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  1. There ya go, dont sit and wait on em, get out there and enjoy it. Then you can see how much it picks up when they do show up! Probably show up when the good air is back too which will be awesome. Matt
  2. Broke the hot side cherry today

    Im interested in seeing how you like it...one of many potential future moves for my 66! Matt
  3. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Keep the updates coming, your rolling right along! Matt
  4. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Disney has one! You can use my driveway too anytime, its a small step up from gravel thats for sure!!! You need to get yours going or else Ill be happy with where the GT sits for longer than I should and not want to waste money making it faster which would be WAY too responsible of me and we cant have that nonsense!!!!!!!!! Altho in all reality...not much more I can do for cheap and cheaps all I got! Matt
  5. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Fun for sure! Working on my driving and working around the track and weather conditions has been great fun. Glad to have a car thats relatively quick, reliable and that I can work on my driving in and see tangible results. The SVO back in the day would run like a raped ape up the twisty backroads to the track but once up there it was a turd and often wouldnt even run well enough to get around the pits cleanly much less down the track. The ST being FailWD was a pain in the ass no matter what I did at the track and the 66 was/is cursed. Runs good on the streets, put it between two concrete walls with timing equipment and it shuts down and fails you. The BlueCoupe and now the GT both loved every minute of it. The trip to the track and back were fun and reliable and it would get down the track and be fun to drive no matter what conditions. Matt
  6. Music city raceway Street night

    Last night was HOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. 90* (tho my car was reading higher) and the DA was around 3200. Guy I know up there who usually runs consistent 7.8s was running 8.0-8.1s but the track was hooking up really nice. Slapped the Nitto's on for one last shot to see what they could do and ran the following. 1) 7.96 at 89 with a 1.93 60. Straight off the road, 22psi cold in the tires, lazy launch to get a feel for it, bouncing off the limiter in 3rd quite a ways before the traps 2) 8.33 at 83.05 with a 1.86 60. Slightly more aggressive launch, missed 3rd finished in 4th gear. 3) 8.18 at 90.17 with a 1.98 60. Tried to let the clutch out quicker and bogged big time. Shifted to 4th at end of track from here on. 4) 8.36 at 86.68 with a 1.95 60. Bogged again, missed 3rd again. 5) 7.96 at 90.49 with a 1.89 60. Eased up on the launch, shifted every gear around 7200 rpm. Wasnt able to top my previous but was forced to take the extra shift to 4th due to the shorter tire and was no doubt feeling the heat. Got my 60s down a tad and I didnt even have time to really mess with the launch much. I dont doubt it had more in it at the launch. Best thing tho was the lack of hop/spin on the 1-2 shift. I was able to run it to 7200rpm without a squeek which helps a ton. Gonna sell these tires and pick up something taller and see if I cant drop the 60s a tad more and see where it gets me! Matt
  7. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    I figured last night was going to be a HOT one and that no records were going to be broken so to spice things up I decided to give the Nitto NT555R's one more shot just for kicks. Figured if nothing else I would try to get some decent 60's and see where it leads. Hot doesnt even describe it. I was melting out there BUT the track was hooking like crazy and I was able to click off a couple high 1.8 60s on very very easy launches. I tried to get a little more aggressive and would bog like a mofo both resulting in mid 1.9 60s. Even the 1-2 shift would hook without even a chirp except on one pass which was actually my best 60 of the night but ended up being a bust cause I missed 3rd and just finished the run in 4th instead. I got 5 runs in less than 20 minutes too because NOONE was going back to the lanes. Only downside was the shorter tires forced me to take the extra 3-4 shift at the end as I would bounce off the limiter in 3rd WEEELLLL before the finish. Here are some of my times: 1) 7.96 at 89 with a 1.93 60. Straight off the road, 22psi cold in the tires, lazy launch to get a feel for it, bouncing off the limiter in 3rd quite a ways before the traps 2) 8.33 at 83.05 with a 1.86 60. Slightly more aggressive launch, missed 3rd finished in 4th gear. 3) 8.18 at 90.17 with a 1.98 60. Tried to let the clutch out quicker and bogged big time. Shifted to 4th at end of track from here on. 4) 8.36 at 86.68 with a 1.95 60. Bogged again, missed 3rd again. 5) 7.96 at 90.49 with a 1.89 60. Eased up on the launch, shifted every gear around 7200 rpm. Like I said above, I was hot lapping like crazy and with the temps being 90* and the DA around 3200 Im happy as can be with those times. Apparently when the car grips it doesnt like to shift 2-3 sometimes, Ill look into it. If I would have stayed longer I would have liked to mess with the launch a bit more as well as my shift points. With full grip all the way down the track Ide like to make a couple passes shifting at 7200 like I was and then compare to a couple passes shifting around 6800 or so. With having to shift to 4th and it being so damned hot, I was happy to take my slips and head home PLUS someone oiled down the track so I bolted. Gonna pull these tires off the wheels and look for something taller, either a set of Mickey Thompson R's or maybe even look at some M&Hs but I was surprised at how well these things hooked up. Oh...and apparently I have to find a helmet before I go back. The guy handing out the slips and the guy directing the lanes were both radioed and told to tell me for some reason. Matt
  8. Music city raceway Street night

    DOH!!!! Thats ok, one day you will have that SS rolling and will have time to meet up and pound on some other street cars! Best excuse in here for sure...most rewarding one at least! Matt
  9. Music city raceway Street night

    Good luck!!!! Matt
  10. Music city raceway Street night

    Ok im definitely going. Got the Nittos bolted up last night, should be fun to see if I can manage to squeak out a better 60 vs the Continental all seasons. Hot weather be damned, Im gonna have some fun tonight. Matt
  11. Music city raceway Street night

    Itll be a ride thats for sure!!! Matt
  12. Music city raceway Street night

    DO IT!!! I was thinking that the other day when you posted about putting the street rubber back on it. Bet it still boogies! I wish I could steal your strip setup and see what the GT could do with some grip! Matt
  13. Music city raceway Street night

    Gonna be warm again but Im gonna head out tomorrow if all goes well. Might put on the NT555R's again to give them one more chance before removing them from the wheels and finding a more manual trans friendly setup to replace them. Last time out on them clutch protection didnt allow me to see if there were any gains to be had so this will be the deciding factory. Just gotta stay away from any wheel hop or I might be walkin home! Matt
  14. doooo iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttt. By the time you have those headers in and ready to go in the car you could have the converter in hand and ready to go at the same time. Sucker would wake waaay up and you could actually use the excuse that you got an auto because its better for racing and be right! That and some drag radials and that sucker would be nasty! Matt
  15. Random thought thread

    My GT is a TON more stable than any other ive owned or driven even with all the nannies off (fuse pulled) but I actually dont fool with that crap anymore. I go everywhere in "Sport" mode. I can do a burn out at the track or when playing around in Sport and Ive blown the tires off at the track and in the rain a couple times without it really interfering so long as it didnt pitch sideways which is when it will lightly reign you in. Again, even without it the car is super stable and rediculously predictable...again compared to previous rwd cars Ive driven. I used to curse that the 15+ Mustangs went to IRS but it launches well, hooks great, hops no worse than the solid axle S197 GTs at the Hill, rides amazing, handles great. Oh...and I can see just fine outta mine oddly enough. I thought Ide have issues but visibility is great. I still would love to have a Focus RS, I really enjoyed having a sporty 4 door and having the extra hook of awd woulda been awesome so Im betting your STI with some work would be amazing!!! Matt