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Forum: S197 Handling Section Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Norm Peterson
I do know that early-year EPAS cars had a lot of...

I do know that early-year EPAS cars had a lot of trouble when control arms using polyurethane bushings were swapped in for the OE fronts. IIRC, it had to do with Ford incorporating a couple of...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 11-12-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,875
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ A better place to ask would be in the...

↑↑↑ A better place to ask would be in the SN95/New Edge sections. The S197 has a much different body structure and a completely different suspension.




Norm
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-08-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the MPSS is any indication at all, you'll be...

If the MPSS is any indication at all, you'll be quite happy with the PS4S over at least half a season either side of summer. If you ever do get out to E-town, the part where either of those...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 201,785
Posted By Norm Peterson
Street setup - 18 x 9.5 GT500 wheels. It's a...

Street setup - 18 x 9.5 GT500 wheels. It's a fairly recent picture, so the tires are 265/40-18 MPSS.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1131&pictureid=5941


Track day setup -...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-05-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Norm Peterson
Of those three I'd take a chance on AM's SR...

Of those three I'd take a chance on AM's SR shocks before going anywhere near anything with the term "Sensa-Trac" anywhere in its description. If nothing else, the Sensa-Trac position-sensitive...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 11-04-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Norm Peterson
Shocks won't raise the car until you get into a...

Shocks won't raise the car until you get into a higher pressure gas shock (possibly some Bilsteins). If the rear seems to be riding low and the springs really haven't been swapped, the springs may...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 11-04-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Norm Peterson
I hope OP comes back with some information. Most...

I hope OP comes back with some information. Most people don't understand that a 97 XL tire is basically 4 load index numbers smaller than a 97 SL tire. In many cases, you can cover for the load...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 11-03-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Norm Peterson
One thing I can tell you is that 32 psi in the...

One thing I can tell you is that 32 psi in the 255/35-20's I've found on a quick search over on Tire Rack is probably underinflated as far as load capacity is concerned. They may well be 3 or 4 load...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-26-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Norm Peterson
P-Zero's? Are you looking for a second set of...

P-Zero's? Are you looking for a second set of tires for the cooler months only? Do you need much snow/slush capability?

I wouldn't count on a true winter tire standing up all that well to the...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-26-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Norm Peterson
18" tires with taller sidewalls usually absorb...

18" tires with taller sidewalls usually absorb 'shock' a little better, and all-season tires really aren't designed with extreme performance of any sort in mind.

I'm not at all familiar with...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-26-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Norm Peterson
I guess you've already found out, and I hope you...

I guess you've already found out, and I hope you approached the matter of wet driving with sufficient caution.

When it comes time to replace them - whether they are Gen 1's or G:2's - there are...
Forum: 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 10-25-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Norm Peterson
I suspect that your car's 'Smart Junction Box'...

I suspect that your car's 'Smart Junction Box' got wet inside. It's located behind the passenger side footwell/kick panel.

Have you ever noticed the passenger side carpeting to be wet for no...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-11-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not all track day entities even allow 4-point...

Not all track day entities even allow 4-point belts, no matter who makes them.

I put together a couple of supplementary lap belts that loop around the seat and over the OE 3-point belt. They're...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 10-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Norm Peterson
It doesn't work quite that way, where the mere...

It doesn't work quite that way, where the mere presence of a Watts eliminates the need for a rear sta-bar. You could take the rear bar off a PHB car, too, with the result being pretty much the same...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's a known issue with the S550's that have diff...

It's a known issue with the S550's that have diff temperature monitoring (seems not all S550's do). Wrapping the exhaust in the vicinity of the differential (and probably for a little distance in...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 09-19-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Norm Peterson
Weird electrical gremlins are commonly traced to...

Weird electrical gremlins are commonly traced to the 'Smart Junction Box' - aka body control module - that got wet. It's located behind the kick panel on the passenger side, and at least the early...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-08-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes, I find there's noticeably less hand movement...

Yes, I find there's noticeably less hand movement to get to the shift lever and back to the steering wheel. Wonder if the reach to the shifters in my other two cars will start feeling "too far"???
...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 09-05-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not your usual MGW installation

Posted here because it's mostly of interest to road course driving and not something that most street or drag enthusiasts would be apt to do.

It's been a long time coming, but I needed to have a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-19-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By Norm Peterson
In terms of tire development for street/road...

In terms of tire development for street/road course use, the NT555 is an ancient tire. Reasonable pricing keeps it popular.

I wasn't even all that impressed with what I saw with the NT05's when...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-16-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,649
Posted By Norm Peterson
I appreciate new tech only when it does something...

I appreciate new tech only when it does something I can't possibly keep up with (ex., engine fueling & ignition). I'd add "if it does something I'd find useful" except that after having a steering...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-09-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think both of them are offset, just by...

I think both of them are offset, just by different amounts due to (permitted by?) differences in cover design.

The slight amount of asymmetry may not make enough difference to matter. Lateral...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-03-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Norm Peterson
The sleeve should be in hard contact with the...

The sleeve should be in hard contact with the bracket on both sides, with the poly not quite touching if you expect the joint to be clunk-free.




Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-03-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Norm Peterson
Don't use photobucket to host pictures unless...

Don't use photobucket to host pictures unless you're going to update that account (and pay $$/month). Your sig picture no longer shows either.




Norm
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-22-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's neither here not there. At best, it...

That's neither here not there.

At best, it says that it's possible at that particular moment for a single car without cats to meet test standards for which the mfrs have had to go to cats in order...
Forum: Suspension 07-21-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Norm Peterson
I would check the rear control arm bushings - and...

I would check the rear control arm bushings - and the torque boxes as well (a failing torque box can and will flex, and I wouldn't put it past your previous cases of wheel hop to have caused some...
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