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William

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #20 on: Mar 11, 17, 18:05 »
I'm definately looking at autox this year. A buddy of mine was telling me of a small group he's part of that gets together at the air strip.

I've been warned of high costs on wear items. At my low level of driving technique is my main goal so $20 Honda brakes at $70 tires are the plan.

On day track days...
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syncroboy

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #21 on: Apr 27, 17, 13:25 »
I'm definately looking at autox this year. A buddy of mine was telling me of a small group he's part of that gets together at the air strip.

I've been warned of high costs on wear items. At my low level of driving technique is my main goal so $20 Honda brakes at $70 tires are the plan.

On day track days...

IF it's the Boundary Bay Precision Driving Group you're referring to....don't bother.  The venue is tiny, and you never get out of first gear.  There's no actual instruction and you just end up learning a bunch of bad habits.  I "helped out" last September at one of their events and ended up being a lead instructor.  The guy who runs the events seems to love bad-mouthing the real autocross programs happening on at Pitt Meadows Airport.

vcmc.ca or ubcscc.com are the only places you need to go for autox.
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jrez

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #22 on: Apr 30, 17, 23:04 »
10 transmissions a year??? Don't know WTF is wrong there. An 020 in a mk 1 is good for 5+ years at Mission road course and thats probably the toughest one in the PNW on brakes, bearings also.
Street pads are useless on the track and tire were is dependent on how you drive and the tire treadwear. Race spec Kumho's with 90 treadwear will do 3 race weekends comfortably at Mission. Most street tires are 200 + treadwear rating(harder).
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aba16v

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 17, 08:46 »
fully gutted caged Mk3s with custom strut towers, slicks, ~3.5 degrees of camber with a lot of toe, and a much faster circuit ( http://www.atlanticmotorsportpark.com/index.php/track/). AMP is about 300m longer, in a bigger space, 30m of elevation change, and they were mostly doing competitive endurance races. Trailer down both cars with parts, other staff had their own track cars too, not your casual weekend user and just constant abuse for six months autox and circuit racing. Was pretty shocked myself, but basically every MK3 is off the road out there so parts are near worthless and they're quick to change.

Nobody in their right mind should be breaking parts like that. Should keep a close eye on temps/pressure and do appropriate cool down laps as required.

jrez

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 17, 12:35 »
That still seems excessive. If anything, I'd expect the 020 to be gernading out of any of them, especially with 100% Mission usage. At AMP, there's plenty of straighter sections, particularly the lower back straight, where there is lots of airflow for a good duration. I remember a mk3 dominating when I used to go there 5-6 years ago. Fantastic track, but it was getting really bumpy. Loved the track garage and hoist.

What oil were they using in the trans? 
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aba16v

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Re: Hitting the track
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 17, 17:32 »
For sure, I bet drunken burnouts were responsible for a few of those, know they got some serious abuse. Meanwhile I think Dave Withrow (owner of the 500WHP orange mk1 "silly rabbit") Got 3 drag seasons from an O20 running it around ~350WHP on an aba16v. Gears were pretty smooth by the end of it though. No idea on oil, likely either stock or gm synchromesh.

Certainly miss having space out there, lots of good back roads too. Will try to get Malone to bring the 335D and caged 2.9L GT35 MK3 out this summer, assuming they're still running by the time I'm done with them  :suspicious:
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