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Old 11-28-2018, 09:16 AM
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Another Successful Track Season!

2018 has been a great year for the 507 at VIR - Road Atlanta - Road America- Watkins Glen - Lime Rock.
20 days and 900+ laps at VIR(home track)... average track day at VIR = 48 laps
Typical lap = 155mph back stretch, 140mph front stretch, 2min 16sec average time and many times full threshold braking..






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I'd be interested in your tire and brake pad observations. What you used, what you'd try next, etc.
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Awesome. Track days are lots of fun. I assume your car has the cooling package?
Have you done any weight reduction on your car.
What pads and discs are you using?
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Impressive track time.

Not much available in Australia - limited tracks and limited days. Those of you in the USA are spoilt for choice.

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Always nice to see AMG's out at the track
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Did you upgrade oil cooling?
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Well done Sir! But you make it sound like track season is over. IT IS NOT!! lol
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Impressive. I personally didn't have fun taking my car out on a track day. Brakes were too mushy and tires weren't grippy enough for the kind of track driving I'm used to. I don't feel like modding my car so never took it out again. I did, however, enjoying opening it up finally. My car ran like a champ after my track day.
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2015 Mercedes C63 amg 507

2015 C63 507 - 20,450 miles, 37 track days...
Shes a stock 507 with a few mods -
ROW air boxes,
DIY CF front air flow panel,


GLOC racing brake pads for street and track. YEP they squeal LOUD on the street but they stop the car!
Castrol SRF racing brake fluid.

No 440 cooling package... car has never gone into limp mode... average track oil temps 265F-275f!
Worst case so far - mid-summer track days 280f oil temps with triple digit air temps... no limp mode.
if I could find a 440 package to buy... it would be installed...been LUCKY so far!

Replaced OEM brake pads around 6k miles with the GLOC pads .... they just failed - my last day at the track day
front driver inside pad came apart... replaced with OEM pads at the track. Pads had 18k+ miles.

Stock rotors for 18k miles over 30 track days. Replaced Rotors - Brembo 2124210512B from FCP.

eom ContiSport 5Ps - driver front corded fourth track day at 5.5k miles.
replaced with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S - 235/35x19 255/30x19 - street/track use
At 10k miles for track use -
Tires - Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo Rs 245/35/x19 265/30x19... needed to roll rear fenders.
Wheels - 19x8.5 40mm 19x9.5 45mm BBSs















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Impressive. I personally didn't have fun taking my car out on a track day. Brakes were too mushy and tires weren't grippy enough for the kind of track driving I'm used to. I don't feel like modding my car so never took it out again. I did, however, enjoying opening it up finally. My car ran like a champ after my track day.
Not have fun driving a C63 on the track... Really?
My first track day was at Lime Rock in 1977... raced VW Rabbits, Formula V, BMW 2002s, Porches 944/968s, E46 M3 with NASA over the years..
I find any car fun on the track!
Its Finding the limits of a car. Then pushing those limits...

Its.. the quest of the perfect lap!

Your right.... a stock c63 is not a race car... but the pleasure I get is hitting every brake point, hitting every apex, squeezing out a few more mph before hitting the brakes.... and You got to love a little a-hole puckering every now or then...
Its also sitting around with friends after the track goes cold drinking a few beers and telling a few lies!...

the a perfect track day...


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Not have fun driving a C63 on the track... Really?
My first track day was at Lime Rock in 1977... raced VW Rabbits, Formula V, BMW 2002s, Porches 944/968s, E46 M3 with NASA over the years..
I find any car fun on the track!
Its Finding the limits of a car. Then pushing those limits...

Its.. the quest of the perfect lap!

Your right.... a stock c63 is not a race car... but the pleasure I get is hitting every brake point, hitting every apex, squeezing out a few more mph before hitting the brakes.... and You got to love a little a-hole puckering every now or then...
Its also sitting around with friends after the track goes cold drinking a few beers and telling a few lies!...

the a perfect track day...


I hear you, man. I guess for me there's something about wedging myself into a utilitarian single seater with no creature comforts and getting stuck in with a 6 point harness. I dunno, in addition to the things I was feeling from my C63, it also felt weird to be driving my car with leather seats, AC, sound system, sunroof, etc., around the track. Maybe I need therapy! What I'd really love to do is buy a used F3 or Lights car and take that thing out for track days.
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Agree... thats why I race the e46 m3 running 2:05s vs 2:16s in the 507... but as I get older the knees cant take my stage four race clutch anymore...



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