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      02-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Rear pads at 7MM thickness

I'm attending an HPDE at VIR for 2 days
My rear pads were both measured at 7mm and my rotors were measured at 23.10MM (left) and 22.8MM (right)
The minimum spec for the rotors are 22.4MM; while minimum for brakes are 3MM

Will I be fine for 2 days at VIR HPDE (Novice)?

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With reasonable driving you should be fine. Concentrate on following your instructor's coaching and driving the line. As a novice, speed should not be a large part of your driving exercise, thus real hard brake usage should be minimum. What event are you attending - Tarheel?
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With reasonable driving you should be fine. Concentrate on following your instructor's coaching and driving the line. As a novice, speed should not be a large part of your driving exercise, thus real hard brake usage should be minimum. What event are you attending - Tarheel?
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Yes, I am attending the Tarheel and Toe Chapter's event.

I've done Summit point about 3 times already. Twice on Jefferson and once on Main Circuit. This will be my first time at VIR.


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Yes, I am attending the Tarheel and Toe Chapter's event.

I've done Summit point about 3 times already. Twice on Jefferson and once on Main Circuit. This will be my first time at VIR.


Thanks everyone!
When you get in the car with your instructor for the first time, it is important to set the tone from the beginning. I would advise you use this quote from a novice to an instructor during a discussion around the merits of pretty much getting his E60 M5 airborne on the long straight at VIR

"I haven't come here to pussy about"

Should work wonders for the atmosphere in the cockpit...
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Yes, I am attending the Tarheel and Toe Chapter's event.
Great, good group and a fantastic track. I will be there so look for me in the paddock. I am the slow instructor driving the 525 if I have not sold it. If so, then I will be in my white E92 - not so slow in that.
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I'm going to be coming to the event as well. Looking forward to seeing you guys there.

On the subject of brakes, How often do you guys change your fluid? I've usually only done about 1 event a year, so I have always flushed the fluid before an event. But in this case, it has only been 4 months since I flushed it with Motul for the last event.

I was leaning towards another flush to be safe. What do you guys think?
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I would think that you are fine with your current status. I track a lot, and change my fluid ever other event if I have pushed the car hard in both sessions. If not, then after every third event. I like brakes.
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I'll be at the Tarheel VIR event too. Can't wait.
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I'm attending an HPDE at VIR for 2 days
My rear pads were both measured at 7mm and my rotors were measured at 23.10MM (left) and 22.8MM (right)
The minimum spec for the rotors are 22.4MM; while minimum for brakes are 3MM

Will I be fine for 2 days at VIR HPDE (Novice)?

Thanks
If you'd like a spare set of pads to take with you I have my stock pads (used <1k miles) which I am not using. Not sure where you are in VA but I'm in Mont Co.
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If you'd like a spare set of pads to take with you I have my stock pads (used <1k miles) which I am not using. Not sure where you are in VA but I'm in Mont Co.
Sounds great. Sent you a PM
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If you'd like a spare set of pads to take with you I have my stock pads (used <1k miles) which I am not using. Not sure where you are in VA but I'm in Mont Co.

That's really nice of you. If you need help changing out the pads, I'll help you (I'll be attending this event too). I can change out the rears in about 20 min wheels off to wheels on if the whole back end of the car is up.

I'm going to bring tools with me, but probably not a jack (which you can usually borrow from someone). I'm in white e90 with ZCP looking wheels (aftermarket).
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That's really nice of you. If you need help changing out the pads, I'll help you (I'll be attending this event too). I can change out the rears in about 20 min wheels off to wheels on if the whole back end of the car is up.

I'm going to bring tools with me, but probably not a jack (which you can usually borrow from someone). I'm in white e90 with ZCP looking wheels (aftermarket).
Just a very small gesture to say "thanks" to someone serving our country!
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I should have a jack.
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