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    thinking of selling everything and going another way...

    Well I might just pull the plug on everything and get a new 2018 Mustang GT. I was just talking to a dealer that will put you into a new stang for $51,995 and it gives you just a bit more power... It is a twin turbo 5.0 that kicks out over 800 hp and the cruise and air work..... how can you go wrong???? ....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Don't take offence Rich but I think you should go both ways.

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    Interesting; I assume it's something like this which is a dealer installed Hellion kit.

    http://www.lebanonford.com/lfp-hellion.htm - $51,995 includes injectors, programmers, and tune.
    https://www.hellionpowersystems.com/...-turbo-system/ $8995 + injectors + programmer + tune

    If market avg is $33.5K for the poverty spec mustang GT (truecar.com), that leaves them $18.5K to cover the $9K kit, injectors, programmer, tune, and profit.

    What is surprising (or not surprising, depending on how cynical you are) is that the dealership is willing to brand the car ("Lebanon Ford Performance") but seems unwilling to offer any kind of warranty from the mfg OR the dealership. Not even a basic 6 month or 10K mi warranty is offered. If you assume $2-3K in labor to install the hellion kit (being generous based on other internet posts), that's a pretty hefty profit without offering even a mediocre warranty. If you look at other "dealer installed tuner bits", some mfgs (ex: Dinan) are willing to match the balance of the OE warranty (4yr/5K or 2yr unlimited) in exchange for their gougy pricing.

    The only warranty you'll get on the engine bits is a "lifetime warranty on the stainless steel parts included in the TT system" -- so I guess your charge pipe is covered

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    If I had $51K I'd buy an RV kit airplane and really "go both ways". Up in the air and down on the streets.

    https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/kit-prices.htm

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    I would much rather have a GT350, although I'm guessing they're still going for over MSRP..
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    Direct quote from their website -- "Excepting Orders Now!" I find this a bit confusing.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Ya thats why i tape mine down. People think its bc i dont have a moonroof seal (which is true) but its really to keep my roof from ripping off .
    Email me here.

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    I got a blue 18 gt350

    Quote Originally Posted by plethaus View Post
    I would much rather have a GT350, although I'm guessing they're still going for over MSRP..
    I got a blue 2018 gt350 in stock that I would let go for sticker if you really want one... let me know....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro street rich View Post
    I got a blue 2018 gt350 in stock that I would let go for sticker if you really want one... let me know....Rich
    I do really want one, but alas, insufficient funds. That is one car I would love to own, and would never modify.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Ya thats why i tape mine down. People think its bc i dont have a moonroof seal (which is true) but its really to keep my roof from ripping off .
    Email me here.

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    will finance

    Quote Originally Posted by XR7 Dave View Post
    I do really want one, but alas, insufficient funds. That is one car I would love to own, and would never modify.
    Dave, your credit is good we will get you into it for a nice payment...Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR7 Dave View Post
    Direct quote from their website -- "Excepting Orders Now!" I find this a bit confusing.....
    That's because they're Expecting Orders and are Accepting them! They're car salesmen not English professors. Or may be they're trying to be cutesy teenage girls who you can find at the mall chillaxing

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    Sounds great except for this part....

    Q: How does The LFP Hellion affect the manufacturer's warranty?

    A: The LFP Hellion will not carry any warranty from the manufacturer in the event of failures caused by the installation or use of the Hellion Turbo System. There is no warranty by Lebanon Ford. All stainless parts included in the twin turbo system contain a lifetime warranty. All other warranties will remain intact. (For questions or concerns regarding warranty coverage, please call a Performance Specialist at 513-932-1010 and ask for the Performance Department.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trunk Monkey View Post
    That's because they're Expecting Orders and are Accepting them! They're car salesmen not English professors. Or may be they're trying to be cutesy teenage girls who you can find at the mall chillaxing
    Chillaxing with the air condition on.

    Years ago, I worked for a company that imported vehicle info from dealership systems to send to websites and/or service follow-up call companies.

    It's amazing the number of different ways dealerships would spell A/C.

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    Sunday is drunk......
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    are you sure??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob_Royer View Post
    Sunday is drunk......
    I think that is just his normal... I heard he gave up drinking, when he found a funnel.....lol....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    not the one I was looking at.

    the bootlegger in all black is a better way AND it is covered if you do blow it up....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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