I am not a beginner to Auto-x. My last 2 cars saw plenty of time in parking lots going around cones. They were a Supercharged G35, then a Mazdaspeed3.
I was very nervous about autoxing the mustang, mainly because it just felt bigger to me. I have only had the car for 8 months, of which I did not drive it 3 months (MN winters). I also didnt have it set up the way I had my other cars, very well built for autox. I didnt have the funds to buy track tires, so i used the Vredsteins I got with my 20s.
My performance mod list:
20" ZR Downforce w/ 295/255 width
GT500 strut bar
GT500 AB exhaust
JBA Cat deletes and H-Pipe
Hawk HP+ pads
RBF600 brake fluid
Russel SS brake lines
The result? MY GOD. This car killed it. Out of the 6 runs, around the 3rd one, was so confident and started shaving off so much time. The car was planted, never lost the back end, and just handled beautifully. I cant even imagine what it would be like with dedicated track tires, and coilovers. I did very well, i finished 16th out of 97 when it came to raw times.
And there were some damn good cars out there.
Here are 2 videos. The first one, my camera was messed up, so the sound is BAD. turn it down, but i did great, it was my best run. The second one, a friend took. bad resolution