Laptimz FP350S Build

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“Some stories need to be written, while others have a tendency to write themselves.”

This statement reigns true for Matt Paige’s GT350 build. If you ever have the fortune of meeting Matt you will quickly learn about his meticulous nature. That attention to detail has translated itself into the build process for his Avalanche GT350. All avid track enthusiasts understand the importance of getting the right parts at the right time. Luckily, our time came to provide a set of track ready Signature Wheel SV702 for his build. The wheels only make up one part of this story, and I think the rest is better told in Matt’s own words. Check out his impressions from his most recent track day at Sonoma Raceway and parts list below.

“As far as results on track the most notable improvement has been the reduced feeling of un-sprung weight. Transitions (particularly the esses) are far more easy to manage and the car changes direction with much less effort. The increased track width in the rear has helped a TON. The car feels more balanced front to back now with the setup I'm running (31mm spacers in front). Another added benefit with the square setup of 11" wheels over the OEM 10.5" is the sidewall rollover (possibly unique to the GY 3R tires I run) is no longer an issue. The sidewalls feel more consistent and I'm not feeling as washed out on the front end. I'm pushing the car probably 15% harder just due to the fact that I have more confidence in the setup and more accurate feeling from the grip on all 4 corners. I improved my PB at Sonoma by over 1.5 seconds with worn tires and boiled brake fluid and rotors that are on their last leg. So takeaways are un-sprung weight, better sizing, consumable cost savings for rotations (HUGE) and good god do these wheels look ridiculously sexy. I have never been more happy with a build from top to bottom. Final note is no BS, I have bought thousands of dollars of aftermarket high end parts, and this customer experience from front to back was head and shoulders above all others 110%. When I am paying a premium for a service or product I expect premium communication, ease of accessibility and accurate delivery on promises in a timely manner. This entire process delivered on all of those aspects of business (if not exceeding my expectations which they did). This is what creates a return customer....and I will be for sure”

GT350 MODS

FP springs
APR GT250 wing
Custom Resonator Delete
Custom Drive Control Mount
FP350s trunk support rods Tig welded
Capaldi Racing Splitter
Capaldi Racing HD pencil rods
Quick latch 1” bumper clips
MM Camber Plates
Caliperflexion bolts
FP Front Tow Hook
FP Rear Tow Hook
R Splitter
ST43 pads
JLT Catch Can
Sparco pro ADV Halo seat
Planted seat Brackets
Universal Seat Sliders
Cooltech belt clips
Watson Racing Roll bar
Schrothe 6 pt Harness
Watson Racing Rear seat delete
SRP Pedals
Wide Angle Rear View Mirror
Gorilla Lugs
Gas pedal spacers
31mm Wheel spacers
MSI Extended R Spec Studs
Open End Lug Nuts
BMR Camber Bolts
AWE Exhaust valve remote
Bemaro Red Shelby overlay
ZL1 addons splitter guards
AJ Hartman Splitter Biscuits
Ford Performance Air Intake
Gold reflective Heat Shielding
Ford Performance Windshield Banner
Laguna Pipes (High Temp heat wrap)
Black Vynil Roof Wrap
LaminX Yellow Headlight film
Steeda clutch Spring
FTB Rear camber arms
Carbing gold shift knob
Billet 3” shifter extension
MGW Shifter
FP Front and Rear Sway bars
FTB Front sway bar end link
UPR Ford Billet Oil Drain Plug Magnet
J&M Frnt Cntrol Arm Spherical Caster Bearing
19x11 et50 Signature Forged SV702
FP Tie Downs
Redline Hood Struts
Carter Customs FP350s Hood Vent
Singular Motorsports GT250 End Plates
NRG 2.5 Quick Release
NRG Short Hub Adaptor
SABELT 733 Ferrari Challenge Steering wheel
Aerocatch hood pins
AiM SOLO2 DL
AiM Smartycam
ASR Harness Bar Reels

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Bloody O that is one hell of a build. Beautiful.
 

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I love this build so much. Those wheels just set the whole thing off too.
 

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Great write up Terrance and it was great to chat with you at the Mini Nats. Also great to finally meet Matt in person and sit down and have a burger with the boys.

I couldn't help but to snap a potato pic in the garage.
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Someone that has a giant wing and actually takes it to a track to use said giant wing, nice.
 

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Great build & business advise as well. I dig the Laminex yellow on the front lights, gotta get me some!
 

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Start the video at 7:55. The car is a GT3 Cup Car (GTS I believe). Keep in mind I have a passenger and there are no trophies for HPDE, therefor I was not going to attempt an aggressive pass. The lesson here is when you see someone in your mirror for this long, proper track etiquette dictates a point by. Granted this is the open passing advanced group. I still didn't know this guy and didn't trust him (as evident by his line selection/ braking points).

 

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Awesome build. Congrats! Absolutely love it.

I didn't notice a CF Driveshaft in the list, maybe I glossed over, but did you also add that in as well? I did notice the MGW shifter! :sunglasses:
 

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