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Old 2nd January 2009, 16:06   #16
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I believe your car's paint is going to be ruined in no time if you keep using WD-40 to take off the blue taping.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 18:48   #17
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I believe your car's paint is going to be ruined in no time if you keep using WD-40 to take off the blue taping.

never mind, looking more into it WD40 doesn't harm the paint. But i'm still not sure about the it harming the clearcoat or not.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 22:43   #18
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Amazing stuff man, wished India had places like these to enjoy such cars!
We do. Or atleast, we -- in the South -- do!

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In most cases, you are required to keep the front two windows down in case they need to pull you out of the car. Also if you wreck, you dont want glass flying around in your face. Between wearing a helmet and having a lot of engine roar, the wind noise is not really noticible. Im sure its not ideal for aerodynamics but the down side can't be substantial.
You could try rolling them half way down, like we do. Also, most glass is either laminated or tinted, so it won't really go into you in a crash.
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Old 3rd January 2009, 09:22   #19
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KBK, the brakes held up fine, there wasn't any noticible fade at all and I drove her pretty hard towards the end of each day...
After my trackday, the first thing I noticed that the front pads were coned. Took about a week's driving to wear it off. I dont think the E90s have opposed piston brakes.

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but in all the images of track days i have seen the windows in the cars are kept open...
For racing, windows need to be down and you need to use a net to prevent the driver's head from popping out in a rollover

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no time if you keep using WD-40 to take off the blue taping.
blue tape which is used as masking tape for painting comes off very easy. I never used WD40. I used it for writing the competetion number for autocross.
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Old 3rd January 2009, 09:25   #20
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We do. Or atleast, we -- in the South -- do!
Where is this place? Just curious.

By the way, why are the tracks in the speedway with a lot of cracks (or are they something else)?
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Where is this place? Just curious.
Chennai -- Sriperumbudur -- and Coimbatore.
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Chennai -- Sriperumbudur -- and Coimbatore.
Is the one at Sriperumbudur the MRF track? Is it open for anybody with an entry fee or only for races? Where is the one in Coimbatore located? Thanks again!
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Brilliant video! What soundtrack is this by the way?
Dropkick Murphys - I'm shipping up to Boston.
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Is the one at Sriperumbudur the MRF track? Is it open for anybody with an entry fee or only for races? Where is the one in Coimbatore located? Thanks again!
Please continue the discussion in this thread : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor-...-included.html

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@ Idnani - you are one super luck guy!!! Best of Luck Dude!!!
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Some track action in the new year. Here are a few laps around Motorsport Ranch in Texas. It takes a 1-2 laps to get decent heat in the tires and brakes so be patient!

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Hey,

Cool stuff. Youre lucky to be enjoying an M3 on the open track.

Next time consider mounting the camera higher. (Maybe on the roof above the windshield?)
The current angle is quite cool and portrays the speed, but its hard to see the corners and racing lines from that view - especially on a course thats as flat as texas.

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Old 25th February 2009, 04:08   #28
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How did the brakes hold-up? I hear they fade pretty badly within a couple of laps of hard running.
I take back my comment on the brakes. While I did not notice any fade with the stock brakes, the stock pads are too soft and conservative. They are designed to work when cold too (for the street) which is why they dont do well after some hard usage on the track. I ended up warping the front rotors as the stock pads melt and then 'bake' themselves on the rotors, leaving hotspots. Learnt this the hard way I guess.

I am now running Pagid RS19 track pads until I get a big brake kit with race tires (r-compounds). So in short, DONT use stock pads on the track if you intend to run some hard laps...
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Oh yes. I found some track pads for my esteem. Works @ upto 800 degree C.
The downside is that rotor wear will be high. But then, the MGP rotors for esteem cost Rs.650 each.
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Wow ! Looks like a lot of fun. Good car being put to good use.
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