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- Dec 22, 2018
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- 2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
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Looking forward to hearing about your first track day..
Your tire is mounted backwards.
So jealous bro. I’d love to hit the track and learn to drive on a track.After having a positive experience and surviving my first trackday, I’ve begun working on the most significant vehicle mod:
I’ve always considered myself a good driver: no tickets or accidents, drive a bit above the speed limit, but don’t cut in and out of traffic and don’t tailgate.
However there are skills specific to the track, especially heading into turns I found I am sorely lacking, which is heel toeing and downshifting.
Paul Blankenship, the AROSC instructor suggested mastering downshifting first, to where it feels like an automatic...before tackling heel-toeing.
Seems simple enough, but found I need to train myself to blip the accelerator to match revs before getting off the clutch and dropping gears.
My auto rev match is set to OFF. Really want to learn to do it myself.
Have been practicing downshifts on the daily commute whenever the opportunity presents itself. The best simulation for the track seems to be transitions from one freeway to the next. Carry speed heading into those wide sweeping turns, brake just before and downshift and accelerate through, when traffic permits.
Have a good transition on my way to work, so hopefully will become proficient with practice, then can move onto heel-toeing.
In preparation for this, moved the accelerator pedal from position C on the Acuity pedal spacer adapter, to new position B, which seems more conducive to heel-toeing.
new position B
new position B
Hope you and your family as doing well during these critical times. Love the new spoiler and I’m sure it’ll help you around the track.
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