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Old 11-25-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Thoroughly inspect the full suspension, brake system, and especially all steering components (tie rod ends, ball joints, etc. Track use puts above average stress on these components. You'd be kidding yourself to go out on stock brake pads as they'll probably glaze on the first hot lap. Some performance pads aren't overly expensive and will result in more time on the track. Personally I think some good shocks would be highly desirable as well as good tires. Without them you'll be fighting an ill handling car rather than learning fundamentals which is your goal after all.
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