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      04-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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First dry day at The Ridge Motorsports Park

Finally got a dry day in my E90! I'm very impressed with a mostly stock setup an mostly street tires, and The Ridge is a blast.

With the RE-11's I had no issues with the stock brakes (Pagid pads). Although the rear RS7s have a strange chunking wear pattern which I'm having analyzed. I went with those in the rear based on a recommendation from Turner, but I'm thinking matching RS19's would have faired better.

Also, after waiting for the "improved" GC camber plates, one bolt sheared off after the first session I drove the rest of the days sans one bolt...

Here are a couple laps with a couple of E36 M3's.

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Ah, yes. The Ridge track has lots of fast lines. The trick is finding one of them that works the whole way around...

Are you there on Friday this week?
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      04-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Nice driving, looks like a great track!
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Nice driving

Cool little drift at 1:35
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Good review as I'm going back to the Ridge May 11-12. Thanks
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      04-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Forgot to mention that the RE-11 265/40's on the 18x10” ARC-8 wheels rub a bit in the front when turning. The rubbing is on the back fender liner. It doesn't seem like enough worry about, but they do rub. Otherwise, the setup felt great. I normally run Nitto NT-01s at the track, but the RE-11's are not too far off with respect to grip.
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Nice track...looks like a really technical track and one for learning a lot in a single lap. Looks like you were trying a few different things there...good stuff!

So you're running 265x4 with camber plates? You seem to get a good amount of mid corner under steer?
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No under steer. It is set up very neutral.
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      04-29-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
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Nice driving!

I was there for the first time on Friday and had a total blast. The track got dry for a couple of sessions and I think I got a few good laps. Will try to post videos shortly. Can't wait to head back on May 11th!
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I love that track! Nice drivin' !
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