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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-24-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By JThor
I put a sheet of 1/4" plywood under the trunk mat...

I put a sheet of 1/4" plywood under the trunk mat and it holds up pretty well now. The idea that all the weight on the mat is being held up by that little rod coming through the spare is not well...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By JThor
I agree with Norm. Another option for pads are...

I agree with Norm. Another option for pads are the Performance Friction "Z-Rated" pads. They came stock in the 2010 track pack cars and will work with the 2005-10 GT brakes. I use them for light...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By JThor
IMO the 2010 is a superior car to the 2008-09's. ...

IMO the 2010 is a superior car to the 2008-09's. It is a second series S-197 and you get all the advantages of the second series except the 5.0 and six speed trans. The suspension on the 2010 GT is...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-22-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By JThor
Do you turn it completely off - meaning that you...

Do you turn it completely off - meaning that you press on the brake and then hold the advance track switch down for six seconds until the message comes up that the advance track is off?

Otherwise,...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-27-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By JThor
I would get these rotors by Centric...

I would get these rotors by Centric (http://www.turboneonstore.com/customer/product.php?productid=898). I bought mine a Tirerack, but I can't get the link to work to the specific part. I paid...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By JThor
Your mechanics are correct about the...

Your mechanics are correct about the relationship. However, you can use the interrelation to your advantage.

On a strut with camber plates, an increase in the negative camber will cause a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By JThor
Negative camber will cause wear on the inside of...

Negative camber will cause wear on the inside of the tire in street driving. 2 deg. will definitely wear the inside on the street. However, 2 deg. neg. camber would be good for autocross.

Since...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-15-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By JThor
I just bought some Koni Yellows from Sam. He was...

I just bought some Koni Yellows from Sam. He was very helpful.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By JThor
Kudos Groove Ford. You rock!

I see a lot of complaints on these threads about how dealers mess up sales or service. So, I think when a dealer goes above and beyond, the dealer should get the kudos it deserves.

I live in the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By JThor
If you are using them for track/autocross, make...

If you are using them for track/autocross, make sure they meet the rules of the class you are in. The wider rim might bump you to the next class.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-23-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By JThor
The stock sta-bars will do you fine. The front...

The stock sta-bars will do you fine. The front bar on the 2010 is the same as the 11+. The 20mm rear bar will give you some understeer, but that is a safer setup. In general, the higher the speed,...
Forum: Colorado Regional Chapter 03-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,124
Posted By JThor
3R is good. Another popular shop is Hanksville...

3R is good. Another popular shop is Hanksville Hot Rods. http://www.hanksvillehotrods.com/ Hank Padilla is the local expert in roll cage fabrication.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 03-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By JThor
Since you are saying "lapping day", I assume you...

Since you are saying "lapping day", I assume you are doing a road track. If you are new to the sport, I would do a club event such as a NASA HPDE. The reason is that you will be paired up with an...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By JThor
I use the PFC "Z-Rated" pads (compound 10). ...

I use the PFC "Z-Rated" pads (compound 10). About $70/axle. Comparable to the HP+ but less dust. Works very well. No fade. ATE 200 fluid. Slotted rotors will probably not help your cause.
...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-03-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By JThor
Listen to Norm. He's "da man".

Listen to Norm. He's "da man".
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By JThor
Both are good. There's more selection of...

Both are good. There's more selection of performance tires in 18" right now, but the manufacturers are starting to produce some good 19" sizes. Also, 18" tires are generally cheaper than 19" for...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-03-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By JThor
It is really dependent upon the tire. Last year...

It is really dependent upon the tire. Last year we had three S197's competing locally in RTR. Several different brand tires over the season. Tire pressures were anywhere between 32/30 and 46/42. ...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By JThor
I wouldn't want to use the aftermarket bolts for...

I wouldn't want to use the aftermarket bolts for two reasons. First, I don't believe they are legal in FS. Second, I do HPDE's and would not trust their staying together under that stress. I have...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-26-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By JThor
I would much rather do camber plates, but it will...

I would much rather do camber plates, but it will push me out of F-Street. Neg. -2.0 Deg., is enough for street tires. Even -1.5 Deg. would probably be ok.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 45,528
Posted By JThor
Trying to keep my car in F Street this year, but...

Trying to keep my car in F Street this year, but want to upgrade springs if legal. I want to get the benefit of the full 2010 track pack car if reasonably feasible.

Do any of you have the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By JThor
Is is truly OEM strength? Also, does the bolt...

Is is truly OEM strength? Also, does the bolt and mod make the camber adjustable or do you get a single, altered camber spec?
Forum: S197 Handling Section 02-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By JThor
I'm watching your website. :)

I'm watching your website. :)
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-30-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By JThor
I like the Performance Friction "Z-Rated" pads. ...

I like the Performance Friction "Z-Rated" pads. Also, known as the PFC Number 10 compound. Low dust and has a very wide band of operating temps. About the same price as the Hawk pads, but create a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,978
Posted By JThor
Your maximum width in FS will be 265's and 9"...

Your maximum width in FS will be 265's and 9" wide rims for you car - but to get the 9" rims you will need the Brembo brake option on the car. Otherwise 8.5" will be your max width. I'm dealing...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-28-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By JThor
Will 15" wheels fit over your front brakes? 17"...

Will 15" wheels fit over your front brakes? 17" was OE on the GT. I don't think 15's will fit.

Your best selection of performance street tires will be in 18" right now.
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