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  1. Pete05

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    In the current era, that makes sense.
    Chevrolet uses Yellow on it's factory backed Corvettes.
    The Vipers have that Red with white stripes thing going on &
    Ford do the blue.
     
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  2. Bowtie-muscle

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    Shelby GT500 '13 (Flat Floor-Touring Car Version) #27

    Deep Impact blue with White Stripes
    Ray's 57 Extreme
    Aero Type B and Flat Floor
    Custom Rear Wing (forgot to write down settings)

    PP: 600
    HP: 621
    WEIGHT: 1400kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 56:44
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft/racing Hard
    OIL CHANGE - Yes

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 95 / 90
    SPRINGS - 11.00 / 6.50
    COMP - 4 / 2
    EXT - 10 / 4
    ARB - 4 / 3
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.08 / 0.04
    BRAKES - 5 / 7

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 149
    1ST - 2.800
    2ND - 1.950
    3RD - 1.500
    4TH - 1.215
    5TH - 1.020
    6TH - 0.870
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.650

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 16
    ACCEL - 11
    DECEL - 10

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Standard
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Standard
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Standard
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO -
    POWER LIMITER - 89.5%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Body Color
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Installed

    BALLAST - 12kg @ +50
    DOWNFORCE - 5

    NOTE: This car was tuned before the latest Ford Challenge but I used the suspension settings as a base for the GT500 550pp tuned already posted. Many of the other settings changed on that tune as it was tuned specifically for Willow Springs. Go to The Touring Car Event and enter Mt. Panorama with this on Racing Hard or any Supercar Festival Event on Sport Softs for some Shelby Fun.
    Enjoy!
     
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  3. romynovanda

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    if i want gray chrome, is "GT6 CHROME 004" fit for muscle cars? Because i confused see this color between purple or gray :odd:
     
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  4. Bowtie-muscle

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    You can, I have 4 Silver/Gray chrome chips but 3 of them came with the 15th AE. Personal preferrence, if you like it, use it.:):)

    I like the 009-N.
     
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  5. romynovanda

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    Hi bowtie... will you be the first to tune buick special?
    ;) Nobody do it. That is beautiful car.
     
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  6. Bowtie-muscle

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    I just may, have not gotten to it yet but I do have it in my garage. Let me see what I can do this weekend. FITT testing starts next week and I signed up for it, more testing less tuning, so I have to get in what I can before that.
    And I want to do some testing for the car of the month as well. So much to do, so little time. Will try though.
     
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  7. shaunm80

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    Where is the ballast position for this car? I am building this up now to give it a test review for you. :)
     
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  8. Bowtie-muscle

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    Good question :confused: gonna have to check when I get home, notes are there.
     
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  9. Bowtie-muscle

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    Checked my tuning sheet (notes) and the position is at 0. Should have just left the @ out and only had the ballast amount. Fixed now, thanks for pointing it out. :)
    But since you already reviewed the tune and painted it pink, I give you a :p.
     
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    Callaway C12 '03

    Laguna Blue Tintcoat
    Ray's 57Xtreme (Standard Size)
    PP: 500
    HP: 384
    WEIGHT: 1213kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 58:42
    TIRE(S): Sports
    OIL CHANGE - No

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 90 / 90
    SPRINGS - 11.50 / 6.50
    COMP - 5 / 3
    EXT - 6 / 5
    ARB - 4 / 2
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - 0.04 /0.04
    BRAKES - 5 / 6

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 124
    1ST - 3.075
    2ND - 2.085
    3RD - 1.585
    4TH - 1.260
    5TH - 1.045
    6TH - 0.900
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.700 (adjust here for longest straight)


    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 9
    ACCEL - 14
    DECEL - 7

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-plate
    CARBON SHAFT: yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Standard
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Semi-Racing
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Standard
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - no
    POWER LIMITER - 88.9%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Body Color
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Installed

    BALLAST - 0
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: Updated Feb 2018
     
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    Callaway C12 '03

    Enzia Blau
    Ray's 57Xtreme (Standard Size)
    PP: 550
    HP: 578
    WEIGHT: 1300kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 56:44
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft
    OIL CHANGE - NO

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 80 / 80
    SPRINGS - 12.50 / 7.50
    COMP - 4 / 5
    EXT - 6 / 5
    ARB - 3 / 4
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.08 / 0.04
    BRAKES - 5 / 5

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 124
    1ST - 2.775
    2ND - 2.025
    3RD - 1.615
    4TH - 1.340
    5TH - 1.135
    6TH - 0.980
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.200

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 12
    ACCEL - 14
    DECEL - 6

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Stage 3
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Semi-Racing
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Sports
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - No
    POWER LIMITER - 93.8%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Body Color
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Installed

    BALLAST - 87kg @ +40
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: Tuned at Willow Springs, in Arcade mode was fast as my Shelby GT500, ran a 1:17.764 with grip at low. The Shebly did run a 1:17.795 with grip on real however. Esay win at Willow in the Tour of America.
     
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  12. Bowtie-muscle

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    Mustang Boss 302 '13

    Laguna Blue Tintcoat
    Ray's 57Xtreme inch up 1
    AERO TYPE A

    PP: 550
    HP: 563
    WEIGHT: 1350kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 53:47
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft
    OIL CHANGE - NO

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 93 / 88
    SPRINGS - 10.30 / 9.00
    COMP - 4 / 3
    EXT - 10 / 5
    ARB - 3 / 4
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.05 / 0.00
    BRAKES - 4 / 5

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.500 // TOP SPEED TO - 124
    1ST - 2.845
    2ND - 2.090
    3RD - 1.620
    4TH - 1.325
    5TH - 1.125
    6TH - 0.985
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.700

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 9
    ACCEL - 14
    DECEL - 5

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Installed
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Stage 2
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Racing
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Sports
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - No
    POWER LIMITER - 95.9%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Body Color
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Installed

    BALLAST - 31kg @ +37
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: This may not be the fastest in the field but it should be comfortable and stable. hopefully well balanced. I had 3 different suspension setups, all close to each other, hope this is the correct one.

    **Also, should be the best looking :sly: My daughter liked the pic so much she put it as her background on her account.*How to drive a Chevy guy crazy, let him spend hours in this ride, over 250 miles, then ask if he wants the keys to his Camaro SS '10! :boggled: :dopey:

    Results

    Lap time Average - 5th (.571 behind first)(0.09 behind third!!)
    DC score - 1st
    Full review list - here
     
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  13. Bowtie-muscle

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    FITT Ford Tuning Challenge - Mustang Reviews

    by biffa3:

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    Time - 1:17:240
    DC - 10
    What can I say about this car. Easy to drive, good turn in and rotation and easy to get the power down. Comfortable and quick too. Bravo sir.


    by Lionheart2113:

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    Time: 1:17.577
    DC Score: 8.0
    Review: Stable tune and felt comfortable in the car. Slight understeer from mid to exit it nothing major. Gearing took me a few laps to get used to. Nice job!


    by Bowtie-muscle:

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    Lap time - 1.:17.234 - DC - 9.2

    Will not say much about my own tune other than I think it is one of the 3 best I have submitted for FITT challenges, and like the other 2, will not win. A touch more understeer thru the sweepers than I remembered and I did not match my best time during testing. I do believe it is one of the easiest to drive and be consistent with but I will let others be the judge of that.


    by DolHaus:

    @@Bowtie-muscle – 1:17.743


    DC - 7.5


    Didn't have any major problems but it didn't excel anywhere either. The car seemed to have a slight delay between steering input and the car reacting, I can only put this down to the soft rear springs slowing the weight transfer. It wasn't a major problem but took a few laps to get used to and could make the car tricky to save when I got it wrong. Brakes and transmission seemed fine, didn't really notice any problems there apart from maybe 2nd and 3rd being a bit far apart. All in all it was fairly competent but just too safe to be fast, a decent race tune perhaps.


    by fourevaboostin:

    @@Bowtie-muscle =1:17.734 DC:8..5-it took me no time to grab a feel for this cars configuration. gearing was perfect for the long sweep of turn 2 and it kept me solidly on the racing line. braking on deceleration was easily predictable which played a big part on my ability to brake late on turns 3 and 5. weight distribution was a key to this cars great rotation.


    by ImToLegitToQuit:

    @@Bowtie-muscle 1:17.386 DC-8 very safe car. not bad at all, and not in an understeery kind of way. it was safe in an inspiring confidence kind of way. I could have put a lap together in the 16's if i had more control over the wheelspin. a few clicks here and there and this would have been much faster for me. I do believe that in it's current form it is a better car for the masses though. nice job.
     
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  14. Lionheart2113

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    No space reserved for the Focus reviews? It's a good car, would be worth it!:tup:
     
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  15. DaBomm4

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    Here you go Lionheart, you probably skimmed right over it.
     
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  16. Lionheart2113

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    Yep, sure did!:banghead: Thanks DaBomm.:cheers:
     
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  17. shaunm80

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    You can have the Camaro keys if you want.. It was tuned with the Z06 in mind.. well, i hope its near the standard of the Z06. On another point, just reading through your tune, you have gone a different direction in your suspension but it looks good on paper. Best of luck when this tune is tested!
     
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  18. Bowtie-muscle

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    See if it pays off, maybe, maybe not. I think I am getting too far away from the norm lately. Might not be good.
     
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    International 550PP WTC Mount Panorama (Sport Soft) Winner! :tup:

    A joy to race! Those GT cars never knew what hit them... :mischievous: Despite their efforts in ramming me...

    Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.jpg
     
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    Nice :tup: that is where I run my "Touring Car" creations. Fun and I need to get better at Mount Panorama :O
    Although I do tune them elsewhere first.:dopey:
     
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    :tup: The car is great, handles the track bumps superbly, despite being a low car... I'll be testing it on the other races of 550PP WTC to see how it does...

    And between the COTM reviews, i'll try building the "Shelby TC" and take it for a spin on MT.Panorama... :)
     
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    Buick Special

    PP: 550
    HP: 566
    WEIGHT: 1225kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 54:46
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft
    OIL CHANGE - No

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 85 / 87
    SPRINGS - 11.50 / 6.15
    COMP - 3 / 4
    EXT - 7 / 6
    ARB - 2 / 5
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.08 / 0.04
    BRAKES - 6 / 6

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 137
    1ST - 2.180
    2ND - 1.555
    3RD - 1.200
    4TH - 0.980
    5TH - 0.830
    6TH - 0.720
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.650

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 12
    ACCEL - 12
    DECEL - 5

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Standard
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Semi-Racing
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Standard
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - no
    POWER LIMITER - 98.0%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Yes
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Yes

    BALLAST - 108kg @ +50
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: This is a real tricky car to tune and drive, but when you get it right it can be fun. Throttle control and patience with the throttle are a major benefit. I found early braking and rolling thru the corners works better than trail braking or hammering throttle early. Tuned at Laguna Seca, consistent low 1:31.xxx lap times. Will also run at Willow Springs, this means it can be used for Tour of America allowing you to grab some funds! Did not try at Indy Road Course, might not work as well with those slower corners. If you try, please feel free to share your thoughts.

    Thanks for looking and Good luck!

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  23. Pete05

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    Personally, I would've preferred PD include the original showroom version rather than this SEMA example.
    It looks like the rear suspension has collapsed :odd: :yuck:

    Thanks for trying to make it driveable anyway :) :tup:
     
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    I feel like I want to take the rear ride height and jack it up all the way but the handling is horrible if you do. Really do not like that slammed rear look, but some do.....oh well, to each their own I suppose. I made it drivable to a point, do not push too hard though :scared:
     
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    International 550PP WTC Grand Valley Speedway (Sports Soft) Winner! :tup:

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    International 550PP WTC Mount Panorama (Sports Soft) Winner! :tup:

    Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.jpg

    Same as the "NSX TC", however a bit less responsive (steering)​
     
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    She is a heavy weight who likes to go really fast in a straight line, cornering can never be as responsive as the nimble NSX.:) Hope you enjoyed earning some cash while driving those bad boys.
     
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    Sure did! :tup: :) Looking foward for more "TC" versions!

    It's just a matter of being a bit more gentle with her... ;) :lol:
     
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    You are missing a part to get to the correct stats on the car, leaves the car 26HP underpowered. Intake tuning might help with that. :D Review to come when I get through the Focus Challenge. Good luck. :tup:
     
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    :confused: I will have a look at my notes tonight, did not realize it. Thanks for letting me know so I can fix.

    Your GT Mustang has a nice look, gonna start testing tonight or tomorrow, Good Luck. :tup:
     
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    Totally forgot to check this with testing the Mustangs:dunce:, yes it is supposed to have the intake tuning installed.:rolleyes: I messed up when I posted, thanks for catching it.:)
     
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