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Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Norm Peterson
Poly does a better job of suppressing NVH than...

Poly does a better job of suppressing NVH than sphericals (especially all-metal rod ends), but not as good as the still softer OE rubber.

Poly can creep, however that usually requires heavy...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Norm Peterson
The forces are the same at the two ends of the...

The forces are the same at the two ends of the UCA. Poly will "give" a little, where the spherical won't (at least not by enough to notice by "eyeballing"). But this difference in deflection does...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 10-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
How much wider depends at least a little on what...

How much wider depends at least a little on what width wheels your class rules allow you to run. I haven't autocrossed much in the last three years or so - picked up a track day habit instead.
...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 10-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
Your rear wheels will stick out about 20 mm more...

Your rear wheels will stick out about 20 mm more than this rear wheel (look at the wheel, not the tire just yet), and your front wheels would stick out about the same amount as this front wheel...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Norm Peterson
Too bouncy is shocks, I think specifically too...

Too bouncy is shocks, I think specifically too little rebound damping where you end up with too much upward body movement because the stiffer springs are overpowering the shocks or struts. In some...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the LCAs are adjustable, thrust angle...

If the LCAs are adjustable, thrust angle absolutely does need to be checked, no matter how fussy the installer thought he was being about matching their lengths to the OE LCAs. If one LCA is only one...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Norm Peterson
It could come down to being the shop's judgment...

It could come down to being the shop's judgment call. FWIW, all of the dimensions between body control holes that I can remember seeing allow a 1/16" tolerance on dimensions under some length...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-14-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Norm Peterson
That whole area needs a close inspection by an...

That whole area needs a close inspection by an experienced crash repair technician. It's going to be his "eyes-on" opinion that matters, more than well-intended guesses over the internet at what...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Norm Peterson
If what I found by searching under 18" Foose...

If what I found by searching under 18" Foose Nitrous wheels" is correct, then your wheels have only a +30 mm offset, which means that those wheels are really intended for the SN95 Mustang. The only...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Norm Peterson
Great service. Keep us posted. Out of...

Great service. Keep us posted.

Out of curiosity, what was your car's axle ratio before the 3.73's went in?


Norm
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 10-09-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
I realize that English is a second language for...

I realize that English is a second language for you, but I still can't figure out what it is that you're asking for either there or in the thread's title. And I spent 30 years in a job where many of...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sure. Axle centering and camber & toe...

Sure. Axle centering and camber & toe adjustments can always be done separately if necessary (and sometimes they are not). If you can find a flat area to sit the car on, you can even measure camber...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-08-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Norm Peterson
Relatively narrow wheels/tires pushed way out to...

Relatively narrow wheels/tires pushed way out to the sheetmetal may look OK from the side, but ill-fitting and kind of scrawny from either the front or rear.

If it's a flush appearance that...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 10-06-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By Norm Peterson
The risk with over the top, ridiculous mods of...

The risk with over the top, ridiculous mods of questionable function is about the same as watching your favorite hot model go to the plastic surgery well a few too many times. Ugly past the point of...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 10-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Norm Peterson
265/35-18 is way too short. 265/40-18 is about...

265/35-18 is way too short. 265/40-18 is about as short of a tire (at about 26.3" or 26.4" tall) that I'd ever consider for a S197 for everyday, normal driving. At 265-wide, it's also about the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've been running GT500 wheels with 255/45-18 Max...

I've been running GT500 wheels with 255/45-18 Max Performance summer tires on my car for several years - as my "3-season" setup. If your car came with 18" wheels, you won't have any rubbing (it's a...
Forum: New Member Area 10-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you're OK with what you paid for the car,...

If you're OK with what you paid for the car, don't even think about it any more.

Just fix the little things that need fixing and enjoy the car.

When you do get your license, try to get into...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't find the actual width for the BFG Rival...

I can't find the actual width for the BFG Rival in 285/35-19. But if it's ~290 mm as measured on the measuring width wheel (11.4" section width on its "measuring width" wheel), you should have about...
Forum: Convertible Tech 10-02-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
Wouldn't interfere with the stock components...

Wouldn't interfere with the stock components (obviously). Performance aftermarket components are a different story, sta-bars, PHBs, and torque arms in particular. They just don't fit into the same...
Forum: Convertible Tech 10-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd start with a factory shop manual that has...

I'd start with a factory shop manual that has undercar pictures, particularly for suspension component work.




Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think the friction modifier is mostly to...

I think the friction modifier is mostly to reduce/eliminate limited slip clutch chatter, not whine. Whine is a setup or wear issue.




Norm
Forum: Convertible Tech 10-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
It is also fairly common for convertibles to have...

It is also fairly common for convertibles to have additional bracing underneath that coupes do not have. It's an attempt to restore some of the structural stiffness and strength that cutting the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Norm Peterson
I didn't even find the...

I didn't even find the attach-a-tube-to-the-quart-bottle method to work anywhere near as good as using the little 4-ounce friction modifier bottle to squirt the lube into the pumpkin. It's not quite...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Norm Peterson
Have you checked the front sta-bar's chassis...

Have you checked the front sta-bar's chassis brackets? If they loosen, or even if only one side does, one wheel bumps in particular will make them start talking. Never mind how I know this, but the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Norm Peterson
Doesn't the strut shaft have wrench flats at the...

Doesn't the strut shaft have wrench flats at the top? A small wrench goes on those to keep the shaft from spinning while you tighten the nut. You might need what's called a "crow's foot", which is...
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