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Old 04-11-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Ok guys so I currently drive a 2007 twin turbo 335i,and I'm looking into selling it and getting a mustang. I'm torn between getting a used 5.0 from 2013 to 2014, or saving a little more and going with the 2007-2009 gt500. I love the fact that the 2013 is new and the way it looks, but I like the fact that the gt500 is already supercharged and well, it's a gt500. Which one do you guys think I should go for?
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You have any pics of your bimmer? Did they ever get that fuel pump issue figured out?

What would be your goals with the new car hp wise, usage-wise, what's your budget?
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You have any pics of your bimmer? Did they ever get that fuel pump issue figured out?

What would be your goals with the new car hp wise, usage-wise, what's your budget?
It would be a sunny day car, not necessarily a weekend car but if its nice out i might drive it often. I have truck to drive daily. As for budget, about 25k if I go with the 5.0 and about 30k for a gt500. My friend has a zl1 and I just think it's time to show him who's boss. If I got the 5.0 I would have to supercharge it eventually, but it would be cheaper out the door. And if I got the gt500, I would probably look into a whipple. As for my car, I'm fairly sure the fuel pump has already been replaced. No problems from it so far.
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Just so you know the 07-09 shelbys are very front end heavy, due to the 5.4 being an iron block and not an aluminum block. But a gear upgrade in those Shelbys really changes the cars personality, in the good way. The 3.31s make the feel like it's revving forever. Then again the 13-14 gt has the coyote and that a good platform for mods. Personally, I'd take the shelby, looks better, to me, and will hold its value better than a regular GT will...


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Just so you know the 07-09 shelbys are very front end heavy, due to the 5.4 being an iron block and not an aluminum block. But a gear upgrade in those Shelbys really changes the cars personality, in the good way. The 3.31s make the feel like it's revving forever. Then again the 13-14 gt has the coyote and that a good platform for mods. Personally, I'd take the shelby, looks better, to me, and will hold its value better than a regular GT will...


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Yeah I've heard they were front end heavy before. What exactly does that mean as far as how it affects the car? I'd imagine it would have an affect through the corners and handling
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If your going to want to change the supercharger on a Shelby anyway, your better off with the 13-14 gt. Your going to get a newer car and honestly your not paying for that Shelby name. Plus the coyote is a beast. You will have no problem getting 600+hp out of one and you will only have spent an extra 7-8k more to do it. Resale? If your modding it well that's out the door anyway. If I were going to get a Shelby it would have to be a 13-14 to interest me. Anyway that's my .02
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Yeah I've heard they were front end heavy before. What exactly does that mean as far as how it affects the car? I'd imagine it would have an affect through the corners and handling

In terms of driving the car aggressively, in corners/braking/ etc. There's just a lot of weight in the front end. And it has very long gearing, because of the 3.31s upgrading it to a 3.55 or 3.73, possibly a 4.10, it'll wake up the car...


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In terms of driving the car aggressively, in corners/braking/ etc. There's just a lot of weight in the front end. And it has very long gearing, because of the 3.31s upgrading it to a 3.55 or 3.73, possibly a 4.10, it'll wake up the car...


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Yeah I'm a huge fan of 4.10 gears. That would probably be the first mod after a full exhaust
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You can talk to ubnbit about exhaust he has a 07-09 gt500 with aftermarket exhaust and seems to like it...


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Coyote is better and is going to be $5-$10k cheaper than a 07-09 and many years newer. Also 500lbs lighter. If we are talking about a 2010 GT500 then prepare to pay $35-$40k for a real nice one and go up drastically from there for an 11/12 and then $50-$60k for a 13/14 with the Trinity motor. Someone said the newer GT500s got Coyotes... that's wrong, they had the 5.4L till 2013 when they got the 5.8L.


$25k for the Coyote and $30k for the GT500 is about right really... but you'll get a LOT more car for $20-$25k in the Coyote. You can get a base model 2011 with really low miles for $20k if you look around a bit. If you want something collectible and cool, look for a 2012 Lava Red car. If you don't know what that is, its a special color change black paint with red flake in it that changes to purple/dark red in the sun. Those things snap necks left and right and is what I want to get when I'm ready for another car payment. I just saw one with 25k miles and a Roushcharger on it go for $25k on SVTP.


That's another thing, you can always look for one that has a blower already installed. I HIGHLY suggest checking out the SVT Performance forums if you want to get something that was really well taken care of by an actual enthusiast where you can often search for a build thread and see just how she was treated and what parts were used.


That would also be the best place to find a GT500... there is at 2007 on there right now (or recently) on Long Island with every bolt on and the clutch done for $29k. All it would need for a 700rwhp ride would be a takeoff blower from a 13/14 and the fuel to support it.


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Coyote is better and is going to be $5-$10k cheaper than a 07-09 and many years newer. Also 500lbs lighter. If we are talking about a 2010 GT500 then prepare to pay $35-$40k for a real nice one and go up drastically from there for an 11/12 and then $50-$60k for a 13/14 with the Trinity motor. Someone said the newer GT500s got Coyotes... that's wrong, they had the 5.4L till 2013 when they got the 5.8L.


$25k for the Coyote and $30k for the GT500 is about right really... but you'll get a LOT more car for $20-$25k in the Coyote. You can get a base model 2011 with really low miles for $20k if you look around a bit. If you want something collectible and cool, look for a 2012 Lava Red car. If you don't know what that is, its a special color change black paint with red flake in it that changes to purple/dark red in the sun. Those things snap necks left and right and is what I want to get when I'm ready for another car payment. I just saw one with 25k miles and a Roushcharger on it go for $25k on SVTP.


That's another thing, you can always look for one that has a blower already installed. I HIGHLY suggest checking out the SVT Performance forums if you want to get something that was really well taken care of by an actual enthusiast where you can often search for a build thread and see just how she was treated and what parts were used.


That would also be the best place to find a GT500... there is at 2007 on there right now (or recently) on Long Island with every bolt on and the clutch done for $29k. All it would need for a 700rwhp ride would be a takeoff blower from a 13/14 and the fuel to support it.


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Thanks man. I'm really starting to lean toward the 5.0. I want one completely stock though because I want to do all the work myself. I'll have to check out thay lava red though it sounds awesome
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Just google it. They were only made in 2012, some had interiors that were combo dark red and black, some were all black. They are sinister as **** looking and a great conversation starter.
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