You're at the largest Shelby GT350 community !
2,500+ Members Strong!

Jump to content

Custom Search



Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  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 Voodoo : (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

@  Sterchi : (25 August 2017 - 06:38 AM)

Just traded Roush P51 For Gt350 Yesterday Love It Much better car Roush is JUNK $90,000.00 the worst buy ever NO MORE KIT CARS for me lost my butt after 3 weeks of owning it dealer would not take back needed paint work on bumpers,Tranmission junk Chineese well anyway i'm glad its over now but beware of there stuff its not worth the money. It was number 8 of 51 I fill sorry for who ever gets that car. No one should have to take a car that has to have paint work done to it when its brand new collectors car sorry Guys still upset over the hole thing MARSHALL MIZE IS THE PLACE BEWARE !!!r

@  2017Shelby526 : (24 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

I have a vanity license with Voodo on it. I live in California and searched and searched for a combination that included some version of Voodoo.

@  2017Shelby526 : (24 August 2017 - 07:38 PM)

Does anyone know WHY the 5.2 liter Shelby GT 350 engine is nicknamed VOODOO?

@  3yellowgt350 : (23 August 2017 - 07:53 AM)

had to put my triple yellow 350 in the shop ( 500 miles) a/c compressor locked up. Not good

@  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?


Shelby GT350 Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Shelby GT350 Forum - Home of the Shelby GT350 Registry

You must register to create topics or post in our community - but don't worry, this is a simple and free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of Shelby GT350 Forum by signing up for a free account today and enjoy these benefits:
  • Invitations to special Shelby GT350 events
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create a photo album and post photos
  • Enter Shelby trivia contests
  • Receive special promotional offers. . .and more. Click here to join now.
Posted Image
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

New arrival, 4289 is home


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Peaven

Peaven
  • New Member
  • 4 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Omaha
  • Group: myshelby

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:

Attached Files


Edited by Peaven, 16 June 2017 - 04:12 PM.

  • Shelby664, smokum and WAGT350 like this




#2 OFFLINE   loco_dave

loco_dave
  • GT350 Member
  • 26 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • Location:Arizona
  • Group: myshelby

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:


  • Peaven likes this

#3 OFFLINE   Krogen

Krogen
  • GT350 Member
  • 118 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:Puget Sound
  • Group: myshelby

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."  


  • Peaven likes this

#4 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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


  • Peaven likes this

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

WAGT350
  • GT350 Member
  • 238 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Northwest
  • Location:Seattle
  • Group: myshelby

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! 


  • Krogen and Peaven like this

#6 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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


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


#7 OFFLINE   Peaven

Peaven
  • New Member
  • 4 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northern Plains
  • Location:Omaha
  • Group: myshelby

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.



#8 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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 !!

 

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


#9 OFFLINE   loco_dave

loco_dave
  • GT350 Member
  • 26 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • Location:Arizona
  • Group: myshelby

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.  



#10 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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

 

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


#11 OFFLINE   Krogen

Krogen
  • GT350 Member
  • 118 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:Puget Sound
  • Group: myshelby

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????



#12 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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


  • Krogen likes this

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


#13 OFFLINE   Krogen

Krogen
  • GT350 Member
  • 118 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:Puget Sound
  • Group: myshelby

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.



#14 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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

 

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


#15 OFFLINE   WAGT350

WAGT350
  • GT350 Member
  • 238 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Northwest
  • Location:Seattle
  • Group: myshelby

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...



#16 OFFLINE   smokum

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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

smokum
  • Moderator
  • 884 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Port Charlotte Fl
  • Group: myshelby

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



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users