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Old 09-21-2017, 04:34 PM   #381
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It's not that much of a piggy... I've done a lot of research lately, even stock you had nearly as much acceleration as I do and your car is just as light/heavy

You into the new place yet? 10/1 WDCR is calling
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:01 PM   #382
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It's not that much of a piggy... I've done a lot of research lately, even stock you had nearly as much acceleration as I do and your car is just as light/heavy

You into the new place yet? 10/1 WDCR is calling
Whatcha doing all that research for?

Unfortunately not, been working with the mortgage processor the last two weeks. We finally have our closing date set as of today.

Ahh, October 1st I will be in a friend's wedding. My track time for this season may be over with the move, my own wedding and honeymoon all coming up in the next two months.

I've been window shopping for the car (like always) and know it needs better/wider rubber which = wheels and after it has that, it'll probably bring out the front brakes needing an upgrade too. $5k or so and need to get the calipers painted to match.

With the house needing cosmetic updates and furniture, it may be awhile before I get this stuff done.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:09 PM   #383
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Whatcha doing all that research for?

Unfortunately not, been working with the mortgage processor the last two weeks. We finally have our closing date set as of today.

Ahh, October 1st I will be in a friend's wedding. My track time for this season may be over with the move, my own wedding and honeymoon all coming up in the next two months.

I've been window shopping for the car (like always) and know it needs better/wider rubber which = wheels and after it has that, it'll probably bring out the front brakes needing an upgrade too. $5k or so and need to get the calipers painted to match.

With the house needing cosmetic updates and furniture, it may be awhile before I get this stuff done.
Writing letters to get cars classed properly in the class they belong in

Good luck with the move! Wedding and all that jazz is priority over racing, unfortunately for the rest of us

Buying OEM 1LE wheels or going aftermarket to 1LE specs?
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #384
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Writing letters to get cars classed properly in the class they belong in

Good luck with the move! Wedding and all that jazz is priority over racing, unfortunately for the rest of us

Buying OEM 1LE wheels or going aftermarket to 1LE specs?
Where do you think they should be classified? I've seen a letter for the 1LE guys asking to be bumped to BS.

Thank you!

Not sure yet...hoping for a used set once rarity decreases and prices go down
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Ahhh....Richmond region has an autocross October 28th at VMP...now that's something that is feasible....
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:40 PM   #386
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Where do you think they should be classified? I've seen a letter for the 1LE guys asking to be bumped to BS.

Thank you!

Not sure yet...hoping for a used set once rarity decreases and prices go down
BS is where they belong, pace wise. Unless I find some magic pace with my upcoming mods anyway...

Are there many aftermarket options to fit over the bigger brakes?

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:23 AM   #387
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BS is where they belong, pace wise. Unless I find some magic pace with my upcoming mods anyway...

Are there many aftermarket options to fit over the bigger brakes?



Have fun
Find the magic! Beat physics! Haha

Yeah, just need a 19" wheel on up. 18's won't fit anymore with the 6-pistons.

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Ford's gotta step up their game on the weight savings! Interesting that the GT350 and 1LE are essentially the same weight, even with all of the crazy stuff GM did to save weight on the underside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNg-BdwFjLk
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Ford's gotta step up their game on the weight savings! Interesting that the GT350 and 1LE are essentially the same weight, even with all of the crazy stuff GM did to save weight on the underside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNg-BdwFjLk
Fun video but disagree with the ending statement. How is lightweight aluminum bad?

Ford has a lot of room for improvement in usage of high strength steel and aluminum to cut down on weight - I'm surprised the GT350R didn't use more.

Historically, this is pretty much the norm as far back as I can remember. The GM product offers more performance off the showroom floor, better chassis, better dynamics, but it costs a bit more. The Mustang has always been a little more of something for everyone and the cost leader of the segment resulting in many more sales.

I think Everyday Driver sums it up nicely that with the latest generation of Mustang and Camaro, the weaknesses are all gone so it now just comes down to which one you prefer. We no longer have to compare a single valve head modular V8 vs. an LS1, a T-5 transmission or a 4 speed auto, a 4 link rear suspension or a 3 link, etc.

Great time to be alive!
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Oh and I've officially moved south to Richmond now and have my own garage again! It's a really tight fit with the wide Camaro, but I'm looking forward to turning it into a decent shop to tinker in. I've also signed up for my first Richmond autocross with the car on the 29th. There are about 30 people running and only one other car in the CAM class.
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Fun video but disagree with the ending statement. How is lightweight aluminum bad?

Ford has a lot of room for improvement in usage of high strength steel and aluminum to cut down on weight - I'm surprised the GT350R didn't use more.

Historically, this is pretty much the norm as far back as I can remember. The GM product offers more performance off the showroom floor, better chassis, better dynamics, but it costs a bit more. The Mustang has always been a little more of something for everyone and the cost leader of the segment resulting in many more sales.

I think Everyday Driver sums it up nicely that with the latest generation of Mustang and Camaro, the weaknesses are all gone so it now just comes down to which one you prefer. We no longer have to compare a single valve head modular V8 vs. an LS1, a T-5 transmission or a 4 speed auto, a 4 link rear suspension or a 3 link, etc.

Great time to be alive!
Yeah, lightweight aluminum is good. I do think Ford could spend more time/effort on the light weighting, as I said. GM is definitely the leader in that. Unfortunately that means their trucks aren't exactly the stiffest things out there...

I do agree that it's pretty awesome that you can flip a coin and end up with a good car either way.

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Oh and I've officially moved south to Richmond now and have my own garage again! It's a really tight fit with the wide Camaro, but I'm looking forward to turning it into a decent shop to tinker in. I've also signed up for my first Richmond autocross with the car on the 29th. There are about 30 people running and only one other car in the CAM class.
Have fun!

Congrats on the new digs
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