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Post by Markl17 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:18 pm

qwakers wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:44 pm
have you got any more detailed pics of the harness bar?
My car is fully trimmed,so just rear seats out and four bolts takes no time at all.
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Post by Ranjan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:36 pm

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:22 am
Hi
I spent some time today getting the car ready for my first track day of the year, I am quite pleased with the harness brace.
I also fueled it up and premixed for the first time as I thought if I am doing more track days this year a little extra protection would not go a miss.roll on the 1st March
Mark
Mark,
Thank god you have finally relocated your shoulder straps they were attached in a way that would be injurious to your spine.
Next, to keep the shoulder harnesses from sliding laterally on the roll bar you can use a little bit of roll bar padding to isolate the belts (like the photo below) and cable tie them. If you want to get fancy about it, you can install large collars that fit around the roll bar that look pretty slick.


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Post by Markl17 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi ranjan
A couple of people on here had suggested the same thing so I got the bar to be safe the foam looks like a good idea.
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Post by Markl17 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Hi
I have just been looking at the long range weather forecast for next Sunday,light rain all day,so probably will be a bit slippery.
I thank i will leave the Nanking s at home as they are scary in damp conditions,I also went to the diy shop today and spent 2 euro on pipe lagging for the harness brace and if the postal gods are on my side I will get my new rrp coils and leads fitted before Sunday
I see 3 sisters and Caldwell are only a day apart ,is anybody doing both.hope the weather is good for you next weekend and you turn a lot of fuel in to noise.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:14 pm

I am doing both Mark :lol:
GSB-TDU - Events Coordinator & Events Team Admin
RX-8OC Club Calendar - R.A.C.E Car Club - NPT Website - GSB III 03/08/13 - Present
S/D-C/limits - RX-8,3MPS,RX-8 R3,GT86 =17 Skid Pan =1 Go Karting =1 Cars Driven =185
3 MPS MKII T/D = 6
RX-8 R3 T/D = 5 + 7 session's
GT86 T/D = 60.5 + 31 session's
Total T/Days Jan 2011 = 71.5 + 38 session's

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Post by Markl17 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Nigel,you are a track day dynamo,much respect,Toyota should give you cars as long term test cars .
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:34 pm

Hey Mark you going to pop over and see us on Tuesday 8th April at the Ring :?:
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Post by Markl17 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:56 am

Hi
I am sat having my breakfast and thought I would check the weather forecast for next Sunday,I think I might need some snow tyres.
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Post by Markl17 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:17 am

Hi
Good new the weather has improved for tomorrow,it is just light rain all day. I quite like wet track days as the more powerful cars don’t look as fast and the 8 comes in to it’s own,the Michelin ps 3,s help a lot to.the car is prepared and ready to go, I fitted my new rrp coils and msd leads,fueled up added some premix the rest of the kit in the boot.6am start in the morning so long day but should be fun.
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Post by Ranjan » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:29 pm

Have a good day Mark :race: :race:

For future reference try the Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres; they are a revelation in the wet.

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Post by Markl17 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:03 pm

Hi
I did my first track day of the year yesterday,and as you can see from the video it was wet we even had hail,but I really enjoyed it.i quite like the car when it feels like it is on tiptoes,I had a couple of trips through the gravel and explorer every inch of tarmac,but I found a line that worked and it felt good, lap time best was 2mins40secs .a Lamborghini and maclaren were on track at the some time ,they sound awesome,I think I am going to have to save up for one.
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