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06-06-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By argonaut

Great - Just placed my order for two sets.

Great - Just placed my order for two sets.
05-16-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By argonaut

The most important tools to bring are torque...

The most important tools to bring are torque wrench and socket to check your lug nuts and air pressure gauge. Other than that, if you were to have some issue, there are always guys with everything...
04-26-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,377
Posted By argonaut

In my experience its pretty rare that a rotor...

In my experience its pretty rare that a rotor like that would fail on track. It's almost always the case that they will crack all the way thru after a session, when the rotor is cooling in the...
04-04-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By argonaut

My experience in a C5: Doing about 10-12...

My experience in a C5:


Doing about 10-12 track days per year - I used all oem hubs for the first few years as I moved from novice to advanced run groups
At that point as preventive...
03-21-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By argonaut

One must be slow before one can be fast. 8...

One must be slow before one can be fast.

8 stages of driver development (not my words, picked them up somewhere, but I like em). To the OP - seems like you are about a 1 and should begin aiming...
11-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,922
Posted By argonaut

Road noise and what one person thinks is...

Road noise and what one person thinks is tolerable vs another is very subjective but IMO the road noise for the Federal 595RS-R is fine, didn't concern me at all. Toyo R888 are louder as a reference...
08-30-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By argonaut

No helmets either. Them krauts are krazy

No helmets either. Them krauts are krazy
08-24-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By argonaut

Doing proper break in procedure is more about...

Doing proper break in procedure is more about increasing tire longevity than performance. Pro teams don't care about longevity that much. Us poor bastards do. Having done it both ways: runs slicks...
07-31-2018, 08:47 AM
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Views: 380
Posted By argonaut

I used the DRM Diff and Tranny cooler for years -...

I used the DRM Diff and Tranny cooler for years - highly recommend
Rick at RKT rebuilt my tranny. One thing he did which I recommend is he drilled and tapped the case for the tranny cooler return...
07-16-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By argonaut

+1 If you can feel the vibration then its...

+1

If you can feel the vibration then its putting extra stress on the wheel, hub, axle, etc. Given enough time those parts will wear and even break. Take it from someone who has ruined his fair...
05-11-2018, 08:26 AM
01-03-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By argonaut

I did 55 track days on first set of ball joints. ...

I did 55 track days on first set of ball joints. Currently have 50 days on the 2nd set. Probably due for replacement.

Did about 50 days on front SKF race hubs (don't get the non X-tracker...
07-25-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By argonaut

I have a DeWitts with built in EOC. I live in...

I have a DeWitts with built in EOC. I live in northeast with chilly spring and fall and cold winter. When street driven in colder weather the temp will stay around 170 unless I keep the revs high....
07-13-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,563
Posted By argonaut

Read the 'What I have learned' sticky - it's the...

Read the 'What I have learned' sticky - it's the best car prep guide I've come across on the internet.

Most important things to focus on (beyond basic care prep: fluids, track pads, safety):

-...
07-12-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,563
Posted By argonaut

There is no wrong answer here. Each model has...

There is no wrong answer here. Each model has its pros and cons but they are all good cars. Bang for the buck there is no way you can beat a C5Z - they are cheaper to buy, run and maintain. They...
04-26-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,208
Posted By argonaut

I drove my student's 07Z with the auto blip...

I drove my student's 07Z with the auto blip installed at WGI last weekend. Really liked it. Very easy to adjust, it just took a couple tweaks to get timing and duration correct at speed. I think...
02-28-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 166,413
Posted By argonaut

I went from Stock C5 > AP Sprint > AP Endurance. ...

I went from Stock C5 > AP Sprint > AP Endurance. Very happy now. The overwhelming best thing about them? Install and Forget. Prep them before a weekend and you will not have to even think about...
01-11-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By argonaut

+1. I have DRM tranny and diff coolers in '99...

+1. I have DRM tranny and diff coolers in '99 FRC. Tranny rebuilt by RKT56 with cooler return line located to squirt directly on the gears. Before coolers I burned up a diff and had to replace and...
05-12-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By argonaut

Welcome. Echoing what everyone else has said -...

Welcome. Echoing what everyone else has said - cooling is one of the car's biggest issues for serious track work. Motor (both oil and water), trans, power steering and diff cooling are all important....
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