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Old 04-10-2010, 01:11 AM   #24
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I would do as Geezer suggests and get a set of track tires and a set of track pads. Switch them out at the track. That way you can have junk auto zone pads for street and bada$$ race pads for the track. I gotten a coupe good deals on used tires. the best was free rims and free spec miata tires. I would find a good spring rate and get decent dampers that are properly damped to that spring rate. Don't worry about adjustable dampers. I have a VW jetta that I used to have as a daily racer. It had decent street pads with huge brake rotors. only glazed the brakes twice out of 12 track days. Just keep the car reliable. Spend more money on track days than performance parts. I spent $1500 on the car and $1800 on trackdays so far.
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