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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   galaxy

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:03 AM

Has anyone taken the stock, black 350 calipers to powdercoating yet?  Got an estimate of $250 - $280 from my local, very reputable shop.  This assumes completely disassembled, although they'll tear down and rebuild for $80.  So, two questions...

 

Does this seem like a legit price for all four?  I think so.

 

And are there any "how-to" articles out there for tearing down and rebuilding our front and rear calipers?  I'd prefer to do it myself just for the satisfaction, but would it be worth the $80?






#2 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:22 PM

seems a fair price. Personally, I am going to the the GT350R Red calipers this year.  Yeah, it's more money but this car is worth every penny...



#3 OFFLINE   galaxy

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

See...I apologize, but I just don't get that logic.  I've seen a couple other guys going this route, but at least they have stated they bought brand new R calipers because they didn't want the down time, or got a smoking deal,or other similar logic.  There is ZERO difference between the two brakes other than color, ZERO.  Not like you're buying some special piece of kit.  And at a $700 price delta...well...there's a lot of better stuff I could do with that money.



#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:11 AM

See...I apologize, but I just don't get that logic.  I've seen a couple other guys going this route, but at least they have stated they bought brand new R calipers because they didn't want the down time, or got a smoking deal,or other similar logic.  There is ZERO difference between the two brakes other than color, ZERO.  Not like you're buying some special piece of kit.  And at a $700 price delta...well...there's a lot of better stuff I could do with that money.

 

Your 100% correct on the product itself. ZERO difference between the calipers. 

 

If your powder coating to a different color I total concur with your choice of action. Esp if you can afford the down time

 

However, when dealing with a $60,000 + car, if your going to the Red R color, I think wag makes total sense. Sure its cheaper having a shop powder coat all four calipers and yes you can save some money. I had the R calipers put on my car. Spent under $900 for the kit but I work for a dealership. Retail is about $1250 for the R kit.

 

When you powder coat, prices vary. I think the pricing that galaxy mentioned in his first post above was low. Most powder coating companies are going to charge around $150 and up per item to prep and powder coat. Thats a minium of $600-$800 to powder coat your stock calipers.

 

For an extra $500 I'd rather have the real deal and done professionally from Brembo and on this car $500 isnt a lot of money

 

my two cents worth 


Edited by smokum, 03 January 2018 - 11:12 AM.

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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

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2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#5 OFFLINE   galaxy

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

Meh...I'll meet you guys in the middle on this topic then.  You are also the exception, not the rule.  Not many folks can get a full set of brand new R calipers for that price.  If I could get that price and was then only looking at a $200 - $300 price delta, then I wold probably agree.  $500 may not be a lot of money on this car, but I would flip that to point out the fact that the $700 savings I'm looking at will more than pay for a MGW shifter!  

 

And on another note as I meddle over this decision, I'm really considering Guardsman Blue as a caliper color.  I think that would be just slightly different and still be pretty darn clean!



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

Meh...I'll meet you guys in the middle on this topic then.  You are also the exception, not the rule.  Not many folks can get a full set of brand new R calipers for that price.  If I could get that price and was then only looking at a $200 - $300 price delta, then I wold probably agree.  $500 may not be a lot of money on this car, but I would flip that to point out the fact that the $700 savings I'm looking at will more than pay for a MGW shifter!  

 

And on another note as I meddle over this decision, I'm really considering Guardsman Blue as a caliper color.  I think that would be just slightly different and still be pretty darn clean!

 

Guardsman blue ...... what color is your GT350?


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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


#7 OFFLINE   galaxy

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:54 AM

White w/ blue stripes.

#8 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

White w/ blue stripes.

 

 

that would be a great color combo. I hope you follow through with it and if you do it, pls send lots of pictures of the whole process.


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2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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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   galaxy

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

Yup...I'm thinking blue with white letters of something other than Brembo...GT350 possibly.  You don't see "Brembo" on an Aston Martin Brembo caliper.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:58 PM

No you don't !


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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


#11 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

Blue will be a cool idea! I want to see the pics plus GT350 would be wicked!



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:05 PM

Im on several forums ....... and use to spend a lot of time on the fordgt500 forum

 

If you have the time ..... a step by step description with pictures would be great.

 

We have had people take up to a year on a engine rebuild and everyone on the forum

would wait for the next update on the status of the motor.

 

IF you wanted to you could do the same with your project. 
 


Edited by smokum, 10 January 2018 - 12:05 PM.

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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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

As much as I like painted calipers( had nice blue one on the M4), since the GT350 has a black edition trend, I really don't mind keeping the calliper black. Just my opinion.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

As much as I like painted calipers( had nice blue one on the M4), since the GT350 has a black edition trend, I really don't mind keeping the calliper black. Just my opinion.


I’m of like mind.

New here to the forum. I’m currently contemplating picking up a GT350 very soon. I have a 14 SS Camaro at this time. I was thinking of powder coating the Camaro calipers a cobalt blue color to complement the midnight blue body color, but have second thoughts. I’m turning the Camaro for a GT350. I like stock hi-po stuff more and more in my old age. Besides, I don’t enjoy working on cars as much anymore.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

Powder coating is a great way to add more WOW to the GT350.

 

I got lucky with the red car ....... the red calipers were a no brainer and since I work for Ford they cost me about $800 for the real R brembo calipers

 

 

 

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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


#16 ONLINE   panzer69

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

Nice.






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