Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: greenville, s.c.
AI builds : degrees of difference? or night Vs. day???
i am strategizing an American Iron buildup for the NASA series, and have a basic question or two:
platform is a 98 Cobra, with a 99 cobra motor in it
plan is to gradually gut it, suspend it, cage it, and then diet it.
goal is to drive it back and forth to the tracks for a few months - doing DE3/4, and club days, and maybe TT,
and then after a few (~4-6) months, eventually get a tow rig to haul it back and forth.
(this isn't on which i want input)
my questions involves:
when trying to decide between a suspension set up (griggs, Agent 47, maximum, steeda) how much better is one than another?????
to look at the advertisements, (to talk to company reps) some make it seem like there is a night and day difference. ad that going with someone else's package is a huge mistake.
Conversely, at least one person i spoke to, with one of the above said : "i have beaten folks with each of those other types, and i have been beaten by others with each of those, as well"
my other question is kinda parallel, but on brakes:
I have been cutting my teeth driving a CMC car, 1995 GT with cobra motor, and cobra 2 piston brakes. it has ducts, DOT-4, stainless lines, and hawk pads.
As i am now contemplating an AI buildup, my initial (newbie) thought, was "I gotta hop up the braking first"
This is true to a degree. but how far, and at what point?
to what degree are the current cobra brakes good enough? (assuming ducts, pads, lines, fluids, and perhaps rotors have all been upgraded)
or . . .
should i just opt in for some 4 piston brembos? or 6 piston willwoods, or ?the brake man's? from the begining?
i plan on running 17" rims, and not going above 13" rims
any and all thoughts/advice welcome.