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Old 08-08-2011, 04:41 AM
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Default Skid pan day... Rice alert, with the exception of a big block Holden

Yesterday the NSW Supra Club had a day on the skid pan at Eastern Creek.

This was my first sporting outing with the Soup, so I was keen to see what it does when pushed in a safe environment. Grip up and balance like a mofo, apparently, even with 24 year old and very clagged shocks.

We started out doing basic "courses" with instructors from the advanced driver training group that operates the pan on board, up to the last activity which was timed laps of a nice little course. I'm happy how I went, 6th out of 17, considering my Supra is naturally aspirated and as completely stock as it came from the dealer in 87, down to the double-DIN tape player

We got a little footage of some of the cars, but the missus got most of my runs so I have done two videos. One general, and one memememememe... Enjoy, especially the 6.4 litre Commodore wagon. That was just brutish.


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Old 08-08-2011, 05:18 AM
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looks like you had a fun day, and i've always liked that shape supra, but that looks like it's got a lot of body roll
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Oh yes, it's got a bit weak at the knees. Suspension is next on the shopping list.
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Looks loadsa fun! Thats something I'd really like a go at
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Oh yes, it's got a bit weak at the knees. Suspension is next on the shopping list.
what are you going to put on it?
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I was actually having a defining discussion with Stephoon (was driving the orange/bronze Holden ute) about that on the day. Most guys put adjustable coil-overs on their Soup's because the can... Proper double wishbone suspension and all.

My theory is that when you hear of race teams who have not got the set up quite right for a given track, the driver's times are down a little. When you hear about teams that make a drastic change to a car's settings, it's usually followed by a huge off.... so the plan is get some quality fixed rate shocks, springs and bars. Learn the car as a static base point and adapt me to different tracks I visit (when I get back to doing club days).
I'll let my mechanic sort that out. He's an old time race head, I trust his judgement over my own.
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