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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-26-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm afraid I'm not following this line of thought...

I'm afraid I'm not following this line of thought at all.




Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-26-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Norm Peterson
GenX - I see no reason in your description to...

GenX - I see no reason in your description to even consider an automatic.

If you aren't drag racing it or getting a little lurch on all your upshifts because the revs aren't matched, there's...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Norm Peterson
That helps . . . but what size or sizes are you...

That helps . . . but what size or sizes are you looking at getting? This also has some bearing on cost, and $700, $900, or $1200 OTD doesn't help when you can't even be sure that people are talking...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Norm Peterson
First off - what sort of uses do these tires need...

First off - what sort of uses do these tires need to cope with, what size tires are you looking for, and how wide are the rims that you're going to put them on? It's hard to recommend any particular...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Norm Peterson
"OFF" means that the traction control and...

"OFF" means that the traction control and stability control are disabled (shut off).

In "SPORT" mode, TC and stability control are still enabled, but don't intervene as readily. The table...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Norm Peterson
From the "some of each > either one" dep't.: ...

From the "some of each > either one" dep't.:

When they revised the beltline for 2010 to better mimic the original Mustang they should have stopped revising the rear of the car at that. Minor...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Norm Peterson
That making the lower portion black reduces the...

That making the lower portion black reduces the visual mass of the car as seen from the rear and makes the car look smaller/lighter.

Success, however, depends on the execution.


Norm
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 08-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 138,029
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm guessing that's the key phrase, that the...

I'm guessing that's the key phrase, that the outer faces of the spokes are visibly sloped back away from the plane of the flange along sort of a cone or bowl shape as you move radially inward toward...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 08-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 138,029
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes, I realize that 'concave' is a fairly new...

Yes, I realize that 'concave' is a fairly new term. What's still not clear is exactly what it is trying to describe. Can it be measured? I'm a member of several other forums as well, but I'm into...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Norm Peterson
Can you absolutely guarantee that you weren't...

Can you absolutely guarantee that you weren't trying harder than usual to get wheelspin? Just mention of the words "test drive" suggests that you were at least subconsciously launching harder, and...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm kind of dreading having to go for 5th gear in...

I'm kind of dreading having to go for 5th gear in the TR3650 out on a road course because it's too big of a jump from 4th and you fall out of the powerband. A good close-ratio 6-speed and the right...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 08-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 138,029
Posted By Norm Peterson
Somebody needs to clue this old guy what...

Somebody needs to clue this old guy what "concave" refers to when we're talking about wheels. All I know is what it takes to fit (or mostly fit) wide wheels. Beyond that, I haven't ever tried to...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Norm Peterson
This sounds like normal gear rattle, between the...

This sounds like normal gear rattle, between the teeth on the input shaft gear and the countershaft gear that it meshes with. This possibly gets louder due to age and total miles. Some cars use a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-16-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Norm Peterson
As long as your toe is good, you can even have...

As long as your toe is good, you can even have cambers out beyond -1.5° and still get nice, even tire wear.

If your cambers are out there past about -1.25°, it will help if you tend to take...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
The 14" GT500 brake swap has been a pretty...

The 14" GT500 brake swap has been a pretty successful one, and I think it's what the very fast Vorshlag Mustang has been running (and setting all kinds of lap records in NASA's TT3 with). Terry Fair...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's only a true 'win' for you if you can find...

It's only a true 'win' for you if you can find such a low mileage well cared for car equipped the same way you'd have chosen a new one. Both with the things you want and without the things you...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
I realize you have independent bump and rebound...

I realize you have independent bump and rebound adjustment capability.

Understand that roll and squat motions of the car do not cause the load transfer (somewhat incorrectly aka "weight...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
By "keeping the back a little loose and...

By "keeping the back a little loose and tightening the front" do you mean you're setting relatively low damper settings in the rear and firmer settings up front, or are you referring to how your...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
Subframe connectors aren't worth nearly as much...

Subframe connectors aren't worth nearly as much in the S197 as they were in the earlier Fox and SN95 chassis cars, so they're way, way down on the list of things you need ever do. They'd be worth...
Forum: Classic Mustang General Discussion 08-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 402,636
Posted By Norm Peterson
Oops, I missed one, and we've added one since. ...

Oops, I missed one, and we've added one since.


The missed one . . . 2001 Maxima 20th Anniversary Edition

...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm afraid I can't make any sense out of this. ...

I'm afraid I can't make any sense out of this. If you're going to miss not driving the Mustang to work, why would you have ever driven the work vehicle home instead of the Mustang? Especially since...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-07-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,197
Posted By Norm Peterson
On this specific-individual level, chances are...

On this specific-individual level, chances are that neither one of us will ever know that for sure. Nor will we ever know how it might have influenced people who only happened to read through this...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,197
Posted By Norm Peterson
What's wrong with it? For one thing, you...

What's wrong with it?

For one thing, you aren't going to find 27" tall tires in 22's that have enough load capacity. You'll be well over 28" before you can match the OE tires for load capacity....
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
What brake pads are you running? Norm

What brake pads are you running?


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is it a fairly rapid shimmy at the wheel or a...

Is it a fairly rapid shimmy at the wheel or a kind of slow back and forth tug?

Did you have the same wheels and tires before you noticed this? What offset are the front wheels?

Did you check...
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