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Started by nemo, January 03, 2011, 09:22:23 PM
Quote from: chrisboy on March 06, 2011, 03:19:12 PMupdates from yesterday's circuit showdown 1st leg. we got there around 800am. registered, took out stuff from the car, added 5 clicks on the coilies and did like 8 practice laps, trying to re-learn driving on track after what 2 years. tried different combinations with braking, engine braking. i think this is where i cooked my brakes.qualifying proper, added 5 more clicks. my fastest time was 2.20, which turned out to be my fastest for the day (i felt like i was faster during the practice laps). returning to the pit, i really felt my brakes has lesser bite. upon inspection of the brake discs, it seems like i really cooked the thing. dark coloration on 1/4 of the disc, cmiiw but i assume that that means only 1/4 of the pads is making contact on the disc. also parang mas lubog na yung preno.for the time attack proper, i was hoping i can do better but i know my brakes are not at its best. i tried squeezing the brakes a little harder kaso takot ako i might loose control of the car. and a mitsu loosing its bumper on the chicane didnt help when you're on your 1st hot lap! so im braking a lot earlier, didnt squeeze the throttle much. in the end i got consistent 2.29 hehhehe i think that's good enough for last place lastly, im not that happy with my tires. i can hear them screeching in some turns, and i feel that im sliding in some. i hope a little tweak in tire pressure will be ok n.. in the end, i definitely need practice! brake pads and change oil on my to do list this coming week. on a brighter note, the coilies are freaking good!
Quote from: nemo on March 07, 2011, 12:25:12 AMtire screaching is good. if you don't want to hear tire screeching on the limit, use slicks. you'll barely hear the screach haha but then suddenly lose control if you go beyond it's traction limit.anyway, you'll have to find the proper chassis set up with your coilovers to match your tires. stiffening your dampers won't do you much good if you can't adjust your spring rate. you have to match your damper setting, spring rate and tires all together. and of course, alignment.glad you had fun, bro i'll try joining you on your next practice leg or round 2 ng CIS. most probably by that time, top speed ko sa highway 60kph lang. haha pahitch nlang! congratulations on your first CIS round, bro more power!
Quote from: nemo on March 07, 2011, 04:00:13 PMtire screeching per se isn't really an accurate indication of whether or not you are nearing the traction limit or even at it. best way is to read tire temperatures versus scrub radius
Quote from: Khellendros on March 09, 2011, 04:46:25 PMPapa Chris, are you joining the 2nd Leg? Trying to analyze my budget. I think I can only afford to join every other leg. This "sport" is expensive!!! :crybaby2:Anyway, for me, I just followed Matt's advise... don't kill myself racing. Was still so scared of the RBend where I totalled my front last year. 2.20.967 best qualifying time. 20.20.973 best time attack. Bagal. But then I wouldn't even dare join in the first place if not for our trackdays last year Can we just practice this April?