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2013 Boss 302 or Gt with track pack and recaros

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Talking 2013 Boss 302 or Gt with track pack and recaros

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, and would like advice from any and all. For my first sports car, and a daily driver which of these would you recommend? 2013 Boss 302 or Gt with track pack and recaros. I can afford either, I work from home so miles are not a problem, I do plan to track it and take driving classes, and do cannon ball runs(when i learn how to drive it properly). I also surf and mountain bike so the car will have to be used to lug stuff around. I do not plan to do 1/4 mile racing, as i like sccca, autocross, and road racing more.

My hesitation is this, resale value, and getting more car then i can handle. I have driven m3s, steeda mustangs, audi s4s, corvettes, and I used to own a 10 second 1972 corolla nitroused out. But have never owned a personal sports car.

I hope that is enough info about what I am thinking. Please give me your input on why I should get one or the other. I do not want to know which one is better/worse in general, just what would be a good car for me to learn and grow into. Thank you to all!
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Also hope I did this right, this is the first forum ive ever been a part of. Again thank you to anyone who can help!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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It really shouldn't be more car than what you can handle, as always use common sense when driving (dont go WOT on it in turns ect ect). I started to drive 500RWHP + cars when I was 16, and there was no working my way up to them. I don't know anything about the resale value.

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Doyon, thank you for reply, yes part of me knows I can handle it if I work slowly. 500+ at 16 I would have killed myself!! Lol I know on resale ill take a beating on gt just curious on the boss
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Welcome, I would think the 302 would hold it's value better since it is less common. That saif either one would be awsome.
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I do plan to track it and take driving classes, and do cannon ball runs(when i learn how to drive it properly). I do not plan to do 1/4 mile racing, as i like sccca, autocross, and road racing more.
Based on these statement I would say Boss because Ford built the car for road racing. Resale will always be there also because the low production numbers compared to the standard GT. both will have the same storage capacity so that doesnt even matter in this case.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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Welcome, I would think the 302 would hold it's value better since it is less common. That saif either one would be awsome.
Ty, either would be awesome! Im very happy they brought the 5.0 back!

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Based on these statement I would say Boss because Ford built the car for road racing. Resale will always be there also because the low production numbers compared to the standard GT. both will have the same storage capacity so that doesnt even matter in this case.
Do you think the gt with track package will still do well in road racing? ty
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Do you think the gt with track package will still do well in road racing? ty
A base model GT would do well in road racing, but I know the boss was 100% specifically made for the twisties whereas the track pack is an add on to an existing car. I dont know enough about the pack to say ho good it is.
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I guess I am on the fence because I feel I can have just as much fun with the gt as I could with the boss. I could also modify gt to make it my own. But the boss calls my name lol
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Im sure if you spent the money you save from buying a base GT on upgrading the suspension you could probably handle better than the Boss also. THe only real nice thing about the boss is Ford did all the homework and labor for you.
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Yeah you are right, I have modified every ar Ive ever owned, so thats probably a better bet. I forgot to add that if I bought gt I would purchase this from the dealer as well

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that way a little more power thats warrantied
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I personally wouldnt waste my money on that. The filter is $50 and a SCT tuner is ~$400. The mufflers wont gain you much other than a little bit of sound.
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Id like to do a tuner but am scared about warranty, thats why i looked into fords tuner.
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Ty all, Sleeper gt I love your ride! Id love to make a gt a sleeper. If I got a boss I wouldnt modify anything for resale but that is kind of boring to me. I see you have all steeda suspension, are they good? I ask because they are up the street from me, TY
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Ty all, Sleeper gt I love your ride! Id love to make a gt a sleeper. If I got a boss I wouldnt modify anything for resale but that is kind of boring to me. I see you have all steeda suspension, are they good? I ask because they are up the street from me, TY
Thanks for the compliment. Below is the link to my review on Steeda. I have two posts, page 1 and 2. I am more than happy with the suspension.

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Welcome and another vote for the Boss 302 but I am slightly biased. I here what you are saying about not wanting to mod the Boss however plenty of people are doing it.

MF is a great forum with lots of knowledgeable people and great info but not a whole lot specifically about the Boss. Ask about mods here first and if you want there are Boss 302 only forums out there.
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Welcome to the forum. You'll be spoiled if this is your first one, because this forum is generally one of the best car forums I've ever been on. Lots of steady long time members, and mostly good advice, etc.

If you like to tweak and upgrade a car, I'd say go with the GT so you can totally personalize it. That said, if road racing is your thing, that Boss was made for it. Tough call.

And by the way, there is nothing wrong with that Ford power package. On paper it makes less than the aftermarket tuners for sure. It also has yet to blow up an engine that I've ever heard of, and you get the keep the warranty for 3/36k. That tune adds torque in the low RPM range mainly, it doesn't focus on peak HP #s which is what its constantly measured against, and subsequently labelled as "not worth it". I am willing to bet most of the people saying its not worth it have never tried it. I will have that exact kit installed on my car next week, so I will definitely post up an honest review in this forum. I've had 3 other GTs (07, 09, 10) that ran a myriad of aftermarket tunes, as well as one that was supercharged. I know these cars pretty well, and won't hold any punches in my review.
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