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I ran in the Qld Gemini Series in the 80's and we were doing 1-09's and 1-10's around Lakeside. In those days the production car series had VL turbos running 1-04's (or thereabouts). Shows that there is heaps of potential for the F6 if you can get the front end to stick a bit better, especially donw the hill and turning onto the main straight.

Wonder if Craig has any more times since last post ?

Your Name: Craig

Car Make and Model: 2004 BA F6

Circuit Name: Lakeside (QLD)

Lap time: 1m 10.22s

Modifications:

Engine: Injectors, dump pipe, edit

Power: 280rwkw

Suspension: Whitline front swaybar

Tyres: Falken 452

Brakes: Brembo 4pot front & rear

Body weight: 82Kg for me

Way too much push from front bar overpowering std rear bar. Tyres not flash for track work!

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Any new times would be good to hear about!

How long is Lakeside?

Do they run any 2-3 Day events we can enter as Street Cars?

eg. FOSC events

Guys,

there are heapss of full and half days that you can attend at Lakeside. great track expecaily if you live on the north side of brisbane. Get big speed down the straight , but watch out for the fences !!Have a look at the website for events

\http://qldraceways.com.au/main.php?menu=qri02

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Went out to eastern creek on Wednesday and had a pretty good day, car ran very consistent. I was running R888 instead of my usual R1R's and with less power (15 to 20km slower down the straight) I improved my lap times to some consistent 1.52's and a best of 1.51.6. I was using my iphone with Harry's lap timer app and did not realise I could record the laps as well as time them until later in the day. So below is a 1.53.12 with some traffic... I guess All I need to do is improve some of my lines and I will make up a heap more time.

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Went out to eastern creek on Wednesday and had a pretty good day, car ran very consistent. I was running R888 instead of my usual R1R's and with less power (15 to 20km slower down the straight) I improved my lap times to some consistent 1.52's and a best of 1.51.6. I was using my iphone with Harry's lap timer app and did not realise I could record the laps as well as time them until later in the day. So below is a 1.53.12 with some traffic... I guess All I need to do is improve some of my lines and I will make up a heap more time.

Nice time mate!!

I'm liking my R888's too. Get even faster when they wear a bit as well. Did you go with 265/35 rears?

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Yeah the tyres really helped, considering I was down on so much straight line speed it felt good to still make up time else where.

I was running 245/40/18 fronts and 265/35/18 rears.

I now just need to get some time in the car and hopefully keep improving.

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oops!

Hit the wrong Key!

I ditched power to get better 'power down' to!

- Less power gave me quicker times!

The only other real obstacle with these Cars is 'weight'.

- It's still the real Killer.

I weighed mine with a full Tank of Gas and me

- 1920kg!

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Don't know about that Buff, but I do know Philip Isle is f..... awesome!

Anyone who gets a chance to go there is in for one hell of a treat!

Very faaaaaast!

What was the top speed down the Phillip Island Straight. Will I hit the 230 limiter with around 300rwkw?

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Yeah the tyres really helped, considering I was down on so much straight line speed it felt good to still make up time else where.

I was running 245/40/18 fronts and 265/35/18 rears.

I now just need to get some time in the car and hopefully keep improving.

I'll be there at Eastern Creek this Thursday 23rd pm.

Turn 2 and 12 has been resurfaced. Did you gain time here?

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Its hard to say where I made time, I felt as though I improved my line on turn 2 and made some time but not sure how much the resurfacing helped.

Turn 2 is such a hard turn, it set up the lap with so much time made and lost in that turn.

As for turn 12, I struggled through this turn all day. If I used 2nd it would spin the tyres far to much and 3rd was a little laggy. I ended up using 3rd and holding the corner wide to try to maintain some boost for the exit.

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Sometimes you just can't get around the fact that you are still trying to chuck a 2 tonne Daily drive around like a stripped out Race Car!

- Like it or not, there are limits!

- Weight, weight, weight....

Nelsonian, I found a terminal speed of 250kmh, at the braking point for Turn 1 at Philip Island, to be the 'absolute' limit for slowing my Car down and still making the Corner!

- 240-245 was a lot less stressful!

- And I do brake as late as possible.

Not sure about the end result of your 230 limit, but you come on to the staright at about 190-200kmh off the left Hander.

- Which means you are already carrying a lot of speed 'onto' the Straight!

Got a chance to Film it this time!

- We are back at the Philip Island 6 Hour August, 6th and 7th, in a few Weeks!

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250km down the straight, wow I bet that was an interesting ride.... I start to feel unsure about my cars high speed stability at around 230km... with the old tune I hit a pb of 239km at the creek and I tell you that had me a little concerned...

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250km down the straight, wow I bet that was an interesting ride.... I start to feel unsure about my cars high speed stability at around 230km... with the old tune I hit a pb of 239km at the creek and I tell you that had me a little concerned...

G'Day Jim!

I believe we have a pretty good substitute for Aero!

- I call it weight!

The Car doesn't move around at all at higher speeds!

It lightens up over the Humps down Conrod and up Mountain straight, but still doesn't move around.

I guess good suspension setup 'helps' though!

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This is insanely fast!

What has been stripped out to achieve such a low weight?

Have you driven Eastern Creek?

Can you list all your mods please.

I thought anything under 2min there was fast for these barges!

I'm giving it a go next year at the Island.

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was traffic have to find footage passing Porsche Cup Car...

carpets gone

rear linings gone

rear seats gone

but the weight of the 4inch exhaust, spare wheel and full tank would probably be not alot different to standard!

rear seats going back in for that TAXI look

Edited by takeaway13

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almost there!

Practice S3

Scheduled Start 00:03

Page 1 Issue 1

Start Sun Sep 18 13:16

Elapsed Time 03:39:57

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Cap CL Laps Fastest...Lap Gap

1 13 Maserati David TAKWALI (1) Ford Falcon A2 20 12 1:20.4035*

http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?18/09/2011.SAN.S3

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was traffic have to find footage passing Porsche Cup Car...

carpets gone

rear linings gone

rear seats gone

but the weight of the 4inch exhaust, spare wheel and full tank would probably be not alot different to standard!

rear seats going back in for that TAXI look

Either way, that's a very good time!

Good drive mate!

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sorry to butt in, you will definetly hit the limiter unless your tuner has turned it off...

I hit 240ish but I dont really look as the car is a handfull being the weight they r!

when r u thinking of coming to PI?

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