I may go with Ford OEM right now to maximize my money so I can get the brake ducts too. I'll have plenty of time after COTA in May to get some slotted ones. Unless there is a super deal somewhere on the Girodisc.Two schools of thought when it comes to rotors. Buy one of the best, Girodisc, or buy stock Ford blanks. Huge cost difference, same with wear. You will be swapping out the Ford discs 2-3 times for each set of Girodisc rings. If you like tinkering with your car, Fords may work out for you. If you want to bolt them on and get max time out of them, Girodics.
Appreciate the tip. OEM rotors for now it is. I'm starting to think smarter, just second guessing myself.OEM rotors are inexpensive, readily available, and they have a lot of thermal mass to dissipate heat. I'd prioritize getting ducting before aftermarket rotors.
Aftermarket ones are better for overall longevity, better cooling, but most notably, rotating AND unsprung mass reduction.
Does the TrackSpec have under trays?There are a lot of options outhere for hood.
You can buy carbon fibers hood with some openings
You can installe the hood vents ( i have the trackspec Motorsports ones. )
Your bigbissue for my understanding is the diff.
There are few options outhere (and i think you bought one of them) so you might want to install the full tilt boogie.
I also know Vorshlag is working for their own version of diff cooler.
Terry and I have mishimoto cooler. It is actually well done however the kit request some adaptation to fit the 18.
The bigger issie for the oil temp...we don't know the oil temp cause is calculated not measured. I'm planning To install a gauge soon on my mishi sandwich plate. To have some real data.
Trans temp. You dont have this issue (licky you )
210 on diff is not superbad. Check fluid level tho.
Also bring a leaf blower at the track. After the session
From the back poor some water in front of the blower and "spray the diff".temp will decrease immediately. (I know sensor is there but the drop remains after 1hr so it is a real drop)
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I definitely appreciate your words of encouragement @Fair ! I would really like to bring my car up to you and see if your brake cooling kit will match up to the spindle of the Magna Ride equipped Mustangs. No one I’m aware of makes them.Just found and read this thread. Wow, looks like you are really getting hooked! I see a lot of upgrades in a fairly short amount of time, including... well... a few parts that might not necessarily belong on a street car, and definitely not for a novice. Yet some folks are encouraging more of the same (which is to be expected). But most of what you have is good stuff.
Listen to the more experienced guys like Drew, who are giving you the best advice. Things like keeping the OEM rotors - there is virtually zero gain to be had going to $800/pair 2-piece rotors. The stock bits are really good, and with some brake cooling should work very well for you.
Keep entering track as many track events and having fun, and always ask for an instructor until they ask you to be one. Throw up some videos or lap times at Texas tracks so we can see how you are doing. The only link I saw so far was a video that was removed.
Just know that you don't have to buy every single thing available for an S550 all at once. Tires, brake pads, entry fees, fuel... those expenses are normal. But about 80% of the crap made for Mustangs is there just to make somebody money, and nothing more. Shiny, sparkly doo-dads abound. If you ever want anyone to talk you out of an upgrade, just call us at Vorshlag. We talk more people out of more "stuff" than anyone. They call me the #DreamKiller because I keep people from wasting money.