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    Want to drive faster?

    thicker antiroll bars might not be the answer. I dont proclaim to be the next F1 world champion, but it seems like "enthusiast" everywhere would start installing stuff they dont need or understand. Just because it feels better doesnt mean it's better.

    Have a read.
    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4065993&page=1

    Not an S3, but very similar chassis.
    World's Fastest S3 Driver - racing old people in toyota camries since 1997 with a 97.6% winning rate.

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    Did I read it right?
    The R32 driver just changed his rear ARB to a fat one to try and counter understeer?
    I hear what the guys is saying, in that a sh!t driver is a sh!t driver and no amount of mod's will make them a better driver, but I would say if you're doing these mod's you need to do them as a rounded package.
    I've upgraded all the ARB's and springs on my car to H&R. It offers lower centre of gravity, reduced role and has reduced understeer (without making the tail unstable - in fact if anything it feels more stable).
    The initial bump control on the suspension is also better than standard.

    At Castle Combe, I was having a good run with another S3 that appeared to be on standard suspension. Both cars appeared top be mapped as straight line performance was very similar, but in the corners, especially the faster fourth gear one's I would make ground every time by holding a tighter line, carrying a bit more speed and getting my power down earlier.
    I could see where he was losing time.

    Now maybe that had nothing to do with the suspension mod's, maybe it was just the driver.... but I doubt that as it was only my second track day!

    The link is an interesting read mind, but it sounded more like he was promoting his coaching abilities than anythng else IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiekip View Post
    Now maybe that had nothing to do with the suspension mod's, maybe it was just the driver.... but I doubt that as it was only my second track day!
    You'd be supprised how many bad drivers there are that have done loads of track days! Some people take ages to learn the basics of smoothness and cornering lines!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianysm View Post
    You'd be supprised how many bad drivers there are that have done loads of track days! Some people take ages to learn the basics of smoothness and cornering lines!
    Not everyone has Gran Turismo on the Playstation

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    It was great for learning the 'Ring with!!!
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    I'm more a Forza man myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Yeah, we could tell at Castle Coombe! Just doesn't have the same realism as GT does it?
    You guys are Eeeeeeeeevil!

    The abuse for letting an R8 by... typical that Noel had it on tape

 

 

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