Dustin' off the cobwebs

With over 4 months absence of track time, it was time to dust off the cobwebs and take the race down to the VicDrift practice day. In the late hours of Friday, we were up fitting the newly-arrived Nismo 2way LSD Pro diff; since it's last outing at Matsuri, the standard GTR centre wasn't coping with the tyre temperatures and causing mass-singling. A quick break-in and we were ready to load the car onto the trailer. Thankfully this time, we were out of the shop by 11PM.

Saturday morning we all met at the shop and after having breakfast, loaded up the final necessities before hitting the road towards Winton, with the standard Seymour Mobil stop off.

Upon arriving to Winton, we had a quick look over the fluids before rolling the car into scrutineering and then off for the first lap. Immediately we felt the car was having spark issues; swapping out the plugs (thanks Ender!), we were back on power.

To add to the woes, the front geometry felt out of place. After assessing the under-carriage, we pinned the issue down to the coilover collars coming loose and causing mass play in the strut. Nipping these up, the car immediately felt like it was on rails.

After almost 15 laps, we finally wore the tyres down evenly only to notice tyre pressures were on ~52psi (since Matsuri, we had bumped up the tyre pressures to put less load on the diff). Fitting up a pair of Regals, it was coming to the end of the day before we decided to call the day off. All in all, was an excellent day to break down the car. We can safely say the car is finally getting to it's peak level. A few items have been added to the to-do list and inshAllah in July, we'll be out making the most of track time.

Here's a link to in-car footage of the back section; by far the better part of the Winton course.

Hope to see you all in July. Till then, be easy.

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