I FIXED My Shelby GT500's Suspension Problem!

20 feb. 2021
168 381 Vizionare

Something just didn't feel right, and it turns out it wasn't! My new Shelby GT500 was delivered to me with the rear suspension spacers still in place so let's get those pulled out and finish off the pre delivery inspection process ahead of my big tour!
After completing the installation of SunTek Reaction Paint Protection Film and Altered Black PPF stripes at First Class Autosports, before the big adventure gets underway I needed to dig into exactly what has been going on with the ride of the car. Having only done a few miles in it to date, something was clearly not right because the rear axle was tremendously stiff and just simply not right.
Turns out my instinct was right, the car was still wearing the transport block suspension spacers. These are used to prevent it from moving around too much during transportation from the factory, but should be removed at the time it goes through the PDI process. I was suspicious that they might not have been taken out as other PDI elements like fitting the floor mats and locking wheel nuts for the Carbon Fibre Track Pack wheels hadn't been completed.
Fortunately, it's not a hard process to rectify, and while we're at it get the other things ticked off, and check out the car cover as well. Thanks to First Class Autosports for their help and hosting the day featuring a number of other cars on site; including a full carbon wrap Lamborghini Aventador SV, and a new 911 Speedster with special design too.
Shoutout to ShelbyFlyer and the full GT500 PDI video that showed me exactly what I needed to do in order to fix this issue: roworld.info/done/video/s4Kbd4qboZmqbrA
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
01:04 The Problem
02:33 Preparation
04:31 Spacer Removal
07:03 Wheels Back
08:41 PDI Process
11:06 First Time Outside
12:52 Drive
16:03 Wrap Up
#Shelby #GT500 #Ford

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  • Found the problem with my GT500's suspension and fixed it! It just didn't feel right and I'm glad it wasn't something more complicated. Now we're good to go, with some big miles ahead!

    Shmee150Shmee150Acum 14 Zile
    • So meaning, it’s the fault of the company? Or all Ford GT500 cars with magneride suspension would really be released to the customers with that spacers? Is it only applicable to GT500 or all Mustangs with magneride suspension?

      Kevin BarbinKevin BarbinAcum 10 Zile
    • Would be nice to see some carbon/forced carbon to replace the areo

    • @ 14:00 I believe that young man recognized you Shmee, or it could have just been the car, but I'd like to think he's a huge fan whom owns all your merch. On a side note, Aston Martin will always have the most pleasing exhaust note IMO, but the Shelby is not bad at all, quite "vascular" as James Pumphrey (Donut Media) would say.

      Otis DriftwoodOtis DriftwoodAcum 13 Zile
    • Hi - sorry for an off topic question - but I'm trying to upload a video to yt but the bloody thing is not processing - how do I make it work?!?!

      msg polo eventingmsg polo eventingAcum 13 Zile
    • You should get a tattoo mate ..to go with your image ..!

      NEW CLUB TVNEW CLUB TVAcum 13 Zile
  • the mechanic fixed it you just paid for it

    Last train To VegasLast train To VegasAcum 5 Zile
  • my first time that i saw shmee removing some wheels on the shmeemobile😅😅

    ChRiTzChRiTzAcum 6 Zile
  • looks awesome!

    ChRiTzChRiTzAcum 6 Zile
  • Hope Everything is Good Shmee150 i like Everything on your channel but i have just one problem you over talk on the channel and there is no practicality (please understand me am noting criticising you) but it is quite something i have over seen on the channel. please try to change by adding more practicality like the stradman, DDE etc i love the channel and all the cars. But please try to change Thank you

    Joshua KabbaJoshua KabbaAcum 7 Zile
  • Hope Everything is Good Shmee150 i like Everything on your channel but i have just one problem you over talk on the channel and there is no practicality (please understand me am noting criticising you) but it is quite something i have over seen on the channel. please try to change by adding more practicality like the stradman, DDE etc i love the channel and all the cars. But please try to change Thank you

    Joshua KabbaJoshua KabbaAcum 7 Zile
  • 1st: I love that color combo! 2nd: Damn,the sound of that engine is ridiculously awesome! 3rd: I was really surprised how quiet it got when you closed the window! 4th: This is the USA, a boot is something you wear! LOL 5th: Please don't be like some of these idiots that don't allow the proper break in time, before going balls out & hurting the engine! Lastly; I owned several fast Fords & a Mercury in the 70's, but none compare to this monster! Jealous? Damned straight I am!❤😯😀😎🇺🇸

    Robert M. TrolinderRobert M. TrolinderAcum 7 Zile
  • good job getting that foreskin up and over..

    smack1129smack1129Acum 7 Zile
  • Ilyen Mustangot komolyan mèg nem làttam, amin az összes kiegèszitő carbon, szerintem ilyet európàba nem is hoznak.

    Janos Holp talicskával tolom kiJanos Holp talicskával tolom kiAcum 8 Zile
  • What a shoddy supplying dealer!

    MarcMarcAcum 9 Zile
  • Did you get punched in the eye?

    Adam BalkumAdam BalkumAcum 9 Zile
  • Its nice to see shmee working on his car

    Rohan ClarkeRohan ClarkeAcum 10 Zile
  • Because mechanics love it when you use their screw driver as a pry bar 😂

    FEE_loFEE_loAcum 10 Zile
  • Tim don't get your shirt dirty! haha 👔

    Neil's EMTB WorldNeil's EMTB WorldAcum 10 Zile
  • Shmeechanic

    Terrance CollinsTerrance CollinsAcum 10 Zile
  • Don't worry about what people think, good sir. It's your car, do with it what you will. I think it looks fantastic.

    Herkimer SnerdHerkimer SnerdAcum 10 Zile
  • Only Tim would be caught changing a tire in a buttoned shirt and pink shorts 😂

    Eric LEric LAcum 10 Zile
  • Tim, you always want to thread the wheel nuts on by hand first, as to avoid cross-threading. Someone at the nearest shop didn't do that to my car, and I had to break the lug nut off in order to take the wheel off.

    L33TInTheBoatL33TInTheBoatAcum 10 Zile
  • I love the red accent strips, a nod to the GT350R, but in future start the lug nuts by hand

    Don CobinDon CobinAcum 10 Zile
  • You’re kidding me right?

    taipalermtaipalermAcum 10 Zile
  • Oh no Tim, you demonstrated yourself doing up lug nuts on a tyre... Here come the YT police because you didn't do up all five nuts finger tight first before using an impact wrench, leading to possible cross threading of bolts and possible misalignment of the contact lip... At least you showed you tightening them to factory torque specs using a calibrated torque wrench 😉 🤣

    Tommy DennisTommy DennisAcum 11 Zile
  • Hey shmee steeda sells a strut kit for the rear trunk that opens it automatically

    AstroMagicAstroMagicAcum 11 Zile
  • Hey Tim, beautiful car and great series, while you are learning to work on the car yourself, just remember to take time to turn the wheel nuts on to their threads a little by hand before you hit them with the air gun - just saves a small chance of cross threading. 😊🇬🇧

    Phil TuckerPhil TuckerAcum 11 Zile
  • Very nice Tim 👍👍👍👍

    Carl LambCarl LambAcum 11 Zile
  • The GT500 sounds amazing definitely one of my favourite in Shmee car collection

    Fast_Car 1000Fast_Car 1000Acum 11 Zile
  • Wow you just brought a newGT 500 and it already has a suspension problem

    DAVIDDAVIDAcum 11 Zile
  • Not too heavy. You made it look heavy. You can tell you don't usually get your hands dirty lol.

    Darren ManningDarren ManningAcum 11 Zile
  • Good look with the road trip!!! Hope it goes well

    Richard EllisRichard EllisAcum 11 Zile
  • That’s appalling. I’d be asking for it to be reinspected locally and the dealership billed for it

    altypeRRaltypeRRAcum 11 Zile
  • wooow sounds great

    504 Owner official504 Owner officialAcum 11 Zile
  • The car cover looks brilliant!

    Megumi TMegumi TAcum 11 Zile
  • Hey Shmee since you’re gona be traveling a lot make sure you get good radar detector like valentines 1Gen 2 or Uniden R7 and maybe Escort redline 360c

    Milpat007Milpat007Acum 11 Zile
  • Hey shmee are you going to Canada if you are please visit DDE

    Mohammed shaiksalehMohammed shaiksalehAcum 11 Zile
  • Shmee 2021 “that might take me a little bit of manipulation to get it in properly”. Often the way.

    M YouM YouAcum 11 Zile
  • Never use an impact wrench on those locking nuts from Ford. It will damage the locking nut key.

    jerico140jerico140Acum 11 Zile
  • Looks epic Tim.

    Marcus ReinertMarcus ReinertAcum 11 Zile
  • Can relate to this, had a very similar issue on my new washing machine :D

    TKOTKOAcum 11 Zile
  • That wouldn’t happen on a German car

    KnockoutKnockoutAcum 11 Zile
  • The Shmee 150 GT500 is just awesome, but we as Americans have one question ..at the end of your videos you say "CHAIRS" wait..what??

    Tripp RogersTripp RogersAcum 11 Zile
  • Matching tools, intentional or not, is very Britsh..VERY James May

    Tripp RogersTripp RogersAcum 11 Zile
  • Soft sponge.... it’s a bump stop

    stuart baileystuart baileyAcum 11 Zile
  • I liked it more with the stripe on the mirror, too bad you didn't keep it

    Nelson RNelson RAcum 11 Zile
  • Only in Florida you can drive a car in the winter time

    Blueberry the kj Eric RaederBlueberry the kj Eric RaederAcum 11 Zile
  • Man always take you wheel lock off first and install it last. I've seen so many strip not doing this.

    Ryan MackeyRyan MackeyAcum 11 Zile
  • Just got my GT500 two days ago...but its snowy in Wisconsin! So jealous, Mr. Miami :) As I got a cover too, I will call your bluff on the cover. Its been opened before the video. :p Also, there is a tag on the inside that says 'front'...just saying.

    Jerry MehlhaffJerry MehlhaffAcum 11 Zile
  • I'm looking forward to your road trip in a "real car"... should be fun.

    FalconXE302FalconXE302Acum 12 Zile
  • Shmee Shmee Shmee... never spin a nut on using the power drive... you have a considerable chance of cross threading.... I had kittens when I saw you do that... LoL...

    FalconXE302FalconXE302Acum 12 Zile
  • I think there might be someone getting a bit of a talking to today... that is something that never should have happened. I now it is simple, but that is why it never should have happened.

    FalconXE302FalconXE302Acum 12 Zile
  • You Dont want to drive x-country now.

    xevious2501xevious2501Acum 12 Zile
  • Wrench every day 🤪💪🏻

    Jon GibJon GibAcum 12 Zile
  • Stangmode doesn’t even do his own work. Good job Shmee!!!!

    Scott MijinScott MijinAcum 12 Zile
  • Shme thanks for removing the Panda ! Lol

    Dr. Super SnakeDr. Super SnakeAcum 12 Zile
  • WoWy, first-time I see shmee wrenching 😀😅✌️

    Dutch ParisienDutch ParisienAcum 12 Zile
  • Excellent Ford Mustang, congratulations on the personalization choices, how about some further enhancements with 'Shmee150' cocomats (thank you Bill from Curious Cars for the info)

    Scale Crawl NLScale Crawl NLAcum 12 Zile
  • Maybe a pair of gloves were necessary 😁....

    Roberto BedeschiRoberto BedeschiAcum 12 Zile
  • Such a beauty, if you had a Mustang GT in the UK would you consider an auto or go with the tried and trusted manual?

    Oliver SteelsOliver SteelsAcum 12 Zile
  • Love the spec and stripes. The shipping puck issue is also huge with Golf GTIs, sadly.

    Horatio Time WasterHoratio Time WasterAcum 12 Zile
  • Now that he has worked on the car Fords warranty will now be VOID.

    steve linessteve linesAcum 12 Zile
  • Thumbnail looks like Tim has forgotten to wear pants

    DavidVXRDavidVXRAcum 12 Zile
  • Does your drivers side rear tire have a plug in it? Or maybe just some debris stuck on that sticky rubber maybe?

    Eric MossEric MossAcum 12 Zile
  • Shmecanic

    Alexandre DubéAlexandre DubéAcum 12 Zile
  • During your trip, will you be stopping at any car events in Denver?

    code3rydercode3ryderAcum 12 Zile
  • No one gonna say anything about him not hand starting the lug nuts and just threading them on with the impact? 😳

    Brandon KeeleyBrandon KeeleyAcum 12 Zile
    • I was stunned

      KonkonkaosKonkonkaosAcum 11 Zile
  • Floor mats are usually put in by the valet team when they valet the car ready for handover. That’s the process we have at the dealership I work at as I work on the sales side myself. Not something we do during PDI. Interesting to see how different manufacturers do things, great insight Tim!

    RichardCrisp_OfficalRichardCrisp_OfficalAcum 12 Zile
    • Thanks for the info!

      Shmee150Shmee150Acum 12 Zile
  • Those suspension spacers are left in more than you think ! Knew a guy with a VW GTI that drove around with them in for a year.

    Lancair WLancair WAcum 12 Zile
  • That’s a technician at whatever Ford dealership having his P45 soon! (fired, sacked)

    luke poultonluke poultonAcum 12 Zile
  • hint to shmee ... take off the Rolex next time before working on the car !

    london manlondon manAcum 12 Zile
  • Where's your US plates?

    Richard DochertyRichard DochertyAcum 12 Zile
  • That's a good looking (and sounding) muscle car. Congrats Tim 😎👍

    MonsterSoundMonsterSoundAcum 12 Zile
  • nice car I I still think you should get a motorcycle

    Owen Wint_21Owen Wint_21Acum 12 Zile
  • I don't get the logic or utility of remote start..... what possible use does it have?

    Princess PeachPrincess PeachAcum 12 Zile
  • PDI fail...

    DCDDCDAcum 12 Zile
  • Nice spec Tim

    Sam LawSam LawAcum 12 Zile
  • the front bonet of the Signature edition in expose carbon could fit it awasome, the car is espectacular and the color is amazing good choise Tim.

    angel Bustamanteangel BustamanteAcum 12 Zile
  • just don't mess them carbon wheels up!!!

    Teddy W GardnerTeddy W GardnerAcum 12 Zile
  • Tim "The Mechanic" :)

    John LawJohn LawAcum 12 Zile
  • Can’t believe I saw Shmechanic

    Cristóbal VidalCristóbal VidalAcum 12 Zile
  • I relate to this video, I have a Mustang, it's an ecoboost 😎

    Xyz XyzXyz XyzAcum 12 Zile
  • Another quality Ford product.

    Kylie JohnKylie JohnAcum 12 Zile
  • All the years watching shmee. Weird seeing tim do the wheels and taking the stops out lol. Keep up the good videos

    mattkenny666123mattkenny666123Acum 12 Zile
  • Your so lucky! Making a video how to untie wheel nuts!🤣🤣 Rich caucasian problems

    Jimmy MkepeJimmy MkepeAcum 12 Zile
  • Did the nimrods at the Ford dealership forget to remove those?

    TTown918TTown918Acum 13 Zile
  • It would be so cool, to have a photo session with Shmee and the GT 500 beside my poor man's 2012 Charger R/T HEMI. But, alas I live in fly over country, the agriculture center of the golden state of California, just a few miles away from dead center of the state. Hope the drive from coast to coast is as entertaining as the videos.

    C TroxC TroxAcum 13 Zile
  • The beast it's so hot even Jesus wanted do a test drive, when he comes.. 😆🤣😂

    DeLLaware -inc IN GOD WE TRUSTDeLLaware -inc IN GOD WE TRUSTAcum 13 Zile
  • "window sticker" or if you want to be a real petrol head and speak the language which is used at the super cool level of knowing your vehicle is a "Monroney label or sticker" named after an Oklahoman Senator Mike Monroney who sponsored the bill back in 1958 showing what was on the car and the price - check Wikipedia for some history. Anyway, fun facts :)

    GrakenGrakenAcum 13 Zile
  • Brilliant video shmee! I’ve subscribed and I watch all of your videos!

    Marco FawcettMarco FawcettAcum 13 Zile
  • The red pinstripes look awesome on there, they pop off the green. I think it looks a lot better than if you just had the black stripes.

    Tommy2shoe811Tommy2shoe811Acum 13 Zile
  • I recently quit from ford but I did sell a customer one and never once was told that that should be removed or that it even is there to begin with. Quite scary to be honest. When we receive them off trucks we lift them up inspect them to make sure nothing is wrong but not once has that been removed.

    Kyle JamesKyle JamesAcum 13 Zile
  • We should taunt youa bit. Yeah, first time seeing you with a tool other than a camera! And finding carbon wheels a bit heavy? I hope that will learn how to change your winter steel wheels and tires when you are back in Germany....;-) on winter...

    DsmanDsmanAcum 13 Zile
  • Always put ur lugs on the studs by hand to avoid cross threading shmee

    Darrell RadkeDarrell RadkeAcum 13 Zile
  • Someone in the comments noticed this on the the very first collection video. Good spot from him!

    Freddie JonesFreddie JonesAcum 13 Zile
  • Why you don't returned to the dealer let them fix it

    D-Day -1996D-Day -1996Acum 13 Zile
  • Do you think the interior is a bit cheap or lacking given the price of the car?

    ColdHeritageColdHeritageAcum 13 Zile
  • Putting nuts on directly with impact gun instead of starting with fingers .... Ouch, obviously never seen inside a tool box before 🤦‍♂️. My god that thing is awesome though... Best car on the channel.. THAT SOUND !!!!!

    MrHewy78MrHewy78Acum 13 Zile
  • 7:07 definitely cross threaded that. You have to twist them on by hand first....

    Michael MendesMichael MendesAcum 13 Zile
  • I would not be very happy if my new car wasn’t PDI’d correctly....🤔🤔

    Turbocharged SnickersTurbocharged SnickersAcum 13 Zile
  • What happened to your left eye ?

    alvi rahmanalvi rahmanAcum 13 Zile
  • Hi Shmee, I like all of your colloquialism’s except for one, which drives me insane, like a high screeching, fingernails on a chalkboard Sound, (( SILLY )) Related to the Performance of any part or part group and or experience of the same.. That is Such an insult to the hard work, sometimes Genius level art, of all of the folks, that produce these fog us. C.Q.

    cliff querycliff queryAcum 13 Zile
  • Its a nice change seeing Tim working on his Cars. 👌

    Dezibel´s und Turbo´sDezibel´s und Turbo´sAcum 13 Zile
  • Straight pipes need to happen

    Gavin drewsGavin drewsAcum 13 Zile