Well, since we havent found another site locally for autocross (was an old military airfield but is now a hurricane debris site) I have been planning on attending a few open track events next year. A tire trailer and tow hitch are on the mod list. Also brake ducting, possibly torque arm w/ rear coil-overs, and some engine mods (intake, rockers, and injectors). The first thing on the list is a new MC and brake booster (as mentioned in my other thread).
I've been contemplating finishing up my 347 and dropping it in. But, the tired old 5.0 is just still running so damned good! Also, I just don't want the hassle of sorting out all the tuning issues that go along with a new engine combination. :crying:
Adding water temp & oil pressure guages (already aquired)
purchasing cheap set of 17" rims for some open track tires
contemplating unloading my saleen chromies
maybe buy a truck so I can trailer my snake to the events. LOL
the car will remain primarily street however...
- Finish ABS install (going at my typical glacial pace).
- Ship car to mainland, move to mainland, get back to the tracks I've been missing for the past 3 years!
- Maybe a new hood / revised front aero.
- Install brake cooling ducts.
- Get exhaust re-done (from H-pipe to X-pipe, and some different mufflers)
I splurged already and got
-MM Adjustable LCAs
-H&R race springs, Bilsteins
- Poly in the front
-aluminum rack bushings
-new rack, power steering cooler
-spherical sway bar endlinks
-solid steering shaft
- 17x9's w/ 275/40 MX's
I just got the car off the stands last night. Stance is awesome and man is it stiff!
I still need to get my corbeaus, an AutoPower 4pt, and some ultra shield padded 6 point harnesses.
-trying to sort out understeer issues--stiffer springs or play with some sway bars.
-decide on whether to keep 16 x 8 wheels w/245/45-16's or switch to 265/45's. Maybe move up to 17x9's w/255/40-17's??????????(if anyone has input here please advise)
-get the motor tuned
Oh, and my list is just car #1 (Mustang). For car #2 (Subaru)...
- get JDM 5-speed STi Torsen-type front diff installed
- get Cusco "Tarmac Gear" center diff installed (35% front/65% rear torque distribution)
- acquire Quaife rear diff and get installed
- rebuild engine?
- new header/cat combo?
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