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"The Smoking Tire" reviews my 08' GT500

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by ElCoyote, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. ElCoyote

    ElCoyote Lord SVT Contributor Established Member

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    So a few weeks back Zack Klapman from The Smoking Tire reviewed my GT500 and the video posted on their channel yesterday.

    Here It Is:


    GT500 Details:
    16,200 Miles
    Second Owner

    - Smog Legal Gen3 Whipple 2.9 Kit
    (675WHP/611WTQ)
    -McLeod RXT Clutch Kit
    -LFP Dual Fan/Pass Heat Exchanger

    -295/40/18 Hankook RS4's Rear
    -275/40/18 Hankook RS4's Front
    -Whiteline LCA's
    -Whiteline LCA Relocation Brackets
    -Whiteline Adjustable Panhard Bar
    -Koni Struts/Shocks
    -BMR Linear GT500 Springer
    -Camber Bolts
    -Stock Exhaust
     
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  2. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Sweet man. Even more happy you went from a vette to a gt500
     
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  3. ElCoyote

    ElCoyote Lord SVT Contributor Established Member

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    Couldn't be happier with it!
     
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  4. 2011 gtcs

    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    Great video, I loved my 08 GT500 with the Gen1 VMP TVS, but I like that Gen3 2.9 whipple a lot
     
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  5. Badass_Forever

    Badass_Forever Active Member Established Member

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    Could not do it, hes no Matt. But good on you for getting your car out there.
     
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  6. ElCoyote

    ElCoyote Lord SVT Contributor Established Member

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    Some people have a fetish with Matt and it becomes apparent in the comments section.
    I personally can’t stand Matt’s reviews, haha.
     
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  7. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    A bit like what I had years back. Good power and quite a bit of fun to drive. Nice ride.
     
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  8. gofast15

    gofast15 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Do you get any kind of traction below 70mph on 295 non DR tires ? it's cool but it kind of sucks too . You have 675rwhp car but you have to drive it like the car makes 300hp
     
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  9. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    I remember you said your goals for this was for the track, have you taken it to the track?
     
  10. ElCoyote

    ElCoyote Lord SVT Contributor Established Member

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    In 1st gear it takes A LOT of pedal discipline and in 2nd it holds pretty well at WOT with the RS4’s. Once they heat up they actually provide pretty damn good traction.

    Remember, I’m on stock 3:31 rear end gears and they’re VERY long. That along with it being a 4,100lb car with me in it make it manageable.
    If I switched to 3:73’s I’d be blowing the tires off in most gears.
     
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  11. ElCoyote

    ElCoyote Lord SVT Contributor Established Member

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    Only to a Speed Venture event at AAA in Fontana and 3 AutoX’s.
    It did A LOT better at the bigger AAA track. It feels very compliant and doesn’t just blow the tires off coming out of turns, just takes discipline.
     
  12. aoc racer

    aoc racer Ford is hella cool Established Member

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    Sweet ride you have there.
     
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  13. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Very nice man. Car sounds and looks awesome.


    Same here. Big time.
     
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  14. FleeMan

    FleeMan Its nice when its quiet Established Member

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    Awesome car and +3, anything that has to do with Matt, I cant stand watching.
     
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  15. CSCOBRA03

    CSCOBRA03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice GT-500, it looks and sound awesome.
     
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