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Discussion in 'Interior and Exterior' started by z28th1s, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. z28th1s

    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    I just recently swapped out the factory 'Base' model GT steering wheel with a brand new 2010 Shelby GT500 wheel that I got from Tousley Ford.

    The factory wheel was the main part of the 'Base' GT interior that I didn't like.

    I also changed the factory shift knob to a custom one that my wife got me for my birthday. It came from grabberpony.com. It is a black 'cue ball' knob and the 6 speed pattern is engraved in Grabber Blue! They have all the '05 and up Mustang colors available and you can get the ball itself or the engraving in those colors!

    Before pic:

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    After pic of steering wheel:

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    After pic of shift knob:

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  2. SVT_4_me

    SVT_4_me Well-Known Member Established Member

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    huge improvement! i like that steering wheel a lot... it would be even better if you could have gotten it with the grabber blue stitching.
     
  3. z28th1s

    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    Thanks :beer:

    There was a steering wheel for sale on here that came out of a 'Premium' '11 GT that had the Grabber Blue stitching and that looked very nice. The 'Premium' GT wheel is leather wrapped, whereas the Shelby GT500 wheel is leather and suede wrapped.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks much better.
     
  5. Stangman@SM

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    Looks Great. I've had that exact steering wheel on order for 3 weeks now with my local Ford dealer. I think I will stick with the factory knob though. It matches the steering wheel.

    I hear its an easy install. 15-20 minutes?
     
  6. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Are the harness connections all plug and play?
     
  7. z28th1s

    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    Thanks Travis :beer:

    Thanks :beer:

    Yes, it is about a 15 minute install. We didn't even have to have a wheel puller!!

    Yes, it is plug-n-play! My cruise control works and all the steering wheel buttons 'light' up when the lights are on.

    The audio and Sync buttons don't work because they weren't available on the 'Base' GT model.
     
  8. SVT_4_me

    SVT_4_me Well-Known Member Established Member

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    yeah, my premium GT has the grabber accent interior and i love it! but, i do like that GT500 wheel better than mine. that suede is very nice looking...
     
  9. 5spd07gt

    5spd07gt BaggedCobra Established Member

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    that looks great Greg. I have bought a few knobs from grabberpony and they have been awesome. Mark makes a great product
     
  10. z28th1s

    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    Thanks :beer: I like the suede too!!

    Thanks Nate :beer: This is the first knob that I have gotten from them, but looks like a high quality product!
     
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    Looks great
     
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  13. z28th1s

    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    how much was the shifter handle and ball?
     
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    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    The shifter ball was $59.95 and the polished aluminum adapter that fits between the shift knob and the boot was $18.95. The shipping was free. They make these to order, it took about 3 weeks to get it.
     
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    cababah New Member Established Member

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    3 major things bothered my about base interior:

    steering wheel, pedals, and shift knob. hard to tell from the pics but I also installed the premium aluminum cover pedals as well which definitely give it a more sporty look.

    to shed some light on the cost/shipping story, I was in discussion with mark at grabberpony for quite some time because he said their machine was broken and they were waiting on a part to come in so they could fix it which definitely added to the delayed shipping time...I believe they are all caught up to speed now though.
     
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    z28th1s The 5.0 is Back!!! Established Member

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    Where did you get the premium aluminum pedal covers?
     
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    cababah New Member Established Member

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    ordered it from ford in their parts dept but you can also order em online

    2011 Ford Mustang Aluminum Sport Pedals

    you can find cheaper performance pedals elsewhere but I wanted the OEM look
     
  19. NiteMareGT

    NiteMareGT Master Of Puppets Established Member

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    That's cotton candy right there, mang !!! :rockon:
     
  20. AmnDucky

    AmnDucky New Member Established Member

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    That is the exact shift nob I want to get because it will match my interior. Looks as good as I hoped it would.
     

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