I am the proud new owner of a 2012 GT
Premium. Hope to take delivery later this week. I have the package with the spoiler / fake hood scoop, and the Brembo Brake package in race red.
I have a couple of quick questions. The dealer pushes a lot of Rousch parts, and they stock a lot of their stuff. They put together a "Rousch Package" and I test drove one and really liked it - but no Brembos.
They are installing their "Rousch Package" in my car. Includes CAI, Exhaust, lowered springs, and a bunch of bling stuff that looks cool but it probably terribly overpriced.
1) I took a tape measure to the 18's on their lowered car to the 19's on my car, and the overall wheel diameter looks to be about the same. Concerned with lowering the car if the 19's overall are any smaller than the 18's. I found others who lowered Brembo equipped cars and it looks pretty awesome. Any concerns here?
2) The car has stock rear-end gears ... the car I drove w/o the Brembo's had 3.73 gears. The 3.73 car was 2000 RPM at 60mph, my car was about 1600. I can't say the 3.73 car FELT terribly quicker, but I am sure under the clock it's probably quicker. The dealer wants $650 to change out the gears ... is that steep since the Ford Racing parts are $179?
3) Any other advice anyone has is appreciated
I originally wanted a 2013 ... this car was a compromise at the 1.89% 60 mo I got AND $3000 cash back made the car a pretty damn good deal, and I would have spent a lot more on the 2013 and have no had delivery to June or July. Yeah, a LITTLE impatient - I have wanted a GT since I was 16 (41 now!).
I will say the Rousch exhaust sounded AWESOME ... really sold the car IMO. Even my wife liked it and she HATES the Nismo exhaust on my Altima 3.5SR.
Thanks all. I'm excited as hell.