Hi all... I drank the cool-aid last summer at my first HPDE in my Mustang, and quickly realized that I had a LOT more car than my puny driving ability was able to handle. Winter came around, and I needed a daily-driver, so I went out car shopping, looking for a clean older Focus with a manual, and wound up buying a 2007 ST new. I'm picking it up in a couple of hours!
This car will undoubtedly wind up as a Spec Focus in a couple of years, and will be used during HPDEs to work on the much-needed "driver mod" during my quest for a comp license, but needs to retain street functionality as long as possible.
Not even having driven it yet, I can't tell you what I like or dislike about the brakes or suspension yet, but my understanding is that the suspension and brakes are the replacement for the SVT package. Is this correct? IS there a spec-legal brake upgrade available?
With the suspension, I would assume that the smart thing to do would be to drop in camber plates, the Multimatic dampers, and the new lower FRPP springs. Would this be correct, and how much would the ride suffer?
I'm not overly worried about "maximizing" the car at first, since I still need to learn how to drive on a track, but if I do want to stiffen up the car a bit, I really don't want to spend the money twice, and I DO like good brakes. SS lines are being ordered Monday, along with (more) Motul RBF600 for a full flush. Also, does anybody have the Earls SoloBleed part number that fits this car?