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Search: Posts Made By: Norm Peterson
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't even find 185/60-17's online just to find...

I can't even find 185/60-17's online just to find out if it has the same load index as a T185/60-17 tire. I have my doubts regarding load capacity, as T-spares are typically inflated to much higher...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-26-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Norm Peterson
As far as my mention of tires was concerned, that...

As far as my mention of tires was concerned, that was strictly for the 0 - 60 part of OP's post. Sorry if I misled anyone.


In cornering, tires that are "too good" for the suspension and its...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Norm Peterson
Would this be flat enough for you? ...

Would this be flat enough for you?

...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 152,618
Posted By Norm Peterson
Poke around the 'net using "Dodgestang" as a...

Poke around the 'net using "Dodgestang" as a search term. Somewhere, there's a .pdf file for the 1965-1966 years that might be of some help.

Most people aren't willing (or perhaps confident...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Norm Peterson
Light initial contact with the OE bump stops will...

Light initial contact with the OE bump stops will not necessarily be noticeable.

Hard contact, or contact with bumpstops made of stiffer stuff and/or not designed to progressively increase their...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-14-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Norm Peterson
Drilled for what year(s) of Mustang? This...

Drilled for what year(s) of Mustang? This matters, as the OE offsets for the SN95 wheels are significantly lower than the OE offsets for the S197. SN95 wheels on an S197 will make the tires crowd...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-14-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm guessing that your speeds don't get over...

I'm guessing that your speeds don't get over about 100 mph except maybe in a couple of places. On longer and somewhat higher speed courses (125-ish down to 60 or 70, 95 to 45 - 50), I found that...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Norm Peterson
How serious do you see any track day habit...

How serious do you see any track day habit becoming? How hard were you on your pads and rotors for the track time that you've already done? Got any pictures of the old bits that you took off?
...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Norm Peterson
Got pictures? Sounds like the wheels have the...

Got pictures? Sounds like the wheels have the wrong offset if both fenders are getting hit.


Still on the stock rear springs and shocks?


Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Norm Peterson
You buy a Boss for a different kind of driving...

You buy a Boss for a different kind of driving fun than what you get from a blower. For some people, the Boss will be more fun than a 600HP GT, for others, less so.


Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Norm Peterson
This would be a great opportunity for upgrading...

This would be a great opportunity for upgrading the OE strut bolts from your early ones (the ones that only get torqued to 148 ft-lbs) to the later ones (166 ft-lbs). These are full size bolts and...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-10-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Norm Peterson
The inclination of the PHB will have a lot to do...

The inclination of the PHB will have a lot to do with whether it will or not. The car appears to have been lowered, so absent any information about relocating PHB pivots (which can be done but...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Norm Peterson
You must have pulled that 30 - 38 range of...

You must have pulled that 30 - 38 range of offsets from some other page, because I'm seeing 45 - 48. And from the FRPP catalog, the 2007-era 18" wheels range in offset between +45 and +50.

+30...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Norm Peterson
When you hit a 2-wheel bump, one side will move...

When you hit a 2-wheel bump, one side will move toward the shock and the other side will have to move [further] outward. It is not possible for both wheels on a stick axle to "tuck".


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Norm Peterson
I kind of had the 'P' springs in mind when I...

I kind of had the 'P' springs in mind when I posted. It might depend on how willing OP is to go all the way to 1", and I can understand people who might not be. Then again, it may be possible to...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm guessing that most lowering springs will drop...

I'm guessing that most lowering springs will drop the car more than he wants it lowered. And even commercially available lowering springs don't always have enough rate to cover for the amount...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Norm Peterson
If I was going to cut springs, I wouldn't start...

If I was going to cut springs, I wouldn't start with the OE springs for whatever car I was working on. Among other reasons, you don't gain enough spring rate to make up for the reduced suspension...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm not quite sure what you're asking, or even if...

I'm not quite sure what you're asking, or even if this question is only for the rear wheels/tires.


For the rear axle there are at least three different modes of wheel motion relative to the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-06-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can tell you that that combination will work...

I can tell you that that combination will work very well in applications all the way up to entry-level track days (HPDE) or a bit beyond (you've been signed off to run solo).

If you measure the...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 06-06-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,377
Posted By Norm Peterson
Improved I'll give you, but it still isn't...

Improved I'll give you, but it still isn't perfect. And as the tooling gradually wears, the results will deviate a bit from that. The fact that all parts have tolerances is blatant admission that...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Norm Peterson
9.5" wheels are pretty much maxxed out with...

9.5" wheels are pretty much maxxed out with either 285/40's or 285/35's. The only 295 tire that lists a 9.5" wide rim being an acceptable fitment is 295/45, and is getting a bit pinched to fit.

...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not enough information, need wheel diameter,...

Not enough information, need wheel diameter, width, offset, and tire profile. I can't find this information in my own brief search.


But I can tell you that the wheels and tires from the 2008...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
Rod ends will rattle as they wear (don't know if...

Rod ends will rattle as they wear (don't know if your car has any of these anywhere).


Poly bushings can split, which can and will throw away suspension linkage accuracy, which does feel a little...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Norm Peterson
The factory preferred camber setting is -0.75°,...

The factory preferred camber setting is -0.75°, and it comes with an allowable tolerance of ±0.75°. Basically, anything from 0° to -1.5° would be "in the green", which I think is shown in small text...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Norm Peterson
Pretty good evidence that the lowering wasn't...

Pretty good evidence that the lowering wasn't hurting them any.




Norm
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