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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2021, 02:23:39 pm »
We both have the BR series that came with pillow ball top mounts. On the golf was only the fronts and had to swap the rears.

Did it come with adjustable drop links as well? Some of the pics I've seen looks like it has front drop links but not rears?

Not adjustable no. Just normal mate.
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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2021, 10:09:01 pm »
Il be at thruxton on the 15th! Either in a red r53 mini or a standardish ed30!

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2021, 10:28:46 pm »
Il be at thruxton on the 15th! Either in a red r53 mini or a standardish ed30!

Nice mate! See you there  :happy2:

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2021, 05:12:20 pm »




Been a busy boy in the last week with buying a house and a great trip to Thruxton.

The black diamond pads did not fair too well, although they did have a nice feel to them but I had to keep an eye on them throughout the day and did not have much confidence in them in heavy braking zones, thinking of giving pbs pads a go, they sound like a reasonably priced but very capable option.

Trying to keep the momentum up through goodwood and church really made me realise just how badly I need new suspension... I like how much bang for your buck you get with bc racing but as this is a real budget build I'm not ruling out the cheaper durable, durable and simple bilstein b8 dampers with eibach (b12 kit) or vogtland springs.

Its very hard to tell as the suspension is old and worn now but fairly often when under high lateral load I could feel something strange in the rear of the car... almost feels like a slight dab of the rear brakes making me think its the stability kicking in all the time? Either that or the compression of the rear dampers being so soft over bumps or just because its knackered, hopefully it will go away with a refresh, if anyone has had issues with stability control on track though let me know your findings!

Tyres are pretty dead now so a good excuse to change for some ns2r's finally. Weirdly though as its a mostly right turn track like most circuits are... my tyres on the right hand side seem to be in a worse state with blistering and some cuts on the tread.... would have assumed its just heat related as the tyres were overheating quite often as you would imagine being normal road tyres but as ots only my tyres on the right I'm wondering if its kerb related? While I hit some of the kerbs I avoid the super aggressive ones and the ones I did hit did not feel like they were aggressive anyway? See below:




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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2021, 05:55:00 pm »
How much front camber are you set up with?

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2021, 06:01:59 pm »
-1.8 at front.

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2021, 10:07:40 am »
Not at all jealous you've got out this year   :sad1:

Do you know what condition the rear bushes are in?
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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2021, 11:25:00 am »
Not at all jealous you've got out this year   :sad1:

Do you know what condition the rear bushes are in?

Not so good I imagine, pretty sure they are factory.

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2021, 12:49:50 pm »
Not at all jealous you've got out this year   :sad1:

Do you know what condition the rear bushes are in?

Not so good I imagine, pretty sure they are factory.
Perhaps look into replacing/upgrading them mate. If you want powerflex, I can do 15% off retail pricing.


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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2021, 02:07:17 pm »
Not at all jealous you've got out this year   :sad1:

Do you know what condition the rear bushes are in?

Not so good I imagine, pretty sure they are factory.
Perhaps look into replacing/upgrading them mate. If you want powerflex, I can do 15% off retail pricing.

Oh thats very interesting. May take you up on that sometime soon!

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2021, 04:06:02 pm »
Maybe you can change your rims for a 17' ones? Less weight as the OEM ones are very heavy as far as I know, pro-track are very good on quality-price.

Regarding the tires, this tyre profile still quite good to have a track use but a semi-slick tyre will be a game changer, AR-1 will do a excelent job on it!

I have B12 on my GTI and it's a good suspension for daily driving but for track use I would not recomend it as it is too soft, go for BC ;) and specially if you will go for the slick tires.

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2021, 06:53:36 pm »
Maybe you can change your rims for a 17' ones? Less weight as the OEM ones are very heavy as far as I know, pro-track are very good on quality-price.

Regarding the tires, this tyre profile still quite good to have a track use but a semi-slick tyre will be a game changer, AR-1 will do a excelent job on it!

I have B12 on my GTI and it's a good suspension for daily driving but for track use I would not recomend it as it is too soft, go for BC ;) and specially if you will go for the slick tires.

Wheels are on my list and yeah probably will just get a set of ns2r for now but would like to have a spare set of ar1's for dry use.  Ahh i assumed as they are monotube and up rated they may be OK but fair enough sounds like bc racing is deffo the way to go.

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2021, 08:10:09 am »
Yes, Ar-1 are very good tires but will not work if the track is not dry.

Did you know about Zestino? Good tires for the money.

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2021, 08:13:19 pm »
Yes, Ar-1 are very good tires but will not work if the track is not dry.

Did you know about Zestino? Good tires for the money.

Not heard of them actually. Dry only sort of semi slick? Or ok for wet track work as well?

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Re: Very budget track build
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2021, 05:46:55 pm »
Yes, Ar-1 are very good tires but will not work if the track is not dry.

Did you know about Zestino? Good tires for the money.

Not heard of them actually. Dry only sort of semi slick? Or ok for wet track work as well?

Never driven it on wet track but I heared good reports from it.

https://zestinoeurope.eu/semi-slick/