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Appreciate all inputs. This will be my first HPDE.
I've done some Autocrosses years ago and did fairly
good, won a few trophy's but this will be my first
high speed event. When I did Autocrosses it was
before active handling and traction control.
Now I have car with active handling and traction
control. What should be used at a HPDE? Should I
turn off both or select Competion mode ?
I think in Competition mode traction control
is off and there is still some Active handling.
Any other info will be helpful. Like I said this will
be my first HPDE.
 

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Tire Pressure

Another thing I would like input on is tire pressure.
My stock C6 Z06 suggested cold air pressure is 30 psi.
I've seen somewhere that 34 psi cold pressure is
suggested for high performance driving event at
Virginia International Raceway. What ideas do
others have ?
 

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you are gonna love VIR .you will have an instructor with you ,i would leave AH/TC on at least the first day. i would put 30 cold in the tires by the 2nd lap it will be 35 or better. i am on the wait list maybe ill see ya black z from new jersey.be afraid of the big oak tree turn.one section 140 170 maybe
 

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I appreciate the input, extanker I'll be looking for you, I'll be
in a Lemans Blue C6 Z06 with tag USA1 Z06 from Virginia. I
be ex-Navy Radioman.
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AH and TC will not make much difference on a Road Course. Definitely leave active handling on. I received a tip that improved my car a lot. I set my my tires to 30 except the rear that would be inside on the banking which I set to 31. It helped a lot :thumbsup:

careful on your run flats if it is cool. Warm your tires before you put it on the edge.

Be Fast be Safe.

:cheers:
 

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When I run in Competition mode, isn't that like or similar to
turning traction control off and leaving active handling on ?
 

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When I run in Competition mode, isn't that like or similar to
turning traction control off and leaving active handling on ?
Yes:thumbsup:
 

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every time an instructor got in i told them i aint touching the double death button.they were happy campers.VIR has lefties/righties no high speed banking.dont forget the BIG tree
 

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Hey, USA1C5!

The NCM does recommend 34 lbs. cold for tire pressure, but I'm guessing it will be very hot in July in southern Virginia. I don't know for sure, as this will be my first track experience, but I'm guessing a couple of pounds under that recommendation might be in order.

P.S.- I wish I had thought about the weather before I purchased my solid BLACK helmet! :laughing:
 

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Hey, USA1C5!

The NCM does recommend 34 lbs. cold for tire pressure, but I'm guessing it will be very hot in July in southern Virginia. I don't know for sure, as this will be my first track experience, but I'm guessing a couple of pounds under that recommendation might be in order.

P.S.- I wish I had thought about the weather before I purchased my solid BLACK helmet! :laughing:
Hello, PharmZ
Yes it will be hot in July. 34psi might be a little high.
I havn't got my helmet yet. I was going to drive down to
Simpson World in a couple weeks and see what they got in
the way of helmets and maybe some shoes and gloves. I'm
not sure about the shoes and gloves yet but I have to get me
a helmet.
 

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Hello, PharmZ
Yes it will be hot in July. 34psi might be a little high.
I havn't got my helmet yet. I was going to drive down to
Simpson World in a couple weeks and see what they got in
the way of helmets and maybe some shoes and gloves. I'm
not sure about the shoes and gloves yet but I have to get me
a helmet.
I'm going without gloves, but I did get a pair of shoes. I had to. The shoes I had, before purchasing these, either had soles that were too wide or they wouldn't grip the pedals. These seem to be perfect and weren't terribly expensive.
 
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