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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019 Thread Starter
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Really need some opinions here guys

I am in the market for a new car and dont know what to buy.

If YOU were going to get a Mustang between 2011 and 2017 and YOU were going to be using it mostly for bracket racing on the weekends and driving it to the track, what year would you get and why? I am sure everyone knows bracket racing is more about consistency and not about being the fastest. I am sure i will do some mods and make some improvements but which car should i get to start. I personally like the looks of the 2013-2014 better and i like the fact that it has the old school 8.8 straight axle. But what would YOU do?



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IMHO, get an 80's car...less electronics and a much sturdier drivetrain 9in general) that you can build easily or even swap out drivetrains to gain as much or even more power than the newer cars....and they have been raced for decades meaning less R&D is required to get it going down the track fast & straight.

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If you are mainly going for bracket racing, i'd go for the s197 over s550 without hesitation for the lighter version and as you said, solid axle.
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Excellent question!

Been thinking along those same lines.

We've got an '01 Cobra Mustang, but the wheel hop is insane & the PO already hurt the motor auto-crossing with the car.

Thinking it's time to look for something easier to work on & can take a little more abuse.

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