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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:05 am 
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Taking my car out on Barbagello this Thursday for a bit of track work.. what are people's recommendations of tyre pressures? At the moment I'm running Toyo TPGs at 45psi on the front and Firestones at 50psi on the back, sound good?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:10 am 
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dunno man

best bet would be to bring a guage and a small 12v compressor with u

and have a play

do a few laps and go from there


how much$$ are we talking

ps make sure u have alot of brake material on your pads have heard of ppl going through 1 set on the front in a single session!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:19 am 
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yeah brake pads are good and brake fluid just got changed over!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:49 pm 
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I normally run between 40 and 45 psi on the track.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:31 pm 
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When I used to run at Phillip Island I was told to run between 45 and 50 psi by a couple of the regulars.
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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:52 pm 
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is this an all day thing, or afternoon jobby?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:56 pm 
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is this an all day thing, or afternoon jobby?


It was an evening run, 6 to 11-ish. I ended up running 45psi and 50 for the rears. The car felt better then I thought on the track. I was thinking the stock and relatively soft suspension would roll and understeer a fair bit on the track but it was actually pretty good. I managed to put in a 1:05 in which was quicker then some of the XR6T/XR8 boys down there so I'm happy with that.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:39 pm 
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f**k good work!!!!

it is all about knowing your car and the track and when to brake

the basin is cool!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:39 am 
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yeah braking points were hard to figure out, I kept expecting the car to understeer so I was slowing down more then I needed to, I thought I was driving quite agressively but the instructor kept telling me to turn in later and brake later.. they're the experts though, it was my first time out on the track..

 

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