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Started by RS_Sprint, September 24, 2003, 01:36:42 AM
Quote from: RS_Sprint on December 03, 2003, 09:35:15 AMBest thing to do is to bring it to a shop that is used to prepping / maintaining track cars. If you wanna do it yourself, here are some basic stuff:* check for proper fluid levels for engine oil, hydraulic assist fluids, water / coolant etc.* make sure everything is securely fastened in the engine bay, like all the clamps for the hoses and especially the battery* check and torque wheel nuts accordingly* make sure your seat is properly latched onto the chassis and your seatbelt works* check for leaks underneath the car and also check the brake lines* bring all your basic hand tools to the track, along with duct tape (very useful), towing rope (you never know when you will need it) and workman's gloves* bring your spare parts, especially the timing belt and accessories belt; if you don't have a new one, bring your old ones, and extra spark plugs, even the old ones. If something bad happens to these, then you can at least still limp home after
Quote from: zero_cfm on December 09, 2003, 05:06:59 PMMaTtoy,how did the civics go upside down?
Quote from: enigmazutapia on December 09, 2003, 06:02:50 PMthe tfront tires dug into the soft soil which created a point of leverage...I would like to call it pole vault effect.
Quote from: MaTtoy on December 09, 2003, 04:03:57 PMjust to add... additional tips for upcoming track days...- double or even triple check your brake system...change pads, reface your disc brakes, etc. if you have to...one can live with worn out tires but faulty brakes are deadly....- bring spare fuses- add to your cellphone's phonebook the #'s of tow truck companies...they will come in handy when you need them...- don't forget to bring a spare tire or tires- make sure your car is at full tank before entering the track...more importantly make sure your gas gauge works well...gas stations aren't near to the tracks...- make sure the important gauges work well...oil, temp, gas and tach...- duct tape your headlights...in case rocks hit them...they won't break all over the track as much...Also, some track day and RWYB organizers here in the country aren't really strict with helmets....but I really think they are necessary...I personally witnessed 2 civics during the last Honda RWYB in subic a couple weeks back reck their cars...the SIR's roof was only about an inch from the driver's head when it toppled over...it wasn't a pretty sight but just imagine if he didn't have a helmet...so if you value your head...use a helmet...