What wheels, size etc?
Interesting, those pressures seem high compared to what I've been running (36F/34R hot), granted we are running two different tires and sizes, so it might be irrelevant. Are you happy with those pressures? Are you feeling like you are understeering/oversteering more than you'd like? High pressures can give crisp turn-in but you lose some grip around the corner. Same way goes from going from 19's down to 18's, with more sidewall there to deflect. I prefer some sacrifice on the turn-in for overall grip, so run the 18's (which are also cheaper) with lower pressures.My wear looks about the same but a little more edge wear. , I run 38 cold. After a 20 minute track time,pressure is around 42-44 an tire temperature at 200-225.
@Camper Van Someren i say yes absolutely I can. My buddy suggested taking the wing off next time between sessions to really test it, which I’ll do October 4th.
I already took the wing/splitter off at home since I don’t need them for daily driving, and the drive to work was insane. On the highway around 70mph the car felt much slipperier, didn’t have to input any throttle to cruise. Whereas with aero I needed to put maybe 15% more throttle just to maintain that speed.
my average economy went from 10.2L/100km to 12.0L/100km (23mpg to 19.5mpg)
It's not a race. It's making sure you're improving and learning each time you get out there.
Here's my best lap of Laguna from last week. Just a GoPro in the windshield, no cool graphics or lap timer info. Brakes were pretty toast at this point but a clean lap overall.
Fun fact: at ~1:49.9 I am just about as fast as Randy Pobst around this track... when he's in a Focus ST. The difference between a pro and a chump!