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Robert M

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  1. If you are asking about widest wheel size, and not widest tire on stock/oem wheels, I believe the 2013 owner below has 12" Alcoa's on the rear....... ^^^^^^^^^^and 10" Alcoa's on the front, I'm pretty sure. If I remember correctly this owner had asked me some questions about the 10"/12" Alcoa set up on my 2008 before he went into that project. R
  2. Hi Jer! I haven't seen any posts from you in quite a while. R
  3. The best handling upgrade I did to my 2008 Super Snake (after Shelby did what they did in Las Vegas) was to get those little 255 tires and the 9" wide Alcoa's off of the front and install 275's on 10" wide Alcoa's. My car is much more planted feeling in turns and I can take clover leaf exit ramps off of the interstate with much more confidence. I could tell a difference from the moment I turned out of my driveway and did a moderate/tight circle turn around the cul-de-sac at the end of my street. That was 6+ years ago and I have been happy with the front grip on my 2008 GT500 since that time. R
  4. Yes, those are the LC lines to the left of the pulley. My car was shipped back to me in late Jan. 2009 and it was the 725 w/KB 2.8, it is not LC'ed. I don't remember seeing the LC option until Jim Bell's Grabber Orange 2008 Super Snake was featured in one of the Mustang magazines and they were doing a 3.6LC install. I was thinking the 2.8LC option came later? I believe Jim Bell's GO 2008 3.6LC install was in a 2010/11 Mustang magazine....I think... R
  5. The reason why I asked is because the Liquid Cooled feature was not on the KB S/C's from that earlier time period. Kenne Bell developed and later offered the LC feature on the 3.6 and then later on the 2.8 and then 3.2, so that is why I was asking. I believe (but am not positive) that a non-LC 2.8 can be sent back to Kenne Bell for a LC upgrade, but I am not sure what that cost would be. It seems to me that the Liquid Cooled was first offered by KB in 2011 or so? <<I could be wrong. Those are Nice HP numbers! R
  6. Mick - Your car appears to have an earlier build number at 136, but I see a Liquid Cooled S/C that I am guessing is a 2.8 (not a 3.2), when was this car upgraded to a Super Snake? Robert
  7. Hi Mick - Beautiful Super Snake. I like the addition of the clear marker light lenses and the deletion of the ambers, that makes all of the difference in the world for a clean look on the front of these cars. When I hear "Down Under" I always think of two pictures I have in my archive............ and........ Congrats on a beautiful Super Snake! R
  8. I am in no way saying these fit properly, because I have no experience with them, but here is a clear cover set that is specific to the 2007-2009 Shelby GT500. They could be tinted to your preference?..... https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gts-gt0241c/applications/submodel/shelby-gt500?prefilter=1 ^^^^This GTS company also makes tinted covers for the same application............but they say something about Carbon Fiber look?? I wonder if these clear covers would be a wise investment to place over the expensive HID housings for protection? R
  9. The frames shown are not for sale, but the picture of the one shown in the original post is like the one I bought a few months ago on eBay. I had never seen another one like it and thought it was a later version offered by SPP that may have replaced the original billet aluminum frame, but maybe not. There is no part number or identifiers that I have found on the rear side. The checker flag engraving on each side, right and left bottom are pretty cool and give it more of a custom look and not so generic...... ^^^I keep it stored in the original blister packaging that came with the billet frame that is on my Super Snake. R
  10. If someone on here is changing their wheels, or decides to send their Super Snake back to Shelby for a wide body, I am interested in buying a set of the Satin Silver finish 2015/16 Super Snake wheels. If you have a set for sale, or know of a set for sale, please send me a PM. Thanks, Robert
  11. I had both driver and passenger sides replaced a couple of weeks ago on my 2008. The only parts replaced were the inflators behind the bags, what is seen while sitting in the driver and passenger seats were reused, no changes to the covers. I have pictures of each side being removed, the inflators replaced with the units laying on the work station and the re-install of each................and I am still getting recall notices!!! R
  12. ^^^^^That was my concern. I believe that the oem rails will remove without R&R of the blower, I have a set of oem stainless rails that have been polished and the solder flux removed while polishing, I may install them for right now. I got a length of correct cross-over fuel line from KB a while back to install on these polished rails and route around the back of the 2.8........................Maybe I will also do a test fit/install of the Shelby/Metco rails that I already own, just to verify the drivers side below the inlet....... R
  13. Has anyone installed a set of billet alum. aftermarket fuel rails on their KB Super Snake? Can they be installed without blower removal? The KB 2.8 specifically...... The drivers side under the inlet is where I have the concern. Since the inlet on the Kenne Bell blower does not unbolt just above the drivers side fuel rail (as some other blowers do), is there enough clearance under the inlet to remove the oem stainless rail and install the taller Billet alum. rail? R
  14. I think many 2007's sat for extended lengths of time, at the Ford dealerships with ADM's attached to the window sticker and in new owners garages as 500HP trophies. As owners we know that 3-4 weeks is about it with the background system energized and the "Theft" light steadily flashing in the instrument cluster, after that the battery will have a problem starting the car. I do not have an inside track to the SVE (Special Vehicle Engineers) who are left at Ford Performance, but I would guess that something was realized during that first year of production that caused this change? Was it the Ford technicians who had to put a jump box on the battery to start the car and they found the terminals to be close to the body? Was it too tight in and around the body and the passenger side hood hinge for jumper cable/jump box attachment? Were there owner complaints also? One thing we know for sure, the BXT-40R is still readily available at a local Ford dealership right now, so it is not like the battery was changed to a BXT-96R because the BXT-40R was being phased out of the Motorcraft battery line-up. Me personally, even though my 2008 came with a BXT-96R, as I took photos of earlier in this thread, I would like to change to the BXT-40R next time the battery needs to be replaced. It is not that I want to add an additional 5 pounds to the nose of my already heave GT500, but I keep my car on a Battery Tender and am careful "if" the car needs to jumper off. My only concern is my Shelby battery box/cover, if the BXT-40R does not fit within that cool looking cover.................it is a No-Go for the 40 series Motorcraft in my car. R
  15. It is shown in the GT500 Addendum, I would thing it would an assy. line install. R
  16. ^^^^I'm not sure how this double quoted?.......but anyway........ For some reason I was under the impression that a plastic spacer was used in the tray when the smaller 96R battery was installed? I did not remember any sort of spacer in my 2008 tray, but I assumed I missed it when I replaced my original 96R...... If Ford also changed the tray, that sounds like more that "using up inventory" of extra battery stock during 2008-2010 when times were hard. If the tray is also different, there was a reason for this change, throwing in an "extra/over stock" battery is one thing, but also changing the tray? There is more to this story than I think most have researched beyond...............Yes, the battery was bigger in 2007, that is a minor detail with a broader story behind this production change. Knowing how close my 96R battery terminals are to the firewall/cowl pinch weld and hearing that the 40R is an even larger battery in this same area, how close are those terminals to the metal body? That would be something to compare. Your average owner "may" have to connect battery cables to their GT500, was contact with the firewall/cowl metal a possible issue? <<Just asking, like I said, there was a reason to spend the additional engineering $$$ to make this production change. Also note, eventually the terminals were turned toward the front, like in 2010 or 2011. <<At that point, the battery wiring harness would also have to be redesigned. R
  17. Does anyone have the correct Ford part number for the battery blanket/shield that fits the BXT-40R? R
  18. I was on the phone with the Ford parts guy. The other posters on here have shown documentation that the 40 is larger in size. My Ford parts friend seemed to think it was smaller, but he was apparently mistaken. R
  19. I still would like to know why Ford made the change........there was a reason......... I think this is a great discussion, any of this type of information is important for the future collector. The 1993 and 1995 Cobra R's also had some battery differences, it seems that there were a couple of vendors for Ford Motorcraft batteries and some had labels and some had molded letters on the case, and then a couple of size differences also.............Those batteries I did picture document. R
  20. Since my 2008 did not come with a 40R and others have stated their 2008's did not come with a 40R, nor do they see any information in their 2008 GT500 literature mentioning any battery other than the 96R, why was the 40R not used after the first (one year) of 2007? The 40R is still in production today, why did the 96R come into play in the first place leaving the 40R basically a one year/first year only battery in the GT500? <<<Reminds me on the 2007 only harmonic balancer and the 2007 only trans. cross member with exhaust hangers.....There was a reason why it changed......but why? Production changes are made for a reason, I have never heard of Ford (or any other manuf.) making a production change for no reason. If the 40R would have been discontinued, that would be a Great reason, but it is still here. R
  21. I was think that Ford could have something like these batteries built to "their specs" as they do on other items, but maybe not? When I called my Ford parts friend, who sells Motorcraft batteries for Ford vehicles on a regular basis (both over the counter and shop replacements), and mentioned the BXT-40R, his first comment was "why would you want to put that little battery in your car"? <<He has just recently sold me a BXT-96R as a correct replacement for my 2008. I mentioned our discussion on here and so with that kind of comment from a Ford parts guy who is into this stuff 8 hours a day, I was kind of interested in what he is talking about, so a side-by-side comparo of these two current Ford batteries would be nice. R
  22. I could take pictures of the bottom side of my original battery....... What I would really like to do is go to my local Ford dealership and have my Ford parts friend pull both of these batteries out for a side-by-side comparison and take those pictures. They may also have a shipping scale there for weight compare? R
  23. ^^^^^Good info, thanks Mark. R
  24. I got 13 years out of an original assy. line Motorcraft battery in a 1995 Cobra R and 8 years out of an original in a 2000 Cobra R. I must admit, those batteries were on Battery Tenders when the cars were in the garage, so that may have helped the battery longevity. When they did die, there was no previous indication, I got in the car, turned the key, and there was not even a click on either one of them, they were just dead. Luckily both happened in the garage instead of out at a car show. R
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