Should've bought a base GT
Specs & Mods
- Ownership Status
- Currently Own
- S197 Model
- GT 5.0L
- Mods - Handling
Vorshlag camber plates, -2.7 degrees and 0 toe (maxed)
Bilstein Shocks and Struts
BMR Handling Springs
BMR SB041 38mm Front Sway Bar (currently full "soft")
BMR Poly Adjustable UCA and mount
BMR Poly Non-Adjustable LCAs and relocation brackets
BMR Poly Adjustable Panhard bar
19x11 square Apex SM-10 (et52 with 25mm spacers and ARP front studs)
305/30/19 Hankook RS4
S550 6-piston Brembo Brembo brakes w/ G-Loc R12 pads
3" Cooling Ducts
- Mods - Power
Ported Cobrajet Manifold
Twin 67mm Throttle Body
ARH Headers, Hi-Flow Catted H Pipe, GT500 Borla S-Types
Dyno tuned by Kevin Hand @ Wicked Motorsports
Exedy Hyper Single Clutch
Bob's Passenger Side Catch Can
Factory Boss 302 Radiator
Setrab 640 oil cooler (Boss cooler removed)
- Mods - Exterior
GT500 rear valence (for axlebacks)
Billet front grilles
Stillen front Splitter (almost certainly useless due to how flexible it is)
- Mods - Interior
OMP WRC-R Seats
Boss Gauge Pod
Autometer Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Water Temp Gauges
MGW Race Spec Shifter
GT500 Steering Wheel
- Background & Plans
Got the car new in March 2014, GT Premium Track Pack w/ comfort package.
I was talked into trying an HPDE 2 months later and it was all downhill from there...
On a relatively low budget, so at this point I am focusing on consumables and seat time (with a few tweaks here and there).
I try to get to 3-5 track days a year, as much as budget allows.
This spring a Maximum Motorsport 4-point roll bar is going in, along with harnesses and a HANS.
I might also try to improve front end airflow with some Racelouvers vents and a gt500 fan assembly.
I should probably get around to adding tow hooks.
I've been toying with the idea of trying the 300lb H&R Race front springs instead of the 240lb BMR ones.
I will be installing a switch on pin 5 on the ABS module to keep AdvanceTrac off, as it has begun to turn itself back on. I now need it off on-track as it interferes even in mild spirited driving since installing the 305 square setup.
Finally, I want to try to improve the rear end instability on braking as it is killing my confidence and pushing my braking points way out.