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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012 Thread Starter
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Track Question

When I bought my Mustang I wanted it to be a no frills DD/drag/track car. I have to drive by Eagle's Canyon Raceway(Facilities - Eagles Canyon Raceway ) near Decatur, TX on my way to work. Last week I stopped in & watched. It looks like a whole lot of fun.

So, how bad of a beating are my Brembos gonna get? One of the instructors told me the regular GT's end up going home early because their brakes start fading pretty badly.

There was a '13 Boss there & you could really smell the pads when it went into the hair pin.

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well you don't have to drive like you are Mario Andretti, but a rotor and pad upgrade and some stainless steel lines would sure be a good investment...I have the nice two piece rotors, EBC pads and the lines on my Cobra, it stops like you are dropping a boat anchor behind you..
My worry would be that if you raced it and took it in for warranty work...Ford not real keen on that

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If you are doing an HPDE-type event with an instructor and group classes then you won't need to worry about making any upgrades as your speeds will be limited. As you start getting faster you will be able to feel where your car is weak and upgrade from there. Generally a quality brake fluid(Motul RBF600 or equivalent) and some decent brake pads would be all you need. There are plenty of threads on this will all of the information you need.
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It really depends on you and how advanced you are. I would not go to a road course with street pads, especially the stock ones, they won't hold up long and will probably be bad on the rotors as well. If you plan to do a track day I would change to racing brake fluid and depending on how hard you drive use Hawk race pads. You might be alright with Hawk HP Plus pads, but if you are pushing the car the race pads are the way to go. You're welcome to PM or call me if you'd like any help setting it up, enjoy.

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