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  1. Question about track setup for type R

    Good brake fluid is almost always worth it for track use. (waste of time on the street). Personally I love Castrol SRF. It really is better
  2. Honda log R

    It isn't the cold issue but more the warm one that is going to cause limp mode.. With increased temps, oil viscosity generally becomes lower meaning it flows better and I would assume drops oil pressure. OTOH, any reasonable oil pump can maintain good pressure no matter what the viscosity or...
  3. Honda log R

    If you are using oil pressure to extrapolate oil temps then wouldn't it be important to make sure that you are always using the same viscosity oil? I have always wondered what caused limp mode at the track and for NIssan at least, that is oil temp. Lower the oil temp with a cooler and no...
  4. Help me decide--2019 CTR or 2018 M2?

    My point is that when someone says "this model has hardly any turbo lag" what they really mean is that they can live with it and it is less than other turbo cars. As mentioned above the C5Z Corvette has instantaneous throttle response and is clearly the superior track car to either the CTR or...
  5. Help me decide--2019 CTR or 2018 M2?

    I am in a similar boat to the OP. OTOH, my present track car is an 04 C5Z06 Corvette with a few suspension mods. Neatest thing about this car is that is weighs very close to a CTR but has a ton more power with no turbo lag and rear wheel drive. That being said, the CTR has better brakes...
  6. Tire choice

    What are the build dates on those tires? There were rumours a while back of a shipment of Sport Cup 2s that got frozen (meaning they became effectively hockey pucks). OTOH, I can't confirm those rumours.
  7. Question about track setup for type R

    Agree that the number of heat cycles is a big determinant of grip. Hoosiers don't stand many of them but can still last a while for long races. In Champcar, most of the competitors I know are not happy with RE 71Rs as they fall off more rapidly than the more constant (but slower ) RS4 Hankook...
  8. Question about track setup for type R

    My experience has been that with better tires, there is more wgt transfer and the front brakes do a higher percentage of the work meaning there is less heat at the back, even with stickier tires. Some manufacturers handle this by having smaller rear brakes anyway. That being said, the CTR seems...
  9. Question about track setup for type R

    RE 71s will cord pretty quickly and driving with the nannies on will always eat the rear brakes. For Corvettes with good camber or even Champcar, RE-71Rs don't last at all. 3 track days sounds pretty normal as they are generally used for Autocross. Question is how much negative camber can you...
  10. Question about track setup for type R

    Man, you make it look easy. My present track day car is a C5Z06 Corvette and there is no way my hands would be so calm. I have been very happy with ST43s on the vette. Do you have them just on the fronts or all 4 corners?
  11. Fatherpain’s 2018 Type R

    Glad to see you are already on the path to becoming a track junkie. The CTR is a great car for the track even though it is a bit fast for most newbies. Interesting how people who have never driven on a race track think they are really experiencing their car when in actual fact they are only...
  12. wheels

    Yea, I would have thought there was no problem with the strut. OTOH, what about the outside and the fender lip?
  13. wheels

    Personally I would like 18 x 9.5 with a 45 mm or so offset. The lower offset will put the outer edge of the wheel out by 15 mm from stock but the added width will put the inside edge 12.5 mm more towards the strut. Should balance out and not influence scrub radius too much if the tire is a bit...
  14. Bought boost blue CTR recommended winter tire size?

    I have used Michelin X Ice, Yokohama Ice Guards, Blizzak 70s and 80s as well as BFG Winter Slalom KSIs on different cars. Hated the Michelins the most. Excellent on ice but couldn't handle snow at all. The BFGs were the opposite. Very happy with the Blizzaks. Also definitely go skinny...
  15. wheels

    Unlike "Ducky" I do find this thread useful and interesting. Wading through 166 pages of wheel fitment guide takes a long time and what the OP is looking for seems to be what NOT to buy. Personally I would like to hear about the best 18 X 9.5 rim with a 45mm offset and a 265/35 tire
  16. Honda Sensing on the 2020 CTR

    I have been tracking various cars for over 25 years and my most recent dual purpose car is a 04 C5Z Corvette. On the track, all the nannies are off but on the street, I am perfectly happy to leave them on. Obviously the more modern nannies are both safer and also more intrusive but given that...
  17. LogR Performance Data Recorder App launched for 2020 Civic Type R

    Agree, but the concern was oil temp not pressure. Loss of oil pressure is usually pretty catastrophic and any driving , even in limp mode, is unlikely to help. Obviously there are multiple ways to cool an engine but if we knew it was oil temp that triggers limp mode, an oil cooler is the more...
  18. Honda Sensing on the 2020 CTR

    I am sure most of the folks following this thread are true enthusiasts and take pride in their driving. There is no doubt that if you are paying attention, you will be much less likely to be in an accident and most enthusiasts pay attention to their driving. Unfortunately the statistics (which I...
  19. LogR Performance Data Recorder App launched for 2020 Civic Type R

    It would be really nice to know which sensors are indicating "critical failure" . Would have thought high temps either oil or coolant would be the issue. Certainly for the Nissan 370, it is engine oil temps that trigger limp mode. (There may be other reasons as well but for track use, oil temp...
  20. LogR Performance Data Recorder App launched for 2020 Civic Type R

    So the question is, do the North American 2020 cars gets an oil temp sensor or not? In another thread I had asked what caused "limp mode" at the track i.e oil temps, water temps or what ever. Didn't get a firm answer. This might let us know. Frankly having a performance car without an oil...
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