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#91 OFFLINE   2010KonaBlueGT

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

I called my dealer and had him modify my order and go stripe delete. I figured this car is going to attract enough unwanted attention without the addition of a set of bold "LOOK AT ME" stripes. I can just see me cruising down the freeway and having the stripes attract the attention of a CHP or Sheriffs helicopter from 5 miles away, I might as well put large numbers on the roof to make tracking me easier. Just because I am paranoid, doesn't me they aren't out to get me.


What color is your car? I know the CHP *loved* my "Speeding Ticket Red" Pontiac Grand Prix GTP.

I caught 2 speeding tickets within one month when I was commuting between Prunedale and San Jose.

Not that I wasn't speeding, just that I got caught twice within a month!

Thankfully, they were in two different counties and I was able to take traffic school for BOTH...because they crossed each other in the mail (LOOPHOLE!).


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:00 AM

Knightowl, where did you find your stripes? You have the ones I want to get.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

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


Gotta have the stripes. I prefer the wide stripes. I know people have mentioned that with no stripes the car is kinda stealthy under the radar. It's a Shelby GT500, I don't think they can be stealthy under the radar, it's not in the cars nature. But anyway, Live with the no stripes for a little bit. Than put the stripes later on, vinyl, not painted on. Once you live with no stripes and stripes for a while you might be able to pick what you like best for the look of your car. Whichever way you go you'll still have an awesome car.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

I've had 3 Shelbys with stripes and now my most recent is a '11 Super Snake and I have no stripes because it has no upgraded exterior parts or badges. Just a black mustang with the little cobra emblems on the side and the grill.

After driving GT500s for a few years, I don't care to impress strangers or valet kids anymore. I just want to enjoy the car with my girlfriend.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

.........my most recent is a '11 Super Snake and I have no stripes because it has no upgraded exterior parts or badges. Just a black mustang with the little cobra emblems on the side and the grill.


You bought a GT500 and had Shelby upfit it to a Super Snake, or you bought a Super Snake and removed all of the Super Snake identifying parts from it?

I have to wonder, why?


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

Bought the Super Snake from a previous owner. He had a mishap with the front bumper cover. I Replaced the cover and, at that point, I got rid of the extraneous parts and replaced the hood because it buckled at high speed. I had to ditch the wheels so I could fit the tires I wanted. The hood was terrible, anyways. After all that, it seemed silly to have just some of the Super Snake parts. I saw the car all black and clean without the extras and loved it that way.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

Bought the Super Snake from a previous owner. He had a mishap with the front bumper cover. I Replaced the cover and, at that point, I got rid of the extraneous parts and replaced the hood because it buckled at high speed. I had to ditch the wheels so I could fit the tires I wanted. The hood was terrible, anyways. After all that, it seemed silly to have just some of the Super Snake parts. I saw the car all black and clean without the extras and loved it that way.


Wow, you're a bigger man than I am!

I'd die before I paid SS prices, then removed any signs of it being a SS.

Hell, I have that *now*!


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PURCHASED AND AWAITING INSTALLATION: Shelby/Metco Fuel Rails - Shelby Alcoa Forged 20" Dura-Bright Super Snake Style Wheels - Shelby Billet Aluminum Fuel Door - NMB2 2-Stage WOT Box - Granatelli Motors Tire Fryer Line-lock - ZEX N2O kit - Ford Racing Lighted Sill Plates w/Ford Racing logo.

 

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:58 PM

I am in the same boat and have the same car as stewarbc. I love the clean look of the Perf. White and like that is has black seats with no stripes on them. My choice is wide matte black but cannot decide either. One question for any other Perf White owners. My front and rear bumpers do not match the car well. They are a warmer tone. I am looking to put on a clear bra, that makes white look a little warm also. Anyone else experiance this...

Back on topic... Whatever makes you happy. One thing that is good is that you can always take them off.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

The car was purchased from a previous owner who had the package installed. So I didn't pay quite as much for the car as someone would as new. Also, after having a few Shelbys, all my friends are no longer impressed and I don't really care to impress any strangers. I'd rather have a solid hood than the fancy impressive fiberglass.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:49 AM

Hey fbbob96.......sorry, haven't been online in awhile!

To answer your question regarding the matte black stripes on my car, it came factory that way from Ford......Sherwood Ford in my neck of the woods received a shipment of cars last year from an Ontario dealership. I'm guessing the dealership may be able to duplicate hopefully but I see you're checking into that.

Good luck in your hunt and hope you find what you're looking for.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:36 PM

Fbbob96 - did you get your stripes installed yet? Hope they turned out well. I had matt black wide stripes added to my stripe delete car by the dealer. The installer goofed up the spacing and centering on the hood/frt bumper stripes, but cheerfully re-did them at his expense. End result is perfect. Loving them every day.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I am getting ready to install stripes on my car. After seeing Amigo's car I was hooked. I am putting on the wide double stripes. Where can I go to get the spacing between them? Thanks for any help.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

I have a Kona blue that came with the white stripes. I kept seeing the exact same color combo in my area multiple times I ended up removing the stripes and cant be happier! Its subtle now and more like a "sleeper".

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

I'll confess that I merely went to a local dealer that had a striped Shelby in the showroom, explained that I need to measure the stock spacing for the stripes, then gave that data to my installer. It paid off because I got them perfectly positioned. Good luck.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thanks... I do not know of any dealers that have one in the area. Kind of hoping someone could take a ruler out and give me the spec.. Thanks
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

I really like the stripes, but personal pref for my DD would be side stripes only.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

After going to Missouri last year to the Shelbyfest in Hermann, I decided to get stripes for my 2011 SVTPP Kona blue stripe delete. I ordered a really cool color that matches my stock rims is a dark metallic silver and got them from John Farmer. I got the regular wide stripes as I like their look. I only had the lower rocker panel stripes put on as I my wife and I are not sure about placing the other stripes on the car. I do have them but really like just the side stripes as it sets the car off in a subtle manner.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

I am getting wide matte black on my car tomorrow. Saw amigo's car and had to have it. Also just got my BMC Black Mamba hood. very high quality piece.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Question for you BMC hood users. I am looking to ask my body shop to mount the hood vents and blend them into the hood as to see no seams. Has anyone else done this? I see no reason to "mount" them so they can be removed. Dirt and water collection points as I see it. I already don't like that the engine will be getting dirty quite often. Additionally has anyone fabricated a hood blanket and installed the rear weather seal against the cowl?
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