Il start with the good... The car was awesome, ran great and handles much better than I thought it did which was already great. I kept way ahead of vettes and lower end 911s all day long... Lets just say I did a fair amount of passing
. Half the day was raining then it dried out and I really showed my car no mercy... At the end of the first session I had to came off the track a little early because my oil temp gauge reached the H
For the second session I took my engine cover and that helped keeps temps lower by two bars on the gauge! Every time I came off the track, popped my hood to cool down the one sikky primary you can see was pink! Great product guys, its deffinatly holding up to the limits of the cars heat range.
Now for the cons of the day; Random technology Race cats in your X pipe is a bad idea if your gonna hit the track hard. On my second to last lap of the day I heard a bang under me (Im on a race track, I didn't hit anything) and instantly the car was choked up. No cel and the engine was very stressed over 3000rpm. I pulled off the track and looked down my mufflers to see two handfuls of matrix cat material that had turned into shrapnel shooting out my mufflers. I drove back to my hotel and babied the car to a muffler shop near the track. Had them brake down the exhaust and the second they had the X-pipe off they knew what happened. One of the cats was completely gone (out the tailpipes) and the rest of the other cat was lodged in the center of the X. Looking into where the cats were, are now empty stainless cat cases, there is nothing left... they are straight pipes. Clearly when tracking our cars the temperature range far exceeds the Random Technology cats operating temperature, at least this model of cat. After wasting an hour trying to get this large piece of metal out of the X pipe it was decided the X pipe must be cut to get it out. So one cut was made to force out the remains of the cat and the pipe was welded back together. $500 RACE CATS, $150 to install, $90 extra night at a hotel, $250 Bill & wasted half a day at a muffler shop removing left overs and one pissed off Random Technology customer... RACE CATS THAT CANT RACE!?!
2 handfuls of this shot out the muffler (1st cat...)
What came out of the X pipe
Another word to the wise, If you have Joe Z Carbon Fiber exhaust tips... take them off
before you go on a race track with your car... After talking to Joe there will now be a: NOT FOR RACING USE disclaimer that goes with the exhaust tips... Joe is already working on a solution for replacing them for me.
Over this Exhaust issue Joe and JE have top notch customer service, phone support and have been willing to do everything to make it right... Random tech on the other hand we will see.
Besides the few downfalls... the trip and track were great, met some good guys and had a good time. Everyone should get out on a track at least once in your F and see what your money really has got you. Amazing car so glad i bought it.