Looks like good fun, what kind of tires did you run?
:lol:blue painter's tape numbers FTW :woot: i bet you had a blast
Did you experience any brake fade. I know that is one of the first things I get on my eclipse. I run Hawk HP pads with slotted rotors, DotBlue fluid, and SS lines. The HTRZ III are ok, like you said they will get greasy. If you do a few more, you may want to look into getting a set of Kumho V710s or maybe a Hoosier DOT tire.Actually I've seen a truck before on a road course at Thunderhill. Pretty crazy stuff. The tires I'm running are just street tires. They are the Sumitomo HTRZ III. Tirerack ranked them as one of the top Max Perf summer tires and they're cheap to boot. They held up very nicely and only got greasy towards the very end of the sessions when I was pushing it. I'd highly recommend these tires if you're looking for something on the cheaper side that is a notch below the extreme summer tires like RT-615's, RE-01R's, R1R's, etc.
Ok i wrote that wrong. I have the HP+ pads. They are race pads. I think your thinking of the HPS which are street pads. Either way, I need to step up and buy some better pads.Clipse_GT, I would not recommend running the Hawk HP pads on a track since they are purely street pads. Ok for the rear but definitely not the fronts. I'd suggest moving up to something with a higher MOT. Doesn't have to be something crazy and expensvie but at least something that is good for at least 1000 degs.
Nice pics! As far as Hawk pads on the track, the Hawk Blue pads rock (they're full on race pads though). Darren made a great choice with the Porterfields and everything Darren said about the HP+ is fact.
BTW, nice wheels.
I'm busier than all get out right now, but things are good. I'll be hitting the track hard next year and I'll have to let you toss the EVO around at that time.JR where you been man? When are we going to do a HPDE again? :ndance:
Thanks for the compliments on the wheels. They're the el cheapo MB Weapons (aka Atech) in 18x8 that only cost me $110 per thanks to my bro's employee discount. Cheap wheels that are relatively light and can take track abuse FTW!