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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Norm Peterson
Of course. But I also suspect that a Watts link...

Of course. But I also suspect that a Watts link might not be too high up on the list of desirable supporting mods in this particular instance where appearance seems to be the only concern (2" of...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think you're talking about the shipping...

I think you're talking about the shipping tie-down attachment brackets that serve double-duty as reinforcement for the bump stops.

You can safely cut most of these brackets away, leaving a little...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Norm Peterson
9.5" is a good width for 255 or 265 wide tires,...

9.5" is a good width for 255 or 265 wide tires, but is a little narrow for 275 or wider up front in cases where handling and cornering response have any priority.

The car can easily take wider...
Forum: S197 Handling Section Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wouldn't swap in new struts and NOT do an...

I wouldn't swap in new struts and NOT do an alignment.

No idea about your second question, although if you do take the struts out entirely it would be a very good time to upgrade the strut to...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Norm Peterson
You aren't alone, and I doubt that it's anything...

You aren't alone, and I doubt that it's anything that a PCM tune can reach.



I have heard where other cars (not Mustangs) can and will re-arm the stability control if ABS is activated.

...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Norm Peterson
I know. But for purposes of comparing dimensions...

I know. But for purposes of comparing dimensions for any given tire size it doesn't make any difference whose 285/35 -20 or 265/40-19 or whatever other sizes you want, regardless of who makes them....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Norm Peterson
Go to the Tire Rack website and look up your...

Go to the Tire Rack website and look up your tires my mfr and model. From there, look at the "Specs" tab and down to your size.

If your tire mfr or model isn't there, you can search by tire...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds like you're keeping the OE wheels. ...

Sounds like you're keeping the OE wheels.

Those 9.5" wide rear wheels are going to limit your choice of rear tires to nothing wider than 285. Since you appear to place a lot of emphasis on...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Norm Peterson
So far, it sounds like there was over 100,000...

So far, it sounds like there was over 100,000 miles on the OE struts and shocks, which is likely to have caused the original springs to settle a bit and lower the car some.

Whether you need an...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Norm Peterson
Chains and "lifetime alignments" may be good...

Chains and "lifetime alignments" may be good enough for some or even many people.

Just don't ever expect them to set your alignment to any custom specs or even tweak the settings to better suit...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Norm Peterson
Why don't you just trim away the few places on...

Why don't you just trim away the few places on the hood liner you already have, just enough to eliminate the very minor interferences, and re-install it?


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Norm Peterson
As long as OP isn't looking to lower his car more...

As long as OP isn't looking to lower his car more than maybe 1/2" from its own stock ride height, cutting those springs could be a viable option . . . again, depending on details. This implies...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Norm Peterson
OP's problem with "maybe someone will wanna buy...

OP's problem with "maybe someone will wanna buy them . . . " is that nobody has stepped up as it is, and he could end up waiting for years. The guy he bought them from probably went through the same...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
He must have changed it during the day. But the...

He must have changed it during the day. But the listed price for Koni Yellows was $615 when I looked a few minutes ago.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
Unless you've got all pop-ups blocked, you should...

Unless you've got all pop-ups blocked, you should have gotten a pop-up on Sam's site explaining that the sale had been extended. It was there for me when I checked it this morning just to make sure...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Norm Peterson
With any OE-style springs, actually (as opposed...

With any OE-style springs, actually (as opposed to coilover springs). I'm running the HD's with Konis . . . and OE springs (still).


Norm
Forum: Forum Issues and Feedback 07-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not that I know of. I insert one blank line...

Not that I know of. I insert one blank line between paragraphs and the forum is still adding another one. The two blank lines between the last text and my hand-typed name end up being what appears...
Forum: Forum Issues and Feedback 07-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes, this one cleared itself up . . . might have...

Yes, this one cleared itself up . . . might have been yesterday.


Thanks.




Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
I got my Konis from Sam Strano (stranoparts). He...

I got my Konis from Sam Strano (stranoparts). He also carries a variety of Steeda springs.




Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Norm Peterson
As long as you don't mind paying to have your...

As long as you don't mind paying to have your front suspension disassembled twice.

Wait and see if you need or want this, as it can be done separately from all other suspension mods. Don't bother...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Norm Peterson
Unless you're looking to push camber way negative...

Unless you're looking to push camber way negative for competition or other really hard cornering, get the Steeda HD strut mounts. They include provision for some camber adjustment. There is a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the Koni yellows are still on sale - I heard...

If the Koni yellows are still on sale - I heard that the sale was extended out into August but don't know for sure - those plus the Steeda springs of your choice should end up still under $1k...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think I've ever crushed an oil filter by...

I don't think I've ever crushed an oil filter by using a band wrench. Both of my band wrenches are all metal, and one of those was eventually DIY-modified to fit a much smaller diameter filter than...
Forum: Forum Issues and Feedback 07-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Norm Peterson
Email Notices of replies to topic - giving text but not links

Like it says, the addresses to the links are there in the emailed notices (and are correct), but all of a sudden no links. Sure, it's really no more than an annoyance, but it's one I'd much rather...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't have any set schedule. I guess for 100%...

I don't have any set schedule. I guess for 100% "normal street driving" it'd be two, maybe three times a year (that's only a couple thousand miles for me these days as I'm 66 and retired with at...
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