How come the Civic and the 323ci are not in the list of cars you smoked?
I agree that tires can make a huge difference, especially in the rain. When you say stock, are you saying it's your first set of OEM tires? Up to now I didn't have the impression the stock tires are that great, but perhaps it's because they shine in the rain and that's something we don't see here too often.
This support is my motivation to keep going and getting better!
Sorry Ikarus, when I said stock I meant the car has no performance work (I should specify, engine work) done to it. All I've done are springs and tires upgrades!! The stock tires were Continental Sport Contact II. They weren't super great on the track. Only for cruising tires.
Yeah I didn't throw on the Civic and 323Ci to the list cuz they were my buddies...
Also, the Civic buddy is a pretty good driver too! My first time there he smoked me...like I had difficulties keeping up to him and he's go barely any power upgrades. He's running Koni Coils, DC2 (Type
brakes, Toyo Proxes RA1, and I think Intake + Exhaust. That alone was enough to rip me as soon as corners come up!!
I was over 120hp more than him!!
Ever since that day, I've completely changed my mindset on cars...!
I came back from another track day (the weekend that passed) and I got ripped by:
Acura CSX Type S
Wow...sometimes you just can't predict what will beat you and what you might pass!
However I think I did alright near the end because I shook an STI off me and I sorta gained on the corners of an M roadster, but obviously got ripped in the straights...
The only difference was, this time roads were dry and cars were able to perform more normally!! It makes more sense to me about the S2000 beating me now!
The 328i (e92) was pretty damn quick! It's set up was similar to mine but I believe more aggressive (seemed like coils instead of springs, and same tires but they looked shaved).