Who’s done hot laps?

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by Juicybaka, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Juicybaka

    Juicybaka SHO Member

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    Hello all,

    As this car is new to me, I’m slowly testing limits when safe. Took a off ramp at decent speed and was surprised tires breaking loose earlier than expected. Being all wheel drive, I’m assuming this can be a controlled drift. H&R springs are definitely going on before tune to get vehicle more planted. Couple questions:
    • Will 255 45 20’s work after lowering
    • Anyone know of track in Northeast where I can become familiar with vehicles cornering
    Thank you,
    Mike
     
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    What tires are on it?

    I find that I can generate some moderate oversteer in a turn by laying into the go-pedal, but I have to do a "full off" on the traction/AdvanceTrac. Otherwise, the stability stuff tends to get in the way. Usually by refusing to obey my foot ;)

    The platform definitely likes to slightly understeer when I'm moving the wheel around a lot, but in a turn, I find it generally just begins to slide equally front and back.

    But then, I have the Performance Package. Different springs, and a thinner front sway bar so the front tends to want to do what I say.
     
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  3. Juicybaka

    Juicybaka SHO Member

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    There are 245 mxv4’s on now. What about pilots in 255? Would these fit when lowered?
     
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    yamahaSHO E85 whore

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    Join SCCA and participate in an AutoX.
     
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    255 will fit easy - only 10mm wider than your 245. There's a member on here (Jason) who runs 275 on a 9.5 wheel/rim just fine. I'm about to do the same.
     
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    What Jason said, AND go to convention in Tulsa and have people that daily these and know how to steer with the gas pedal show you. Honestly Auto Cross your feet wet too.
     
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    Juicybaka SHO Member

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    This sounds like a fun new hobby. Hopefully I can find the time...
     
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    If you're surprised at the speed when things broke lose I would suggest better tires over springs. You will see the biggest traction improvement with quality tires over springs.
     
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    Indeed. I plan to put 255’s on this summer and use mxv4’s in winter. What brand/model are you running? I’ve always had good luck with Michelin’s and was planning on super sports
     
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    I had MXV4’s when I first got mine (2012 PP). Didn’t care for them at all. I tend to ‘enjoy’ corners and those tires were chewed up in under 20k mikes. Replaced them with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500’s which completely transformed the handling. So I echo the above suggestion - tires first then springs.
     
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