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Old 05-03-05, 07:27 AM   #11
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why should you remove your wheel locks at the track and replace w/ regular lug?

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IMO, wheel locks are too much of a PITA when swapping wheels and checking torque – which certainly should be done between sessions. They’re just one more thing to contend with. Actually, two things: The locks and the key.

I don’t really have a need for wheel locks around home, although I do have a set that ‘came with the car’. If I were using them, I’d just take them off the night before the event when I prepped the car.

I try to keep the tech stuff as simple and as organized as possible, so I can focus on driving the car at events. A wheel lock on my car at a race event would be more likely to result in an improperly-torqued lug than in the prevention of a wheel theft.

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Old 05-03-05, 04:23 PM   #12
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why should you remove your wheel locks at the track and replace w/ regular lug?

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in addition to what sciolist mentioned i've had instructors tell me it's a good idea in the event you get stuck off line or in the weeds at the track. i guess they view having to swap in a donut as a PITA if you also have the wheel lock lugs to deal with.
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Old 05-03-05, 07:27 PM   #13
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Here is what I use for my autocross trips: autocross list. One thing I like about it is that I've tried to organize it into sections, so I check all the things that go in the race bag, close it up and they're all done. Load up the trunk and it's done. I just draw a line down the left as I've packed things. After everything but the bottom (water, snack, coffee) is done, I prepare those and I'm ready to go.

I didn't list a tire gauge because I keep my race gauge in the glove box where it never leaves. I carry a cheap spare in the race bag. Some things I don't always take -- air compressor, camera, chair, and so on. I don't take extra clothes or a book to local events. Now that I've bought some race gas to get above 91 octane I'll have to add that.

If I was doing track days I'd probably want to include a few extra things like oil and brake fluid. A roll of race tape or gaffer's tape is nice to have, and I've heard some people wrap a bit around a prescription bottle to make a smaller package. For karting I'd add rib protector, neck brace, kart suit, closed face helmet. God knows what a full list would be like for all the stuff to keep a kart running for an hour.

One addition I might make would be some to-do items that may need to be done. For instance: get air, get gas, get money, check weather, feed trunkmonkey, check oil, check street tire pressures, wash car.
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Old 05-03-05, 07:56 PM   #14
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Fire extinguisher, usually for somebody else's brakes. Extra set of front brakes why I'm talking about them. Tarp to put all your stuff on. Little tuperware container for all the stuff in your armrest and glovebox. The right attitude.
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Old 05-04-05, 11:19 AM   #15
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Don't forget wheel chalks as you don't want to use your ebrake when you pit in. Also, as a note, bring water. I know it's already on your list, but ensure you bring more than what you think you will need. It's easy to get dehydrated when you out there. Brake fluid, spare brake pads, coolant, shop rags, painters tape (if you want to tape up your headlights, etc.) window cleaner, paper towels, and an open mind.
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Old 05-05-05, 02:56 PM   #16
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Add chalk to that list. You can use the chalk on the tires to determine whether you are rolling over on the sidewall
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Old 05-05-05, 03:06 PM   #17
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Might sound abit stupid. However I would have the # of a friendly tow service in your cell phone incase you break your car.
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Old 05-08-05, 10:35 AM   #18
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Numbers........ 8 inches high and 2 inches wide.
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i'm strongly suggesting Power Steering Fluid be added.
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TRM, in the future, feel free to make update as you wish. I have been MIA trying to finish a new project...

Consider PSF added!
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