen S281 Supercharged. Both vehicles were attained though Grand Prairie Ford in Texas.

Test car “may” be 07-0095.



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Old 05-15-2010
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Default Saleen Vs. Roush on road & track - Better handling?

OK I am not trying to start anything here but in the near feature i am going to be buying a car. I would prefer a saleen on the looks side of things but am wanting a car that handles great like a corvette. I know I should not compare to a corvette but it is tough to beat for the money now days so here is what i want to know - what car handles better, a roush or a saleen and what could i do to make them handle better.
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OK I am not trying to start anything here but in the near feature i am going to be buying a car. I would prefer a saleen on the looks side of things but am wanting a car that handles great like a corvette. I know I should not compare to a corvette but it is tough to beat for the money now days so here is what i want to know - what car handles better, a roush or a saleen and what could i do to make them handle better.
LOL..handles like a vett isnt gonna happen with a saleen or roush.as big a ford fan as i am..the vette outhandles a stang all day..go straight go fast..mustang!
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Old 05-17-2010
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well i'm not looking for a track car what could some one do to make it handle better i like the windy road's
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Old 05-17-2010
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well i'm not looking for a track car what could some one do to make it handle better i like the windy road's
I got ya..some people install a watts link suspension for improvement but a stang isn't capable to handle like a worldclass handling car ie a vet
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like i said i should not have compared the two but every one can dream...
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Old 05-17-2010
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Lol funny stuff. Hate vets
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ya my dad has one that is what he want's me to get
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Hmm, install a "Grigg's GR40" system and you'll stomp a Corvette!....good driver need apply as well...LOL.
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really tell me more about this I go to the road course with a few of my friends vett guys (yea there my friends) and they always hate on my saleen i run a good set of kumo slicks and carboteck pads i just cant stay with them any help would be great thanks
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Hmm, install a "Grigg's GR40" system and you'll stomp a Corvette!....good driver need apply as well...LOL.
There is a heavy emphasis on being a good driver. I look at a vette as a plug and play car, most anyone can get in it and drive well because the balance is very good with very little roll. You can compete with a vette but you will definately need to work on suspension, and you will have to know the way the car twitches very well.
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Good video comparo, Dave.

I was a little surprised the Roush beat the Saleen like it did, especially since the Saleen easily had the Roush on paper.

It really makes me wonder if the numbers are correct.

The other thing that came to mind was the unsprung weight and rotational inertia of the large chrome 20s the Saleen was sporting.

I'd like to see how the Saleen would do with some lightweight forged wheels.
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I was a little surprised the Roush beat the Saleen like it did, especially since the Saleen easily had the Roush on paper.
One thing to keep in mind... Valvoline creates a line of Roush motor oil and has given away Roush Mustangs as contest vehicles. Valvoline sponsored the Mustang "Shoot Out."

By the time the above video was produced, 12/12/07... ASC/Saleen was operating. If they knew this was taking place, the ASC executives probably did not ask any questions.

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It really makes me wonder if the numbers are correct.
Roush was known to underrate vehicles and Saleen was known to overrate.

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The other thing that came to mind was the unsprung weight and rotational inertia of the large chrome 20s the Saleen was sporting.

I'd like to see how the Saleen would do with some lightweight forged wheels.
The Saleen featured their best wheels offered during the S197 era. The forged 20" 5-spokes. While the Roush has their 18"s. Both vehicles have the same 4-piston StopTech calipers.

For pricing... I think the Stage 3 would have been better matched to the S281 S/C. The R package Roush was something Saleen did not compete with until the 2008 Red Flag & American Flag Editions.
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Old 12-28-2010
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get a Saleen and change the suspension & handling from Griggs Racing. this is the better option. *and this is what I plan to do when I purchase my PJ.
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