Bought 2000 gtv 3l as a weekend car. Would like to do a track day and was hoping for some guidance on following
1. Upgrading brake pads been recommended yellow stuff by z3 m coupe friend
2. Track day prep , are there any issues perculiar to the gtv i should check beyond the obvious
3. Track recommendations for SE UK
4. Any other upgrades
5. Is it a bad idea with an alfa
Thanks for your thoughts
1. Don't use EBC pads, they are RUBBISH. Use Ferodo DS2500, you won't regret it!
2. Not that I am aware of, just common sense really.
3. It's not exactly SE, but it's not too far up the road, it simply has to Bedford. Awesome track day circuit for beginners and seasoned track day participants alike. HUGE run-off areas, great layout, superb facilities.
4. To begin with, I would always use the car in it's current form before carrying out any upgrades. The only things I would do is upgrade the brake pads, make sure the discs and all brake hoses etc are in good condition. Make sure you have decent tyres, give the car a full and thorough service and use uprated brake fluid. Just ensure the car is running spot on and is in good shape. A lot of people will be tempted to try and upgrade anything and end up spending a load of money for little or no benefit. As long as the car is in tip-top condition, aside from uprating pads etc as said, I would do a track day in the standard car. You will have no less fun, plus then you can make up your own mind what the car needs to improve and tailor it to your own driving style. You can make up your own mind whether it feels a bit sloppy in the bends, then you can look towards suspension upgrades.
5. No, it's a very good idea as long as the car is in good shape. A 3.0 GTV has the bonus of having a very, very good brake set-up out of the box.