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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   Peaven

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:10 PM

Hello folks, new owner of a Lightning Blue 2017 that's happy and proud to be here.  I have to say this car is everything I hoped and thought it'd be...special.  More on that in a bit, but please allow me to preface this by saying that I've had Mopars, BMW's, and Corvettes over the years and while I get brand loyalty and such, I appreciate various models of all and always liked the `Stang.  Been a Corvette guy for the last 20 years or so and still have a `95 LT1 coupe which is going to a new home soon to make more room in the garage.  Have driven Ford vehicles for work (our fleet vehicle, a Fusion) and my dad had a Ford pickup but this is the first Ford that I've owned.

 

All of that said...this car has vaulted to the top of my list of favorite rides that I've owned (along with a `70 AAR `Cuda and a `94 ZR-1 Corvette), for the very reasons that I suspected that I'd love it.  I humbly refer to it as, "The experience" of driving it.  There are few cars in the world like it, in my opinion, at the price point it's at and in my humble opinion the primary reason for that is the Voodoo.  What an engine!  The only thing that I've owned over the years that comes close is the Mercury Marine built LT5 in the 90's ZR-1, as that engine also loved to rev high.  I'm sure there are others in more exotic forms/cars, but this beast is a bargain for the class of performance you get on a track with it.  Anyway the GT350 is more than just the 5.2, of course, but man I love hearing that engine.  I could've had a Camaro, another Corvette, and the Mustang GT with the Roush package, 670hp, and all that for the same $ or less and I really thought hard about that...but there's more to it than just horsepower.  It truly is an experience.  I've rambled on long enough, just wanted to say hey and let y`all know that I've been converted, looking forward to being part of the GT350 family.  :thumbsup:

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#2 OFFLINE   loco_dave

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:04 PM

Welcome!  

 

Ditto to everything you said above.  I sold a 70 340 4-speed Cuda to buy my 2017 GT350 and have never regretted it or looked back.  The Cuda was cool but this car as you say is "truly an experience". :thumbsup:


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#3 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:10 PM

Welcome to the family, Peaven!  The GT350 is just amazing.  I've had muscle cars and sports cars before, but this one is light years ahead of them.  I had no idea just how impressive it is until I attended the Track Attack.  Just got back last night and I'm still grinning.  Riding along with an instructor driving the GT350 was eye opening.  The car's limits are way "out there."  


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:21 AM

Hello folks, new owner of a Lightning Blue 2017 that's happy and proud to be here.  I have to say this car is everything I hoped and thought it'd be...special.  More on that in a bit, but please allow me to preface this by saying that I've had Mopars, BMW's, and Corvettes over the years and while I get brand loyalty and such, I appreciate various models of all and always liked the `Stang.  Been a Corvette guy for the last 20 years or so and still have a `95 LT1 coupe which is going to a new home soon to make more room in the garage.  Have driven Ford vehicles for work (our fleet vehicle, a Fusion) and my dad had a Ford pickup but this is the first Ford that I've owned.

 

All of that said...this car has vaulted to the top of my list of favorite rides that I've owned (along with a `70 AAR `Cuda and a `94 ZR-1 Corvette), for the very reasons that I suspected that I'd love it.  I humbly refer to it as, "The experience" of driving it.  There are few cars in the world like it, in my opinion, at the price point it's at and in my humble opinion the primary reason for that is the Voodoo.  What an engine!  The only thing that I've owned over the years that comes close is the Mercury Marine built LT5 in the 90's ZR-1, as that engine also loved to rev high.  I'm sure there are others in more exotic forms/cars, but this beast is a bargain for the class of performance you get on a track with it.  Anyway the GT350 is more than just the 5.2, of course, but man I love hearing that engine.  I could've had a Camaro, another Corvette, and the Mustang GT with the Roush package, 670hp, and all that for the same $ or less and I really thought hard about that...but there's more to it than just horsepower.  It truly is an experience.  I've rambled on long enough, just wanted to say hey and let y`all know that I've been converted, looking forward to being part of the GT350 family.  :thumbsup:

 

 

Congratulations there Peaven ... its one hell of a ride.

 

Two suggestions I would make:

 

make sure the front splitter was installed correctly ... there is a video on this forum that details this, several of these splitters have come off at speed mine included.

 

Secondly, keep a eye on your oil consumption. Check it every 1000 miles until your sure the motor isnt eating oil. Some cars do and I fall into that category. According to Ford and Ford Racing

its based on the design of the motor. Lots and lots of people have no issues at all and Im sure you'll be in that category.

 

Congratulations once again

 

don


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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   WAGT350

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:33 AM

Thirdly, get out as often as possible and enjoy the car- keep you windows down to enjoy the music of that awesome exhaust sound as others look at you jealously lol! 


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#6 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

Thirdly, get out as often as possible and enjoy the car- keep you windows down to enjoy the music of that awesome exhaust sound as others look at you jealously lol! 

 

that made me laugh ..... may i second the thirdly !!

 

good one wag  :)

 

 

don


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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   Peaven

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Posted Yesterday, 11:11 AM

Thanks Don, checked the oil at 300 miles and it's still on the mark...definitely avoiding engine braking in an effort to see what kind of consumption takes place.



#8 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted Yesterday, 01:23 PM

Thanks Don, checked the oil at 300 miles and it's still on the mark...definitely avoiding engine braking in an effort to see what kind of consumption takes place.

 

 

It is a great car ..... I have told this story before but on the interstate it is so hard at least for me to keep the speed down. In the past I would set the cruise at 77 and be done ...

I find myself running low 80's which is a higher probablity of getting pulled over and more than a few occasional sprints into triple digit speed .... this car begs to be driven hard !!

 

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


#9 OFFLINE   loco_dave

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Posted Yesterday, 06:53 PM

....... it is so hard at least for me to keep the speed down. In the past I would set the cruise at 77 and be done ...

I find myself running low 80's which is a higher probablity of getting pulled over and more than a few occasional sprints into triple digit speed .... this car begs to be driven hard !!

 

don

 

 

Ditto.....  I find I am doing the same exact thing.  




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