BOSS differences vs. the GT

Discussion in 'Boss 302 and S197 Technical Forum' started by Mark, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Senderofan

    Senderofan Having more fun than should be allowed..in my Boss

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    Ty Webb: Don't sell yourself short Judge, you're a tremendous slouch.


    Sorry...your slouch comment got me :). I don't think any members here take any issue with a track pack GT...not being a capable car.....you are in safe company here.

    Wayne
     
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    Boss mac TMO Intermediate

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    Is there any difference in the transmission between the boss and gt ?
     
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  4. Grant 302

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    Just the clutch. And after testing a friends new TP GT, the clutch feels waaay lighter. And that's 4 different opinions from 4 drivers testing between that car and a '13 GT back to back. I bet it's a new part number, and a better unit. It's a shame that some parts get revised or upgraded reeeeeally quietly. I bet this is the clutch that will be found in the '15 GTs.
     
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    In addition to all the great differences through out the car, how about the Boss 302 has a Vin number that says it is a Boss 302 where as the GT has a Vin that says otherwise.
     
  6. 302 Hi Pro

    302 Hi Pro Boss 302 - Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car

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    Good point, and we will always be able to tell a real Boss by it's unique "U" code engine. For me, this sealed the deal and I had to order a Boss 302 Mustang.

    Be Safe,
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    Is the under body plastic cover for improved aerodynamics also unique to the Boss?

    Does make for a bit of a longer oil change, for those that do their own.
     
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    That's not my experience with my '01 Cobra. I traded that piece of junk Cobra in to the Chevy dealer when it was only five months old because I could not get the Ford dealer to fix it even after acknowledging it's issues. The Boss 302 was the first time I trusted Ford again with a performance car and what do I get...an MT82 that needed to be rebuilt three times before it was replaced, something like 10 weeks in service in the first two years of ownership. Terrible dealership service and Ford of Canada's terrible warranty policies pretty much ensure that I've bought my last Ford.
     
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    Macker TMO Intermediate

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    I will chime in to say that Ford was good with me as well in replacing the long block on my Boss when it was obviously consuming more oil than it should. Took some time, but in the end they did the right thing. Not sure why Ford would rebuild the tranny 3 times; would have been cheaper I'm sure to just replace it on the 2nd problem. I do feel your feel your pain re: down time, between taking it in to get looked at, to the actual work, it does take quite a bit of time. Who was the dealer that did the work? Private message me if you don't feel comfortable sharing here......I'm curious to know if it was the same dealer I dealt with.
     
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    The technical differences aside and condition being equal, which will be worth more in 5 years? ;D
     
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    I'm in Canada. I also used more than one dealer to achieve a less than satisfactory result.
     
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    I know there were major upgrades to the Boss and much smaller numbers produced. Also the cool factor was increased by amounts that can't be calculated. But this has all been discussed in length in past discussions. I'm just curious what happened to Mark who started this thread way back when. When I came on board he was already gone?
     
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    Mark had some personal things happen and he never purchased a Boss.
     
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    Sorry to hear....He seems like he would have been a dedicated owner.
     
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    Another Boss 302 production difference was that in 2012 Ford painted the rear differential housing black and the 2012 GT had a natural rear differential finish, (rusty).

    The book in our Boss Owners kit tells a story about the under carriage cam at the Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mr. Farley didn't like seeing the rusty rear diff housing on the 2012 Grabber Blue LS being sold for charity.

    Glad they did that and saved me the trouble of doing it myself on my 2012 KB Boss 302.

    302 Hi Pro
     
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    Pretty sure I noticed that *before* the book in the owners kit was released:
    But the rust on my GT serves a purpose..it holds the diff fluid really well. :eek: ;D
     
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    302 Hi Pro Boss 302 - Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car

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    Grant:

    Yes, indeed you did. I have some work to do on my rear suspension in the near future and was looking under there trying to see if I needed to order anything more and it reminded me about the rear diff paint story and Jim Farley's concern about the diff housing rust on the 2012 Mustang. Dare I say ("At the time".)

    Thanks for sharing and sorry that I missed your original post on that.

    All the Best,
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    I see in tasca that the rear muffler part numbers for the GT and Boss are different. DR3Z-5230 for the GT, CR3Z-5230 for the Boss. Does any one know what the difference is??
     
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    The GT muffler doesn't have a 2nd insert/tip.
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Second insert/tip?? I got a little lost... Is it just the tip thats different??

    Here is a pic of the Boss muffler
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    And here is the GT one....

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