Janosh's S/C'd Mustang

Janosh's S/C'd Mustang

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Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Friday 17th November 2023
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She sailed through another MOT earlier this week so I rewarded her with some BMR jacking rails.

With the amount of tinkering I’m doing, they’ll provide a solid jacking point anywhere along the sills and as a byproduct will apparently also improve chassis stiffness. Win win:



The only thing to note with installation is that the longer 'drivers side' rail is actually the passenger side for UK / RHD cars!

Edited by Janosh on Friday 17th November 12:11

Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Wednesday 3rd January
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A little treat for the interior in the shape of custom floor mats.. not 100% convinced yet but they appear to be well made



Edited by Janosh on Wednesday 3rd January 16:42

Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Friday 15th March
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I still haven’t found time to fit the camber plates and new roller bearings, but I did find time for a little cosmetic tweak.

Large oem GT badge on the boot lid:


New slightly smaller and neater GT badge:


Fitted:

C5_Steve

3,814 posts

106 months

Friday 15th March
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Janosh said:
I still haven’t found time to fit the camber plates and new roller bearings, but I did find time for a little cosmetic tweak.

Large oem GT badge on the boot lid:


New slightly smaller and neater GT badge:


Fitted:
Much better, that's the Ford GT logo/script isn't it? As in the supercar.

Janosh

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170 months

Friday 15th March
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C5_Steve said:
Much better, that's the Ford GT logo/script isn't it? As in the supercar.
Yeap, I believe so

funbobby

1,626 posts

261 months

Saturday 16th March
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where did you get the mats from?

Janosh

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170 months

Thursday 21st March
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funbobby said:
where did you get the mats from?
I’m not sure who made them, they were purchased from a Mustang owners forum.

I wasn’t convinced when I first got them but I’ve grown to like them, they really make the interior!

Janosh

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170 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Today was finally the day that I tacked the camber plates.

Starting with this:



The only minor struggle was with the strut bolts which needed a good whack:



Before drilling out the strut towers to allow access to the adjusters:



To end up with this:



A shakedown and road test will have to wait till later this week… then I’ll need to find a decent geometry specialist near me to get it all setup!

C5_Steve

3,814 posts

106 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Janosh said:
Today was finally the day that I tacked the camber plates.

Starting with this:



The only minor struggle was with the strut bolts which needed a good whack:



Before drilling out the strut towers to allow access to the adjusters:



To end up with this:



A shakedown and road test will have to wait till later this week… then I’ll need to find a decent geometry specialist near me to get it all setup!
Nice, looks like a tidy job!

Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Friday 24th May
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I took the car down to Regal Autosport for the alignment



Steeda recommend the follow geo settings:

Street Front alignment:
Camber = -1.2 deg
Caster = 7.5 deg
Toe = 0.2 deg

Street Rear Alignment:
Camber = -1.6 deg
Toe = 0.2 deg

Steeda suggest -1.7 deg on the front for track work

After a chat with the guys there, we decided to go for -1.5 def camber on the front for a slightly more aggressive setup without compromising tyre wear or handling.



The new roller bearings appear to have fixed the occasional clunk (worn top mounts) and the cars feels nicely balanced. Result.

QuattroDave

1,524 posts

131 months

Friday 24th May
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Less than 5 miles from me if you're at Regal today!

I just had KW Clubsport V3 coilovers fitted to my 19 plate GT last week. Lots of shiny purple and yellow although you can only see the camber plates to know!

Still got 500 miles or so to bed in before realignment (and probably raised slightly - 21mm drop is a bit too much for my current use!)

Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Friday 24th May
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QuattroDave said:
Less than 5 miles from me if you're at Regal today!

I just had KW Clubsport V3 coilovers fitted to my 19 plate GT last week. Lots of shiny purple and yellow although you can only see the camber plates to know!

Still got 500 miles or so to bed in before realignment (and probably raised slightly - 21mm drop is a bit too much for my current use!)
Oh nice, in hindsight I regret not going for the V3’s when I first purchased the car.. and needed to replace the rear dampers. The Pedders are fine but I have no doubt that the KW’s are a league above!

How are you finding them?

Janosh

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1,741 posts

170 months

Monday 3rd June
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Time for an annual oil change, using the best that Millers have to offer this year, the NT+ super slippy oil combined with an OEM filter:


QuattroDave

1,524 posts

131 months

Monday 3rd June
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Janosh said:
QuattroDave said:
Less than 5 miles from me if you're at Regal today!

I just had KW Clubsport V3 coilovers fitted to my 19 plate GT last week. Lots of shiny purple and yellow although you can only see the camber plates to know!

Still got 500 miles or so to bed in before realignment (and probably raised slightly - 21mm drop is a bit too much for my current use!)
Oh nice, in hindsight I regret not going for the V3’s when I first purchased the car.. and needed to replace the rear dampers. The Pedders are fine but I have no doubt that the KW’s are a league above!

How are you finding them?
I've never had suspension modified before so didn't really know how much difference I'd notice but I'm happy to say that they're utterly transformative to the cars handling.

It's given the car really good feedback and the car feels much more planted and controllable. Before the car would go sideways far too easily and as fun as that is it wasn' confidence inspiring! All changed now!

I'm still only 150 miles in and need to take it back to hendy performance after 500 miles to get things adjusted back up. I plan to have it raised by 10mm as despite my request they went and dropped it 21mm and I'm starting to struggle over the bigger speedbumps even at a snails pace!