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@  dlaufman : (17 January 2018 - 09:45 PM)

GTv500

@  smokum : (16 January 2018 - 12:21 PM)

You probably not going to get alot of help on that car .... this site is mostly about the 15-18 GT350 models .... you need to go to site that specializes in those years of cars

@  Grl5252 : (16 January 2018 - 06:33 AM)

Just purchased 68 GT 350 looking for replacement parts,mostly interior

@  smokum : (15 January 2018 - 05:47 PM)

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@  skhilton53 : (05 January 2018 - 07:13 PM)

I have 1800 miles on 2017 GT350. When I was tracking it the dipstick kept coming out of the filler tube and enough oil to make a sizable cloud of smoke. Ford can't find anything wrong. Any ideas?

@  Fantiniastic : (31 December 2017 - 01:10 PM)

@Hell on Wheels I have just over 1000 miles on mine and I experience the same thing - don't think it's abnormal. I've read its an expected behavior of this engin

@  smokum : (30 December 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Try calling the hot line at FRPP .....

@  Hell on Wheels : (28 December 2017 - 09:58 PM)

My 2017 GT350 has 4000 miles on it. At about 2600 it started ticking upon acceleration and deceleration. There is a sweet spot in between. I've been told this is piston slap. Problem is it doesn't do it only when cold and doesn't go away when warmed up. This sound makes me cringe every time I drive the car. This sound can't be normal but Ford can't diagnose it. Help?

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:54 AM)

recaro

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:53 AM)

New to the group but i am looking to swap heated and cooled GT350 seats for GT350 track pack Recaro racing seats.. i know a lot of people don't like the feel of them but i personally love them my stupidity not getting them with the car when i bought the car. If anyone hears of anyone wanting to swap please let me known thanks

@  FLgt350 : (27 December 2017 - 06:56 AM)

Splitter letters

@  nfs1000f : (26 December 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Anyone want to sell me their factory car cover?

@  Fantiniastic : (24 December 2017 - 11:18 AM)

I've been driving around for the first 2 weeks of owning this car in normal mode with the exhaust, steering and shocks in sport. Had no idea how aggressive the ECU mapping was in SPORT. Holy cow!

@  smokum : (20 December 2017 - 01:00 PM)

mine isnt that bad .... no where near it ..... but once i reved to high and didnt have the clutch fully engage and got that smell .... it was my fault .. it did go away after a day ... i know better .. anyway go to your Ford store .... the clutch is covered for 12 mths or 12000 miles for defects ..... you might get lucky and get it replaced under warranty

@  Hitman1 : (19 December 2017 - 03:15 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 with just over 3000 miles has a burnt clutch/ burnt rubber smell coming from motor area and when A/C is turned on the cockpit is filled with the burnt smell. Regardless if I've been driving it or just sitting in the garage. Horrible smell emanating from engine bay... Any ideas? FYI - The clutch seems fine, no issues and has been driven correctly and easy in the first 3000 miles.

@  smokum : (14 December 2017 - 02:35 PM)

Rprout, my car consumes a quart about every 1200 miles give or take. I drive it aggresively on the streets using lots of high RPMS ... according to ford this is within normal limits of the design

@  Rprout : (13 December 2017 - 07:39 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 consumed 1qt in 920 miles - spirited street driving only - I see at least one person here with oil consumption issues. Anyone else? Remedies?

@  Foon : (08 December 2017 - 01:46 PM)

I changed dead battery in 2008 Shelby, now my instrument cluster is not working correctly. No fuel indication , no oil pressure indication,no blinkers or 4 ways(indication). All lights work but don't indicate. Did I blow a fuse, does the computer need reset??

@  smokum : (07 December 2017 - 03:30 PM)

Congrats tipmartinez ..... incredible car isnt it

@  tipmartinez : (05 December 2017 - 02:03 PM)

New member purchased a used 2016 GT350 in Aug. Loving it so far.


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#1 OFFLINE   Goody7

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 02:42 PM

Would some of you who have many miles on your GT tell me what kind of wear your seeing?




#2 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:35 AM

I dont expect much ..... $1600 for a new set of tires ..... 400 miles and counting

 

don


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2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#3 OFFLINE   GT_Dave

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

I've got about 9000 miles and a few autocross weekends included, been measuring the tread any chance I get and my MPSS tires are about 1/2 worn.



#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:43 AM

I went to a car show a few weeks ago and met up with two other GT350's and one car had 12k and still plenty of tread with one auto cross event.

 

Better than I thought. Obviously its all about how we drive the car ..... but I hope to get better than 12 k out of my tires 

 

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#5 OFFLINE   barstowpo

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:57 PM

My fronts are wearing much better than my rears.



#6 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:47 PM

Probably depends on how hard u drive it around corner and or how hard u accelerate regarding wear conditions between front and back tires

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#7 OFFLINE   Redneckangaroo

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:36 AM

Rear tires lasted 5000 miles on the Michelin factory and the fronts scrubbed out on the inner edges at 27000 miles . still had a lot left on them otherwise so a camber issue.

Fitted Nitto on the rear and they are still going great. finding tires is a hell of a job, I got mine from discount tires on Ebay and had my local guys fit them , Worked out a lot cheaper.

All i can find in brands that are sized for the 350 are Nitto, Pirrelli , michelin yokohama and bridgestone , actually getting the last two will take some detective work as the factory website lists them but local dealers cant find them :( 

I guess I was pretty hard on the rear tires for the first 5000 miles but what the hell its a sports car right .

 

Russ 



#8 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

Do you have a GT350 or GT350R?  In my searches, I've only found that Michelin offers the correct sizes for the GT350.  I'd be happy to have options, but I just haven't seen them for the non-R.



#9 OFFLINE   barstowpo

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

I just replaced my rears at 10,000. Fronts are still ok. This includes 3 track weekends and normally driving in sport mode on the street. I could have gotten another track weekend out of the rears but they were down to the wear bars so too thin for the street. I'm happy with this as I drive it like I stole it.



#10 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

I have talked to other owners who I met at various car shows and they had 12000 + miles and still had tread left to burn

 

don


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2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#11 OFFLINE   steveshaw03

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:14 AM

New to forum Tire question,

2011 GT 350 front tires are starting to wear or they are bouncing wearing every other knob if that makes since?  With car on lift and moving rim and tire back and forth the top of the strut moves would that be the problem?



#12 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

New to forum Tire question,

2011 GT 350 front tires are starting to wear or they are bouncing wearing every other knob if that makes since?  With car on lift and moving rim and tire back and forth the top of the strut moves would that be the problem?

 

2011 ?? is this Shelby American's 350 or did you mean the 15-16-17 GT350 ?

 

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#13 OFFLINE   Giulio24

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

This is a topic that I'm very concerned about. On my previous ride (2016 Golf R) I literally destroyed a set of Cup 2s in two and a half track days, plus ~1500 miles of city/highway driving. I'm worried that I'll have to get a brand new set of Cup 2s after every track day with my GT350R. This means that it would become basically impossible to spend the a weekend racing at Laguna Seca (~250 miles from where I live) and driving the car home afterwards.



#14 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

I would think that the R rubber would last a full three day track event at least .... I know spirited driving around town I think one can expect about 3000 miles ..... 

 

and be able to get home 

 

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#15 OFFLINE   Giulio24

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

I would think that the R rubber would last a full three day track event at least .... I know spirited driving around town I think one can expect about 3000 miles ..... 

 

and be able to get home 

 

 

don

 

I hope so! Otherwise I'm gonna have to start towing it everywhere, even to nearby racetracks


Edited by Giulio24, 26 July 2017 - 05:29 PM.


#16 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

I hope so! Otherwise I'm gonna have to start towing it everywhere, even to nearby racetracks

 

curious .... r u planning on getting track insurance ?

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#17 OFFLINE   Giulio24

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

curious .... r u planning on getting track insurance ?

 

don

 

Most likely. As I mentioned earlier my insurance will almost certainly cover on the track (I even had the policy reviewed by a lawyer) but I'll probably get track day insurance as well, just so that I can enjoy the car 100% worry free


Edited by Giulio24, 27 July 2017 - 11:41 AM.


#18 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:18 PM

Most likely. As I mentioned earlier my insurance will almost certainly cover on the track (I even had the policy reviewed by a lawyer) but I'll probably get track day insurance as well, just so that I can enjoy the car 100% worry free

 

 

FWIW ..... I know of no insurance co that will cover your car if your doing a road or auto cross event. 

 

Smart move on the extra insurance

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006





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