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Mad Hatter

Gotta go Faster
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Its a addiction thats difficult to kick!. At the moment I am the most under-powered car in my club (Kg/hp) so to keep up and Pass my buddies, I need all the braking, grip and get up and go I can get. Before when I was running semislicks it put me in a slower category and I managed to stack up a lot of wins.... Now the trophy intake has slowed dramatically....

Maybe next year with some 315's and Apex 18x11's.....
 
We're going to change your ID to Tinker. :D
 
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Tri-bar, congrats on what looks like an amazing build and car. I'm jealous.

Question, what do you or others think about using your suspension on a true daily driver, as in 365/rain/snow/daily commute to work duty? Too much?
 
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Tri-bar, congrats on what looks like an amazing build and car. I'm jealous.

Question, what do you or others think about using your suspension on a true daily driver, as in 365/rain/snow/daily commute to work duty? Too much?
I have no real issues with daily driving. Even in the rain. Snows a no go though.

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UPDATE: new build sheet.

Suspension,

Front:
Cortex RJI #CFS-40-1000-JRI-SA Single Adjustable Struts.
Maximum Motorsports #Mm5CC-5 Caster/Camer Plates.
Eibach Coil Over Springs, 0800-250-0500, 500lb/in.
Watson Racing/Howe Extended Screw In Ball Joint.
Ford Racing #M-3200-EPAS Boss 302R Electric Steering Rack.
Ford Racing #M-3130-R4 Boss 302S Bumpsteer Kit.
Ford Racing #M-5638-B Bushing Kit
Ford Racing #M-3052-R1 Caster Adjuster Bracket
Watson Racing Adjustable Sway bar End Link Left Side.
Moog #K80899 Non-Adjustable Sway Bar End Link Right Side.
BMR #SMK013 1-3/8 Billet Sway Bar Mount w/ Delrin Bushings
Strano Performance Parts #8336 1-3/8 3-Way Adjustable Sway Bar (Middle Hole).

Rear:
Cortex JRI #SHK-40-1000-JRI-SA Single Adjustable Shocks.
Eibach Coil Over Springs, 1000-250-0300 300lb/in.
Cortex #CTA-40-1000 Torque Arm.
Cortex #CWL-40-2000 Watts Link.
Maximum Motorsports #Mm5RLCA-52 Aluminum Rear Control Arms.
Watson Racing 1/2 inch Sway Bar.

Brakes,

Front:
Ford Racing #M-2353-C Gen 1 Boss 302R\302S ABS Module.
Ford Racing #M-2300-A FR500C/S Brembo 4 Piston Calipers.
Ford Racing #M-2300-A FR500C/S Brembo 14" Slotted 2-Piece Rotors.
Ford Racing 2010 Boss 302R1 4" Brake cooling Kit.
Girodisc Titanium Pad Shields
Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Hoses.
Pagid 1287 RS29 Brake Pads.

Rear:
Ford GT500 14" Rotors.
Ford GT500/Boss 302 Rear Calipers.
Aluminum 14" Brake Caliper Adapter Brackets.
Russels Stainless Steel Brake Hoses.
No Backing Plates.
Hawk HP+ Brake Pads.

Engine,
Ford Racing 2014 Aluminator N/A Motor.
Ford Racing #M-9424-M50BR Boss 302 Intake Manifold.
Prothane #PT-6505 Urethane Motor Mounts
Mishimoto 3-core Aluminum Radiator.
Ford Racing Cooling Fan #M-8C607-MSVT
Moroso Aluminum Road Race Oil Pan.
MMR Rear Head Coolent Cross Over Kit.
Boss 302 Oil Cooler.
Mishimoto Thermostatic Sandwich Plate 180*
Setreb 924 Oil Cooler.

Transmission,
Stock Ford MT82.
Barton Short Throw Shifter.
Barton 2 Post Rear Trans Mount.
MGW Shifter Arm Bushings.
Exedy Mach 500 Stage 3 Clutch.
Exedy Lightweight Racing Flywheel.
Exedy Hydraulic Throwout Bearing/Slave Cylinder.
Ford 13-14 Shelby Clutch Master Cylinder
Steeda Clutch Assist Spring
Ford Racing 3.5 Aluminum Drive Shaft.

Rear End,
Eaton Detroit Truetrac Differential.
Ford OEM 3.73 Gears.

Exhaust,
Ford Racing Boss 302 H-Pipe.
Side Pipe Delete.
MBRP Stainless Steel Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust.

Rims and Tires:
Street: 4 18x10 Silver AMR Wheel Wheels.
275-40-18 Nexen N FERA SUR4G.

Track: 4 2007 Shelby GT500 18x9.5.
275-35-18 Toyo RR racing tires.

Exterior:
Tiger Racing Hood.
4 Watson Racing Hood Pins.
Boss 302R Front Grill (Street).
Saleen Front Grill (Track).
Boss 302R Wing (Grand Sport, Steeda Wing).

Interior:
Ford Racing Recaro Seats.
Ford Racing LS Rear Seat Delete.
Watson Racing 4 Point Roll Bar.
Boss 302 Dash.
Ford Racing LS Gauge Pod.
Roush Vent Pod.
Ford Racing Gauges:
Water Temp.
Oil Pressure.
Oil Temp.
DPic.
Crow 5 Point Harness (Driver Only).




 
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cobrarob

11 Shelby GT500
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The set up listed above is after a long list of parts that I have tried and tested .

Caster/Camber plates.
Roush/KW - Coil overs
J&M - Stock style springs
Maximum Motorsports -coil over & stock style springs

Struts/Shocks,
Roush/KW Track Pac set up with 515lbs front 400lbs rear springs, and other rates.
Koni yellow sports struts/shocks with Ford Racing P springs.
Koni Yellow sports struts/shocks with the Maximum Motorsports Road and track spring.
Roush/KW fronts with Cortex Koni rear coil overs all kind of spring rates
Roush/KW fronts JRI rears with all kind of spring rates
Roush fronts with Ford Racing Boss 302s Sachs rear double adjustable coil overs with 500lbs front 300lbs rear.
Bilstein HD Strut/Shocks with Maximum Motorsport road and track springs.
Bilstein HD struts with the front MM springs and Jri rear Coil overs with 200lbs (Was really nice)
JRI singles Strut/Shocks with 500lbs fronts and 300lbs rear.

Lower rear control arms,
J&M lower rear control arm - Poly Ball bushings
Ford Racing Boss 302r lower arms - Poly bushings
Ford Racing Boss 302s lower arms - Bearings
Scott Drake adjustable lower arms - poly/Rod end (junk)
Freedom Racing double adjustable lower arms - Rod ends
Kenny Brown aluminum double adjustable lower arms - Rod ends
Maximum Motorsports aluminum double adjustable lower arms - Rod ends

Upper rear control arms,
Stock OEM ford
BMR non-adjustable - Poly
Kenny Brown U-link rear control arm module
RTR Tactical Performance Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arm
Hotchkis Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arm (best upper IMHO after replacing the cheap rod end)
Cortex Torque arm.

Panhard bars,
J&M aluminum double adjustable - poly/poly
J&M steel adjustable (Ford racing style) - poly/poly
Cortex 1st gen Watts link - Rod ends
Ford Racing Boss 302R - poly/poly
Kenny Brown Roll Center Relocation Kit -rod ends
Steeda comp adjustable - rod ends (BIGGEST MISTAKE)
Cortex 2nd Gen Watts link - Poly/rod ends

Anti-squat brackets, * none on the car at present*
Ford racing Boss 302s (wielded on and cut off)
Kenny Brown 1st gen
Kenny Brown 2nd gen
Ford Racing Boss 302s (replacement)
Old post Tribar, but just picked up the Hotchkis UCA. You said you replaced the rod end? Do you have a link to which one you replaced it with? And did you swap out the diff bushing to poly or another rod end? Thanks
 

Bill Pemberton

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Fun read and Mr. Tinker really should be your new moniker, ha. If you are fast on 275s , you will see dramatic improvement going to 305s or 315s. We often tend to get too technical in our answers , yet with a Mustang speed is a simple case of relieving a heavy car of it's tiny tires. The footprint on the ground can go from from close to 10 inches to close to 12 with a jump from 275 to 315. No offense, but all the cool stuff you have done to your car, this is probably the least expensive , overall, and the most effective to increase your speed. Four more inches on the payment is probably worth 2 seconds, imho. Might get in on the Apex special buy, then buy your tires in the future --- could work out well as there are a couple of sleeper donuts that are just now getting feedback in the market!
 
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Fun read and Mr. Tinker really should be your new moniker, ha. If you are fast on 275s , you will see dramatic improvement going to 305s or 315s. We often tend to get too technical in our answers , yet with a Mustang speed is a simple case of relieving a heavy car of it's tiny tires. The footprint on the ground can go from from close to 10 inches to close to 12 with a jump from 275 to 315. No offense, but all the cool stuff you have done to your car, this is probably the least expensive , overall, and the most effective to increase your speed. Four more inches on the payment is probably worth 2 seconds, imho. Might get in on the Apex special buy, then buy your tires in the future --- could work out well as there are a couple of sleeper donuts that are just now getting feedback in the market!
I agree. Once all the stuff is over with my Wife's passing. Wider wheels and tires are on the list of things to do.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Man, so terribly sorry to hear of your wife's passing and though not the conventional comfort, hopefully you can find a little joy and solace chatting with fellow Mustang friends on TMO.

God Bless and we all will keep you and your family in our thoughts!
 

JDee

Ancient Racer
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halfway between Mosport and Shannonville
@Tri-bar, I can identify, my best friend and wife of 32 years passed in August after a 7 year battle with cancer. It is a rough ride to say the very least. Counselling, friends, family and a car hobby to think about have all helped me get through this. With time it will get better, but it's a slow process with lots of ups and downs, I think I turned the corner in the last month but too soon to know for sure. I hope you have lots of support and aren't afraid to call on those folks that care. If I can be of any help just PM me.
 

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