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@  panzer69 : (22 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

anyone else has difficulty signing in with thier phone?

@  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


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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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#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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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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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  :)

 

 

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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 22 June 2017 - 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.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 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 !!

 

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2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

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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 22 June 2017 - 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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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:21 PM

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

 

 

and the hell for 6th gear .... no engine sound ..... when i feel the need to speed which is alot , i will stay in 5th gear ... better acceleration and the sound is all in

 

another thing i use to do is drive with cruise on ... not with the GT350

 

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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


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

Heh heh.  5th gear.  You can do the track attack in 3rd gear; the whole course.  Talk about a screaming flat-plane!  My hysterical giggling was nearly as loud.  It's intoxicating.  Might shift into 4th on the straight, but it's not needed.  3rd is plenty fun!   :shift:

 

5th gear????



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:02 AM

Heh heh.  5th gear.  You can do the track attack in 3rd gear; the whole course.  Talk about a screaming flat-plane!  My hysterical giggling was nearly as loud.  It's intoxicating.  Might shift into 4th on the straight, but it's not needed.  3rd is plenty fun!   :shift:

 

5th gear????

 

 

INTERSTATE SIR  .... Not on a race course  :)

 

 

don


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1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#13 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:10 AM

Grin....  Just pullin' your chain....  I totally get it.  I rarely use 6th except when "floating" down the interstate and listening to tunes.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:53 AM

Grin....  Just pullin' your chain....  I totally get it.  I rarely use 6th except when "floating" down the interstate and listening to tunes.

 

pretty much the same here

 

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2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

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1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

what a post! I was torn between the 2017 GT350 or the C7 Z06- I wanted it in solid black with black interior.  I lost a few nights sleep trying to decide.  The Z06 in the configuration that I wanted was about 30 grand more than the GT350 thus a major factor in my pick plus I found the GT350 at MSRP (very close).  I will add in a SC once SVT/Ford Performance has one available thus I bet I give a Z06 a run for her money in the quarter, top end and on the track and still be less expansive...



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:09 PM

what a post! I was torn between the 2017 GT350 or the C7 Z06- I wanted it in solid black with black interior.  I lost a few nights sleep trying to decide.  The Z06 in the configuration that I wanted was about 30 grand more than the GT350 thus a major factor in my pick plus I found the GT350 at MSRP (very close).  I will add in a SC once SVT/Ford Performance has one available thus I bet I give a Z06 a run for her money in the quarter, top end and on the track and still be less expansive...

 

 

Absolutly and some minor changes you can get it close to a R ...... get lighter rims the width of the R and the R rubber will fit .... the R front spoiler for more down force ..... and your close now

 

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   smokum

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:09 PM

what a post! I was torn between the 2017 GT350 or the C7 Z06- I wanted it in solid black with black interior.  I lost a few nights sleep trying to decide.  The Z06 in the configuration that I wanted was about 30 grand more than the GT350 thus a major factor in my pick plus I found the GT350 at MSRP (very close).  I will add in a SC once SVT/Ford Performance has one available thus I bet I give a Z06 a run for her money in the quarter, top end and on the track and still be less expansive...

 

 

Absolutly and some minor changes you can get it close to a R ...... get lighter rims the width of the R and the R rubber will fit .... the R front spoiler for more down force ..... and your close now

 

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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