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

    Sure, Dave -- but that was 56 years ago. What did you expect? :p
     
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  3. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    The balance of my gear arrived last night.

    No surprises, and everything fit just fine. I'll add that it was true-to-size, too.
     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    My helmet came in today.
    I am just sorting through my tools.

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    Dave
     
  5. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Which helmet did you get? My Simpson Bandit in large fits well -- I use a balaclava with all helmets to keep it clean, increase protection, and help get the thing on and off!

    Also I just saw my Amazon alert telling me that my "G-Force 1005 Gear Bag" just arrived. It's really just a bag that has a helmet shaped compartment along with dirty and clean sections. I'm hoping it will mean I can get away with one bag for all of my race junk.
     
  6. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I prefer the open face.
    I just replaced my Simpson FR Cruiser.

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    Dave
     
  7. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Now I am just deciding which torque wrench to bring.

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    Dave
     
  8. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Cool. I'll have the one I linked above.
     
  9. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    That's a good gen purpose wrench at a good price.
    But I only need 100 ft/lbs so the 3/8 digital/click it is.
    The problem is getting all you want to bring in the car.

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    Dave
     
  10. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Pump the tires up and get ready to rotate them afterwards.
    I went +3 all around and they raised about 7psi each session...and that was with 35 deg temps.
    Car felt best in off/off to me. The car is so balanced we were driving 10/10ths in the second session. The tires start falling off quickly around the third lap.
    Have fun!
     
  11. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Good advice, thanks. I'm going to run 36F/39R cold to start.

    Keep in mind, I'm running 225/45/16s with Dunlop Direzza 2s. I hope they fare a bit better in terms of endurance (between the more aggressive compound and wider patch).
     
  12. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I was also planning on bringing a compressor as well.
    However air is available at the track.

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    Dave
     
  13. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    This is where just having an air tank can come in handy. I had a battery powered compressor that I hauled around for years, but a tank is way faster.
     
  14. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    But an air tank is way bigger.
    The problem now is space.
    With four wheels/tires, tools, cooler. chairs, floor jack, picnic table w/umbrella, generator, computer, & plasma TV.
    Time I got.

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    Dave
     
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  15. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Oh that's right. You're going to have a blast!
    Are you on the stock map?
     
  16. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    If you aren't bringing a Blu-ray player or PS4, then having the plasma tv seems like a waste. So, there you go :D
     
  17. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    What no Dish TV ?? Rookies !! lol
     
  18. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Don't know if you all checked them out but I use the Ryobi 18v Li system from Home Depot for my impact wrench. They now have a small compressor that works very good and a fan. They all run on the battery, saving lots of travel space. they even have a flashlight for $12.

    In Ax this year I plan on taking these bec the the rear is not quite big enough for the cooler, camp chair, air tank, tires and tools. Instead of a water tank I will be hanging the fan over the grill between runs. Take out the spare and put these things in the well, comp tires in the hatch and voila!

    Also for tools and spare clothes I use yellow BassPro vinyl boat bags. They compress and are water proof. Was especially handy in the downpour last May in Lincoln when there was 2" of standing water first morning...

    I also put the floor jack on the right rear floor so it is covered up in case of an accident en route.

    Another thing learned with the GTI: Attach a long strip of velcro along the inside plastic at the hatch and sew the other onto a towel. Flip the towel out when loading and unloading gear and protect your plastic hatch threshold.
     
  19. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    :)

    No way, man. 100 octane and 93 Cobb OTS map!
     
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  20. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Good stuff!

    I do most of this now -- especially the bags! I'm a hiker/climber and have bags coming out of my ears. I compartmentalize everything.

    Yes, the jack lives on the floor! I use a towel on the back, but even then, I'm careful to not drag stuff over it. I keep lots of micro-fiber towels around too! These are awesome on messes and I batch wash them with oxyclean and they come out surprisingly clean (front load washer - and only air dry them!).

    My brand of OCD keeps me from attaching Velcro like that! No way. :)
     
  21. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The computer has the Blu-ray player in it.
    But I did forget to mention the BBQ & KEG (root beer).

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    Dave
     

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