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Making mods to my '13 PW GT

Old 2/27/13, 06:10 PM
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I approve. That is a nice color combo. And I have yet to see it on the newer models
Yeah, I think the stripe color really pops with all the white and black. We'll see what they have for tape colors when I take my car there. On their website they have a color called tomato red, that might be the color?

I'll have them install the stripes, I have no experience with that work.

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I think the tomato red color is the more red version of what you wanna do but I'm not sure what that color is called
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I like the Nova wheels you've chosen..........but with your user name, I thought you might like these


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Wow ! You have really been busy ,great transformation ,doesn't look like the same car. The lowering ,imho, is the greatest improvement that you can make to a GT. Got my springs, just have to do it.
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This is a great thread, lowing is something I'll be doing this summer, thanks for the write up, can't wait to see more!
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Olds442- Is that Roush front splitter hollow? I bought a coping saw to cut with as I dont trust my hands with an air saw, but it looks like it is solid. Could you elaborate on your cutting experience?
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Originally Posted by Twin Turbo View Post
I like the Nova wheels you've chosen..........but with your user name, I thought you might like these


http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...utoModClar=1SS



I looked at those and thought about it. Actually if the Dazzler wheel was available in argent or silver instead of black I might have bought them.
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Originally Posted by karrnutt View Post
Wow ! You have really been busy ,great transformation ,doesn't look like the same car. The lowering ,imho, is the greatest improvement that you can make to a GT. Got my springs, just have to do it.
It's not a bad job. You need a spring compressor for the strut springs and an impact gun makes it much easier to get the strut nut off. Give yourself a good chunk of a day, it won't take that long but some things you'll want to think through, for safety if nothing else.
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Originally Posted by Xar View Post
This is a great thread, lowing is something I'll be doing this summer, thanks for the write up, can't wait to see more!
Thanks, Bro!
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Olds442- Is that Roush front splitter hollow? I bought a coping saw to cut with as I dont trust my hands with an air saw, but it looks like it is solid. Could you elaborate on your cutting experience?
Yes it is hollow. You can do it with a coping saw. It'll take longer but you'll get the same result. Have a sanding block handy to clean up the edges. Don't worry about being exact but once you have the area cut out make sure it is flat without bits of plastic sticking up.

Get the front of the car up in the air high enough so you can slide under and see what you're looking at. Give yourself 2-3 hours to do the job and take your time and think it through. It's not complicated but measure twice and cut once. A short socket and ratchet are needed for the original splitter in the wheel openings otherwise a nut driver was the way to go for me.. Go for it, it's not hard, you'll do fine!
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I ordered the American Racing Nova wheels. I also special ordered a set of Toyo Proxes 4+ tires from Discount Tire.

I ordered a set of 295/30/20 for the rear they have a section width of 11.9" and a tread width of 11.6" with a height of 27.1". The section width is 1.9" wider than the wheel or 0.95" per side. The tread width is a whopping 3.4" wider than the 235/50/18 stock tires! They are 0.15" shorter, hopefully that won't be an issue with looks. The wheels are 20x10

I ordered a set of 255/35/20 front tires with a section width of 10" or .75" per side and a tread width of 8.7" that is about 0.5" wider than stock and about 0.25" shorter than stock. The wheels are 20x8.5

The sidewall bulge from the section width is close to the same and the height is very close so looking at the tires they should appear to fit the wheels identical, giving the same look. The Toyo tires are MUCH cheaper than other tires I was looking at. About $240 for the rears each and $198 each for the fronts. I'll reuse the pressure sensors for the factory wheels into the American Racing wheels.

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This is a great thread. I like what you have done so far. The string trick to align the rear end with the PHB is a great idea. I like the stance and I'm looking forward to seeing what the new wheels and hood look like once they all come in.
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This is a great thread. I like what you have done so far. The string trick to align the rear end with the PHB is a great idea. I like the stance and I'm looking forward to seeing what the new wheels and hood look like once they all come in.
I had to make an appointment with UPS Freight for a delivery on the hood so I won't get it until Monday. But, it is here so that's good.

I went to Discount Tire to pay for my tires, when the wheels get here I'll get them mounted and installed. The rears are W I D E! I hope they don't stick out past the wheel opening! You can see the front and rear tires are the same height so the stance won't change from what I have now.




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Wow! That's a lot of meat you will have under the car. Nice.
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Wow! That's a lot of meat you will have under the car. Nice.
I hope it works out like I planned! You're right, that is a lot of meat! I hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew.
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My Cervini Type IV Ram Air hood and side scoops came today. My son, Brad, came over to help me install the hood. I put the side scoops on while waiting for him to get to my place.

I bought the parts prepainted and the color matches great. Everything was well packaged and there were no chips or scratches.

















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I did a test fit of the side scoops and placed a strip of painters tape along the top of the scoop so I had something to align to. The side and bottom pieces provide a guide to show me where I need to clean before sticking the scoops on.





The scoops fit very well and I like the shape of the Cervini scoops better than the triangular Ford scoops.




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No hood pics!? What is this?? And you're going to need some wheels badly after this
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The hood install wasn't too bad, it took about 2 hours by the time it was completed. The drivers side required a 3/16 shim at the hinge to raise it to the fender height, the passenger side was high in the front corner. Adjusting the front hood bumpers fixed the front alignment.

I had to remove the front cover to get easy access to the hood latch. The latch had to be slid about 3/8" so there wasn't interference when closing the hood.






The windshield washer plumbing didn't go as well as I would have liked. The washer lines were plumbed through the weatherstripping and where I cut holes in the weatherstrip it tended to tear. I'll probably have to replace it at some point. If I do it again I will probably be able to make a cleaner install.



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No hood pics!? What is this?? And you're going to need some wheels badly after this
I hoping to have the new wheels this week!
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