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What does a Gran Marquis/Crown Vick run in the 1/4 mile stock?
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16 flat is what I'm getting from google. Maybe 15.9 with a good driver ... Why?

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Last time I was at the track there was a P71 running consistent 15.8s. I remember because it was one of the few cars my heap was faster than that day

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I think my 2000 Grand Marquis was over 2 seconds slower than my 97 Cougar. I am at 2800 ft elevation, and I know that in my 2000 Grand Marquis I wouldn't have been driving fast enough at the end of the 1/4 mile to get a ticket from most state patrollers on the interstate. That is nPI, single exhaust, 2.73 gears, and 200k+ miles. (97 Cougar had PI intake, 3.27 gears, premium tune).

I am looking for my timeslips now for the Grand Marquis to post the actual times.

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Depends on what gears you have out back. For a stock 09-10 Vic I would expect high 15's at best with full weight as Matt stated. Not sure if it would get any lower removing everything from the trunk and running on a low amount of fuel or not. And turn the traction control off as well (if you can).

Even with the PI headed motor in it you're still trying to push a heavy car with only ~225hp and 265 tq. at around 4500rpm. I love my Vic but it's begging for some gears, headers, and a tune.

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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^exaclty what a heavy boat needs.

My roommate has an 05. Single exhaust with I think a 3.27 gear. Fully stock. For what its worth we have raced a few times and my bird way back in the day with only PI intake, cams, tune, and jmod waxed him from a stop to about 80-90. He kept up better from a roll but not by much. I think I beat him from a stop without a tune also. All races were filmed in Mexico.

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A lot of crown Vic's come with the 2.73 gear, I have noticed.

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I just picked up an 09 P71 (3.27 open rear) recently. After I removed the lightbar, cage, ect. the car felt a little quicker, but from what I can remember (all those years ago lol) my 97 Thunderbird was quicker stock than this Crown Vic is. But like the others have said it is absolutely begging for some gears. A lot of guys over on the crown vic forum like the 3.73's but I think 4.10 or lower is really the way to go. I have been looking into some exhaust and converter options for it but since its a DD i'm trying to keep the mods cheap lol.

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I wonder how a Crown Vic would perform with an Ecoboost powertrain in it?

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Probably pretty well seeing as how the EcoBoost puts out 360hp in the F150, and the curb weight on the F150 is around 5073lbs for the 6.5ft bed/reg cab truck. An average CV is around 4100lbs, and only has ~240hp stock.

I'd be interesting to try and fit one in a CV. Would probably need a complete rewire to work w/ the CV. EcoBoost plus 3.55's out back, J-mod and tune.

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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Better than an 2012 SHO IMHO. Lowered, marauder wheels, and bumper, ecoboost under the hood, color of your choice.... Mmmmm baby...

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I've always want a town car or the sport vic with the shifter in the center console. Big family car with lots of trunk space. Too bad the gpm sucks.

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Mileage doesn't suck too bad on my Sport. I can routinely see 420mi/tank in it. Of course this is mostly highway. Not sure what it gets if driven in the city constantly since I don't live/drive in a major city.

I have a feeling since Ford let the Panther die a slow death w/o many updates that there was no interest in fitting that line w/ EcoBoost since the new Taurus platform seems to be the way forward. Too bad for us Panther fans I guess.

I'll keep mine for a long time to come. Besides, it's what keeps my dust covered 95 bird company in the garage

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