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PostSubject: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptySun Nov 28 2010, 21:07

oulton are doing a track day friday 10th dec for only 125, tempted to take the old girl out for a thrashing........
anyone else interested in reinforcing the VAG contingent?
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyMon Nov 29 2010, 16:46

is that not quite expensive?
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyMon Nov 29 2010, 20:45

themimoth wrote:
is that not quite expensive?

?????? damn no, they're normally 200+ for a day out!
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyMon Nov 29 2010, 20:57

thats a very cheap price to be fair !

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themimoth
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyMon Nov 29 2010, 22:01

fair one , i never realised they where that much...

ps what tires do you run?
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 20:17

themimoth wrote:
fair one , i never realised they where that much...

ps what tires do you run?

Toyo R888's on the track car 195x15x50 on compomotive MO's
The S2 is now running on Khumo 225/45/17's. 18" rims ruin the handling
must admit, the Khumos are bloody good considering they were under 80 a corner.
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 20:55

what compound are you running on the r888's ? soft or med ?

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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:01

matt wrote:
what compound are you running on the r888's ? soft or med ?

GG (medium) had softs before and they went off after 3 or 4 laps - forget about them unless your car is sub 450kgs and you're only sprinting.
There's a few new track day contender tyres out there but I've only ever had Toyo's and Yoko A048's and A034's.
R888's are better imho
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:21

iam looking at running meduims on the front of the loop to get more grip i know they wont last long on the road but better grip will improve the car alot more

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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:40

matt wrote:
iam looking at running meduims on the front of the loop to get more grip i know they wont last long on the road but better grip will improve the car alot more

will help remove understeer and you'd be surprised how well they wear, you'd also be amazed at the wet weather performance - as long as there's no standing water and you've got them warm, they stick like shit to a blanket....

You can get neutral handling in other ways too:
1) stiffen up the rear (springs and arb)
2) lower front tyre pressures compared to rear
3) a bit more neg camber on front wheels (up to about 1.5 degs)
4) if you have adj platforms, raise the rear, lower the front
5) stiffen rear shocks, soften fronts

all these things help move the weight forward which will help neutralise the handling of a fwd car.

My S2 used to understeer horribly, all I had to do was get the alignment sorted, fit koni adjustables to the rear and also a whiteline rear arb. Car is now neutral and will drift nicely, beauty of 4wd is, you can put your foot down during a drift and its just drags the car back into line.

Of course, the BEST thing to do is get a rwd with 300+bhp/tonne !
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:45

i got 247 bhp/tonne fwd so i need all the grip i can get

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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:48

matt wrote:
i got 247 bhp/tonne fwd so i need all the grip i can get

can you fit an lsd? that would help
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyTue Nov 30 2010, 21:56

yup iam looking at getting a wavetrack diff later next year getting kw v3 coilovers and a ARB for the rear as well

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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyWed Dec 01 2010, 20:51

matt wrote:
yup iam looking at getting a wavetrack diff later next year getting kw v3 coilovers and a ARB for the rear as well

sounds good - also sounds like a bit of a handfull!
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PostSubject: Re: cheap track day   cheap track day EmptyWed Dec 01 2010, 22:13

yup it is fun to drive Smile

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