Got my Shelby yesterday...loved everything except..

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by MK2_GT, Jul 31, 2006.


  1. CatmanJJ

    CatmanJJ Captain Tangnet

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    If u have the money to buy it then I don't see the big deal. Yea I think it sux because I can't afford one right now but oh well that's life.
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  2. MK2_GT

    MK2_GT New Member

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    A Z06 is an awesome car but you are dreaming (or real lucky) to get it at MSRP. This thread has sort of turned into a "why did you not buy a corvette" etc.. guys i just wanted to share my Mustang purchase with fellow Mustang lovers.

    So it's not about me or a vette, it is about a GT500, which in my opinon is a bad a$$ car. is it perfect? No way. I do not particularly like the interior and the exhaust sound is a joke. For sticker at $43 it is a great buy for 15K over it falls short. I still love it though :D
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  3. Schlitz-420

    Schlitz-420 New Member

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    Beautiful car, thanks for taking the shots and posting them. How does it handle? Does the front end feel too heavy? Thanks again.
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  4. 68torinogt

    68torinogt Hey guys, guess what--I have a bi-pass!!!

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    why did you remove your sig???? mk2_gt
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  5. Reign696

    Reign696 New Member

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    That's a Sweet GT500...... :drool:
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  6. 68torinogt

    68torinogt Hey guys, guess what--I have a bi-pass!!!

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    i wonder if we've run off the new shelby owner???:shrug:
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  7. MK2_GT

    MK2_GT New Member

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    I am still here!

    I removed my sig because it seems if i leave it on then the focus of the conversation turns into my other cars , what i do for a living and what I can afford etc (It happend at the Mustangs forums as well) instead of the focus being on my Stang.

    The hanlding is interesting. With no passengers and about a quarter of a tank it feels absolutely zippy, with a full tank and a passenger the car hits a wall. So in my humble opinion at 3,920 pounds it is pushing the envelope of how a perfromance car should handle, it is still much better than an average car. It has everything else going for it, I love the look and I love the fact I have a 500HP car that is under factory warranty.
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  8. GNN60GT500

    GNN60GT500 Founding Member

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    Well congrats on the car- Very nice color combination- If I order one I will probably go the same way- I am waiting for the BOSS to see the final results on that as well-

    But the Shelby is very tempting- as it would be cool to have an old and a new one-

    Nice collection of cars by the way too- :flag:
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  9. LIZARDKING

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  10. 68torinogt

    68torinogt Hey guys, guess what--I have a bi-pass!!!

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    are you going to mod it?
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  11. four six

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    cat back and CAI. Then post vid
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  12. MK2_GT

    MK2_GT New Member

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    Tints, new exhaust (best one?), C-Pillar Louvre, maybe new wheels....what do you guys think?
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  13. RICKS

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    Tint - Not my bag, but will look sharp either way

    New exhaust - absolutely, but I have no idea who's got the good kits... Just don't make it sound like a redneck's mud truck, as is so common...

    C-pillar louvers - Tacky, tack-on, J.C. Whitney looking trash... If you do that, you may as well have "C'YA" put in big letters in your rear window tint, "2-fast-4-U" in the front tint strip, get one of those chrome chain-link license plate frames, and order up ten or twenty more cobra snakes and Shelby emblems to plaster over every square inch of the car... (can you tell that I don't think much of tack-on busy styling stuff?? ;) )

    New wheels? Only if you're talking about going back with stock diameter. If you're planning on increasing diameter, you:

    1. Foul up the dynamics and ride of the car

    2. Fall into that poser catagory, like all the goofballs out there running dubs on Escalades. It's a fad, and it's on the downslope (thank goodness).

    If you're thinking about going with a rim that will make the car look more serious, then I can give you a thumbs-up on that. I think the stock wheels are fairly attractive though.

    With modifications, especially cosmetic, it's so easy to accomplish the opposite of your goal. Taking a classy looking car, spending a bunch of additional dough, and winding up cheapening the look of it with overwrought cartoonish faddish "stuff".

    Keep it clean and purposeful. A guy wearing a flashy outfit with 5 pounds of gold on his neck and wrists, and a diamond rolex, just looks foolish and vain and desperate. Same goes for cars..

    Love your color choices though, you've got a great start...

    So those are my opinions. You asked!!! :D :D
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  14. MK2_GT

    MK2_GT New Member

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    Hi Ricks, thanks for the input. I think the louvre on the c-pillar looks sharp , in either case, besides tints, I am probably going to leave it alone until I find a good local tuner. So for now, just tints.
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  15. almostblown

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    Since when was a Mustang ever built to compete with a Vette? :shrug:

    Its a very nice car. Among the greatest Mustangs ever built.

    If you are subscribed to a Mustang forum and say you would rather cruise in a C6 over the GT500... please, walk away from the keyboard.
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  16. blacksheep06

    blacksheep06 New Member

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    I was just curious if the racing stripes on the shelbys were stickers or painted on. I have a black 06 GT and am considering silver racing stripes. Those silver stripes look SWEET on that black shelby.
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  17. MK2_GT

    MK2_GT New Member

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    Blacksheep , these are painted on.
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  18. blacksheep06

    blacksheep06 New Member

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    That's what I figured, I'm not sure the stick on looks as good.
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  19. LordHalbert

    LordHalbert New Member

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    I want the home !!

    You can take the cars :)
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  20. Henceforward

    Henceforward The Avatar Master Founding Member

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    And paint the mufflers flat black. :nice:
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