I finished my chassis/suspension mods yesterday and took the Boss out for a test drive. I tried to induce the shudder as per the Vorshlag video several times but it never happened.YellowBoss said:After Drew ruined my day with that post I read everything I could find about the issue. I did not see anyone with a Boss that has the problem, only GT's and Shelbys. It also seems that only a select few changed out the EPAS, those that did all said the problem was gone. I am very concerned about this.
I am checking into this with the helpful people from Ford racing. If this may be a problem I will wait on the install since my first outing is a 2 day event. I don't want the wheel shaking out of my hands with no way to change the parts at the track.
Dig-It said:I finished my chassis/suspension mods yesterday and took the Boss out for a test drive. I tried to induce the shudder as per the Vorshlag video several times but it never happened.
steveespo said:Here are some real performance improvements that I know will help;
Nice 8) Anxious to hear your review after Lime Rock.steveespo said:Did an initial rotor seasoning with the 15" Brembos and they are serious brakes! With the Carbotech XP-12 compound, 40 degree temps and the available brake torque it was very easy to engage ABS on the fronts doing 50-25 medium effort slow downs. Chances are these brakes will easily out perform the 4 piston 14" Brembos with comparable pads and tires. First event for me this year is 3/23 at Lime Rock Park which really has only one serious brake zone 130-60 mph into turn 1 Big Bend. I will have some comparative data from last October with the same compound pads and DH Pirelli slicks.
Yellow Boss, the studs are the Ford Racing ARP set I bought from cool tech. They have a thin coating of copper anti seize and I paint the ends with Red paint marker because I am crazy like that.
I drove the long sweeps, the short tight esses and some slalom - if it was going to happen, it would have happened today.YellowBoss said:Thanks, Kevin. Did you try the long sweeping turns like an on-ramp to a highway? Drive the crap out of that car between now and Wed. I am scheduled for install Wed and have not heard back yet from FR. I want to be sure I don't have a problem at a two day event coming up. I will be looking forward to testing the new Tremec to see what kind of times I can pull off.
Dig-It said:I drove the long sweeps, the short tight esses and some slalom - if it was going to happen, it would have happened today.
Sorry Scott, I'm getting underway tomorrow for a couple of weeks or I'd drive it a bit more. I'm confident enough to say I'd trust my car on the track. Good luck with your install and two-day event!
steveespo said:Wow, those look mean and screaming to go to the track. You may have posted this but how thick of a pad does that hold? Aslo what wheel studs are you using, then do not look like the ARP's?
Backing plates are 5mm, Hard Brakes shields are 0.5 mm ea.(1mm), and pad comound is 10mm. Looks like with pistons fully seated another 3 mm is available. I am having Carbotech reline OEM backing plates (can't wait to see what that costs!) and maybe have them put 12mm on. We'll see. Also plan on have rotor rings cut to fit my DBA hats since I have 2 pair with nothing to do.
Yep. I need to head over to Mexico though and make sure it's going to be fine at track speeds. Not sure I want to do that in these temps. Hopefully it warms up soon. Of course a couple 5th gear dyno pulls ought to expose any issues tomorrow as well........ArizonaGT said:Great news there. DSS is the one that has the CV end, right?