I wasnt sure were to post this...
I have wanted to build and race a car for a long time now. Instead, I bought one already built: I got a great deal on my 429R and have owned it almost a year now. Don't get me wrong, THIS IS AN AWESOME CAR! But I'm afraid to drive it hard or do anything to it except maybe a pulley swap, should I be? I have taken it auto crossing twice and love it! I also want to do road course racing (dont care too much for boring, official 1/4 mile drag races- I can do that stop light to stop light, where it's more exhilarating )
I do agree with my dad that actual road course racing seems like a bad idea in a $46k+ car that i still owe $13k on... esp. since insurance doesn't cover racing activities, but is there really any danger of breaking my ride on the auto cross pad?
As for moding: It seems everyone on here has added fuel pumps, headers, cams, tuners, done blower swaps etc. Does this not decrease the value of these limited production cars? Or is the point that it doesn't even matter since we cant get blue book values on our prized rides anyway?? I have the itch to spend some $$$ but don't know what i want... I have looked at everything (and test driven some too) from late model fox bodies to the new 2013 5.0 these past few months to see which one i would buy to build as a dedicated track car (if $ were no concern of course) since I've been advised against doing that with my daily driver, and (currently) only vehicle. Assuming I keep the Roush, I have $12k that i could comfortably drop right now whenever I wanted to start my project car, though I am moving in a few months to CO so I want to wait till I get settled in a house with at least a 2 car garage. So lets says I'm 3-6 months out from pulling the trigger
What do u guys think?