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@  HolidayFordG... : (19 August 2017 - 04:03 PM)

have two identical avalance gray 17 GT350's with electronics package, recaros, and stripe delete. $1,800 UNDER MSRP

@  jwstudt : (17 August 2017 - 12:43 PM)

17 avalanche gray electronics and black stripes. pm if interested

@  smokum : (17 August 2017 - 09:58 AM)

JUST CHILLIN GHOUST ...... AND YOU ?

@  Ghoust : (15 August 2017 - 04:36 PM)

Whats up guys.

@  2017Shelby526 : (13 August 2017 - 12:06 PM)

Anyone notice paint chips along the edge of the hood nearest to the windshield of their 2017 GT 350??

@  scorp1 : (01 August 2017 - 11:56 AM)

thanks @ameapm2000 @smokum, configurator is now updated to 2018

@  HolidayFordG... : (29 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

got a 2017 GT350 with electronics package, recaros, stripe delete for $1,000 below MSRP, PM me if interested

@  smokum : (27 July 2017 - 08:34 AM)

scorp1 send me a pm on what your looking for

@  ameapm2000 : (26 July 2017 - 10:02 PM)

@scorp1 check ford's website they added 2018 mustang configurator.

@  scorp1 : (25 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

@smokum howdy!, would you or anyone else have any leads on the 2018 gt350 in kona blue?

@  Tommyboy : (25 July 2017 - 02:59 PM)

What's that wire attached to the hood screen? Is that some sort of ground?

@  smokum : (17 July 2017 - 12:05 PM)

the administrators did a software update to the site a few days and the new software and "LIKE BOXES" dont seem to like one another. As you have seen your like boxes are temp down and we are working to restore them

@  gtcrackers : (11 July 2017 - 09:08 PM)

Wheel color

@  GT350 Guide : (11 July 2017 - 07:50 PM)

sorry for the downtime today as we moved to a faster server -

@  KT/GT : (10 July 2017 - 10:29 AM)

I'm going to use Motul motor oil for my track use and was looking for suggestions on the oil filter to use. Best I can find is guys are saying to stick with the Ford OEM filter. Any suggestions?

@  KT/GT : (10 July 2017 - 10:28 AM)

I figured out how to disable to default valves in the pipes so the car's exhaust can be in track/sport mode all the time. With the car running and the exhaust in track mode (valves open) just unplug the wire connection at the rear of the car right by the exhaust tips. The valves must be open when you do this as the wires disconnected keeps it in whatever position they are in when you disconnect them. When you start the car it shows you a warning that the exhaust mode is not available but it goes off in 2 to 3 seconds and you do not have to hit "ok" to get rid of it. Much easier than changing it to track/sport mode each time.

@  smokum : (10 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Million dollar question ..... I would read the posts under oil consumption and you will get a better idea.

@  pguile131 : (09 July 2017 - 08:11 PM)

What is normal oil consumption

@  JohnCappola : (08 July 2017 - 10:05 AM)

I am new to this forum and would like to learn more about the 2016 Shelby GT-350.

@  KT/GT : (03 July 2017 - 06:08 PM)

I also will be using this car on the track and I have been told to disable the air bags as they have been activating on the rumble strips. Is this as simple as taking out a fuse?


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#1 OFFLINE   ingram4868

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

I have enjoyed many Mustang discussion groups since Al Gore invented the internet. ;)   When it comes to Ford's high performance/specialty Mustangs the topic of Ford offering an automatic seems to push enthusiasts into very entrenched camps.

 

In recent times Ford offered the MACH 1 with an automatic.  It did not ignite a buying frenzy but then it was at the end of the SN95 life cycle.

 

Shifting gears in a performance Mustang with a great exhaust can be a thrilling experience but there are so many times that I wish I had a quality performance automatic (ala Porsche/BMW).

 

So now we wait to see what the 2016 holds for us.






#2 OFFLINE   66gt350ps

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

Having a semi-auto with paddle shifters is way overdue.  I have them on my 2014 Explorer Sport, of all things, but it is not available as an option on a performance Mustang.  Annoying!



#3 OFFLINE   ingram4868

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

Having a semi-auto with paddle shifters is way overdue.  I have them on my 2014 Explorer Sport, of all things, but it is not available as an option on a performance Mustang.  Annoying!

I agree, a good auto tranny is overdue.  I think GM charges 2k for theirs and I would gladly pay that for a Mustang auto.  BTW,  how is the weather in Hawaii.  It is getting really cold in Nevada.  We drove over the Sierra's today by Lake Tahoe and there is snow in the woods and alongside the road.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

My 1969 Mach1 428 SCJ is an automatic.  I am going to change it to a Ford top-loader four speed though.  Quite an easy change and I have all of the parts/pieces.

 

The big question will be: Will the 2016 Shelby GT350 offer an optional automatic transmission?  GT350s did have them from 1966-1970 and again from 2011-2014.


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#5 OFFLINE   66gt350ps

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

The early GT350 had and automatic, most in the Hertz models, that was a modified C4 with a different servo.  The 2011-13 GT350 offered an auto in the non-aspirated (i.e., no supercharger) model only with 430 HP.  No figure has ever been released on the max HP rating for the Ford automatic.  Meanwhile, GM has performance Cadillacs with an auto, as does Bentley, Maserati  and a host of other high power exotics.  All come with paddle shifters.  Where is Ford's answer?

 

Ingram:  Hawaii weather the usual boring 75-80 degrees right now with 10-12 mph trade wind breezes, partly cloudy skies with occasional showers and rainbows, 75 degree ocean, 2 to 5 ft. surf and bikinis everywhere.  Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island did get some snow last week. 

 

I had a good run in my 2011 GT350 (624 HP) to and from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe in July.  A real blast to let it stretch it legs before sending it back home. 


Edited by 66gt350ps, 16 October 2013 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

I think the difference is that GM has the Cadillac line, which does share some components with Chevrolet.  Of course, Chevy also has the Corvette, which can also funnel parts between Cadillac and the Camaro too.


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#7 OFFLINE   ingram4868

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

I think the difference is that GM has the Cadillac line, which does share some components with Chevrolet.  Of course, Chevy also has the Corvette, which can also funnel parts between Cadillac and the Camaro too.

Good point, it helps to spread their engineering costs over several platforms.  If the development costs are too high for Ford to make a performance tranny perhaps they could consider buying the technology and product from the Porsche/BMW folks.  It would not bother me if there were a few more "World" parts in the car.


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#8 OFFLINE   66gt350ps

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:37 PM

Ford has the SVE/SVT/Ford Racing division with there own assembly shop.  I am sure the development capability is there.  It is up to the bean counters to give us the performance options.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

Ford has the SVE/SVT/Ford Racing division with there own assembly shop.  I am sure the development capability is there.  It is up to the bean counters to give us the performance options.

 

I wonder if Ford SVT had to design or source their own auto transmission how expensive it would be?  I could see assembly plant cooperation and E.P.A. compliance being cost factors too?


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#10 OFFLINE   66gt350ps

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

They managed with their other Chinese made trannies.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

I'm totally OK with an automatic being offered in the GT350 so long that's in not in an "R" or race version.  If you want an auto trans., you should also get in bundled with a SYNC, MyFord, Heated seats and other goodies not meant for road course work.  :bliss:


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#12 OFFLINE   sharon

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:13 PM

I agree not the R


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'm totally OK with an automatic being offered in the GT350 so long that's in not in an "R" or race version.  If you want an auto trans., you should also get in bundled with a SYNC, MyFord, Heated seats and other goodies not meant for road course work.  :bliss:

 

If they allow the GT350R to be equipped with an automatic transmission, it will be time to get the pitchforks out and march on Ford! :depressed:



#14 OFFLINE   ingram4868

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

I am curious why it is objectionable to have an auto option in any vehicle?  There are so many quality performance built automatics throughout the auto industry.  Most are so sophisticated that they need a series of computers and sensory inputs to make them work properly.  Could it just be the added costs of these devices that Ford wants to avoid?

 

Granted the performance automatics in the BMW/Porsche/Nissan cars push into the $100,000 plus range but we see a lot of GT500 owners buying the Super Snake packages which also approach the 100k prices.

 

Ford must have had these discussions many times over the years.  I would love to read about Fords rationale.  Not to argue the issue with them but just to understand why they option a pretty good manual tranny and just a so-so automatic option.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

I'm totally OK with an automatic being offered in the GT350 so long that's in not in an "R" or race version.  If you want an auto trans., you should also get in bundled with a SYNC, MyFord, Heated seats and other goodies not meant for road course work.  :bliss:

 

 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

I think paddle shifters are fine in the other Mustang offerings but I would prefer a slick shifting 6 or 7 speed in the new GT 350. Too many manufacturers are dropping the manuals. Me ~ I still love to shift.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

I’m ready for an auto. Give me the paddle shift. That would be so sweet for the track. Just give me big brakes and a big gas pedal.  :-)


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

Just give me big brakes and a big gas pedal.  :-)

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

i know a guy running an auto in a Roush with 700+ hp and holding up very well street and strip Stage 3.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:57 AM

Do you know what automatic?






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