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2009 6 speed Manual, cold air intake (filter begins before radiattor, Magnaflow Exaust. Car seems faster than it should be. I am 62 now, a former SCCA National License, raced a BMW. I want to take my accord to a "School" at Road America. Q:Improving understeer. Q: Brake Set Up. I have Carbon Kevlar Pads, upgraded rotors, fronts drilled, slotted, Should I go to a 4piston caliper set up front?

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  • George Thoren May 17, 2011

    Thanks for your response. Once racing is in your blood,you'll never stop dreaming and talking about it. Interesting isn't it, that the older we get, the faster we were back in the day! I caught the virus from my faather. He never had the money to actually build or get a car and all that goes with it. We saw Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren, I can't remember much more. It was a Formula 1 race in Riverside, CA. $$$$$ is always the road block and nowadays, the cars are so fast, so good (Mostly) you gotta have something to cheat like hell and not get caught.Anyway, do you have any specificc suppliers, or Bran you'v used? Suspension drives me up the wall! Thanks for everything and Good Luck in whatever you do.

  • George Thoren May 17, 2011

    Good guy, knowledgeable, right answers,we talked one on one more than about G O F A S T. Knows his stuff, GOD?

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How you are today? your understeer problem, look into sway bars, check you spring set up and tire pressure. your front brakes, thats a matter of how hard you are on the brakes, seeing as how they are most of your stopping power it wouldnt hurt at all to upgrade all parts, maybe some nice stainless lines as well to reduce line flex. make sure you tell your computer what you have done to the motor as well, as i'm sure you know the more air you feed to heart of the beast the more gas it needs not run lean, i see it a lot kids put the go fast goodies and run there motor lean over it and have to replace or rebuild.
I'm so happy to hear that you are the age you are and still racing. SCCA is a great thing to be in, i raced shifter karts and an old bug in the SCCA lone star pro time trials and never got it out of my blood but had to stop because of money. if you have any qustions or there is anything else i can help with please let me know
The best of luck
M.Woodring

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