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Where do you track junkies get your tyres from? Surely there must be better places than Gordon Leven and Gary's motorsport in NSW to source my future tyre.
I want to tee up my next set of tyres. DZ03G, R888R or Z221.
It seems so hard to find anything though.
Track day maintenance schedule
This has always been an interesting topic for me, but not one I can find a lot of info on.
It would be great to get an idea of what kind of maintenance you guys do you on your cars each track day/race event.
I'm not sure if what I am doing is enough, or overkill, or if i'm missing something critical which is important.
I do mostly tarmac rally (up to 150km per day competitive) and some hill climbs/drifting/fun track days.
To try and keep consistency across info i'll use sub headings:
Frequency: Small service every event (events are either 1 or 2 days long) more major checks every 3-6 months or few events if I'm driving regularly
Work: Small service: Engine oil and filter, wheels off the car and quick check for leaks/loose bolts/rubber boots, top up fluids if required
Major service: Gearbox oil, brake/clutch fluid, thorough check of all bolts/inspection of parts for wear, pull out brake pads to check rotors/calipers etc
Yearly (if not already done within 12 months): Air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, power steering fluid, coolant and diff oil (standard lsd)
Should I be doing things more or less often? What is your maintenance schedule like?
I drove a Porsche GT4
And I loved it.
Holy smokes this car was amazing. I only had a small amount of time so I couldn't get it out of the city but it was so easy to drive it was still impressive at low speeds.
I don't think I got it into any gear above 3rd. This is partially because it sounded so amazing at 3 - 4k that cruising in 3rd was making me drool a little. The noise was just insane. Shifting down, despite it being a classic clutch activated shift, the car still revved up to match the gear. This took a little getting used to but after you did, it was quite welcome.
The interior was still very well equipped. I wasn't expecting much in the cabin, especially as though the doors have no inside handles, only straps (interesting given no other obvious interior weight loss or simplification.) The gauges were gorgeous and the rightmost "gauge" was a screen showing any of the computer data or the navigation.
The centre console was beautiful with a nice and responsive centre screen. Behind the gear knob were switches for ECS, Sport, Suspension settings and the exhaust butterfly (which I left open.) With the car in a 'normal' mode it is very comfortable and civilised. The seats are really low and quite difficult to get out of when you're as tall as I am. The alcantara steering wheel was just beautiful and contained no steering wheel mounted controls or buttons.
The shifter was very short which was nice, but it took me a long time to find reverse on the first few attempts. It is up to the left of first, but the channel to get it over there was very narrow and difficult to find. After a few attempts it became increasingly easy to find so maybe I just needed some practice.
But, as I am quite the brake-o-phile, I couldn't stop looking at them. Just look at them!!!
See the rest of my pics here;
Here's a little driving video so you can hear it. If you just want the sound, watch from 1:00 onward.
What do you think? Does this float your boat?