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Forum: S197 Handling Section Today, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Norm Peterson
Nice. What pads are you running? I've...

Nice.


What pads are you running? I've got most of my own 14" x 4 piston Brembo upgrade sitting here waiting on one more thing and I'm curious.

Guessing you have 3.31 gears in the axle.
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Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Norm Peterson
Please note that the picture was taken before I...

Please note that the picture was taken before I lowered the car that half inch. I should fix the sig pic, but that's just not gonna happen today.


Norm
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Norm Peterson
True. After 8 years and change, I'm looking for...

True. After 8 years and change, I'm looking for a slightly different sound for my track time.


On your tires and Cobra R wheel matter . . . too close for me to call, especially if you've...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-24-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Norm Peterson
Don't even think of trying that. The upper arm...

Don't even think of trying that. The upper arm is the only thing that keeps the axle from pivoting about the LCAs and potentially making a real mess back there.



Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-24-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Norm Peterson
Wild-ass guess because I have no idea what kind...

Wild-ass guess because I have no idea what kind of metal-to-metal noise you're hearing . . . check for an exhaust line rubbing somewhere because it sounds like something is either moving sideways or...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-20-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Norm Peterson
I wouldn't expect any in anything even remotely...

I wouldn't expect any in anything even remotely resembling street driving.

I suppose that theoretically there might be a tiny improvement at high revs, up toward redline, due to a very slight...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-19-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks for the prompt reply, Dino. It...

Thanks for the prompt reply, Dino.

It doesn't look like much work at all is involved, as long as the fit-up is good. Not that I'd be unable to tweak things enough to make them fit if they didn't...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-19-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Norm Peterson
Couple more questions for Dino. Did your...

Couple more questions for Dino.

Did your tune need to be tweaked at all for the X-pipe?

How well did it actually fit up to the rest of the OE exhaust? I know it's only two cuts and four...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-17-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds more like just the EPAS and its built-in...

Sounds more like just the EPAS and its built-in active nibble control and drift-pull compensation "features". The same things that made for a visible-on-video-steering-wheel-shimmy level of bad...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Norm Peterson
Why not just keep all of your research together...

Why not just keep all of your research together here?

It would be appropriate to provide the range of temperatures that you typically have to cope with, as would a brief description of the kinds...
Forum: Suspension 07-05-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Norm Peterson
Coilover setups typically involve lowering, with...

Coilover setups typically involve lowering, with most of the ones I see with amounts of lowering listed being almost as low at their highest setting as Eibach Pro-kit springs.

Maybe somebody...
Forum: Suspension 07-05-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Norm Peterson
You may want to get a bit creative with some sort...

You may want to get a bit creative with some sort of shimming to regain some ride height. There are ride height adjusters for the rear, which I think require the use of small-diameter coilover...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-28-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Norm Peterson
You can't look at remote-starting a MT car like...

You can't look at remote-starting a MT car like you can a automatic.

First off, you'd have to leave the transmission in neutral and rely 100% on the parking brake - which is something I'd never,...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-26-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 148,348
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've been using the Mercon in mine with no...

I've been using the Mercon in mine with no issues, and there's a fair amount of road course use involved.

It's easy enough to change even if all you have is jackstands. You can fold a narrow...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 06-26-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Norm Peterson
Has the passenger side floor ever been...

Has the passenger side floor ever been wet/flooded? If so, perhaps the smart junction box got wet. Weird things can happen afterward.


Something you can try in the meantime (and for a whole lot...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-24-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Norm Peterson
I doubt you'd ever notice the difference in front...

I doubt you'd ever notice the difference in front vs rear weight distribution in street driving other than those winter traction situations. There just isn't enough happening vehicle dynamics-wise....
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 06-23-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Norm Peterson
So . . . no sight glass, no dipstick, just the...

So . . . no sight glass, no dipstick, just the individual's own ability to peer down through a small pipe into an opaque container to estimate where the fluid level might be?

If the PS fluid...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 06-17-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yeah, old thread. But I think John's complaint...

Yeah, old thread. But I think John's complaint is centered around the amount of time certain upshifts are taking, not the firmness.

That it's something relatively new suggests that something has...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 06-11-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Norm Peterson
Everything I do needs to be at least tolerable on...

Everything I do needs to be at least tolerable on the street. Won't own a car I can't reasonably use anywhere but the track.

I still haven't touched the exhaust on my '08 but I'm actually...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 06-11-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm getting my brake stuff through Vorshlag, and...

I'm getting my brake stuff through Vorshlag, and the basic kit is a little over $1100 with plain Centric rotors. But I'm adding track pads, lines, and some cooling duct stuff that ran my total brake...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 06-09-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Norm Peterson
Going back to your original post for a moment . ....

Going back to your original post for a moment . . . what is the most severe duty that you see your car's brakes being put to?

Street driving isn't nearly as hard on brakes as road course driving...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-07-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Norm Peterson
Bolts that can meet the same installation torque...

Bolts that can meet the same installation torque spec as the 'regular' bolts would be equally strong and capable of generating OE levels of bolt clamping load. I can't find the spec for these bolts,...
Forum: Suspension 06-05-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Norm Peterson
Following this with comments here...

Following this with comments here (http://mustangforums.com/forum/wheels-and-tires/726048-new-tires-and-wheels-terrible-steering.html).


Norm
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-05-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Norm Peterson
What jz said, and with more information (wheel...

What jz said, and with more information (wheel widths before/after, tire sizes before/after, tire mfr/models before/after, etc.) other effects may become apparent.

There can be significant...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 06-04-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Norm Peterson
If it's specifically a high-revving sound that...

If it's specifically a high-revving sound that you want and don't mind losing the usual "V8 rumble", an X-pipe will give you that. An X-pipe tends to be more noticeable as such in some rev ranges...
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