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Old 07-21-2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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Anybody autox their S197s? What're the parts that get beat up, and what'd you go with when you replaced them? I'm thinking clutch and brakes take the biggest beating
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Clutch not so much...

If you decide to really start running them set aside some money for brakes and tires. You'll eat through both in just a few events. Just be sure before buying anything you look at what class you are wanting to run and plan any mods accordingly. Spend some time with the car mostly stock to learn and go from there.
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yea seems the biggest improvement in time will simply come from experience... and autox a car you an afford to break down with and not have to worry about how to get to work the next monday.
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The thing that I use the most during runs is tires and brakes. Tires go away quickly. It's also brutal on your tie-rod ends and depending on the course surface the ball joints. My tie-rods are shot after two season and I'll replace them with either the Steeda bump steer kit or the Scrot drake one, don't know yet.
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I didn't realize things got beat up that quickly. I was hoping the factory brakes would last till next spring, I don't really mind the tires. Haha if only the car was a little lighter... But I figured the best thing I could do was just get some time behind the wheel, thanks
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If youre thinking about brakes, I can only advise one mark.... Brembo!! Brembo 14"' rotors and 4-piston calipers! Stock brakes is an embarrassment on the GT. But you'll need 18"'rims at least for caliper clearance...
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If youre thinking about brakes, I can only advise one mark.... Brembo!! Brembo 14"' rotors and 4-piston calipers! Stock brakes is an embarrassment on the GT. But you'll need 18"'rims at least for caliper clearance...
Brembo brakes and aftermarket wheels will throw him into a much more competitive class with cars that he quite honestly won't be able to keep up with. If you're truly going for competitive reasons, leave the car alone and learn to drive 1st, then move from there.
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Hahahaha, I understand. First things first!
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Brembo brakes and aftermarket wheels will throw him into a much more competitive class with cars that he quite honestly won't be able to keep up with. If you're truly going for competitive reasons, leave the car alone and learn to drive 1st, then move from there.
He's absolutely right. I have to run in SM (street mod) and have to battle these pesky all wheel dive Subarus and such. It sucks..........
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In other words, he shouldnt be thinking about horsepowers and tuning, but when we talk about brakes, it's for safety reasons. It's easy to highspeed while driving à Mustang so I think it's for the best to choose à good brand of brakes even if it's expensive. Stock brakes and Brembo is NOT comparable! And it's not for show off either. Dont you agree?
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In other words, he shouldnt be thinking about horsepowers and tuning, but when we talk about brakes, it's for safety reasons. It's easy to highspeed while driving à Mustang so I think it's for the best to choose à good brand of brakes even if it's expensive. Stock brakes and Brembo is NOT comparable! And it's not for show off either. Dont you agree?
Brakes alone will move the car beyond a class it's competitive in. Just learn the car, modify when you have some direction.
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Clutch not so much...

If you decide to really start running them set aside some money for brakes and tires. You'll eat through both in just a few events. Just be sure before buying anything you look at what class you are wanting to run and plan any mods accordingly. Spend some time with the car mostly stock to learn and go from there.
ur exaggerating that a little bit in my experience lol i still have my stock tires and brakes (got new brake pads) and have ran at least 8 if not more autox's on them. theyve all been about 60 second courses as well. i think that with the tires its bc i have the hard pirelli pzeroes. besides for the autoxs they have 33k on them
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ur exaggerating that a little bit in my experience lol i still have my stock tires and brakes (got new brake pads) and have ran at least 8 if not more autox's on them. theyve all been about 60 second courses as well. i think that with the tires its bc i have the hard pirelli pzeroes. besides for the autoxs they have 33k on them
I could be mean...but I'm refraining. His car will go through brake pads and tires quicker than your car because it will carry more speed around the course.
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I could be mean...but I'm refraining. His car will go through brake pads and tires quicker than your car because it will carry more speed around the course.
haha i understand but do you think the speed could be that great of a difference? bc on some courses ive run only a second slower than my dads 11 5.0.
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I wasn't looking so much for new mods to do, more for what to expect haha so I can plan my finances accordingly
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I didn't realize things got beat up that quickly. I was hoping the factory brakes would last till next spring, I don't really mind the tires. Haha if only the car was a little lighter... But I figured the best thing I could do was just get some time behind the wheel, thanks
Hey "dimo", that yellow part in your signature line, does not show up. That color does not work well on here, I had to change my line and stuff that I had used that color on too.
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Hey "dimo", that yellow part in your signature line, does not show up. That color does not work well on here, I had to change my line and stuff that I had used that color on too.
Thanks. I use the iPhone app and the signatures don't show up, so I wasn't quite sure how it turned out
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