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@  dlaufman : (17 January 2018 - 09:45 PM)


@  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)


@  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

@  tipmartinez : (05 December 2017 - 02:03 PM)

New member purchased a used 2016 GT350 in Aug. Loving it so far.

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#1 OFFLINE   LSBoss460

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:29 AM

Somewhere while browsing the forums, I saw that somebody has come up with foam plugs to insert in the front of the rocker panels where they meet the front fender wheel opening. Stones and dirt always accumulate in this opening during daily driving. I did a search here and found nothing.........
Any help?

#2 OFFLINE   johnny1

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

JLT Performance is who has them. But remember its sponge and sponge absorbs water. So don't know if being up against the paint could cause paint problems over time if not taken out and checked periodically to make sure they are dry.

Edited by johnny1, 05 August 2017 - 02:01 PM.

#3 OFFLINE   LSBoss460

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

Thank you! Ordered them last night. I am in the process of moving to Vegas and am having to use the Shelby for my daily driver for a month......

#4 OFFLINE   mccarter530

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:28 AM

...on Amazon, under $15 for set shipped.  Just ordered a set for the '16 350R and '15 350...

#5 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

I know what the plugs do .... but is the only reason to get them is to keep rocks off the plastic ? To me its not a big deal to wipe that area clean every so often  Or can the rocks come through the opening and hit your paint ???


Curious minds are wandering !!



Edited by smokum, 11 August 2017 - 11:39 AM.

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

#6 OFFLINE   loco_dave

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

I think there purpose is to keep little stones and dirt from building up in the little cavity between the rocker plastic and the fender.  I have them on my car and they work great for keeping debris out of the cavity.


I have always wondered why that gap was there in the first place and I read somewhere it is actually there to help with aerodynamic performance at high speeds.  I don't know if its true, but it at least sounds good because otherwise why would you leave that gap there to fill up with debris?

#7 OFFLINE   BStewart

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

I used some computer monitor packaging black foam. Cut them with an Exacto knife to fit snug. --Price?/  FREE>

#8 OFFLINE   loco_dave

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

I used some computer monitor packaging black foam. Cut them with an Exacto knife to fit snug. --Price?/  FREE>


 And eco-friendly!   :)

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