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Old 06-18-2019, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone tracked their 43?

Hi guys, next month I have the great opportunity to experience the AMG complimentary Driving Experience, at their centre near Benz World in Surrey. I'll get one hour in a C43, with tuition to learn the limits etc.
Now, on the SAME day , later on, at Bedford Autodrome, some friends also have a track day booked and will be taking all their own cars - M2 Comps, Mustang, Alpine , 911s etc to name a few.
So I was wondering has anyone tracked their OWN 43? This would be such a great day, 1st to learn the limits in an identical, but not my own, car, than drive my car on track a few hours later :-).
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:30 AM
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Lots of people take their C43 to a track day ... e.g., here's a bunch of C43 videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...XDlOogyMcpvvbW
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I love the end of that vid, never gets old.
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Love it!

Kinda surprised they don't require a helmet to run on that track.
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Hi guys, next month I have the great opportunity to experience the AMG complimentary Driving Experience, at their centre near Benz World in Surrey. I'll get one hour in a C43, with tuition to learn the limits etc.
Now, on the SAME day , later on, at Bedford Autodrome, some friends also have a track day booked and will be taking all their own cars - M2 Comps, Mustang, Alpine , 911s etc to name a few.
So I was wondering has anyone tracked their OWN 43? This would be such a great day, 1st to learn the limits in an identical, but not my own, car, than drive my car on track a few hours later :-).
Haha you beat me to it, I was going to post the same question!
You always hear about the c63 guys tracking their cars.

Also was wondering what tracks folks have used in the north east in the US?

Enjoy your new C43!
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:01 AM
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Looks good fun, which track are you on?
Can't believe they let you track without a helmet.
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Looks good fun, which track are you on?
Can't believe they let you track without a helmet.
It is a track called Cayuga near 1hr drive from Toronto. They did not tell me anthing about helmet and I did not ask haha. If my head goes it goes.
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It is a track called Cayuga near 1hr drive from Toronto. They did not tell me anthing about helmet and I did not ask haha. If my head goes it goes.
Great lap time. Is your car lowered? Front tires roll over too much for me at cayuga and mosport.
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Great lap time. Is your car lowered? Front tires roll over too much for me at cayuga and mosport.
When I went to Cayuga, car was bone stock with just PS4S on the wheels. Nothing else.
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lol. I ran a Honda-Michelin car in the West series in the late '80s (yes, I am an old timer). Then I turned it into a GT3 car that ran here regionally for the next 20 years (me for three years then a half dozen other drivers). Properly set up with some of the zillion aftermarket parts - and driven by someone who understands how to get a momentum car around the track - they are quick and LOADS of fun.
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anyone have suggestions for brakes, how are the stock 4pistons?
im going soon and most likely will change brake fluid, not sure bout pads yet
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anyone have suggestions for brakes, how are the stock 4pistons?
im going soon and most likely will change brake fluid, not sure bout pads yet
I'm going to fit test C63s callipers tomorrow, and plan to order new set of front callipers.
Pads will be endless or pagid.

But, if you are not going to drive long tracks with lot of aggressive brakes - stock are fine.
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I'm going to fit test C63s callipers tomorrow, and plan to order new set of front callipers.
Pads will be endless or pagid.

But, if you are not going to drive long tracks with lot of aggressive brakes - stock are fine.
I've been invited to a track day the same day as the complimentary AMG one , on a different track of course.
It would be cool to track a demo C43 then take my own one on track literally the same day!
But have concerns re the stock brakes. Not because I've experienced problems, just because it's not hard core AMG and if I track it I want to be coasting into the bends, but I'd use them hard and not sure how long the pads would last.
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Waiting for Endless pads, and hope it will fit after some upgrades with cutter
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I've been invited to a track day the same day as the complimentary AMG one , on a different track of course.
It would be cool to track a demo C43 then take my own one on track literally the same day!
But have concerns re the stock brakes. Not because I've experienced problems, just because it's not hard core AMG and if I track it I want to be coasting into the bends, but I'd use them hard and not sure how long the pads would last.
What track are you going to? I have taken my c43 to Mosport's grand prix track and cayuga a few times and pads are holding up ok.
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Originally Posted by AhEmGee View Post
I've been invited to a track day the same day as the complimentary AMG one , on a different track of course.
It would be cool to track a demo C43 then take my own one on track literally the same day!
But have concerns re the stock brakes. Not because I've experienced problems, just because it's not hard core AMG and if I track it I want to be coasting into the bends, but I'd use them hard and not sure how long the pads would last.
I did AMG Academy at Laguna Seca. Last car of the on-track time was our 43 and the brakes held up great. By this point instructors were letting us drive the "slow cars fast" and I was burying the pedal at Andretti and turn 11 when I was the lead follow car. What I don't know is if they changed pads/rotors throughout the day. I would guess so but can't say for sure.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by vanya.dx View Post
I'm going to fit test C63s callipers tomorrow, and plan to order new set of front callipers.
Pads will be endless or pagid.

But, if you are not going to drive long tracks with lot of aggressive brakes - stock are fine.
Let us know, how did you get on, any pics ?!
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What track are you going to? I have taken my c43 to Mosport's grand prix track and cayuga a few times and pads are holding up ok.
It's Bedford Autodrome in the UK, have driven it before its moderately hard on the brakes- tight , slow corners after some fast straights.
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