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Hello everyone! Been lurking for a while and decided to join up finally. I'm looking to possibly get into a new Mustang in the next few months and wanted to get your opinions on which route would be a good way to go for both enjoyment and my wallet.

I've currently got a '14 GT with 33,400 miles. It's got the Boss IM, JLT intake, Bama '93 Tune (going to have it dyno tuned if I keep it), Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust, FRPP K-Springs, FRPP front and rear sway bars, and BMR LCAs.

Intended use is daily driver, 1 to 3 track events per year and 1 to 2 autocross events per month.

What I'm debating is getting in to a GT350, or a PP2 GT. My budget is around 50-55k. I could go with a new PP2 or a used GT350.

What I'd like your opinions on is what car do you think would best suit my intended use? I will not be turning any of them into dedicated track cars anytime soon. I really like the look and allure of the GT350, but I would have to buy used and I know that some of these have been beat on very hard. I also like the fact that I could order a new PP2 in the color I want and with the options I want and get those sweet 305s.

So what do you all think - stay the course with the '14, go for a used GT350, or order a new PP2?
 

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can't go wrong either way , though PP2s are almost in as short supply wise as GT 350s ---and many are loaded over 50K.

Also, you have a PM.
 
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I don’t own either, just a lowly Track Pack 14 but I have an opinion.
The MT82 is the only possible ding on a PP2.
If the Shelby ownership experience isn’t something you need it’s tough to knock the PP2’s list of options and price point that fits your requirements.
 
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I went from a 13 Boss Laguna Seca to a 12 Porsche Spyder to a 15 Chevy Z28. I really enjoy all cars :).

But for the value you can pick up a low to mid 40's Z28 that's a good track car too.
 

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But if you get the Camaro you are required to put a little dog whose head rocks back and forth in the back window, ha!

PS - the MT82 is definitely not the stellar gearbox that is in the GT 350, but the improvements are definitely very noticeable over the early year systems.
 
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I don’t own either, just a lowly Track Pack 14 but I have an opinion.
The MT82 is the only possible ding on a PP2.
If the Shelby ownership experience isn’t something you need it’s tough to knock the PP2’s list of options and price point that fits your requirements.


Yeah, I just about pulled the trigger on the MGW shifter to try and clean up the sloppy shifts on my current MT-82. I do hear great things about that Tremec in the Shelbys.
 
But if you get the Camaro you are required to put a little dog whose head rocks back and forth in the back window, ha!

PS - the MT82 is definitely not the stellar gearbox that is in the GT 350, but the improvements are definitely very noticeable over the early year systems.


Thanks for the info, Bill. And good luck at Nationals! I hope to make it there next year. Been Auto-x'ing with SCCA for about a year and half now. It's my crack!
 

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Been friends with George at MGW for 20 years plus --there is no better short throw shifter!!! Plus he has owned tons of Mustangs to personally use to perfect the units over, and over and over. ( he has owned GTs, Boss 302s, a Boss 302S, GT 350s, etc . )

Check your Conversations.
 

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