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A little background about myself, I've started tracking in 2012, and gone through a BRZ, Civic, Vette and now 718 CS.

Been trying to go around Ontario and setting personal best laps for each track while the car is still pretty stock to see the limits. So far I've only been to TMP Cayuga, Shannonville Nelson Circuit and CTMP (Mosport) DDT.

The car only has a few upgrades:
  • 18" OE wheels with 245/45 & 265/45 RE-71R
  • 996 GT3 front control arms
  • Girodisc 350mm/325mm rotors
  • Endless RF650 & ME20 pads F & R.
The car handles like a dream, just a bit down on power in the top end.
Well, enough about the boring part, lets talk time.

At TMP, silly me forgot to bring my GoPro, but the PB was a 1:18.42. (This was done without the Girodiscs.)

At Nelson, I was able to best a 1:01.50

At DDT 2 kinks, mustered up a 1:36.65

Will be going to Mosport GP on the 10th, and report back on how she does!
 

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Congrats and nice runs! What other mods do you plan? Looking forward to seeing how you develop the car over time.
I just received my Ohlin Road and Track setup for my 718 S and need to get it installed. Looking forward to seeing how they work with the new tires and wheels coming..
 

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Nice! Where are you mounting your camera?
I bought a skateboard mount with a GoPro attachment and mounted it on the rear bar behind the seats.

Congrats and nice runs! What other mods do you plan? Looking forward to seeing how you develop the car over time.
I just received my Ohlin Road and Track setup for my 718 S and need to get it installed. Looking forward to seeing how they work with the new tires and wheels coming..
Thanks!! So far planning Ohlins R&T and Cobb tune, but only after I reach 1:17 at TMP and 1:35 at DDT.

Please update me when you get the Ohlins installed and have your first impressions. I find even the pasm is too soft for my liking around my tracks. Cheers!
 

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BRZ owner here. I'm practically out of mods to do and I'm at the point between going with forced induction and deciding on a new car - I'm leaning towards the 781 Cayman S! Glad to see you're enjoying your S!

-Mike
FI-ing the BRZ is a very slippery slope. I was very close to that point, but said f*** it and bought something else. However if you do go that route, the BRZ can be a track weapon.
One of my friend who did turbo his, but he had so much problems prior to building the motor. (cooling issues, power cut issues, everything). Now that everything is sorted out, he is doing 1:16.2 around TMP, but at the cost of alot of money lol.
 

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Went back to TMP Cayuga the other day, but it was scorching hot [amb: 33*C (91*F) road: 52*C (126*F)]. Could not reach my previous pb, but definitely was close (1:18.62)

Also tested the car around Mosport GP yesterday with a new alignment. Car can definitely do a low 34 to a high 33 if I wasn't being such a scaredy cat. (1:34.87)

Overall impressions of the car after doing most of the tracks in Ontario, suspension has to be upgraded first thing; what I mean is the spring rate is way to soft and dampers are underdamped even with RE-71R, I can't imagine if I were to use R-comps next.
Next would be adding addition rear downforce if you take your car to GP or Calabogie (pushing it to the limits) often.
Power wise, I would prefer completing everthing stated above and finding the absolute limit of the car first before unlocking more juice to improve the times alittle more.
But like I said, I'll have to complete my first task of reaching 1:17 at TMP and 1:35 at DDT before even thinking of the Ohlins :ROFLMAO:
 

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Have you considered installing a DSC V3 to stiffen up the dampers a little more on the track? I believe you can even load a specific track map.
Stiffening up the dampers are not going to help me much in my situation as the spring rate is too soft to counter the high Gs I am inducing to the car. I am near to actual full compression on some of the turns on GP which is sketchy. Stiffer compression and rebound with soft springs will actually make my car lose more grip actually, especially on the rebound side of thing.
I met a guy who had install the dsc, took me for a drive as well on TMP Cayuga. Car definitely is more compliant on uneven surfaces, but once you load up the car, not much different compared to stock pasm. He said he didn't touch the settings, so I guess it could be better with a loaded run. But for me, I rather take the jump to coilovers
 
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