buy an 01 or 02 with antilock brakes. What ever mods above you put on a pre RT/10 or GTS is just a patch job. I'm in the same situation and hesitant to throw money at upgrading my 98 dinosaur. I've rode in those cars and it is a different animal slamming on the brakes way later than me. I'm feathering the pedal way before the braking markers and hoping to slow down enough before brake lock up (creates way to much heat and shortens brake pad life exponentially). With the anti locks you are on them then off them, no lockup to worry about and way less heat build up.