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Forum: S197 Handling Section Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Norm Peterson
Doubtful. The soft setting on the 25mm...

Doubtful.

The soft setting on the 25mm Strano bar is listed at 162 lb/in, vs 96 lb/in that I have in my notes for a 20mm solid bar or about 147 lb/in for a 22mm solid bar.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Norm Peterson
The early-S197 GT Mustangs came with a 20mm rear...

The early-S197 GT Mustangs came with a 20mm rear bar. If anybody knows for sure that it would fit, that would at least widen your search.

Another possibility would be if anybody is letting go of...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-19-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Norm Peterson
I was really just responding to this post. ...

I was really just responding to this post.





275/40's will work on 9" wide wheels, though that's just barely acceptable at right on the narrow end of the wheel width range.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks for clearing that up - I kept getting the...

Thanks for clearing that up - I kept getting the impression you were only thinking about 'stagger' due to a need for increased rear grip.

That sounds like a decent combination although for where...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes, the difference from OE to good aftermarket...

Yes, the difference from OE to good aftermarket dampers is significant . . . though I suspect that the differences going from OE to any of them is also going to be greater than if you were to swap...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-18-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Norm Peterson
By "offset", do you really mean "stagger", as in...

By "offset", do you really mean "stagger", as in different width wheels and tires at the back compared to the front?

What is the width of the wheels that you're running your 255/45's on?

As I...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm suggesting that most aftermarket solutions...

I'm suggesting that most aftermarket solutions are more similar to each other than to OE. A few that use the softer lowering springs will be a little closer to OE, and those with stiffer lowering...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Norm Peterson
The mechanical things you do to reduce roll and...

The mechanical things you do to reduce roll and pitch are all pretty straightforward. "Pitch" is the correct term for "forward and backward body roll", although "nose dive under braking" is...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-15-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Norm Peterson
Did you either get new rotors or have your...

Did you either get new rotors or have your originals given a light cut to remove grooves and pad deposits from the OE pads?

FWIW, I'm not a fan of mass-market ceramics. Not at all.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Norm Peterson
295/30-19 is a pretty short tire - about an inch...

295/30-19 is a pretty short tire - about an inch shorter than OE (read: half an inch more wheel to fender gap) and almost 1.75" shorter than your 245/45-19 front tires.

275/40-19 will be a better...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Norm Peterson
A Watts link isn't going to provide much help in...

A Watts link isn't going to provide much help in resisting wheel hop. If it could, it'd probably bind up rather badly during normal suspension movement.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Norm Peterson
For 2008, Ford put the 235/50-18's on 18 x 8.5"...

For 2008, Ford put the 235/50-18's on 18 x 8.5" wheels. You could still re-use your current front tires, and gain the advantage of having wheels better suited to 245's or possibly 255's later on.
...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Norm Peterson
45°F plus old (heat-cycled) Hoosiers plus more...

45°F plus old (heat-cycled) Hoosiers plus more front brake . . . hmmmmm




Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-03-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Norm Peterson
8" for the fronts is pretty narrow for a purely...

8" for the fronts is pretty narrow for a purely street-driven car unless you're going to always keep your front tire size at 235/50. For wider than 235/50 (and you're going to change out your OE...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Norm Peterson
18's and still roughly stock height (not sure if...

18's and still roughly stock height (not sure if Koni puts the lower spring seat in exactly the same place as Ford puts it on the OE struts).

And just because I've got a slightly contrary streak...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Norm Peterson
Brake fluid - Motul RBF600. Pads - some...

Brake fluid - Motul RBF600.

Pads - some sort of Carbotech XP's. At least as far up as XP10's are still pretty gentle on rotors and don't seem to need too much heat to work at least reasonably...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Norm Peterson
Can you post the readings? Norm

Can you post the readings?


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'll probably find the people who don't like...

You'll probably find the people who don't like the 3.73's are people who either have or had 2010 and earlier cars, with only a 6000 rpm redline and the TR3650 5-speed. On a road course with an early...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd bet that it's been within the same 20 ft-lbs...

I'd bet that it's been within the same 20 ft-lbs @ 100 - 120 all its life, save for any unusually warm or cold times where the steel's modulus varied enough to measurably affect the beam deflection. ...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By Norm Peterson
Ah yes, "common sense" and "tight is tight",...

Ah yes, "common sense" and "tight is tight", never mind that you hands aren't going to know the difference between a 3/8-UNC Grade 2 bolt and a fine-thread M10 in 12.9 until they break one of them. ...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By Norm Peterson
Most consumer-level 40 year old torque wrenches...

Most consumer-level 40 year old torque wrenches would be beam types that won't drift out of calibration unless the wrench is obviously damaged. About the worst thing likely to happen is the pointer...
Forum: 1A Auto Parts 11-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,969
Posted By Norm Peterson
You guys must not be doing something quite right....

You guys must not be doing something quite right.

I've been plugging tires off and on over at least 25 years and I've never had that happen, or even anything close. And I've run on my own...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm curious - is your Strano rear bar the older...

I'm curious - is your Strano rear bar the older 7/8" bar or the newer 1" one? I have the older one at full stiff.

If you don't mind me asking, what sort of lap times are you seeing at Mid-Ohio...
Forum: Pipes, Boost & Juice 11-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By Norm Peterson
A guy over on the Pro-touring and lateral-g...

A guy over on the Pro-touring and lateral-g message boards actually did fabricate his own mufflers, although in his case it was mostly to fit some kind of mufflers in the only spaces available. You...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,614
Posted By Norm Peterson
The only PAX index that remains fixed is AM (at...

The only PAX index that remains fixed is AM (at 1.000). All other classes are subject to getting adjustments made to their PAX factors annually, which sometimes amounts to as much as or 0.012 or...
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