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@biggsy a lot of us arent fans of MMR here….id return em and get cortex stuff
Mark and the MMR team have become very involved in the road racing side of things in the last year or so, and I can say first hand they are putting their stuff to the test almost every weekend with an assortment of S550’s on track. This is a big change in direction for them, as they were almost solely drag race oriented before. Just mentioning this as they are a site sponsor and seem like very reasonable guys to work with - I would think they would work through any issue that someone might have.
 
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Your progress is awesome! Just like all of us the track bug has bitten hard!

Xineering, give them a ring. Their customer service is awesome. Never had any issues with mine on either car.
I agree! I had an issue with wiring and they were very helpful in figuring it out.

Now it's not that I'm having issues with the module, but more so that its difficult for me to get used to. When I downshift, I naturally rotate my heel to blip the throttle but forget that the module is already doing it for me which then causes me to misjudge clutch release. Just will take some seat time but for instructors' sake, I just heel-toe manually.

@biggsy a lot of us arent fans of MMR here….id return em and get cortex stuff
Well its too late for return and cortex only sells camber plates for their coilovers unless they released a new product that I was unaware of. I've spoken to Cortex recently on my goals/plans and I am set on that route when the time comes. The only way I will go MCS or any other brand is If I get a very great price used which almost happened in the summer for a set of MCS TT2.

Hoping for these World Cup and NBA parlays to hit so I can speed up the process lol
 
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I hope I am on the right thread. I was advised to post any mods that I do on my 2022 Mach1 HP no matter how small.
First adjustment I did was set my front cambers to -2.5. I'll be adjusting the rear cambers next. Undecided on Steeda Rear Camber Adj Kit.
Then installed the oil catch can passenger side.
Added my front fenders that I got from Ford Performance.
Installed Watson Roll Bar (same as the Ford Performance School Mach 1's) and 4 Point harness. Just not convinced the lap belt section angle is correct. Bracket mounting set behind seat.
Next I'm going to replace the Air Filter with Airaid Red 861-399 and remove that air restrictor 'thingy' they put in the 22 Mach 1's to reduce the HP and take it for a tune.
Next year, after some more tracking, I'll consider improving my suspension.

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Build looks great so far. But I’m assuming you meant to post under your vehicle thread? I know it’s a bit confusing at first between the vehicle profile and the thread it creates. Love the color but I’m biased lol.
Looking forward to a great 2023 for you and the car!
 
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Build looks great so far. But I’m assuming you meant to post under your vehicle thread? I know it’s a bit confusing at first between the vehicle profile and the thread it creates. Love the color but I’m biased lol.
Looking forward to a great 2023 for you and the car!
Yeah I'm not the greatest with these things. I'll try figure out how to move it. Sorry
 
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Newbie question here: participating in autocross this upcoming spring and concerned about tech inspections. Would the S550 GT need a battery tie down? Asking in advanced so I’m not turned around.
 

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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Silversurfer410

The simple answer is yes, you car will need a battery tie down

The good news is that unless you have modified or broken the original tie down. You should be good to go. Most inspectors will try to move your battery if they doubt the hold downs. If it moves, fail.
 
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Silversurfer410

The simple answer is yes, you car will need a battery tie down

The good news is that unless you have modified or broken the original tie down. You should be good to go. Most inspectors will try to move your battery if they doubt the hold downs. If it moves, fail.
Silversurfer410

The simple answer is yes, you car will need a battery tie down

The good news is that unless you have modified or broken the original tie down. You should be good to go. Most inspectors will try to move your battery if they doubt the hold downs. If it moves, fail.
Thanks! @TMSBOSS ev
Silversurfer410

The simple answer is yes, you car will need a battery tie down

The good news is that unless you have modified or broken the original tie down. You should be good to go. Most inspectors will try to move your battery if they doubt the hold downs. If it moves, fail.
Thanks! @TMSBOSS everything under the hood is stock and in fair condition so I shouldn’t have an issues
 

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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Agree. They will look at battery for tie downs and insulation on positive terminal. If the factory red rubber/plastic cover is still there, you will be good.
Most inspectors I have experience with are there to get you through inspection and on track. A clean well maintained car should get right through tech. Expect them to ask about torque specs on lug nuts, condition of brake fluid, brake pads and seat belts. A fluid flush with a good dot4 fluid is good practice.

Most important is to know most folks at track events are interested in making the experience positive for everyone. Have fun. Speed will come with experience and good instruction.
 

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