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Nice looking build. Why did you not get the handling pack from the get go? It was not available I assume?
Could you give me the part numbers for the front and rear HP wheels (birds nest)? I've been thinking about getting a set for my 350.
I signed up for one of the Track Night in America events. It sounds like they provide some basic instruction to beginners, but next time I’ll look for an event where I can get more one-on-one instruction.If you've never done any road course work then I'd strongly suggest signing up with a group that can provide you with an instructor. That is going to be worth more than anything you would need to do to the car, assuming you've got the correct air pressures in the tires. Seriously, the way you start can make a huge difference down the road.
Love the build too, great info. I have basically the same car and was thinking about adding bits and pieces from the HP option myself, so part numbers would be much appreciated.
Also, I would like to run my car stock for a couple track days before I start making any changes. Just curious if you spent any time on the track stock, or if you or anyone else has any advice for me before my first track day. I’ve done a lot of drag racing, but no track days yet, outside of SPEEDVEGAS.
I have similar desires, bought a non track pac car and want to up grade the suspension,first!Things are starting to come along with the Mach 1 as parts have finally begun to arrive over the past few weeks. My initial aim is to convert my "base" Mach 1 to a full handling package Mach 1, and then build the car up further from that. Some of the stripped and replaced "base" Mach 1 parts will be kept as spares and/or experimented with on the 2016 GT.
The GT500 spoiler and gurney flap were the first to arrive and came in gloss black. I had my favorite local body shop spray them in Ford Magnetic with a satin/matte clear coat. Install was straight forward, but removing the base spoiler and all the tape required a heat gun and was a pain.
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Days later, the secondary front splitter arrived. This install was also relatively straightforward; however, the provided instructions are actually for the GTPP2 splitter and not 100% accurate. 8 screws hold it in along with 21 plastic rivets...we will see how long the rivets last.
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Most recently, I received the HP bird nest rims and had Michelin PS4S's mounted on them. 305/30/19 front and 325/30/R19 rear. I opted away from the cup 2's this go around to have a little more wet weather flexibility with the car.
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The fronts poke out quite a bit and it is obvious why the HP cars get a molding on the front fender to cover the poke. I should receive the moldings in a few weeks.
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Over this past weekend, the Vorshlag camber plates and brake deflectors arrived. I will install these once the HP specific front springs arrive so I can install all of that at the same time.
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I am still waiting on many parts, but she is coming along. I should start getting the rest over the next few weeks including HP specific:
Front fender molding
GT500 mud flaps
Rear stabilizer bar
Possible rear seat delete
She also now has a track dedicated set of Gloc R12/R10 pads and blank HC centric rotors (not yet used). Street brakes are stock rotors with hawk ceramic pads.
My next track weekend is May 1/2 and with a little luck, I'll be able to get her out on the track with most of this installed.