GT350R Race Car Build

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  1. Next Phase

    Next Phase TMO Intermediate

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    Good to see you again Nick @ VIR! I wondered what happened when your car went into limp mode. I may have some video of that session...

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    Good to see you Marco. Great event, as always at VIR!

    Car went into limp mode as Magneride lost communication with the CAN bus -- riding the curbs hard!

    Meanwhile, having got baseline shakedown data, I'm planning Phase 2 winter upgrades right now.

    Will include adjustable UCA's from Full Tilt Boogie Racing as they are not prone to slippage and look to be easier to adjust:

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    Full Tilt Boogie Racing has a Black Friday sale on right now 10% off and free shipping...
     
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    @spartan I'll be switching to Coil-overs this winter -- just finalizing BOM....
     
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    If the BCM or IPC module (don't know which one) is reporting that it's lost contact with the Dynamic Suspension Module, it's probably a wiring harness problem, not a module problem. In other words, if you swap out the dampers for coil-overs and put the ballast resistors in place of the shocks, this particular failure may just keep on happening. If you know anybody at Ford who can find out for you, what would be best would be to get the as-built code changes required to make the car think it's a 2016 GT350 Base model without Magride. Then, when you install the coil overs, you can take the DSM module out completely.
     
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    Agreed. More diagnosis is required.
     
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    Which dampers are you looking at?
     
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    Great! I will follow your lead with the coilovers for my new build. Keep us posted.


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    Nick, Does your car have fuel smell on hot days because of removing the evap canister? I want to remove mine but was advised that it will have a strong fuel smell.
     
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    No fuel smell, but I added a non return valve to the fuel vent.

    Meanwhile, I took advantage of Cortex’s Black Friday sale to order these:

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    Very nice, I've had Ohlins dampers before, on a motorcycle. Very high quality dampers. It will be interested to see how different they make your car feel compared to the stock MR dampers.
     
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    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Excellent :)
     
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    I know how much the single TTX rear damper was on my Ducati... Ouch!

    Probably a good move though for a single purpose car.

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    Same came stock on my 2017 Norton Commando and Dominators. Top quality.

    I actually looked at this set for my 16 track pack. Good choice. Can’t wait to hear feedback Nick!

    By the way, were your rear upper shock mounts stitch welded and reinforced with the roll cage?
    Now all the rear body weight is going to be forced onto the upper shock mount.

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    It will be fine -- The entire Body is seam welded and the Roll cage configuration is very close to FP350S. Both the GT4 and FP350S pick up the stock upper shock mounts. Anticipating the upgrade, I used Rivnuts to secure the rear upper spring perches, so they can be removed.

    Many of us installed Coil-overs on the S197 without seam welding, or full cages, with no adverse effects.
     
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    Nick - have you noticed a more consistent oil pressure with the new larger oil pan that you installed?


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    Hi there,
    Can you please PM me the part # for the following GT350 parts as im in Australia and we dont have access to them here due to not geting them.
    LHS front fender
    RHS front fender
    Front bar with inserts and spliter
    Hood
    Composite Radiator Grille
    and any other parts that i may have missed, Thanks
     
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    @stasik_a4 I'm traveling (Daytona and Sebring) but will PM you later.

    If you want to fully replicate the 350 Front end, there are a lot of parts for the Facia. You'll also need the splitter and undertray

    Plus if you want to use the brake cooling ducts, the wheel liners are unique. Then there's the radiator enclosure as well.
     
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    There is a listing on Facebook of a salvage yard selling practically the whole front GT350 clip. I’ll see if I can find it.


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    Oh man if I didn’t spend all my money racing lol.


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