What Do I need for a track day?
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    Registered User SubaruWRC's Avatar
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    What Do I need for a track day?

    Hi I have a stock 2007 wrx. I will most likely be getting summer tires before I go. Do I need anything else. I will be going to BeaveRun in PA. I was told I should have better brake pads and brake fluid. Do I need this or should I be fine with everything stock?
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    You do not really "need" any thing, however, if you run it really hard you will start to lose breaking (very spongy until none at all) because the fluid will boil, so you should consider stainless brake lines and a good fluid. Other than that, you can run on the track all day, unless your pads start to fade... You need a helmet too! Haha, have fun!

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    what's your goal? How hard will you be running the car?

    Oil change isn't a bad idea...
    Helmet is a must...

    If you'll have a little bit to spend... fluid lines and pads should probably be the first things to upgrade.. then tires.

    Safety equipment is a must too...

    You can get a helmet and a race jacket for a fair deal (under 200 total). If you need a place to get some quality safety equipment shoot me a PM... I know a guy lmfao
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    You looking at autocross or flat-out on the north track?

    IIRC, they only require a brake fluid replacement in the past 3 months for the flat-out days...better parts are always a good idea though.

    BeaveRun does require helmets. Snell-rated, not just DOT.

    Here's the links for vehicle requirements:

    Maybe I'll see you there sometime. I like to hit the low-key ax every once in a while.
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    Porterfield makes a pretty good set of track pads for the 4 pot caliper. It's pretty simple to change front pads, just don't forget to pump the brakes before you move the car for the first time after working on it.

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