Also with regard to braking, if you have changed your pads from OEM for dust reasons, be sure the replacement pads are track worthy. There was a brief trend where people were using a duralast or something like that. There were 2 members that had these at NOLA, and COOKED them. They did NOT work for the track. Padgid Yellows for me.
no mine was not bent like this, the front was caught a little on the lift when I was pulling up and it only bent a little and it certainly wasn't due to the fault of anyone else but my own. easily bent it back and just gave it a quick spray certainly didnt cost 2600
While there is not a huge difference between dry boiling points, if you are going to leave the fluid in the car for a while, Castrol SRF has a huge advantage in wet boiling points. That is the boiling point of the fluid once it has absorbed some water over time.
I used ATE fluid in my track car because I bled the brakes before each event. But the GT is worth the extra price for SRF.
Scott Ahlman or Mark McGowan will be at the rally and may have better guidance. They did a lot of tire testing with the 05-06 program with the OE Goodyears. But also did development work on Scott's damper package for the 05-06 GT's on Bridgestones.
Raj made a similar suggestion for the new GT's which have Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires which are different from the Bridgestones.
Checked pads, swapped front to back. Pushed about 3/4 of a liter of SRF through the brake system, checked axle torque, fresh Hoosiers, bled replaced w nitrogen, torqued lug nuts, changed original battery. Bleed clutch tomorrow, check the oil, load it up w some light tools and other gear, almost ready for pick up.
Back wheels off, 36mm socket, it's the axle shaft nut. You will need a second person, to pull the e brake, and stand on the brake pedal to keep the assembly from turning. Shop manual says 258 ft lbs (if I recall), my torque wrench only goes to 200, so that what I checked to.