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@  smokum : (15 June 2017 - 05:13 PM)

KONA BLUE ABSOLUTLY

@  scorp1 : (13 June 2017 - 07:05 PM)

"kona blue"

@  smokum : (12 June 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Anyone who wants to order a 2018 GT350 let me know ... it will be at MSRP +++ only

@  66gt350ps : (08 June 2017 - 04:01 PM)

Nice to see and hear so many new GT350 at SAAC42 at Indy.

@  Varkmaniac : (02 June 2017 - 06:28 PM)

law suit

@  mspenc45 : (31 May 2017 - 01:46 PM)

I've read 4000 or 4500RPM for launch, but anything more than your tires can grip and traction control will shut you down anyway!

@  3yellowgt350 : (30 May 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Took delivery of my triple yellow black stripes GT350 yesterday, First Shelby not to mustangs

@  smokum : (30 May 2017 - 11:39 AM)

Thank you MyPoorBrain ... sometimes I feel like your name !! appreciate

@  MyPoorBrain : (27 May 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Hey Don Nice Job as Moderator!!! Great info and Opinions!!

@  icemetal02 : (22 May 2017 - 11:48 AM)

oil filter leak

@  icemetal02 : (22 May 2017 - 11:48 AM)

oil filter leak

@  MyPoorBrain : (22 May 2017 - 09:47 AM)

.......owners manual says NO octane booster. (MMT) content.

@  MyPoorBrain : (22 May 2017 - 09:37 AM)

octane booster

@  Prowordsmith : (18 May 2017 - 12:58 PM)

builders plate

@  dearbornboy : (17 May 2017 - 04:07 PM)

Could anyone give me the best launch RPM to use in drag mode for the best ET"s

@  smokum : (02 May 2017 - 10:38 AM)

congratulations fastergt350 ... the wait is almost over !!!!!

@  fastergt350 : (29 April 2017 - 11:37 AM)

Ordered my GT350 in August, build week is 5/8/17. The Long wait is almost over,I can't wait.

@  0017GT350 : (28 April 2017 - 09:26 AM)

valve train noise

@  smokum : (25 April 2017 - 01:04 PM)

the GT350 should be around 4.3 and the R version should be about .04 less

@  smokum : (24 April 2017 - 09:47 AM)

congrats ...... wish i could have kept my 07 gt500 but traded it on my GT350


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#1 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

My car was built March 2nd and there was no word on the car and here we are on March 31. I called the SVT hotline and they said my car hasn't shipped yet and there's no information as to why. They thought it was odd so they recommended I contact my dealer and ask him to contact the regional rep to find out what the hold up is. So I did.

The regional rep told my dealer that there was something wrong with a door and they're "doing a repair." That's all my dealer was told by the regional rep. I was like "what does that mean?" And my dealer said he didn't know, could be paint work or could be a piece of interior trim.

Here's my car concern-if the door was dented, scraped, dinged up at the factory and they're repairing it I won't know the extent of the damage but if I ever sell the car the prospective buyer will find evidence of damage repair during a PPI and think I was in an accident! How do I find out what they're repairing? If it's interior trim I don't care. But if they're doing paint work I do care. What would you do if you found out the repair involves paint work?




#2 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:58 PM

How do any of us find out if repairs were done to our cars, while sitting around waiting to be shipped, or for whatever reason?   Sounds like a non issue to me.



#3 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

Umm, how do any of us find out if repairs were done to our cars? Well, in my case they told me they're repairing the car. That's how I found out. For $60K I'd like to not have a car that's in need of damage repair. Moreover, I'd like to know what exactly they're repairing.

#4 OFFLINE   johnny1

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

That's the sad thing of how they do it. When I ordered my 2005 GTO new I knew it would take 6 months to arrive from Australia. When it did you could see in direct sun light where they had spot painted and clear coated over a couple imperfections on the rear fascia. Also you could feel over spray on the quarter panels and taillights. GM would never disclose that it had a repair. Just said they were sorry. They cleaned off the over spray and replaced the tail lights. Ain't even right!!



#5 ONLINE   smokum

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:05 PM

I believe the plant will advise the selling dealer what damage occured and how it happened.

 

There are several protocals on what a dealer has to disclose and based on the type of damage and what was replaced and the total dollar amount.

 

Its a tricky situation but under a certain theshold the dealer doesnt need to disclose everything.

 

 

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#6 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

Thanks. This is very odd to me. How could there not be full disclosure from the dealer? If the factory tells the dealer everything about what happened, how it was repaired, and what it cost...how could it be allowed for the dealer to keep that information from me? Or better yet, why would that be allowed?

I know the car was damaged (they said so, that's why it hasn't been delivered). I know they're repairing it. Ok, the jig is up. They surely know I will not be satisfied with anything less than full disclosure.

Is there any way to work through all the middle men and find out what happened?

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

I just received my car. Well, I'm happy to report if they did anything to a door I can't find it. My dealer says it probably was something to do with a panel, something small. I fine tooth combed the hell out of it and I can't find anything! Haha. So I'm happy. Car is great. Dealer was great too.

#8 ONLINE   smokum

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

if your really concerned it about, go to a paint shop and see if they have a paint meter ..... this indicates the thickness of the paint and can show irregularities

of the paint and thickness

 

Most dealers when you trade a car in will put a paint meter on it to see if its been repainted

 

don


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#9 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

I was thinking about that...but actually the front splitter is my main concern. Don't want that bugger flying off. I nothing but love the car. Ford may have created the closest mechanical object to having a living soul that's possible. I would tell anyone--you need one of these. Period.

#10 ONLINE   smokum

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

review the splitter install by ford and and have another ford inspect the splitter for all bolts and more importantly the snap tabs are fully engaged into the bumper

 

Get comfortable with the install so you know inside and out than get the inspection and ask to be present when on the lift

 

 

don


Edited by smokum, 25 April 2017 - 12:57 PM.

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2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#11 OFFLINE   Peaven

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Thanks to this forum, I was able to ask the dealer about this before picking it up last Saturday and also get down on all 4's to inspect it...happily they did it right.  I looked at an Oxford White model at a different dealer that was not done correctly, and told them so.  Hopefully they'll correct it (they said they were going to check out the video) so the new owner doesn't have it shred at 100+.  Anyway Don, thanks for posting this.



#12 ONLINE   smokum

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

Thanks to this forum, I was able to ask the dealer about this before picking it up last Saturday and also get down on all 4's to inspect it...happily they did it right.  I looked at an Oxford White model at a different dealer that was not done correctly, and told them so.  Hopefully they'll correct it (they said they were going to check out the video) so the new owner doesn't have it shred at 100+.  Anyway Don, thanks for posting this.

 

Having had my splitter come off at speed .... no problem.

 

The screws .... attaching them wasnt that big of a deal on the second splitter, but getting the lock tabs on your splitter to fully engage into the bumper was the tricky part

 

Glad it helped

 

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1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

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