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Old 14-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #256
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Quite chuffed considering, on sunday I shaved 2.5 seconds off my time from saturday...

and at the end of saturday the car was sat on top of its own drivers side wheel!
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Old 14-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #257
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Please to see all of the "Lads" beat the "Dads"
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Old 14-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #258
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yerrr, im slow....

Was i the only person running road tyres btw?
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Old 14-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #259
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I was too buddy, on Yoko a539s.

My car was in full road trim
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Old 14-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #260
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yerrr, im slow....

Was i the only person running road tyres btw?
I was running A048's all day Saturday, but I've had a few years of development on the car & it's basically built for racing not road (although it's all steel panels ).

To take your lovely wee car around at a decent speed without breaking anything is a credit to the quality of your build.
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Old 15-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #261
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Thanks andy. Im just kinda anoyed it wasnt faster, the lap times were my fault, but the 65ft times dont make sence... although, i was launching in 2nd and getting loads of spin...
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Old 15-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #262
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I foun that taking it a little easier but in 1st reduced the wheel spin a little. When I was launching in 2nd I had to use more revs to stop the bogging down and I just ended up spinning the wheels.

Was an awesome weekend. Anyone else had a propper downer since?
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Old 15-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #263
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Thanks andy. Im just kinda anoyed it wasnt faster, the lap times were my fault, but the 65ft times dont make sence... although, i was launching in 2nd and getting loads of spin...
I always go with 1st gear starts as it seems more 'normal' and easier to supress the wheelspin by keeping revs lowish and then I short shift into second. Whenever I try 2nd gear starts I make a total peach of things.

Your 2.5sec 64ft time is close to Jims (who has a similar car) so seems sensible. Probably you'd find that your overall lap times would get faster with a bit more practice, later braking & some suspension tweeks.
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Old 15-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #264
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I might give that a try next time.

think i just need to set up my suspension its not had anything since i built it, but it doesnt torque steer at all, and tracks nice and true
and now i know my brakes do actually work, i might have a bit more confidence with them :P

I did really enjoy the weekend, but now im hooked and want to do more and get faster
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