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Hi guys,

I am planning on taking my GTR to a track (in Bahrain) within 10 days. As this is my first time to track (ever), I wanted to know if there are any suggestions or recommended actions I should take prior to trackday. It is an open track day for anyone who would like to take their car on (no dragging).

I have a 2010 GTR with under 4,000 miles on it. What do I need to do to prepare (engine oil change?, transmission oil change?, filters?). I am not a racer or a really crazy driver, but would like to have some fun out there.

Your feedback is highly appreciated...
 

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with that low of mileage there really isnt much thats needed before the event just makes sure tires are in good shape and you have a firm brake pedal and tight lug nuts ....... at the event i would say the main thing is watch your fluid temps throughout the day and if needed come in for a cool down from time to time before they get too hot.... most importantly keep an eye on the brakes since youve never done it before its gonna be a learning process and your gonna probably tend to use the brakes alot more than needed at first... so just pay attention to the pedal feel and brake fluid..... all just general pointers for on track.... but as far as anything needed to prep the car.. you should be fine as is... now depending on what temps you see at the track there might be some post track services needed....but you again report back and address that once youve had your fun at the track day!
 

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I suggest you bleed your brakes. #1 most important thing. That, and don't let you tires get over about 38 psi Hot. Check them as soon as you get the checker flag for the cool down lap and adjust when you come in.
 

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MC, thank you for the feedback. What you say makes perfect sense to me... Can you elaborate on what temps I should be limiting the car to? As mentioned earlier, this is a daily driver, and I have never tracked before, so what should my limitations be on the temps so that I can go in for a cool down?

And will definitely give my feedback after the event, and wait for your suggestions if anything will be needed at that time...

with that low of mileage there really isnt much thats needed before the event just makes sure tires are in good shape and you have a firm brake pedal and tight lug nuts ....... at the event i would say the main thing is watch your fluid temps throughout the day and if needed come in for a cool down from time to time before they get too hot.... most importantly keep an eye on the brakes since youve never done it before its gonna be a learning process and your gonna probably tend to use the brakes alot more than needed at first... so just pay attention to the pedal feel and brake fluid..... all just general pointers for on track.... but as far as anything needed to prep the car.. you should be fine as is... now depending on what temps you see at the track there might be some post track services needed....but you again report back and address that once youve had your fun at the track day!
 

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Thanks Goodwood. For tire psi adjustment, what if the track doesnt have nitrogen for a top up if needed, would it be ok to use regular air mixed with the existing nitrogen in my tires?

I suggest you bleed your brakes. #1 most important thing. That, and don't let you tires get over about 38 psi Hot. Check them as soon as you get the checker flag for the cool down lap and adjust when you come in.
 

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regular air is fine.....torque your lug nuts and double check your oil level....keep an eye on the fluid temps.....alway remember, it's not a race.....the most important thing is to be safe and be able to drive the car home at the end of the day.....
 
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