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Starting from stock: What are the essentials to become track ready?

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I've seen a lot of threads talking about the US stock brake rotors overheating when taken to the track.

For a Stinger fresh off the lot - what are the essentials to be ready for the track, and what are the most affordable options?
 

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For a Stinger fresh off the lot - what are the essentials to be ready for the track, and what are the most affordable options?
If you're taking the car to a road course, number one mod sway bars an sway bar endlinks, front & rear plus a oil catch can for the PCV side of the engine. Number two, go with ATQ subframe chassis collar kit, lowering springs or coilovers.

The stock brakes on the car are crap, If you have the money get some slotted rotors & some stoptech brakes or EBC brakes.
 
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If you're taking the car to a road course, number one mod sway bars an sway bar endlinks, front & rear plus a oil catch can for the PCV side of the engine. Number two, go with ATQ subframe chassis collar kit, lowering springs or coilovers.

The stock brakes on the car are crap, If you have the money get some slotted rotors & some stoptech brakes or EBC brakes.
Wow, that's quite the shopping list, lol. I don't doubt all of that will greatly improve handling, my question is more 'What is the minimum the car needs to be driven hard without risking some sort of mechanical failure'
 
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Wow, that's quite the shopping list, lol. I don't doubt all of that will greatly improve handling, my question is more 'What is the minimum the car needs to be driven hard without risking some sort of mechanical failure'
When I drag raced Mustangs, it was a question of:
  1. Discover the weakest link
  2. Replace the broken part with an upgrade
  3. Discover next weakest link.
  4. Repeat.
 

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Wow, that's quite the shopping list, lol. I don't doubt all of that will greatly improve handling, my question is more 'What is the minimum the car needs to be driven hard without risking some sort of mechanical failure'
The minimum I would go with would be sway bars sway bar endlinks & brakes. The reason you would want to change out the endlinks is because if you install a bigger sway bar the stock endlinks will fail..
 
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What tires are you on? First, I'd replace those before mechanical bits. Next, the OEM pads won't take many laps...so those need to go. The OEM sways and links won't fail you, they'll just prevent you from going faster in the corners. Same with the subframe bolts. Lastly, don't go before changing your oil from the factory fluid.
 

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Brakes and brake fluid are important upgrades. Nothing ruins a day at the track like brake fade.
 
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What tires are you on? First, I'd replace those before mechanical bits. Next, the OEM pads won't take many laps...so those need to go. The OEM sways and links won't fail you, they'll just prevent you from going faster in the corners. Same with the subframe bolts. Lastly, don't go before changing your oil from the factory fluid.
Stock tires, Michelin Pilot Sport. I was thinking brakes would be first, then the sway bars. I'll have to wait a bit after blowing all my fun money on the brake upgrade though..
 

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