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Hints and Tips for all things Track Day and 1/4 mile.
#3654489
, i'm at Ring the fri 2nd to wednesday as track day on the monday and tuesday.

My 130i, a black 996 911 and a black 997 Turbo S, and two EP3's, One NA one supercharged, both stripped and caged
#3657429
I'm going over on Sat 10th and Sun 11th. Not taking the EP3 on though, well might do one cheeky lap.

Hiring the Stage 2 Swifts both afternoons.

I get the ferry over though on Thurs lunch time, so apart from Brussels, where's a good place to stay over Thurs and Friday for a piss up? Is Spa a decent place for a look at the track and then beers at night?

Or Liege/Aachen/Bruge/Lux city?
#3658971
I'm heading down for a weeks holiday on Wed 31st :-D
Staying at a camp site near the track. Going down with a group called "Retro Run" ok the EP3 isn't retro but I'm tagging along with a couple mates doing it. If you see a load of 205 GTi's & mini's racing around, that's us [smilie=karls_thumb.gif]
Was suppose to go to SPA for a track day that week but we couldn't get enough in a group for a discount so that's been called off. Will do a few more laps of the 'Ring instead :twisted:

I'll be in my Milano EP3, 04 plate. Give us a shout if you see me...

CJ
#3679782
xslickr wrote:can someone tell me how SPA works? Is it like the nurburgring where you just turn up, buy a ticket/card and line up at the barrier??

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It's a track day rather than a toll road, you have to book in advance on their website, just Google it :P
#3761055
What do people use for brake setups to go to the ring? I took mine last time and the pads were smoking from just a quick blast!

sh-t pads? sh-t fluid?

Thinking of getting some decent fluid (?) Ferodo DS2500 and solid discs (already got braided lines).

Will a poor brake bleed have caused this? I'm suspicious that we didn't use up enough fluid when replacing the lines.
#3761059
Danith wrote:What do people use for brake setups to go to the ring? I took mine last time and the pads were smoking from just a quick blast!

sh-t pads? sh-t fluid?

Thinking of getting some decent fluid (?) Ferodo DS2500 and solid discs (already got braided lines).

Will a poor brake bleed have caused this? I'm suspicious that we didn't use up enough fluid when replacing the lines.

ferodo ds2500 pads, normal discs, descent fluid and braided lines. Good to go. never had issues on mine even when i've done 30 laps in a day even on 6 lap stints on a trackday there. First mod i done on my most recent Ep3 so i can lap next weekend
#3761063
cheers pal. thats good to hear. what tyres did you use?
yella wrote:
Danith wrote:What do people use for brake setups to go to the ring? I took mine last time and the pads were smoking from just a quick blast!

sh-t pads? sh-t fluid?

Thinking of getting some decent fluid (?) Ferodo DS2500 and solid discs (already got braided lines).

Will a poor brake bleed have caused this? I'm suspicious that we didn't use up enough fluid when replacing the lines.

ferodo ds2500 pads, normal discs, descent fluid and braided lines. Good to go. never had issues on mine even when i've done 30 laps in a day even on 6 lap stints on a trackday there. First mod i done on my most recent Ep3 so i can lap next weekend
#3761065
Danith wrote:cheers pal. thats good to hear. what tyres did you use?
yella wrote:
Danith wrote:What do people use for brake setups to go to the ring? I took mine last time and the pads were smoking from just a quick blast!

sh-t pads? sh-t fluid?

Thinking of getting some decent fluid (?) Ferodo DS2500 and solid discs (already got braided lines).

Will a poor brake bleed have caused this? I'm suspicious that we didn't use up enough fluid when replacing the lines.

ferodo ds2500 pads, normal discs, descent fluid and braided lines. Good to go. never had issues on mine even when i've done 30 laps in a day even on 6 lap stints on a trackday there. First mod i done on my most recent Ep3 so i can lap next weekend

bridgestone Re040 usually but discontinued now.

got to buy some tomorrow so not sure yet
#3761066
so a decent road tyre will hold up well? I've got michelin primacy at the mo with about 5mm but thinking of taking a spare set of road wheels to get there or those yokos + wheels you're flogging!
#3761070
Danith wrote:so a decent road tyre will hold up well? I've got michelin primacy at the mo with about 5mm but thinking of taking a spare set of road wheels to get there or those yokos + wheels you're flogging!

road tyres are ok, unless you have a full on set up track car, something like my brothers Ep3 which is caged and as rigid as feck will find the weakness in road tyres which will overheat in say 2 laps. But the average Ep3 will be fine on road tyres. obviously all road tyres are different, and every driver likes different styles of tyre.

balancing act really against cost too.

don't forget track will wear tyres, the ring is pretty good as smooth and well rubbered but Spa does eat tyres.
#3761072
yella wrote:
Danith wrote:so a decent road tyre will hold up well? I've got michelin primacy at the mo with about 5mm but thinking of taking a spare set of road wheels to get there or those yokos + wheels you're flogging!

road tyres are ok, unless you have a full on set up track car, something like my brothers Ep3 which is caged and as rigid as feck will find the weakness in road tyres which will overheat in say 2 laps. But the average Ep3 will be fine on road tyres. obviously all road tyres are different, and every driver likes different styles of tyre.

balancing act really against cost too.

don't forget track will wear tyres, the ring is pretty good as smooth and well rubbered but Spa does eat tyres.
cheers, nah mines just a std road car with ABP springs and Grinspeed FRSU. I don't do trackdays so need something that's not overly expensive!

Might take rear seats out for a bit less weight and stress on brakes, dunno if its worth it though.

Needs MOT, tax, brakes as it is!
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