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Track pack vs brembo, and recaro's worth it?

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Old 05-24-2014, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Track pack vs brembo, and recaro's worth it?

Hey all,
For various reasons that I don't want to get into I am thinking of trading in my 2013 GT for a 2014 GT.
I am wondering what everyone thinks, the local dealer has 2014 with the Brembo package and the 301A build and the security package. They are "willing to make me a great deal" and I have been there twice asking about it, and I actually drove it today.
My issue is that I "think" I want the track package and the cloth Recaro seats as well, but I am not sure if they are worth the upgrade... but if I get a vehicle with those options I will have to go to another state, Utah actually... apparently northern cali doesn't have any that have both the track pack and Recaros and Reno doesn't have them either.
I figure that this is a good weekend to buy with all the "discounts" and whatnot for memorial day but if I won't be happy I don't want to buy it. If I wait a week until I travel to Utah I can get a car (if it hasn't sold yet) that just has the Recaro seats and the track package and nothing else. I don't want/need any of the other options and I don't want to spend that much anyways. The security/reverse sensor package is nice, but it isn't a deal breaker. Other things are just fanciness that I don't care much about.
I don't need to buy the car, but I would like to get a MT at some point. I thought about the 2015's but I don't want to wait that long. If I get a 2014 now I can wait a year or two and get the SVT 2015/16 whenever it comes out.
Yes I know it is probably a waste of money to upgrade for a short period of time, but I have my reasons and they are good enough for me, so please only comment on if the track pack and/or Recaro seats are worth getting.

I do plan on going to both the drag strip and some auto-crossing, but I will also be using the car as my daily driver, and possibly my only vehicle, so keep that in mind please.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Honestly the Track Pack pieces aren't going to change the overall driving experience vs a Brembo car since the suspensions are identical. Since the TP cars are 3.73 equipped the only question would be what gears are in the Brembo car at the local dealer ?
As far as the Recaro's some like them for DD some don't.

Drove a 14 TP GT last night and it felt no different then my `12 Brembo GT w/3.73's.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:18 AM   #3
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It's all relative- the 3.73/Torsen is nice, and the Recaros are nice. If you can afford it, sure, why not?

Keep in mind, if you're planning to drag race and autocross it (you sound a lot like me) you're still going to want to make some additional upgrades. But that's the fun part of owning a Mustang!
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies so far, and I definitely will not be keeping it stock very long . The current one at the dealer has 3.31 gears so it might get better mileage but that isn't why I bought a mustang. I think the better radiator will help, not just the suspension, and I have heard that the torsion helical diff is pretty great. So far I think it is worth waiting for the one I want.
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:06 PM   #5
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I would get the best you can. The track pack.. necessary or not... has better parts. The rear end.. again, may be overkill... is a nice upgrade. I have sat in the recaros.. and loved them. My premium seats aren't bad at all.. but they could hold you in better.. and I personally would get the recaros if I had the opportunity. I daily drive my car, but also try to have fun when I can... and those extra goodies would give me a little piece of mind. It is worth waiting and going through a little extra effort to get what you want. Nothing worse than spending this much on a car only to wish you would have gotten this or that option.

I settled when I bought my first mustang.. and ended up trading and getting my current car as a result. When I ordered mine, I got everything I wanted.. and have been super happy with no regrets since I picked it up. 44,000 mile later, and im still in love.
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #6
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Can't you just buy Recaro seats and install them yourself?
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #7
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I could just buy recaros, but they cost about $2500, while they are a $1600 option so it saves almost $1k, plus shipping costs, to get them factory installed.
I just found out a dealer in Reno has a car with the track pack, recaros, the sync package, and floor mats , and my local dealer was willing to do a dealer trade for that car and sell it to me. So I might have them do that... still gets me the rebates and stuff for California (almost $6000 with military discount, vs $3000 in Reno).
Thanks for all the help, and Ill be sure to post if I get it or not.
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There are a lot of different options for the recaros were you comparing apples to apples. Id just buy it and install the recaros.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:01 PM   #9
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As far as I can tell they were the same, black cloth, the recaros from ford racing has the ford racing logo on them.
The dealer in Reno knows they have a rare car so they don't want to give it away like the others seem to do right now, so I don't think Ill find the track pack and recaros until I go to utah, I am going to look at some other local dealers and see what they have. I think the track pack is worth it vs just the brembo package so I will try for one of those.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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so with my negative equity in the car I couldn't afford a track pack with recaros, so I got a brembo pack with the electronics package.
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If you want a racing seat just buy one fixed back racing seat and swap it in before you race your car. It's just four bolts and unplugging two wires. It takes ten mins. That's what I do. I love my leather seats with all of the adjustable features for daily driving. I wouldn't want to sit in an uncomfortable racing seat when I drive to work. But that is just me and that is a nice car ticopowell.
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what options did you have in your 2013?
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #15
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All it had was the auto and the security package. I added a sound system and a catch can but those are getting transferred.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #16
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Can someone break down the difference between the track pack and Brembo package on a 2014? Because after reading what the track pack does, and doesn't come in relation to the Brembo package online I'm confused. Thanks

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track pack adds torsen rear diff, different pads that wear faster, and a cooler to what the brembo package has. it also requires 3.73 gears.

brembo is the wheels/tires, front brakes, springs, dampers, strut tower brace, EPAS tuning, ESC tuning, and control arms upgrades over a normal car. can be had in any gear ratio.
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Also the track pack has the Boss radiator and Boss oil cooler.
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So if it has a 3.73 rear end is it safe to assume that it has the track pack otherwise you would have the 3.55 for a 6 MT?
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No, I have the brembo package with 3.31 gears, but I could have gotten, and I have seen, Brembos with 3.73 gears. the 3.55 and 3.73 are separate options aside from the track pack. The best way to tell is check the window sticker... either the one that came with the car, or do a google search for ford window sticker and put in your vin.
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