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      05-21-2019, 06:16 PM   #1
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Basic additions to your car to make for a decent RWYB track day

So whilst modding my car and coming to the conclusion that there's really no place to use the additional power outside of a track/drag strip I was wondering what those of you whom have tract your DD's have changed to improve performance and handling.
I know that if you wanted to take it seriously you could make yourself flat broke real quick but Is it possible to do it without burning a big hole in your pocket in parts for say, a couple of times a year or is simply a case of you pays through your nose you play.
If anyone knows of places that run these events at a reasonable/affordable price post it here.
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I spent 1,200 on go faster stuff, quantum remap, JFA gearbox map, mishimoto intercooler, K&N drop in filter. With those I was running low 13s best was a 13.2 best terminal speed 109.6mph.
I have since added a VRSF charge pipe, & have had to renew the tubs.
I haven't run it successfully since, I took a trip up a while back but it was a cold day & I couldn't get any power down, one run I had wheelspin for the entire 1/4 & the queue was painfully slow, only got 3 runs in from 9-12:30 so I went home with the hump. All my times were in the 14s

Am confident that with a sticky track it'll run high 12s
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Hi Chappers.

That'll be Santapod then at a guess?
Yeah, gotta get myself there some day. My guess is that's going to be the most known and possibly best priced strip going.
What about full on tracks though?
Beginning to think it's just not done in Uk but don't know why not.
If I owned a sizable chunk of land somewhere i'd make a mint out of car fans of every platform.
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Well I guess it really depends on how much you want to do/spend.

I would strongly recommend sorting the brakes as the very first port of call. The standard ones will not stand up to track work in standard guise. You will need at minimum better discs/pads and maybe better hoses and fluid. But then if you have a bigger budget you could replace the calipers etc too.

Suspension is the next thing I'd do. A set of coilovers can improve things hugely but if budget doesn't stretch then a set of decent springs would be a start and see how it goes.

Performance upgrades are irrelevant if the chassis can't handle the current power available properly. But then having said that you may find that common issues like limp mode due to oil temps etc might mean you need to sort those out too.

I think if you get the brakes sorted and try a day out and see how it goes and that will potentially highlight the areas you need to concentrate on.
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Hi Chappers.

That'll be Santapod then at a guess?
Yeah, gotta get myself there some day. My guess is that's going to be the most known and possibly best priced strip going.
What about full on tracks though?
Beginning to think it's just not done in Uk but don't know why not.
If I owned a sizable chunk of land somewhere i'd make a mint out of car fans of every platform.
Yeah Santa Pod, I’ve had a few laps around Lydden Hill a couple of years back, oil temp got a little high but no limp mode & the brakes performed well enough, am running ceramic pads, maybe if tracking was a regular thing I’d run ceramic pads with performance brake fluid at the very least.
Suspension wise I didn't spend much, just added Apex springs to the Sachs sport shocks, it handles well enough although the ride can be a tad choppy with the 19s.
It all depends on how far you wanna go & how much money you want to put into it.
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