I drive a 2011 GT
with a Roush Phase 2 SC and some other basic mods and am well pleased with the performance. I would however like to upgrade the ride/handling of the car and improve the brakes to a level more in keeping with the vehicles performance capabilities. I am not a Dragster nor am I an Autocrosser. I do like to demonstrate the cars capabilities to the unsuspecting idiots who want to play. I have spent considerable time searching this and other Mustang sites and have learned a lot but really need the input from those of you with more experience. With this in mind I need suggestions from the more capable in these areas.
1. Tires and Tire sizes. I need to have "all season" tires and I want to maintain the factory 18" wheels. Handling and braking are first, ride is second, road noise is a close third. I want the largest tires I can safely use on the stock wheels. It seems to me that Tires are the most important mod as any handling and braking improvements are directly related to tire performance
2. Handling mods. This is a DD and I want to keep a civilized, comfortable ride but improve the handling if possible. New shocks and struts seem to be the way to go. Konis? KYB?. Probably don't need manual adjustability.
3. Brakes. Brembos and the like seem to be overkill although I would love to have them. Would the standard Factory brakes with upgraded pads and hoses do the job?
Thanks to all in advance for your input. It is appreciated.