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Old 03-16-12, 12:14 PM   #16
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Keep your right foot off the gas, you will be fine.

I actually find this car EASIER to drive than any other RWD V8 LSD Equipped car.
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Old 03-16-12, 12:38 PM   #17
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It's because the engine is too powerful for our cars :P
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Old 03-16-12, 01:49 PM   #18
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Mr. Beans running the same setup as I am. 245/35/19 in front and 285/30/19 in the rears. That change greatly improves dry handling.

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If you go with the conti DW's that is the best size, but M PSS's don't come in the 285 rear... So most people are running 275/30/19's in the rear in this (and other) tires if the 285 size isn't available....

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Maybe your wife better stick to driving it, it is a lot of car to handle
LOL... too funny!

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your psi should be 36 all around, turn off traction control. 1st to 2nd gear will spin. also check your tire wear and your alignment. i hope mps means Michelin Pilot Sport. if those are wearing out get Michelins super sport, its cheaper and better on traction.
agree with all above except the bolded... maybe this was a typo?

I believe the Bridgestone RE11's are availble in the upsized widths (that still work on stock wheels) if you like them so much on your other car!
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Old 03-16-12, 01:54 PM   #19
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Note on upsizing the tires: if you're tracking the car, I would suggest going with the same width front & rear (or something close to the same). The staggered setup does nothing to fix the understeer issues.
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Note on upsizing the tires: if you're tracking the car, I would suggest going with the same width front & rear (or something close to the same). The staggered setup does nothing to fix the understeer issues.
Good point, but I doubt his Girlfried is tracking the car! (It's her DD)
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Maybe your wife better stick to driving it, it is a lot of car to handle
Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! Hahahaha

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Yea man, these tires are the cats meow!
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Old 03-16-12, 02:49 PM   #22
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Good point, but I doubt his Girlfried is tracking the car! (It's her DD)
You guys are funny! If my wife doesn't hit anything while driving, I am thankful. However, I have tried to get her to come out to the track with it, but she's been afraid.

Do many ISF owners track their car? Would love to hear some feedback.

Thanks for the comments on the wider tires. I will give that a shot.

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I can't imagine this car being too much fun to take to the track (with the exception of straight aways) at its limit..


at this point I'm really starting to belive you do not own a F.
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at this point I'm really starting to belive you do not own a F.
I find our F is alot nicer and gives way more feed back than our last m3
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I had a ton of fun at the track. Lobuxracer takes his to the track all the time as well.
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Old 03-16-12, 04:25 PM   #26
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I think you need to stop being a wimp about the traction, getting a little wheel spin every once in a while will keep the doctor away. ABout the car not being fun at the track i don't think you can talk about that seeing you have not had this beast on the track. But to actually help upsize the tires for sure put in the f sport rear sway bar or the sikky sway bars. You could go with some of FIGS parts. You could also put on a front strut tower bar.
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at this point I'm really starting to belive you do not own a F.
Apologize for the comment. Didn't mean to come off as hash as it sounded.

Just checked the treadwear on the ISF and I've got about 4/32" in the front and 3/32" in the rear. Going to try the Michelin Pilot Super Sports and run 36 PSI all around with a refreshed alignment. Hoping this will do the trick.

Here's the wife's car when we picked it up at the dealership. The white Acura TSX in the background was her old car.



Wife with ISF in our first winter with the car.

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Old 03-16-12, 04:33 PM   #28
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like others have said

lower your tire pressure, you have it a bit high
check alignment
mich PS1 are not that great in the wet, The super sports are pretty much superior in every way comapred to the PS1

also im curious as to what you drive? maybe you aren't used to the torque and throttle response to the F yet?
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I think we all know why they are having a problem driving it. -_-
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I had a ton of fun at the track. Lobuxracer takes his to the track all the time as well.
Good to hear! What tires are you guys running? And obviously you guys enjoy tracking the ISF?

Do you have any video to share? Would love to see them.

Here's some track videos I have from last year in my car:



Picture of my car:



I guess I owe it to the ISF to take it out at least once on the track. I'll make sure I share that video with you guys.
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