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#1 OFFLINE   art4tees

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Wanting to drive my 07 Shelby GT from Atlanta to Memphis for Christmas visit with family and friends. Anyone have any good reasons why it is not a good idea to drive the car? I only fear objects being possibly thrown from vehicles ahead of me on the interstate nicking the front of car. I have confidence in the car and it's fitness for a 1000 mile round trip over a week. Only has 10,000 miles on it now and running great. Any advice?
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

Other than weather related problems or worrying about what's happening to it when it's parked out of your sight I see no reason why you'd have any concerns. Enjoy the trip :)
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

If you're worried about chips on the front end get one of the front end bras that Gary Disney makes for shelby. They actually work very well for a trip like you are planning.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

I did a trip this year - the Team Shelby NE 50th event, CT to WV and PA. Had no problems. For your trip, however, I'd be concerned about ice and/or snow.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

I'd say go for it! They aren't flowers...

I drove from Jersey to Vegas for the 50th in March. Everyone told me I was nuts. I had a clear bra and new F1's.

Ran into snow, rain, sleet and sand storms. The car handle surprisingly good in the snow. Just take it slow and give plenty of space for stopping. Triple the normal space.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:20 AM

Weather.com has a Christmas forecast for each city, Atlanta & Memphis - based on that current forecast, it does not appear that you would encounter worse than rain.

For me, its showing rain AND snow - hopefully more snow!
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:36 AM

Thanks guys, I feel better about considering taking this trip in the Shelby as opposed to my Mazda.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

I guess I don't understand. Instead of reasons NOT to drive it, I can think of a dozen reasons TO drive it. It's not delicate! It's a Mustang! I've gotten a couple of chips and nicks, even a parking lot ding on the GT 500. However, I've never regretted driving it on a single trip I've taken! Not only do you get to enjoy the adventure in your favorite car, but you get countless comments from the people you have thrilled by just seeing it on the street. We've driven it from KY to Myrtle Beach, SC, Panama City, FL, and several times to the Smokey Mountains. I've got 35000 on my 07 and don't regret a one! Drive it!
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

I would be concerned about weather. Other than that I would do it. I've driven mine on several long trips.
Las Cruces to LA, Las Cruces to Denver then to Grand Canyon and back down to Las Cruces. Then I drove from
Las Cruces to Maryland. I'd have kicked myself if I had shipped or towed it. It's a fun car, enjoy it.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

I agree... And will drive it on the trip. Thanks guys and have a great holiday!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

Enjoy! :)
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words...

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This was taken near the TOP of Vail Pass (10,000' Elevation) on the 1,400-mile, 2-day drive home from the 50th BASH last March...

Trailer loaded with 1,500 # of catering equipment... Averaged 18 MPG while cruising at 75 MPH... Basically a "stock" SGT with Brembos, 4.10-gears and an 87-Octane "Highway" tune from Brenspeed...

And that was after a full weekend of Bash Activities (Shelby Run, Poker Run, Open Track and 2x Car Shows)... MEM to ATL should be a piece of cake :happy feet:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words...

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This was taken near the TOP of Vail Pass (10,000' Elevation) on the 1,400-mile, 2-day drive home from the 50th BASH last March...

Trailer loaded with 1,500 # of catering equipment... Averaged 18 MPG while cruising at 75 MPH... Basically a "stock" SGT with Brembos, 4.10-gears and an 87-Octane "Highway" tune from Brenspeed...

And that was after a full weekend of Bash Activities (Shelby Run, Poker Run, Open Track and 2x Car Shows)... MEM to ATL should be a piece of cake :happy feet:


Wow, that's bravery...on hi-Perf tires?


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Wow, that's bravery...on hi-Perf tires?


Yup... :whew:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

I say go for it. Have fun and show 'er off to the rest of the Fam. As carroll Shelby said "get your shelby out and drive it!!"

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Enjoy your car! I took mine on a few long-distance trips and had a blast!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Hope everything works out for you on the trip. When I go on a winter trip, I take my Dodge Ram 2500 with 4 wheel drive. I never worry about the weather or anything else.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words...

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This was taken near the TOP of Vail Pass (10,000' Elevation) on the 1,400-mile, 2-day drive home from the 50th BASH last March...

Trailer loaded with 1,500 # of catering equipment... Averaged 18 MPG while cruising at 75 MPH... Basically a "stock" SGT with Brembos, 4.10-gears and an 87-Octane "Highway" tune from Brenspeed...

And that was after a full weekend of Bash Activities (Shelby Run, Poker Run, Open Track and 2x Car Shows)... MEM to ATL should be a piece of cake :happy feet:


I love it!

You'll like these... Driving home from 50th.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

And I bet you had a blast cleaning it also Gator.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

these cars love road trips.....you will have a great time......enjoy.....Merry Christmas!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I love it!

You'll like these... Driving home from 50th.

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Gator's my Hero! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I love it!

You'll like these... Driving home from 50th.

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Gator's my Hero! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

I had my Coyote out in a fine mist today - does that count?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

I love it!

You'll like these... Driving home from 50th.

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jerseygator: You and I exist on different planets. I would NEVER subject my Shelby to what you do to yours. A high horsepower rear wheel drive car is just plain dangerous on snow and ice regardless of the tires you have. I actually felt physical pain looking at your engine compartment after the dust storm. After seeing you post, I went out to the garage and reassured my Shelby that she had nothing to worry about. As long as I am alive, that will NEVER happen to her!

Edited by IngotSilverSnake, 17 December 2012 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

jerseygator: You and I exist on different planets. I would NEVER subject my Shelby to what you do to yours. A high horsepower rear wheel drive car is just plain dangerous on snow and ice regardless of the tires you have. I actually felt physical pain looking at your engine compartment after the dust storm. After seeing you post, I went out to the garage and reassured my Shelby that she had nothing to worry about. As long as I am alive, that will NEVER happen to her!


That - is why he's my Hero! :rockon:

Her?.... :hysterical:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

They are meant to be driven not stored in a single viewer museum (garage). No need to take risks with weather, but just drive it!

That was what Carroll told me!!!
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

That - is why he's my Hero! :rockon:

Her?.... :hysterical:


Yep. She is a her!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Not that it added any more HP... But I did leave the trailer connected to the receiver hitch when I ran my SGT on the Dyno at S.A.M. And YES, there is even a video to prove it :camera:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

I'd say go for it! They aren't flowers...

I drove from Jersey to Vegas for the 50th in March. Everyone told me I was nuts. I had a clear bra and new F1's.

Ran into snow, rain, sleet and sand storms. The car handle surprisingly good in the snow. Just take it slow and give plenty of space for stopping. Triple the normal space.

Be safe and Merry Christmas!
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

And I bet you had a blast cleaning it also Gator.


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Gator's my Hero! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

I had my Coyote out in a fine mist today - does that count?


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jerseygator: You and I exist on different planets. I would NEVER subject my Shelby to what you do to yours. A high horsepower rear wheel drive car is just plain dangerous on snow and ice regardless of the tires you have. I actually felt physical pain looking at your engine compartment after the dust storm. After seeing you post, I went out to the garage and reassured my Shelby that she had nothing to worry about. As long as I am alive, that will NEVER happen to her!



A little elbow grease, well a lot of elbow grease! And the right products... No not Liquid glass...

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Made her look like new, no better than new... B)

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They are meant to be driven not stored in a single viewer museum (garage). No need to take risks with weather, but just drive it!

That was what Carroll told me!!!


I had to get home from the 50th... I have zero pull with mother nature. :shrug:


Not that it added any more HP... But I did leave the trailer connected to the receiver hitch when I ran my SGT on the Dyno at S.A.M. And YES, there is even a video to prove it :camera:

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TOP that JerseyGator...


Not even gonna try! :rockon:

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47,000 miles.... It isn't a FLOWER!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

Must be something in the water that makes you New Jersey guys drive these Shelby's cross country :worship: :worship:


It reminds me of the joke, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" To get to the other side... :hysterical2:

2009 GT500 "Stickers"
#1534 of 3004 coupes; #378 of 651 Performance White w/ Vista Blue stripes

Celebrity Pick All Fords Nationals, Carlisle 2010 "Clean & Correct"
Celebrity Pick All Fords Nationals, Carlisle 2012 "Track History"

47,000 miles.... It isn't a FLOWER!

Shelby Alcoa 20" rims w/ Nitto Invo's 255/35ZR front, 295/35ZR rear, Shelby LCA Relocation brackets; Shelby Short Throw Shifter, FRPP Cold-Air intake; FRPP Strut Tower Brace; JDM Engineering Tune; L&M Plenum (port matched blower); KR Exhaust; SPEC Super Twin S-Trim Clutch; AM Sequential taillights; CDC Hood Struts; Shelby Kicker Premium upgrade; Shelby GT500 Door sill; Lloyds GT500 floor mats, Visor and Dash plaque signed by Mr Shelby; Shelby 50th fender stripe... And decals GALORE!

 

TiltedKilt22014_zps2096ca67.jpg

 

2004 Jeep Rubicon Jeep wrote the book on 4X4
1931 Model A Pickup Original resotration

 





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