Haven't been to Speed Element, I'm 100 miles away and don't want to take a day off work, spend 4 hours on the road to get out there. I have been working on weight shift as a performance issue, especially with turn 6 where you need to be on the gas on entry to shift the weight to the back, otherwise, you WILL get loose and fishtail.the tires don't break hard. They give tons of warning. If you are easing over the edge, you'll know it every time before you get in trouble. I could post up half a dozen moments of the tires breaking free and you wouldn't even tell in the video footage. A momentary fraction of a slip (or feels like it), slight lift on gas or less turn-in, car keeps trucking.
In the video, I can't see it now, but I "feel" like I remember the car getting upset by the rumble strip (normally totally fine to nail) and losing traction from the unweighting. The video is telling me otherwise though.... but seriously, the BW berms are nothing like the LS rumble strips. a smidge less consistent. Maybe that's bad memory though. I did take the entry speed too high and fought the car too much to stay on the chosen line. That's root cause for the goof
Now, if you take LS turn 2 at 120, yeah, they'd break free no warning! But I'm super glad to hear your impression is positive over the PS4's. The deal at tirerack is still going, so I bought 4 more just to sit on them even though I have probably 3 months left on this set at least. The deal is too good.
What I really like about LS is all the rumble strips are flat and drivable. you can put your wheels right up to the yellow sausages. The buttonwillow rumble strips are half berms, and the ones that are flat, 50% are oil slick and the other 50% are good to go. When I was watching BW tutorial videos and the guy is saying "you can run this one over, this one will upset the car, don't go more than half over this berm it's steep..." I'm thinking "I have to remember this stuff too now??" But on track, it's amazing how you could feel it. Even a flat but slippery strip, car gets squirmy, I think "welp, don't run over that one anymore..."
Did you ever get out to Speed Element? If I get those springs and swaybars, I was thinking of giving them a try as installers, Id like to know your impression of them, if they pass the smell test, or if it was just a 'get on the dyno and leave' feeling.
On my computer, it doesn;t show as compatible with AMG?This is what I bought, you will notice the fitment STILL shows it's for the GLA45, but it isn't.
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The outside of my tire is my own melted rubber. The center tread of my right front is beveled down to the tread bars.View attachment 27035 I’m thrilled the tires grip better. One less thing for me to worry about on my own setup. Unbelievable improvements in your lap time!
those tires have plenty of tread. I don’t drive near as well as you, but still have 3 track days on my 71R’s and are more worn and are still GTG.
that pic is 9 months daily driving and 3 track days of life.
I’m staring at your tire pic. Did you pick up an extreme amount of track boogers on the inside, or are you wearing the outside faster?