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Old 06-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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Running laps in my Mustang GT

https://youtu.be/En4IvmjcC0M


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Good laps. Car seems fairly balanced. Is it your first track day, or have you done others?
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This was my third time on this particular track. This is the start of my second year tracking this car.
I run times that put me middle of the advance group or top of the advanced intermediate group. Getting faster each time out!


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The first thing I thought about when watching your video was the Movie Bullitt. The sound of your exhaust is pretty spot on for the 68. Although you didn't do any double clutching it sounded pretty much the same with these tired ears.
Nice track and nice driving.
What track is that and maybe you can tell us a little more about your car and how it's set up.
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How did you lose it towards the end? It didn't look like you pushed it any harder than before, did you just hit a bad patch?
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I think I turned in a tad late toward the apex and the tires lost grip. In essence I cause the oversteer.
Still getting the tire pressures dialed in to help with that


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I think I turned in a tad late toward the apex and the tires lost grip. In essence I cause the oversteer.
Still getting the tire pressures dialed in to help with that


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Your signature doesn't show up on the mobile app unfortunately
Click on his profile and scroll down.
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That you gotta figure out. I've got an iPhone lol
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:41 PM   #11
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These are my mods
1 borla ATAK mufflers
2. Eibach pro line Springs
3 Barton short throw shifter w/brkt.
4 j & m adj. pan hard bar
5 BBK Throttlebody 85mm
6 BBK Cold air intake
7 FORD RACING rear end w/ 3.73TL
8 BMR LCA
9 BMR relocation brackets
10 BMR UCA with mount
11 BAMA race tune
12 Brembo 4 piston 14 inch brakes
13 steeda x brace
14 boss front splitter
15 boss front fascia
16 Shaftmasters alum. one-piece DS
17 le man racing stripes
18 saleen front upper grill
19 Ford racing windshield banner
20 quarter window louvers
21 window tint
22 5.0 floor mats
23 strut tower brace
24 stifflers DS safety loop
25 19" Laguna wheels 9/10"
26 Toyo proxies tires
27 H&R 26mm rear sway bar
28 Koni yellow struts/shocks
29 Ground Control CC plates
30 Steeda bumpsteer kit
31 JTL oil separator
32 APR rear diffuser
33 stop tech slotted brake rotors
34 Carbotech XP 10/8 brake pads
35 Ford racing brake cooling ducts
36 motul 600 brake fluid
37 rear seat delete


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That was a pretty long list.
When you changed the UCA did you replace the carrier bushing with the BMR bushing or did you just leave it stock?
I didn't catch the backside of your video, guess I'll have to watch it till the end.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:35 PM   #13
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The carrier bearing was brand-new, but it was not polyurethane.
It's funny that you mention that, because I think about changing it all the time


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Have these similar parts: (and more already)
1 mufflers
4 adj. pan hard bar
8 LCA
11 tune
16 Shaftmasters alum. one-piece DS
31 oil separator

About to install:
12 Brembo 4 piston 14 inch brakes
36 motul 600 brake fluid

Need input on this:
35 Ford racing brake cooling ducts - do you need these? I'm considering these now vs. just the $50 GT500 cooling shields.
34 Carbotech XP 10/8 brake pads - tell me what you think of these compared to OEM Brembo pads


I may get these later:
27 H&R 26mm rear sway bar - do you really need this? I thought the car was "stiff enough in the rear" already.
29 Ground Control CC plates - I'd like to get these to get some camber.
28 Koni yellow struts/shocks - I'll do these when/if I get CC plates.

Looks like the groups are much different at that track.

I used to run near the top of the pack in Intermediate group, with my Cayman S (+ turbo kit). 420hp / 3,000 lbs, mid-engine car. I was fast. Generally, the only cars faster than me were cars that with slicks/R-compounds (converted street cars mostly trailered). I wasn't even in the advanced group, which has some 911 GT3 RS's and was almost all instructors for the events. Not knocking you, but that group looks more like about the speeds of the novice group at the events I have participated in.

I still haven't taken my Mustang to the track as I know it needs so much to really get it ready for my hard 20-30 minute driving sessions. Plus I'm actually a little afraid of spinning out like you did. Ford's Traction Control really doesn't do much to keep you out of trouble vs. Porsche's PSM basically can practically make a fool look like a track pro!!

Speaking of spinning out on the track....
Here is a video from a Porsche Club track event: (someone else driving's helmet cam, but I am on the track in my Cayman)

(red group = advanced, yellow & blue solo = intermediate, blue & green = novice)

You can see me around the 4min to 4:45 minute mark in the blue porsche. I gave him the point to pass me on the straight at 4:40, but then I gunned it and he didn't have enough power to pass me. I let off & let him pass though, b/c he was faster than me in the turns. Watch at the around the 10:00 minute mark a Lotus spins out across the track, I was right behind the guy with the camera at this point. I had to drive through the dust cloud too!
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Sounds like a great car, and great driving. I just picked up a shaftmasters DS an Stiffler DSSL. I also picked up BMR's carrier bushing. How do you like the shaft?


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Also, is it a fixed BMR UCA? And if so, any pinion angle issues? I will be swapping my fixed UCA with an adjustable just in case.


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The carrier bearing was brand-new, but it was not polyurethane.
It's funny that you mention that, because I think about changing it all the time


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I put the BMR bushing in and it's 100% better than the stock one. My Mustang only had 6500 miles when I pulled mine out, but it was already starting to tear. I also bought a GT500 bushing which is a much harder rubber than the stocker. I bought a brand new one so I could cut the rubber out and use the shell for the BMR bushing................a lot easier than doing it in the car.
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If anyone plans on tracking their car, you definitely need upgraded racing brake pads and DOT 4 brake fluid.
I'm pretty hard on my brakes so I added the brake cooling ducts and it helps a lot!
In the past, I ran with traction control off, but had problems with my rear brakes overheating. At every hard corner where the rear tires slip, the computer would engage the rear brakes. I currently run the car with traction control completely disabled. This has help lower my lap times immensely. In addition, the computer will not cut engine power when the rear wheel slip with the traction control disabled.


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I use BMR's adjustable UCA. I run -2° on the pinion angle. Super easy to adjust. Just make sure the car is loaded on the suspension.


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Old 06-04-2015, 07:28 PM   #20
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Running laps in my Mustang GT

In response to c rizzles question about a larger rear sway bar. The stock bar is pretty good, Although I went with the larger one to reduce understeer.
The 2012 and 2013 Laguna Seca boss uses this size as well. This is more driving style and preference.

The video was taken at a Southern California track called Willow Springs streets of Willow. 1.8 Miles and 13 turns, not a fast track. Top speed was about 110 mile an hour.
The video I watched you drive in seemed like a high-speed big track. My car would be better suited for a track like that.
Streets of Willow is a track suited for lighter lower horsepowerd cars that handle well.
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Carbotech racing brake pads are so much better then the OEM Brembo brake pads on the track.
It is like night and day in terms of stopping power!
The downside is that they squeal and produce major dust so they would not be preferred for a street pad. I leave the rear pads on and swap out hawk pads on the front for street driving.


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Thanks for the compliment 2014oxstang.
I've been using the shaft Masters driveshaft for about two years now. I haven't had any issues with it to date. I do notice that the car spools up quicker in the RPM band. 20 pounds lighter doesn't hurt as well👍🏻


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Thanks for the compliment 2014oxstang.
I've been using the shaft Masters driveshaft for about two years now. I haven't had any issues with it to date. I do notice that the car spools up quicker in the RPM band. 20 pounds lighter doesn't hurt as well👍🏻


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You're welcome brother. Yeah I've heard good reviews on it so I figure I'd pull the trigger along with the differential bushing. I've been hesitant on doing a tune so I went this route first lol.


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