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Forum: S197 Handling Section Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Norm Peterson
If all you really need is better braking...

If all you really need is better braking performance on the street for a 4.6L car, you can get that with just a more aggressive pad choice and fresh plain rotors in the OE sizes.

"Streetable"...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not a typo. I've seen broken studs happen...

Not a typo.

I've seen broken studs happen with thinner than 8mm, never mind that your lug nut thread engagement is almost certainly below the one-diameter general rule for bolted connections. I...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hitting the bump stops is only partly due to the...

Hitting the bump stops is only partly due to the shocks/struts not having sufficient bump damping. The rest of it is that many "lowering springs" don't fully make up for their lower ride height with...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just connect a hose to the bleed fitting and...

Just connect a hose to the bleed fitting and crack the fitting slightly (less than 1/2 turn should be enough). That will eliminate all of the resistance to the "backward" flow of brake fluid, not...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Norm Peterson
It is the preferred method because you really...

It is the preferred method because you really don't want to force the dirtiest and most heat-affected fluid back into the ABS hydraulic control unit and all of its passages (where it's difficult to...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Norm Peterson
The 14" Brembo calipers need 18" wheels and the...

The 14" Brembo calipers need 18" wheels and the proper contour of the back sides of spokes. IOW, not all 18's will fit, either.

FWIW, spacers are a poor alternative for gaining more than very...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think he's saying it's the front brakes are...

I think he's saying it's the front brakes are what's dragging, which would suggest that the pistons in the front calipers weren't both compressed adequately or that one or two of them somehow got a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Norm Peterson
As to your question about keeping the OE springs...

As to your question about keeping the OE springs with Koni STRt's . . . you'd be fine.


I installed a set of Koni yellows on my '08 GT over 4 years ago and I'm still on my OE springs. I track my...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Norm Peterson
I ran the wheel sizes through a little Excel...

I ran the wheel sizes through a little Excel comparison sheet that I have, and based on comparisons to my own car and its wheels/tires, the outer faces of the rear wheels will sit about 1/2" out past...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Norm Peterson
When you hit that pothole, something probably...

When you hit that pothole, something probably bent that made the toe go way out.

First question, was the steering wheel a bit off center right afterward?
Second question, did they replace any...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ Especially if the rear LCAs have...

This ↑↑↑

Especially if the rear LCAs have been replaced with poly-bushed aftermarket LCAs - a common mod. The poly itself can crack, split, and fail if it's been beat on with enough hard...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-26-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
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: 842
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: 967
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: 967
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: 255
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: 1,362
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: 1,362
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: 139,920
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: 139,920
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: 536
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: 1,362
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: 139,920
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: 1,194
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: 409
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...
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