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Well Guys/ Girls,
Just had my baby on the Track for two days....
First day discovered the brake assist can be a bit annoying as I approach other
Vehicles at full tilt into bends and it switches on ( I know he's braking and I'm not, im in an AMG have you not seen my calipers)!,,,!,,,,!!,,
Second day completely destroyed my tyres !!
In fairness I was flat out both days.
Total of 55 laps over the two days..
In summary great track car considering it's an SUV?
I had tons of curious racers in the pits ,, saying what WTF..?
The car was on the limit of the tyres...but the brakes are simply incredible..
I was braking later and later and no signed of fade..
I'll post more pics as I download,
Please reply with any questions you may have..
Gives you great confidence that this car VERY capable on the road...or track.
 

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How was body roll going through the turns?

Glad to know we have one member here that took their GLA to the track :D
 

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Didn't really notice any body roll as such, purchased the track suspension knowing that I'd be tracking just I'm looking for a set of 19 wheels as 20s are hard to get track tyres for
 

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Ever considered 18s for the track or are the brake kits too big?
 

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Jealousy rears it's ugly head...

Well Guys/ Girls,
Just had my baby on the Track for two days....
First day discovered the brake assist can be a bit annoying as I approach other
Vehicles at full tilt into bends and it switches on ( I know he's braking and I'm not, im in an AMG have you not seen my calipers)!,,,!,,,,!!,,
Second day completely destroyed my tyres !!
In fairness I was flat out both days.
Total of 55 laps over the two days..
In summary great track car considering it's an SUV?
I had tons of curious racers in the pits ,, saying what WTF..?
The car was on the limit of the tyres...but the brakes are simply incredible..
I was braking later and later and no signed of fade..
I'll post more pics as I download,
Please reply with any questions you may have..
Gives you great confidence that this car VERY capable on the road...or track.
I hate you man >:D
 

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Looking forward to more pictures and more stories from the race. (Also interested in hearing what kind of street car class racing you guys have over on the gold coast!)
 

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Must be a splendid time tracking the 45!

There is a way to turn off the brake assist right?
 

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Ok it's poss to turn off the brake assist I spoke to a Mercedes engineer and you can put it in DYNO mode this also turns off ABS! Traction control in fact all safety features maybe looking at doing this next time out...
 

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Other cars on track

Looking forward to more pictures and more stories from the race. (Also interested in hearing what kind of street car class racing you guys have over on the gold coast!)
I was tracking against 8 cars only two were driven there all the rest were Nissan race spec fully kitted
The only car that beat me was a M3 and that was buy .300 second and he was on track tyres..
 

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You'll hate me even more now

I hate you man >:D
I've just fitted the Willall racing 1.5 system so she now pumps out 450 BHP!,,
Yet to test 0-60 but it goes straight of the mark now no pause..
It sounds awesome with a real induction noise and you can here the turbo spool up....pretty impressed so far
 

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19 inch only

Ever considered 18s for the track or are the brake kits too big?
Your right man I need to Get a set of 19 inch asap
Nearly impossible to get 20 inch race tyres and it's just cost me $2000 as I've destroyed the originals ( well from a legal) point of view
So I will use these on the track again so I can compare times with the new engine work and then keep searching for original 19s
Very difficult as other AMG have different size front and back.
Don't want to race on Chinese copies a guy on the track had look a likes and they were starting to fracture!!
 

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I've just fitted the Willall racing 1.5 system so she now pumps out 450 BHP!,,
Yet to test 0-60 but it goes straight of the mark now no pause..
It sounds awesome with a real induction noise and you can here the turbo spool up....pretty impressed so far
Hate you? Now I love you :x I have gotta get me one of those.
 

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I've just fitted the Willall racing 1.5 system so she now pumps out 450 BHP!,,
Yet to test 0-60 but it goes straight of the mark now no pause..
It sounds awesome with a real induction noise and you can here the turbo spool up....pretty impressed so far
had to look up the Willall system, you got 100hp from a intake and a tune??? what gas are you running?
 

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Ok it's poss to turn off the brake assist I spoke to a Mercedes engineer and you can put it in DYNO mode this also turns off ABS! Traction control in fact all safety features maybe looking at doing this next time out...
great looking car and awesome to see it hit the track!

how do you turn off brake assist and put the car into dyno mode? will dyno mode lock it in constant 4wd?

i'm really tempted on the willall 1.5 kit but i'm waiting for Martin to release a map for United E85 before jumping on board.
 

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How's your car going with the willall upgrade? I'm still really tempted to get it and would really appreciate any feedback you've got on their system :)

btw, got your 19's yet? saw this on ebay if you're keen. i think it's the 19's the rest of the world gets standard on the 45
NEW Genuine Mercedes GLA250 19" Alloys Continentals Tyres Suit ALL C63 C E | eBay

also keen to learn how to turn all the assists off if i ever decide to track this car. Thanks!
 
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