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      02-10-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Road Course + Tuned = ??

Anybody here consistently roadcourse track + tuned?

Ill be heading to Buttonwillow on 2/28-29 weekend for a 2 day track event. Last time I went all stock now I unleashed bunch of power and worried if itll overheat. Ill probably bring my laptop to detune it , if it does overheat.

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Good question. If it overheats could switch to MPSSK tune or stage one. Let me know how it turns out though!
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Good question. If it overheats could switch to MPSSK tune or stage one. Let me know how it turns out though!
Will do ! Only 70* deg should be fine.... more worried once we start hitting 90* lol
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
Yup Im just paranoid I went thru 2 full years of track time on my Focus RS and it only last 3 laps max on hot hot days even with tons of upgrades everywhere.... lol
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
Yup Im just paranoid I went thru 2 full years of track time on my Focus RS and it only last 3 laps max on hot hot days even with tons of upgrades everywhere.... lol
I'll be honest, a friend's RS blew up on track and it was stock. I love the car but I can definitely see how that might be a problem.
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
Yup Im just paranoid I went thru 2 full years of track time on my Focus RS and it only last 3 laps max on hot hot days even with tons of upgrades everywhere.... lol
I'll be honest, a friend's RS blew up on track and it was stock. I love the car but I can definitely see how that might be a problem.
Dang that's nuts I have probably 24+ events under my RS , tuned since 2k tracked since 1k miles. Never let me down... good tuner helps lol
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I ran my M235i FBO+tuned on over like 20 track days with no problems
Sweet man! Come out? Turn8 track days Buttonwillow and maybe we can do bimmer challenge next day?
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Sweet man! Come out? Turn8 track days Buttonwillow and maybe we can do bimmer challenge next day?
Id love to man, but i dont have my f22 anymore, i sold it and am in a C7 now, but im doing chuckwalla in the vette on march 14th, and leguna seca in june with speed ventures man, you should definitely come!
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
Yup Im just paranoid I went thru 2 full years of track time on my Focus RS and it only last 3 laps max on hot hot days even with tons of upgrades everywhere.... lol
I'll be honest, a friend's RS blew up on track and it was stock. I love the car but I can definitely see how that might be a problem.
Was that at Streets? I was chasing a grey RS that blew coolant last month.
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I have been running mine tuned on stage 1 for many track days without issues even on the real hot days.

Should be fine as long as you have an upgraded FMIC to keep your IATs low. If you're worried about oil temp put the heat on, most tracks require windows open so I do that for some extra cooling performance.
Yup Im just paranoid I went thru 2 full years of track time on my Focus RS and it only last 3 laps max on hot hot days even with tons of upgrades everywhere.... lol
I'll be honest, a friend's RS blew up on track and it was stock. I love the car but I can definitely see how that might be a problem.
Was that at Streets? I was chasing a grey RS that blew coolant last month.
Sounds like another unlucky owner. His lost oil pressure and popped mid-session at Pocono very early last season. He has a reputation for driving a little harder than he should. His Cayman met a similar fate and then his parking garage happened to flood a week later. Rough year.
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I have 3 years on a tune with a pure s2 turbo @ 440 whp and WMI. No issues even when it's 90's.
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No issues last week but i only ran 6 laps lol. I had to work mostly since im part of the track organization.

i do have an electronic bmw steering wheel my oil temp never went pass 240 and coolant hovered around 195-200 at speed.

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Hi guys. What about brakes overheat? what kind of brake pads did you use?
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Hi guys. What about brakes overheat? what kind of brake pads did you use?
I run PFC08 which have been great. Definitely get SS lines and Dot 4 fluid like Castrol SRF.
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I run PFC08 which have been great. Definitely get SS lines and Dot 4 fluid like Castrol SRF.
I run PFC08's as well. Great pad with great stopping power. Motul 660 or SRF both work great. I find SS lines unnecessary. Proper tire and brake management are key to overcoming heat problems. Also, running all DSC off will save your brakes since they won't be used my the system to correct over driving your car.
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Do you have the track handling package with the extra radiator? I use the R4 mostly and sometimes the MSport pads which also work fine.
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Do you have the track handling package with the extra radiator? I use the R4 mostly and sometimes the MSport pads which also work fine.
I have the track pack with the extra radiator. No cooling issues in FL during summer months and I run a stage 2 tune as well.
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I have the track pack with the extra radiator. No cooling issues in FL during summer months and I run a stage 2 tune as well.
My experience is same.
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So the stock cooling system is fine for stock powertrain and 25-30 min sessions.

I've run into reliability problems with the stock powertrain when the ambient temp is > 90F and the car is being run in back to back sessions (different run groups) with my gf and myself.

This is where the M cars shine. They can pretty much take 60 minute sessions without an issue.
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Anyone have any issues with IATs?
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