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  1. Enjoy your car, if you want to mod it do it. I know a lot of people do it but I could never see the point of keeping a car nice fpr the next owner and not having fun with it. I bet Carrol Shelby would have a bigger smile on his face if he sees a GT500 raced on a road race track or a dragstrip as opposed to one that is kept in a plastic bubble in a garage. No doubt modding the car is going to hurt the resale down the road. Most people buying a collector type car want stock, but tasteful upgrades, bolt-ons and known problem upgrades dont hurt resale that much but they do narrow the field of buyers. OTOH having a 1/4 panel replaced after an accident will kill resale more than pulley/tune, wheels/tires, suspension etc. Depends if you bought it for an investment or to have fun with it, if you enjoy driving it do the bolt ons and keep the stock parts. The new GT500s are really nice cars as-is, myself I wouldnt change much.. I dont see the money on these getting huge even after 30 years, all depends on how wealthy the kids are that lusting after these in 20-30 years are.
  2. Unless you are daily driving on the autobahn next to playing school children I would get it fixed at a tire store.
  3. 75w140 LS mobil 1 synthetic already has limited slip additive in it ( thats what the LS means), so putting another 4oz of ford XL3 in there pretty much doubles it up. If the dealer pours an extra bottle of XL3 in it will quiet down as well..
  4. +1 I just replaced the clutches in my 2011 GT diff (after burning the stockers up) with the GT500 carbon clutches. Filled it with one bottle of ford friction modifier and 75w140 Gl-5 synthetic and it moans around turns just like my old 2010 GT500 did. The stock GT clutches were absolutely silent on tight turns but they didnt last but one dragstrip pass when one tire started spinning.
  5. I have read on a couple forums that the ESC 'sport mode' programming also changes the EPAS on the 2011 cars. Like I said the adjustable EPAS is just a software change so its POSSIBLE putting it in sport mode does change the steering, I didn feel it myself so i was just wondering if it was true or internet rumor or the usual wrong Ford info like the aluminum driveshaft..
  6. +1 On the 11's I read that sport mode is supposed to change the steering feel some, not sure how true that is, It doesnt seem to change the steering on the '11 GT I have, wondering if it does on the '11 GT500.
  7. It was exceptional weather and a well prepped track, but thats where internet times come from. You seldom see someone from Colorado's 1/4 mile times getting much attention I agree, I dont take those magazine 1/4 mile times on stock tires very seriously on cars that are very traction limited. So I search around to see what people really run with them with some decent tires. If you look around there is a guy with slicks on an otherwise stock 2011 GT500 that ran 11.30s, then the same car on race stars skinneys/DRs ran 11.11 in good weather which is very impressive for sure. But I doubt most buy a Boss 302 or GT500 for a drag car, lot of other much cheaper options out there if ETs are your goal.
  8. Agreed, but thats all hardware, the adjustable EPAS is just software. Would be nice if that could be programmed into the 2011s.
  9. Thats what GOOD TIRES means, duh.
  10. Seeing the regular GT gets the adjustable EPAS for 2012 I would assume the GT500 gets it as well.
  11. Just read that same mag waiting at the tire store today. A new Boss 302 ran this the other day, with good tires and air: http://www.streetfire.net/video/2012-ford-mustang-boss-302-dragstrip-run_2229071.htm Personally I'd rather have a GT500, if the Boss 302 was 35K it would be a different story.
  12. Nice. You will not regret the Roushcharger if you go that route, it puts a smile on my face every day.
  13. When you go to sell either car the trade in and private sale numbers will reflect what people are really paying for the car. MSRP means little anymore after the last few years of invoice minus 2-5000.00 dollar rebates to anyone. GT500s are very limited and they have a solid customer base, just the 03-04 Cobras that are still bringing good money for a nearly 10 year old mustang. Of course there are a few people out there that will pay MSRP for a new C6 but not that many any more, thats the guy who will take it in the shorts come trade-in time. I dont know why all the comments on the 08+ C6 interiors, they are a lot nicer than the earlier ones. Have to remember that that teh Vette is lightweight spotys car with 50/50 weigth distribution. To do that you need to make compromises on everything ahead of the rear wheels to acheive that on a front engined car. I didnt think the GT500 inerior was that awesome, the E92 M3 I replaced the the 2010 GT500 with has a what I would call a nice interior and the rear seat has more room to boot so its all kind of relative. Honestly in some sick way I like the interior of the base 2011 GT better than the Shelby, it reminds me of the old no-frills muscle cars, plastic steering wheel and all lol. Congrats on the new car, IMO a c6 Z06 is one of the few world class cars you can buy for under 100 grand, its a winner on all fronts.
  14. Tighter the posi clutches and more you see it happen, GT500s (and even my 2011 GT) has an extremely tight clutch pack. Same with my E92 M3, I have had plenty of other cars with a posi/limited slips that didnt do it, and like I said there are various types of limited slip rears that arent capable of doing it by design. Take a car for a drive with a detroit locker and everything else will seem quite If one wheel spins only in a straight line then you have problems, but the inner wheel in a turn wants to go the same speed as the outer wheel even though its covering less distance, doesnt really matter if its IRS or not, just some differentials handle it better than others. Not to mention some tires make more noise than others when they slip, so thats another factor.
  15. Its normal, in tight turns one tire wants to spin faster than the other, these cars have a tight posi and the inside tire will spin if traction is limited. Normally the clutches in the rear would slip on tight turns (thats what the 'groan' is that a lot complain about), but the diff oil being cold, summer only tires and cold streets the inner tire will spin with a good working posi. An open differential wont do that, nor will a torsen type or a G80 that work on RPM before it locks. My BMW M3 will spin the inner tire when its cool out and the tires arent very grippy, it has an very tight posi, even has the same groan in tight turns as these 8.8s when its hot and dry
  16. If you are towing a car get the bigger 16" tires and axles, the 5200lb axles and 225ST15 tires WILL blow out in the summer on hot asphalt. I towed a 28' all around the country for a year and put 7 tires on it. The next trailer I had built with the 6K axles (whopping 200.00 upgrade) and 16" tires and went two years and never had a tire issue. Trust me blowing out 3 Chinese 15" trailer tires and having only 2 spares will ruin your trip pretty quick. I used to carry 4 spare tires and wheels, PITA. I easily towed a 28' tag with a SRW duramax pickup, just have to get a good equalizing hitch and make sure and check tongue weight, forget about a 1500 pickup when going over 24 foot.. 5th wheel is nice but with a 27' V-nose you will need the pickup but to haul stuff. V-nose trailers are nice but a lot of wasted space up front in the V. As far as brand I used a local trailer builder (Continental Cargo), lots of good trailers out there and lots of bad ones - lots of sheet metal screws holding them together and scothlock conectors on the wiring can cause headaches. You can save a lot of cash if you can get lucky and find a one or two year old trailer that was lightly used. If you buy one form a racer (like me) no matter what they fall apart after a few years unless you go into the real high dollar stuff, as much as I tried to take of them they just start falling apart if you use them every weekend.
  17. I'd be happy with the 2011 GT500 engine in a base 2011 Mustang GT with an auto. Call it a poor man's Cobra Jet. Be close to a 10 second car on drag radials stock and could probably be priced around 37K.
  18. I park next to nice cars all the time to help them out, I dont door ding them though lol. But i'm sure when they walk up and see my truck parked next to them they freak out until they get close enough to see I left a good distance between them. Sometimes its just an old man/old lady and they tend to park next to the nicest car in the lot, have no idea why but they always do, and they are usually driving '79 T-bird or something with 6' long doors. These cars are door ding magnets - nice, long flat sheetmetal just begging for it. It sucks, but the sad fact is most likely he dinged your car by accident (98% of the motoring public can care less about a Shelby Mustang, a car is a car to them), but you scratched his truck up on purpose.
  19. I didnt like the black unpainted lower parts at first. But after running over a semi tire carcass on the highway and scraping up the front splitter, rocker panel and rear lower bumper I was sure happy to be able to replace all those parts in about an hour with no paint work. Those early avalanches looked pretty bad, especially if someone waxed it and got regular car wax all over that black plastic..
  20. I was just kidding about the mods, I'm sure you are a bit gun shy about them at the moment but the quest for more power never ends. I drove a new SHO for a month when they first came out and was surprised how nice of an overall package it is.
  21. Congrats on the SHO, nice cars. So what kind of mods are people doing to them
  22. Its your fault because you bought the car, thats pretty much the attitude I got from the dealers around here. FWIW my antenna was very loose when I got it, I just tightened it myself, cheap plastic...
  23. Dont feel bad, for 70K the 2011 M3 that replaced my GT500 doesnt have ANY gauges except for oil temp. No way to see water temp, voltage, oil pressure at all, I'm sure some of it is accessible via OBD but my scanners wont show it. But yea, Ford hasnt had a real oil pressure gauge, except in some trucks, since the late 70s. ♦
  24. Mine had what started as a slight hiss and turned into a moan at 45- 50mph at 1500 miles that would vibrate the mirrors. It was the differential side bearings. Not talking about the sharp turn posi-clutch moan, different noise. I remember there was a production hold in 2010 for carrier bearings, maybe some got through and mine was one of them if thats the bearings they were talking about..
  25. Sure the bars are consistent, what I was saying is they are consistently too long from day one I dont think it hurts a thing, it may even be done on purpose, maybe there was clearance issues on older ones, who knows..
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