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Forum: Wheels & Tires 09-29-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Miniata
Which style and size? For the five spoke Bullitt...

Which style and size? For the five spoke Bullitt style wheels, the numbers I've found are 21 lbs for the 17" and 25 lbs for the 18". Other stock wheels should be in the same ballpark for the same...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 09-28-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By Miniata
I had my 2001 Bullitt and my 2008 GT at the same...

I had my 2001 Bullitt and my 2008 GT at the same time for around two years. Really liked both of them, but in the end the S197 just did everything better than the New Edge/SN95. It handled better,...
Forum: Ohio Regional Chapter 09-28-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Miniata
During the winter it is a Subaru Forester XT with...

During the winter it is a Subaru Forester XT with snow tires.

During the warmer 8 or 9 months of the year I try to rotate between the Mustang, Miata, and Mini, but the Miata gets driven a little...
Forum: Suspension 06-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By Miniata
My torque wrench only goes up to 150 lb-ft, and...

My torque wrench only goes up to 150 lb-ft, and I've been torquing mine to 145 lb-ft and haven't had any issues. I've swapped out the front struts 3 or 4 times, autocrossed on the car numerous times,...
Forum: Suspension 05-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,245
Posted By Miniata
Mine didn't slip when I had them on my '01...

Mine didn't slip when I had them on my '01 Bullitt or my current '08 GT, but most of the time when I was autocrossing I wasn't on R-comps. Most of the problems I've heard of them slipping have been...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By Miniata
With those four choices I'd probably go with the...

With those four choices I'd probably go with the Hankook. I've been autocrossing on them (on my Miata) since the beginning of last year, and they manage heat very well. I'm getting ready to buy a set...
Forum: Other Professional Racing 05-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Miniata
Looks like National Trail Raceway with the Ohio...

Looks like National Trail Raceway with the Ohio Valley Region of the SCCA? Unfortunately I missed that event, although after hearing reports about the weather, I'm kinda glad I didn't make it. We had...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By Miniata
The swaybars in that package would be decent, but...

The swaybars in that package would be decent, but I'd pass on the shocks/struts and springs. Konis are on sale right now, Koni STR.T's are good if you're on a tight budget, or the yellow adjustable...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 05-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,221
Posted By Miniata
I watched that with great interest. I've been a...

I watched that with great interest. I've been a Mustang fan for 25 years (I've owned four since 1988), but in the last ten years I've really grown to appreciate small, lightweight, good handling...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 05-04-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By Miniata
It isn't my first choice, but I do when...

It isn't my first choice, but I do when necessary. Never had any problems. I usually use a lightweight aluminum floor jack with a hockey puck.
Forum: Suspension 05-04-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,245
Posted By Miniata
I had a set of the Eibach camber bolts on my '08...

I had a set of the Eibach camber bolts on my '08 GT for a year or two, and numerous autocross events. They didn't slip, just removed them when I changed out my struts and shocks last week. I wouldn't...
Forum: Suspension 05-04-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Miniata
IIRC when stock my '08 GT had -.75° camber in...

IIRC when stock my '08 GT had -.75° camber in front, with Steeda Ultralite springs, it went to around -1.75° and when I installed Eibach camber bolts, went to -2.5° camber.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,101
Posted By Miniata
FWIW the V1 sold today isn't the same as when it...

FWIW the V1 sold today isn't the same as when it first came out all those years ago. There have been continual updates and improvements (mostly to the internals and software/firmware) and you can...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,531
Posted By Miniata
I'll have to try and find my notes from...

I'll have to try and find my notes from autocrossing my Mustang last year for the exact settings on my Konis, but I usually ran the rears a little softer (1/2 turn or so) than the fronts both for...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,954
Posted By Miniata
For a daily driven car I'd use them, but as my...

For a daily driven car I'd use them, but as my Mustang is a weekend toy I left mine off. I've left them off a variety of different cars in the past and never had any issues, but most of those weren't...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,572
Posted By Miniata
I've been doing my own alignments for about 10...

I've been doing my own alignments for about 10 years. I currently use Longacre toe plates and a digital level from Sears Hardware. total cost was under $100, and aligning the front of a Mustang is...
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