Originally Posted by sandys
you will typcially have a quicker car if you do those things anyway, stopping and handling upgrades are much more important and I would do them before any power upgrades as it gives you a better car, its why even with a large power deficit I can outpace many more powerful petrols turbo or otherwise on the track. (not in the straights obviously) It increases your confidence in you/your cars abilities 100%
FYI you might find your braking will actually be superior with a better suspension setup, better contactwith road etc.
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There is another school of thinking though. With engine performance tuning you are not adding weight to a car, therefore if you crack along at 100mph now then slam the brakes on, exactly the same thing will happen if you bowl along at 100mph after the engine has been fettled and then slam the brakes on.
If you are going to drive the car faster than you have before ( and I mean at cruise speed, not just using the acceleration) then undoubtably yes, you should see how your brakes perform and act accordingly.
We do a lot of packages with engine and brake mods on the 16v & 20v the standard ones are not that good.
What we suggest to people is budget for it, but give yourself a few weeks with driving the car to see how they (and you) perform. The brakes on the older 10v 2.4 for instance are fine for a lot harder use than the 150bhp could give them and only a few drivers have had