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Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Norm Peterson
Me, I wouldn't think twice about de-badging it. ...

Me, I wouldn't think twice about de-badging it. De-striping it sounds like too much work with too much risk, and without the badges people are probably going to think you've added the stripes to a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-24-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Norm Peterson
<shrug> from that safetyresearch.net...

<shrug>


from that safetyresearch.net link . . . and FWIW the British Rubber Manufacturers Association (BRMA) represents the same tire manufacturers in the U.S. market

and it also mentions a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-21-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By Norm Peterson
Welcome aboard. Having the remote door...

Welcome aboard.

Having the remote door unlock turn any more lights on than just the interior lights is asking for trouble. It's pretty easy for the unlock fob button to get inadvertently pushed,...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 04-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's a lot more likely when your braking is up...

It's a lot more likely when your braking is up around the point where ABS might step in, or if your brake pads have strong initial bite.

What's happening with low +offset wheels is that unequal...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've heard them to be a weak point, but I've got...

I've heard them to be a weak point, but I've got around 41,000 miles on mine (including a dozen track days and a handful of autocross runs) and they still seem to be OK.




Norm
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 04-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Norm Peterson
They will physically bolt up, but they aren't the...

They will physically bolt up, but they aren't the right offset and might cause some unexpected tugs on the steering wheel during extreme braking. Make sure that your potential buyers are aware of...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Norm Peterson
Heh . . . that works if you drive year round on...

Heh . . . that works if you drive year round on the same tires.


FWIW I'd really hate to have a banded sensor come adrift inside a tire at 120 mph on a road course and have it end my track day...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-16-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wonder what the effect on things like coolant...

I wonder what the effect on things like coolant temperatures and remaining margin on radiator heat rejection has been.


Norm
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Norm Peterson
Here's a couple of links for you. If you dig...

Here's a couple of links for you. If you dig around on the brakeandfrontend site you may find more (Brake & Front End is a repair industry magazine in online and print form that most people have...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 04-14-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Norm Peterson
What's the worst case if a wheel sensor battery...

What's the worst case if a wheel sensor battery dies? You'll get a warning light and be forced to periodically check them manually with a gauge, like you should be doing anyway (and like everybody...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is it a steady pull in the same direction or is...

Is it a steady pull in the same direction or is it more like twitchiness where it seems like it would rather go either way rather than straight?

Did you do anything else besides swap the wheels...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-12-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Norm Peterson
+30 is a good offset for the SN95 chassis. ...

+30 is a good offset for the SN95 chassis.

The OE offsets for the S197 generally range between +45 and +50 for the 17" and 18" wheels. The 18" GT500 wheels were 9.5" wide with a +45 (I've also...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's not apparent how much road course experience...

It's not apparent how much road course experience you have, but if you don't have much I will urge you to forget about how much power your engine makes and concentrate on (1) getting seat time, (2)...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-12-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Norm Peterson
A 9"/+30 wheel already puts the tire further out...

A 9"/+30 wheel already puts the tire further out than a 9"/+35 wheel will, and you want to push it even further out??? What spacers do is effectively reduce a wheel's positive offset number, not...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 04-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Norm Peterson
I know it's been a while, but for only a 2%...

I know it's been a while, but for only a 2% change in indicated speed I wouldn't bother. It only amounts to a 1.5 mph error at 65 (you'd be reading 63.5 @ 65 - if your OE speedometer was spot-on to...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 04-09-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,379
Posted By Norm Peterson
18" F14's in Silver, on my 2008 GT 18 x...

18" F14's in Silver, on my 2008 GT


18 x 11 with 285/35-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports
18 x 11 with 285/35-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports

...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-06-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't know if it's possible to install this bar...

I don't know if it's possible to install this bar upside down, but it'd be worth checking to be sure that it isn't.




Norm
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 04-03-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,074
Posted By Norm Peterson
I could buy the idea of 130, maybe 135, but a...

I could buy the idea of 130, maybe 135, but a stock 4.0 @ 140 . . . you picked the right day to post it.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-02-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you're autocrossing with only -1° camber and...

If you're autocrossing with only -1° camber and eating up the inside shoulders of your front tires, it's probably toe that's 'off' for your driving. If your tires are mounted on wheels closer to the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Norm Peterson
There is a hex adjustment screw. But I'll...

There is a hex adjustment screw.

But I'll give you a hint - it is frequently better to intentionally stagger the right and left headlight aims slightly, particularly if your car has the OE HIDs. ...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Norm Peterson
You might try calling Terry or Jason at...

You might try calling Terry or Jason at Vorshlag.com, as they seem to be more interested in the Bilsteins than some of the other vendors and they're pretty serious about performance.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Norm Peterson
It should have been possible to tighten the front...

It should have been possible to tighten the front bar's chassis bracket nuts regardless of whether the car's weight was on the wheels as long as you could get the bracket to go over the bolts.
...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 04-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Norm Peterson
Don't overlook wheel width and offset here. For...

Don't overlook wheel width and offset here. For 275/40's you need wheels that are at least 9" wide (the GT500 wheels in Sharad's picture are better still at 9.5" wide) and most SN95-offset wheels...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-01-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Norm Peterson
I know I've done that job, but there wasn't...

I know I've done that job, but there wasn't anything any more memorable about it than the fact that I had to do it once. A few bolts, and the deflector goes above the bumper cover or whatever...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Norm Peterson
"Driving aggressively" can be applied to widely...

"Driving aggressively" can be applied to widely differing types of driving. Looking at other topics that you've participated in, it sounds like you're more into straight line driving than hard...
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