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      06-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Chuckwalla 06.10.2012 (Star Car Sports)

So, after Big Willow on Saturday, moved onto Chuckwalla on Sunday (after a stop-over at Morongo Casino, lulz). Another 105F day at CVR.

Didn't have any lap (times) worth a damn (best was 2:10), so might as well post video of oh sh*t moments and of otherwise screwing around the track.

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P.S. Gotta find out why my car slides so easily at corners. I know some of it is caused by me turning in too early. But, after having watched other cars & their videos, my car clearly need more grip at the back and/or coilovers.
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      06-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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What tire pressures are you running and what tires do you have?
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R-S3 (275/35/18 square), 38 psi hot
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R-S3 (275/35/18 square), 38 psi hot
Pressures sound about right, not sure what the issue is.

Well you seem to be getting really good at catching yourself!
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Is the track particularly dusty or sandy? It looks like you're running the wet skid pad at Skip Barber.
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chili_cheese & paradocs98: videos of other cars that day that also ran R-S3, but we're on coilovers (E92 M3, 370z, etc), show them going thru corners faster consistently with no drama.

Taking corners a bit later (i.e. better lines) might help reduce oversteers...

Other possibilities are, my tire pressure gauge is faulty, or current set of R-S3 (I'm on my 3rd set) is from a bad batch?
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chili_cheese & paradocs98: videos of other cars that day that also ran R-S3, but we're on coilovers (E92 M3, 370z, etc), show them going thru corners faster consistently with no drama.

Taking corners a bit later (i.e. better lines) might help reduce oversteers...

Other possibilities are, my tire pressure gauge is faulty, or current set of R-S3 (I'm on my 3rd set) is from a bad batch?
It does seem a bit odd, particularly because I see you attending events every weekend, getting tons of seat time....man I have to admit I'm a bit jealous.

You could try a different tire all together.

Also, I noticed that you have aftermarket suspension. I don't have any experience with track specific set-ups, but perhaps someone who does can chime in here and "review" your settings?
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chili_cheese & paradocs98: videos of other cars that day that also ran R-S3, but we're on coilovers (E92 M3, 370z, etc), show them going thru corners faster consistently with no drama.
You should:
1) Drive my car (with DSC off, of course) and see if you feel a big difference (since we have same tire setup and same power, just different suspension)
2) Get a cheap bluetooth datalogger so you can monitor throttle position; maybe it is related to throttle application? You are welcome to borrow mine (I bring it to the track all the time)
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