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Re: Gateway Speedway with the M-boys -- LONG
>It sounds like the event was a lot of fun for all concerned. Be sure to
>let us all know about it in plenty of time for next year.
>What the hey! Maybe if I can afford it I might even bring my daily
>driver. I plan to retire from my full-time job next May and I've always
>had a desire to improve my skills with a good instructor on a track
>instead of as part of the usual highway derby.
>For a TOTAL novice, what preparations are required and/or desirable for
>me to bring my ride to the event? This is my daily driver. I have done
>essentially nothing to it except for the infamous SuperChip "mods" to
>elevate boost levels. Other than that, it's a straight stock '89 200TQ.
Okay, Here goes:
Change ALL the fluids. Oil, Gearbox, Diff (Front and Rear) Coolant and
Most importantly Brake Fluid, try getting a high temp brake fluid like
the BMW stuff, ATE super blue, Motule, etc.
Tires that have resonable tread. Full tread depth tires should be
avoided.... (Unless your "Renting" tires) For a novice I do NOT suggest
race compound tires. Z rated yes, race compound no.
New airfilter or clean your K&N
Make sure that all of your suspension members are in good condition.
Check ALL your bushing's, rod ends, sub-frame mounts etc.
Check your CV boots
Are your shock's and struts good?? (Hint, Hint...)
BRAKES!!! Cool Carbons are a must if you plan do do anything more than 3
laps. Crossdrilled rotors are VERY nice, Gas slots are good too. Your
rotors and pads should be almost new.... Like a few weeks old at most.
Brake ducts are also suggested.
You might want to ease back on the boost a touch.
That should do it for now. Anything that I missed Scott?