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Old 11-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #101
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Which rims? I was going to get a set of Envy rims after I get a place, but if the price is right...

This isn't the for sale forum, but I can answer this I think.

They're the WPA wheels, the ones like the IE cars have.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #102
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Found one within a few miles of my house in stock. Going to take a look right after I get cleaned up this morning.

It's the other end of the spectrum. Instead of classy gray, it's brash red with white stripes.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #103
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My buddy just bought a 2011 5.0 Premium and that is nice, can't imagine the GT500
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #104
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Congrats on your purchase. Being a Boss 302 owner, I can't imagine what another 200WHP feels like.

If anyone else is deciding between the 302 and the GT500, the answer is simple. If you plan on tracking it, get the Boss (or GT with Track package, arguably that is an even better value). If you have no plans on tracking it, and can afford either one, get the GT500 by all means.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #105
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pictures to follow.

now is still play time
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #106
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Where do you live? I want to come over and play
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #107
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Holy crap. There is no comparison.

Also, a picture in the original post.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #108
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Sweet looking ride! Mountains of torque! I like how mellow it looks when you think that the sucker actually has a psycho amount of power.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #109
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Btw, I nominate this as the polar opposite of Castiel's GTR thread
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #110
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Whoever approved those rear tires for production should be in jail. Any other car in the world of this caliber has 335-345s.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #111
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Holy crap. There is no comparison.

Also, a picture in the original post.
Welcome to the 600+ HP club. Enjoy your short stay.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #112
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That is an awesome piece of machinery. So what is the maintenance schedule like in something like that? Anything out of the ordinary?
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #113
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That is an awesome piece of machinery. So what is the maintenance schedule like in something like that? Anything out of the ordinary?
Change the oil and tires every 5,000 miles is pretty much it.

Well there is a supercharger pulley that wears out and makes the car feel slower so you have to replace it with progressively smaller ones every couple months.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #114
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That is an awesome piece of machinery. So what is the maintenance schedule like in something like that? Anything out of the ordinary?

Extremely normal other than only 45k miles for spark plugs.

Every 7500 miles
(12000 km) or six
months (whichever
comes first)
Change engine oil and filter.
Inspect cabin air filter (if equipped).
Inspect tire wear and measure tread depth.
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Inspect wheels and related components for
abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Perform multi-point inspection
(recommended).
Every 15000 miles
(24000 km) or
12 months (whichever
comes first)
Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums,
brake linings, hoses and parking brake.
Inspect engine cooling system strength and
hoses.
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Inspect steering linkage, ball joints,
suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and
U-joints. Lubricate if equipped with grease
fittings.
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Refer to the Wheels and Tires chapter for tire rotation information.

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2013 05+ Mustang
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Supplement, 1st Printing
USA
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Additional Maintenance Items
Every 15000 miles
(24000 km)
Replace cabin air filter (if equipped).
Every 30000 miles
(48000 km)
Replace engine air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Every 45000 miles
(72000 km)
Replace spark plugs.
Every 105000 miles
(168000 km)
Change engine coolant.
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Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
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Every 150000 miles
(240000 km)
Change manual transmission fluid.
Change rear axle fluid.
Replace accessory drive belt(s) if not replaced
within the last 100000 miles (160000 km).
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #115
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A turn key race car that only needs minor maintenance.. Damn that's sweet.
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Extremely normal other than only 45k miles for spark plugs.
Plugs are expendable wear items on boosted cars.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #117
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I like how this is the GT500 suppliment, and it mentions tire rotation..... :/

Actually, without the performance pack, it might have matching wheels.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #118
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Welcome to the 600+ HP club. Enjoy your short stay.

I did ok with 470, and this car feels *much* more stable than that one did. I'm careful.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #119
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I did ok with 470, and this car feels *much* more stable than that one did. I'm careful.
No no no, I mean't don't keep it stock
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #120
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Oh, hah. Well, no point in changing anything else before putting fatter tires on the back. It already has a bit more than it can realistically use.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #121
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Oh, hah. Well, no point in changing anything else before putting fatter tires on the back. It already has a bit more than it can realistically use.
No. Needs moar. Like yesterday.

It's been what a couple hours now? Now you might as well skip straight to the smallest pulley to make up lost time.

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #122
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Plugs are expendable wear items on boosted cars.
You're right. I keep forgetting I'm not in n/a land anymore.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #123
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Whoever approved those rear tires for production should be in jail. Any other car in the world of this caliber has 335-345s.
Wow you weren't kidding:

http://media.ford.com/images/10031/2013_GT500_Specs.pdf

Goodyear EagleŽ F1 SuperCar G: 2 P265/40ZR-19 front, P285/35ZR-20 rear

Thank god for electronic nannies I guess. That's 50% more powerful than a stock Gen 2 Viper with 2" less tire out back. Scary.

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #124
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More Hp/tq than a new viper which has 355's in the back.


edit: it has been pointed out to me that the tire width choice was probably made to save you from a gass guzzler tax.

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #125
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Probably also makes the car more approachable to 'normal' buyers. The Viper gets jumpy on rutted pavement, that would probably freak out mid-western housewives.

I'm sure they had all kinds of reasons for doing it, but were I you I'd be changing that ASAP.

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