As most of you know I went to Level 10 b4 going to the DE course at Palmer Motorsports park last weekend.
A few things post track.
1) got a second tune from Seb at Specialty Z. I did get a new "torque" tune after Pat from Level 10 called Seb. He sent a new base tune to go with the new torque converter and other goodies. But the tune felt flat after 110 MPH
I did a data log on the way to the track in hopes a new tweaked tune would be available b4 my second day. I got the revised tune Monday from Seb, so missed out having it for the track day 2.
2) Received my QuickJack lift from Home Depot and assembled it this afternoon. Rotated X, front to opposite rear, as the track ate up a good bit of my front brand new Pilot Sport 4S's.
I also blew out a ton of brake dust and then went to the car wash to hose off my wheels. I could not believe how many chunks of melted rubber were stuck inside my rims!
3) Uploaded the tweaked map from Seb & reset my air pressure. After inspecting the tires I realize 2 extra PSI in the front is to much. Cold i adjusted to 35 rear and 36 front. (I was running 34 rear and 36.65 front)
4) Took a test ride on my favorite big sweeper road with the rotated tires, new air pressure, and tweaked tune.
Wow what a difference!! I wish I had had that tune at the track. Big difference. Two more log files will finish dialing it in. But I am very happy as is.
This tune maximizes the mods Level 10 made, and gave me room to use 94-95 octane. Once dialed in I'll dyno it.
Observations: my car pulls very hard with a real surge of power at 3K it realky comes on strong beginning at 3K and continues on up till it starts to fall off at 5500.
I quickly hit 100+, and any stab of throttle at, or above 3K, is a reak kick in the butt.
Tires are smooth, quiet, and far out corner my AS 3+'s.
The transmission is a whole different animal. Paddle shifting is a blast with real solid shifts and is faster (under load), but similar to OEM off load, but still a little different.
Also, the ECU relearning from the track time helped a LOT.
What I learned: I was running to much pressure in the front as the center rib was a bit low.
Rotating tires after the track is a must do.
The lift is not light and you really need to place the rubber blocks exactly, so you have to lay on your back. ALSO for our cars you need to order the $88 "Pinch-weld Blocks." The lift comes with 2 sets, std, and tall. No clue why the "Pinch-weld Blocks" are not standard as they are backward compatible.
Also, after driving hard you should re-torque your lug nuts. 4 nuts needed about a 1/4 turn to "click" my torque wrench. Now I understand why at the track they re-torque all your lug nuts b4 they let you out on the track.
2018 AWD Q50 RS, Graphite Shadow, NO DAS, 255/40ZR19, Pilot Sport 4S, Stillen rear Anti-sway Bar on stiffest, AMS HE, Fast Intentions high flo cats, resonated X-pipe & CBE, VS Forged VS02 19"x9" +33 Slate Gray rims (20 lbs), AMS Intake, Z1 LSD, IPL badge, AMS badge, AMS expansion tank, EcuTek remote tune from Seb at Specialty-Z, Z1 HKS BOVs, AP Racing BBK Radi-Cal II calipers & J hook 2 piece rotors, SS lines, DOT 4, Level 10 Torque converter & transmission
Last edited by JohnInNH; 06-13-2019 at 01:35 AM.