She knows you wellSolid build and looks like you found some of the site Sponsors , current or past, when you did your first project -- Apex, Vorshlag, MGW.
Your car is my wife's favorite color, or at least what she recommended I get for my next Mustang. That was an interesting comment as I had not even mentioned I wanted another one, haha!
Hope to see you at VIR with Chin in June! I’ve been to that event the last 2 years, it’s beautiful out there.Hello all and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. I figured I could use my last evening of this thanksgiving break to update my thread here.
This year was my first time participating in track events. I attended 3 track cross events (2x Summit Point and 1x Dominion) and 1 HPDE day at Summit point in August with Auto Interests. I never knew how much fun I could have with my car and even months later, I still haven't come down from that high. After my first track cross event, driving on the street was never the same again lol. I still have A LOT to learn in terms of driving skills and car knowledge/mechanical skills. I can follow a YouTube video, but there are some things that I would like to know more about cars.
My track set up was 19x11 MRR M600 wrapped in 305/30/19 RE-71Rs and man I've never sat in a car with tires like that. It was great to see the benefit of all the suspension work I had done to the car come into play with the addition of the added grip from the tires. My pads of choice were GLOC R12/R10 and OEM rotors.
The track season started off pretty late for most people so the only things I did after my previous posts were mount splitter rods to the crash bar and change out the front sway bar end links from Steeda to SPL Parts. The grease fitting on the steeda links were putting a dent in my struts so I got something with a smaller joint.
For the track cross, I ran in the novice group and by my third event I was in the top 5 fastest times so there wa improvement. The only thing about it, is that because there is no instructor, there wasn't any corrective guidance. I had an instructor for my DE event and that was truly eye opening. I ran at Summit Main and by the end of the day I was the understanding threshold braking, turn in, using the entire track, and looking ahead. Going forward, I would like to work on H/T downshifting (purchased SRP pedals to help) because I stayed in 5th the whole time and staying on the line. It started raining for my last session that day so that was a fun experience.
I ended my season early because I now know what all it takes physically and more importantly financially to do this. Now I can prepare better for the spring and participate in events of my choosing. This year, I was just throwing money as things came up, whether it was needed or not so now I can gauge the budget for next year. Student loans still have to get paid lol.
For next year I have plan to make the following changes:
Racing seat and harness
ST43 pads (longer life than GLOC)
Apex 18x11 EC-7 in bronze with GY SC3 295/30/18 (save over $100 per tire over the 19" option)
OP Mustang GT4 extended studs
separate clutch reservoir
As of right now I plan to do VIR at least twice next year with one being the beginning of June with Chin Track Days and one at Watkins Glen if I can get a towing vehicle by that time. Hoping to get 15 events in next year.
Sorry for the scattered thoughts, but I'm just trying to summarize the past 6 months. Thanks for reading !
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Thanks for the response Bill. I have not been hammering on it but I have been shifting between 5k - 6k. I did shift near 7 twice but nothing crazy. I will just continue to break it in with normal driving as the instruction states and report back if I notice anything getting worse or the same. It will just take some time because its not my daily and the bipolar weather here so I dont drive more than 500 in a month.Frankly, with most clutches they state right in the instructions to work them in , so in other words the suggestion is to drive normal and not hammer on them for a bit. Just questioning when you are asking about revs over 5K , how high are you taking it between shifts? Just my personal suggestion , be a bit easy on it initially and go back and read what the break in instructions are?
Nope. When I checked it said Freeze Frame.Any codes?