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    spicer
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    i was at Spa and then onto the ring 2 weeks ago. The car is lightening in a straight line but braking and turing in speed is awful. Brakes i can sort but the handling is awful. Car has been set up for track use. The car isnt planted, there is far too much roll. I have a 330d bmw which would have handled better ! Where do i go !!

    #134369
    OverRev
    OverRev
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    spicer – when you say that the car is set up for track use, what have you had done mate?

    #134370

    spicer
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    geo setup

     

    #134371
    OverRev
    OverRev
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    Is it a geo set up with stock components, do you have the geo figures?

    Also have you upgraded other handling components?

    Tyre pressures, what are your hot pressures, and I mean as soon as you get off track?

     

     

    #134381
    white-rs2
    white-rs2
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    Hello Spicer

    i did exactly the same drive the other month 2 days Ring, 1 day Spa and the car was awesome average threw EauRouge 120mph with a slight wiggle.

    This car The RS has been built for the twisty bits. I’ve never heard someone say the car doesn’t handle the bends  weird. Only thing you’ve touched is the Geo maybe that’s the issue

    I’d guess your track setup is erm…….. shite



    RS Edition (RED).

    Standard as Ford Should of Intended.

    FPM375 Rocks.

    #134391
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    Spicer, obviously your driving style is more suited to a soft nose heavy rolly polly bmw oiler, the Focus’s stiffer more responsive and possibly twitchier handling on the limit is probably not for you.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #134392
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    Did the tyre pressures get lowered?

    #134410
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

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    @spicer: Three weeks ago I was on the Anneau du Rhin. Only track setup I have different from stock is the DSC V1 controller which reduces roll, squat and dive. The behaviour in the bends was just brilliant. Alas, the Nissan GTR and the Porsche got me every time on the straight 😉

    #134467

    tonys
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    Hmm. Bda is on it.

    #134468
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    I’m always on something Tony, just what it is I’m not always sure ! innit



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

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