I was at the track this past weekend (Hyperfest) running HPDE3 for the first time.....on 18in race slicks. Car ran 8 seconds faster than I have before on street tires and I passed ALOT of cars (of course I got passed by some too). I had also just installed all the "frankencoolers" and added a tow hook while at it. Other than minor pedal fade using Wilwood EXP at the end of a session the car ran great, had a passenger that was dying to ride in the car that couldn't stop laughing, and I had a great time. Seems once your fast enough the front Brembos turn dark burgundy with gold/brown lettering (still worth it!!)
Ran a number of 1:29 laps which I'm happy with.
As I was heading to my dust covered car for my last session a guy is taking video of the car. We talk for a minute then I head on.......had no idea the guy was creating a short narrative for youtube!!!!!
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Road course session last 25-40 minutes each!!!!
looks good, do you have the brake coolers ? without them you will eventually burn off the dust boots on the calipers also
I made my own but is there an "off the shelf" product out there?
From the scoops in the facia I took the factory routing to the wheel well out and used 2in duct (all I had) and routed it to the inside of the rotor. Seems to have helped and never had an issue until this weekend. Summit is short and tough on brakes, VIR (next month) is longer and much more forgiving on them.
Definitely have to have brake cooling directly to the rotor/caliper. Loved the video, nice work there!
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Forgot about these................here are 2 videos from VIR in Feb taken from the car behind me (2012 Camaro SS with tuner/cam/suspension/brake MODS)
Video from the car behind me several months ago.
In this one I pass him at about the 2:50 mark
Sure looked like fun! I haven't run VIR or Summit yet...
From the second VIR video, was that a V8 Miata right at the beginning? I met one of the guys from V8Roadsters last year at Bristol.
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Fantastic video! I don't know that track at all but @ approx 1:00, looks like you're carrying wicked corner speed outta there. And what's that Sentra doing out on the track?? lol!
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looks awesome! Love the look of all that rubber in front.
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I'm running HPDE3....basically run what you brung. There are a few cars from slower classes and some "real" race cars that ate me up in the twisties (I could "drag race" anyone and found myself lift on the straights for a couple people)......watched a race prep corvette pass me then go off right into the gravel trap.
The car looked awesome from my view!
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SWEET!!! You were on the outside of turn 4 there. I noticed a camera along the fence a few times but as you can imagine, I'm not exactly watching you that close!! That big ol pig isn't the fastest thing out there.....but it's faster than most people expect.
Guess I'm fully compressing the suspension there huh???
Last edited by t500hps; 06-23-2012 at 07:00 PM.
Pretty awesome stuff!!! Can you give us some about average times of other factory cars around that track to give us an idea how how quick you are around the course?
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