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Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by taco7, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. taco7

    taco7 New Member Established Member

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    I see the order guide and thanks to those who posted. Talk to me about the HANDLING PACKAGE. I will occasionally (3 x a year) hit the track, have done a few times in my '13 but obviously still a novice driver. Living in the west, we have wide open spaces that allow some serious speeds...Is the package worth it? Do I need it?

    Also, has anyone seen the non-recaro seats? I had Recaros before and liked them, especially on the track, but I wonder about the price.
     
  2. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    The GT350 Recaros are tighter than the ‘13-14 GT500 Recaros but I went for a drive in my ‘14 tonight and I love mine, so I’ll have to get the Recaros again. Definitely worth the addition to me, unless you have to have power/heated/cooled.
    The handling package is probably worth it for swallowing large spaces and canyon roads.
    -J
     
  3. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The Handling Package is really an Aero Package. It consists of wicker splitters and a Gurney flap.
    Weak sauce Ford.
     
  4. BrunotheBoxer

    BrunotheBoxer Little Boy Blue - He needed the money. Established Member

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    I agree with this. My 14 recaros I just fit my back in. The gt350. No way. I could never order those.
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    I don’t know how you fit in yours. I ended up regretting getting a Recaro car, as the seats were to tight on my back, in my ‘14.

    350 Recaros were even worse. No F-ing way.
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I thought it included CC plates as well? I admit I haven't been following much lately.

    Also, I fit in my GT350 recaros just fine. Even when I was getting near 250lbs.

    I consider them a must have for any amount of track driving, if you don't have them then a harness would be the next thing to keep you in the seat. It's amazing how much less fatigued you are after a weekend where you don't have to hold yourself in place with the wheel/door/center console.
     
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    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This +10000 lol
     
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  8. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    No plates was the latest I heard.
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Well I would consider that package a waste then.
     
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    BrunotheBoxer Little Boy Blue - He needed the money. Established Member

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    It’s called cope.

    I just keep tellin myself that I’m not really sitting at a angle and I forget about it.
     
  11. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Even worse - Ford tells you in the owners manual that the splitter wickers and Gurney Flap are track only and need to come off after an event. And all this time I thought it was different size bars and spring rates, a tuned damper calibration over non-CF or HP cars as well as the plates being included. Ford missed the mark here, bigtime.
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    Indeed.
     
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    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    No they didn't, it's called " money for nothing "..
     
  14. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    When a "handling package" is in actuality an "aero package" I'd say Ford pulled off more than a misnomer. I'm still holding out for someone from vehicle dynamics that can address the concern definitively.
     
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    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    We might have to wait until the first lab rat gets his car and ordered the handling package to report their findings.
     
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  16. taco7

    taco7 New Member Established Member

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    Thanks to all for the replies! I'll have to wait and see once they start rolling out. Hopefully my dealer will be behind on ordering (they get 1 allocation).
     

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