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I bought my GT 500 on 16 Oct 08 what a relief! it is everything I had dreamed of... I have yearned for this for a very long time. Sorry it is off topic but I am telling EVERYONE!. This thing is so much fun it will soon be illegal... or probably is now. When I come down from this orbit I need to look at an air intake and deeper (and free-er flowing) exhaust. any thoughts?

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Originally Posted by RetroGT2006 View Post
how come noone w/ a shelby has posted any pics??

well minus the one guy w/ the Red vert in the trailer..
Here are some pics for you all, all I can say is we had fun!
Love Texas great state great people.

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My friend totaled my 09 Cali Special yesterday so I said what the hell and bought an 09 500gt. It is white with blue stripes and black detail lines on side. I had to turn it on and off a few times to get the supercharger active. This car is amazing.

All I want to do is drive, nothing else interests me right now except for driving and sex. I haven't been so happy for a long time. I lost my ass on my 2 month old CS trade in. I only got 20,000 for a car that I paid 32,000 for a couple months ago. I didn't care , I had to have it. If the insurance company wrecks it out I'll be in the clear again.

The leather intererior is amazing, I especially like the steering wheel, the metal pedals, and the leather covered dash. I cant figure out how to connect my phone to the nav system but who cares for now.

The engine runs and sounds amazing. I can actually see heat mirages rising from the hood. I would like to add a cold air intake soon. The braking is crisp and fast. When I accelerate I am thrown back in the seat. Everyone stares at this car, especially cops, so you will get a lot of attention.

I love this car, its worth paying 700 a month for. I will post some pictures tomorrow.
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I purchased my 09 Vapor grey on Oct 31/08 only got to drive the fool thing 300 klm before the snow came so I haven`t got a clue what it can do yet. Come on spring!!!

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2008 GT500 Clutch Chatter/Axle Gear/Rear Axle Noise

I have a new 2008 GT500 with about 3200 miles. I get clutch chatter sometimes when releasing the clutch in first gear with little power. Could this be a clutch issue or just the case that these clutches need to be pedal dumped or engaged quickly and do not like rubbing or getting stick hot is stop and go traffic?

I am also having a cold air induction kit, blower pulley and dyno tune added (525RWHP Total) and my mechanic mentioned that most GT500 owners are changing the axle gear to a 3.73 vs. the stock 3.31 to lessen the clutch stress. This is also done on the GT500KR. Do you think I will have clutch issues if i do not change the axle 3.31 gear? Also with the added horsepower mods, do you think Ford will warranty the clutch?

I also have experienced a faint rear axle harmonic noise at about 3k rpm and the dealer advised that the axle pinion is breaking in, yet sometimes seams to be loader at launch. My mechanic mentioned that it could be a poor alignment issue with the axle gears from the factory. Has anyone experienced this same rear axle noise and do you think it is a problem?

Thanks for your help!
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Pinch me, I must be dreaming

In June of 2005 my wife and I purchased a new Mustang GT. At the time this was the top of the line Mustang. Then at the end of July we traveled to WI and attended the EAA Airventure airshow in Oshkosh. Ford had a large pavilion which we visited and learned that Carol Shelby was there to introduce the new Shelby Mustang. It was torch red with white stripes and we druelled over it for the next three days. Fast forward to yesterday, June 8 ... my wife and I took delivery of a torch red Shelby GT500 with white stripes!!! Our dream car is now in our garage!
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Hey you guy's, Check out this new Mustang Gt 500 Artwork.
I just found his site today and he's got all types of Mustangs including the GT500's
Here's his site Ford Mustang Classic Cars Prints
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I've seen a number of GT500s here in SW Florida. On Saturday night in Ft. Myers I saw an impersonator. It was a black convertible with the GT500 stripes but the wrong spoiler. It had after market wheels and a SVT badge. Some people say this is the greatest kind of flattery.
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any recommended initial setting for the installation of D Spec Tokico shocks for both the front and rear?
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small problem

I finally picked up my 2010 Kona Blue and silver striped GT500 a couple months ago. Love it! However, there is a problem, I also have a couple other coupes, an (old school) 2006 Saleen SC281 and a 2009 Dodge Chally SRT8 (I know, I know) with a ProCharger and the new car in the driveway (the Shelby) is the slowest. Now we can't have that. That 3.4 Whipple Crusher is mine!
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2006 Saleen SC281 is Home of the S197 "L" Swap
2010 GT500 is sittin low and pretty quick
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Hey every one. Picked ours up end of Sept. Amazing car with never a dull moment! Traded our 05 WB GT

2010 Shelby GT500. Kona Blue.
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I placed my order last week for my new 2011 GT500, Red with white stripes. SVT package and the Electronics package! Total Price was $51,750. I got it under MSRP! Check out

I am in Iraq and he got me a great deal! :kooky:
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Just bought a 2008 Shelby GT500 from a private owner last Friday. It had 498 miles on it. Black with Grey stripes.

2011 Mustang GT - Race Red
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Smile GT500 Shelby white with blue stripes

I bought this car used with 12K miles on it, it has 14K now, 2008 GT500 built up from stock. whipple 3.4L, NOS, sounds great with long tube headers and performance tune by evolution performance. 725hp before NOS.
Just a boatload of torque and power in this one, fun to open it up on the highway and see people react. original plate said Z06ETR:smoke:
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Just bought this one 2 wks ago. I love it! Three days at the track so far.

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