a reply to: keukendeur
I have this friend who has been pumping money into his 1995 Opel Astra station since it rolled from the factory. I once went with him to the
Nürburgring for the Opel fan days. Lots of fun!!!
Baby blue colored or the silver one? These are the two AstraF 1995ish station wagons I can remember that weren't just quick flybys :-P or or seen as
video. I don't know about the Irmscher tuning details but I know the F Model from 1995, friend had the 2/3 door F with some mods (slalom). Smaller
steering wheel, some suspensions mods, stance and trusses on the domes, open air filter and sure some more thing's I did not see or forgot about. No
power steering of course. He had those special rims, I don't know what exactly was so special but I think it was some Opel DTM stuff. They had huge
offset, 5 arm but flat arms with sharp angles.
On what side of the road did he take the Fuchsröhre on the deepest point and did he brake? Did he take the outer or inner side? You remember?
That thing had to drive 5min to warm up the oil but would overtake any RS on the autobahn.
For me in the R33 one round was for warming up the car and checking out the track conditions. That's roughly 20km depends on how you measure. Then all
fluids (engine, transmission, diffs, coolant, oil in the shocks on cold days) and all mechanic parts (engine, transmission, diffs, suspension at
whole). short before the end I would go full boost and see how much traction I get. If I didn't hunt the tires a bit over the track, they won't even
warm up completely.
Then I get off the track to the parking lot at devils diner, readjust the tire pressure, do some adjustments to the ECU, I had different profiles, to
eliminate almost* all wheel spin on full trottle, in a certain gear. Had a button I could press any time to override that restriction and go all
bonkers on overtaking maneuvers.
*almost.. I needed some wheel spin on the rear so the AWD activates and power is sent to the front. I am talking AWD wheel spin
With the button
pressed or the complete profile / all in on the engine activated in general. Uphill power drifts on, for example 295/18"/35 on the rear, were just a
matter of mood
Always kept going on about that "Nordschleife"
It has several names, the ring is both GP+Nordschleife in common context and the real fun, dangerous and longest part is the Nordschleife itself. I
only did some track days in the end, not even pushing to the limit or anything but there are more professional drivers and the flow is often
It's a paradise if the overall weather is good. You know there are local weather zones on the track on many days? You could have fog, rain/clouds,
sunshine complete dry sections all in one round.