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  1. rsnyder

    rsnyder SVT Established Member

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    I recently traded my 2012 Kona blue 5.0 for this badass machine...! I've owned 5 mustangs (3 Cobras and 2 GTs), and I love them to death. I am not a die hard Ford OR Chevy guy, I simply love them both. As long as it's all American muscle, I'll drive it :rockon:

    This is a 2008 LS3 6speed Auto with the paddle shifters. It's fast as hell completely stock! It also has the dual mode exhaust which is absolutely awesome. Maybe one day I'll have another Cobra/GT500, but until then, Ill rock this thing... :) Just thought I'd share. :banana:

    Here's what I replaced vvvvvv
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  2. evolve

    evolve Active Member Established Member

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    Good choice! Any plans as far as mods go?
     
  3. o2gt

    o2gt Active Member Established Member

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    very nice i thought long and hard about a vet before I picked up my 5.0. really looks great they are great cars. any modding plans?
     
  4. stang8psi

    stang8psi New Member Established Member

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    Did you keep or sell the old wheels on the 5.0?
     
  5. HEMI LOL

    HEMI LOL Give Thanks Established Member

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    nice trade! i love vettes too.
     
  6. TClark22

    TClark22 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice Downgrade
     
  7. o2k

    o2k Noob Established Member

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    Come on man.. It's not a downgrade if he's happy with it.. :beer:

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  8. Detoxx03

    Detoxx03 El Cucuy Established Member

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    Nice trade.
     
  9. Ghoust

    Ghoust Will Over Skill Established Member

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    Good work. IMHO, life is too short to be brand loyal. Explore all types of cars. Love horsepower and amazing machinery no matter what brand it is.
     
  10. Gray_Ghost

    Gray_Ghost Active Member Established Member

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    It looks like you got a nice ride, and I love Vettes, but why Automatic?
     
  11. Sonic605hp

    Sonic605hp Resident Prick. Established Member

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    Nice upgrade!
     
  12. CalcVictim

    CalcVictim Resident douchenozzle Established Member

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    When I autocross I see a bunch of Vettes and one thing always stick out in my head is that out of the quad tips two are always darker then the other two(one on each side). I am not sure if it's because of the exhaust having a valve, if it is then it seems like a retarded design which always has two of the tips sootier then the other two, also is there a reason for the valve besides noise?

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  13. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks nice. Get some new wheels and it will look 100 times better. Congrats.
     
  14. thomas91169

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    Nice upgrade! Go from a car with pudgy looks and performance to one that even the base model A6 is borderline beastly.

    How does the A6 shift in those? I didnt even know the C6's had a paddle shifting A6 until about a week ago. I was looking at getting a new 2.0t gen coupe with the A8 or 6M and my buddy was saying you can get a 40-50k mi C6 A6 (or sometimes even M6's) in the same price range, and its pretty much twice as much power/car for the money.
     
  15. rsnyder

    rsnyder SVT Established Member

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    Not much just yet, maybe a CAI and window tint.

    I sold the wheels with the car since I already sold the stock wheels over a year ago.

    :-D

    My last several cars over the course of about 10+ years have all been manual, and I wanted something different. Spending money on clutches and other related components when they fail kinda sucks too..... The new automatics that have been out lately are pretty stout! This 6-speed auto will be great for the track!

    The valve is vacuum actuated and opens past 3500rpm and makes the exhaust WAAY louder than under normal part throttle operation. It is mainly there so your car can sound badass when romping on it, but docile WITHOUT highway drone when cruising. You can do two things to change that. You can buy a "Mild to Wild" switch and open/close the valves at the push of a button, or you can just pull the fuse and leave the valves open 100% of the time so your car stays really loud. Right now I have the fuse pulled and holy SH*&T,,, for a stock exhaust it's loud as hell....! It sounds great!
     
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    I think it shifts great! This thing moves the hell out completely stock, and the automatic definitely doesn't seem to hold it back at all... I don't have much seat time and experience with using the paddle shifters, but in 2008 Chevy improved the shift timing/crispness when using them. I can't see anyone out-shifting it in a manual car.......If you look at a 2005-2007 C6 model, you can find them for about $3-5k cheaper than the 2008+ cars. Make sure you read all the differences though...LS2 vs LS3 is one main difference.
     
  17. zak88lx

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    What is the axle ratio?
    My Dad and I test drove a 2008 A6 and a 2008 M6.
    The auto had a 2.56:1 and the manual had a 3.55:1.
     
  18. mynamiseli

    mynamiseli New Member Established Member

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    Like yours?

    Edit: I lose, thought that was your sig.

    Love the new car OP.
     
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  19. 76mmturbo

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    what ever makes you happy.
     
  20. roy_1031

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    Nice trade.
     

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