So I've moved from big power FD to RX8, (some of you may remember the bright yellow and black FD).
Read lots of threads to 'get up to speed' on the knowledge and I've asked a lot of newbie questions.
Anyhoo on the RX8, It has a Hayward Bridge port engine which seems like a decent starting place for a track focused car.
Fitted PZ alloys (thanks Big Pete) and some new Federal 595RSR's, Black Diamond grooved discs (front & Rear) and new Hawk Road/Track pads (thanks Clive MRP).
Took it on a track day at Blyton Park recently just to get to understand how these cars need to be driven. As I learned quickly...very different to an FD. Need to remember two things, keep the power on until the bend, dab the brakes and let the car do its stuff through the bend, then back on the power.
Couldn't understand why the brakes were burning...until Jim pointed out the DCS was braking too. Doh..I have a lot to learn.
Pushing the DCS button once made for a much better experience (for me and my developing RX8 track style), I know it's not for everyone.
The purpose was to test myself on a stockish set up. Before the modifications.