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Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 09-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Some good reading in these FAQs if you want to...

Some good reading in these FAQs if you want to know more about fuel and octane... http://www.vpracingfuels.com/vp-racing-tech.html
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-22-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Paul S. Safford
On my '13 there was a sticker on the diff...

On my '13 there was a sticker on the diff housing. It was visible without jacking the car up but you did have to get down and crawl under... It's now been removed as I have 3.73s. If you're...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-22-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Great news, I got my car back earlier today and...

Great news, I got my car back earlier today and the problem with the suspension seems to be sorted... Here are the pertinent bits from the invoice:
1st repair attempt:
C/S hears a rubbing noise in...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Just to update... I brought my '13 GT back in...

Just to update...
I brought my '13 GT back in and now they are replacing the two front struts and mounting assembly. Parts aren't in so I'll have to wait till Monday or Tuesday. Wish me luck...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-04-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Picked it up yesterday and the dealer did the TSB...

Picked it up yesterday and the dealer did the TSB only thing is I still hear the noise from the passenger side. Overall it's better but still makes the noise on large bumps. I just started a 12 day...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-01-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
The dealer called me today and let me know they...

The dealer called me today and let me know they ordered the lower control arm bushings for driver's and passenger's side. Hope that fixes it...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Paul S. Safford
I took my '13 GT in yesterday. The dealer called...

I took my '13 GT in yesterday. The dealer called me today and let me know they ordered the lower control arm bushings for driver's and passenger's side.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-01-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Dropped it off yesterday... The dealer's parking...

Dropped it off yesterday... The dealer's parking lot has these horrendous speed bumps so I took the service rep for a ride over one - he heard the noise so they're going to look at it... The rep...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-30-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Wow, that is one sweet ride, Congrats! But I...

Wow, that is one sweet ride, Congrats! But I must admit I'm a little jealous! Please tell me you didn't pay just $10K for that?

Back in 2011 I had the same thought as you but could seem to...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-30-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Tried the WD40, no luck... Wonder if it's the...

Tried the WD40, no luck... Wonder if it's the shocks?
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-29-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Paul S. Safford
I have a simular problem - great suggestion,...

I have a simular problem - great suggestion, going to try next time I have a chance to get under the car... I like the idea of just swapping out for performance parts too!
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-27-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul S. Safford
2013 Suspension noise

Tried to search the forums but nothing specific to the 2013 GTs... I noticed it since I bought the car but I thought when warmer weather hit the problem would go away. It hasn't.

What I hear...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-23-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Perhaps a good litmus test would be to look up...

Perhaps a good litmus test would be to look up the cars value thru KBB. My guess for a trade it's probably 30% below the original MSRP.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-22-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Paul S. Safford
wcgman, that was a heck of a deal, never seen a...

wcgman, that was a heck of a deal, never seen a dealer negotiate their fees so heavily.

Thundersteel, I'd use a car buying service - like USAA or Costco. I've used both and they usually start...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-02-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,919
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Did a short video, it's shaky but kinda hard to...

Did a short video, it's shaky but kinda hard to hold my phone and do a full throttle acceleration. http://youtu.be/RCcJCYg9Ca8

The video is with the new 3.73s and SCT 93 Octane tune. I think it...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,919
Posted By Paul S. Safford
@Scottmach & VistaBlueFrank68, yes, I have the...

@Scottmach & VistaBlueFrank68, yes, I have the traction control on, just spent $800 on two tires and don't want to really smoke them just yet. The 3.15s with an Auto will smoke the tires if that's...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Haha, how much HP is listed in your BIO? I guess...

Haha, how much HP is listed in your BIO? I guess from your perspective 3.15s are just fine...

I just picked up the car this morning, I love the 3.73s! I am very happy with this mod, negligable...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,489
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Just picked up the car this morning, it's running...

Just picked up the car this morning, it's running great and to sum up my initial impression, basically, I can't figure out why Ford didn't just give the 3.73s stock. Initially I can't see more then...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-30-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,919
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Thanks for the confirmation on choosing them. ...

Thanks for the confirmation on choosing them. Initial impression is great - they took the time to explain everything to me and when they saw my honorable discharge license plate they volunteered a...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-28-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,769
Posted By Paul S. Safford
Just read 15 pages of posts, minus the comments...

Just read 15 pages of posts, minus the comments about having a pair, what a great read, better then a time elapse of someone loosing 100+lbs. Great job and thanks for sharing...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-28-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,489
Posted By Paul S. Safford
I'm also getting the 3.73 gears installed this...

I'm also getting the 3.73 gears installed this weekend, interested to hear back how you like yours?
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-28-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,919
Posted By Paul S. Safford
I have the same dilemma / question... ...

I have the same dilemma / question... Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, I'm already committed. The car is resting on a lift at Murillo Motorsports here in San Antonio awaiting new bearings as...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-28-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,096
Posted By Paul S. Safford
I'm having 3.73s installed in my '13 GT with auto...

I'm having 3.73s installed in my '13 GT with auto this weekend, should be interesting. It's on the lift now, they couldn't get the bearings off and had to order new ones, hope to pick her up and...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Paul S. Safford
How to find a good shop to do the install? I in...

How to find a good shop to do the install? I in no way would equate "good" shop with the stealership but they honor their warranty... I called them up and they won't do a gear swap.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-11-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By Paul S. Safford
TJ, Thanks for sharing the link... I've been...

TJ, Thanks for sharing the link... I've been thinking about different gears for the rear end but not sure how hard they are to install, is it something I could do in my garage? I don't mind the...
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