When my dealer got his only ‘09 GT500KR, he called me. When he received his GT350 & GT500 allocations, he called me. When I wanted a specific new car for the wife, I called him and he found it for me.
I bought 9 cars/trucks from that same guy at that same dealer. Will certainly go there...
I think it’s only a few hundred $$ difference for a couple of months….
When dealing for vehicles like these: a good, long-term relationship with your dealer is key. Over the many decades I have been buying cars, I’ve only bought from maybe 3 dealers. And they have a long memory.
The dealer gets a nice kickback from their financing firms. Check with them on how long you need to keep their financing before you can change. I have done it several times over the years. Used to be after 3 months you can move the loan and they still get their cut.
Shipment shows on your window sticker.
And remember to take what FP Staff tells you with a grain of salt. They are an outsourced marketing organization that has nothing to do with FRAP. All they do is read you the VVR your dealer can see.
They are nice kids and want to help, but are not part...
I did not double the magnets as they are very strong. But not a bad idea.
I also slotted the bottom two holes and kept those two bolts in place.
I used standard 3M double-stick body tape you can buy anywhere. Like this...
I had previously bought dogbones from Shiftec, and the items from AC are identical. Same supplier?
The base plate is high quality, and I think their drilling jig was off just a bit as the rear of the base should be slightly more inboard:
As Tob requested, the outside-to-outside flange...
Exactly. So the question is: are the two flanges ~1/4” off, or did they incorrectly drill and tap the base. I think the latter since it’s kind of obvious the rear of the base pads should be slightly more inboard.
But overall, it’s a very complex piece and my solution doesn’t bother me much. No...
Yes, the dog bones don’t allow for any leeway:
As you can see in the previous pictures, the rear of the base pads should be about 1/16” further in, which would make spacers unnecessary. Since the base pads are already drilled and tapped, not much I could do….
Ok, here’s the scoop:
The wing is a work of art!
I did have one perplexing issue. The dogbones drive the outer two mounting holes. And the base mounts are pre-drilled and tapped for the thee bolts on each side. So once the dogbone locations are set, the mounts end up slightly...