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#31 OFFLINE   Ohio Snake

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

I prefer the SVTPP stripes which is what I have. One dilemma I ran into was whether to put the front license plate on or leave it off. In my state, one must have two plates on their car. So I opted for the stripes, but refuse to drill holes in the bumper. Decided if I get pulled over at anytime, Ill pay the fine. To date, no pull overs and happy with the stripes.

You may want to add this into your thinking about stripes. Personally, if I was going to have a front license plate, I'd go stripe delete. No front plate, go stipes.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

OhioSnake, good thoughts on the stripes. In Texas, we have to display front plates. So, I use Craig's Custom Brackets on all the Mustangs. Craig is a great guy to deal with too.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

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In CT, a front plate is also required but rarely enforced. No toy of mine has ever had one and never will. I've used the excuse of my front license plate mount is on order!!! By the way, your glass roof option is sweet, but you run into the same problem I have with my convertible, there is a defined start and end point from. IMO, the coupes look better with stripes because they flow over the entire car. At this point, I'm leaning toward leaving the stripe delete package as it is, - no stripes.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:43 AM

I orginally thought the same thing. Over the top stripes look awesome over the roof. But the vert or glass option was never designed to have them. The cars with the stripe delete is something that the customer has to request. At first i didnt know if i liked the glass top car because of the break in the stripe. I pondered even asked others on this forum their opinon. In the end for me if the car doesnt have the stripe it looked to much like a regular mustang. Maybe its dumb but in my opinon i wanted to be driving down the street and anyone who knows about the car would identify the stripe and the svt package. No stripe on the roof is the price you are going to pay for a having the more rare optioned glass and convertible cars. The car is meant to have the stripe, it not supposed to be over the glass or vert roof
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In CT, a front plate is also required but rarely enforced. No toy of mine has ever had one and never will. I've used the excuse of my front license plate mount is on order!!! By the way, your glass roof option is sweet, but you run into the same problem I have with my convertible, there is a defined start and end point from. IMO, the coupes look better with stripes because they flow over the entire car. At this point, I'm leaning toward leaving the stripe delete package as it is, - no stripes.



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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for your input Stewarbc. I thought about the custom bracket as well. But decided to see if the local law enforcement would harass me. If they do, then I would most likely try the custom bracket. Last resort is drilling into the bumber.
I actually talked to a Columbus police officer to ask the question about front plates. His response was:
Most officers understand the specialty car (Shelby, ZR1, ZL1) issue and would look away from issuing a ticket for the lack of a plate unless the driver was just being a total ass. If the total ass thing happened, expect a ticket amongst other things.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

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Yeah you want 'em
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

If the total ass thing happened, expect a ticket amongst other things.


That pretty much applies to all situations with a LEO!


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:22 PM

I will be buying a black 2013 convertible with stripe delete. I like the historical perspective that Shelby's in the 1960's did not come with "Lemans" stripes which were added by owners.

i saw an earlier thread that the 2013 Shelby will attract "non-traditional" buyers. Count me in as I was considering a 2010 GTR or a 996 Turbo Cabriolet.

I have been waiting for a vehicle that would elicit "butterflies" when walking into the garage like my 'Busa used to.

I had a new black 1988 GT 5.0 convertible which I enjoyed immensely. Thanks Ford for getting me back.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

Congratulations, you have made it to the next level!!! I had said in an unrelated post that the 2013 GT500 is going to get attention from a broad customer base and here is the proof. The sales are going to be hot. In the past, I don't believe a potential Porsche customer as yourself would ever walk into a Ford showroom looking to comparison shop. All that has changed. I assure you, you won't regret it. Not to mention, the Shelby's don't require the maintenance a Porsche does. This is not a car you ride in, it;s a car you drive. By the way, I have a Red 2012 SVTPP - Nav. with the stripe delete. The Shelby GT500 has been best described in one word, "Addicting".
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

I have the Kona blue metallic with stripe delete. Best look IMO. To each his own

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

I agree with what YOU want, but I prefer the wider stripe, the narrow doesn't look good at all in my opinion on any version. How can you go wrong with Kona Blue and White?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:42 PM

I have a 2012 Black with stripe delete. Some days I like it that way and some not, so I purchased a set of matt black Trans Am stripes like the Super Snake from John Farmer who posts on these forums and have yet to have them installed. Waiting for warmer weather.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:10 AM

Not a fan of the stripes and I think the seats look better with no stripes as well.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

Like the stripes. Signature of the GT500. My 08 came stripe delete so I added them. W/O stripes looks naked IMHO.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

Like the stripes. Signature of the GT500. My 08 came stripe delete so I added them. W/O stripes looks naked IMHO.


Agreed 100%, how can you get a Shelby with No stripes? I like the stripes, wide or thin, better than no stripes.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Agreed 100%, how can you get a Shelby with No stripes? I like the stripes, wide or thin, better than no stripes.



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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

It depends on the color of the car, but for red I vote for stripes.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:30 AM

What about just the rocker stripes? Black or White?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

What color SVT stripes look best on a Kona blue car? I'm thinking about silver, white, or black.... Where do you get the specs for width, spacing, etc to tell the graphics shop what the SVT stripes are supposed to be?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

I look at a Shelby, especially 2013, as an alternative to a GTR or a 997 Turbo. Stripes on either of those would be absurd. Shelbys were created without stripes. I will be surprised if more non-traditional buyers do not pile into Shelbys. "We" are finally figuring out what you guys have known for the past several years. What a car.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:02 AM

Black with no stripes is a bad ass car. It seems like the 2012 GT500's are 75% no stripes.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

What color SVT stripes look best on a Kona blue car? I'm thinking about silver, white, or black.... Where do you get the specs for width, spacing, etc to tell the graphics shop what the SVT stripes are supposed to be?


I like the Red, did not think I would until I saw it in person. Close second is Silver, looks outstanding.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

What color SVT stripes look best on a Kona blue car? I'm thinking about silver, white, or black.... Where do you get the specs for width, spacing, etc to tell the graphics shop what the SVT stripes are supposed to be?


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I recall we corresponded last summer when you were planning your return from overseas... welcome back. I picked up my 2012 Kona Blue stripe delete last June. I waited until October, than had a black stripe kit applied. I love it. The black on blue shows a little more contrast than the black on black, but is still under stated. To me, the wide-stripe is key to the heritage Shelby look. I'm on the east side of DC in Maryland and I'll be glad to connect with you if you'd like to see the results in person.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

Well based on the look of the 2013 Mustang front fascia, I think I would want the stripes. The 2013 Mustang front is basically a 2012 Shelby.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:05 AM

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Congratulations on a long ownership list of Mustangs. I have ordered a 2013 Shelby convertible, triple black, stripe delete, performance pack, track pack, recaros, and nav. If time seems to pass too quickly, this is a sure way to slow it down to a crawl while waiting for a summer delivery.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

Rob,

By the way, my oldest son lives in Old Greenwich. I am praying I come back alive after my first visit this summer with the Shelby for him to take a drive. We were at the NY Auto Show years ago. He his younger brother and I stood in awe of a rotating stand displaying a silver Porsche GT2. After a few moments of silence, he quietly said. "If I had that, I wouldn't make it through the first day."

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:15 AM

I like the wide stripes, but not the narrow strips on the PP. So I got a PP with stripe delete.

Also was a bit disappointed that the strips were stickers instead of being painted on. For $50K, I would think they would be painted on.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

I had a stripe delete car for 9 months and the car just looked naked around my fellow Shelby club members here. Once we put them on I would never go back to the 'naked' look.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:08 AM

I had a stripe delete car for 9 months and the car just looked naked around my fellow Shelby club members here. Once we put them on I would never go back to the 'naked' look.
Just sayin'....



The fact that you got a color combo that YOU chose, that isn't available from the factory, PLUS you got solid black seats in your car makes much more sense to me than getting a factory striped car (like I did) that the factory tells YOU what colors you'll get. The double white stipes on my seats are cool for the color matched aspect but the white leather wears quickly. Mine are already showing signs of wear or discoloration and I have VERY low mileage on my car.

That's pretty much what I said earlier in this thread; Get a stripe delete car, get the solid black seats (which will go with ANY color of car and/or stripes), wait until you KNOW what color of stipes you want (or don't) and put them on your car. Just like what you did. To quote Burger King, "Have it YOUR way".

I remember seeing pics posted (here on TS) of a guy who had a contemporay Black GT500 with lime green stripes he had put on it, to mirror image his retro/classic GT500 that was Lime Green w/Black stripes and it looked GREAT. Ford won't put them on from the factory so he got a stripe delete car and added his own.

I agree solidly with ya, Hawk!


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

The fact that you got a color combo that YOU chose, that isn't available from the factory, PLUS you got solid black seats in your car makes much more sense to me than getting a factory striped car (like I did) that the factory tells YOU what colors you'll get. The double white stipes on my seats are cool for the color matched aspect but the white leather wears quickly. Mine are already showing signs of wear or discoloration and I have VERY low mileage on my car.

That's pretty much what I said earlier in this thread; Get a stripe delete car, get the solid black seats (which will go with ANY color of car and/or stripes), wait until you KNOW what color of stipes you want (or don't) and put them on your car. Just like what you did. To quote Burger King, "Have it YOUR way".

I remember seeing pics posted (here on TS) of a guy who had a contemporay Black GT500 with lime green stripes he had put on it, to mirror image his retro/classic GT500 that was Lime Green w/Black stripes and it looked GREAT. Ford won't put them on from the factory so he got a stripe delete car and added his own.

I agree solidly with ya, Hawk!


Phill


Phill - You're right on the mark. I did exactly that because I didn't want loud stripes on my seats, and was unsure of what color exterior stripe was right for me. The approach worked out perfectly. I'm very happy with my black on blue. Good thing about the vinyl stripes, is they're fairly easy to remove and replace with another color if you change your mind. I've been toying in the future with getting some gun metal grey wide stripes put on - not too bright, not to dull... would play beautifully against the Kona blue and the gun metal stock wheels.
2012 GT500
Kona Blue Stripe Delete
Black Stripe Kit Added
Glass Roof
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