BOSS differences vs. the GT

Discussion in 'Boss 302 and S197 Technical Forum' started by Mark, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Mark

    Mark TMO Race

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    Here is a summary of upgrades/changes from the GT for the 2012 Boss 302:

    Powertrain
    Boss 302R Intake
    Forged Pistons
    Upgraded Con-Rods
    Race-Spec Main and Rod Bearings
    Larger Sodium Filled Exhaust Valves
    Hi-Lift Exhaust Cams
    7500 RPM Limit
    CNC’d Heads
    Oil Cooler
    Larger Radiator
    Revised Radiator Plumbing
    Revised Oil Pan Baffling
    Race Inspired Clutch
    3.73 Axle Ratio
    Finned Aluminum Diff Cover
    Limited Slip Diff with carbon fiber plates (Torsen Limited Slip Available)
    Quad Exhaust
    Suspension
    Higher Rate Springs (lowered 11MM front – 1MM rear)
    Adjustable Struts/Shocks
    25MM Rear Anti-roll bar (GT is 24MM)
    Tuned Electronic Steering with 3 Settings
    Unique traction control system settings
    Unique electronic stability control settings
    TracKey - Additional Key that enables the PCM setting of the 302R (dealer flash required)

    Body
    Black or White Roof Panel and Coordinated C-Stripe
    Unique Front Facia with Blocked off Fog Lamps and Splitter
    Small Rear Spoiler

    Interior
    Alcantara Steering Wheel
    Unique Shift Knob
    Unique Cloth Seats (Recaros available)
    Cloth Door Panel Insert
    Dark Metallic Instrument Panel Finish
    Unique Guages
    Unique Door Sill
    11 Pounds of Sound Deadening Removed
    Brakes, Wheels and Tires
    Brembo 14 inch vented discs front
    Boss specific rear compounds pads rear
    Vented Brake Shields
    Unique ABS tuning
    Reinforced Brake Lines
    Lightweight 19X9 and 19X9.5 Wheels
    Pirelli P-Zero Tires 255/40/ZR19 Front 285/35/ZR19 Rear

    Laguna Seca Package
    Available in Black or Silver with Red Accents
    Rear Seat Delete
    Standard Recaro Seats
    Rear Body Stiffening X-Brace
    Softer Front and Firmer Rear Springs
    Stiffer Damper Settings
    Larger 26MM Rear Anti-Roll Bar
    Unique 19x9 Front and 19x10 Rear wheels
    Pirelli Corsa Tires 255/40/ZR19 Front and 285/35/ZR19 Rear
    Larger Front Splitter
    Pedestal Rear Spoiler
    Brake Ducts
    Torsen Diff Standard
    Auxiliary Gauge Package with Oil/Water Temp and Lap Timer
    Unique Laguna Seca rear medallian
     
  2. 1 BULLITT

    1 BULLITT TMO Intermediate

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    The list is a summary on why Mustang SEs are such a baragain.

    All those goodies without having to pay twice. And with warranty.
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    That is very true :)
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    There is a disclaimer on the Boss site that mentions using the front LS splitter might affect the warranty. It was not specific.
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    From what I understand it's basically not street legal due to how far it extends from the front of the car. I assume this is a DOT rule. Ford's lawyers probably make them put that statement on it to avoid liability or hassles from big brother.
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    The LS splitter was not on the car when it was crash tested so it cannot be sold on the car.
     
  7. Mark

    Mark TMO Race

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    why didn't Ford put a parking sensor on the splitter so I don't run it into parking blocks?


































    joking - Beep, Beep, Beep.....Beep, Beep, Beep (the sound my Flex makes when backing up)
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    Right, but I'm not sure how that affects warranty? Crashes do not equal warrantable repairs :)
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    I was explaining why it's not on the car. It's designed for the race track only. You can use your imagine why something designed for the race track might have an effect on warranty coverage.
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    I think Ford will be reasonably liberal in covering warranty claims on the Boss as they've marketed it as a track car you can drive on the street. The testing they did on the motor was unbelievable and I think they're pretty confident it will hold up to track use. They've given me two clutches (TSB), a transmission (TSB), two alternators, electric fan, driver's side mirror, front LCAs (TSB) and a gas tank already on my GT500 and the dealer knows I track my car.
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    wow cloud....you got your monies worth.
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    Helped offset the small ADM I had to pay ;)
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    That is why the only Mustang that can replace my '08 Bullitt is a 2012 Boss, which I am going to have to give up to get one. The Bullitt was an engineer's car like the new Boss is.
     
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    Re: what exactly is different about the BOSS?

    updated the list to include the anti-roll bar sizes
     
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    Can somebody please explain what a "Race Inspired Clutch" really is? Do clutches respond to inspiration? "Let's generate some friction, boys, hooah!"

    Since most of us who bought or want to buy the Boss can understand mechanically on some level how clutches differ from one another, it would have been nice for Ford to state how the clutch is different mechanically and not spiritually.
     
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    I dont know the technicality of it but I can tell you from experience that it grabs near the middle of the pedal but rather spread across a short travel distance ie : to be subtle you have to dose it carefully ( comes with experience) and is nothing like the very progressive GT clutch that I drove before buying the Boss. when you drive 'spirited-ly' its actually much better, but for trafic jams its more touchy ie less progressive.
     
  17. MoscowBoss

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    A bit of detail on the clutch, but not much.
    "A heavy-duty flywheel and clutch assembly uses upgraded high-friction material." Here is a link to some other information and photos on what makes the BOSS different.

    http://mustangsdaily.com/blog/2010/11/19/2012-mustang-boss-302-sticker-wheel-package/
     
  18. jeepinocala

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    Ok fix the list again the boss comes with complete forged internals that is a huge difference from the 5.0
     
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    Here's a partial list I had in my "BOSS 302" folder on my desktop.

    It looks a lot like yours, probably missing a few items. I welcome any corrections:

    ENGINE/DRIVE TRAIN
    Race-spec camshaft and bearings
    Twin, independent variable camshaft timing
    Torsen 3.73 limited slip differential
    Beefed up clutch
    Short-shift gear box
    CNC machined intake, exhaust ports and combustion chamber.
    High strength aluminum, CNC ported (exhaust and intake) heads
    Forged pistons and rods
    Heavy-duty valve springs
    Sodium filled exhaust valves
    Lightened valve components to withstand higher RPMs
    Daytona type intake manifold
    Quad exhaust
    Improved oil delivery to include cooling system and baffling (8 quarts synthetic)

    SUSPENSION/STEERING/CHASIS
    Five position, driver adjustable shocks and struts
    Improved larger front and rear stabilizers
    Performance rated coil springs
    Improved, stiffer suspension bushings
    Re-tuned speed-sensitive electric steering system – three adjustable settings
    Four piston Brembo braking system with performance pads, vented brake shields and reinforced brake-lines
    Aerodynamic racing splitter
    Lower ride height (11mm front, 1mm rear)
    19" lightweight painted aluminum wheels w/ Pirelli P-Zeros (staggered - 9" front/10" rear)
    Track key: Via the PCM, automatically adjusts 400 parameters to racetrack calibration

    PERFORMANCE
    444 HP - with no turbo/forced induction

    7,500 RPM redline (stable to 8,400)
     
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    It also has a forged crank. and all bearings are race spec in the motor.
     

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