I FIXED My Shelby GT500's Suspension Problem!

Autos & Fahrzeuge

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: denewss.info/channel/iIFnebtpo2TZmoU/video.html
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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  • Shmee150
    Shmee150Vor 9 Tage

    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!

  • Kevin Barbin

    Kevin Barbin

    Vor 6 Tage

    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?



    Vor 7 Tage

    Would be nice to see some carbon/forced carbon to replace the areo

  • Otis Driftwood

    Otis Driftwood

    Vor 8 Tage

    @ 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.

  • msg polo eventing

    msg polo eventing

    Vor 8 Tage

    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?!?!



    Vor 9 Tage

    You should get a tattoo mate ..to go with your image ..!

  • Last train To Vegas
    Last train To VegasVor Tag

    the mechanic fixed it you just paid for it

  • ChRiTz
    ChRiTzVor 2 Tage

    my first time that i saw shmee removing some wheels on the shmeemobile😅😅

  • ChRiTz
    ChRiTzVor 2 Tage

    looks awesome!

  • Joshua Kabba
    Joshua KabbaVor 3 Tage

    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 Kabba
    Joshua KabbaVor 3 Tage

    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

  • Robert M. Trolinder
    Robert M. TrolinderVor 3 Tage

    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!❤😯😀😎🇺🇸

  • smack1129
    smack1129Vor 3 Tage

    good job getting that foreskin up and over..

  • Janos Holp talicskával tolom ki
    Janos Holp talicskával tolom kiVor 3 Tage

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

  • Marc
    MarcVor 4 Tage

    What a shoddy supplying dealer!

  • Adam Balkum
    Adam BalkumVor 5 Tage

    Did you get punched in the eye?

  • Rohan Clarke
    Rohan ClarkeVor 5 Tage

    Its nice to see shmee working on his car

  • FEE_lo
    FEE_loVor 5 Tage

    Because mechanics love it when you use their screw driver as a pry bar 😂

  • Neil's EMTB World
    Neil's EMTB WorldVor 5 Tage

    Tim don't get your shirt dirty! haha 👔

  • Terrance Collins
    Terrance CollinsVor 6 Tage


  • Herkimer Snerd
    Herkimer SnerdVor 6 Tage

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

  • Eric L
    Eric LVor 6 Tage

    Only Tim would be caught changing a tire in a buttoned shirt and pink shorts 😂

  • L33TInTheBoat
    L33TInTheBoatVor 6 Tage

    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.

  • Don Cobin
    Don CobinVor 6 Tage

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

  • taipalerm
    taipalermVor 6 Tage

    You’re kidding me right?

  • Tommy Dennis
    Tommy DennisVor 6 Tage

    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 😉 🤣

  • AstroMagic
    AstroMagicVor 6 Tage

    Hey shmee steeda sells a strut kit for the rear trunk that opens it automatically

  • Phil Tucker
    Phil TuckerVor 6 Tage

    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. 😊🇬🇧

  • Carl Lamb
    Carl LambVor 6 Tage

    Very nice Tim 👍👍👍👍

  • Fast_Car 1000
    Fast_Car 1000Vor 6 Tage

    The GT500 sounds amazing definitely one of my favourite in Shmee car collection

    DAVIDVor 6 Tage

    Wow you just brought a newGT 500 and it already has a suspension problem

  • Darren Manning
    Darren ManningVor 6 Tage

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

  • Richard Ellis
    Richard EllisVor 6 Tage

    Good look with the road trip!!! Hope it goes well

  • altypeRR
    altypeRRVor 6 Tage

    That’s appalling. I’d be asking for it to be reinspected locally and the dealership billed for it

  • 504 Owner official
    504 Owner officialVor 6 Tage

    wooow sounds great

  • Megumi T
    Megumi TVor 6 Tage

    The car cover looks brilliant!

  • Milpat007
    Milpat007Vor 6 Tage

    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

  • Mohammed shaiksaleh
    Mohammed shaiksalehVor 7 Tage

    Hey shmee are you going to Canada if you are please visit DDE

  • M You
    M YouVor 7 Tage

    Shmee 2021 “that might take me a little bit of manipulation to get it in properly”. Often the way.

  • jerico140
    jerico140Vor 7 Tage

    Never use an impact wrench on those locking nuts from Ford. It will damage the locking nut key.

  • Marcus Reinert
    Marcus ReinertVor 7 Tage

    Looks epic Tim.

  • TKO
    TKOVor 7 Tage

    Can relate to this, had a very similar issue on my new washing machine :D

  • Knockout
    KnockoutVor 7 Tage

    That wouldn’t happen on a German car

  • Tripp Rogers
    Tripp RogersVor 7 Tage

    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 Rogers
    Tripp RogersVor 7 Tage

    Matching tools, intentional or not, is very Britsh..VERY James May

  • stuart bailey
    stuart baileyVor 7 Tage

    Soft sponge.... it’s a bump stop

  • Nelson R
    Nelson RVor 7 Tage

    I liked it more with the stripe on the mirror, too bad you didn't keep it

  • Blueberry the kj Eric Raeder
    Blueberry the kj Eric RaederVor 7 Tage

    Only in Florida you can drive a car in the winter time

  • Ryan Mackey
    Ryan MackeyVor 7 Tage

    Man always take you wheel lock off first and install it last. I've seen so many strip not doing this.

  • Jerry Mehlhaff
    Jerry MehlhaffVor 7 Tage

    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.

  • FalconXE302
    FalconXE302Vor 7 Tage

    I'm looking forward to your road trip in a "real car"... should be fun.

  • FalconXE302
    FalconXE302Vor 7 Tage

    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...

  • FalconXE302
    FalconXE302Vor 7 Tage

    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.

  • xevious2501
    xevious2501Vor 7 Tage

    You Dont want to drive x-country now.

  • Jon Gib
    Jon GibVor 7 Tage

    Wrench every day 🤪💪🏻

  • Scott Mijin
    Scott MijinVor 7 Tage

    Stangmode doesn’t even do his own work. Good job Shmee!!!!

  • Dr. Super Snake
    Dr. Super SnakeVor 7 Tage

    Shme thanks for removing the Panda ! Lol

  • Dutch Parisien
    Dutch ParisienVor 7 Tage

    WoWy, first-time I see shmee wrenching 😀😅✌️

  • Scale Crawl NL
    Scale Crawl NLVor 7 Tage

    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)

  • Roberto Bedeschi
    Roberto BedeschiVor 7 Tage

    Maybe a pair of gloves were necessary 😁....

  • Oliver Steels
    Oliver SteelsVor 7 Tage

    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?

  • Horatio Time Waster
    Horatio Time WasterVor 7 Tage

    Love the spec and stripes. The shipping puck issue is also huge with Golf GTIs, sadly.

  • steve lines
    steve linesVor 7 Tage

    Now that he has worked on the car Fords warranty will now be VOID.

  • DavidVXR
    DavidVXRVor 7 Tage

    Thumbnail looks like Tim has forgotten to wear pants

  • Eric Moss
    Eric MossVor 7 Tage

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

  • Alexandre Dubé
    Alexandre DubéVor 7 Tage


  • code3ryder
    code3ryderVor 7 Tage

    During your trip, will you be stopping at any car events in Denver?

  • Brandon Keeley
    Brandon KeeleyVor 7 Tage

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

  • Konkonkaos


    Vor 7 Tage

    I was stunned

  • RichardCrisp_Offical
    RichardCrisp_OfficalVor 7 Tage

    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!

  • Shmee150


    Vor 7 Tage

    Thanks for the info!

  • Lancair W
    Lancair WVor 7 Tage

    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.

  • luke poulton
    luke poultonVor 7 Tage

    That’s a technician at whatever Ford dealership having his P45 soon! (fired, sacked)

  • london man
    london manVor 8 Tage

    hint to shmee ... take off the Rolex next time before working on the car !

  • Richard Docherty
    Richard DochertyVor 8 Tage

    Where's your US plates?

  • MonsterSound
    MonsterSoundVor 8 Tage

    That's a good looking (and sounding) muscle car. Congrats Tim 😎👍

  • Owen Wint_21
    Owen Wint_21Vor 8 Tage

    nice car I I still think you should get a motorcycle

  • Princess Peach
    Princess PeachVor 8 Tage

    I don't get the logic or utility of remote start..... what possible use does it have?

  • DCD
    DCDVor 8 Tage

    PDI fail...

  • Sam Law
    Sam LawVor 8 Tage

    Nice spec Tim

  • angel Bustamante
    angel BustamanteVor 8 Tage

    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.

  • Teddy W Gardner
    Teddy W GardnerVor 8 Tage

    just don't mess them carbon wheels up!!!

  • John Law
    John LawVor 8 Tage

    Tim "The Mechanic" :)

  • Cristóbal Vidal
    Cristóbal VidalVor 8 Tage

    Can’t believe I saw Shmechanic

  • Xyz Xyz
    Xyz XyzVor 8 Tage

    I relate to this video, I have a Mustang, it's an ecoboost 😎

  • Kylie John
    Kylie JohnVor 8 Tage

    Another quality Ford product.

  • mattkenny666123
    mattkenny666123Vor 8 Tage

    All the years watching shmee. Weird seeing tim do the wheels and taking the stops out lol. Keep up the good videos

  • Jimmy Mkepe
    Jimmy MkepeVor 8 Tage

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

  • TTown918
    TTown918Vor 8 Tage

    Did the nimrods at the Ford dealership forget to remove those?

  • C Trox
    C TroxVor 8 Tage

    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.

  • DeLLaware -inc IN GOD WE TRUST
    DeLLaware -inc IN GOD WE TRUSTVor 8 Tage

    The beast it's so hot even Jesus wanted do a test drive, when he comes.. 😆🤣😂

  • Graken
    GrakenVor 8 Tage

    "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 :)

  • Marco Fawcett
    Marco FawcettVor 8 Tage

    Brilliant video shmee! I’ve subscribed and I watch all of your videos!

  • Tommy2shoe811
    Tommy2shoe811Vor 8 Tage

    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.

  • Kyle James
    Kyle JamesVor 8 Tage

    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.

  • Dsman
    DsmanVor 8 Tage

    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...

  • Darrell Radke
    Darrell RadkeVor 8 Tage

    Always put ur lugs on the studs by hand to avoid cross threading shmee

  • Freddie Jones
    Freddie JonesVor 8 Tage

    Someone in the comments noticed this on the the very first collection video. Good spot from him!

  • D-Day -1996
    D-Day -1996Vor 8 Tage

    Why you don't returned to the dealer let them fix it

  • ColdHeritage
    ColdHeritageVor 8 Tage

    Do you think the interior is a bit cheap or lacking given the price of the car?

  • MrHewy78
    MrHewy78Vor 8 Tage

    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 !!!!!

  • Michael Mendes
    Michael MendesVor 8 Tage

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

  • Turbocharged Snickers
    Turbocharged SnickersVor 8 Tage

    I would not be very happy if my new car wasn’t PDI’d correctly....🤔🤔

  • alvi rahman
    alvi rahmanVor 8 Tage

    What happened to your left eye ?

  • cliff query
    cliff queryVor 8 Tage

    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.

  • Dezibel´s und Turbo´s
    Dezibel´s und Turbo´sVor 8 Tage

    Its a nice change seeing Tim working on his Cars. 👌

  • Gavin drews
    Gavin drewsVor 8 Tage

    Straight pipes need to happen