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Old 30th October 2007, 01:36   #31
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1. Arjun Balu having fun with the Miata



2. Gopi's VTech with hotbits dampers and coilovers. Note the way the car stays planted to the track...





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Old 30th October 2007, 01:40   #32
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Actually, I did get about 3 1:28s with Harrie sitting next to me, timing me. But I was aiming for 5 consecutive laps at 1:28. I think the rear tyres could have been a bit better. G-IIIs are quite a letdown, especially compared to the Neovas up front.
That's news for me, I stand corrected... I can understand @ Neovas and G-IIIs

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I was smiling to myself when I read this. Sure enough, we started only around 11 am.
Forgetting something here.... are we?
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Forgetting something here.... are we?
I'm generally forgetful. So yes, I probably am. What eet ees?
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Old 30th October 2007, 07:38   #34
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Hah! That graphic of the spider is pretty cool!! (what is that red part though..?!)

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Awesome picture!

Man...as usual, im really jealous. Wish i could be there for these track days!@

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Old 30th October 2007, 07:58   #35
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Default coimbatore track day 28th oct

was there yesterday. unfortunately , I was saddled with my relatives from coimby who thought the entire process was a waste of time, which means i got dragged off after watching everyone do the warm up laps

next time, I'm coming alone. no distractions or pesky relatives.
Loved that blue modded swift. may i know who that was?

thanks mclaren 1885 for the invite. I will be there for the next one too. will watch and learn and then wade in when I'm sure i wont embarass myself.

is there a thread i should watch to make sure i dont miss the next one?
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Old 30th October 2007, 12:50   #36
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first batch of pics from me...

1. Weather conditions on the track



2. A view of the straight section



3. Partial view of the bus stop



4. Lining up for the formation lap



5. On the straight...



6. Followed by the pack



7. Before the tight Left hander



8. Negotiating the immediate right



9. The NHC did surprisingly well...



10. Life... @ 140 KM/H



11. And then a 180 degree spin



12. This is what happens if you do not follow the instructions...



13. Spectacular drive on the Miata by Arjun Balu, Akshay watching his feet



14. Arjun on the other Miata on the Left hander



15. The Mivec hunting down the NHC



16. Back in the pits


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2. Gopi's VTech with hotbits dampers and coilovers. Note the way the car stays planted to the track...
But the setup looks a bit too soft for track use don't you think? Was this the same Vtec tha did 1:29? Pretty good timing with those suspension.

Another thing thats been bogling me is that during the recently held Indian touring car race at Kari, some of the cars were lapping in the region of 1:12. This was on a 2.1 km course. Is the course used for track day bigger than this....coz i don't understand the 16sec diff between lap times.

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The end of the straight was blocked with tyre barriers and we had to take the bus stop to make it safer
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But the setup looks a bit too soft for track use don't you think?
I agree....

It just looked like there still was a ton of bodyroll, and i thought to myself, if this is an improvement (in terms of track driving atleast), then the original suspension must be terrrrrible, which i dont think it is.

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Thats the reason i took us through Sathyamangalam route while going to CBE. On the way back we ( Anush & I ) took the Sathy route and boy what a drive it was. If you think the drive to CBE was good then the way back was even better. Anush, who took the Krishnagiri route on the way to CBE was also of the opinion that this route was way better than the Krishnagiri route. Very Little traffic almost till Mysore, Saw some deers too on the way.

Took a break for 45 mins at Chamarajnagar and another break of 30 mins at Maddur CCD and reached B'lore at 12:30.
Man i envied you all the way home ..i should have joined you..
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It just looked like there still was a ton of bodyroll, and i thought to myself, if this is an improvement (in terms of track driving atleast), then the original suspension must be terrrrrible, which i dont think it is.
I dunno about the improvement but if you've seen pics of Ajmats car in Chennai, it had similar roll going around corners (and Ajmat later mentioned that the suspension was in bad shape when he drove it on track)

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I dunno about the improvement but if you've seen pics of Ajmats car in Chennai, it had similar roll going around corners (and Ajmat later mentioned that the suspension was in bad shape when he drove it on track)

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My suspension was not in too bad shape at the time of the track - first time (it had done only 38k km) - It was too soft for track no doubt. Current set up still lets car roll - not as much though. Rear is more planted though.
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My suspension was not in too bad shape at the time of the track - first time (it had done only 38k km) - It was too soft for track no doubt. Current set up still lets car roll - not as much though. Rear is more planted though.
Oh ok, but when did you shred your tyres, 1st track day? I think you got the suspension stiffened in between right? So, present setup is stock is it?

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what about the ford ikon? whose car was it? how did it fare against the others?

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I really don't see any diff between stock and modified. Infact, the stock one seems to be a bit stiffer.

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