GT350R Race Car Build

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  1. Black Boss

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    The stock cooling with stock (or GiroDisc) rotors is very good, under most conditions at most tracks. The exception is extended trail braking after a hard braking zone (e.g. VIR or Road America). The symptom is grooving of the front rotors, caused by hot spots.

    The lighter, smaller, AP rotors have less inherent heat capacity, and benefit more from directed cooling.

    I believe for the stock set-up there will be a rotor and pad life benefit for those who are hard on brakes at brake hungry tracks with the addition of directed brake ducts. I view them as mandatory for race/hard track use with the AP set up.
     
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    May seem like a small item to some , but glad you mentioned the diff seals needing replacement as this is a very common occurrence with alot of modern ,independent rear end vehicles. Good item to have on hand for many when replacing or upgrading , imho -- thanks for posting this.
     
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    Finished up the rear coil over install. Thanks to Dean @KOHR for help with the rear sway bar links. To package with the FP sway bar and JRi shocks you'll need 4" links with small spherical bearings:
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    Removed the rear facia, to install FIA rain light, required by some NASA regions:

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    Is that leadfoot gray ??
     
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    Took advantage of having the rear facia off to install rivnuts in the more open tailpipes for noise reduction at limited tracks:

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    These should help to re-direct sound:

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    How're you liking the ARH headers with the OEM mufflers? Any desire to add their mufflers to the system?
     
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    I found my corsa mufflers a touch quieter and cleaner sounding than the factory mufflers when open.


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    The car is very loud, way louder than my Boss with Headers, open side pipes and Corsa Mufflers. It may be that the carpet/trim/headliner in the Boss is the difference.

    Earplugs are mandatory for track use in this car....

    I'm going to stick with the OE Cold end exhaust, it flows well, even if it is a bit loud with headers.
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    Somebody's getting good use out of their nutserter!
     
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    Rear facia back on and time to get an alignment:

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    Got the Race Logic VBOX installed. Thanks to Peter Krause for working with Race Logic on a custom Mustang GT350 background scene:

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    Tried to post on Facebook to thank Peter, but FB has been down all day....
     
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    Yeah, isn't that awesome? People were actually doin' shit today like phoning each other and talking on the street. Amazing! Maybe it should be down more?
    Just sayin'!:);):D
     
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    Yeah. Its hard to be a jackass in person. Having Facebook go away would be a good thing. IMHO.
     
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    It's easy to be a jackass in person. Just ask my my wife, the Wench. She calls me Jacque Oz which I assume is the same thing.
     
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    Ah, Monsieur , so much better than if she called you Jacque Off !
     
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    Finished preparing the car with a corner balance.

    Also preped the new helmet:

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