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@  smokum : (17 November 2017 - 01:29 PM)

pm sent PSU Alumm2

@  PSU Alumm2 : (17 November 2017 - 11:55 AM)

I placed an order and paid for the License plate holder that is listed on this site on the 15th & to date I have not gotten any shipping info. Also sent an email with no response. Any suggestions? It is through registry market place.

@  smokum : (15 November 2017 - 12:54 PM)

welcome gss716 ...... enjoy the car !!!

@  gss716 : (13 November 2017 - 02:08 PM)

gss716 just joined 2017 gt350 white blue stripes 100 miles and counting

@  smokum : (07 November 2017 - 08:46 AM)

ROAD READY ... I hope your ok .... sounds like the car has had better days ... really sorry to hear .... hope you had track insurance on the car

@  cohibaguerrero : (06 November 2017 - 01:17 PM)

lowering seat

@  roadready : (05 November 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Hey new to forum have 2017 gt 350 beware of oil filter coming loose.I was at watkins glenn for track day oil filter came loose and 10 quarts of oil leaked out in nothing flat nailed wall wiped car. Please check filter torque every 500 miles this happened at 625 miles since I checked filter torque. Do not want to see anyone hurt. Be safe.

@  JLRX : (30 October 2017 - 07:43 PM)

Registry Marketplace - any issues/complaints?

@  JLRX : (30 October 2017 - 07:40 PM)

Registry Marketplace

@  smokum : (27 October 2017 - 11:17 AM)

Unless you already have, I would post this under racing ..... but I think you will be fine. I am sure your not the first GT350 to run that track.

@  G3012 : (26 October 2017 - 06:54 PM)

I have had my Metallic GT350 for a little over a year now, and love to drive it. The mountains of Northern CA (Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties) are a drivers dream. I also went to Utah for the 2 day school that was way too much fun. I now am planning on some track days out here in the west, but must meet their sound limits. Sonoma and Thunderhill have a max of 103db, while Laguna Seca are as low as 94 some days. How loud is this monster? Has anyone had any issues on track days for noise? Has anyone been to Sonoma or Thunderhill with their GT350 and had any issues? Thanks for the help,

@  smokum : (24 October 2017 - 03:24 PM)

Any current production car its hard to tell if it will be a collectible or not. I honestly don't see that with the GT350. I dont think it will affect value since it was a warrantied item. Its unfortunate that this is happening but you are getting a new engine which is the right thing to do with Ford. I don't think Ford will replace the car. I suggest if you want a better sample of opinion to start a thread in the appropriate section

@  tedstefaniw : (24 October 2017 - 10:17 AM)

Hey members, would like some Opinions. I purchased my 2016 GT350 late march this year from Levittown Ford NY. I was getting some serious engine knocking noise when starting the car. Had it in the dealer three times, first in July to get it checked, they couldn't diagnose. after keeping the car for days. 2 weeks ago car lost almost all the oil, due to the Oil filter backing out! Most likely due to the excessive engine vibration(rods/lifters?). Destroyed my driveway and my Jobs parking lot. Finally this last time they told me I need a new long block! No problem thay will order new engine. My gripe is I want a new car, I didn't pay over sticker for the best Mustang ever built to get a engine replacement after 6 months. Not to mention , if I ever want to sell the car what this would do to it's resell value. Opinions please?

@  vaf2314 : (23 October 2017 - 01:38 AM)

warmup

@  smokum : (22 September 2017 - 07:47 AM)

all sales request need to be directed at the bottom of the site under SALES

@  mpow1968 : (15 September 2017 - 11:09 AM)

2017 Shelby Gt 350 at sticker price, Contact me at mpowers@driveprime.com

@  smokum : (29 August 2017 - 08:53 AM)

CHECK THIS OUT http://www.lethalper...-tuner-kit.html

@  jlbost13 : (25 August 2017 - 01:44 PM)

Ordered Pro Charger / Injectors and Borla Exhaust for my GT350! Has anyone done these stle mods and had good results?

@  Texas Voodu : (25 August 2017 - 08:47 AM)

I am going to check it out !!

@  smokum : (25 August 2017 - 08:27 AM)

there is a You Tube comparison of the GT350 and the Roush's various upgrades. No disrespect to a Roush but the two cars dont even come close


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#1 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:54 PM

I finally decided that it was time to figure out something for a front license plate bracket since here in Texas where it is required by law.  I didn't see any need to draw more attention to the car from the local "men in blue" so I set out looking for a solution.   After a quick internet search, I didn't find any options that I was thrilled about, so I took it upon myself to make my own bracket.

 

After reviewing the front end, I decided that the best solution was to fabricate a bracket that would install in the lower "egg crate" grill below the front bumper.  I came up with a design that would let me install the bracket without removing the grill which appeared to be too time consuming for this project.

 

I ended up with two 12" bracket bars, one bracket with T-nuts that was placed behind the egg crate grill and another bracket that was fit to the outside of the grill which bolted to the inner bracket. This outer bracket also holds the two arms that bolt to the license plate. I also placed rubber weatherstrip on both brackets to the side the touches the grill. The inner bracket was made wide enough that when turned sideways, it fit through the opening in one of the grill holes. I used tie straps through the grill like a "lasso" to direct it into alignment inside the grill. During installation, I had to be careful that it didn't fall in behind the grill.   I also tied a strap to the last hole just in case the inner bracket got away from me and fell out of reach.  Once installed, and secured by the three bolts,  the tie straps were cut and removed. (Note - the long bolt in the second photo was only used to align the inner bracket and was eventually replaced with a shorter bolt.)

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   b17drvr

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:37 PM

Looks good!
I did the Craig's bracket. There are not many choices out there. You should make up kits and sell them.

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#3 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:43 AM

nicely done sir !

 

 

don


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#4 OFFLINE   tekgt

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

I also got the Craigs bracket but noticed on the 2017 that the bracket that attaches to the bumper via adhesive tape "rocks" (slightly) both side to side and front to back not permitting a truly flush bond (I tried trial fitting it without removing the adhesive tape protective covering) . I tried calling Craigs but was told it affected my vehicle only and he's had no complaints - so - to check I went to the local Ford store that still has 3-2017 GT350's and the problem is the same on ALL of them not just mine (I think Craigs could do with a visit). The bumper is slightly convex which does not allow the bracket to sit perfectly flush. Maybe i'm too anal but I want it to fit RIGHT and don't want to risk it falling off due to poor bonding so I ended up rigging a jig in my vise to slightly bend the mounting bracket (it is aluminum) to conform exactly to my bumper - it also must be positioned up against the grill with no spacer (also contrary to Craigs installation instructions) for best flush fit - finally I had to slightly bend the license plate bracket where it mounts to the newly positioned and slightly bent bumper bracket - all is now rock solid. The knurled knob used to attach and remove the license plate also has a loose lockwasher which should be installed along with the knob which is a little tricky to keep all together when attaching the license plate (a captive lockwasher would be a tremendous help here) I tried calling Craigs to advise him of these problems but as of yet have not rec'd any call back - a little disappointing.



#5 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:12 PM

I also got the Craigs bracket but noticed on the 2017 that the bracket that attaches to the bumper via adhesive tape "rocks" (slightly) both side to side and front to back not permitting a truly flush bond (I tried trial fitting it without removing the adhesive tape protective covering) . I tried calling Craigs but was told it affected my vehicle only and he's had no complaints - so - to check I went to the local Ford store that still has 3-2017 GT350's and the problem is the same on ALL of them not just mine (I think Craigs could do with a visit). The bumper is slightly convex which does not allow the bracket to sit perfectly flush. Maybe i'm too anal but I want it to fit RIGHT and don't want to risk it falling off due to poor bonding so I ended up rigging a jig in my vise to slightly bend the mounting bracket (it is aluminum) to conform exactly to my bumper - it also must be positioned up against the grill with no spacer (also contrary to Craigs installation instructions) for best flush fit - finally I had to slightly bend the license plate bracket where it mounts to the newly positioned and slightly bent bumper bracket - all is now rock solid. The knurled knob used to attach and remove the license plate also has a loose lockwasher which should be installed along with the knob which is a little tricky to keep all together when attaching the license plate (a captive lockwasher would be a tremendous help here) I tried calling Craigs to advise him of these problems but as of yet have not rec'd any call back - a little disappointing.

 

 

That's why I built my own.  You know what they say....if you want it down right, do it yourself.



#6 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

my custom bracket fell off the other day! I have the plate in my trunk of my car now.



#7 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:53 PM

Just have rear on right now. Might consider front once my personalized plates comes in
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