How To Find a Used 550 w/PP2

Discussion in 'GT350 and S550 Technical Forum' started by lakeside, May 1, 2019.

  1. Mad302

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    OP i would look for a new or used 350 17 or later. By the time you've added coolers to everything you'll be better off. The trans alone will be ultimately better suited and wont be a paper weight. They can be had fairly cheap now compared to brand new. Just my thoughts on this. I tried looking for PP2 but when you want to track one coolers come into play and need added and i wasn't looking for a car that needed all that right of the bat to get going here in the south.
     
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  2. Bill Pemberton

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    Many will likely get aggressive ( price wise ) on a GT Performance Pack, but PP2s are quite hard to even get and though we discount, the bigger issue is actually getting them. Your preference is fine , but most prefer something ready to go out of the box and having run with the Magneride, on track ,it kicks butt for the majority of folks. I argue ( with Mgmt ) to get Stangs ordered with few options, whether just with the GT Performance Pack or PP2, but most of the buyers are not like you , I and others on TMO. The issue I have found selling Performance Vehicles over 30 years , is about 10-15% are trackrats and the other 85% just want to pretend or say they are. That is why I love this site , because most are the serious asphalt pilots, here. That said , most road course guys seem to want more than a stripped model, as we learned the fallacy of ordering PP1s a few years back without Recaros, they did not sell well at all. Now , of course , they are not available except on the PP2 , but that seems to be the direction more enthusiast buyers are going. Not saying one is more correct than the other , that is just the direction many want, because they are not as hard core as you and I - you are all track focused and I run a BossS. Stripped , used PP1s or stripped PP2s , simply were rarely ordered , making the choice of finding one quite difficult. Surprisingly , more and more, warranty is becoming an issue with buyers , so when all the mods come from the factory, it is appealing to some?
     
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    From a ready to go, factory backed warranty, the GT350 mentioned above starts to make a lot more sense. Without a rear differential cooler, a lot of intermediate and above drivers are going to have a hard time finishing a session in the summer heat without going into limp mode in the PP1 or PP2.
     
  4. steveespo

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    Of course I have owned or own stripped S550 PP1 and PP2 cars. I didn't order Recaros so I could use the money to buy 2 race seats. The cooler kit costs $995 if you want to just buy one ready to install or you can build and install it for about $600. I am glad the PP2s are rare, because with a little love they are fast as hell on track. Well now that I have proper transmission gearing in it.
     
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    My vote would be a used gt350 as well. Prices of a pp2 are comparable to a 16 or 17 gt350. And.....perhaps the gt350 price will stay there. Resale on a mustang gt usually sucks. A pp1 or pp2 may hold up a bit better but not as good as a gt350. Unless the OP really wants direct injection and doesn't like a FP crank.... :)

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    My vote is a GT350 with either the Bullitt 480 HP engine or a 5.2L Aluminator. o_O
     
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    OP= original poster
    Didnt know your name Jay
    You can call me the OG
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  9. lakeside

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    I knew what OP meant, just enjoy knowing who I'm talking as opposed to the anominity of the internet. I assume we're all here for the same thing. I was talking to a guy at VIR for about a hour and we realized we had been going back and forth on a website without knowing each other
     

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