Track Day Gear

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by McRib 1s Back, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    In the past, I would bring blue 3M painters' tape. It's ugly but effective.

    This time, I don't think I'll do that! Some strategically located vinyl is in order.

    Dave, picking up our conversation from C&C, what do you consider the most critical areas for an application like this? I'm thinking the front edge of the hood and maybe the lights. Our housing is plastic, but I recall that tape was a requirement in the past (front/rear?). Is the regular clear vinyl strong enough/suitable for our headlights?
     
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  3. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    A clear bra is best however you can get some clear tape for a one time use.
    Remember that Willow is relentless for eating paint as well.

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    Dave
     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Now if I can only convince my wife to let me buy some race rubber. :D|

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    Dave
     
  5. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I'll make you a deal on nearly new set of OEM wheels and tires!

    It's not race rubber, but you'll be set when SoW eats your current ones! :)
     
  6. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member


    Yes, I just may go the clear bra route. I'm betting templates are readily available. I've used both Xpel and 3M in the past.

    I'd be happy if I could get the hood and lights for now.
     
  7. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I have the Xpel.
    It is not cheap but has a better warranty.

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    Dave
     
  8. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    My K1 suit just came in earlier today. It fits great, and I can't imagine what the medium would be like! This "large" is likely "Euro large" -- I'm pretty much a standard American Extra-Medium! :)

    I'm 5'10" and 175 pounds with a 32" waist, 32" inseam, and 42" chest. This thing is practically tailor fit and no way I'd go with the smaller size. Hope that helps anyone considering this suit.

    It really is quite nice for the money. Yes, the Sparco Nomex is nicer, but it's only $600 more! :)
     
  9. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Ok,
    What are you doing about a low mounted tow hook?

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  10. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I drove my VW today, but I think -- at least, I hope, we can use the factory hard points. I need to look behind the little square tow point covers. With luck we just need to buy a compatible hook/eye. My Audi included them!
     
  11. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I don't think those will work do to wheel interference.
    I am sure they will need to be in the front and rear.

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  12. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm imagining this, there's a cutout in the bumpers. I just can't check since my car is home today.
     
  13. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    If there are, I haven't found them.

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    Dave
     
  14. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    While my car is home, I just remembered that I have photos of the front and rear bumpers handy.

    I guess I was thinking about one of my other cars -- there are no cutouts!

    I'm not going to worry too much about this for SoW, but it's something we need to sort out longer term.

    For the rear, we can use the torsion beam in a pinch! Let's just plan on not crashing or going into the gravel! :)
     
  15. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I was only concerned because Extreme Speed says required.


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  16. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Yep. I think that's more of a suggestion. I have seen other cars that don't have them. I'll confirm.
     
  17. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

  18. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Yes that is the B-Spec loop.
    However there is no mount for it on the Fiesta.
    Parts would need to be fabricated and welded on.
    A hole would then have to be made in the bumper.

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    Dave
     
  19. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I just ordered a new helmet as mine expired in 1995.
    But then so did my head.

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    Dave
     
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  20. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    LOL wow they never inspected it or you just never needed it that much ??
     
  21. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I am sure I needed it.
    Just never use it.

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    Dave
     

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