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Kansas City, Missouri
A couple updates for a rainy day. Here are a few pics of all the new suspension pieces.
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Today Mr. FedEx dropped off a couple packages. Ford Racing K springs, Maximum Motorsports camber plates, and some Ford Racing bump stops. I got it all thrown on this afternoon before the Packers game. I just did a quick alignment to drive it home, I'll get out the string tomorrow and do it right.
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Yesterday I couldn't stand looking at this crappy headlight anymore so I got out some sandpaper and my buffing supplies. This is what I started with.
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This is after 800 grit wet sanding.
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This is after 1000 grit, 1500 grit, medium cut, fine cut, and polish. It probably would look better with 2500 grit but I didn't have any.
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make sure those K code springs will fit the spring pockets.
Also LOL at having to cut bolts off to remove them, boy I've done a bunch of that in old cars!!
 
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I do not. i was just wondering since V8 cars usually need more capacity and baffling when handling is up graded.
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Kansas City, Missouri
Here is some more before/after pictures of the springs. This is after a couple hundred miles. You can tell they definitely settle more from the previous picture right after install.
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Side question; Does anyone know how to get the TPMS warning to go away? Neither set of my new wheels has sensors.
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Here is some more before/after pictures of the springs. This is after a couple hundred miles. You can tell they definitely settle more from the previous picture right after install.
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Side question; Does anyone know how to get the TPMS warning to go away? Neither set of my new wheels has sensors.
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Enjoying your videos,
Here is some more before/after pictures of the springs. This is after a couple hundred miles. You can tell they definitely settle more from the previous picture right after install.
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Side question; Does anyone know how to get the TPMS warning to go away? Neither set of my new wheels has sensors.
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TPMS light stays on, I don’t have sensors in track wheels but depending on proximity of street wheels and length of session, the warning light my not turn on before I get back to paddock.
 
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Autocross
Exp. Level
10-20 Years
Kansas City, Missouri
I actually did some work today. Here is the video of the whole process for anyone interested. Skip the video for pictures and cliff notes.


First I made a bracket to mount a fire extinguisher in the car. I thought I had a bracket that a friend gave me but turns out it was for the SN95, not the S197. This was before blending the welds and paint.
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Then I made some bracket cooling deflectors. They turned out pretty good IMO but I may get some thicker aluminum and remake them at some point.
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