What FP350S parts do you want from Ford Performance?

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  1. VoodooBoss

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    During my recent trip to Dearborn I met with a couple of Ford engineers and we were discussing the great Boss 302S parts availability for Mustang owners. I asked if anything was coming from the FP350S and they quickly responded with "what do you want?" I thought about it for a minute and didn't have a good answer. FP already has parts available for the S550 engine and chassis but I'm not sure what parts on the FP350S Mustang owners would want.

    I was told that the front splitter would be available, it's a service part for the car, and the hood vent might also be available.

    So keeping in mind that Ford Performance isn't going to make one off parts and they must have high enough volume to make it profitable what parts would you like to see?

    I'll update this first post with suggestions:

    1. 350S Front splitter, currently available.
    2. 350S Hood vent
    3. Affordable R splitter
    4. 350S Backing plates for front brake ducts or complete brake cooling kit
    5. 350S Sachs damper availability
    6. 350S Wing end plates
    7. 350S Different ABS calibration.
    8. Improved diff cooler for the GT350/R
    9. Breather with drain for the GT350
    10. Oil pan with breather drain (for #9)
    11. 350S driveshaft. Direct bolt on to the GT350?
    12. 350S Camber Caster plates
    13. Cylinder head mod that balances the oil pressure from side to side
    14. 350S Axles
    15. 350S driveshaft loop
    16. 350S engine oil cooler kit
    17. Upper rear shock mount
    18. 350S Reinforcement (Weld on Plate at Camber Arm)
    19. 350S Reinforcement (Weld on Plate at Toe Links)
    20. 350S Adjustable Toe Link Assembly
    21. M-1447-A Ford Performance Dash Plaque
    22. Bump Steer kit
    23. Confirm the front sway bar is from a base Mustang
    24. Confirm that the IRS sub-frame is stock GT350
    25. Confirm that the CV boots are more durable and fit all S550's

    Current parts availability:

    http://shopcapaldiracing.com/vehicles/fp350s-2017/?sort=newest&page=1
     
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    Capaldi lists some of those parts, addon splitter...
    But you still need an R splitter to run the add on piece. The R splitter is unnecessarily expensive for what it is.

    How about a cheap R splitter??

    Also, maybe a revised magnaride program.

    Brake duct kit for stock calipers

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    Capaldi is selling the brake cooling hoses too.....
     
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    Yes, but they don't hook up to anything on the caliper side.
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    I looked at that splitter and it appears to be a flat piece and while it's designed to work with the R splitter it might work with the street splitter. Of course return shipping would be expensive if it didn't fit. The mounting holes should be the same but the lip on the splitter won't match up (cut it off). FWIW I did not notice a lip as shown on Capaldi's website and that could have changed. BTW R splitter take offs can be had for around $1,000, while not cheap it seems reasonable for what it is and a bargain compared to what MSRP is. The one I purchased as a take off had no mounting marks and the hardware package was sealed. I'll see if I can find out more about fitment. The wheels spats appear to be included which are a nice touch and they looked sharp on the car. Ford Performance has taken this car up a notch or two from the 302S and all of the aero is functional and wind tunnel tested.

    Regarding the Sachs coilovers they should be available at some point but the ticket will be to buy them as take offs from owners upgrading to something else.

    Now the 4" brake cooling backing plates look very cool and are boxed in welded aluminum, read expensive. While I would imagine they will be service items I'll check. I also mentioned that brake cooling kits for the stock cars seem to be an issue but there was no mention that they would produce any. Ford is very aware that the aftermarket fills the void on some of these items and hopefully someone like Vorshlag will have a product offering in the works. @modernbeat

    A couple of years ago there was some discussion about a revised MR programming kit but they decided to let the aftermarket take care of that. Think DSC.

    Here's the link to Capaldi's website.

    http://shopcapaldiracing.com/vehicles/fp350s-2017/?sort=newest&page=1
     
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    Is really be up for the front splitter as well as the hood vent. Also the rear wing


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    The FP350s wing is aftermarket just with different side plates. APR 250 I think.

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    Definitely want the hood vent. I called Watson to inquire about availability and they said to check back in the fall.

    Very disappointing we can’t get a performance calibration from Ford for the dampers and abs.
     
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    You shouldn't be. Beyond stock everyone would want a different calibration so hard to sell one size fits all. The DSC controller is a better option and let your local race shop help you.

    I haven't heard many complain about the ABS but they do sell a different calibration and it's attached to this. :)

    https://performanceparts.ford.com/FP350S/
     
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    I get it, but I do think a calibration offering similar to the ‘19 would close the gap for trackgoers. I’m also surprised FP didn’t offer a calibration with the FP springs/swaybar package.

    I will likely have the opportunity to test out the DSC in my car soon, and I’m hopeful there will be a noticeable difference. That said, I drove a car with DSC on track that has a similar set up to my car. Unfortunately there was enough difference between the two cars that I was unable to discern any advantage the DSC may provide.
     
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    I have the FP350S splitter and rods.
    The front brake ducts would be nice.
    So would the ABS calibration and Sachs dampers.

    But I’ll hold my breath.


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    Scott, is the splitter flat or does it have a ridge on it where it meets the R splitter? Did it come with the front tire spats?
     
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    How about the "upgraded" differential cooling? I really question how much airflow the factory differential cooler actually gets.
     
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    It’s flat all the way across. Uses oem mounting holes, has the front tire spats. (Greg Calapidi called them “canards”)
    The vertical lip is recessed into the splitter. Meaning the splitter has a milled slot that follows the forward edge of the R splitter to close off the hump of in the R splitter and causing lift.



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    Driveshaft and hood vent for me
     

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