Originally Posted by Riceater
I have a 2002 Mustang GT, Supercharged, and the motor will be rebuilt by March. I have a really stiff suspension and bigger brake calipers. My question is whats the best suspension setup/tires to run with on AutoX, I have Nitto NT555R's but I would prefer to not use those for AutoX becuase they are kind of expensive...
You'll need to be a little more specific than "a really stiff suspension and bigger brake calipers" if you want anyone to provide useful comments on what to change or what to keep the same. I'd be willing to bet that your idea of a "really stiff suspension" is significantly softer than what it will need to be.
Check out http://www.chasinracin.com/track-loc...es/index.shtml
to locate tracks that may be near you. Obviously out in the wide open MidWest you'll probably have to drive a bit, but Hallett (OK) and Heartland Park (KS) should be reasonably close (within a few hours drive), so you're in luck there.
Also take a look at www.trackschedule.com
. It's not at all an all-inclusive list of events, but it will at least give you some idea of what clubs to talk to about events out your way. I only see Heartland Park on their list, so you'd have to look elsewhere to find events at Hallett. I imagine the 2006 events will start showing up on trackschedule.com in the near future.
Another good link is www.opentracking.com
. Take a look at http://www.opentracking.com/track_events.htm
for a list of event organizers, including a section of clubs that run events in the Midwest. Oh, and don't be put off my marque-specific clubs (Miata Club, BMWCCA, whatever) - most clubs will let non-marque cars run with them. Until they fill the event up, the more people that come, the better things work out $$$-wise, so they're happy to have you. Some of the best events I've attended were Potomac/Chesapeake Region Audi Club events, and I've never even owned an Audi!
Last but not least, Stan's pretty much on the right track (no pun intended
). You're not going to be competitive at an auto-x most likely, but go out there and have some fun. I'm significantly faster in my Subaru family sedan than I am in my Mustang, but every one in while it sure is fun to unleash the beast at an event.
Good luck and have fun!