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Old 08-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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I'm a stickler for maintaining my things, so I am positive it will be going to the track in good order.

Given my previous forrays onto the track, I expect to be expending more energy trying to drive smoothly than anything else, but going back over the car afterwards is good advice. Good rubber and driver education are probably the two most important "go fast and go safe" improvements one can make, I suppose. I've always thought the best modification a driver can make with $500 is a day at the track with an instructor.

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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
If you make sure the car is in good working order beforehand, just go out there and have fun; be safe and set some time aside afterwards to do fluid changes and go back over the car.

If you plan on beating on the car, fresh fluids and faster change intervals are going to prevent/prolong internal wear from extended driving with overheated or dirty fluids.
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