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Well, I got my windows tinted yesterday, and on the way home, I was cruising on the highway and saw a GT500 about a 1/2 mile up the road from me, so I reeled him in, and got in behind him. It was a black, 07-09 stripe delete, and we were on the exit from 410 Eastbound to 281 North, and as soon as we got off the ramp he nailed it and I stuck to his bumper, the inside lane was open and as soon as I saw the black smoke bellow out I knew he wanted to see what I could do, so I just stayed glued to him. There was nowhere to pass, but he gave it his all, and I stayed with him without ever getting into boost. We let off at about 120, and he pulled over into the center lane and I pulled next to him and he gave a thumbs up. I wondered as we broke off and he exited if he had any idea that the 350 still had so much more to give. I thought that my car would be faster off the line, and 60-120 would be my weak spot against the 500, but now Im having to amend that idea. I was told that there is an automatic 624 5.0 out there doing 10.60s in the 1/4 with just what we have, the 3:73 and the whipple. Im not a drag guy, but, now I want to see what my car will do. I will get it on a dyno here real soon as well.

 

Just thought I would share the story for those still waiting. :salute:

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Warren,

 

 

 

I volunteer myself to drive your GT350 back to Shelby and check the air pressure on your tires. Than I will drive it back to you of course with a wash and wax job included.

 

Great job and let the non-believers know that the GT 350 is something not to mess with!

 

 

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Well, I got my windows tinted yesterday, and on the way home, I was cruising on the highway and saw a GT500 about a 1/2 mile up the road from me, so I reeled him in, and got in behind him. It was a black, 07-09 stripe delete, and we were on the exit from 410 Eastbound to 281 North, and as soon as we got off the ramp he nailed it and I stuck to his bumper, the inside lane was open and as soon as I saw the black smoke bellow out I knew he wanted to see what I could do, so I just stayed glued to him. There was nowhere to pass, but he gave it his all, and I stayed with him without ever getting into boost. We let off at about 120, and he pulled over into the center lane and I pulled next to him and he gave a thumbs up. I wondered as we broke off and he exited if he had any idea that the 350 still had so much more to give. I thought that my car would be faster off the line, and 60-120 would be my weak spot against the 500, but now Im having to amend that idea. I was told that there is an automatic 624 5.0 out there doing 10.60s in the 1/4 with just what we have, the 3:73 and the whipple. Im not a drag guy, but, now I want to see what my car will do. I will get it on a dyno here real soon as well.

 

Just thought I would share the story for those still waiting. :salute:

 

So you are saying you stayed with a GT500 and never got into the boost. I was born at night but not last night.

Edit: Sounds like you had fun and the GT500 did too, both winners.

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I will definitely post data when I run it myself.

 

And Im not sayin this thing is THAT much faster than a GT500, just sayin the 3:73s were still pulling hard at 120. Im thinking I run out of gears anything above that, and the GT500 with the 3:31 still has a LONG way to pull. But you guys will just have to see it for yourselves. I need to dyno it, then get it to the drags one night. That is obvious. :salute:

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Not only did you have a gear and horsepower advantage you also had a weight advantage too. 2007 to 2009 had 500 hp the GT350 has 525 or 624 with R tune, a more equal challenge would be a 2011 GT500 with the performance pack which is the same weight, a little more horsepower "unless you have the R-tune", and same gears. You would have the advantage in 0-60 and 1/4 mile because the GT350 puts the power down better and the Gt500 does. I would think with more torque and horsepower the 2011 GT500 would have the advantage in a roll race unless you have an R-tune then game over. Just wished Ford would fix the traction issue for the Gt500. The Gt500 is suppose to be the faster straight-line car and the GT350 the track car. It seems to be neither in present day I guess the 60's are truly behind us now. Hope the GT500 gets the fix that the Gt350 has in the traction department. I would get super snake but until they fix the traction issue whats the use with 800 horsepower and no way to put down to the road.

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Not only did you have a gear and horsepower advantage you also had a weight advantage too. 2007 to 2009 had 500 hp the GT350 has 525 or 624 with R tune, a more equal challenge would be a 2011 GT500 with the performance pack which is the same weight, a little more horsepower "unless you have the R-tune", and same gears. You would have the advantage in 0-60 and 1/4 mile because the GT350 puts the power down better and the Gt500 does. I would think with more torque and horsepower the 2011 GT500 would have the advantage in a roll race unless you have an R-tune then game over. Just wished Ford would fix the traction issue for the Gt500. The Gt500 is suppose to be the faster straight-line car and the GT350 the track car. It seems to be neither in present day I guess the 60's are truly behind us now. Hope the GT500 gets the fix that the Gt350 has in the traction department. I would get super snake but until they fix the traction issue whats the use with 800 horsepower and no way to put down to the road.

 

 

He has the R tune.

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I will definitely post data when I run it myself.

 

And Im not sayin this thing is THAT much faster than a GT500, just sayin the 3:73s were still pulling hard at 120. Im thinking I run out of gears anything above that, and the GT500 with the 3:31 still has a LONG way to pull. But you guys will just have to see it for yourselves. I need to dyno it, then get it to the drags one night. That is obvious. :salute:

 

 

 

Yeah well a whole TON of stuff comes down to who's driving what as well....ask the guy who beat me from a stoplight in a bone stock Automatic Challenger ...haha I spun em with cold tires and a cold day...and I am sure he was like dude "I dusted that Shelby" for the next 2 months .....whatever...

 

That is one AWESOME car Warren!!!!!

 

So far the only new style I have seen where the rear lights look right to my taste...they did a sweet stand up job on the 350!! Cheers Dude!!!

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For what they cost, they Dyno sheet should come with it, and they guy in the GT 500 paid way less for his car as well! and in the end, GT 500 Value Book value, is going to be way more compared to a GT 350, which is like the SGT, cost a ton up front, but did not hold it's value. Just my opinion, I have owned 2 GT 500's and one SGT, and am Picking up my KR this week. However I got a Smokling deal on the KR, way less then a GT 350!

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For what they cost, they Dyno sheet should come with it, and they guy in the GT 500 paid way less for his car as well! and in the end, GT 500 Value Book value, is going to be way more compared to a GT 350, which is like the SGT, cost a ton up front, but did not hold it's value. Just my opinion, I have owned 2 GT 500's and one SGT, and am Picking up my KR this week. However I got a Smokling deal on the KR, way less then a GT 350!

 

 

How about something positive dude! Oh, you are getting a KR. I guess that could count as semi-positive considering they have lost a lot of their value.

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For what they cost, they Dyno sheet should come with it, and they guy in the GT 500 paid way less for his car as well! and in the end, GT 500 Value Book value, is going to be way more compared to a GT 350, which is like the SGT, cost a ton up front, but did not hold it's value. Just my opinion, I have owned 2 GT 500's and one SGT, and am Picking up my KR this week. However I got a Smokling deal on the KR, way less then a GT 350!

 

GT350 will hold its value better than a GT500. Sorry.

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For what they cost, they Dyno sheet should come with it, and they guy in the GT 500 paid way less for his car as well! and in the end, GT 500 Value Book value, is going to be way more compared to a GT 350, which is like the SGT, cost a ton up front, but did not hold it's value. Just my opinion, I have owned 2 GT 500's and one SGT, and am Picking up my KR this week. However I got a Smokling deal on the KR, way less then a GT 350!

 

Congrats on the KR.

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