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Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wouldn't ever count on getting 50k miles out of...

I wouldn't ever count on getting 50k miles out of any tires on any car. Wouldn't even want to be able to, as it would mean that the tires sacrificed too much grip to get that many miles. Over the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd go with a better tire in 255/45-18 before...

I'd go with a better tire in 255/45-18 before going after a 275/40-18 based on price.


If it matters, I wasn't all that happy with BFG's original g-force sports on a different car of similar...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,942
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's still a poor idea, as you will push dirty...

It's still a poor idea, as you will push dirty fluid into the ABS HCU and the dirtiest fluid in the system will still be down in your calipers as soon as you take up the pad to rotor clearance needed...
Forum: S197 Handling Section Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Norm Peterson
Use either Ford's own camber bolts or camber...

Use either Ford's own camber bolts or camber plates. Ford's bolts are full size, full strength, and require slight modification to some of the holes in the struts that these bolts pass through. I...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 03-22-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Norm Peterson
It appears that OP hasn't logged in since...

It appears that OP hasn't logged in since starting this thread.


If anything, a 2006 GT - now 9 model years old - needs new shocks and struts more than it needs new springs of any kind. It...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-22-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Norm Peterson
Ummm, yeah . . . a left rear curb strike could...

Ummm, yeah . . . a left rear curb strike could bend a PHB like that.


As could using the PHB as either a jacking or tie-down point. I'm not joking about these, not after having to stop a young...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 03-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,942
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've found that a SMALL squirt of WD-40 on the...

I've found that a SMALL squirt of WD-40 on the dust seal allows the piston to be turned by the tool without it catching and getting all twisted.




Norm
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 03-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Norm Peterson
No problem, John. I've probably downloaded more...

No problem, John. I've probably downloaded more free Mustang and Camaro owner manuals as .pdf's than the number of new cars I've ever owned.


Out of curiosity, what year 'Vette did you have?

...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 03-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Norm Peterson
Correct on varying the rpm. This is quoted...

Correct on varying the rpm.

This is quoted directly from the 2014 Camaro Owner Manual. I doubt that the Corvette gets any special dispensation.





Norm
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-12-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Norm Peterson
Ford has their own combination threadlock/sealer...

Ford has their own combination threadlock/sealer that should work. I think it's TA-25.




Norm
Forum: Suspension 03-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Norm Peterson
Tired rear LCA bushings? Norm

Tired rear LCA bushings?




Norm
Forum: Suspension 03-12-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Norm Peterson
There can be, but it kind of depends on how you...

There can be, but it kind of depends on how you use your car (or how you might be thinking of using it).


Aftermarket bars are typically stiffer than the OE bars and can be used to dial out...
Forum: Suspension 03-12-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Norm Peterson
No matter what you do for the bent LCA, do the...

No matter what you do for the bent LCA, do the same on the other side.


Your car will feel a lot better if you replace both of your front control arms with new stock pieces. After 16 years, just...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 03-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Norm Peterson
Gotta ask . . . what's a Mustand? Joking...

Gotta ask . . . what's a Mustand?


Joking aside, they should, as long as you get wheels with S197-correct offset. Fox and SN95 Mustangs use wheels with much lower offset for any given wheel...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 03-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't know what you've done about this over the...

I don't know what you've done about this over the past month, but yes, a 245/45-19 tire can be legitimately mounted on 9" wide wheels (it's a max-recommended fitment). The only caution I have is...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 03-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Norm Peterson
Break-in may not have to be as extensive as it...

Break-in may not have to be as extensive as it used to be, but that doesn't mean that the need for it has gone away entirely either. Rings grabbed at random and installed in cylinders finished with...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 03-12-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,108
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't even imagine the existence of a $4k wheel...

I can't even imagine the existence of a $4k wheel & tire package for winter driving. Not when a pretty serious summer performance setup with Michelins and Forgestars comes in at well under 3/4 of...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 03-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Norm Peterson
The GT500 came straight from Ford with...

The GT500 came straight from Ford with 255/45-18's up front.


I have a set of the same GT500 wheels with 255/45-18 Goodyear Asymmetrics on all four corners. They've been on the car for several...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 03-11-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Norm Peterson
Need to know the full tire size. A 305/35-20 can...

Need to know the full tire size. A 305/35-20 can legitimately be fit on wheels as narrow as 10", but a 305/30-20 needs at least a 10.5" wide rim.


Squeezing a wide tire down onto a too-narrow...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Norm Peterson
1.5" is probably crowding the limits, though the...

1.5" is probably crowding the limits, though the SP067's are at least out there toward the stiff end of the range for most lowering springs (BMR claims the 067's are 200 lb/in). A guy on another...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-08-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Norm Peterson
Either Bilsteins or Konis (from your list). ...

Either Bilsteins or Konis (from your list). Since they are currently on sale, Koni yellows might be another alternative if you'd like to be able to fine-tune the ride vs handling compromise a bit. ...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-08-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Norm Peterson
I would start with getting new (and better)...

I would start with getting new (and better) shocks and at least checking the differential for preload/proper functioning.

The PHB's geometry isn't likely to move the axle by enough to be able to...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-06-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd go with adjustable LCAs. Aside from being...

I'd go with adjustable LCAs. Aside from being easier to get at (to periodically lube), you can also adjust thrust angle with LCAs. Can't do that with an adjustable UCA, and if you ever get relo...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Norm Peterson
Almost anybody should be able to live with Ford's...

Almost anybody should be able to live with Ford's preferred camber setting of -0.75°. Only the gentlest driver (gentle? in a Mustang???) driving only on the Interstates should legitimately need less...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 03-02-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Norm Peterson
As far as the spring stiffness is concerned, the...

As far as the spring stiffness is concerned, the yellows have more than enough adjustability to keep them under control. Whether they allow for enough bump travel for your driving at 1.5" lowering...
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