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Big Brembo's, 19" inch wheels, 6 speed manual, 444 hp @ 7500 rpm, 380 torque, Recarro's, adjustable shocks and struts, heavy sway bar, strut tower brace, front splitter, quad exhaust ,Torsen limited slip differential, and yes it's stock.....once I drove the Boss 302 I had to buy one. I loved my RS but I got seduced by the old school muscle and growl of the 302!! It handles very well and after reading lots of reviews and videos I got hooked! It's a very capable car. Hard to compare with the RS because I haven't had it long enough but I can tell you that it's a beast in a different way. I will miss my RS and will probably seek out another one someday but for now......:encouragement:


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Hey Carver welcome to the new insanity that is the Boss 302! I am lucky enough to have an RS and a 2013 Laguna. The Bosses are such exciting cars to drive and the engine alone is worth the price of admission. Just be very, very careful in the cold and/or wet. Since you are used to the incredible all weather capability of an RS, the Boss will feel a whole lot different and you have to be a lot softer on the gas pedal.

Make sure you head over to the best Boss 302 forum (it specializes in Track Mustangs like the Boss and GT350).
 

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Nice pickup and congrats. Love the Boss Mustangs. When I was looking to buy a 13/14 GT500 came real close to buying a 2013 Black Boss Laguna Seca. Great car. I ended up buying
a 2014 GT500 but I am always looking at the used 2013 Boss LS's. The Bosses are holding their values well just like the GT500's are also. I am an old school muscle car fan myself
and have owned many. I bought an RS mainly for the all wheel drive and the corner carving that it does exceptionally. It has great power but not quite like the Shelby. They are two
different type animals. Have fun with that Boss.
 

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Congrats enjoy the stang
Thanks , looking forward to some seat time and a few track sessions !! It is really comfortable to drive so far.
 

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Great buy!

I was looking at one when I was considering my RS last year.

I need my 4 doors.

Have fun with the new sleigh!
 

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Nice buy! My buddy had a ‘13 gt track pack with a good selection of mods, and I had my ’14 ST also with choice mods. We used to swap cars for weekends all the time as both cars were great but offered a different driving experience. I loved my ST but definitely felt more mature in the GT. Now that I have the RS though I dunno. I’d love to 1v1 them
 

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Thanks guys, for all the positive feedback. This is a really great community. I will continue to lurk !! I hope there will be another RS in my future so I still need to keep up with the forum from time to time!! Also interested to see how the Boss will hold up against the RS at the track....I'm thinking they are close.

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My dad has a Boss and it's a beast. If I was to DD a Boss with the race key, I would certainly kill myself. Enjoy the new toy!
 

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My dad has a Boss and it's a beast. If I was to DD a Boss with the race key, I would certainly kill myself. Enjoy the new toy!
Hahaha...ya I'm just waiting for some better weather to fire it up with the Red Key!!! :encouragement:
 

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Small world! I was cross-shopping a (Gotta Have It green 2013) Boss 302!!!
I needed the four doors, but I still want to get one someday.

Please keep posting your experience with it, especially what differences you notice. (That way I can own one vicariously.)

Enjoy!
 

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Why not a GT350? They are coming down in price.
 

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Why not a GT350? They are coming down in price.
Ya , they are nice... but there is just something special about the Boss 302 and the way they are set up, especially the handling !! I also think they may end up being more collectible ....but that's up for debate. Defiantly not as many Boss 302 produced.
 

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If you follow GT350 forums, the number of engine failures is really troubling. Oil consumption issues (like 1qt every 200 miles bad) and some other catastrophic failures that Ford won't fully explain. And the issues aren't limited to people who beat on them - sometimes they blow in the first 1000 miles, sometimes the engines are perfect for the first 20k miles then suddenly lunch themselves. The unusual vibrations of the flat plane crank just seem to cause a ton on problems. 2019 engine has some internal upgrades hopefully to alleviate the issues.

And yes, the Boss 302 is cooler than the GT350 anyway!
 

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If you follow GT350 forums, the number of engine failures is really troubling. Oil consumption issues (like 1qt every 200 miles bad) and some other catastrophic failures that Ford won't fully explain. And the issues aren't limited to people who beat on them - sometimes they blow in the first 1000 miles, sometimes the engines are perfect for the first 20k miles then suddenly lunch themselves. The unusual vibrations of the flat plane crank just seem to cause a ton on problems. 2019 engine has some internal upgrades hopefully to alleviate the issues.

And yes, the Boss 302 is cooler than the GT350 anyway!
So you telling me that the reliability is pretty much like the RS?

I'm in!

j/k :encouragement:
 

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Hah ummm actually worse if you can believe that! At least with the RS they issued the recall for the HG. Ford has been really good about replacing GT350 engines under warranty (some guys are on their 3rd engines actually) but the issues are too troubling for me to contemplate.

Plus, did I mention the Boss 302 is cooler?
 

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Small world! I was cross-shopping a (Gotta Have It green 2013) Boss 302!!!
I needed the four doors, but I still want to get one someday.

Please keep posting your experience with it, especially what differences you notice. (That way I can own one vicariously.)

Enjoy!
Well....I can share my first experience with the Boss. I generally like to keep a low profile ( ie. White Focus RS that most people never notice ) but a Red Boss 302 will get you
noticed !! So I picked the car up and just wanted to get it home and in the garage till the weather warms up. ( An hour and half drive on the highway from the dealer to my place ) I'm cruising along at 75mph and I see a car slowly coming up on me. There were no other cars around. As it gets closer I see that it's two cops in an unmarked car. They passed me very slowly and were talking to each other, as they went by the cop in the passenger side gave me a thumbs up!! :encouragement: That was cool , but so much for flying under the radar!!
 

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What makes the boss so much better on track? Say compared to a same year GT track pack? I understand the intake is different, and I assume tune with the red key. Same brakes? Same suspension? Still both solid rear axle etc.

I would just assume a modern gt350 would spank a boss, but it seems on here you guys might have a different opinion. I’m not wise in such matters
 

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350 will kill a Boss on a race track. But the Boss is a treat for people like me who love super mechanical feeling, rowdy, basic old school sporty cars. I have always described it as the perfect factory made 'restomod' - old school musclecar looks and live axle combined with modern brakes, engine, and chassis, great Recaros, etc.

The difference in the driving experience between a 2013 GT Track Pack and a 2013 Boss is night and day. Boss has stiffer spring rates, 5 position shocks, short throw shifter, and the engine pulls and pulls and pulls to the 7550rpm cutoff, unlike the GTs which nose over at about 6500. The Boss engine ("Roadrunner") came from the factory with forged pistons and rods and CNC ported heads, hence the better breathing. The Boss is just a much more lively car, totally exciting to drive in a way that not many other cars are. I went from 3 Mitsubishi Evos in a row to 2 Bosses in a row and they both share the same ethos - hard core, tons of feedback, raging lunatics, will surprise the hell out of people on a backroad. The FoRS is definitely in the same mold.
 
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