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@  HolidayFordG... : (19 August 2017 - 04:03 PM)

have two identical avalance gray 17 GT350's with electronics package, recaros, and stripe delete. $1,800 UNDER MSRP

@  jwstudt : (17 August 2017 - 12:43 PM)

17 avalanche gray electronics and black stripes. pm if interested

@  smokum : (17 August 2017 - 09:58 AM)

JUST CHILLIN GHOUST ...... AND YOU ?

@  Ghoust : (15 August 2017 - 04:36 PM)

Whats up guys.

@  2017Shelby526 : (13 August 2017 - 12:06 PM)

Anyone notice paint chips along the edge of the hood nearest to the windshield of their 2017 GT 350??

@  scorp1 : (01 August 2017 - 11:56 AM)

thanks @ameapm2000 @smokum, configurator is now updated to 2018

@  HolidayFordG... : (29 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

got a 2017 GT350 with electronics package, recaros, stripe delete for $1,000 below MSRP, PM me if interested

@  smokum : (27 July 2017 - 08:34 AM)

scorp1 send me a pm on what your looking for

@  ameapm2000 : (26 July 2017 - 10:02 PM)

@scorp1 check ford's website they added 2018 mustang configurator.

@  scorp1 : (25 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

@smokum howdy!, would you or anyone else have any leads on the 2018 gt350 in kona blue?

@  Tommyboy : (25 July 2017 - 02:59 PM)

What's that wire attached to the hood screen? Is that some sort of ground?

@  smokum : (17 July 2017 - 12:05 PM)

the administrators did a software update to the site a few days and the new software and "LIKE BOXES" dont seem to like one another. As you have seen your like boxes are temp down and we are working to restore them

@  gtcrackers : (11 July 2017 - 09:08 PM)

Wheel color

@  GT350 Guide : (11 July 2017 - 07:50 PM)

sorry for the downtime today as we moved to a faster server -

@  KT/GT : (10 July 2017 - 10:29 AM)

I'm going to use Motul motor oil for my track use and was looking for suggestions on the oil filter to use. Best I can find is guys are saying to stick with the Ford OEM filter. Any suggestions?

@  KT/GT : (10 July 2017 - 10:28 AM)

I figured out how to disable to default valves in the pipes so the car's exhaust can be in track/sport mode all the time. With the car running and the exhaust in track mode (valves open) just unplug the wire connection at the rear of the car right by the exhaust tips. The valves must be open when you do this as the wires disconnected keeps it in whatever position they are in when you disconnect them. When you start the car it shows you a warning that the exhaust mode is not available but it goes off in 2 to 3 seconds and you do not have to hit "ok" to get rid of it. Much easier than changing it to track/sport mode each time.

@  smokum : (10 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Million dollar question ..... I would read the posts under oil consumption and you will get a better idea.

@  pguile131 : (09 July 2017 - 08:11 PM)

What is normal oil consumption

@  JohnCappola : (08 July 2017 - 10:05 AM)

I am new to this forum and would like to learn more about the 2016 Shelby GT-350.

@  KT/GT : (03 July 2017 - 06:08 PM)

I also will be using this car on the track and I have been told to disable the air bags as they have been activating on the rumble strips. Is this as simple as taking out a fuse?


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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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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

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 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


#11 OFFLINE   Krogen

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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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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 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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