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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By parchisi
Stiff clutch after long drives

Hey all, did a forum search but found nothing helpful, so here's the issue.

After a few road trips in the 2011 5.0, I've noticed that after an extended period of driving and not using the clutch...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-30-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,191
Posted By parchisi
Good to know! I recently went through the same...

Good to know! I recently went through the same pain installing polyurethane front control arm bushings. I managed to get the steering rack bolts out, but it took a 1/2" breaker bar, a lot of...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By parchisi
Thanks for the update on that. I found that bit...

Thanks for the update on that. I found that bit on the MM website to be a bit confusing as well.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,396
Posted By parchisi
I run the HP+ pads on the street and agree they...

I run the HP+ pads on the street and agree they squeal like crazy unless you get them heated up. It doesn't really bother me that much but I do get a lot of looks from people who are wondering why...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By parchisi
Just double checking, did you use 2011+ plates or...

Just double checking, did you use 2011+ plates or the 05-10 plates?
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,269
Posted By parchisi
You won't get any argument from me that the watts...

You won't get any argument from me that the watts link is superior to the PHB, but I was countering the prevailing opinion on this thread that a PHB setup is "sh*tty and insufficient" for track duty....
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,023
Posted By parchisi
Everybody has already hammered the big points...

Everybody has already hammered the big points here, but I'll just throw this out there. Not sure what kind of strut mounts you have, but when I make it to an autocross/track event I have the street...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By parchisi
I'm not familiar with how good the 2013 track...

I'm not familiar with how good the 2013 track package components are so I'm not going to speak in absolutes, but I'm willing to bet my left nut you'd be happier with the Koni/Steeda Sport combo. ...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By parchisi
What everyone else said. Drag radials, or slicks...

What everyone else said. Drag radials, or slicks if you want to schlepp them to/from the track. Aftermarket control arms with stiffer bushings (or rod ends if you're really hardcore) should...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By parchisi
IMHO, that stuff is overkill for a street setup. ...

IMHO, that stuff is overkill for a street setup. Sure if you want to get 10/10ths out of your car on the track, you could spring for taller BJ's and a bumpsteer kit to correct the geometry, but I...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By parchisi
Yeah, I'm using the stock STB with the MM C/C...

Yeah, I'm using the stock STB with the MM C/C plates, no problems.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,269
Posted By parchisi
Not sure where all this anti-panhard bar stuff...

Not sure where all this anti-panhard bar stuff came from, but plenty of racing Mustangs have had success using a PHB setup. Have any of you actually driven your Mustang in anger in autocross or on...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-19-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,125
Posted By parchisi
If you installed CC plates, then yes, you should...

If you installed CC plates, then yes, you should get an alignment afterwards. The CC plates are a means to adjust your alignment, just having them on doesn't mean that the front end is aligned...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 28,101
Posted By parchisi
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Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By parchisi
If you're not going to be doing much driving in...

If you're not going to be doing much driving in anger, then stock specs are fine. If you like to rip along the occasional mountain road, take on-ramp cloverleafs fast, etc, I'd say having 0 toe and...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-18-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
Those dampers will work great with stock springs....

Those dampers will work great with stock springs. Give Sam Strano a call, he also has some pretty sweet swaybar packages that he developed for the S197 chassis.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-18-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By parchisi
I have 3.73's and for autocross, I wish I didn't....

I have 3.73's and for autocross, I wish I didn't. 2nd gear runs out too fast and you have to shift. Its faster just to keep it in one gear the whole course if you can. You're probably not going to...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-18-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
All true statements....but I love shiny new...

All true statements....but I love shiny new parts! But in all reality, I have no reason to switch to slicks or get an expensive new coilover suspension. I'm having too much fun as it is and my...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
Yeah, I've been following his trials and...

Yeah, I've been following his trials and tribulations in STX. Been considering springing for his AST coilover setup, but I'm still fairly inexperienced, so I don't know how much it would help me.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
Wow, I must have completely missed the boat on...

Wow, I must have completely missed the boat on that one! I heard something about a change in the ST classes and I reread the rules but nothing jumped out at me. Anyways, yeah, I've run with a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By parchisi
If you're going to keep the stang, I say go ahead...

If you're going to keep the stang, I say go ahead and put the supercharger on there, but just make sure you keep it mild. Get a good, conservative tune and keep the power levels down, just...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
That sucks they made you go to ESP for just that,...

That sucks they made you go to ESP for just that, especially for a local event where you're not even competitive. If you want to stay in ESP and slowly build up there, Mustangs actually do pretty...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By parchisi
Yup, the install is pretty simple. Some simple...

Yup, the install is pretty simple. Some simple hand tools, spring compressor, and you're set...easy day! There are plenty of write-ups around the interwebs too. I would probably take the car...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By parchisi
You'll be in STU if in fact the GT500 wheels are...

You'll be in STU if in fact the GT500 wheels are 9.5" in width, STX if they are 9" or less. Unless you want to run slicks that is, then its off to ESP.

I run STU and I do ok as a not very...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-17-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,049
Posted By parchisi
As other's have said, if you give Sam Strano a...

As other's have said, if you give Sam Strano a call he'll give ya solid advice and won't try to sell you anything you don't need. More than likely I'll bet he recommends a linear rate spring (aka...
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