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  1. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    The $30k price was what the SVT guy told me. If I were in that situation, I'd definitely check out other options as well. I was not planning to mod it and I probably would have put it back to stock & sold the mods. I just wasn't willing to take a chance on the warranty.
  2. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    Thanks, everyone for your advice. I REALLY appreciate it. Today, I called Ford Customer Service and had a conversation about the mods, tune and warranty. Then I was referred to SVT and had a very good conversation about the Shelby. One main thing I learned from SVT is that to do crate motor...
  3. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    So do all of you who do custom tunes on your cars do so with the idea that you have just voided your drive train warranty?
  4. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    Does anyone on this forum know about the memory on the ECM for re-flashing? What I'd like to know is if it just says it was flashed, or if it says when &/or how many times it was flashed, etc? Also, except for instances of abuse, has anyone had any problem with these 5.8L engines, clutches...
  5. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    What if the price is $53,600? Okay, so I get it that if something major happens to the engine (and possibly entire drive train) Ford will probably not cover it due to the tune. I guess that even if the ECM "forgot" the flash over time and the car was put back to stock with about 6k miles on it...
  6. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    The seller is a private party so #2 doesn't apply. Other than that, I like your suggestion. The other issue I am dealing with is that the car, and the dealer who installed the mods, are located a few hundred miles away, so going back to that dealer is out of the question. Now, if you're in MI...
  7. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    I just had another conversation with the seller. I was told that the mods were dealer installed and his dealer said the factory warranty would be honored. He told me he has not done any track time of any kind, but has smoked the tires a few times. The car has less than 6k miles on it and he...
  8. Need advice on buying '14 GT500

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    I am looking at a used '14 GT500 with the SVT Performance Package. It has a couple of minor mods and a custom tune. I am concerned that the custom tune may affect or void the warranty on the drive train. I've heard that the ECM remembers when it has been flashed with another tune. I got burned...
  9. Going to buy 2013 GT500 but need HELP!!

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    Thanks Nick, I'll do that.
  10. Harmonic Balancer

    Performance Modifications
    I'm guessing I won't either. The vibration is not consistent in the rpm range to begin with; sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. I have never felt it in 1st, 2nd or 3rd, and it's so light of a vibration in 4th you can easily miss it. It's kind of funny too how it can only be felt if the...
  11. Harmonic Balancer

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    2008GT500 - I appreciate your response. As I noted in my post, the vibration is from 2100-2600 rpm's. It is most noticeable in 6th gear, but I can feel it in 5th and 4th as well in that same rpm range. It's harder to tell when it vibrates in 4th or 5th because I'm usually accelerating to...
  12. Harmonic Balancer

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    Does anyone know if the balancer for the KR is any different from the 08; and has the balancer remained the same since 08? I've been having a harmonic balance problem with my 07 - getting a vibration from 2100-2600 rpm's, most noticeable in 6th gear (70 - 80 mph w/3.73 rear end). I don't get...
  13. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    I've now had another tech inspect and drive the car for a few days to really get a feel for the vibration problem and the conditions under which it occurs. He says it is RPM related, not speed. Now that I've driven it since his report, I also notice that the vibration is noticeable in 5th gear...
  14. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    I just got a call from the shop that's checking it out right now. The tech says he can detect the vibration in 4th, 5th and 6th gears at about 2100 rpms. It's most pronounced in 6th gear because the load is greater. He feels it's an engine harmonic issue at that rpm and has become more...
  15. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    I have, but when you consider that I purchased the car from him when he lived in Chicago, but he moved back to L.A. area shortly afterward, and I live in the Lansing area of Michigan. Where would the suit be filed? What are the chances I'd collect the $$$ from him when I win? When you...
  16. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    The question "why did I buy this one?" I thought it was a good deal - the best I'd seen at the time. It was a daily driver, which is what I intend to do with the car which is why the price was lower than others on the market at the time. When I first saw it, it really caught my eye (perhaps I...
  17. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    VNMOUS1 - thanks for the listing info on the car. I can tell you that all of the suspension was put back to stock except for the welded brackets for the rear lower control arms. He either replaced the 3.73's with the stock 3.31's himself or had it done by someone who totally screwed it up...
  18. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    I suppose I should have said we aligned the pinion shaft to the transmission, but then again, with the 2-piece driveshaft having a center support, aligning the pinion shaft to the driveshaft and aligning the transmission to the driveshaft is probably the most accurate way to do it. Perhaps we...
  19. Dyno #'s & vibration issue

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    I just got my 07 Gt500 back from Paul's High Performance after a JLT-CAI install and custom tune. Hp=533.47 and Torque=482.15 Just a little history - I bought this car from dgussin1 almost a year ago and have had to deal with the problems from his abuse/torture of this car. So far I've replaced...
  20. Vibration Problem

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    Thanks again for all of your advice. I have just purchased a replacement bushing for the UCA (it appears to be a little weak) and will install it next week. Will check alignments, pinion angle, etc at the same time. I hadn't thought about it until now, but I had complained to Ford about...
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