You talking about before or after you passed me and joined the rest of the group? :wink2: I definitely felt like any faster than I was going would have been pushing the limits of the car too much. I feel a lot more familiar with the road than I did the first couple times, but you're right that more familiarity got me more comfortable.The kind of speeds we were running when I remember you being in the group were good for warming up the car for harder driving, so I'd suggest not going faster than the "feel" of those runs even if you get upgraded brakes and tires for at least 2-3 miles before pushing more after getting back on the road.
oooh really? I wouldn't mind the wider track... I'll let you be the guinea pig though.They're only slightly larger discs, but my idea was to find a wrecked 2016 and get the whole rear suspension out of it--it's got a slightly wider track too.
Or dog:1. You can only go as fast as you're going to have to stop. Hello, Mr. Deer.
Definitely want better lighting before any night runs next year though.
I thought the braking distribution was like 60/40 front/rear...?As far as I'm aware there is no simple upgrade for the rear calipers/rotors. They also don't do much of the work.
I upgraded to DOT4 fluid, Hawk HPS pads, and stock sized powerslot rotors, great daily pads and good for about 15 minutes on a track before the pads overheat and they stopped stopping.
2nd step was adding the RSX-S calipers and upsized rotors in the front with Hawk HP+ pads all around. 20 minute track sessions result in zero drama. RSX-S calipers will fit under the stock 16" wheels, and are cheap from a salvage yard. Think mine were about $60 + rebuild. HP+ are a bit noisy when cold.
RSX-S calipers under stock 16s
The newer HPS 5.0 have almost as high of a temp range as the HP+ and are supposed to be quieter.
The RSX BBK from Wilwood apparently fits under stock 16s... I think that's what I'm going to go with down the road. And DOT4 fluid.