First and foremost get a great alignment done. Enough said.
Second, I would recommend putting a good set of Carbotech pads for race/street use. They are about the closest thing to a race pad that you can get. Hawk also makes a great set of pads but their technology is about 2 years outdated. Brake pads are going to be your best bang for the buck. I would also recommend running some ducting to cool the brakes. This is going to be the most cost and performance (track time) effective upgrade.
Bigger brake calipers/rotors are great but the only thing they do better than your stock set with race pads is cool down and avoid fade. This is important for full race cars but for 15 minutes track days runs your stock calipers are more than enough (especially with brake ducting).
After brakes the next limit will be your tires. A good Bridgestone is almost as good as a R. Tires will increase everything in your car from grip to braking and acceleration.
I would follow these with LSD. After that do all your suspension at once; that way you will aleviate the tedious re-tuning associated with suspension changes. Sorry I couldn't write more the girlfriend is forcing me out the door.
Happy Motoring and yes it can be competitive. I run with corvette's all day long. :)
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- Re: More time on the track, MTAERO, Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:15:28
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