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Jwodon

Jake
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HPDE
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3-5 Years
Collegeville, PA
Jeff - I met you this past July at an ARPCA event at PittRace. You weren’t on track that weekend but showed up with your car to hangout. I really enjoyed chatting with you for a bit. I had the black 2017 GT with bronze apex wheels.

I am tackling the some cooling issues this winter. I see you have the track spec heat extractors installed. How was the installation and how much of a drop in oil temps did you see?
 
Jake, installation was I thought easy. Putting the first hole in a perfectly good hood was 😱 Just take your time centering the vent. I used a jigsaw to do the cutouts.
I didn’t pay attention to oil temps much but will now that I am putting in a oil cooler so I will put oil temp gauge in.
 

JDee

Ancient Racer
1,328
1,239
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W2W Racing
Exp. Level
20+ Years
halfway between Mosport and Shannonville
My car is PP1, the shocks/springs are just a slightly stiffer alternative to the stock GT springs. It was OK on track, better than stock I guess but that's about it.
However, the Ford Racing FR3 track suspension kit is a whole other ball game, transforms the car on track without the complexity and cost of going to coilovers.
I wouldn't play mix and match with it though, it is an engineered kit meant to be used with the entire suite of shocks, springs and bars.
 
93
52
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Time Attack
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Under 3 Years
Bulgaria
My car is PP1, the shocks/springs are just a slightly stiffer alternative to the stock GT springs. It was OK on track, better than stock I guess but that's about it.
However, the Ford Racing FR3 track suspension kit is a whole other ball game, transforms the car on track without the complexity and cost of going to coilovers.
I wouldn't play mix and match with it though, it is an engineered kit meant to be used with the entire suite of shocks, springs and bars.
I'm familiar with all possible options and in reality really settled on Ohlins R&T however at the moment in Europe they are not available since September and getting a hand on a kit is next to impossible. With that in mind I need to lower the car for the 295/30 tires as the wheel gaps will be huge otherwise. So I lean towers Eibach Pro-Kit (sold by FP as a OEM replacement) have a friend with the kit seams to work ok. However once Ohlins get back in stock will invest into that. Hope this makes sense.
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
5,897
4,505
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W2W Racing
Exp. Level
20+ Years
Blair, Nebraska
Motion Control Suspension is great choice and in my estimation one of the best systems out there but I imagine their pricing may be higher in Europe. Ohlins has a solid reputation and is used by quite a few racers in the US and the only other high quality system I can think of that might be a KW set up. Have you checked either MCS or KW since Ohlins appear unavailable?
 
93
52
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
Under 3 Years
Bulgaria
Motion Control Suspension is great choice and in my estimation one of the best systems out there but I imagine their pricing may be higher in Europe. Ohlins has a solid reputation and is used by quite a few racers in the US and the only other high quality system I can think of that might be a KW set up. Have you checked either MCS or KW since Ohlins appear unavailable?
MCS is only available in States the only other option in Europe will be JRZ which are also Sweden company but they have some mounting issues. KW is also an option but more expensive than Ohlins and not that great. Hopefully Ohlins will be available eventually.

I am using the stock PP shocks.

Great that's what I wanted to know. Good luck with your build it looks amazing :)
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
5,897
4,505
Exp. Type
W2W Racing
Exp. Level
20+ Years
Blair, Nebraska
I was just thinking of some options, but you have already done your homework. I figured the KWs might be an alternative, but I would agree the Ohlins are a better choice, and even more so if they are less. Good luck and hopefully 2022 will see some easing of the supply chains around the World.
 

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