Wheels Of Fortune: Signature Wheels

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    Just wanted to give a shout out to @50Deep (aka #Hansolo, aka T).

    Your Signature wheels are solid. Not only did I get two sets of rims from you but I also gained a friend. If anyone is considering buying these rims definitely hit @50Deep up for a no pressure purchase.

    On another note you also conduct a great track experience for all levels of track enthusiasts and having the Ford Performance team there and being able to talk to them individually to learn about vehicle dynamics and the track lines in invaluable.
     
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    Thank a lot Byron. Doing my best to keep people happy and connect other enthusiasts.
     
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  3. 50Deep

    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    Very happy to introduce the first of what I hope are many more Foxbody’s into the family. You will find Alex Markou’s 1989 LX hatchback staying cozy in the garage of his Ohio home. Alex worked two jobs to buy the car brand new, and has owned the car since he was 18 years old. The car was enjoyed and got treated to all the 90’s modifications we all remember. As with all things, life happened and Alex turned his focus to his wife and family.


    Fortunate to have worked with Alex and some of his family members. It is always a bit risky when building something for the first time. Takes a lot of trust, and I appreciate it. The fox will likely be back in the garage for the winter, so here is a little rundown on the car.


    1989 Mustang LX 5.0

    5-Speed

    34,000 miles


    Engine/drivetrain/Exhaust

    GT40 aluminum turbo swirl heads

    E cam

    24lb injectors

    Cobra R mass air and ECU

    Cobra upper/lower intake

    3.55 gears

    Hurst Shifter

    Shorty Headers

    X pipe

    Shorty Headers


    Suspension/Wheels

    -Signature Wheel Precision Series SV701 (Brushed Triple Black Tinted)

    18x8 - Nitto 245/40/18

    18x10 - Nitto 285/35/18

    Ford Performance Mustang Cobra 5 lug conversion

    Saleen Racecraft suspension

    Eibach swaybars

    Bilstein Shocks/Struts


    Interior/Exterior

    OEM Saleen Wing

    SVE tinted headlights

    Auto Meter Gauges

    Porno Red Interior

    Grant Steering Wheel

    Aluminum Pedal Covers


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  4. 50Deep

    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    In the car world I have found that the only thing more interesting than the cars we drive, are the people behind the wheel. Today, I wanted to introduce you to my buddy Mitch Fotes and his 2017 Grabber Blue GT350R, otherwise known as GRAB R.

    Mitch is a tried and true octane addict living in the Pacific North West (PNW). He has been racing 2 wheel motorcycles since 1987, and holds an expert license with the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association. He is also currently a control rider and instructor for the Track Time Motorcycle Track Days. What Mitch will tell you is that just because you can drag a knee on a motorcycle, doesn’t mean you can power slide a car through an apex. The driving dynamics are totally different, and he has been enjoying learning the R.

    GRAB R was purchased in December 2017 with 3500 miles, and now has about 7000 smiles on the ticker. It is 1 of 2 Grabber Blue GT350R’s with the stripe delete, black roof, and electronics package delete produced in 2017. The previous owner of the car was able to order it trough a VIP allocation, so Mitch was able to get a lot of cool history with the car through its build process.

    You can find Mitch running GRAB R at the Ridge or other courses in the PNW. But keep an eye on the driver as his wife races the R and motorcycles as well. Make sure to stop and say hello next time you see them passing you before the apex. Here are his modifications to date, and some photos to enjoy.

    2017 GT350R
    Grabber Blue stripe delete
    Electronics delete
    7000 miles

    Suspension
    Maximum Motorsports camber plates
    ARP Rear wheel studs
    Caliperfexion caliper studs

    Wheels & Tires
    Signature Wheel Track Series SV502 w/anti-slip bead knurling
    Gloss Black 19x11 et50 square – 305/30/19 Michelin Sport Cup 2

    Safety
    Competition Motorsports Roll Cage (Grabber Blue)
    Profi II ASM FE harness

    *Rolling photography credit to Robert Gluckman Photography
    *Static phtogpraphy credit to watermarked entities

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  5. 50Deep

    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    Ford Performance Racing School FP350S / GT350R - Track Series SV502


    Does everyone remember the first time you asked a girl out on a date? All the self-talk and planning that went through your head before you worked up the courage to ask that question? All the angst you felt about what the response would be? You finally say what the hell, take the chance, and the next thing you know it is make out time after prom. In a roundabout way this was the story of how I started my relationship with the Ford Performance Racing School (FPRS). Instead of a hot chick trying to put one ring on it, I was looking to get 4 wheels bolted up to a set of 15.5 inch Brembos. Nevertheless, that is the story of how I came to the good fortune of working FPRS. Took a chance, followed through on a promise, and now living the dream.


    It has been a little over a week since the Signature Wheel / FPRS private track day at Thunderhill raceway ended. This was my first time seeing two of the three cars we worked with FPRS on in person. The FP350S and one of two GT350R’s. I am still going over all that happened at the event, and really enjoying seeing some of the photographs people took. I am very proud of the fact we had another safe event, but as the organizer I spent most of time ensuring the event ran smooth. My biggest regret from the event was not being able to spend more time with all the attendees and their vehicles. There was so much to see and take in that I wish we had two full days to enjoy it.


    I did not get to take many photos, but the few I did snap were of the cars that FPRS brought out that day. FPRS trailered the cards from Utah to conduct some testing of the FP350S. They will be campaigning that car at the USAF NASA 25hour race at Thunderhill at the end of November. I had high hopes of driving the FP350S, but I knew that was a pipe dream. Both cars are running our Signature Wheel Track Series SV502 and sport some impressive livery from the school. All the graphics were done by Falcon Graphics, who also does the work for all the other owner program cars. Getting close on the FP350S you will notice the stripes/livery are done in a carbon fiber. Pretty slick how they included the metallic red accents too. The level of adjustability on the FP350S is just amazing, and the speed out of the box will take you back to the future. I couldn’t believe how many times the car was up in the air after each session for additional tweaking. Both cars are mostly as ford made them, and here are some pictures to enjoy.



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  6. 50Deep

    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    Track Series SV503 - GT350R Spec – Gloss Gunmetal

    These are some of the first images I took of my GT350R after having the Track Series SV503 mounted up. Pretty thrilled with the finish overall, and man are these things light. Had them out for 1 session during our last Signature Wheel/Ford Performance Racing School track day and they worked just as intended. Great blend of track functionality and style. Here are the specs, and yes this set is up for sale.



    Front Specs

    -Front Wheel: 19x11

    -Front Tire: 305-30-19 Continental Extreme

    -Front Wheel Weight: 21.88 lbs

    -Front Tire weight: 27 lbs

    -Combined wheel/Tire Weight: 48.88 lbs



    Rear Specs

    -Rear Wheel: 19x11.5

    -Rear Tire: 305-30-19 Continental Extreme

    -Rear Wheel Weight: 20.58 lbs

    -Rear Tire Weight: 27 lbs

    -Combined Wheel/Tire Weight: 47.58



    Track shots by Robert Gluckman

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    Multipiece SV301S Charger Hellcat– 20x9 / 20x10.5 – Golden Copper Face, Polished Barrel, Black Hardware



    It is not everyday you get to take the fat girl to the dance. Even less often are you surprised when she can really get down and boogie. Had the opportunity to build a set of our Multipiece SV301S for my good buddy Jason Ewing. His 2018 Charger Hellcat is a straight monster, and its still slow compared to his single turbo SN95. I had the pleasure of driving it to the photo shoot location and this thing moves at the slightest stab of the throttle. Interior is comfortable and Dodge did a good job with it.


    Jason wanted something that would provide him a performance advantage, as well as set the car out amongst the crowd. The OEM wheels from the factory were a 20x9 square setup weighing 32lbs a piece! Switching to what you see here is a heavier construction type, wider in the rear, and still came in at 20lbs less than the OEM wheel. What we have is our first ever Hellcat to join Signature Nation, and I look forward to seeing more of it. Particulars below.


    Signature Wheel Forged Multipiece SV301S

    20x9 (26lbs) 275/40/20 Pirelli

    20x10.5 (28lbs) 305/35/20 Mickey Thompson

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    Really need to find a way to get a set of these on a Boss.
     
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    They would look amazing. Just waiting for that Boss owner to come along
     
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    Happy to introduce the new Signature Wheel Flagship Series FOUR. This is the first wheel capable if being made in the 6 lug for the F150 and Raptor. If you know anyone looking to debut this wheel on their F150 or Mustang please send me an email for special pricing. This 2 piece design can be made in any size from 18”-22”.
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    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    The guys over at Auto Fanatics just did one of a series of reviews of our Signature Wheel SV701. This should give some real good insight into some of the design and engineering concepts behind the wheels. Be sure to give him a like and subscribe if you do not already.

     
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    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    It’s game time ladies and gents.

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    50Deep Jockin' GT350's

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    Nice video sent our way from a customer. Happy to see him out enjoying his wheel setup.
     
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    Part 2 of the wheel review from Auto Fanatic is up!


     

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