Project "Voodoo Child" 2017 GT350

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  1. M91196

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    Beautiful car, I don't know if I could resist the R calipers if I owned that sweet heart....
     
  2. cobrarob

    cobrarob 11 Shelby GT500

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    R calipers? What's the diff over the non R cali
     
  3. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Does he mean red Or is there some difference??
     
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    The R calipers are painted red. There are no other differences and I have them on my car.
     
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  5. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Got some parts in and installed

    FP Oil Separators, and also got 500miles on the clock so got the stuff to change the oil
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    and the new oil filter...
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  6. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    After 550 miles got the first oil change in the books, was happy to see no shavings or foreign material in the oil!

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    Also some new parts arrived!
    MM Caster Camber plates and Caliperfexion kit

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  7. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Aren't the caliper studs the greatest thing since the slinky?
     
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  8. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    yes....yes they are!
     
  9. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Normally dont post about detailing products....but I had a sample of the Griots Speed Shine....and have to say...pretty impressed
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  10. cobrarob

    cobrarob 11 Shelby GT500

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    You won't notice It all with that new beauty but their clay bar is awesome. Makes the paint smooth as a babies bottom
     
  11. j3st3r

    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Very cool little package arrived from Ford today!

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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Sooo....pull into drive at work, windows down, temps are nice and I hear a click click click coming from front left tire.....WTF...I park and find a razor blade in the center tread like the jeepers creepers dude threw it in there. It sliced all the way to the cords. Long story short for those that wanted to know....305/35 will fit on the front with no issues

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    New rubber to match the rears!
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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    1600 miles on the clock, so 2nd oil change before I taker her racing tomorrow. Also went ahead and changed the diff fluid.
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    Checked first to see if I had been burning any oil, and NOPE, oil level looks great!
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    Again pulled a sample, and everything looks clean/good
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    Also checked the catch cans, passenger side had some in it, drivers side was bone dry
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    Diff Fluid Change
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    Drained into a container to see how much came out, since I only bought 2qts :eek:
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    Right at 2qts
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    Added some teflon tape to threads and put it all back together
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  14. VoodooBoss

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    See @mattlqx thread for cycling the diff when changing the fluid.

    Still on stock tires and wheels?

    BTW my car burns no oil. Big change from the original engine in my Boss which drank it like a vampire sucking blood. My replacement engine did not drink any.
     
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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Yes, but put the 305's on front too. Going to see how this setup does at AutoX tomorrow, and then try and figure out what setup I want to run on the track. After looking at the GT7 LMR wheels....just not feeling them, so Apex might be the only option......not that, that is a bad thing :)
     
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    My @APEXRaceParts wheels with SC2 tires are 10 lbs lighter per corner than the stock tires/wheels. That and proper alignment make a big difference.
     
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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    So finally got get out and race this past weekend! Ran an AutoX with one of our sister regions. At first I was the only one registered in AS class so I was like, this will be a nice casual day to get a feel for the car.......BUT.....ZL1 shows up late......with RE71's, and the 2016 CAM-S national champ driving......well there went that idea :) I was really hoping the PSS tires were going to be competitive......they were NOT. I pretty sure I missed on pressure a little. The car under steered EVERYWHERE.....I tried everything I could to get the ass end to rotate, even tried the damn lift off oversteer, and all of the nannys off and still no bueno. I was a second off his pace, and was trying not to be too disappointed but in the end......I want the "W"! Car is great though, and draws ALOT of attention, even from die hard Chevy fans. Cant wait to get some stickier tires on and get to play some more. 1st track day is in a few weeks, and still plan on running the PSS's just to get a baseline in this configuration.

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    Have to say it again GRIOTS products are AWESOME!!
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    Mine did the same thing, would not rotate, get an alignment, mine had the front wheels headed one way and the rear wheels headed the other! Now it is fun to drive.
     
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    Boy does she look good all cleaned up. As they say, the hard part is keeping black that way. Im sure the GRIOTS products are helping.

    Alignment, lighter wheels in a square configuration and better rubber will surely put you on the right track. PSS's are some fantastic performing street tires, but that is where it ends. I see some 305 RE71-R or Cup2's in your future :D
     
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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    Definitely some RE71's....just can see spending more money for C2's and getting less performance then the "hoosierstones" :) Need to also talk to you about a square 19x11 setup
     

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