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Old 02-10-2015, 01:25 AM   #1
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Building a Track going Mustang

I have a 2014 V6 mustang and I was wanting to make it track ready to take it out to a race track, but I'm not to sure what things I should do to it to make it a more suitable track going car. I thought it'd be a good place to start and with time upgrade to a more powerful mustang.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-10-2015, 01:51 AM   #2
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So far I just have the
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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What sort of track are you looking at going to? the best idea is to work on your driver mod before trying to build a monster
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We can do this ... note it's a GT but we can build the same type of package for a V6:



Shoot me a p.m. with your budget & we can look at different packages ... we can definitely take you to the next level!

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You have plenty of power if you are just starting out. Get some good tires pilot super sports or Bridgestone re11. Run about 36 psi cold in them. Take it to the track and see how you like it. Make changes based on what you feel not what people think you need. Most likely if you start to do it frequently you will do springs and adjustable struts shocks and drive again. Maybe next would be a watts link or brakes sway bars. I see plenty of guys having loads of fun with stock cars so don't feel you have to dump a bunch of money to drive your car at the track. Heck, there was a scion xb out on the track last time I was there. Have fun.
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The first thing that I would do is, un-hitch that trailer from the back of your car... That thing is going to slow you way in the hell down!
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For my first time out I was planning on going full on stock with better break pads and for my next time out I wanted to put some Nitto IVNO on it. I've read a bunch of great things about the tire! http://www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-invo-285-35-19.html are there better tires for around the same price or even better price? And I also have been told to get better fuiled for the brakes and engine but I'm not sure what should I get?
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Go to mmr's Facebook page and watch their "how to build a racecar" video. Very informative. I keep trying to figure out how to post it here but I can so if somebody can please do.

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Haha yeah I should!
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I think they took it down. Never mind!

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I have been letting the car decide what it needs to go faster...

What I mean by that is, I started auto-xing with a completely stock Bullitt and just drove it and let the weaknesses of the car, and my driving style, dictate what I needed to change to be faster.
Your biggest gain will be the tires. Look for ones with a 200 or less tread wear rating. They wear out fast but they are your best bang for the buck on the track.
As previously mentioned, just go out and drive your car the way it is. You don't need anything fancy to have a great time and the track experience is far more valuable than any modifications that you put on your car. Learn how to manage your tire pressure and that alone will make you faster.
And you will be surprised at how well a properly driven, factory stock, Mustang can do!
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I autocrossed my car completely stock and realized that it sucked, so I started to pump mods into it lol. Brakes felt fine so I knew what I had to do, suspension!!! Lol


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For my first time out I was planning on going full on stock with better break pads and for my next time out I wanted to put some Nitto IVNO on it. I've read a bunch of great things about the tire! http://www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-invo-285-35-19.html are there better tires for around the same price or even better price? And I also have been told to get better fuiled for the brakes and engine but I'm not sure what should I get?

I have invos. They break loose super easy and give no warning( they don't squeal ). I hate them. I'd go with the pilots.


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What kind of pilots? And what rating?
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I have been letting the car decide what it needs to go faster...



What I mean by that is, I started auto-xing with a completely stock Bullitt and just drove it and let the weaknesses of the car, and my driving style, dictate what I needed to change to be faster.

Your biggest gain will be the tires. Look for ones with a 200 or less tread wear rating. They wear out fast but they are your best bang for the buck on the track.

As previously mentioned, just go out and drive your car the way it is. You don't need anything fancy to have a great time and the track experience is far more valuable than any modifications that you put on your car. Learn how to manage your tire pressure and that alone will make you faster.

And you will be surprised at how well a properly driven, factory stock, Mustang can do!


Yeah I For sure will do that! And the big thing also for me will be brakes but I'm not sure what would be the best for a first time out?
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I have invos. They break loose super easy and give no warning( they don't squeal ). I hate them. I'd go with the pilots.


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From a dig they do.

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Yeah I For sure will do that! And the big thing also for me will be brakes but I'm not sure what would be the best for a first time out?

Just drive it 100% stock first time out. Maybe better pads like Hawk HPS


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From a dig they do.

He won't be racing from a dig


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Is this true? It's because I've done some looking up here and there and those were a well recommended tire.
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Just drive it 100% stock first time out. Maybe better pads like Hawk HPS


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Yeah that's what I plan to do for my first run out! And after the first is when I want to add more things to it and as I keep going out just add more and more for a better track time and more fun!
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Is this true? It's because I've done some looking up here and there and those were a well recommended tire.

Invos are great for track racing. But if you like drag racing there are better tires.


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Some good examples of "sticky" street tires, in your size, are BFG g-force Rival, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.
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Lol.
The Sport Cups may be a little extreme for what you want but I thought I'd throw them in.
If you want to get REALLY sticky tires, you can try a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tires.
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Some good examples of "sticky" street tires, in your size, are BFG g-force Rival, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.

Yeah for my next run out I'm switching to 19" wheels. And I'll look at those!
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Lol.

The Sport Cups may be a little extreme for what you want but I thought I'd throw them in.

If you want to get REALLY sticky tires, you can try a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tires.

Yeah lol I don't own like a Z06 lol.
Ok I'll look in those too!
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