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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Africa
My 3.0 comes from a 166. 1:26 is a fairly quick time for a road going 2L Turbo / 3L NA, for 1:23 you'll start needing semi-slicks and decent brakes. 1:21's you'll need better shocks. For 1:19's a Q2 diff was needed. 1:18.0 in my 2.0TS racer is possible due to shedding 350kg, very decent shocks, 305mm upgraded brakes, bit uprated engine.
The brake pads is the single most important part in decent brakes setup - a 8 pot caliper with OEM grade pads will cook easier than a single pot caliper with DECENT pads. Next up is decent fluid, then braided hoses.
Grooved disc's will help with OEM or with DECENT pads if your fluid has never cooked before. So it will bite nicely UNTIL the 1st time you cook your fluid due to enthusiastic drive with normal pads and/or normal fluid.
See the results from a public "race" day (Got Balls Racing). The top 5 guys where raw race cars. The Neo 1 is a Arial Atom (open frame) type car. AFAIK all the cars up to the Mini had semi-slicks
Last edited by Gertie; 01-07-14 at 07:56.