Tyres, Brakes, Wheels Studs & Swivels! [Fitted]

New Michellin Cup Sport 2 tyres (215/45/17) fitted to the OEM 200 wheels, and thanks to Ktec for fitting the brakes (as per last post) and also replacing the lower swivel bearings too. Also supplying and fitting a set of their wheel studs, which I elected for due to thinking it would be good to replace the original 11 year old wheel bolts – but I was not expecting them to look so much better with a much more purposeful look to them.
The car’s now stopping and steering better than it ever has, and the DS1.11 give a very pleasing squeal that only track focused pads really give off!
It’s ready for a track day at Combe in a couple of weeks (6th July). – Hopefully it’ll go a darn sight better than the last Combe track day :O

New brakes

After the last trackday the brakes were found lacking, so time for a thorough upgrade.
Pads came from George at https://www.roadtrackraceparts.com
Discs came from Ian at https://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk
Both very helpful and knowledgeable places.

Front Discs: New Godspeed 330x28mm rotors with 6 groves and curved internal vanes. Fitting to the current Reyland bells I have, along with a new set of AP Racing disc bolts.
Front Pads: Ferodo DS1.11
Read Pads: Ferodo DS2500
Fluid: Just literally had new RBF660 – so will re-bleed after fitting the new stuff.

Snetterton Trackday [25-01-20]

First trackday since the rebuild over the last couple of years, fortunately (despite taking out a cone!) everything went well and the car performed flawlessly really! Tyres were knackered so probably stick a set of Cup2’s on soon now that the Yoko AD08R has been replaced with the RS compound, which is not getting great reviews. Also brakes were a bit shocking on the day, I put new RBF660 fluid and a new set of EBC Yellowstuff in – which I’ve run a couple of sets before – but they did nothing but moan and grumble all day.
Overall though a great success; drove there, tracked it, drove home, still working now! And amazingly despite the ITB’s – no noise issues! First of hopefully many this year at last 🙂

Outside video

Quick and poor quality clip of the car from outside, basically last few posts cover most of the changes since the failure at Castle Combe, from this point I will ‘try’ and keep the blog up to date and with better pics. Though not much likely to change now until spring.