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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:40 pm 
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Brands do an evening session during the week - I'm thinking of potentially next Thursday 21st or 1st June. Sessions kick off at 5:30pm and finish at 8pm and registration from about 3ish.

I'm going to use it to get the car out on a track for a bit and it's not far from me - great if anyone else happens to be around.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:04 pm 
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I was at Brands last Wednesday evening for a 20 minute taster session , Six laps in and my Brakes were totally cooked , I will do another one after I have fitted 308s , ds2500 pads , braded brake lines and AP brake fluid . The best twenty minutes fun ive had in a long time , What brake setup have you got Faero
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Looking at approx £130

keeny - I have 308mm with DS3000 pads and good fluid. They roast but don't fade ( at least not with me a the wheel as I'm not hugely fast)

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 2:24 am 
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Looking at approx £130

keeny - I have 308mm with DS3000 pads and good fluid. They roast but don't fade ( at least not with me a the wheel as I'm not hugely fast)


Yeh, right! :roll: ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:19 am 
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:06 am 
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Sorry Faero what is the bite like from cold with the ds3000 as is my car is a daily driver and I know some race pads suffer from lack of bite when cold
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 7:01 am 
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The DS3000 are better everywhere than any other pad I've used. Only minor note is that from VERY cold they can feel a bit glassy. They are nearly £200 in 308mm size so vastly expensive but cheaper than big brakes.... There might be other pads at that price range worth considering too.
They do chuck out dust but no more than the DS2500. Strangely there are lower on dust when given a good roasting!

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:49 am 
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:20 am 
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All booked!

£129 with Opentrack and that includes tuition. Only 2.5hrs driving but more than enough for a first outing in a long time....

Going to meet up with Aerohead but great if anyone else fancies booking in a car and joining in.

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have fun :)

I did a Brands 'evening' a couple of years ago - the evening is actually good value as, if I recall correctly, you actually start about 4:30 so you get a good few hours in...

make sure you warm up your tyres properly, otherwise you'll be spinning inwards off down the hill at Paddock, like - er - I did :oops:

great place for track photos - see my avatar :)

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I haven't got the spare cash to be ragging the daily round track at the month :(
What's the deal with spectators?
I'm always happy to volunteer my services as a pit monkey and performance ballast :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:11 pm 
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spectators free at track days I believe...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:27 am 
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Yep - Just turn up.

And if you arrive in time for drivers briefing, you get a passenger wrist band and can then get a ride in any car for the session. ( assuming you bring a helmet)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:04 am 
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Phil.. you don't get free bands and passenger rides up knockhill....
Track day 10am - 5pm is £170 booked in advance and £190 on the day.. extra driver is £85 :shock:
And a 2hr session is £75 or £85 on the day.. and £35 for additional driver... :shock:
And it's not the best track in the UK
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:21 am 
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Woo hoo! Have been given the afternoon off work for this - see you there :mrgreen:

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McVities wrote:
Woo hoo! Have been given the afternoon off work for this - see you there :mrgreen:


Lucky ba:cen:rd
Have a great day Rich.. mind the vids and pics

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:35 am 
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Woo hoo! Have been given the afternoon off work for this - see you there :mrgreen:


Lucky ba:cen:rd
Have a great day Rich.. mind the vids and pics


I'll clear some space on the memory card for the camera and get some fresh batteries 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Back home - nothing broken! Great to see Aerohead and McVities too - both of whom got a shotgun ride.

No pics or vids due to the 'cameras on suckers' ban at Brands. Was a very busy/stressed 2.5hr evening slot but remarkably was not too silly out on track.

Car went really well - Brands Indy is tough to begin with but after a can of 'man-up' I was happily throwing the old barge about. We did manage 130mph down the shortish straight which is a pretty good achievement.

Successes:
1) Combo of manifold blanket, turbo blanket and a new large hole in the bumper meant that top engine temps were 105C even when giving it a serious thrashing. Happy. ( finally)
2) Generally handling and confidence was good.

Improvements:
1) Back end is still a little soft relative to from imho.
2) Front wheels and tyres were getting VERY hot - need to work on route cause / cooling.

Onwards!!

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Well done on the top speed - my 540 bhp Skyline GTR goes no faster, it has done a couple of 52 second laps though :)

Was there a Skoda Yetti there going quite quickly?

Shame you didn't get any video, would like to see it. Typical MSV bad communication between management and staff - if you call the office they'll tell you suction mounts are allowed.. This message hasn't filtered down to the shop floor yet though. I always suggest calling their office to confirm.. Then they allow them :)


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