Sure it only has a 5+ year ROI. Not to mention wasting my own time doing it vs being able to be productive with that time.This hub stand alignment setup is pricey but looks interesting.
I know reviews on sites have to be taken with a grain of salt, but there's 5 reviews of them on EuroSports page and all give 5 stars and rave reviews. If you like the stock top hats, really all they're doing is replacing the metal mounts that the strut bolts too and they moved the hole to give more camber and caster. So you probably get a little more deflection than something like the GC camber plates, but sounds like with lowering springs, people are getting -2 camber with them with stock levels of NVH.
I'll let you know when I pick them up, I'm going to wait to make changes to the car until after the autocross season is over.
I am surprised they don't. Here in California the ACNA runs 2 instructor groups and they are always the first out on track. It accomplishes a lot: familiarize ourselves with track conditions (and refamiliarize with the track itself) before heading out with a student, the conditions can be marginal with overnight dampness or a sun low on the horizon impairing visibility, and I will usually make sure that one of my students is in my right seat so I can use it as a demo ride.Running the first session in the morning in 30-32F temps. It’s going to be an ice rink. Don’t know why they don’t send the instructor group out in the slickest conditions.
Yes it was cold. First two sessions were run in 30F. Slick slippery conditions. We all took it relatively easy in the first session of the day. I’m fighting Harry’s on my iPad. It keeps shutting down after the last iOS update. So I haven’t been able to overlay my data on my video. Even with the cold temps, I lost 2mph down the back straight. I vmaxed at 123mph vs 125mph Which is strange. Small difference but with the long straights at VIR it’s still makes a difference.How was it? Must've been cold AF, early Saturday morning my app said it was 27F.
Trackdaze was cold too, just not as. Haven't run in temps this low (~50s) and wow, so this is what i'm missing by not having a big IC, was indicated 142 mph at end of back straight as compared to 134 back in August.
For shits and grins, i put on PP front brakes with DTC-60s a couple weeks ago. Results were/are mixed, starting with the pads, the damned pads. I ran DTC-60 in the Mk6 and loved them so much i decided i needed to get the PP just to run them. Anyway, Hawk decided they didn't need to install the anti-rattle springs and it was unbearably loud with the clattering of the pads in the carriers. Some drilling, grinding, 4-40 SHCS and springs drilled out from old pads fixed this for a couple hours' work, but wtf hawk. Braking on track and on street is excellent, excellent, excellent, and pad wear on track was as expected (XDS disabled this time!). On the other hand, the 10.3ish pounds of added weight per corner over the non-PP brakes is very noticable, in fact it really sucks and takes away from the "tossability" of the car. I got used to it on track, but in general driving on rough roads the added unsprung mass amplifies every disturbance and makes for a much less pleasant experience.
P.S. Old user name reactivated or whatever, there it is.
Glad you got to run, i was kind of wondering if they'd call off the first sessions.Yes it was cold. First two sessions were run in 30F. Slick slippery conditions. We all took it relatively easy in the first session of the day. I’m fighting Harry’s on my iPad. It keeps shutting down after the last iOS update. So I haven’t been able to overlay my data on my video. Even with the cold temps, I lost 2mph down the back straight. I vmaxed at 123mph vs 125mph Which is strange. Small difference but with the long straights at VIR it’s still makes a difference.
I only dropped half a second on the new suspension. I took my time building up to speed, but I have to admit that I was not driving at my best. The car felt more stable, more predictable. Better front end bite but still not where I would like it to be.
front shocks were set at 8-clicks from hard. Rears were set at 5-clicks. Because of the issues with Harry’s I have not been able to look at my Harry’s data. I‘m considering running my MPS4S as a reality check for shits and grins. Seeing that my personal best was set on these 300tw tires vs. the NT01’s.
I saw the remnants of a totaled Vette in the paddock from the Track Daze event. The Audi club chief instructor read us the riot act as there were a number of bad wrecks with the Track Daze event.
I’m guessing that you are tuned to vmax at 142mph down the back straight? My friend in a 2015 M3 topped out at 147mph and that car is quick. I was planning on going with a Unitronic tune this week prior to heading back to the track in two weeks. But I do not want to add another variable until I get the suspension dialed in. So I’m likely to wait until next year before adding extra ponies.