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Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:12:01 pm »
Did Blyton track day today - was a really good day - Polo managed to do a whole day without anything going wrong with it until the front right tyre got chewed up due to epic understeer all day.

It was tripodding in every corner and understeered badly into tight corners but was really good fun.

Time for some stiffer front springs.













Videos here:

http://youtu.be/yTUcXEsd1g8
http://youtu.be/KK5ey_9suW4

Random video of the rear wheel which was lifting through the corners.
http://youtu.be/_CXq7WcFFss
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 09:22:06 pm by Robin »

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 06:42:20 am »
Awesome photos! Thats some serious abuse!
How do you eliminate the understeer? Just harder springs like you said? What lb you running atm?

also noticed you have no wheel spats or door mouldings, how come you took them off?

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 10:38:22 am »
Awesome looking piks mate! Summert nice to see to pass the hospital time! Many cars in track to play with?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 11:39:52 am by gaz g40 »

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 10:51:42 am »
Are your FKs fixed damping?

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 01:23:37 pm »
Awesome photos! Thats some serious abuse!
How do you eliminate the understeer? Just harder springs like you said? What lb you running atm?

also noticed you have no wheel spats or door mouldings, how come you took them off?

Currently running 300lb at the moment but speaking to Yoof last night i think i need to either ditch the helper springs (standard fk ones) or get stiffer ones.

All the plastic trim was removed by the previous owner.

Gaz there were alot of nice cars on track which was good fun to pass - i'll be uploading some videos once i edit them to a good size.

Andy i don't think they are adjustable.

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 01:37:36 pm »
Cool look forward to watching them

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 02:45:53 pm »
What spring rate are the helpers? If they're weedy, then they'll be coil-bound anyway and not affecting your spring rate. My Gaz helpers are coil-bound when static.

Do you know what the stock FK spring rate was? Might be that the dampers are too soft for the springs too.

I might be ditching my 325lb front springs soon, will let you know if you wanted to try harder ones.

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 05:13:30 pm »
All helper springs should be co
Completly compressed when under cars own weight?
300lb thats pretty hard! Maybe a front arb needed lol

Andy what length are you gaz springs? Im sure you said they have no helpers? So around 6"? If your changing them id be interested in buying them :) for experimental purposes. I think my 250lb ones will be far too soft

Look forward to the videos robin :)

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 07:27:33 pm »
Here is the first video.

http://youtu.be/KK5ey_9suW4

My mate was filming me in his CRX and that runs about 165bhp and weighs about 850-900kg.

Around 3:30 shows you how the Polo really pulls away from the Honda.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 07:29:27 pm by Robin »

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2013, 07:39:37 pm »
Looks like you were getting stuck in from the pictures. Did they do the other layout in the afternoon again? I liked coming off the straight carrying some proper speed but that mickey mouse 1st gear corner was a bit annoying.

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2013, 07:43:57 pm »
Nah they kept the same lay out all day.

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2013, 08:37:55 pm »
No front arb?

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2013, 08:42:44 pm »

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2013, 08:42:59 pm »
Looks high man!

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Re: Blyton Track Day Pics and videos
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2013, 08:45:28 pm »
Video number 2

http://youtu.be/yTUcXEsd1g8

This was a good session against a Westfield running 170bhp - very little between the 2 cars.

My driving wasn't exactly smooth watching the video back.