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  1. Front driver's side suspension noise

    Driving home today I noticed a clunk/creaking noise when initially applying the brakes (the initial weight transfer moment) and also while going over speed bumps. I can feel the clunk in the brake pedal. Any ideas what I should look for first? I am going to try to diagnose and fix myself if easy...
  2. PittRace HPDE Tips?

    I'm heading over to PittRace for a couple of days at the end of May. I have never been there but have watched some videos; seems fun and a bit like VIR but without the long back straight. Any tips or tricks anyone might care to share?
  3. Rear rotor replacement procedure

    Does anyone have the shop manual pages describing the replacement procedure for the rear rotors? Thanks in advance! :like:
  4. RPM and air/fuel fluctuation

    In preparation for a track day I emptied my passenger side catch can and washed and re-installed my FP air filter. Upon first start up the engine seemed to be stumbling and the RPM was fluctuating as was the air/fuel ratio (falling to 12 and jumping up to 16). Any ideas what the problem might...
  5. Torque values for caliper bleed screws?

    Does anyone have the torque values for the caliper bleed screws? I just noticed I have fluid leaking from the screws at all four corners. So I either undertightened them or overtightened them. I am using a tiny 2.5 inch wrench to hand tighten them so I am betting on undertightened. Thanks.
  6. How is the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval for HPDE?

    There is a Track Night in America coming up there soon. I'd have to drive 7 hours there and then 7 hours back. Is it worth the trip? I've been to all the "local" tracks except NJMP: Summit Point (all three), Dominion, Pocono, Watkins Glen, VIR.
  7. Have you ever seen a new brake rotor that is out-of-round?

    Well now I can say that I have. My RH non-drilled rotor is a few mm out of round. I installed these rotors prior to my last track day and immediately noticed that the RH side front wheel was not spinning as freely as the LH side and seemed to be catching at a specific point. I had no time to...
  8. Some more brake questions

    I recently installed my new solid rotors. Now I find that the front wheels tend to not spin as freely as before when off the ground. The RH side is a bit worse than the LH side. I can spin them with one hand and they spin for a couple of revolutions, but they seem to "stick" at one particular...
  9. Are my Cup2s toast?

    It looks like I am starting to see some delamination. Can I get one more event out of them?
  10. A couple of brake related questions

    I'm prepping my car for an upcoming track weekend and have a couple of questions about the brakes. #1: Is it normal for a pad to wear unevenly? On my passenger side the front brake pads are thicker up top and thinner on the bottom. The difference is 1.5 mm. Both the inside and outside pad show...
  11. 3/36 is almost up. Ford ESP or no?

    Decision time regarding the Ford ESP is rapidly approaching. My car has 8675 miles currently. I drive it to and from work a few times a week in spring/summer/autumn and I try to get at least 6 or 8 track days a year out of it. I have always been of the mind that an extended warranty is for...
  12. Anyone know where to buy the OEM drilled brake rotors?

    So my order for the OEM drilled rotors was cancelled yesterday after about 2 months of waiting. Looks like the FR3Z-1125-E is available but FR3Z-1125-F (driver's side) has no ETA. I've called around to a few places and they seem to be out of stock everywhere I've looked. Anyone have any leads...
  13. Is there any reason NOT to run the Girodisc rotors on the front?

    My OEM drilled rotors have started to crack so I need to replace them. The OEM non-drilled rotors are around $700 for the pair. The Girodisc can be had for ~$1000. Is there any reason to not run the Girodisc? Is it a bad idea to run the Girodisc on the front but OEM drilled on the back? Thanks
  14. Ford Performance Ctek Charger Desulfation Mode

    I just hooked up my FP Ctek Charger for the first time and it is stuck in stage 1 or desulfation mode. My battery works well and is not malfunctioning. Is it normal for the charger to stay in this mode if the battery seems fine?
  15. Anyone ever order anything from bbwheelsonline.com?

    They have some good prices right now. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience. Thanks!
  16. Anyone purchase the OEM brake pads (FR3Z-2001-L) recently?

    Is there anywhere with these pads in stock?
  17. Some grease visible around the front axle boot. Normal?

    I just noticed this while changing my oil. Is it normal or should it be looked at? Thanks
  18. What are some common pain points on cars that see track duty?

    Hey guys. My car has been on the track a fair number of times now and I'm getting ready to do some end of season maintenance. I was wondering if there were some common pain points that perhaps are more likely to occur in cars that see track duty that I should look out for (other than the obvious...
  19. How do you guys clean track rubber off your paint and PPF?

    In the past I would just take a microfiber cloth, wet it, and then agitate the rubber spot until it disappeared. However this is a very time consuming process and I don't think rubbing in one area continuously (even with a microfiber cloth) is a good idea. How do you guys clean the rubber off...
  20. Is it advisable to flush the brake fluid in 35 C (95 F) weather with 80% humidity?

    I have a track day at Watkins Glen coming up and I'd like to flush my brake fluid. However the weather here has been terribly hot and humid. I feel like if I try to do the flush with 80% humidity I'll just end up introducing more water into the system than I have now (<2%). Or will it not matter?