Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Teufelshund » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:58 pm

dewittpayne wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Teufelshund wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 pm
dewittpayne wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:19 am


Yes on the front. The 2.5 inch diameter rear springs are still mounted on the axle tube in the stock location but with ride height adjusters and tender springs added. The logic of not using coilovers on the rear is that the shock mount on the axle tube wasn't designed for that kind of stress. I've seen S197 Mustangs racing in Touring 2 class using coilovers on the rear, though. The higher motion ratio at the shock mount means that coilover springs would also contribute more to roll stiffness than springs in the stock location.
Let me know if you want to sell the front springs
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No problem. I'm not even sure I'll need them
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Phil Smith » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 pm

Looking for suggestions on muffler and high flow cat that will meet ETR sound requirements. Plan on replacing OEM cat and muffler with high flow cat and low back pressure muffler. Know that other members have solved this problem, looking for suggestions so don't reinvent the wheel.

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by jcox07 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:38 am

Phil, look at dynamax mufflers . They are very good on flow and have several that are really quiet as this is the brand I went to when my mustang was close to breaking sound.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by steverife » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:07 am

Anything abnormal with the stock configuration?

With the Spyder, the inlet and outlet on the stock muffler are both on the same side. If you want to stick with that configuration, options are pretty limited. I went with a Magnaflow. 14210, I think. They have some 2 in 2 out options, too.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by jcox07 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:22 am

The mustang will actually have all four shocks newly re valved and rebuilt and for the first time in probably a couple years all four shocks working like they are suppose to and re grease all the bushings. I also have another set of k w variant 3 shocks for the mustang in case one goes bad as well as new rear lower control arms as a stand by as well. Tightened all bolts and nuts on the car and only thing left is to re align the car and go race.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Buck05Sti » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:48 am

Teufelshund wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:58 pm
dewittpayne wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Teufelshund wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 pm


Let me know if you want to sell the front springs
OK. It won't be right away.
No problem. I'm not even sure I'll need them
If Brian ends up not needing the springs, i may be interested
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by MikeKelly » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am

EliseAutoXr wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:47 pm

Wow, that is scary. Thanks for the heads-up.

Yea - watch for it - it will bite you fast - usually when you get a little more grip than you had when you were setting up + testing.

Or you get a little more greedy / ambitious / whatever.


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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by eunos735 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 am

Just finished rebuilding the motor. The only parts which were reused were the castings for the Block, Head and oil pan. Lookong forward to lighting the fire in this thing in a week or two.

Rebuilt the gearbox, ended up replacing the input shaft, layshaft gear, 2nd gear hub and 2nd gear syncro.

New hubs front and rear

Pretty unique Intercooler upgrade

Different size tires

Tractiom control digital controller upgrade

New ECU

A couple major weight relocation projects

Rebuilt the Blower as PM

Getting ready for new paint scheme.

All in al this was a pretty mild winter
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Teufelshund » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 am

eunos735 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 am
Just finished rebuilding the motor. The only parts which were reused were the castings for the Block, Head and oil pan. Lookong forward to lighting the fire in this thing in a week or two.

Rebuilt the gearbox, ended up replacing the input shaft, layshaft gear, 2nd gear hub and 2nd gear syncro.

New hubs front and rear

Pretty unique Intercooler upgrade

Different size tires

Tractiom control digital controller upgrade

New ECU

A couple major weight relocation projects

Rebuilt the Blower as PM

Getting ready for new paint scheme.

All in al this was a pretty mild winter
What ECU did you end up with?
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by eunos735 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:12 pm

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by disneyd » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:06 pm

eunos735 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 am
Just finished rebuilding the motor. The only parts which were reused were the castings for the Block, Head and oil pan. Lookong forward to lighting the fire in this thing in a week or two.

Pretty unique Intercooler upgrade
Liquid Nitrogen?
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Post by eunos735 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Sent you an instant message.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by disneyd » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Haha, I wasn’t far off.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by dewittpayne » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 pm

disneyd wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Haha, I wasn’t far off.
So dry ice then.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Teufelshund » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:48 pm

dewittpayne wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 pm
disneyd wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Haha, I wasn’t far off.
So dry ice then.
Shhhh....
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