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MeisterR Coilovers improvement around the Nurburg Ring

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: MeisterR Coilovers improvement around the Nurburg Ring Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The latest episode from the Ring Banana is outů and talk about shocking (Pun intended).
We all know that tyres has one of the biggest influence on the performance of a car, as they are the only thing that touches the ground.

The Ring Banana set the base lap time of 9:21 around the Nurburg Ring, then knock 22 seconds off to 8:59 by changing out the 10 years old tyres to a set of semi-slick tyres.
The goal of getting a sub 9 minutes lap around the Nurburg Ring with the 90 hp Mazda Miata / MX-5 was shattered on the first try.

In an interests to find out how much difference will just the MeisterR coilovers make, they install the coilovers, do the alignment, and put the 10 years old road tyres back on for another go.

We expected maybe a 10 seconds improvement, but nothing prepare us for the 27 seconds improvement that the coilovers provided!
That is a 8.54 lap around the Green Hell with a set of 10 years old road tyres!!!

Shocking performance from the new shocks! [Smile]





Full in car lap video can be found here:

https://youtu.be/UpFi0dfRnUM

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice video.

The 'Ring isn't the best place for benchmarking though!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Surely the more the driver is going around the more he's getting used to the track.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

markstevieandmads wrote:
Surely the more the driver is going around the more he's getting used to the track.


That, and on a TF day you've got traffic affecting your time - hit a bit of traffic at the wrong section of the track and thats several seconds gone instantly. No driver is going to be able to band in perfect laps (well, maybe Sabine Schmitz) one after the other, so there's always going to be a margin of driver error, which is significantly larger than on a smaller track.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Gazza_DJ wrote:
Nice video.

The 'Ring isn't the best place for benchmarking though!


markstevieandmads wrote:
Surely the more the driver is going around the more he's getting used to the track.


The driver Gab knows the track very well and has done hundreds of laps in various cars.
He is the head instructor for RSRNurburg and RSRSpa and is also the driver of the official Nissan GTR RingTaxi.

What is true though is his familiarity with the driven MX5, as I'm sure people know every car drives differently.
All that said it is just a bit of fun to show people what different components can do the the car.
Don't take the figures as exact science, it was just for fun.

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