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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    What tire pressures to run depends on many variables but the rule of thumb I know is to start at +2psi over manufacturers recommended pressure for autox and RR. That would be 35psi for our cars.

    The everyday variables from then are: Driving style, weather, temp, top speed...

    I like to use both temp and chalk to dial in a tire pressure at the track.
    Especially at autox where you dont have alot of time/runs to figure out temps. I would assume most are running 38-40psi hot at the track with good results no???

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    On street tires, yes, I've found around 40psi hot seemed to work well.
    On R-compounds, no, I've found 40psi to be too high and the tires start to feel squirrely. That's with Nitto NT01s and Hankook Z214s. Other tires may be (will be) different.

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    On street tires, yes, I've found around 40psi hot seemed to work well.
    On R-compounds, no, I've found 40psi to be too high and the tires start to feel squirrely. That's with Nitto NT01s and Hankook Z214s. Other tires may be (will be) different.
    Yeah, now that I think about it, I was wanting to have my R888s up to just under 40 psi (hot)...maybe 38 psi...in order to not get that greasy feeling at high speeds. So that means that I was most likely starting at, or just under, 30 psi last time I was at the track.

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    On street tires, yes, I've found around 40psi hot seemed to work well.
    On R-compounds, no, I've found 40psi to be too high and the tires start to feel squirrely. That's with Nitto NT01s and Hankook Z214s. Other tires may be (will be) different.
    It definitely depends on the tire. Hoosiers (R6s) like to be high-30s to 40 hot, but Toyos (especially RA1s) and Nittos like much lower pressures. Not all R-comps are created equal (by a long shot) so knowing what the specific tire you're using likes will make a difference.

    Setting pressures based on handling seems to be more effective for many people than chalk or other tricks.

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    I would like to start taking my V to the track this year, and I've been shopping around for a helmet. For all the track days / different organizations that you guys are running with would I be able to get away with an M rated helmet? I know that MVP track time (Mark Pfeffer) requires the SA rating, but I wasn't sure how common that requirement really is.

    I've been mostly looking at the entry level SA full face helmets which seem to start at about $250 and go way up from there. I'd appreciate any recommendations that you guys have for brands or features that you think are worth the extra money.

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    try them on. helmets don't all fit the same. get an SA helmet. you'll probably find the SA2005 helmets are cheaper since they'll last 5 years less than the SA2010 that are out.

    fwiw, some tracks are now requiring full face...like Monticello or NJMP...I forget. plus, if you do any karting, you'll need full face.

    I bought my Bell from OG Racing www.ogracing.com

    here's one that it's a great deal:
    http://www.ogracing.com/catalog/1-Dr...-SA2010-HELMET
    another:
    http://www.ogracing.com/catalog/1-Dr...-SA2010-HELMET

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    Re: Best "Bang-for-your-Buck" Road Course Mods?

    As far as the OP's question... forget the mods. V already has plenty of power, big brakes, and suspension isn't that bad. It's plenty of car right out of the box to be fun and quick around the track. I have not tracked my V (yet), but I have plenty of track experience in other cars. and, seat time will make you faster than anything. fresh fluids, some track pads up front (at least Hawk HP+, but a more experienced driver should use something better suited for race only) and half of stock in the back, some decent summer tires and go... have fun.

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