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.
some answers here First time track day
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
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.