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Old 09-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #1
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I'm almost certain I'm going to make the 5 into a pure trackday car. I'll be taking it off the road and probably trailering it to the track next year. So with that in mind I've started a list of things to do by spring next year. Is there anything you'd add that you found useful on the track??


- Radiator ducting / shroud to direct air through heat exchangers ( 10)

- Bonnet vent (exit for hot air directly behind radiator) ( 20)

- Water Injection – Pump, tank, pressure switch, water lines, nozzle, on/off switch, 25l meth ( 250)

- Oil cooler – sandwich plate, lines (50.00)

Cooling total 330.00


- Corrado 280mm big brake conversion (brackets) ( 80)

- Carbotech XP10 race pads ( 120)

- New race fluid ( 25)

- Brake ducting from front bumper ( Free)

Brakes total 225.00

Weight Saving

- Remove electric windows ( Free)

- replace electric mirrors with light mirrors (motorbike carbon?) ( 30)

- Remove centre console and all associated wiring for windows, mirrors ( Free)

- Remove stereo ( Free)

- Bung aerial hole ( 1)

Weight saving total 31.00

Traction and Aero

- R888’s or Full Slicks ( 280.00)

- Fabricate front splitter( 30)

- Cut out section from rear bumper to improve airflow ( Free)

- Coilovers 600

- 4 wheel alignment ( 60)

- Bushes ( 350)

- Gutted hardtop ( 300)

Traction and Aero total 1,620.00

Total cost 2,206.00

I can't wait to get out on the track more, and running the car as a daily just isn't helping. I can never spend time getting the car how I want it without worrying about it being on the road for the next day.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Indeed safety. Is tw carpet coming out? You mentioned the center console, but not the carpet, that weighs a lot! The r888 apparently don't last long. Unless you're racing competatively, I'd sacrifice a little ultimate grip for some longer life. I don't think there's much weight to save by switching mirrors, I'd save yourself the time and hassle and leave it for a time when you're searching for that last few ounces.
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