So What are You Planning to do With or On Your FGT This Year?


Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
494
Houston Texas
I have a list of things I would like to get done on my FGT this year (I really don’t go anywhere so the with part doesn’t apply):

1. Address the difficulty I have opening the frunk (there is an interference at the front of it now)
2. Repaint the ugly black wheels back to silver (the shade is still a mystery)
3. Install the new tires I bought last year
4. Fix the head unit (the aftermarket screen won’t retract - it binds up)
5. Do something with the carbon fiber interior I bought awhile back, Install it or get rid of it

Other than standard maintenance and anything breaking, these are my goals for the year.

What is everyone else planning to do?
 
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Nolanh66

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Aug 21, 2019
4
Shark01 , sounds like a goodyear of GT work. Have fun!😁
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
494
Houston Texas
Shark01 , sounds like a goodyear of GT work. Have fun!😁
But the tires are Bridgestones…..LOL
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
I like black wheels on late model Shelbys and new Broncos.

Not on FGTs tho.

Good move IMO.
 

extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
1,403
Gainesville FL
1. Try to determine if there's a different brake pad I can switch to so I don't have to clean the wheels after every 10-20 mile drive. I don't track, so just need to stop while regular ol' street driving.

2. Trailer up to Rich for maintenance.

3. Drive more.
 

dreimer

GT Owner
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Feb 8, 2018
154
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Install the new engine cover struts I just received. Mine are weakening. I noticed it when it was cold out (for Florida) a few weeks ago and when I was parked on a slight down slope.
 
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texas mongrel

GT Owner
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May 3, 2009
1,632
Houston Texas
Drive it, plus perform the 55k service
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,921
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Drive the GT more, get past 80,000 miles.
Install the Whipple supercharger and tune I bought 4 years ago!
 

sr71

GT Owner
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May 22, 2007
497
Calgary, Great White
Install the new engine cover struts I just received. Mine are weakening. I noticed it when it was cold out (for Florida) a few weeks ago and when I was parked on a slight down slope.
There is a tiny hole near the base of the ball. There is supposed to be a little wire clip which keeps the ball from popping off the connection point. Mine came off after I failed to miss a pothole on the way to a cars and coffee. I went to an auto supply and bought some strut ends and used those clips. $10 fix.
 
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Joe Dozzo

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May 22, 2006
740
Canon City, CO
Drain and change ALL the fluids.

Replace the ClearPlex on the windshield.
 

GT@50

GT Owner
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Dec 14, 2019
601
Issaquah
I'd like to take 12 seconds off my lap time. Gotta beat them Miata's! May need your SC Pete.
 
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fjpikul

GT Owner
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Jan 4, 2006
11,148
Belleville, IL
Joe Dozzo, if you find clearplex someplace, please post. Seems to have dried up most places for the old GT.
 

Simon

GT Owner
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Feb 19, 2013
1,166
Houston
Just drive it around...

Frank...I have the Stek product on my GT2RS, it's a better product. Although Clearplex has served me well on the GT for about 10k miles and still going...
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
11,148
Belleville, IL
Mine has been on for 15 years and 35k miles. Don't leave home without it.
 
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MNJason

GT Owner
May 14, 2010
2,077
San Diego
1. Try to determine if there's a different brake pad I can switch to so I don't have to clean the wheels after every 10-20 mile drive. I don't track, so just need to stop while regular ol' street driving.
There is! Or at least there used to be. I'm sure Rich can help.
 
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SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,867
California
Drive. Enjoy. Repeat.

Hmmm, never really thought of annual project plans for my vehicles. I kind of just lay out the stuff where I'll see it often and then try to do it on an as you go basis, in a timely fashion.

Although recently I was thinking it'd be nice to have a white board to separate the projects.
 

extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
1,403
Gainesville FL
Well, I find it can be good to set some goals in early January so when New Years comes around you know what all you didn't do.
 

BM SoCal

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Jan 2, 2009
239
Orange County, CA
Find a star smog station that doesn’t know stock exhaust from a header
 
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Pettyfan43

GT Owner
Mar 29, 2022
49
Patterson Ca.
Drive,Drive,Drive,Drive oh and Drive.where out the Bridgestones I put on last year and put a new set of Bridgestones on and start all over.