It's been a decade but I have a Mustang again

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sweet ride, congrats! will you be attending Ford Nationals in Carlisle PA 6/4 - 6/6? i would like to gather several different colored 2021 mach1s together for a photo-shoot. hope to see you there.





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Appearance package is only FJG. Handling package with any color.
Not sure why, but I was under the impression that the handling package was only FJG. So glad to hear it's not the case. That blue is spot on...not to mention would make a great partner for my Bronco :sunglasses:
 
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I haven't had time to get digging into the camber plate thing yet. I saw something in the book about some bolts that have to come out which frankly is a pain in the ass.

I already have some Pagid RSL29s inbound to my place, going to try and take it to the track night in America at Pitt Race on the 27th. Hopefully it doesn't rain.

Update on the steering much better with a very slight toe change. I suspected it was towed out I never even actually threw plates on it just to check I figured I would give it a whirl to just toe it in a little bit, I went one flat on each tie rod that's it. It's markedly better. My guess is the cars just aren't totally settled when they set the alignment and when it settles a little bit more I think it probably changes the toe setting a little too far out. I heard a similar thing from a friend with a GT350.
 
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Welcome back from the dark side, Sam! :crackup: Did you buy off the showroom floor or special order it? If you ordered, when did you order it?
I ordered it on January 5th it came in on April 1st if I remember correctly.
 

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Velocity Blue looks great on the Mach 1! We need more pics.

Is yours a base or premium car?
 

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Update on the steering much better with a very slight toe change. I suspected it was towed out I never even actually threw plates on it just to check I figured I would give it a whirl to just toe it in a little bit, I went one flat on each tie rod that's it. It's markedly better. My guess is the cars just aren't totally settled when they set the alignment and when it settles a little bit more I think it probably changes the toe setting a little too far out. I heard a similar thing from a friend with a GT350.
Sam, did you adjust rear toe?
 
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Sam, did you adjust rear toe?
Front only. Haven't touched anything else yet. Although I did pull the michelin's off and put some RT660s on it. Not nearly as all over on less than perfect roads.
 

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Congrats -- great looking car and color. My only gripe with these is the wheel arch/well gap - those tires are too small of a diameter for those wheel arches/wells IMO. 305/35/19 would have looked better to help fill the gap; same complaint for the GT PP2 with 305/30/19s.

The 30 profile lowers the center of gravity...
 

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I haven't had time to get digging into the camber plate thing yet. I saw something in the book about some bolts that have to come out which frankly is a pain in the ass.

I already have some Pagid RSL29s inbound to my place, going to try and take it to the track night in America at Pitt Race on the 27th. Hopefully it doesn't rain.

Update on the steering much better with a very slight toe change. I suspected it was towed out I never even actually threw plates on it just to check I figured I would give it a whirl to just toe it in a little bit, I went one flat on each tie rod that's it. It's markedly better. My guess is the cars just aren't totally settled when they set the alignment and when it settles a little bit more I think it probably changes the toe setting a little too far out. I heard a similar thing from a friend with a GT350.
Do you have any details for the Nubie/Weenie in the crowd about such adjustments?
 
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Gurney flap?
It's on now. Wasn't installed in the photos because the splitter extension didn't come in. I was going to leave it off until it did and then I just screw it and slapped it on.

I'm kind of booth eagerly anticipating its arrival and in a strange way, not. It's certainly going to make getting in and out of certain places a little more difficult including my own driveway. But I know it's functional, and I know it looks badass.
 

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I think your steering might be due to tram lining, my 19 bullitt does this a lot. It follows contours of the road like crazy. Just a thought
 
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I think your steering might be due to tram lining, my 19 bullitt does this a lot. It follows contours of the road like crazy. Just a thought
Absolutely. When I added a little bit of toe in it helped a ton. You might want to check yours. I've been doing things with alignments and toe settings and autocrossing and track and stuff for years and it was pretty apparent that that's what was going on. In fact it was so apparent I literally put one wrench flat of toe in on each side I didn't even bother measuring it because I was so positive, And I wanted to see if I was right. And it got better. And it doesn't matter because I have an alignment next week anyway so I figured I'd try it and if it didn't work I'd just take it back out
 

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