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Old 11-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #41
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Nah, it's what Ron said as well. Basically you give up the "perfect entry" into 14 by not caring how far left you are for 14 and just dealing with it.
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I usually have no issue getting the car over to the left. You either turn in, then brake, or you brake and hit the curb on the left which turns the car. Or you could be safe and brake a tad early.
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I have both the Goodridge lines and our own lines (same mfg as FM/949). Small differences, but nothing that would make me pick one over the other, aside from the the $60 cost difference by going with our lines. The big benefit of the Goodridge lines is that they're always in stock when the other ones aren't.

Our SS lines aren't on the site yet, but they are in stock (d'oh). $95 for a full 4-wheel kit, $65 for a rear kit if you've done Wilwoods already in the front.
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I usually have no issue getting the car over to the left. You either turn in, then brake, or you brake and hit the curb on the left which turns the car. Or you could be safe and brake a tad early.
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I usually have no issue getting the car over to the left. You either turn in, then brake, or you brake and hit the curb on the left which turns the car. Or you could be safe and brake a tad early.
Yeah, this is kind of the issue seeing how it's the fastest part of the track. We should all be able to brake way way way after the turn in marker for 14; however, our reptile brains are like "oh man, I'm going fast this is gonna hurt" because you can't see the pavement. Hence the brake super late (and use the terrain to your advantage) and just keep it on pavement; T14 is slow and you want to rimshot 15 anyways.
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Priority mail is 1-3 days anywhere in the US. In stock.

Yes dear friends, they are orange.

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Old 11-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #47
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^Weak sauce! If only the Wilwood lines were orange.
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Yeah, this is kind of the issue seeing how it's the fastest part of the track. We should all be able to brake way way way after the turn in marker for 14; however, our reptile brains are like "oh man, I'm going fast this is gonna hurt" because you can't see the pavement. Hence the brake super late (and use the terrain to your advantage) and just keep it on pavement; T14 is slow and you want to rimshot 15 anyways.
Trailbrake into and through 14...if you can do it, get on the left side gator and it will pull you track left for a wider turn-in to 14a. the gator part isn't important, but I think there is time to be gained in lining up 14a correctly, since you have the short straight to 16 (and depending on your braking needs for 16-17-17a, that may transfer to the front straight)...dunno though, I am slow at VIR.

there is a few spec miata videos showing it on youtube. If you watch, they break it down into 2 hard braking zones and 1 lighter one, on the data.

hard before 14, let off a bit for slight turn-in to 14, then hard before the turn in for 14a. You gotta be comfortable AND consistent with the brakes...Which I have a difficult time with. Also probably best to do the shift between 14 and 14a.
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^Weak sauce! If only the Wilwood lines were orange.
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Forgive my ignorance but, wouldn't you want the sheath to be clear so you can detect the first signs of a leak/defect?

It's worth it for the extra 5 horsepower though, right?
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It's worth it for the extra 5 horsepower though, right?
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Forgive my ignorance but, wouldn't you want the sheath to be clear so you can detect the first signs of a leak/defect?

It's worth it for the extra 5 horsepower though, right?
in person you will likely see that its a tinted liner.
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