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Hi everyone, New Shelby owner here ('17 GT350).. I'm absolutely loving it and looking for some cruising buddies in Houston/Galveston. I'm normally around Houston or Galveston on the weekends and always looking for some people to drive around and have some fun with!
GR40SS Super Street Complete Chassis System - Lateral Link Adjustable Panhard Bar (Urethane/Heim) - Rear Anti-Roll Bar No Thanks - Rear Control Arms Adjustable Rear Control Arms (Urethane/Heim) - Wide Wheel/Tire "315 Kit" for use with wide wheels/tires $4k before shipping and install Also going to add Stainless brake lines and aftermarket rear diff cover while they are in there. Wheel and tires after that. So I've settled on the above suspension kit on my '11 GT500. I've decided to build the "foundation" first and end with a power goal of 750 rwhp. As of now, I'm completely stock save for an Airaid filter, resonator delete, Hurst straight shifter, and Amsoil fluids. I've only owned the car since December 2013. 2nd owner. My daily driver is a 2008 Infiniti G35, so this car sits in the garage a lot. I've ridden in a friend's '11 C6 Grand Sport, and he has the optional wheel/tire package from GM. He's running 325's in the rear, and he's able to accelerate hard out of turns with ZERO loss of traction and hop. The rush was very intoxicating. I want this kind of handling for my GT500. I've tried to price out a full coilover-suspension kit with torque arm, LCAs, UCAs, and I always end up near Griggs' price. Any way, unless ya'll have any better suggestions for suspension, I'd like a list of reputable GT500 shops in the surrounding area that have installed Griggs. I'd even consider driving to Austin or Dallas for a weekend to do this. Thanks.
Fun Ford Weekend Houston @ Royal Purple Raceway https://www.facebook.com/events/1467605713462146 Please share this event. Let's make Fun Ford Weekend Houston a big event this year! __________________________________________________ Event Schedule and Details: Friday, March 28 Vendor Gate Opens: 3:00 PM Legal Street Racing: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM Saturday, March 29 Vendor Gate: 7:00 AM Gates Open: 8:00 AM Test N Tune: 9:00 AM Car Show Registration: 8:00 AM-12:00PM Time Runs Begin: 11:00 AM Qualifying Begins: 12:00 NOON Car Show Judging: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM True Street Cruise: 2:20 PM Eliminations: 3:00 PM Car Show Awards: 4:00 PM GATE PRICES Adult Spectator: $15 Pit Crew: $20 Children 12 & under: FREE Car Show (Car & Driver):$25 Test N Tune: $30 Swap Meet: $25 (1 20×20 space & 1 gate Entry) Car Corral: $25 (1 20×20 space & 1 gate Entry) RACER PRICES (Full Body cars must be Ford Body-any power plant allowed & Open Body cars must be Ford Powered) All cars must pass NHRA Safety Technical Inspection. ET Bracket Classes Fast Ford (Electronics Class – 1/4 Mile) $40 Quick Ford (No Electronics Class – 1/4 Mile) $40 Street Ford (DOT Tire & Registration Required – 1/4th Mile) $25 Tuff Truck (any Ford Truck – 1/4th Mile) $25 Heads Up Classes 11.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35 12.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35 13.0 INDEX – 1/4th Mile $35 Mod, Coyote, 351 Windsor Motor – ¼ Mile (.400 Pro Tree) $35 Street Cruise & Drag Race Class (A 20 mile street cruise & 3 back to back 1/4 Mile runs) True Street – 1/4th Mile $35 CLASSES *FAST FORD – Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own STREET FORD – Street Legal, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run *TUFF TRUCK – Street Legal 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree. TRUE STREET – 1/4 Mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run PURSE & PAYOUTS ET Bracket Classes Fast Ford Winner $1000 Runner Up $300 Round Money $30 Quick Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $200 Round Money $30 Street Ford Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Heads Up Classes 11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Mod Motor Winner $250 Runner Up $150 Coyote Motor Winner $250 Runner Up $150 351 Windsor Motor Winner $250 Runner Up $150 True Street Race Classes True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100 10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY CLASS RULES FAST FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree Fast Ford Winner $1000 Runner Up $300 Round Money $30 Buy Back $30 Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit QUICK FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree Quick Ford Winner $800 Runner Up $200 Round Money $30 Buy Back $30 No Electronics Class, 1/4 Mile, Full Tree, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, must leave off footbrake STREET FORD – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree Street Ford Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15 No Slicks, DOT Tires, Registration Required, All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit TUFF TRUCK – 1/4 Mile, Full Tree Tuff Truck Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY Buy Back $15 All Run Field, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit 11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree 11.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20 12.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20 13.0 INDEX Winner $250 Runner Up $100 Buy Back $20 Pro .400 Tree, All Run Field, Closest to Index without going under, No Throttle Stops, Any Power Adder Combo Allowed, Any Tire Size Allowed, No Weight Limit, Ladder BY Previous Round (Closest Reaction Time) TRUE STREET – 1/4 Mile, Pro Tree, All Run True Street Winner $250 Runner Up $100 10.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 11.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 12.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY 13.00 Winner TROPHY Runner Up TROPHY All vehicles must conform to these guidelines: 1. Must be a Ford bodied or an Open Body that is Ford powered. 2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles. 3. Any style cylinder head is allowed. 4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted. 5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted. 6. No minimum race weight is required. 7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted. 8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted. 9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs. 10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car. 11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing. 12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins. All drivers must have the following: 1. A current, valid driver’s license. 2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested. 3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment. 4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate. 5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless. 6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race, and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars. Road Cruise: 1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise. 2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification. 3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants. 4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver. 5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area for True Street participants which is the Return Road in front of the main grandstands. 6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified. 7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles. ) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once the racing commences. 8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified. 9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification. Race Procedure: 1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles. 2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car. 3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class. 4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area. 5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed. 6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree. 7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners. Winner – Quickest average E.T. of three runs Runner-up – 2nd Quickest average E.T. of three runs 10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds 11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds 12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds 13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds 8. All results and decisions from the Fun Ford staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Fun Ford car show tent. All cars must pass track and/or NHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the elapsed time, and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules. Show Car Categories: - Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-12 - Conversion (Ford powered vehicle) - Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc. - Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive - Thunderbird - Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon - Rod (pre-1949) - Lincoln, Mercury - Nostalgia- Post 1950 - Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup - 1990-Present SUV & Pickup - 2013-Present Display only (Non-Judged) - Roush, Saleen, Steeda - Shelby - SVT 1993-2004 * Special Awards to include: Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show and Best Race Car.