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Offline Sharkierulz

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Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« on: May 05, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
Added a Pony to keep the Wolf company in my garage.

waited 8 months for it.

2017 GT V8 manual, race red.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 01:13:47 PM »
1st weekend of ownership and 2 mods already completed  :evilone:

Swapped the stock gear knob for a GT350 one and fitted some Ford Performance bonnet struts  :burnout:




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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 06:59:05 PM »
Another fruitful Saturday .... fitted crossdrilled and slotted front brake discs this morning  :burnout:


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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 10:44:58 AM »
Fitted a K&N Cold Air Intake over the weekend. What a difference in sound, especially at full throttle, and a noticeable increase in go .... very happy :grin:.  Was an hour job all up, but I could reverse back to stock in less than half that if I needed to.


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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 07:42:18 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Its funny how quick kids learn to drive a car, yet fail to understand a lawnmower.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 08:42:29 PM »
Very nice Sharkie

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
With the 3month check-up out the way .... it was time to bring out the big guns .... literally  :evilone:

Fitted a MBRP Race Stainless Cat-back and it is LOUD!!  :omg:

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 08:04:20 AM »
This is the stock exhaust, compare to the new from size and bends .... stock is really bad  :sick:


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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 08:05:48 AM »
Also while I was at it, fitted a Ford Performance Oil/Air Separator (Catch can)


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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 11:19:49 AM »
Looks good, got my GT a couple off weeks ago, just debadged and threw some stickers on to make it go faster.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 02:06:01 PM »
How would you describe the difference in sound with the addition of the cold air intake. I've fitted a Borla Touring cat back to mine and just wondering how one of these would go on mine in terms of sound, mainly at normal driving levels.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 02:53:33 PM »
How would you describe the difference in sound with the addition of the cold air intake. I've fitted a Borla Touring cat back to mine and just wondering how one of these would go on mine in terms of sound, mainly at normal driving levels.

It now sounds like a V8 supercar .... pops and crackles on overrun and even when coasting you can hear its V8 burble. With the big H-Pipe it sounds proper muscle car at idle and on WOT it positively roars. At start-up I'm sure the neighbours are having fits too. It turns heads (even more than before).

At the moment at 1800rmin there is a bit of drone (slightly annoying especially that's 110 in 6th on the highway) but I'm led to believe that will improve over time.

For about $1200 fitted, its hard to go past this exhaust. Its beautifully made and fitment was easy with basic hand tools. I also only used my old ramps (thanks Supercheap) to lift and that worked a treat.

The intake was well worth it too in my opinion, considering I had a stock exhaust on it when I fitted it, it certainly made more (good) noise everywhere with a deeper sound under throttle.


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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 06:29:01 PM »
I see Ford are now advertising the latest Mustangs. Does this mean they have cars to sell or are you still just put on a list. Are there still people out there still waiting for their ordered Mustangs?

What models are they selling? The models being sold in the states have many upgrades and some cosmetic changes. Is the six speed automatic still the current one available? is the line loc available on Australian models?

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 09:45:48 PM »
They only import V8 and 4 cal turbo Gary. No line lock for Australia but the Aus model is fully optioned (although fully optioned for Aus does not include everything). You can order the 2018 models but I don't know if they have pricing yet for them. 2016/17 models have the 6 speed auto. I believe the 2018 will have the 10 speed. Not sure about wait time.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 10:13:27 PM »
Looks good buddy  :thumb: . I spoke to a guy the other night that owns a 2016 GT and was one of the 1st to order/ put his name down for the new model  coming and he has been told at least another 14-16 mths wait , and price should be around 74 grand drive away ,but that's a guess from the dealer .

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 08:31:24 AM »
Guess I'm too old school and when you are in your 60s not prepared to waste anymore life being stressed out waiting at Fords pleasure for a new car. I was even pissed off waiting six weeks back in 1974 for my XB GS Falcon!

Actually I'm too old school, might look for a 2015 write off and repower my favourite Mustang, the 69.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 10:54:53 AM »
Guess I'm too old school and when you are in your 60s not prepared to waste anymore life being stressed out waiting at Fords pleasure for a new car. I was even pissed off waiting six weeks back in 1974 for my XB GS Falcon!

Actually I'm too old school, might look for a 2015 write off and repower my favourite Mustang, the 69.

I had to wait longer than that for my XB GS ute. The excuse from Ford was they'd run out of tachos and were waiting for the supplier. It eventually took so long that the metallic blue I ordered was discontinued and it arrived in an awful non-metallic dark blue (I think it was called Marine Blue) and it was as bad as black - showing up every speck of dust.

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Re: Sharkie's 17 Mustang GT
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 12:18:58 PM »
Must have been Ford policy then!  My XB arrived after 6 weeks in Tropic Gold rather than the Burnt Orange I ordered and those crappy Ford mags rather than the twelve slots!

 

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