Ideas for getting ready for first time track days in 2022....

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You need more negative Camber when on track, so as the car corners and rolls the weight of the car to the outside, you maintain the biggest contact patch possible - Tires to Tarmac.

First DE weekend

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and Now

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Some of the Mods : Listed HERE. ⬇⬇
Nice evolution there. yeah I see what you mean about the mods. My goal for now it to learn how to and enjoy driving my GT at higher speeds it was designed to go to but preserve it's ability to be a nice road trip sports car too. If that means doing some garage tear down and reinstall that's okay .
 

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Do you have lap times comparison between day 1 and now as well ?
First DE1 times at VIR were around 2:28 (but I have previously tracked cars in UK)
Now running 2:10’s, looking for Sub 2:10 in 2022.
 

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I'm having the whole front done in Expel PPF. It will stop at the doors.
no need to spend that kind of money. leading 18 inches of hood, leading 6" of roof if you want, leading face of rear haunches. The rest of the bumper is just plastic anyway. If you're tracking the car, it won't ever be show worthy again. And if gets so bad you can't stand it anymore, the same $1000 can buy you a new facia and paint.
 
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no need to spend that kind of money. leading 18 inches of hood, leading 6" of roof if you want, leading face of rear haunches. The rest of the bumper is just plastic anyway. If you're tracking the car, it won't ever be show worthy again. And if gets so bad you can't stand it anymore, the same $1000 can buy you a new facia and paint.
I was doing the PPF for myself and keeping it as close to original as possible., That said, to me there's no point in having a sports car that can go 155 mph and not learning how to handle/drive it plus going somewhere you can do it legally. Life is worth living.
 

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I have never seen a Mustang Vert on track, they have always been Coupes.
Considering that Ford have never managed to fix the Hood flutter at 130+, how does the ragtop hold up..?
 
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I have never seen a Mustang Vert on track, they have always been Coupes.
Considering that Ford have never managed to fix the Hood flutter at 130+, how does the ragtop hold up..?
Wouldn’t most orgs require a roll bar on verts?
 
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Wouldn’t most orgs require a roll bar on verts?
Some do and some don't depending on the event. the SCCA Track Night in America I think just requires a helmet but it's not a HPDE event. I'm expecting I'll have to invest in a rollbar.

About the other poster on the ragtop holding up, I guess I'll find out at some point. ;)
 
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I'm going to mention something funny (like strange funny *) I originally posted in this forum but nobody bothered to make any comments, well one person not helpful. So I posted in S550 knowing lot more folks are there, now the mods moved it to the Track forum. LOL
 

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Try to Google Earth the track. This might help you with cornering if it's a brand new track to you
 
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Try to Google Earth the track. This might help you with cornering if it's a brand new track to you
Right now any track will be brand new to me. ;-]
 

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Right now any track will be brand new to me. ;-]
Go ahead and get a concept of the track from a bird's eye view.

That way you kind of see where your difficult turns are going to be, obviously seat time is going to be key
 

 
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