Bill,Glad to have another Autocross/Trackraticus on the TMO Forum and thanks for giving all of us a solid history of your racing sickness. Now there is no cure , but this is a virus we all have here and we find the only thing that suffers is our Visa or Mastercards, ha. One never knows how the V6 Stang will do, but you already have evidence that some of the bigger machines can be sleepers against the small imports -- the V6 Camaro proved that at the Solo Nationals besides at your events. I am only 60 miles from the Solo Nationals site in Lincoln, Nebraska, and like you and your father , my son and I are running together ( though in his ASP Evo 9 ). Dave W and Auteaux , both run Mustangs and hopefully they will pop in here with some advice.
The tire choices for your Mustang will likely benefit most from the RE71S, BFG Rival S 1.5, or the sleeper from last year , the A052 Yokes. Hope to hear about your exploits when the Virus contagion is over and feel free to send me a PM ( conversation on this site) or an email , anytime.
I don’t know about ‘never recommended’, but is does seem like a bit of overkill on the rear damping. Even 1 turn is probably way too stiff.New struts/shocks with factory springs on a non-Boss V8 is never recommended. I'm guessing it's even more of an issue with V6 springs.
I think the tire spin is more of an issue with the sway bar than the Konis.
That and maybe a slightly stiffer rear spring like base Boss or LS, if you can find them.With less weight upfront then the V8 I would be tempted to trying no bar or a 18mm rear bar? I liked my car on corner exit with no bar, but the understeer was too much.
Unfortunately springs are not free to be changed in the "Street" autocross classes. I'd love to slap a set of Steeda Boss Comp Springs or Ground Control Coils, but a spring upgrade/further suspension modifications will have to wait until I make a jump to a higher class (I've got a desire to toss my lot in CAM-C with a minimum-weight Procharged build, but that's not in the cards for now). Until then I have to modify the car within the boxed ruleset of SCCA street class, where I hope to improve my driving in a rwd platform/learn the car.That and maybe a slightly stiffer rear spring like base Boss or LS, if you can find them.
Should help the weight transfer faster with OEM squat geometry.
I'm thinking stiffer springs might not be the way to go... With regards to the stock springs, they make "goobers" that have different rates that you can install...I thought other OEM springs would be allowed and why I suggested the OEM Boss and LS springs. That’s not the case?
I’m thinking those wouldn’t be allowed?I'm thinking stiffer springs might not be the way to go... With regards to the stock springs, they make "goobers" that have different rates that you can install...