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I've never tracked a car before. Ive found a place to got to with a reasonable price. But now I am wondering. What don't I know? Total newby. I'm gonna show up all excited and ready to learn and find out there's twenty things everybody there is already prepared for and I have no idea. Common my shelby brothers! Any advise to make this first track day not miserable?
Hi all! I've owned Elenor's Granddaughter a 2010 GT500 for about 18 months now. Got her with only 5.5K on the clock. This last year we spent some time at the track, like one weekend a month for 7 months, 2.5 hr's track time per day. She is totally stock with the exception of tires. I ran MPSS, 255 40 19 front and 295 35 19 rear. Initially tires were great but as I got more experience and speeds increased, the weakest links began to show. So I have questions on the best way to spend limited amount of funds. I've already purchased a set of aftermarket wheels and tires and plan on using the stock rims as my track rims. Things I know ( or think I know). I need more tire up front. I need some negative camber and positive caster. The MPSS are great but I'd like something a bit softer for track use only. The goal would be to last the season. So here's where I need help from you all who've been there and done that. I'm looking hard at Hankook Ventus R-S3's, 275 35 AR19 front, 302 30 ZR 19 rear. I know that's a bit large for the rim width but only by 0.5 inch. Another tire I'm looking at are Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R in the same sizes. Anyone have any track experience with either of these? I will install caster camber plates this winter and I'm thinking about -3 camber and + 5 caster. Whadda think? Air/water separator? I'm totally lost here. What's the need, benefit? Brake pads - Tried Hawk HP + and they worked well but dang; whole lots o dust! Seats - man, gotta get seats n harness. Looking hard at a Forza type. How far off am I.
I know most people in the forums love their Hawk and C-Max brake pads, but I was wondering if anybody out there in Team Shelbyland has tried the Performance Friction Z-Rated pads? I am slowly getting my (mostly street driven) car ready for a track day at Heartland Park as a warm up to the Ford/Team Shelby meet in Tulsa and I want to replace the pads. I don't want to be switching brake pads at the track, so I have looked at the Hawk HPS and HP Plus, EBC Yellowstuff and the Performance Friction Z-Rated. Opinions? Mark