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  1. ...what today is really all about.
  2. Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help!
  3. A little help, please. When we moved, somehow some of my cleaning products didn't tag along. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the leather treatment I was using for the interior of the Shelby. So...can someone suggest something that they have had success with and can recommend? Thanks for the help!
  4. As did I. Hard to complain about that lifespan.
  5. R&R done! Piece of cake. Amazing how they know exactly how many months to warranty the darn things.
  6. Nope, this is the 2011. Believe it depends on the motor what size battery it is. Thanks, though.
  7. No that's a long run! Yep, gonna' swing by the dealer in the morning and pick one up. No reason to change that I can see. Thanks.
  8. Good points, thanks for the input.
  9. So...I keep a trickle charger on my battery when I'm not driving the Shelby. It has always done a great job of keeping the battery topped off. Now, however, the charger is indicating the battery is bad. I suppose that's possible since it's 8 years old. Now here's the two part question; what is the best replacement battery, and can I leave the trickle charger connected while replacing the battery so nothing in memory is lost? Thanks for your thoughts and advice.
  10. "And to clarify, the '84 and '15-'19 versions of the GT350 were not Shelby's?" Those were built by Ford and never saw the Shelby factory. You'll find countless pages of discussions on the site about what is and what isn't a Shelby; and I suppose it'll never end .
  11. Your best solution is to replace them with painted stripes. Solves the problem permanently. Not cheap, but the best way to go. Pretty sure once the silver stripes go, there's no bringing them back.
  12. Oh please! I suppose that's why they put a dial in the Expedition, to save weight. They did it to re use parts already in the supply line. You notice that statement came from a marketing guy, not an engineer? Anyone want to buy a bridge?
  13. I understand exactly what the car was built for, and I understand exactly how the paddle shifters work, have them now and had them in the past. But you'll not convince me that a stupid knob is appropriate on the center console to engage the transmission. I've used it recently and hated it. My friend who ordered a new Expedition didn't realize it came with the knob and he's really disappointed; says he hates it. I don't mind the automatic one bit, especially being an occasional "cars and coffee" crowd member that you disparage, BUT NOT A KNOB! Just sayin'....
  14. "And again, the car was designed to be very fast on a track. Which is really cool. If you want your shifter for cruising to cars and coffee car show, buy another car that better fits your style and stop whining on here." I don't care that it's an automatic, I JUST DON'T WANT A KNOB! And I'm not whining, just stating a fact. I like resting my forearm on the shifter; on a knob, not so much. Maybe I can get Weather-Tec to build a shifter to fit in the cup holder like they do the cell phone bracket
  15. Agree! And having been in my friends new Expedition a few times now with the shift dial/knob/selector or whatever the thing is, I can say it's a deal breaker for me and the new 500. It just doesn't work, at least for me. It's like being in a Tux with no shoes....just sayin'.....
  16. I agree. Having owned an '07 black SGT I've paid attention to their prices over the years. Some other things to affect the price are the wheels, the interior, sound system, stripe condition and things like that. Although these cars seem to be worth much more to us, the owners, in reality a pristine '07 is as Mongoose says above.
  17. While your talking to Ford, try and convince them to put a gear shift back instead of that stupid knob. As long as they're going to add a manual option they might as well just put the shifter back as well. Unless....they're going to add a manual option with a knob shifter
  18. Yep, they were a Shelby factory install. It's been a while since that iteration has been made so might be a tough find. If you're planning on keeping the car, I'd suggest getting them painted on and never have to worry about it again. The color is Guardsman Blue.
  19. I may have misspoke....the mounting hardware matches the paint color but the struts themselves are black with logos on them. If you scroll up in this thread you'll see my pic.
  20. The white ones I got matched perfectly, fortunately, but I can see where you might have to be a bit more careful. The install is much quicker than you might think. I can't believe how much nicer it is with them installed.
  21. Steven, Personally, I prefer the new automatics over the manuals. And with the paddle shifters one gets the best of both worlds. But, they really need to rethink that silly transmission knob instead of a gear shift...just sayin'....................
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