Well guys, I've been waiting to report back with my experience from the track day until my videos were uploaded to Photobucket. My wifi is ass so here I am with no footage... for now. But anyway, I think my experience may valuable or at least interesting to some.
To start, Ill say that it was another great day at RPM. I'm starting to get a hang of the place. My dad is getting more confident in his S2K, and he even let me do some laps in the thing(110% the highlight of my day). I shaved over 5 seconds from last visit. With that said, there have been some changes to the car that could've came into play.
Onto the Integra...! The car performed pretty well. I'm happy to report that the Ground Controls
with the custom rates didn't ruin the car! In fact, I ran the rear struts at full stiff and the fronts close to full soft... but after dialing in the suspension, the car was turning really nicely. Turn-in is excellent now, but not perfect. The car will lift-oversteer in high speed corners, but not in low speed corners where I could use it. I think a proper track alignment will help in that area. The seat
... was amazing. Seriously amazing, but I'm not surprised. It was so confidence inspiring, and I was able to push the harder while receiving feedback from the car. Additionally, the thicker oil and removal of the rest of the PCV system helped tremendously with smoking and oil consumption. Now for the bad
... I have decided that I fucking hate Hawk brake pads, or at least the HP streets that I have. They're awful at the track and I wish I could take back any nice things I've said about them. My dad's Stoptech Sports are miles better, and I couldn't even get them to fade after 6-7 laps. I also officially hate my Direzza Z2's for track use. They overheat so quickly, and when they do, all response and consistency is lost. I feel like I'm driving on an ice rink after 3 flyers... thankfully this shit can be changed!
Now for some good and bad news about the damage from hitting the deer. The hood is toast, the fender is toast, and so is the lip. It's going to be about $1000 to have a hood, two fenders and the lip painted. The good news about the situation is that the front end of my car will be completely covered in fresh paint! AND a friend who totaled his integra is parting out the car, so I'll be getting the "homie hookup" on his hood and fenders.
Anyway, I started work today. It's a great summer job and I'll be making enough money to support my car fun. After paint and a few other bits, the collecting of K swap parts will finally start! Updates will come... later than sooner.