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I figured I'd make this thread for conversations about track day experiences, expectation, and/or questions. Let the games begin!

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Old 05-20-2019, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I figured I'd make this thread for conversations about track day experiences, expectation, and/or questions.

Let the games begin!
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I'll start and get the ball rolling.

Anyone going to Gridlife Midwest Festival in Michigan next weekend? I'm extremely excited to get the car out there with some of the best.

I'm hoping to get my oil pan in from CJM before the event. I Picked up some GLoc pads for the event too. I'll have my gopro strapped to record some times. My best at Gingerman raceway was 1:49:xx (first time on the track).

Below are some pics from my previous encounter at Gingerman:


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Some of my friends from work are going (Subaru guys). I really want to go, but I haven't put on my sport brakes yet (or went to any other HPDE event before)
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Some of my friends from work are going (Subaru guys). I really want to go, but I haven't put on my sport brakes yet (or went to any other HPDE event before)
you should go regardless to experience the event. It's amazing. PS, my EBC red-stuff melted so quick after 3-4 runs on the track, deff get some track pads before going out!
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June 3rd
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you should go regardless to experience the event. It's amazing. PS, my EBC red-stuff melted so quick after 3-4 runs on the track, deff get some track pads before going out!
I need "track" calipers first lol
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I'll be corner balancing my car this week to see where it's at. I plan on putting in a half cage over the winter with some lighter bucket seats but curious as to where I'm at right now. Will post results later this week!
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From looking at your pic's. You need some supports in the center of your splitter before you lose it.
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From looking at your pic's. You need some supports in the center of your splitter before you lose it.
Itís actually the material. Itís ABS plastic, found out it flexes way too much and my center support bar broke off lol. Iím switching to alumalite this week.
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Anyone do SCCA Track Night in America? If you have a local track good chance its on the list. Monthly track afternoon ( 4 sessions ) for a reasonable price. I lucked out in life and have 3 (one is a 2 in 1 with multiple ways) of em within 30 min and a 4th being built!!!

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I just finished installing an APR splitter.
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I'm still dealing with a heat issue. I'm 99% sure it's an airflow issue so now I have to decide how to fix that. Do I cut or replace the hood?
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I'm still dealing with a heat issue. I'm 99% sure it's an airflow issue so now I have to decide how to fix that. Do I cut or replace the hood?
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To be completely honest, I don't think the OEM hood is that much heavier than my aftermarket CF one. I got into an accident and ended up just buying a new CF vented hood because A. it looks cool, B. had functional vents and C. it's somewhat lighter. I think I paid somewhere around 750 for my hood brand new.

Regarding your cooling issue, what are the symptoms? Do you have an aftermarket radiator or OEM? What are your temps at?
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A friend and I did a few TNiA last year at PittRace near Pittsburgh, PA. It was a lot of fun and taught me that the car in its mostly stock form has way more capabilities than I do. Don't know yet whether or not I'll be doing any this year...
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Now that we have THAT out of the way... we can continue.

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