Okay guys, I understand and like I said I plan on doing brakes, Stop piling on like I'm a frickin retard. Its people like me that actually race their mustang and are trying to improve its balance, not being a jerkoff and thinking that a blower is going to make my laptimes faster. Fact is that I also drag race and its easier & cheaper to run a SC to get good 1/4 times on a stock longblock.
No you dont need slicks or a SC to run 12's, but mine will do it on a moderate budget and be reliable, so whats wrong with that?
Say what you will, but my 315/35 Nitto drags at max psi dont have any flex to speak of, and offer great traction. I plan on getting the 555R2's in 275/40/17's up front to help with understeer.
I only ever go to T&T and rentals, so I DONT overdrive MY car, nor my abilities. I actually do take it easy on the brakes since I know they are a weak link. I much more enjoy mid-corner grip than slamming on the brakes to extract every ounce of entry speed. I only go for fun, no wheel-to-wheel racing, so I'm no so concerned with going to the extreme like alot of people are. I ALWAYS ALWAYS brake early, way earlier than even the stock brakes require. Like I said its my daily/weekend driver, so I dont abuse it or try to make it perform anymore than it can.
BTW I have a 2 core aluminum Fluidyne rad, 180* t-stat, and probably will get at least a new OEM water pump, if not a electric unit this year. So it runs nice & cool right now, as far as the last 2 events went. I'm sure with the S-trim it will run hotter, but we'll see how it holds up.
You guys need to just take a step back and give advice, not talk down to me like I'm throwing retarded ideas out there. I know I need brakes, thats pretty obvious.
I only go to the road course maybe 3-4 times a year, so in all honesty its not worth the money to drop $1k on a dedicated set of racing wheels/tires. I'd love to, but its just not in the budget.
From the research I've done so far I'm leaning towards the 99+ PBR calipers, new OEM's in the rear, & SS lines.
That leaves me with decent brakes (ok aholes at least better than 94 GT brakes), so should stiffer shocks be next? i've heard good about the Mach 1 bilsteins, or what adjustable aftermarket shocks work decent in both drag & handling? I know dual-purpose suspensions are tough to setup, but I'm just looking for a nice compromise. Decent ride with minimal bodyroll, and then soften it up when I go to the drag strip, and stiffen it up at the road course.