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  1. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That's why I was a little surprised to hear you have a similar reaction/impression! I would have thought you'd be used to it. Maybe it's because of the weight of our cars...
  2. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That was exactly my experience the first time going to slicks. Ditto for the dragstrip. That's why I (eventually) want to run 305s on the 11" rims and see how much better it gets.I've gone through a lot of brands of tires since I've had the CorteX suspension on...it's surprising how much...
  3. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Understood and agree. Fabman was talking about putting a grade 8 in there. I wouldn't recommend that!
  4. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Seat time pays off nicely! Good work on your part and Kevin's coaching. Those 500 fronts look like they're letting your car completely bottom. I'm glad you didn't lose the splitter going that low! How did the car feel compared to the last couple of LS track days?
  5. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I'd have to look it up but I thought higher than 8. My memory isn't what it use to be.Nice improvements!
  6. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    OEM UNF, I think. Deformed nut. I wouldn't use anything else.
  7. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I think you can. Looks like the old part numbers still work and have available inventory.Maximum Motorsport also has the new ones in a 'kit' available for ~$22/strut. (2 nuts and 2 bolts/kit get 2 per car)
  8. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    And he needs new *new* ones, not new *old* ones! ;)
  9. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Yurp.Here are the upgraded part numbers (fine thread): W714652-S439 (bolts) & W714653-S900 (nuts) (Hyperlinks to Tasca) The new fasteners are torqued to 166 ft-lbs.The old part numbers (course thread): W709870-S439 (bolts) & W711091-S900 (nuts) The old fasteners are torqued to 148 ft-lbs.
  10. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That. And clean most of the old loctite off.Might also want to fab a key or slug to fill the open side of the slot.
  11. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    :eek: Are they even the updated spec with the fine thread?
  12. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    At least that explains things. Did you slot for more neg camber or clearance?
  13. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Wtf?! How do you not notice that?
  14. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    You might need to loose more camber than I thought:By the pixels and some trig, I got yours at -2.9998º (more if I correct for the angle of view) compared the rear and mine at -1.7175º. Keep in mind that I reduced mine from here...and my car appears to be rolling quite a bit more, though...
  15. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Pre-adjustment in 3 (brake duct plugs still in for session 1)Post adjustment in 5:Still more camber than I needed, but again, I was not getting rear grip.Unfortunately, photographers move to different turns in different sessions so I won't have any from the same turn before and after...
  16. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    None of those shots look like you're rolling over on the outer edge or going up to 90º Just compare to the way the rear wheel/tire look for reference. Shots in 8A don't help much since the car is so loaded from the dip there. Does look like you could still use more spring and bar so far. Any...
  17. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Looks like you don't need that much camber from that shot. Got any more? like 3,4,5,6,9,10? And any from the inside of the turn? Will there be clearance issues if you reduce neg camber?I've only been to Laguna Seca once with the FakeR since I got the CorteX parts on. Both Ron and I...
  18. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That's gotta be one of the dimensions to ballpark since you don't have the same Howe units.I didn't mean for the guidelines to be gospel...food for thought and consideration for baseline. The 302S stuff is still with a panhard.
  19. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    ^this was the main part of that post. ;)The data from your front tires *should* have the answer.If I put it another way, massive tires shouldn't need *less* spring and bar to control the roll from the added grip available. Running more camber (and maybe the toe) than needed could also start...
  20. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Aside form the adjustments and settings, What are your front tire profile temps and wear telling you?I just found this from the 302S manual here: https://performanceparts.ford.com/download/boss302spdfs/2014/Boss%20302S%20owners%20manual%20version%20AV3.pdfBut this is exactly what I'm...
  21. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    But *if* I'm reading your posts correctly, you haven't tried the 600# with the front bar on full stiff, right?By 'stiffer' you went from the full soft back to middle on the bar? Did you mention your bar settings to Filip?You're not running the stock valving for the SA units?While it's...
  22. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    And maybe I should explain my suggestion a bit. I *think* softer on the bar and with the softer damping maybe running out of travel up front...which is also preventing the weight transfer from the inside wheel. I think that the push you're experiencing is making you go the wrong way with your...
  23. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    What changes did you make and did you try this?:I get what you were thinking with the spring-in/bar-out, but I think @steveespo was right. I'd stick with the 600#/in and go stiffer on the front bar and damping.Probably a less popular suggestion, would be to raise the front a bit and reduce...
  24. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Add that link to the first post! Nice write-up and summary of your mods to date.Like I've said before, your work is inspirational. Keep up the *Fab* work!
  25. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Should be at least that. The wing appears to have the same profile as the low wing used on the 302R, but should provide more or more consistent downforce since it is in cleaner airstream closer to the roof line.Congrats on surviving being a single father. I have 3 girls and have a hard time...
  26. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Your browser got used to searching for redheads! ;)Other Cobra Rs:
  27. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    You must have kids. ;)
  28. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    It's exactly what I said.That's why I said 'style'. There are other Cobra Rs. This is the 2000 Cobra R style.And they're still available from Steeda: https://www.steeda.com/steeda-mustang-functional-race-wing-307-0009.htmlLike the lower version of this wing, I'm sure it could be adapted to...
  29. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    It's a 2000 Cobra R style wing with different end plates.
  30. Grant 302

    S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    So 2 ain't fun, but now 6 are? o_O :eek:
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