I am betting it is packaging and reliability. Have a big V8? Superchargers package better, and the potential power advantage of turbos doesn't matter much. I don't think anyone has put in the work to get centrifical superchargers to meet OEM reliability standards. For example, having...
See all the reliability complaints about the 8250 rpm GT350. Getting another 1000 rpm would probably double the price of the engine, and a lot of people would complain it didn't have enough torque.
Slap some BOSS decals on a Mach 1 and you basically have a BOSS (higher winding 5.0, check...
Being loud a few times a year is a lot different than being loud everyday. Pretty sure the agreement allows x number of loud days per year that gets reserved for important events. Everybody else has to play under the limit.
How much do these wheels weight?
Given these prices, I would just get stronger and lighter SVE wheels.
20x10.5 +30 would be pretty pokey on the rear, combine that with taller tires and you are in danger of rubbing or worse.
Why go to 20's? It might help if all your tires (& wheels) where the...
Not on a road course. Which is why figuring out your desired use matters.
Plus Car & Driver did a test of a dealer that was selling Mustangs plus aftermarket super charger kits. And despite a claimed 700hp, they were only slightly faster than a standard GT and slower than a GT350.
Why did you want a V6 Mustang?
Why do you want a Twin Turbo Mustang?
Why do you want a GT350?
It's kinda like a kid saying I want a dog, or a cat, or a gerbil. Wildly different things that are good for completely different things. Good luck playing fetch with your pet, when it is a cat or a...
+35 doesn't require a spacer but can be a bit borderline pokey in the rear depending on camber.
I use +40 wheels with a 5mm spacer up front (gives you effectively +35). You only need the spacer up front with wider than average 285s.
"Any tricks to making these cars better for this application?"
Read the rules before modding the car.
Look at national results before picking a class. You want to pick a class where the car is competitive.
Mustang GT class options:
FS - pretty competitive
STU - not competitive
ESP - so so (M3...
Yes I had a Lotus 7 clone at one point with pure slicks. And raced a few places without a fully paved paddock. After driving back to my parking spot, the tires would pick up so many rocks and pebbles you could hardly see the rubber "tread". Even paved paddocks and access roads often are...
Don't they have a Tech line?
I don't know what they sell. I doubt the PP wheels would clear the bigger brakes. Obviously GT350 (& R) wheels will. PP2 maybe?
Aftermarket wheels will be lighter and probably cheaper (which is why I don't worry/know about FP wheels). Just look for GT350...
The tire guy wants to sell you new tires. not help you stretch the life of the tires you have. Rotating tires to different wheels is fine as long as the sizes are compatible like they are here. The old Goodyear spec tires for the SRF were a single size, with a 5.5" F / 7" R wheel stagger...
An interesting comparison may be to the Ford Racing School Cars.
Square wheel & tires (rear 9.5" PP wheels all around [needs a front spacer])
and I think more track oriented pads
No "stop the hop" rear diff stuff, which if you ever autocross or time trial, will bump...
A curry comb works for cleaning the tires. In particular, when you have rocks and pebbles imbedded in the rubber (very common with soft slicks).
For just rubber pickup, I usually don't worry about it. Just do a little scrubbing on the warm up lap.
Trying to convert an existing car is cost prohibitive for Magneride.
In choosing a car, step 1 what is your planned usage, step 2 what do the rules says if you plan to use it in competition, step 3 what is the real cost of the options/mods.
A lot of times Magneride is often only available...
But the GT500 can refuel and be ready to go again in 5 minutes. While the Telsa will be ready to go again in 8 hours. Plus the GT500 will be much faster on a road course.
The last road course test I saw of a Tesla (at VIR Grand), the car the car overheated and started pulling power halfway...