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Old 05-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Is it really worth it to get?
Do you feel a difference in the car by how smooth it drives
Or turning at high speeds
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The Track Pack is a pretty good deal IMO for what you get. I think it's totally worth it. But, I wouldn't expect a huge difference in handling ... I believe there are slightly different spring rates but most everything else suspension wise is the same I believe. I think the LCA bushings are upgraded.
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Get the track pack. Very good deal for a Torsen with 3.73s and boss cooling. I would then upgrade the suspension. Stock was too high an bouncy for my taste.
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Yes. And yes
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IMO the only good things are the oil cooler, the brakes, and the differential. The wheels and suspension are not worth it at all because most likely you will upgrade all of that anyways, unless you truly plan to keep it stock... Does the track pack come with recaros too?
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IMO the only good things are the oil cooler, the brakes, and the differential. The wheels and suspension are not worth it at all because most likely you will upgrade all of that anyways, unless you truly plan to keep it stock... Does the track pack come with recaros too?
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Is it really worth it to get?
Do you feel a difference in the car by how smooth it drives
Or turning at high speeds
I get the feeling that you're misunderstanding what the track pack is and what it's supposed to do.

The majority of the mods are cooling to keep your motor and tranny cool on a road course. The suspension is pretty much the same as stock and should certainly be replaced if you're tracking the car.

The gears and brakes are the main performance mods, they will help with acceleration and (obviously) braking - but I wouldn't say they're going to make anything smoother. The Torsen diff will help with traction.


Bottom line - If you plan on taking the car to the road course or engaging in corner carving, yes it's a good starting point and its significantly cheaper than buying and installing the components after the fact. I would also recommend the Recaros as a $1500 option, since they are $3000 after sale.
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I get the feeling that you're misunderstanding what the track pack is and what it's supposed to do.

The majority of the mods are cooling to keep your motor and tranny cool on a road course. The suspension is pretty much the same as stock and should certainly be replaced if you're tracking the car.

The gears and brakes are the main performance mods, they will help with acceleration and (obviously) braking - but I wouldn't say they're going to make anything smoother. The Torsen diff will help with traction.

Bottom line - If you plan on taking the car to the road course or engaging in corner carving, yes it's a good starting point and its significantly cheaper than buying and installing the components after the fact. I would also recommend the Recaros as a $1500 option, since they are $3000 after sale.
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IMO the only good things are the oil cooler, the brakes, and the differential. The wheels and suspension are not worth it at all because most likely you will upgrade all of that anyways, unless you truly plan to keep it stock... Does the track pack come with recaros too?
I still think it's a good bang-for-your-buck if you're doing road course or corner carving. It would cost much more than $2500 for Brembos, Torsen diff, 3.73 gears, Boss radiator, Boss oil cooler, and a bunch of other goodies. I would be game for the $2500 just for the torsen, gears, rad and oil cooler if installed from the factory.
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I still think it's a good bang-for-your-buck if you're doing road course or corner carving. It would cost much more than $2500 for Brembos, Torsen diff, 3.73 gears, Boss radiator, Boss oil cooler, and a bunch of other goodies. I would be game for the $2500 just for the torsen, gears, rad and oil cooler if installed from the factory.
Yea I can't deny that, but it's overkill for 97% or mustang owners, so are the brembos I just installed, as are most of the suspension components lol
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Yea I can't deny that, but it's overkill for 97% or mustang owners, so are the brembos I just installed, as are most of the suspension components lol
I can't disagree with any of that. We are the kings of overkill!
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I didn't get it but that's because I was already over my budget haha
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I wish I could have found a good deal on a 2013 with track pack.. I was kind of set on it until I got to thinking.. I don't even know how to drive a manual transmission So I have a long ways to go before I can hit a track it drag strip.. My 2013 GT did come with 3.73's though.
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I wish I could have found a good deal on a 2013 with track pack.. I was kind of set on it until I got to thinking.. I don't even know how to drive a manual transmission So I have a long ways to go before I can hit a track it drag strip.. My 2013 GT did come with 3.73's though.
Really? Without the track pack? Interesting
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Really? Without the track pack? Interesting
Yup. It's on the window sticker.. it added like $500 to the price. It's what made me choose my 5.0 over all the other ones that were for sale.
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I get the feeling that you're misunderstanding what the track pack is and what it's supposed to do.

The majority of the mods are cooling to keep your motor and tranny cool on a road course. The suspension is pretty much the same as stock and should certainly be replaced if you're tracking the car.

The gears and brakes are the main performance mods, they will help with acceleration and (obviously) braking - but I wouldn't say they're going to make anything smoother. The Torsen diff will help with traction.

Bottom line - If you plan on taking the car to the road course or engaging in corner carving, yes it's a good starting point and its significantly cheaper than buying and installing the components after the fact. I would also recommend the Recaros as a $1500 option, since they are $3000 after sale.
Nah forget the recaros lol navi + automatic transmission + track package = a good amount of money :/ Thanks man appreciate it!

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Nah forget the recaros lol navi + automatic transmission + track package = a good amount of money :/ Thanks man appreciate it!

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You can only order it with the track and package with the manual transmission I believe..
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You can only order it with the track and package with the manual transmission I believe..
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Nah forget the recaros lol navi + automatic transmission + track package = a good amount of money :/ Thanks man appreciate it!

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I don't think you can get track pack AND the auto trans. If you're tracking the car you will regret not getting the Recaros unless you plan on putting in something better. The stock seats are very, very, very bad.

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You can only order it with the track and package with the manual transmission I believe..
Treed me!
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Yeah but living out in California driving on the 405 and 101 I would rather get auto transmission and my dad wont let me get Manuel

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I don't think you can get track pack AND the auto trans. If you're tracking the car you will regret not getting the Recaros unless you plan on putting in something better. The stock seats are very, very, very bad.

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Treed me!
Are the leather seats really that bad?

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Yeah but living out in California driving on the 405 and 101 I would rather get auto transmission and my dad wont let me get Manuel

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Are the leather seats really that bad?

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Well, they're designed to fit a myriad of people, including the morbidly obese. They are wide, flat, and have little-to-no support at any point. If you start thrashing the car you will be flopping around in the seat like a fish out of water.
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Well, they're designed to fit a myriad of people, including the morbidly obese. They are wide, flat, and have little-to-no support at any point. If you start thrashing the car you will be flopping around in the seat like a fish out of water.
+1 I like the cloth seats much better than my old leather ones. Cloth is a lot more comfortable.
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I was going to get the Track Package, but since I'll never track it I don't need the additional cooling stuff, I went with the Brembo package and 3.73s and saved a bit. It's got

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Front: 14" Brembo® Vented Rotors with Brembo® 4-Piston Calipers
19 x 9.0-inch dark-stainless premium painted aluminum wheels and nice meaty tires
Different Springs (131lbs Front / 167lbs Rear)
Different Struts/ Shocks (tuned for spring rates)
GT-500 Rear Lower Control Arms ( Higher Durometer Rubber)
Unique Electronic Stability Control® (ESC) Tuning
Unique Sport Steering Control Setting (EPAS)

It seemed like a great deal for everything it has in it.
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Thanks so much for answering my questions! Really appreciate it guys
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I was going to get the Track Package, but since I'll never track it I don't need the additional cooling stuff, I went with the Brembo package and 3.73s and saved a bit. It's got

(from Brembo50.com)
Front: 14" Brembo® Vented Rotors with Brembo® 4-Piston Calipers
19 x 9.0-inch dark-stainless premium painted aluminum wheels and nice meaty tires
Different Springs (131lbs Front / 167lbs Rear)
Different Struts/ Shocks (tuned for spring rates)
GT-500 Rear Lower Control Arms ( Higher Durometer Rubber)
Unique Electronic Stability Control® (ESC) Tuning
Unique Sport Steering Control Setting (EPAS)

It seemed like a great deal for everything it has in it.
To each their own, but you can get brembos under $400 if you look around and the suspension is nothing to write home about, most people that need that kind of brakes pull it all out anyways.
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Baer over brembo any day.
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To each their own, but you can get brembos under $400 if you look around and the suspension is nothing to write home about, most people that need that kind of brakes pull it all out anyways.
^ this, I got mine for $550 for brembos and new tps slotted rotors
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the diff and oil cooler are cool add ons. I wouldn't go out of my way to get a track pack .
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