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A few performance upgrades for the '08 GT500

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by evasive, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. evasive

    evasive Premium Member Premium Member

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    Going to drop my '08 GT500 back off at Power By The Hour in the coming weeks to finish up some upgrades. With my schedule, it's hard to find the time to get them the car but I'll have the time soon. Outstanding shop with top notch work. Here is what is left to install since the last visit.

    2018 GT350R front brake conversion (via FullTiltBoogieRacing) with red calipers
    Caliperfexion stud kit and slider for the GT350R calipers
    Rear 2014 GT500 brakes with DB crossdrilled rotors and PowerStop red powdercoated calipers
    ATI 10% lower with Gates Racing Belt
    Kinetik crank saver stud kit
    VMP 2.5 upper pulley (replacing a 2.4)
    Maximum Motorsports bump steer kit
    Steeda X1 ball joints
    Lund Ngauge
    Retune


    I will have 2013 GT500 6-piston calipers, hoses, rotors and rear calipers, hoses, and rotors for sale soon. These were taken off a 2013 by Shelby in Vegas for someone getting a SuperSnake conversion done. Front calipers are painted RED with Silver Brembo calipers and clear coated.
     
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  2. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Nice post some pics when its done.
     
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    Very nice. Did you get an opportunity to dyno it after mod install?
     
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    I haven't dropped it off yet for the next round of mods, those mods are what are next but yes, they'll dyno it.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Why are you adding a 10% lower just to change the 2.4 to a 2.6. Kinda seems like a waste of money. Better off with a port
     
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    It’s a better harmonic balancer than factory. I may keep the 2.4 on as long as I can stay on pump gas with the other supporting mods on the car. If not, 2.6 will be there.


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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Havent seen a 2008+ balancer fail. Doesnt seem to be a weak point at all. Kinda seems like wasting money. Money spent on a port , tvs or other blower would be a better bet.
     
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    Already have a ported TVS, L&M plenum port matched, injectors, C&R radiator, C&R heat exchanger, etc.



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    After talking to VMP, going with the 2.5 upper pulley vs the 2.6 to stay on 93 pump gas.
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Premium Member Established Member

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    That lower will bring (even more) a bunch of torque.

    Should be a beast.
     

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