Just rented a Shelby GT-H v.pics2morrow

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  1. yonson

    yonson OT sux... OT Supporter

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    Went to pick up my Hertz rent-a-beater at the airport and they asked if I wanted to upgrade to something, I said sure if you have an '07 Mustang ('07 fleet vehicles don't come out till October FTL) they said all they have is '06's but they do have a Shelby GT-H, I said WTF why not. Car looks good, and sounds ok, but it's GUTLESS, you can't even turn off the damn traction control, of which I thought I had a solution until I tried accessing the OBDII connector, the bastards removed it, so I don't have anyway to get to the damn ECU w/o pulling it out, and I left my damn bench flashing harness at home FTL...

    cliffs: Car looks good, but is a gutless wonder, can't turn off traction control, and no OBDII Connector FTL.
     
  2. Epik High

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    It's just a GT right?
     
  3. RyeLou

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    It's supposed to have a couple things on top of the GT. I think I read it makes like 15hp more or something not overly significant.
     
  4. August Burns

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    its rated at 325, compared to the GTs 300.
     
  5. dr.zed

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    The cars aren't THAT slow? I have raced a few teaching at Shannonville.

    I WONDER if they are detuned somehow?!?!?!?!
     
  6. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    where da pics at?

    so mid 14's slow now.
     
  7. yonson

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    It's just a GT with a Cold Air kit, and exhaust.

    I managed to get the tune out of the car, the tune engine tune is a little better than stock, however the trans. calibration has been softened up a lot.

    It's a fairly fun car, but a mid 14 sec. car is slow when you are used to a 4700# Daily Driver that runs 12.40's.

    It pretty much rained all day so the pics are pretty shitty.

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  8. Epik High

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    Is the tranny manual, or auto?
     
  9. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    Auto FTL
     
  11. what was that lock wire protecting? did that stop you from accessing the PCM? Why is it there?
     
  12. yonson

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    It was connected to the valve cover. Guess they didn't want someone swapping engines on them. It's not like safety wiring is that hard to do, and their "seal" was just a piece of lead :mamoru:
     
  13. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    got to be one of the cheapest/quickest rentals you can get.
     
  14. Light Speed

    Light Speed Guest

    200 dollars a day isnt too cheap
     
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    Sucks that you cant turn off traction control, that thing is just begging to do a smoke show screaming out its a rental !!!
     
  16. jeff2577

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    Sorry, it's a POS. Only reason Carrol did it was for money. Car has no performance, the song and dance you have to go through is ridiculous at sign out and sign in.

    The safety wire is to keep people from stealing parts. (Who would steal factory parts to hop up their Mustang)
     
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    T/C button has a plastic piece behind it keeping drivers from pushing it. It can be popped out easily if you want.
     
  18. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    heh, that's cute
     
  19. stew

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    From everything I have read they are mid/high 13 second cars, definatly not gutless at all, and they come with the 5 speed auto only.
     
  20. JustWitherAway

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    I had a guy come into my work a while back with one of those, I saw him pull up, and he ended up coming to my register.

    "Damn, nice car out there, that yours?"

    "Yeaaap"

    "Shelby right?"

    "Sure is"

    "Too bad its a rental"

    He didnt say a word after that and left.
     
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  22. TriShield

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    The GT-H is the best looking new Mustang next to the Saleen Parnell Jones IMO. I'd love to own one.
     
  23. yonson

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    I'm pretty sure this one still had stock gears, there wasn't anything changed in the calibration for a different gear ratio.
     

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