Eric Fletcher (STEADIRIC@aol.com) sez:
>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?
Couple of other safety items come to mind:
- New fire extinguisher securely stored inside the cockpit or trunk
- Check both driver and passinger-side seat-belt latches and centrifugal
Also, isn't it mandatory to wear a helmet at most of these events?