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Old 08-12-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Co0p3r View Post
Okay thank you very much, and also you mean m power steering will go out? So put better fluid in it? Will my SVT have problems racing? And will I need a extra set of pads? I currenty have Hawk pads on front and back. And i wont rush, I want to learn as much as possible.
In addition to all the advice above.....

make sure your car is ready, empty all the loose items an non-essentials the night before, it should look like you are bringing it to the dealer as a lease return or trade in. (wash, wax, and vacuum are optional )

Install fresh oil, fresh brake fluid, then torque the lug nuts, & check tires for cuts and nails. NO ARMOR ALL ON THE TIRES!

Brake fluid is important to replace/flush with new high quailty DOT 4 racing fluid. Your fluid temps on track will be much higher than anything you will ever see on the street. If your fluid is over 6 months old, it will have moisture in it, and it can boil easily as you build up speeds later in the day creating problems. If you are using DOT 3 fluid or are not sure, replace it with new DOT 4.

Ususally if you are running street tires you'll want to add about 2-4 psi more than you run on the street. this gives better feel, and reduces tire squirm which will keep tires at lower temps.

MAke sure you have approx 50% brake pad left, some tech inspectors are more strict than others.

Aside from that no partying the night before, get plenty of rest, and have a good breakfast. No energy drinks during the day! Your adrenaline will be flowing with no problems, the extra stimulants will just make it harder for you to concentrate.

Most important, relax and have fun! Good luck.

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