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Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:56 am

We try to alternate between Sun. & Sat for that reason.
But getting bookings is hard so it's not always possible.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby redrex » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:31 am

thats a fair call!! some one mentioned sandown on wednesday nights. what dose that involve and what time dose it go till. hmmm

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:52 pm

NicWRX wrote:Contact or tape for taping up glass headlights/foglights etc. no need to tape up polycarbonate lenses



Hi. Does anyone have a list of what stock wrx & sti's headlight covers are made of? I have no idea if mine is glass or polycarbonate?
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby whitewrx » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:14 pm

L1TEW8WRX wrote:
NicWRX wrote:Contact or tape for taping up glass headlights/foglights etc. no need to tape up polycarbonate lenses



Hi. Does anyone have a list of what stock wrx & sti's headlight covers are made of? I have no idea if mine is glass or polycarbonate?


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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:42 pm

cool. If I have glass do the plastic headlight covers give you a pass or do you still have to cover the glass?
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby rutherfordp » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:14 pm

As far as I am aware post 2000 model Subarus have policarbanate headlights (plastic) so they dont require covering. If you have plastic headlight protectors - sorry they dont pass and the glass underneath needs to be covered. Also most if not all foglights are glass lenses and need covering.
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Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:33 pm

The plastic coat is to keep the glass together not to protect it.
Those head light covers aren't all that strong anyway.
The material used for modern headlights is probably stronger.
Which you have to see the funny side of. People buying them to protect their headlight which isn't glass anymore.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby Big Trev » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:02 am

It has been known for a while that the poly-carbonate headlights are far stronger than the plastic headlight covers that you can buy, the only benefit of the headlight covers is that they do stop sand-blasting, and that is it.

On the reference of plastic film on the glass, it just helps keep all the glass intact when there is a crash and glass goes flying every-where, I have worked on recovery and clean-ups take time when glass is involved, we don't want tyres punctures do we?
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby L1TEW8 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:19 am

Sounds logical to me. I have an 07 wrx. Would it be safe to assume I dont have glass? Are all fogs glass?
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby Big Trev » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:56 am

I would reckon factory fitted fog lights would be glass, I know mine are.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby L1TEW8 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:57 am

cool thanks
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby NA2293 » Sun May 15, 2011 2:15 am

so i won't need a vehicle log book?
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby womblesti » Sun May 15, 2011 2:52 pm

NA2293 wrote:so i won't need a vehicle log book?


That is correct. Log books are not required for club sprints.

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby NA2293 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:12 pm

good post it does help!!!
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby Manplow » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:55 am

Sorry to re-open an old thread but how much of my tow bar needs removing to do track days?

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby BARNEY888 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:19 am

To my knowledge, just towbar tongue. Had to remove mine for phillip island in a couple of weeks...

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby dvanheer » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:42 pm

Hey Barney888

Remember Turn 1 at PI is flat completely flat.

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Not if you go straight ahead


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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby BARNEY888 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:49 am

Im just going to close my eyes, turn and hope for the best :shock:
That should work....

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:07 pm

Hey all,

If this thread is still looked at can someone explain this one to me.


3. Bonnet catches – all rear-hinged bonnets must have an additional independent non-flexible strap fitted. Permanent straps/pins attached to the bonnet are not necessary. It is merely acceptable to tie the bonnet down with light rope.
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