Had another great trip to the Nurburgring this weekend and the S3 was nearly perfect this year. Myself and "S3 Baby" went with an E36 M3 and a Honda Civic Type R 4 door import.
It looked a bit touch and go as to whether "S3 Baby" was even going to make it after his oil pump went causing his turbo to blow causing his intercoolers to go a week before. Then his power steering pump packed in 2 days before the trip and his alternator the night before!!! Luckily my mate who is a mechanic was able to fit a new alternator late Thursday night (finished at 2am) so he could go on Friday morning (5am)!
Since last years trip I have had my brakes sorted and a TIP fitted. The brakes were imense compared to the standard setup from last year. I had no fade what so ever and I could actually get the cars speed down before entering the corners, which is always nice.
I did plug in the laptop for one lap to monitor the ignition timing and the AITs. The ignition didn't pull any more than 3 on the 102 octane fuel I was running and the AITs were around 45 and a peak of 57 degrees so a FMIC will be on the car before my next trip.
S3 Baby has AP coilovers and R32 ARBs which made a huge difference over my standard setup and he would glide through a high speed corner where as I would understeer through it
Anyway here's a few pics. Mine is the Ming Blue one with black grill surround and S3 Baby's is the Black one: