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Old 11-25-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Buttonwillow HPDE prep items: 2000 zx3

Hi guys. I've got what I think is a pretty simple question.

My dad has a 2000 zx3 with about 130k on the odometer. I want to take it to a 2 day HPDE at Buttonwillow #1CW (with starmazda) in early December. I'm of the school of thought to spend zero modding the car. But instead to spend money on track time and instruction. That said, where should I investigate spending money so that I don't miss any track time because of mechanical short comings.

-I'm going to keep the super cheap tires on it and when those are gone I'll buy dad a fresh set of RT615 or Direzza star spec
-I know nothing about the integrity of the brakes and pads
-I plan on flushing the brake fluid. I'm thiking DOT4 but if you think RBF600 is best that's fine
-oil change and air filter change for sure.

Anything I'm missing? I'm hoping to hear that the stock brakes will be fine.

Background: All the guys that are fast are telling me to learn to drive a slow car fast. I'm planning on leaving the 300hp car in the garage that weekend and learn with the "momentum car".

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