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Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By grandpajay
rear clunking noise after shocks, struts and front lower control arm install

My buddy and I were so excited after a long weekend of wrenching on the car. We install Koni shocks and struts and ford racing front lower control arms. we took the car out for a spin to test the new...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-17-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By grandpajay
would anyone see an issue with this set up? ...

would anyone see an issue with this set up?
Rear: 15x10 325/50r15
Front: 19x8.5 245/45r19

anyone notice any problems?
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-11-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By grandpajay
Bullit 17x10 rims w. 325/45r17

As the title suggest. I'm looking for a taller tire for my Bullit 17x10 in the rear. I have a 2006 with a 1.5" drop and currently I have 315/35r17 and the side wall is pretty short for me. any...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By grandpajay
coil over kit that doesn't lower car

Hello -

I'm looking for a coil over kit that doesn't lower the car at all. I'm looking for a progressive spring type similar to the ford racing k-type springs that throw the weight to the rear...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-27-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By grandpajay
need help with tire size

I need help picking the correct tire size for some new wheels. I have a 2006 GT that is dropped 1.5" on Ford Racing K-Springs. I'm looking to buy a set of Jegs Sport Lite Cast Aluminum wheels, 15x8...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 05-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By grandpajay
alright - that's what I've gotten from a few of...

alright - that's what I've gotten from a few of my audiophile friends.

"dude, they're nice, but not for cars, sell them and buy a rear sub"

but like I said, I never cared for the audio in my...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 05-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By grandpajay
define "one heck of an amp". I have no idea about...

define "one heck of an amp". I have no idea about this stuff but would love to try and put them in my car. if it's too loud I'll give one, two or even 3 to my younger brother. he's all into that...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 05-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By grandpajay
need help with new speakers

My neighbor use to be in a christian rock band many years ago and today was throwing out his old equipment. he offered me his old speakers. 4 celestion G12-65 15 ohm speakers. now I never wanted to...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
Next time I find an open stretch of road I'll...

Next time I find an open stretch of road I'll give that a try - not sure why I didn't think of that before.... all this talk about traction must make me concentrate on keeping the traction control...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
I think he was referring to the effects lowering...

I think he was referring to the effects lowering the car has on the other rear suspension components. K-springs squat the rear of the car so more weight transfers to the tires but other components of...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
I'm actually raising the car because the roads in...

I'm actually raising the car because the roads in my area, specifically going in and out of parking lots or gas station, are on some sharp inclines/declines. can't make it over many speed bumps...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
the car IS lowered, ford racing K-springs (1.5",...

the car IS lowered, ford racing K-springs (1.5", looking to raise that with the 1" variant) and I have Rear upper and lower control arms and a pan hard bar going in at the end of the month. she's an...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
well that's good to hear, I'm not expecting to...

well that's good to hear, I'm not expecting to fly through 100-120 like I use to or like someone with F/I but it just really seemed to slow down around the 95-100 mark. Just wanted some confirmation,...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 05-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By grandpajay
where did my top end go? 4.10s

okay so before my 4.10s, my car hit a pretty easy 120 (open, empty road) and I could feel she had plenty of gear left and power to push her but I'd always let off he throttle. 120mph is good enough...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By grandpajay
well that kind of stinks, I don't really want to...

well that kind of stinks, I don't really want to invest new new springs. maybe i'll put my stock one's one for now, sell my ford racing springs, and buy new later in the summer... pick up some shocks...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-22-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By grandpajay
JCON is right, I'm extremely happy with my...

JCON is right, I'm extremely happy with my current springs except for how low my car is. I did just buy new wheels and tires and they did help a tad. and by a tad I mean it didn't get any lower haha....
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By grandpajay
summer of suspension

Hey Guys,

So I've read over a thread I have posted about some tail wagging and I figure while I'm working on the rear suspension I might as well try and figure out another problem I'm having. I'm...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-18-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
Just did a burn out infront of my place, just a...

Just did a burn out infront of my place, just a couple seconds to get the wheels smoking. got two solid black rubber lines. was really worried that my rear was burnt up, that made me feel better...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
I didn't think it would, would've been real dumb...

I didn't think it would, would've been real dumb if in a few months from now I find out it did. ya know?
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
Reading a lot and taking notes guys! was kinda on...

Reading a lot and taking notes guys! was kinda on the fence earlier about the pan hard bar, lot of back and forth. THEN my girlfriend read over the thread while I was in the shower... told me I'm...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
alright, crossing the panhard bar off the list...

alright, crossing the panhard bar off the list then, thanks for the tip.

how sure are we that the diff could be burning/burnt up? I literally just put the 4.10s in the car a month ago and after a...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
hooking up is quickly becoming my obsession, I'm...

hooking up is quickly becoming my obsession, I'm going to ask two more question.

which of these is going to best fit my 17x10

and

how do I find this out myself so I don't always have to ask...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
Alright, I was thinking I might have to get new...

Alright, I was thinking I might have to get new tires. what size would you suggest for 17x10? I bought 315/35 because they were all I could find. can you suggest a brand and a few sizes?

gotta pay...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By grandpajay
2006 GT tail wag

I hope I'm using that term correctly. I've got a couple bolt ons in the car listed below. the biggest is my 4.10s. I've noticed since I got the 4.10s (and new 17x10s in the rear) the car stands still...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-12-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By grandpajay
sounds good, I'm going to sit on this for a few...

sounds good, I'm going to sit on this for a few weeks and give a few more shops a call.

after surfing around on Jegs for an hour or two I saw something could an x cross over x pipe (I believe...
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