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Old 09-04-2018, 01:57 PM
marceroscott marceroscott is offline
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Default New to AS 2005 Mustang

Hello all,
Well i have made the jump from Spec Focus to AS. I am starting the build from a 2005 Mustang GT. Whats everyone's thought on FP or RP? Car just has an Air Intake and 3.73 Gear. 61K Miles engine runs good, im not really wanting to dig into the internals yet, rather just get some seat time before any of that is done.
The car will mainly be club raced at Waterford Hills with a few traveling races.
The GCR seems pretty confusing to what can be done from RP to FP with that car and weight Etc. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you Scott
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:57 PM
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Scott --

This group will jump in quite a bit with help. I assume that the engine is a 4.6L V8?

Basically, RP is a stock engine, trans, axle. FP runs 5 or 5.7 L V8s with a carburetor.

The rest of the rules are pretty much the same, chassis prep, brakes, roll cage/safety, suspension. Starting with your spec line will help, giving you some options specifically for your car.

Getting out on the track with what you have is good for learning.

I personally have a 3rd gen Camaro FP car.

If you have any specific questions for me, feel free to PM me here. If you want to have a long conversation, through the PM (Private Message), I'm happy to provide my phone number.

Pam Richardson
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:27 PM
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Yes it is currently a 4.6.
Thank you every little bit of info helps.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:18 PM
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Scott --

My apology for not completing the drivetrain info on the FP cars. FP has the option for aftermarket transmissions and solid rear axles, like the Ford 9 inch.

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Old 09-05-2018, 10:24 AM
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Default Rim and Tire Size

Getting a lot of different opinions on this. Whats everyone thoughts?

17s or 18s

If i go 17X8 what is the best tire size? some say 275-45-17 Others say it is to wide and to go 255-45-17?

And how about 18s
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:58 AM
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Scott,

I think you'll find the majority of us stuff the 275 on the 8 inch rim, even those running 16" rims. I take it you are going the RP path since you are considering the 18" rim.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:15 PM
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Yes it is a stock fuel injected 4.6
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:46 PM
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You can always put an old fashioned 302 in it
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:38 PM
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Scott-
I race a RP 4th gen Camaro. The RP route is by far the most cost effective and simple approach in AS. Follow your 2005 RP spec line, as each RP/FP chassis has specs that are different.
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