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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-14-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Norm Peterson
As the tire tread passes through contact with the...

As the tire tread passes through contact with the pavement, the tire's cross section shape changes. This results in a little circumferential compression of the tread on the leading edge of contact...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-07-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the bolt pattern is 5 on a 4.5" (114.3 mm)...

If the bolt pattern is 5 on a 4.5" (114.3 mm) bolt circle, they would at least fit your car's bolt pattern.


But you'll have to provide the wheel width and offset in order to get meaningful tire...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 05-06-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,904
Posted By Norm Peterson
The funny thing about being retired is that you...

The funny thing about being retired is that you could easily end up driving your car MORE than you did when it was your DD to your job. And get to drive it harder, if you pick your drive...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 05-06-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,904
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wouldn't buy any car at all without expecting...

I wouldn't buy any car at all without expecting to use it on a daily basis. Whether that might be a PP-equipped car or a "regular" GT bought with the full intent to modify it beyond PP specs is...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 05-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,904
Posted By Norm Peterson
i would also think that the aftermarket will...

i would also think that the aftermarket will eventually be able to access whatever goes into the 'peppier' modes at least for the throttle response part. Might be worth a phone call or two to see if...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-06-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Norm Peterson
The wear bars are at 2/32" but wet performance...

The wear bars are at 2/32" but wet performance starts to degrade at least 2/32 before that (or by the time your tires hit about 1/8" total tread depth).


If it makes you feel any better at all,...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-05-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Norm Peterson
I bet toe is off, and quite possibly the rear...

I bet toe is off, and quite possibly the rear axle's thrust angle.




Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-03-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Norm Peterson
If they're buying a different weight flywheel for...

If they're buying a different weight flywheel for competitive purposes or buying one because the original one cannot be salvaged due to abuse, that's one thing.


But in my experience, flywheels...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks for the kind words, Al. I know there are...

Thanks for the kind words, Al. I know there are things that I need to work on, and not just working up the nerve to brake later. The tires are talking a bit more than is readily apparent in the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Norm Peterson
Koni yellows, Sam Strano's 35/22 bars,...

Koni yellows, Sam Strano's 35/22 bars, poly/spherical rear LCAs, and a fairly aggressive alignment (out near -2° camber). 18x11 Forgestars with 285/35-18 Michelin PSS tires. I'm still giving up two...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-26-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,303
Posted By Norm Peterson
A piece of history is an original Boss 302 with a...

A piece of history is an original Boss 302 with a verified history of being driven in the Trans-Am series by people like George Follmer, Dan Gurney, and Parnelli Jones.

Sorry, but paying homage...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 04-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Norm Peterson
Half an inch on the diameter is only 1/4" loss of...

Half an inch on the diameter is only 1/4" loss of ride height and only 1/4" increase in tire to fender gap. Not worth worrying about, at least in my book.

What you'll gain at the ground is...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 04-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,303
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: 313
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: 1,994
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: 130
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: 9
Views: 386
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: 130
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: 11
Views: 379
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: 585
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: 11
Views: 379
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: 11
Views: 379
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: 358
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: 301
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: 636
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)...
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