Originally Posted by scottlauffer
Thanks for all the advice. It is a car that I don't intend to make a daily driver, but we definitely want to enjoy it for family drives. That is the cause for my question of making it a little safer and reliable. I don't want to have to worry about stopping in time or stalling out 20 miles from home.
ok, the stock drums work just about as well as stock disc providing you do not get the drums wet. the off the shelf material from drum goes sucks. you can get them relined at porterfield with good material.
if you want discs just buy a kit and put in hawk hp plus pads or similar.
now, as i mentioned, you need wider tires and also a lower profile and large diameter will help.
stock mustang suspension sucks because it is horrendously soft.
buy stiffer front and rear springs and decent shocks like kyb gray or for a firmer ride get the white ones.
i might use around 400 to 450 lb front springs in your case. the 620 are good for a full load bit are a bit stiff.
use around 145 lb in the rear.
put in a 1" front sway bar while you are at it.
install urethane bushings in the front strut rods.
install a shelby style shock tower brace and monte carlo bar.
NONE of this stuff is excessive or overkill for your app.
the stiffer suspension will improve braking and car stability while braking.
i would also consider sub frame connectors but they are more helpful on a convertible.