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Old 8/24/18, 12:44 AM
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I just installed the strut tower brace on my '17 GT.

Side note about that, the weight of it has now lowered my front end enough that the brights actually do something. Before, dims were bright enough, and the brights were used if I wanted to see what the tops of trees looked like as I was driving by.
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Old 8/24/18, 07:01 AM
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I just installed the strut tower brace on my '17 GT.

Side note about that, the weight of it has now lowered my front end enough that the brights actually do something. Before, dims were bright enough, and the brights were used if I wanted to see what the tops of trees looked like as I was driving by.
How heavy is that brace???
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Old 8/24/18, 08:45 AM
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How heavy is that brace???
Didn't seem that heavy, but i think the box said 20-25 lbs shipped. its two pieces. the strut brace and the firewall brace.I didn't think it would make much difference, but it was very noticeable on where the headlights were hitting afterwards. And I suppose all that weight is sitting right on the shocks.

Before the brace I was thinking the headlights were aimed up a little too high. Now its perfect.
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It must be a more substantial brace than the stocker on my '13.
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My answer to the O.P. question.

Depends on what you are coming from. I drove mostly in line 4's up until my V6. So to me the V6 at 305Hp seems like a V8, especially since the HP is up there (or higher) that V8's I drove in the distant past. Now if I were to get into a 2018 V8 I certainly would know the difference, but until I do I can remain blissfully ignorant.

That being said the performance pack is like the difference between 305 Hp and 460 Hp (in a way). Sure the latter is so much beyond what is normal in an everyday car you can't get past the feeling. Same with handling, but when, if ever would you use that power/handling? For daily driver use my V6 premium is more than satisfying and still has the ability to get me in trouble should I choose to do so. I can get much closer the the enjoyable limits of the car as is. If I had more power and the performance pack as well, I would never see those limits outside of a track. And driving as close to the limit with that power/performance is probably beyond my capabilities as a driver anyway.
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Old 10/18/18, 12:42 PM
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I just purchased my 2018 gt with the performance package this weekend. This is my first gt ever. I have no plans on tracking it honestly I bought just because I love the way the car looks and since it's the only gt I have ever driven I cant compare it to anything.But the car handles great.I got out the door for 35,550 and I thought that was a great price.Thats just my two cents.Oh and I do plan on tinting the windows and putting black badges on the car and that's it.
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Old 10/19/18, 10:06 AM
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I just purchased my 2018 gt with the performance package this weekend. This is my first gt ever. I have no plans on tracking it honestly I bought just because I love the way the car looks and since it's the only gt I have ever driven I cant compare it to anything.But the car handles great.I got out the door for 35,550 and I thought that was a great price.Thats just my two cents.Oh and I do plan on tinting the windows and putting black badges on the car and that's it.
PP1 or PP2?
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Pp1 sorry should of added that
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Old 10/23/18, 10:10 AM
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Sounds like you got a really good deal. What options came with it?
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Its just a base with the performance package level1
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Old 10/24/18, 11:29 AM
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Its just a base with the performance package level1
sounds good to me -- gets you all of the important bits, without the fluff
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sounds good to me -- gets you all of the important bits, without the fluff
yea you are right
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