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After nearly 15 years in the making, I finally own a Ford GT

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  1. normv

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    So I have had the new Bridgestone’s on for almost 500 miles and I cannot believe how well they perform. For a tire that does not have the latest tech, they sure seem to hook. Maybe it’s because they are enormous.

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    You such awesome taste and yes the Bridgestones are very good tires. Wish you well.
     
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    They are far better than the Goodyears.

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    Clocked another 80 plus intoxicating miles on the empty backroads of NC this morning. Continue to be amazed by how solid this car is. Nearly 15 years old, and yet not a shake or rattle to speak of. The chassis is phenomenal and the steering feedback is perfect. I am building tons of confidence in the car and that is opening up new performance parameters. I continue to be shocked by how well the Bridgestone’s perform. For old tire tech, they work remarkably well. Must be because of the sheer enormity of the contact strip.
     
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    Be careful of being overconfident. It is a beast without the nannys.

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    I see you have the OEM muffler..take them off for austerity and put some accufabs ( save you about 45 pounds) a Torrie tune and pulley and this car is wow!
     
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    I have an Accufab exhaust on my recent addition but it’s a love hate thing.....sound is epic, the resonance is super annoying, hard to find a comfortable cruising RPM.....I wouldn’t be surprised to go back to a mufflered system someday
     
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    I wanted to switch from the stock setup to the Borla, but never got around to it.

    Took a Tubi off a 355 Spider when I bought her, as it was way too boomy for me. Switched to an ANSA Sport setup Norwood installed, and it sounded great.
     
  10. gtjoey

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    Your are bit hard my friend!, Just imagine Joe and I 15 years ago we thought we were driving SPACESHIPS.
    The bridgestones are great......Im keeping them at 33lbs all round and it seems to be the best in that zone to me.
    Im approaching 100,000 miles in my GT's combined.
    Other than my 66 Sting Ray convertible back in the day , the Ford GT is the only car today that people whip out cell phones and just go nuts.
    ITS 15 YEARS OLD ! Camillo nailed the design proportions , Fred G pushed through things that could never have been done today.
    Plus it is just BULLET PROOF to drive and service. No traction control, no buzzers, blinkers, rear cameras, cup holder, power seats, heated seats.
    It the ultimate modern old school car.
    Enjoy the ride...…..
    GTJOEY131P.S Ihave the Heffner pipes in1316, OMG THE SOUND IS LIKE NO OTHER!
     
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