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Discussion in '2015+ Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by Blinkwow74, Mar 15, 2019.

So if I had the opportunity to buy a 2019 GT350R or a 2018 ROUSH Jackhammer each at MSRP

Poll closed Friday at 11:49 AM.
  1. 2019 GT350R

    83.3%
  2. 2018 Roush Jackhammer

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  1. Blinkwow74

    Blinkwow74 New Member Established Member

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    Looking for some pro’s and cons against getting 2019 GT350R or a 2018 ROUSH Jackhammer both new will be roughly $72k
     
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    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Predicting vote will be 90/10. Not telling which way because you'll just vote opposite to dick me over.
     
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  3. Blinkwow74

    Blinkwow74 New Member Established Member

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    I figured but I didn’t want to post in two places. Was hoping I’d get views from people that own one.
    It’s like it’s almost a definite you need to pull the carbon wheels off when you get them. One pothole and they will probably crack. 526hp Vs. 710hp on the ROUSH Jackhammer. Damm I didn’t think this was going to be so damm difficult to decide.
     
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    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Factory VS aftermarket

    I’d go with the 350R
     
  5. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Gotta consider resale also, there's no Blue Book for a Roush. It's an aftermarket package so the car will essentially be a modded 5.0. I looked @ Roush before I purchased my original gt500 back in 2010. My current R is now my 4th Shelby I've owned and I've never regretted my decision to go Shelby, haven't even considered Roush since.
     
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  6. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Only one will destroy the other in straight line performance.
    Only one will one will appreciate in value over time (a LONG time).

    How long do you plan to keep the car and what do you plan to do with it?

    Why not wait for the GT500? In your other thread you indicated you didnt have interest in the GT500, yet you are considering a Roush Jackhammer? WTH??
     
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  7. ANGREY

    ANGREY Active Member Established Member

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    The 350R is a better starting platform. The Roush is in SOME aspects a superior performing car.

    350's are wider, have bigger brakes, better suspension, arguably better motor, better sound, obviously better wheels (depending on whether you actually use them) better TRANSMISSION (why Ford continues to sell the garbage MT is beyond me), diff and trans coolers (which may not seem like a big deal until you track it hard).

    A sup'd up 5.0 is a badass ride. I wouldn't mind owning either to be honest. But a sup'd up 5.0 is still a 5.0. The 350 is a different starting platform when it comes to chassis and drivetrain.
     
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  8. WVTrakPak

    WVTrakPak Active Member Established Member

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    Hammer today $72k
    Hammer tomorrow with 150 miles $55k

    And I love and have owned a Roush car. They are well done and have a great network of people. If you love straight line and horsepower it is not a bad call just be prepared to love it for a while.

    There is no driving car like the 350 and I have owned and driven several great cars.
     
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  9. Blinkwow74

    Blinkwow74 New Member Established Member

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    I currently own a 2011 ROUSH and dealers have to use black book because of the non inclusion in blue book.
     
  10. Blinkwow74

    Blinkwow74 New Member Established Member

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    I would love a gt500... but I know the price point they will be going for 115-120k is definitely out of my price range unless I get a really good job after I retire from the usaf in July 2020 after 24 years in
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Fair enough... do you plan to keep this next car for a while and what to you want to use it for?

    I, personally, have 0 interest in a weekend toy 350/R based on what the car was designed for (track weapon). I’m more of a straight line, brutal acceleration type of guy. The 350 cars fail in that department vs their competition.

    That said, I’d love to buy an R and sit on it for 30 years.


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    The R.


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  13. Blinkwow74

    Blinkwow74 New Member Established Member

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    Well I want a show car/fun mid life crisis car lol
    I want something a lot of people don’t have...which leads to my other choice which I posted in the other post about color.
    Race red looks good and everything matches and easier to fix paint chips if it happens as opposed to orange fury which is a very loud color but is metallic and fixing paint chips not so easy I imagine.

    I tend to take care of my cars and would most likely hold on to it for the long haul. Maybe eventually putting the same supercharger they will put on the gt500 later in life. I would of course save all original parts to restore to factory condition if I ever decided to part ways with it. When the new 2030 Flying Shelby Gt 500 comes out lol
     
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    Fail? Fail at what? Fail at something that isn't the car's primary focus? It's competition? What in your opinion is the 350R's competition? R is a Track Monster. The best naturally aspirated shifting, handling, track car probably ever made at its price point.

    I'm driving a failed 1320 R...that's ok with me.
     
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  15. Chancey

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    I just sold my 2017 Roush Mustang gt 727 hp packaged car. (It was 727hp before I added American Racing headers, full exhaust, hurst short throw shifter, mcLoed RXT clutch, full suspension upgrade, and a ton of other too long to list goodies) Bought it brand new. Only had 9,000 or so miles and was a serious rocket ship. True bad boy. Well when I bought my GT500, I could only get trade in value or sale it for barely more than a 2017 mustang gt. So for resale alone, I would definitely go for the GT350. And as some one else mentioned, its not an aftermarket car.
     
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    mariusvt Active Member Established Member

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    How long are you planning on keeping it? If you're going to drive it who cares about resale. You don't worry about the next guy when it comes to a woman, same approach with a car. Both are unique in their own ways.
     
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    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    Bet you knew the answer before you started this thread !!
     
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  18. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Ah hahahahaha! Classic response from a classic Beta male.

    Glad you’re ok with a life of 2nd place finishes.


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    I’d pick the Jackhammer if it was a Royal Crimson and a manual otherwise I’d pick the GT350. I hope they redesign the blower because it looks hideous.


    Pick your poison.
     
  20. 1FASFKR

    1FASFKR Active Member Established Member

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    TF? LOL. Ya, Beta with an R...and previously a HC, a 14 GT500, A 12 Boss, etc. A response fit from a 14 year old troll. Having financial limitations must suck for you. Try more working and less mouthing off. Shouldn't you be looking in the yacht section over at hellcat.org?
     
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