Rally 12 Track Day Tip #1


fjpikul

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You had to say that! Now we'll have long chapters.
 

FlagstaffGT

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you should be able to bend it back and hammer it out, and repaint. did mine although wasn't this bent/
So that's at least THREE of us this has happened to?! A $2600 repair when the metal is ground away.
 

68Rcodeman

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Great info! Thanks for this post. Looking forward to the additional chapters.:thumbsup
 

07XL0027

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So that's at least THREE of us this has happened to?! A $2600 repair when the metal is ground away.
I'm pretty sure they lost money on this oil/brake fluid/clutch fluid change.


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maxemus

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Oooops. I haven't changed mine since rally X
 

Ed Sims

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Indy GT is back!

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Indy GT is back!

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More to come my friend!:thumbsup

And for Frank's sake I will try to be succinct.:biggrin
 

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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.
 

soroush

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So that's at least THREE of us this has happened to?! A $2600 repair when the metal is ground away.

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 :)
 

BtwoG

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Excellent advice.

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.

https://www.lelandwest.com/brake-fluid-comparison-chart.cfm
 

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Great post! Keep it coming!! Prepping already for R12.
 

fjpikul

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Check you A/C. Anyplace can do it. Standard everything. Takes 16 oz if I remember . A lot of us with unmodded cars run the A/C on the track cause the fans come on earlier.
 

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Couldn’t agree more
 

Gary

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Fresh oil and brake fluid today. Whats the recommend tire pressure for Bridgestones on track.
 

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I would suggest shooting for 31-33 psi hot.

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.
 

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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.
 

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Beez

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checked axle torque, .
Pls add some detail, so I know what this is referring to? Thx
 

Ed Sims

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...And for Frank's sake I will try to be succinct.:biggrin
Ouch!

Ed
 

Specracer

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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.


Pls add some detail, so I know what this is referring to? Thx