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Coud anyone post or (email me) a picture(s) of a 2008 engine compartment that is 100% stock (right from Shelby)- no modifications what-so-ever (not even caps). I recently purchased an 08 and trying to determine what if anything has been modified on mine.

Thx

mlane

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Coud anyone post or (email me) a picture(s) of a 2008 engine compartment that is 100% stock (right from Shelby)- no modifications what-so-ever (not even caps). I recently purchased an 08 and trying to determine what if anything has been modified on mine.

Thx

mlane

 

 

Why not take a pic of your engine compartment for us to see ?

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That brace is not original for the GT500, it did come on the KRs but is a great mod to have, one of the first things I did to mine because the oem one was so flimsy.

The CAI is also not stock, the 08 GT500s came with the ugly/restrictive air box, but that is also a nice mod.

It is always nice to keep all of the stock pieces anyways, you can try asking the seller if the pieces are still available.

 

 

Not listed in your post, but just noticed your sig states KR which is a whole different animal.

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Here's a brand new KR with only 13 miles on it.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item5d34a8856b

 

SteveShelbyGT500KRengine.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Well, before I get to involved with these pictures, I gotta look at the production differences between the KR start and the differences between '08 and '09 model years.

 

However, short answer, this 13 mile '08 KR has the "blue colored" filter vs. the "gray colored" filter. The blue colored filters, I believe, were part of the early build of the KR production. Where as the gray colored filters, you will see these on the later '08's and all of the '09's.

 

Please correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm assuming based on many sales ad's reviewed over the past year.

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My '09 KR air filter looked gray at first. But when I took it off to clean and re-oil, the bottom side of the filter was clearly still blue. The inside was also still blue.

I cleaned and re-oiled with blue oil and noticed that the blue faded again after about 6 months. The blue must be sensitive to light as the underside and inside haven't faded much.

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My '09 KR air filter looked gray at first. But when I took it off to clean and re-oil, the bottom side of the filter was clearly still blue. The inside was also still blue.

I cleaned and re-oiled with blue oil and noticed that the blue faded again after about 6 months. The blue must be sensitive to light as the underside and inside haven't faded much.

 

 

 

That's a possibility as I have not had mine apart to inspect. Mine appears "gray" and follows the late '08 build notion. My car had 400 miles on it when I purchased it, so of course, I'm theorizing on the production of these fine Shelby's. I'll have to take it apart to have a "looksee".

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The only difference between the '08 KR and '09 KR that I noticed was the brake master cylinder reservior. The '08 reservior is larger than the '09 reservior.

The air filters are the same (blue) which could fade to gray over time.

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Well, before I get to involved with these pictures, I gotta look at the production differences between the KR start and the differences between '08 and '09 model years.

 

However, short answer, this 13 mile '08 KR has the "blue colored" filter vs. the "gray colored" filter. The blue colored filters, I believe, were part of the early build of the KR production. Where as the gray colored filters, you will see these on the later '08's and all of the '09's.

 

Please correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm assuming based on many sales ad's reviewed over the past year.

My '09 KR air filter looked gray at first. But when I took it off to clean and re-oil, the bottom side of the filter was clearly still blue. The inside was also still blue.

I cleaned and re-oiled with blue oil and noticed that the blue faded again after about 6 months. The blue must be sensitive to light as the underside and inside haven't faded much.

 

 

That's a possibility as I have not had mine apart to inspect. Mine appears "gray" and follows the late '08 build notion. My car had 400 miles on it when I purchased it, so of course, I'm theorizing on the production of these fine Shelby's. I'll have to take it apart to have a "looksee".

From what I've read and with the experience with my two '08s all the stock KR air filters were originally dyed blue. With time and unless reoiled they will turn gray.

 

 

 

I so stand corrected. I took mine apart today and saw reference to a hint of blue.

 

So I would say "All KR's have a blue colored Air Filter".

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