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  1. Norm Peterson

    GT350R Carbon Fiber Wheels on S197?

    What offset do the GT350R front wheels come in? I can tell you that 11" wide wheels in 18" will sort of fit on a S197 if the effective offset is somewhere in the mid +30's. Tires would have to be no more than 300 mm wide as measured on 11" wide wheels, though. On 19x11, you might pick up a...
  2. Norm Peterson

    Wheel size

    I think you want 255/45-18 tires for the best overall match to 255/40-19 and 285/35-19. 255/45-18's on those 18x9.5" wheels (M-1007-1895 series) was what the early-year S197 GT500 ran up front. Norm
  3. Norm Peterson

    Do I want 4 or 6 piston brembo?

    Duane sent me a PM, and by the time I got this far with it I figured it might be worth posting here as well. I'm more than open to comments and corrections because it's been a while since I did any of the kind of analysis involved here. I'll try, but it's going to be tough to picture or...
  4. Norm Peterson

    Boss 302 beginner modifications

    So for starters, can you identify one or two things about your car that could stand improvement? But maybe before answering that, think about what the rest of your driving is like, how you might describe that, and what you notice about your circuit driving that's different. I have a reason for...
  5. Norm Peterson

    Do I want 4 or 6 piston brembo?

    1. You don't yet feel limited by the 2-piston calipers. 2. Terry's 10% is where time trialing and wheel-to-wheel competition driving lives. Plus perhaps the faster advanced HPDE drivers and instructors. 3. Terry had way more power in his red S197, and is known to be extremely hard on...
  6. Norm Peterson

    Boss 302 beginner modifications

    I would start by just driving it the way it sits. Including on the track at HPDE if that's going to be part of the plan. The idea here is to get an idea about what you want the car to do better, or do that it isn't doing, or not do that it currently does do. IOW, identify the problem first...
  7. Norm Peterson

    Post Whoring 6.0 2019

    Happy New Year back at ya. There's always next year. Norm
  8. Norm Peterson

    Really enjoying these pop up ads since TMO got sold :(

    Now that we're back home, the Independent Senior Living (courtesy of Yahoo Search?????) has relocated its pitched location to Haddonfield NJ. Still almost half a screen high. No mention of a NJMP package, either :( . The top ad isn't very big. On this page. Norm
  9. Norm Peterson

    Post Whoring 6.0 2019

    Looks like their losing-season streak started the year that Y.A. passed. Coincidence??? But as an Eagles fan, I guess I owe some thanks to the Giants' for their unintended part in getting the Eagles to the Division Championship :) over the 'boys (my son's favorite team). In before the end...
  10. Norm Peterson

    05-09 vs 10-14 camber plates

    Beware of the little "gotcha" when dealing with S197 GT500 struts - I'm pretty sure they all take the early style plates regardless of year. Norm
  11. Norm Peterson

    GLoc GS1 pad install upgrade or down grade

    I imagine that over the past 6 months you've acquired a lot more experience with those GS1's. I know what you're feeling, though my experience is somewhat clouded by the 10's and 12's being on the Mustang and the GS1's being on a Subaru Legacy 2.5GT. I happen to prefer stronger bite on the...
  12. Norm Peterson

    Best source for factory Brembo calipers?

    130 to 70 involves only about 81% of the energy associated with 140 to 70. It's a square of speeds thing. No basis for opinion on that kit. Sorry. Norm
  13. Norm Peterson

    Really enjoying these pop up ads since TMO got sold :(

    Didn't think I was that close . . . Norm
  14. Norm Peterson

    Best source for factory Brembo calipers?

    I went with these. All Ford parts except for the Centric rotors, R10's, backing plates, and hoses. Bolted right up. My car is running a similar amount of power to the later V6 (but with a bit more torque) from a stockish 4.6L. Full weight, whatever that was. Where the Coyote guys are...
  15. Norm Peterson

    Really enjoying these pop up ads since TMO got sold :(

    Right now I'm seeing a Cosentyx video (featuring the She's So Unusual girl Cyndi Lauper) at the very top. And there doesn't seem to be any way to pause the video, let alone delete it. There's also a static ad for Independent Senior Living in Virginia directly under the first post (seems the...
  16. Norm Peterson

    For all considering 305-wide tires w/ stock suspension

    It does (clearance is in the ballpark of what I expected), so thanks. Merry Christmas. Norm
  17. Norm Peterson

    WEBCAST: How to Modify and Set Up your Mustang for the Track

    Gonna have to make time to watch it. Hopefully I can pause it from time to time, because it sounds like there's a lot there, and I'll be trying to fit it in with the way I currently tend to look at these things. I have seen a couple of Filip's videos before, which may help. Norm
  18. Norm Peterson

    Clutch Safety Switch

    The boldfaced part is why the same little interlock switch on my '08 mysteriously became 'always closed' within two weeks of my taking delivery. Having to stomp the pedal well into the OE floor mat and losing 'crank' if I lifted even a tiny amount off the clutch pedal must have invited some...
  19. Norm Peterson

    For all considering 305-wide tires w/ stock suspension

    Nice. Whose tires did you go with, and in what size? Wheel offset? Spacer? I'm trying to compare what you now have to my own setup to see what I might have to do to put 305's on mine. How much strut clearance do you have? Norm
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