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How to Prep Your Car for the Track

If you’re looking for more information on car prep, check out these links, ordered by topic:

1) Brake Pads

-https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a20771252/everything-you-need-to-know-about-brakes-and-track-days/

Excellent article from Road and Track with more beginner info on how brake setups work.

-https://www.maperformance.com/collections/brake-pads

Link to MAPerformance’s selection of brake pads for the street/track. Great selection. I use Hawk DTC-60, but there are many, many great options.

2) Brake Fluid

-https://trackdays.ie/best-racing-brake-fluid/

Great article on track brake fluids. Ends with a big cost vs effectiveness comparison. Motul RBF600 is recommended here.

-https://brakeperformance.com/flushing-brake-fluid.php

Guide to flushing brake fluid.

-https://www.maperformance.com/collections/brake-fluid

Link to MAPerformance’s selection of brake fluids. Of the selection, I’ve used only Motul RBF600. ATE Type 200 is another that has served me well.

3) Fluids

-https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/c3/motor-oil/16075

Link to Advance Auto’s Oil catalog, where I get the Mobil 1 I run in the Evo. Your needs may vary.

-https://www.maperformance.com/collections/drivetrain-fluids

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Link to MAPerformance’s Drivetrain Fluids catalog, which, if you have an Evo, has most of what you need.

4) Tires

-https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/g1219/10-things-to-know-about-performance-tires/

Informative article on performance tires like those you might want to use at the track.

-https://www.tirerack.com/tires/types/perfCat.jsp?perf=EP

Link to Tire Rack’s selection of Extreme Performance tires. This would the category my AD08Rs would fall into. Mark’s R888Rs are even stickier than this.

5) Cooling

-https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a7429/lost-art-cooling-systems-rob-siegel/

Article from Road and Track on cooling, extolling the virtues of changing out old parts for new.

-http://www.koyorad.com/

Koyorad’s website where they sell a bevy of cooling products for a ton of different applications.

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