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Old 05-12-04, 01:00 PM
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Quick Tips for Track

I MAY be hitting Sebring on the 31st of July. Currently my car has an aftermarket radiator, and an oil cooler made for a v-8 (cheaper heard it works just as good). Im only planning to run 10psi. I know I have to upgrade pads and fluid for brakes. Check ALL suspenions (bushings, PPF, etc) and also I plan to install a digital temp gauge. Also I plan to change all fluids before (oil, differential, tranny etc) Anything else that I should check/ do before?
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Here's a typical checklist:

http://www.speedventures.net/faq.asp
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just look over the basics. anything too marginal is gonna be a problem. and you wanna start with fresh front pads and fluid
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Old 05-13-04, 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by rynberg
Here's a typical checklist:

http://www.speedventures.net/faq.asp
Well thats pretty much basics, Im just looking for suggestions on anything I should upgrade to ensure I have a good time and not spending time fixing crap.
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From reading about tracking FDs it sounds like cooling, cooling, and more cooling. Brakes, oil, and most important coolant/water. I've read about a lot of people going out, running 5 laps in 5-10 minutes and then having to sit for 30 minutes in staging areas until their car cools down.

Good luck and let us know how it went.
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Originally posted by TracyRX7
From reading about tracking FDs it sounds like cooling, cooling, and more cooling. Brakes, oil, and most important coolant/water. I've read about a lot of people going out, running 5 laps in 5-10 minutes and then having to sit for 30 minutes in staging areas until their car cools down.

Good luck and let us know how it went.
Well I got a radiator, and a nice probably 15 x 5 and 1 inch thick oil cooler (made for v-8s) any other suggesions? Maybe some ducting? I also got my downpipe wrapped.
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Just drive the car, man. These things aren't THAT fragile. You've been spending too much time on this board....
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Originally posted by rynberg
Just drive the car, man. These things aren't THAT fragile. You've been spending too much time on this board....
LoL probably
Listening to stories " My motor blew up when I hit 11psi"
and " White Smoke After Track'!

LoL, actually Im more worried about the suspension, that thing has 130k miles already =P
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torqe. check the torqe on all your important moving chasis peices. I race motocross all the time and its something i try to do always. having some suspention peice just fall off 15 feet in the air on a bike or at 120mph in a 7 is no fun
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