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Old 12-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #11
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Holding my own in that I won't be dangeriously slow. I'll learn the track, get my lines down, find my turn in points, apex and exit points then work on getting the throttle down sooner and sooner on corner exit. After I'm hitting my apex consistently I'll move on to braking points later and later. and progressively go faster as I feel comfortable.

Most people are telling me not to use street pads on the track. Is there harm in using track pads for the track?
Don't use street pads because you will overcook them. If you know you are going to do more track days down the road then go ahead and buy a good track pad. But if you will do one a year or something then get a dual purpose pad. A aggressive street pad. I did my first track day with DS2500 like 5-6 years ago.

And you will most likely have one of the faster cars. My first track day I was with Cavaliers, Civics, Miatas, etc.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #12
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I currently have Stoptech. I was looking at the Raybestos ST43 for the track.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:54 AM   #13
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Definitely track pads, and make sure everything is in order before you go. Good brake fluid for the track, tires in good condition. Focus more on learning the course, lines, when to brake, when to accelerate, when and how to turn, than speed. Speed comes last.

Oh, and don't crash. That's a biggun.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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Holding my own in that I won't be dangeriously slow. I'll learn the track, get my lines down, find my turn in points, apex and exit points then work on getting the throttle down sooner and sooner on corner exit. After I'm hitting my apex consistently I'll move on to braking points later and later. and progressively go faster as I feel comfortable.

Most people are telling me not to use street pads on the track. Is there harm in using track pads for the track?
I did my first five track days on the stock pads with no issues. Make sure brake fluid is at least half way between min and max because it will drop as you wear the pads and you'll get a warning light when you brake deep. Also, get an instructor your first time out. Otherwise, pick the brain of other drivers with more experienced on that specific track.
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What about taping the front of the car? Is that needed?
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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I currently have Stoptech. I was looking at the Raybestos ST43 for the track.
Thats what I (and alot of others) run on the track. Ther're great but be carful. If you're too agressive on them you will over heat at best and trash your rotors at worst. Been there, done that, paid the bill$$$
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Finally got all of the track mods and am looking forward to performance mods.

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Old 12-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Thats what I (and alot of others) run on the track. Ther're great but be carful. If you're too agressive on them you will over heat at best and trash your rotors at worst. Been there, done that, paid the bill$$$
Thanks. Still running stock rotors. On my second set of pads. Looking for a reason to upgrade to Girodisk, just can't get myself to do it yet since there is still a lot of life in the pads.

Maybe after a track day I will have my excuse.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:15 AM   #18
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What about taping the front of the car? Is that needed?
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:20 AM   #19
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I noticed blue tape covering the front of cars at track days. Some even have it along the sides I assume to keep from getting chips in the paint. Wanted to know if it's needed.

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