View Full Version : EXE Crew Winton Track Day - 23 May 2010

24th May 2010, 11:56 PM
Why I'm not in bed, I don't know... but i had to get these photos out there.
I've only done the OA guys for now, and the rest will be done by the end of the week (hopefully)

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24th May 2010, 11:57 PM




24th May 2010, 11:59 PM




25th May 2010, 12:01 AM
Jorge (seriously need to wash your car dude!)


I have a lot more photos coming, so stay tuned...

25th May 2010, 06:54 AM
Gold as always Pauly!!!!

You can tell a fair bit about the cars too from those photos.

Rory and my car sits much flatter through the corners.

Steve I think we just found out how your rim got scraped, definately a set of 16's or 17's next time I think. :)

But cool photos mate!!!! :D

25th May 2010, 08:55 AM
Nice pics as always Pauly!

Glenn, thats one thing I noticed too, how flat our cars seemed throughout the track

25th May 2010, 09:34 AM
Nice pics as always Pauly!

Glenn, thats one thing I noticed too, how flat our cars seemed throughout the track

Yeah, definately a huge difference...And under brakign as well, your car (and mine from the pics) doesn't seem to drop as much either..Definately the Bilsteins are hard at work.. :D

I really need to get the suspension finished up after thinking about it more...Want more static and dynamic camber, so more caster. This aside from the engine and brakes!!!

Aero might be another area where some gains can be had...Front splitter and a decent rear wing that actually add's some rear end stability might be worth while...

So much to do!!!! :)

25th May 2010, 02:07 PM
Caption for first photo:

"I hope that noise is just me letting air out of my tyres!!!!"

"Oops my bad!!"

25th May 2010, 03:28 PM
I have an idea...

25th May 2010, 05:49 PM
I have an idea...

LOL....Oh dear!!! :)

25th May 2010, 05:56 PM
Ahhh... didn't realise there were EXE guys here as well. I know quite a few of the EXE guys like Silas, Jason, Kenny, Jally, Cain etc very well. Supplied swaybars for all of them as well from Mazdas to GTIs to 350Z!

25th May 2010, 05:57 PM
Ahhh... didn't realise there were EXE guys here as well. I know quite a few of the EXE guys like Silas, Jason, Kenny, Jally, Cain etc very well. Supplied swaybars for all of them as well from Mazdas to GTIs to 350Z!

Yeah, it was their Club who organised it all with Circuit Club.

25th May 2010, 06:03 PM
OT but did you see there's one less VXR Nurburgring Edition courtesy of the Ring a while ago?


25th May 2010, 06:16 PM
been posted twice already DRMAT

25th May 2010, 10:12 PM
great shots as always Pauly :)

26th May 2010, 12:55 AM
great pics PJ ;)

and steve, got some lean on goin there!!! agreed with the others on those 16s!!

26th May 2010, 05:18 PM
great pics PJ ;)

and steve, got some lean on goin there!!! agreed with the others on those 16s!!

yeah considering getting rid of the coilovers and going the Bilsteins cos they clearly have less body roll!!

but might go for strut braces first and see how i go!!

26th May 2010, 05:37 PM
Strut brace will help with steering and front end geometry, but won't help body roll. You've got a rear anti tool bar IIRC, so now it's really shocks and springs tuning.

You don't want to stiffen the front anti roll bar as you cam end up with more understeer.

Nor sure what spring rates you have or what shocks, but you might have to look at these as you first thought.

1st June 2010, 11:55 PM


2nd June 2010, 12:04 AM


lol, i think it was leaning like that on the straights too :p

2nd June 2010, 12:44 AM
lol, i think it was leaning like that on the straights too :p

ROFL....It was damn amazing he got that thing around the track on three wheels.... :D

2nd June 2010, 01:47 AM
i believe he pushed the limits of the micra too far a couple of days later........

2nd June 2010, 08:59 AM
Yeah sadly that micra is RIP now...

2nd June 2010, 10:09 AM
Really!!! Wat happened??? Is he ok?

2nd June 2010, 10:31 AM
Yeah he's fine
Apparently it revved out to 9000... ooops
Don't know the rest of the story tho

2nd June 2010, 10:33 AM
Taken from EXE


Cheers for the support guys, looking to reshell the super S into something a little more common (read: cheap) to make a Super LX or Super SL/X.

I will miss the sunroof, but everything else can come with me or go to a good home http://www.exe-crew.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Once I get the pics of the car from my brother I'll chuck em up here.

pretty much how I can see the incident going in my head;
1. came in 10k to hot into the final chicane,
2. Made it through, just, but the back end came out to the left (clockwise);
3. Counter steered the slide and notice a running SP-BLING from where he was standing at the final timing point (noting there was a car further down from here, mind says no go that way),
4. Car reverse swings the counter clockwise and I make the decision to accept the slide rather than fighting the tank slapper, remained on the brakes let the car continue this reverse swing, hang onto steering wheel for support.
5. Car slides a bit before rolling over on tires (high profile + High CG + soft springs means this is more likely, grrr)
6. Close my eyes at this point waiting for windows to smash as car rotates over towards the ground.
7. We have Impact, eyes still closed, doesn't sound that bad ....
8. Eyes open as car gently rolls onto roof, stupid me goes ohh noes the windscreen glass is going to hit me, puts bare hands on smashed windscreen = glass shards = bloody hands = silly me http://www.exe-crew.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif
9. Remove hands, clutch in, can hear engine still popping away, turn it off, first person arrives, I'm okay I'm saying (surprised at how well a 3 point seat belt holds you upside down, thank you Volvo)
10. Passenger door opens, drivers door open 1 sec later, I use that as my cue to drop out of seat; graceful it was not.
11. Exit vehicle I do the quick hands check, no shaking, heart rate, super calm, ummmmm, maybe there's a problem here http://www.exe-crew.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif
12. Get checked out by Dan (ozmazda organiser) then stroll over to car and tell peeps to get it right side up
13. No windows smash as it's righted (surprising, or due to the soft suspension there's very little shock transmitted through the car) with only the broken front windscreen to really show the damage.
14. Push the immobiliser button, car beeps as usual, people are looking funny at me as if it's not gonna start, and brm, it's ALIVE!!!!!!
15. Reverse back nervously making sure no wheel is gonna fall off, drive over the finish line, stop, and then drive back to pits telling myself I'm REALLY happy I did this in this car, rather than my 31 (emotional attachment hasn't really set in for this car yet).

That's that, packed everything that was in my car elsewhere, and then drove via the back streets to a mates place so we could tuck it away around the back and get it sometime later. Corrigated roads plus smashed windscreen = glass shower, don't do it http://www.exe-crew.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif We get there with no real dramas apart from some quite muddy roads which left the rest of the cars dirty (not my 4wd spec micra!!!) and as we leave we pass a divvy van which is obviously looking for something that shouldn't be driving around.

The drive home was uneventful, started sending out the sms to peeps I know would be upset if I didn't keep em informed, and then posted it on facebook. Dens and I also started discussing what model would best suit V2.0, so we'll see where that takes us.

Biggest lesson learned, if you don't think you can make the turn, take out the cones, whatever damage they MIGHT do, it will be minimal to what COULD happen. Also gonna try out on Forza (haha) what stepping back on the gas would have done once the back end came out the first time, it should help pull it straight, but we'll see.

This isn't the end of V1.0, I see an angle grinder in it's near future ....