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Old 03-08-2005, 12:09   #1 (permalink)
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Advice from GT owners

Hey guys and girls,

Am at the point where I am moving up from my AU into the BA. I've had my eyes on the f6 or the GT. I've had some great advice both ways so the decision is still hard. I am very keen to PM or hear from MK2 GT owners with their thoughts on the "new" version, things to look out for, what sort of deal you managed.

I'm also wondering what the stock brakes are like for a car of this size. I'm test driving one tomorrow alongside the F6, so I'll give it a go, ut I just wondered.

Those of you who have already helped me out, THANKYOU
I am so impressed with the help I have already recieved!

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Old 03-09-2005, 20:11   #2 (permalink)
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Well it's happened.

Thanks for all the PM's and I must say the F6 crew are steadfastly sticking by their machines, understandably so.

I bought the "slower" option.

No doubt the turbo crew will do me at the lights, but I can't wait to open the GT up up a mountain range.

That said, how should I really run the thing in???? I know what the book says, but I've heard good things from guys and gals who flog em.........

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Well it's happened.

Thanks for all the PM's and I must say the F6 crew are steadfastly sticking by their machines, understandably so.

I bought the "slower" option.

No doubt the turbo crew will do me at the lights, but I can't wait to open the GT up up a mountain range.

That said, how should I really run the thing in???? I know what the book says, but I've heard good things from guys and gals who flog em.........

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Old 03-09-2005, 20:42   #4 (permalink)
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Well it's happened.

Thanks for all the PM's and I must say the F6 crew are steadfastly sticking by their machines, understandably so.

I bought the "slower" option.

No doubt the turbo crew will do me at the lights, but I can't wait to open the GT up up a mountain range.

That said, how should I really run the thing in???? I know what the book says, but I've heard good things from guys and gals who flog em.........

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I dont know about slower??!!

The BAGT is the Fastest production Falcon Ford has ever made and with a few minor bolt on mods it will do low 13's all day long.

You've made the right choice!!!

Don't baby the car during run in, just drive it normally and give it a burst when ever you want.
The oil issues seemed to be solved now.
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Onya Greg, good choice mate, you will not be sorry, having owned the GT now for 15 months all I can say that is negative is the face ache is getting me down a bit (from all the smiling).

I must admit I was peeved at the oil usage (up to 1 lt per 1000kms) but at 17,000kms it has stopped completely.........yessss!!!!!

I have driven the F6 and although it is quick it just isn't a V8 and will never sound like one.

Do yourself a favour and fit a cold air induction kit and BMC air filter and some Pacemaker extractors and 320 fwkw's is totally achievable.

Happy motoring and welcome to the club.

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Old 03-10-2005, 01:48   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome guys thanks, what a club to be in!!

Coupeman, I went mercury silver, stripes, auto, and "the" steering wheel. WAS hard to pass up the new 6-speed, but I do a lot of city, and will eventually end up in Sydney most probably with work, so I planned ahead. Almost went the orange actually, but I decided to be a bit more subtle on the streets, as I'm worried enough about the future health of my licence points!!!!

With the auto, can anyone advise me if it will allow the engine to rev to the limiter in the sports shift mode, or is it governed?? That is my greatest fear, as in the AU the box is the limiting factor. Sure I can get around it, but I hope someone has good news there!

Also i've a B&M "resistor style" shift kit on the AU, any point keeping it for the GT auto?? What about a B&M tranny cooler???

I'll no doubt go the powerup route eventually, but after 152 kw of fire breathing stock AU auto, I'm sure I'll be quite content with the new toy for a while. The "edit" interests me a lot though, nothing like sorting out the computer!

Now the wait begins...........................
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Awesome guys thanks, what a club to be in!!

Coupeman, I went mercury silver, stripes, auto, and "the" steering wheel. WAS hard to pass up the new 6-speed, but I do a lot of city, and will eventually end up in Sydney most probably with work, so I planned ahead. Almost went the orange actually, but I decided to be a bit more subtle on the streets, as I'm worried enough about the future health of my licence points!!!!

With the auto, can anyone advise me if it will allow the engine to rev to the limiter in the sports shift mode, or is it governed?? That is my greatest fear, as in the AU the box is the limiting factor. Sure I can get around it, but I hope someone has good news there!

Also i've a B&M "resistor style" shift kit on the AU, any point keeping it for the GT auto?? What about a B&M tranny cooler???

I'll no doubt go the powerup route eventually, but after 152 kw of fire breathing stock AU auto, I'm sure I'll be quite content with the new toy for a while. The "edit" interests me a lot though, nothing like sorting out the computer!

Now the wait begins...........................
yes the wait it nearly sent me mad twice ,but u will b a happy man i still get a shiver down my spine every time i start up,
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