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matt323 09-05-2008 12:41 PM

Driving School at VIR
I have a question and would appreciate any input.
I am going to be taking my 07 WRX wagon to a 2-day BMW Club Road Course Driving School at VIR in a week, and was concerned about brakes. Specifically concerned about fluid (boiling possibility), fade, etc.... Anybody have any input, or should I be fine w/ stock fluid/pads (approx 14k mil on vehicle). Any additional last minute suggestions for my track day would also be appreciated.


wagonracer 09-05-2008 11:48 PM

some answers here
Change your brake fluid to a high performance fluid like ATE super blue, and Axxis ultimates are a track worthy, inexpensive pad ( I use them on the TT wagon and my Porsche race car) You can get by with just changing the fronts, for starters.

Get a good nights sleep, and be as prepared as possible. Those two will make a BIG difference on how much you'll get out of it. Have a blast.... VIR is such an awesome track !Thumbs Up

matt323 09-07-2008 10:23 AM

Thanks for the input, I was advised to go with hawk HT-10's or Blues, but at $200 for fronts only I think I will look into those

matt323 09-07-2008 10:27 AM

Hey, you know anywhere to pick up the Axxis pads?

wagonracer 09-10-2008 07:12 PM

[QUOTE=matt323;204269]Hey, you know anywhere to pick up the Axxis pads?[/QUOTE]

Sorry for the slow reply. I get them from [url=]Auto Parts Fast at RockAuto[/url], best price anywhere, and they're fast getting stuff out.

matt323 09-15-2008 09:10 AM

Thanks for the input, I ended up changing the brake fluid for synthetic with stock pads. It was definately a little less than confidence inspiring... and about half way through the weekend the pedal started feeling rather spongy (I guess thats the fluid). I managed to have a minor off-track excursion into turn one trying to compress my brake zone a little bit. Now that I'm through complaining about my brakes, definately had a great time, car performed well and I do love the track.

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