From GT 350 to GT 350R

Discussion in 'Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by VoodooPower, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. dom418

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    I hear you but some would argue an R for the street in general is a gross misuse but to each his own. You can make that argument about anything. I’m not tracking the car so preserving the rims for the next guy isn’t an option. I love the look of the CF rims so they’ll stay on. If something happens I’ll deal with it then.
     
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    Yes. I can argue that driving any 350 on the street is a gross misuse of the entire car! - lol.

    I never made it to the track with my R - sad, I know... but if I had shelved the wheels - what would that have accomplished? To each their own. I'll just enjoy the car. ;)
     
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    I love the look of the R wheels too! So the street wheels are knock off's. See! Problem solved!
     
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    I agree with this. There's a lot of uncertainty with the future of the collector car market - in my opinion. Hopefully the day when gasoline goes away and self-driving becomes illegal is very far away.

    That's good to know. Reinforces my decision to buy a regular GT350 instead of an R. 99% + of my miles are on the street with only a handful of track days per year.
     
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    Yes.
    Albeit, as a previous track pack owner, I knew a definite wheel upgrade for tracktrac coming as the 350 wheels are anchors. I wanted the ultimate track wheel and can't get better than CF wheels for the track period.
     
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    If I had the extra money I would definitely have an R - just for the CF wheels IMO it's worth it. But I'd have to have a lot more money than I do - enough to not care whether they get damaged through using them.
     
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    A 5 year zero deductible wheel and tire warranty was like $1k. Already replaced a flat rear tire for me last summer when I picked up a screw near the sidewall.

    Nice to not worry about MI infamous pot holes for 5 years as well ;).
     
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    Cool. Let' r rip.
     
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    They wouldn't sell me a warranty on an '18R. One of my '17s has the warranty. Afaik, you can't buy the Ford road hazard warranty on R's anymore.
     
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    Nothing is a misuse of anything. If your thing is to drive an R, or hell a Ferrari F488 to supermarket only, so be it. It's your money and your time... The only thing that matters is you to be happy. Life is short. I said it before, the amount of track days I do (2-3 a year) does not warrant me getting an R, but if I had the dough and the space to park it, would have gotten one... the problem was that when I bought my 350, the R, with it's ADM, was getting dangerously close to a second hand F430... too close for comfort. Just enjoy your cars!
     
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    Is it a misuse of a Snapon box end wrench to drive a nail into a 2x4? Just checking...:bandit:
     
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    Not if that's all you have and you need the nail into the 2x4.
     
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    Misuse - use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose. The wrong or improper use of something.

    Just because you needed to use a Snapon wrench to drive a nail as a linchpin to the sail you need to get off the island to save your life doesn't mean the tool was used correctly.
     
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    F430 is cool, but the R is faster on track. Depends on what you want. I would prefer an R over an F430 any day for a car that would be driven a lot and used as a car, not garage art.
     
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    Touche'
     
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