Speedah

Its Time To Track My Gtr

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Ive done plenty of track work in my previous cars but zero with the GTR.

I currently have the Willal y-pipe/cat back + Willal tune.

Looking at an 18 or 19in wheel and tyre combo and rotors/pads.

Question is what size/offset wheels and tyre size suits and advice on rotors and pads.

Budget would be $8-10K for the lot.

I know I will go faster on slicks but would rather go with an "R" spec tyre (dont really want to smoke 4 x $800 slicks for one track day)

Will be doing recreational track days and the occasional supersprint

Kev Edited by Speedah

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Sling me 10k and I'll give you some tires to smoke

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I have a set of brand new ccw wheels in 18 inch with same offsets all round. Mounted on re55 rubber, new. Offsets allow wheel rotation. Perfect package except for me as I have widebody kit now and John from ccw screwed up my order. pm if interested.

As for rotors go for ap racing slotted and endless mx72 pads for street/track combo.

All up this type of setup is around 10k

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Inject water into your brakes if you want to save money. Tyres, pads, then discs will be your wear items in that order :)

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If i was starting again with (with tracking a GTR) the first thing i would do is immediately get some used michelin 270/68/18" slicks and a set of enkie GTC-01 (18x10x22). The wheels are pretty cheap (about $2k a set) you can swap them front to back, and the 2nd hand race slicks are generally about $50ea. This tyre/wheel combo will literally transform the car and will easily be seconds faster that any street tyre. From there i would get some AP rotors and perhaps MX72's like mark says, they are a great street/track compromise pad. Combine that with a exhaust and tune, and you're going to be 95% as fast as you will ever go in the car (assuming you want to leave it a rego'd car). Edited by LSX-438

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[quote name='LSX-438' timestamp='1309230575' post='5886224']
If i was starting again with (with tracking a GTR) the first thing i would do is immediately get some used michelin 270/68/18" slicks and a set of enkie GTC-01 (18x10x22). The wheels are pretty cheap (about $2k a set) you can swap them front to back, and the 2nd hand race slicks are generally about $50ea. This tyre/wheel combo will literally transform the car and will easily be seconds faster that any street tyre. From there i would get some AP rotors and perhaps MX72's like mark says, they are a great street/track compromise pad. Combine that with a exhaust and tune, and you're going to be 95% as fast as you will ever go in the car (assuming you want to leave it a rego'd car).
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Sounds good...where do you source the slicks from?
Does the stock suspension work Ok with slicks?

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[quote name='Speedah' timestamp='1309231743' post='5886257']
Sounds good...where do you source the slicks from?
Does the stock suspension work Ok with slicks?
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Are you in Sydney? I might have some spare 2nd hand slicks.

Slicks work fine with stocker suspension.

However if you want hardcore suspension, i will be selling my JRZ's soon (putting stockers back in).

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[quote name='LSX-438' timestamp='1309248570' post='5886700']
Are you in Sydney? I might have some spare 2nd hand slicks.

Slicks work fine with stocker suspension.

However if you want hardcore suspension, i will be selling my JRZ's soon (putting stockers back in).
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Im in Wollongong

PM me your phone number and we can talk tomorrow

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Ok...thanks to the great advice from members of this forum I have sourced the following for my GTR

AP J Hook rotors (Front and rear)
Endless MX72 pads (front and rear)
Goodridge braided brake lines
Castrol SRF brake fluid
Enkie GTC-01 18 x 10 wheels
Project mu wheel nuts
some pre-loved Michelin S9 slicks

[img]http://www.wrxparts.com.au/R35GTR/gtr16.JPG[/img]

rotors fitted
[img]http://www.wrxparts.com.au/R35GTR/gtr20.JPG[/img]

you dont realise how big the rotors are until you have one in your hands
[img]http://www.wrxparts.com.au/R35GTR/gtr21.JPG[/img]

Michelin S9 slicks and Enkie wheels
[img]http://www.wrxparts.com.au/R35GTR/gtr28.jpg[/img]


going to Wakefield next week to get a feel for the car then to Eastern Creek on the 28th Aug for a Porsche Club super sprint..cant wait

Also looking at this...can anyone recommend a something similair

[url="http://www.videovbox.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49"]http://www.videovbox...w=article&id=49[/url] Edited by Speedah

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Went to Wakefield today and did a best of 1.04.10

The traffic was very heavy (slow) in the "street car" class and a clean lap was almost impossible.

Really wanted a 1.03 but wasnt to be

For some reason the SD card in my Performance Box has zero data on it :-( __________________

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[quote name='Speedah' timestamp='1311672908' post='5934086']
Also looking at this...can anyone recommend a something similair

[url="http://www.videovbox.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49"]http://www.videovbox...w=article&id=49[/url]
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I have the vbox lite in my r34. Its great in every way except the video is not HD! There are a few cheaper GPS camera setups with HD that you can do the graphics with - check the motorsport section, motorsport cameras thread.

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[quote name='Speedah' timestamp='1312444651' post='5950106']
Went to Wakefield today and did a best of 1.04.10

The traffic was very heavy (slow) in the "street car" class and a clean lap was almost impossible.

Really wanted a 1.03 but wasnt to be

For some reason the SD card in my Performance Box has zero data on it :-( __________________
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Hey buddy did you see a White/Black R35 flash their lights to you on the road out of wakefield last weekend?

[IMG]http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q368/80serieschop/GTR.jpg[/IMG]

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[quote name='g35me' timestamp='1313103770' post='5962554']
Hey buddy did you see a White/Black R35 flash their lights to you on the road out of wakefield last weekend?

[img]http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q368/80serieschop/GTR.jpg[/img]
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Yes, I did wave/flash back.

Did you go to Wakefield?

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Yep, went there for the afternoon with a few others. I had a great time it would have been good to catch up.

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