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Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by gfcobra04, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. gfcobra04

    gfcobra04 Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    The base and the CFTP have difference suspensions pieces
    1) springs: cftp are stiffer and lower. Does anyone know the part numbers for purchasing?
    2) wheels: cftp as stated cf wheels 20x11f/20x11.5r & very light. After market wheels a few lbs more can be purchased much lighter than the base models stock wheels
    3) wing: cftp has GT4 wing which adds additional downforce. Anderson composite, APR have wings question is will they add the same downforce?
    4) shock computer programming: cftp has different programming for the magneRide, I’m not sure if this can be done?
    5) anything else I missed?

    Basically can a base model car be made to perform like or close to a CFTP car by purchasing cftp parts or after market parts. If yes how would you go about it? And are the part available now to do so?
     
  2. jvandy50

    jvandy50 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    if it’s anything like the 350R, ford will price the OEM parts basically out of reach for most sane people...i mean the plastic R splitter is over a grand, 4k wheels, no telling on the wing.

    i do think the base with a tire and lighter wheels will be right there nipping at the CFTP car
     
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    ZOMBEAST Killed by Death Established Member

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    What about magnesium wheels?
     
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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The APR wings do work and IMO actually look better than the oem GT4. Any difference between will be negligible. Then you'll have to play with spring rates and maybe sway bar too. Add a set of track wheels with R7's or the CFTP spec cup 2 and you'll have no issue being as fast in theory. Question is, are YOU that fast?
     
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  5. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Tires and driving lessons/practice will put many faster than the cftp cars with normal owners. Lighter wheels are the bonus...
     
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  6. gfcobra04

    gfcobra04 Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Good to know about the APR wings. Am I faster good question? Seat time is needed and coming from my 00R this car will be different.
     
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  7. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    I am surprised the sway bars aren't different.

    Tom
     
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  8. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They are. Or at least the rear bar is...

    Screenshot_20200112-113444_Drive.jpg
     
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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Id like to see pics of that SN95
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Answers above in bold.

    Truth be told, you could build a track rat out of a GT350 that runs quite a bit quicker than a stock CFTP, it's a matter of how "prepped" you want the car to be and how much you want to spend.
     
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    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    1995 Cobra R chassis 69 of 250. Very extensive race history from 1995-2002.

    Tom
     
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    paluka21 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Tom, other than your avatar, it's been a while since I've seen that beast. Awesome ride! Brings back a lot memories of my old SN95.
     
  13. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    OP, you can 100% build a better car using the base GT500. My only gripes with the CFTP is the ugly wing, and the carbon wheels.
    The wheels cost so much, its almost as if you dont want to use them and have another track set. SINCE you will need a street and track setup, imo the best way to go is the base model.

    The money you saved could be spent of Forgeline + hoosier or pirelli scrubs (total cost of that would be around 6500-7500). After that you have about 11k to spend on down force and lighter materials.
    lithium battery
    tillet racing seat (9-10lbs)
    full suspension, my experience with this is any aftermarket setup will be lighter than factory.
    I'm sure steeda is working on a lighter k-member too.
    drop a good amount of weight with full exhaust too (while adding power).
     
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  14. jvandy50

    jvandy50 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Agreed, you also get to mod/tinker a bit while making it your own
     

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